If trying out the best loungewear and different dressing gowns was an Olympic sport, we have no doubt that we would be heading home with a gold medal. As far as we are concerned, a dressing gown should be a vital part of everyone's wardrobe. There is no better feeling than slipping on a warm, fluffy robe when you're fresh out of the shower.
Not only are they warm, but they are versatile, too. Just got out of the bath? Dressing gown. Just got out of bed? Dressing gown. Just got home from work? You guessed it...dressing gown. They are one of those things that help to add a little bit of luxury to everyday life, much like our guides to the best silk pillowcases and the best weighted blankets.
We've rounded up our top picks below, from white waffle dressing gowns to slinky satin numbers, from the likes of White Company to Soho Home, with affordable options from Very and H&M. If you're looking for something to pair with your snuggly new robe, don't forget to read our round-up of the best slippers.
Here at Maire Claire UK, we take our sleep very seriously. Much like a dressing gown, we believe in investing in the right products to help get our eight hours a night. That's why we've taken it upon ourselves to share the best mattresses for a comfortable night's slumber. If your new mattress makes it hard to wake up in the morning, a sunrise alarm clock may be what you need. Now, without further ado, it's time to check out our favourite robes on the market...
The best dressing gowns to shop now:
Best waffle dressing gown: If you want to feel like you're at a hotel, a waffle dressing gown is the way to go. This luxury option from SKIN is crafted from breathable organic cotton that feels incredibly soft against the skin.
Best satin dressing gown: This luxurious satin dressing gown from H&M is an affordable alternative to silk. With black piping, a tie belt at the waist and slits in the sides of the hem it's a sophisticated robe that comes in four colourways, but we love the deep green shade.
Best fleece dressing gown: If you're looking for the most snuggly option, this John Lewis robe is for you. It is crafted from thermal hi pile fleece, which is luxuriously soft and fluffy. It comes with a cosy hood, long sleeves and front pockets, as well as a self-tie belt.
Best Kimono-style dressing gown: This elegant dressing gown is a great lightweight option, with kimono-style flared sleeves and a belt at the centre offering a functional throw-on style. Crafted from organic cotton, it offers a relaxed fit.
Best cashmere dressing gown: If you are really wanting to treat yourself, you can't go wrong with a cashmere robe. The White Company's dressing gown also comes in a slightly shorter length, with a matching tie and deep pockets.
Best affordable dressing gown: Want a good quality dressing gown without a hefty price tag? Very is the place to go. This robe is made from ultra-soft material, with a relaxed fit.
Best duvet dressing gown: Made from pure cotton, this robe has a padded duvet like shape that will make you feel like you never got out of bed. Bliss!
Best luxury dressing gown: It doesn't get more luxurious than a robe from Soho Home. This one is crafted from 100% recycled polyester with an embroidered Soho House logo on the chest.
Best striped dressing gown: You can't get more classic than a striped dressing gown, and this bright blue shade is a twist on a timeless style. It also comes in white and black if you prefer a monochromatic look.
Best linen dressing gown: A perfect option for the summer months, this surprisingly affordable robe is made from an incredibly soft washed linen and comes in five colours to suit any style.
Best terry dressing gown: Made from a mix of organic and recycled cotton, Net-A-Porter describes this robe as "kind to the planet and soft on the skin."
Best silk dressing gown: This deeply luxurious silk robe is made with premium 19-momme silk. It's the perfect piece to slip over your favourite sleek nightgown.
Best printed dressing gown: The perfect lightweight layer to throw on top of your PJs, this linen dressing gown will add a touch of playful elegance to your loungewear look.
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Grace Lindsay is currently Junior Beauty Editor at Who What Wear UK and previously was Marie Claire UK's E-Commerce Writer. With over three years of experience in the fashion and beauty industry, she covers everything from the best make-up and skincare deals to how to shop the stand out trends of the season. When she's not typing away at her laptop, Grace can be found shopping her favourite vintage markets IRL, or catching up on her never-ending list of books to read.
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