Bathrobes can fulfill both functional and fashionable needs, as they come in a variety of styles and materials. A terrycloth or fleece robe can be worn to keep you dry and warm, while satin and silk robes create slinkier, sexier looks. And a cotton robe is always a great choice for simple, comfortable loungewear. No matter whether you’re looking for something to wear while you're relaxing around the home or a tempting item under which you'll model your prettiest lingerie, there is a robe out there just for you.
A terrycloth robe makes for a great just-got-out-of-the-shower look. The material is fairly absorbent and super-soft. You won’t want to get dressed. Lands’ End’s Women’s Regular Calf Length Turkish Terry Robe is luxuriously comfortable. Available in regular, petite and plus sizes, this robe can be tailored to any woman’s frame. It can also be monogrammed, if that suits your fancy. Shorter and more playful, the Ruffle Terry Robe by Juicy Couture is another approach to terrycloth material. Both the bottom and sleeve hems have a flutter that gives the robe a feminine flair. And the pink color (Spring Fling) of the robe is undeniably girly.
Fleece is less towel-like than terrycloth, making it more of a lounge robe. Whether you wear it in the morning while you’re eating breakfast or on a day off from work, a fleece robe will keep you warm and comfortable while you relax. The Short Love Fleece Robe from Victoria’s Secret falls just above the knee. It has soft velour cuffs on its sleeves and neckline. A longer take on the fleece robe is available from the Alexander Del Rossa line. This robe has a hood, which optimizes warmth, as well as a hemline that hits at the calf.
Slightly more indulgent is a satin robe. This variety is not meant to get wet but simply to be worn around the house, usually with very little under it. The slinky material is designed to entice. The Satin and Lace ¾ Sleeve Robe by Cosabella is available in both a subtle Ivory and a striking Shell Pink. Lace ruffles adorn the hem of the robe, at both the neckline and sleeves. This is a shorter robe, falling above the knee, which enhances the flirtatious feeling created by the lace. Longer than the Cosabella robe is an Asian-inspired one by Jones New York. It has a pink floral print that sits against a navy blue backdrop. The neckline is hot pink. The robe falls to almost floor-length. Another satin robe comes from Giraffe at Home. It has a soft, faux fur lining for added luxury during the colder months of the year. This robe provides the comfort of a fleece or terrycloth robe without sacrificing the satin appeal.
There are few things sexier than a silk robe, the lushest of all the materials. La Fee Verte makes a black silk robe that cuts at mid-thigh, revealing just enough to whet the appetite. Paired with your choice of lingerie (a matching set is available on Shopbop.com), your man will find this you simply irresistible in and out of this robe. The Aviana Silk Robe by Julianna Rae is another item that is undeniably alluring. At the sleeve hem, the robe has a lace trim. This robe falls around the calves, keeping everything covered until the moment is just right.
While it may not have the seductive touch of silk or satin, cotton is a fabric people can depend on for coziness. Gap’s Dolman Robe comes in a beautiful Lilac Stone and hits just above the knee. Now on sale for $34.99, this piece of comfort clothing is a must-buy. Eberjey makes a jersey cotton robe of a similar length. However, the style of its Pebble Beach Robe is quite different from Gap’s Doman Robe. It has an intricate open weave neckline and slimmer sleeves than the dolman-style ones on the Gap robe. The Eberjey Pebble Beach Robe comes in a subtle ivory that can be worn with pretty much anything. Lauren Intimates makes another cotton robe that is as wearable as it is adorable. Available in a variety of striped patterns, this robe is quintessentially Ralph Lauren. And if the look is not convincing enough, the robe has the company’s monogram on its left breast. Additionally, this robe has a hood, allowing for extra coverage if desired.