The humble dressing gown: never has it been so appreciated, with the new normal of WFH elevating it to an at-home essential.
Whether you like to wear yours to enjoy your breakfast in comfort before getting ready for the day, slip into for the evening for that Netflix marathon, or lounge around in 24/7, the best dressing gowns should be cosy, chic and stylish.
There’s also a design to suit every taste; stay snug in a soft-on-skin fleecy number; slink around in a silk or satin robe; create a home spa vibe with a cotton waffled number; or brighten up your loungewear in a pretty print.
Whatever your preference, we’ve covered it in our roundup of the best dressing gowns for lockdown lounging below…
The best dressing gowns
1. Vlazom Waffle Bathrobe
Ooze elegance with a classic-chic navy dressing gown with white piping.
Create an at-home spa feel with this cotton-blend waffle robe that features a waist sash and long sleeves.
Sitting just below the knees, the length is perfect to take your through morning, noon and night.
Price: £20.96, Amazon – buy here now
2. Ladies 100% Cotton Towelling Bath Robe
Sometimes, you just can’t beat a classic towelling robe for comfort as well as practicality – they’re the perfect post-shower wrap-up.
This Amazon bestseller is crafted with 100% cotton fabric and is a lovely morning or evening extra snug layer.
We love the white but if you’re a fake tan fanatic you may prefer to opt for the hot-pink or purple option.
Price: £24.99, Amazon – buy here now
3. Soho Farmhouse Robe
There’s nothing like your dressing gown feeling like a snug hug, but at the same time elevating your loungewear game. Thankfully, Soho Home has nailed the combo with its Soho Farmhouse robe.
Made by Italian textiles company Frette, it ticks the box for design-led elegance but will also work as a comfy go-to for everything from sofa-surfing to at-home brunching.
Price: £85, Soho Home – buy here now
4. Scenario Cotton Kimono-Style Bathrobe
Thinking about going grey? This dove-hued dressing gown from La Redoute is a stylish – and affordable – option.
Crafted with 100% cotton, the terrycloth is cosy but not too bulky for summer. The length is just right (not too long, not too short) and it’s got two handy little pockets at the front.
As if that wasn’t enough, it’s also easy to clean, and you can pop it in the tumble dryer. Bonus.
Price: £24.50, La Redoute – buy here now
5. The White Company Hooded Velour Robe
How pretty is this dusky pink dressing gown? And, not only does it look good, it’s got an ultra-soft towelling inner so you can jump straight into it after a shower.
Luxurious inside and out, the pure cotton velour robe has a cosy hood and handy pockets too.
It comes in a nice slim fit so you don’t look swamped and still feel elegant.
Price: £70, The White Company – buy here now
6. Satin Floral Wrap Short Dressing Gown
Channel some flower power with this pretty, printed satin dressing gown from M&S.
Not only is it super-chic for loungewear, it’s pretty enough for that early-morning conference call if you’ve pressed snooze one too many times.
The length is perfect and the three-quarter-length sleeves add cover but won’t get in the way.
Price: £25, M&S – buy here now
7. H&M Waffled Dressing Gown
If you’re on a tight budget but don’t want to compromise on style, H&M has got you covered.
We love this chic waffle-weave dressing gown, which comes in five on-trend colours, including this light khaki green, as well as dark grey, dusky pink, light mole and old rose. The only challenge? Choosing one.
Price: £24.99, H&M – buy here now
8. John Lewis & Partners Shawl Collar Waffle Fleece Robe
Get in on this waffle-y goodness crafted with a luxuriously soft thermal fleece for those cool mornings.
The waffle texture creates a cosy feeling throughout the fabric, and the smart shawl collar and pockets will add elegance to your loungewear.
Price: £35, John Lewis – buy here now
9. Rosie Silk & Lace Long Dressing Gown
We can’t guarantee that this dressing gown will make you look like Rosie HW but it will certainly up your loungewear game.
The long black silk is sumptuous and luxurious, and will make you feel elegant and chic even when you don’t get dressed all day.
The three-quarter-length sleeves and lace trim also give a lovely vintage appeal.
Price: £125, M&S – buy here now
10. V by Very Kimono Robe Striped Print
Slip into something a little more slinky with this sexy, striped satin dressing gown.
The pink and white colourway is very Victoria’s Secret-worthy and the wide kimono sleeves are elegant and comfortable.
If you want to look alluring while you’re lounging, this should do the trick.
Price: £22, Very – buy here now