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Please help me find a boring (but nice) towelling dressing gown!

(48 Posts)
GinBunny Sun 27-Dec-15 21:35:32

I just want a towelling dressing gown, so I can get out the bath and put it on and feel all cosy while I get dry. I do not want a fleecy one. I've had one of those and it feels all wrong when it gets wet, like being wrapped in soggy cotton wool.
I've googled and most of the search results are not towelling at all. I don't want white (they get grubby quickly). I don't want a unisex or one-size-fits-all-one. Or to pay luxury spa money. And I'm not an old lady either so if it could be somehow less than dowdy that would be a bonus. My last one was lilac and had a Little Miss character on it (I'm not 4 either, it was from La Senza), but that was bought many years ago and is tatty beyond use now.
I'm not well today and suddenly it feels really important to find one that I can snuggle up into. Please help!

RaisingSteam Sun 27-Dec-15 21:52:53

I resorted to getting a unisex one from Ikea and shortening the sleeves/raising the belt on my sewing machine (about a 10 minute job). Do you know anyone who sews? If I was looking again I'd start with Dunelm they have a great choice of colours.

RaisingSteam Sun 27-Dec-15 21:55:12


GinBunny Sun 27-Dec-15 22:01:18

I'm no good with sewing, wish I was but have never gotten the hang of it. I'm also particularly short hence not wanting a unisex one.
I do love the birds of paradise one, that's gorgeous. But from what I have seen from extensive googling "supersoft" towelling does tend to mean fleecy. It's hard to see from the picture. I might message them. Thank you.

Wigeon Sun 27-Dec-15 22:04:05

That is exactly what I've been looking for too!

Thank you Raising - I don't have a Dunelm Mill in my town, so I never think of them for this kind of thing.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sun 27-Dec-15 22:15:11

I even looking for exactly this too - it needs to be long, cosy and towelling. So far I've found two possibles and have just ordered the House of Fraser one: as it looked like such a bargain:



Wilding Sun 27-Dec-15 22:15:33

Maybe try the White Company? I have a lovely towelling robe from there.

Abzs Sun 27-Dec-15 22:20:43

Second vote for White Company.

RaisingSteam Sun 27-Dec-15 22:24:37

I just checked the fabric is 100% cotton and not microfibre/polyester. I am totally with you on this.

SwedishEdith Sun 27-Dec-15 22:25:52

Second Dunelm. And found some on Amazon that are 100% cotton here

Cannot understand why anyone would want a polyester fleecy bathrobe.

CMOTDibbler Sun 27-Dec-15 22:25:55

Loads of them new on ebay

RaisingSteam Sun 27-Dec-15 22:27:54


Quite often you find them made by the same manufacturers as towels like Christy.

PurpleWithaMysteryBun Sun 27-Dec-15 22:34:50

I caved about 18months ago and bought one from Cath kidston. I would recommend it, if they still make them.

LagoDiComo Sun 27-Dec-15 22:57:21

I got this one, which is proper towelling and a flattering fit. I find some of them, including Dunelm ones, are very bulky and oversized

CointreauVersial Mon 28-Dec-15 00:12:15

Was just about to start this very thread! It's my birthday soon, and my current bathrobe is about 20 years old and threadbare. I also need 100% cotton, none of this clammy fleece rubbish.

I did see some lovely stripy Christy ones in HoF but I'm liking the two recommended by TheGirlOnTheLanding.

FindingNormal Mon 28-Dec-15 00:51:33

I've got the bits of paradise one in raisibg's link. Happy to confirm its all towelling and completely lovely. Mine came in s gorgeous box too if packaging sways you!

FindingNormal Mon 28-Dec-15 00:52:27

Sorry breastfeeding my 7mo so typing one handed but you catch my drift no?

cathyandclaire Mon 28-Dec-15 10:16:14

My lovely DDs got me a White Company one for Christmas. It's grey towelling but vair, vair soft like fleece and doesn't go weird and claggy when wet. I may never take it off again grin

GinBunny Mon 28-Dec-15 13:20:29

Thank you all! I loved the Christy ones but out of stock in my size. Finding - it's a done deal!

ouryve Mon 28-Dec-15 13:21:58

I saw some lovely ones in the bathroom section of John Lewis today for about £20

BumWad Mon 28-Dec-15 13:22:56

I have this one by Pip studio

BumWad Mon 28-Dec-15 13:23:50

Just seen it half price on Amara website they only have large in stock. It's luxurious but towelling. I like the print too

trixymalixy Mon 28-Dec-15 13:25:16

This has made my mind up what I want to spend my vouchers on. Im hoping I can find the house of Fraser one I store as it's exactly what I'm looking for. Has to be towelling, I can't stand the fleecy bathrobes.

BagelSuffragette Mon 28-Dec-15 13:33:28

Bloody marvellous! I've been wanting a new one for ages, hate the idea if those fleece ones, what's the point when you need something that absorbs water?

I used to have a White Company one, but found it went very "thready" pretty quickly. Still wore it for ages but it didn't look very good.

I've just ordered the John Lewis one! Thanks very much. flowers

Wigeon Mon 28-Dec-15 14:07:41

Dunelm Mill fluffy 100% Egyptian cotton robe in silver ordered - thank you OP for starting the thread!

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