The best women's dressing gowns - as chosen by Mumsnetters
04 September 2019
Dressing gowns are the epitome of relaxation and comfort. In fact, they’re so snuggly that - winters (and, you know, day-to-day life) really can’t be managed without one. That’s why it always pays to spend a little extra time shopping around for the perfect one. To help you in your quest we’ve compiled a list of the best women’s dressing gowns - as chosen by Mumsnet users.
The White Company Unisex Navy Robe, £80
For a luxurious yet cosy option, Mumsnet users like this hooded hydro cotton style from The White Company. It’s long enough to keep your entire body toasty and the handy hood is perfect for wrapping your hair in after you’ve stepped out of the shower. It feels soft to the touch, is beautifully lightweight and still holds up even after repeated washing. Since The White Company prides itself on creating high-end products at mid-range prices, you know you’ll be investing in quality.
“I have a 100% cotton dressing gown in navy from The White Company and it is fab. Soft, cosy and lovely.”Buy now from The White Company
John Lewis Waffle Dressing Gown, £42
If you’re searching for a crisp white number, take a look at this calf-length waffle design from John Lewis. Thanks to its classic spa style, which isn’t overly chunky, you won’t have to worry about feeling all hot and bothered as you move around the house. Made from pure cotton, this dressing gown features long sleeves, two patch pockets and a traditional shawl collar – a failsafe for every season.
“I have a John Lewis spa robe, which is 100% cotton and warmer than I thought it would be so comes in handy in the cooler months."Buy now from John Lewis
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Toast Dressing Gowns, from £110
Get ready to leave the stresses of the day behind as you wrap yourself in one of Toast’s luxurious patterned dressing gowns. With styles and prints to suit all tastes, you can still look chic while lounging around the house. Whether you opt for linen, silk or cotton fabric, you’ll be impressed with the quality and durability of these Toast dressing gowns.
“Toast do seriously lovely ones – they are a little pricey but they usually have good sales on and they last forever. I can't recommend them enough.”Buy now from Toast
Cyberjammies Belle Red Robe, £25
This tartan ankle-length robe by Cyberjammies is ideal if you’re looking for a dressing gown with a bit more colour. Sometimes plain ones don’t do enough to brighten your mood in the morning, so why not be bold and opt for this lovely punky print? Checks are always on trend – but they're super in at the moment, if you like to stay fashionable and comfortable at the same time.
“I've just bought a lovely brushed cotton one from Cyberjammies, which was £26. It's bright pink and red tartan, not too thick but surprisingly warm and cosy. I love it.”Buy now from Amazon
The Reach London Bathrobes, from £45
Another favourite among users are these two bathrobes from The Reach London. Pick either white or navy and enjoy the soft feel of Turkish cotton hugging your body as you glide out of the tub and into the warmth. Made from top-grade terry cotton, these bathrobes strike the right balance between absorbance and comfort so it won’t matter if you’re still a bit damp. The Reach London ethically produce their robes via a family-owned factory in Turkey, so the quality is exceptional and their manufacturing standards are extremely high.
“I bought one from a company called The Reach London, which I highly recommend. They're only £45 and are made from Turkish cotton so are lovely and cosy. I’ve also found them to be better quality than a lot of the expensive dressing gowns out there.”Buy now from The Reach
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Oysho Dressing Gowns & Robes, from £40
With Oysho, you’re truly spoilt for choice. The brand itself caters to women who love fashion so expect to find everything from gorgeous floral robes to thick, fluffy designs. If you’re a bride-to-be looking for something special to get ready in, take a look at their pretty satin options. Stylish, fun, luxurious and affordable in equal measure, you’re bound to fall in love with at least one – let the lusting begin.
“Try Oysho. They sell inexpensive but lovely designs. I buy a lot of nightwear from them.”Buy now from Oysho
Boux Avenue Women's Robes, from £15
Much more than sexy lingerie, Boux Avenue also sell a dreamy collection of robes and dressing gowns that Mumsnetters love. Whether you plan on curling up with a book, getting ready for a night out or snuggling up to your other half, you can be certain that any of these designs will make you look and feel good. Did we mention that some are also on sale? Starting at just £15, feel free to satisfy your curiosity and your monthly budget with a guilt-free browse.
“Check out Boux Avenue – I have a pale blue dressing gown with white stars from there and I love it.”Buy now from Boux Avenue
Unisex Waffle Cotton Bathrobe, from £20
Stay nice and cool in this cotton waffle bathrobe from Amazon. It’s made from a spa quality weave and features two front pockets, long sleeves and it hits just below the knee. The lightweight fabric and relaxed fit ensure comfort and airflow no matter the weather. There are six colours to choose between – from statement red and pink to neutral grey and navy.
“Get a waffle one, they're perfect for this weather.”
“I feel like if you have a waffle dressing gown, you have your life together!”Buy now from Amazon
Calvin Klein Women's Dressing Gown, from £75
These grey women's dressing gowns are a good example of the stylish simplicity you come to think of when you encounter the Calvin Klein name. Designed for sporty types, this style is made from luxurious quilted cotton fabric, features a shawl collar and has CK branding to the rear. If you’re after a breathable yet trendy dressing gown, this easygoing creation could be a great fit for you.
“Oh I have a lovely Calvin Klein one. It's at least 10 years old – I’m dreading wearing it out.”Buy now from Amazon
Aiboria Women’s Kimono Satin Dressing Gown, from £10
It’s not always about being toasty. If you’re dreaming about throwing on something light, soft and floral then take a look at these fashionable satin kimono robes. Costing just £9.99 from Amazon, they’re a lovely, affordable option and (every now and then) make a nice change from baggy T-shirts and your oldest PJ bottoms. At such great value, there’s not much stopping you from stocking up on all of the five different colours and dishing them out as gifts.
“Silk kimono robes over silk nightdresses are perfect for summer baths in the evenings.”
“I have an amazing dressing gown that is silky on the outside and really soft on the inside.”Buy now from Amazon
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