LADIES, it’s about time you took your loungewear as seriously as your clothes. Sure, no one sees it but you, your kids, your significant other and probably your judgy AF dog (I see you side-eyeing me over there, Murphy), but that doesn’t mean what you wear around the house is any less important than what you wear in the public world. After all, just like you NEED comfortable shoes for running errands, you deserve to be at peak comfort while you manage all the things moms manage at home everyday (like, I don’t know, cooking and cleaning for every member of the house) whether you’re living life at home for weeks on end or dealing with life as usual.
The goal? The best robes should feel *good*, hold up against all the childcare and chores, wash easily (!) and make you feel like a goddamn angel. The key to achieving all these things is a) a comfy fabric and b) the perfect amount of said fabric, so it’s cozy and cuddly without being overwhelming. We’ve found some of the best robes that definitely hit the mark and are easy on the eyes— there are even hoods and pockets (genius). Prepare for *comfort content*, straight ahead!
Best Robe for Chasing Little Mongrels
If your idea of luxury is more luxury-I-can-actually-get-stuff-done-in than anything else, this robe was custom made for you, mama. It’s a lightweight cotton wonder that’s super soft and thin enough that you can run around in it and chase your children as they threaten to use those markers all over your walls with full mobility — and even better, it’s available in a whole bunch of colors, so you can be comfy and still be fashun. There are pockets, too, so you can keep snacks on you at all times like the mother magician you are and you won’t even have to trek to the kitchen mid-meltdown. We’re all about empowering you for success, after all. They also do cozy nursing pajamas and maternity wear, as well.
Best Robe for Feeling Feminine
First, let us say that you are gorgeous just as you are. But if you crave feeling a little frilly now and again, a plush pink number (or cream, or lilac, etc) might be just the ticket. (The brand name, Just Love, is pretty spot-on, no?) Because, no judgement, sometimes being covered in crumbs and sweat and unbrushed hair on your face doesn’t make us feel our best. And with nearly 2,000 reviews with an average rating of 4 1/2 stars, you know this baby is high quality and reliable, just. like. you. It also hits just above the knee, so you won’t feel overwhelmed by too much fabric, but, never fear, if you prefer a full-length lewk, it’s also available in a longer version. What’s not to love (see what we did there)?
Best Robe for Pampered Perfection
This snuggly piece of paradise serves two purposes: First, a great robe to buy yourself (because yes, you deserve it, we all deserve it). But it’s also the *perfect* gift to buy a new mama, or tired mama, or any mama for that matter, because as soon as she slips it on, she’ll feel pampered AF. Barefoot Dreams is known for its blankets, but this is, basically, a wearable version of that very blanket (which has a cult following, by the by, and with good reason). And this one happens to come in a male version, too, so if that husband-jealousy-thing does strike, you have your next father’s day gift on lock. Sure, it’s a bit of an investment, but it will pay for itself in spades, and then some. Trust.
Best Robe for Vacay Vibes
If you’re anythig like us, the idea of a robe, in general, is very hotel-vacation-kids-free-getaway-centric. But here’s a little secret from the experts: It doesn’t have to be reserved for when you’re away from home. Bundle up all that relaxation and bring it home thanks to a white herringbone robe that feels like you’re going to the spa, even if the idea of even a simple manicure is entirely farfetched at this moment in time. It’s easy to clean (always a win), so if your kids’ pasta sauce “somehow” ends up all over it, there’s no need to panic (hotels often choose white, but you don’t have to), and you won’t even have to navigate size charts to order one because it’s one-size-fits-most. Less thinking, more cozy-ing, yup.
Best Robe for Cold Blooded Mamas
Nothing pairs perfectly with a cold night more than flannel — nose to toes, we can’t get enough of it. And just because you probably won’t leave the house in your robe (though we support you entirely if you decide to, because no one at the corner store gives a shit what you show up in, truthfully), that’s no reason to forgo fleece in favor of a lesser fabric when it’s chilly outside. Hell, pull this softness on over your flannel PJs, and you’ve got yourself a three-piece outfit that even the best hibernators would envy. From Christmas morning to that bleek March day to even cool morning in-between, this is one robe that will never let you down. Now you just have to choose which color plaid best suits you.
Best Robe for When a Belt Feels Like… Too Much
On the one hand, robes are fantastically easy to wear, thanks to an arm-arm-belt-done dressing routine. But on the other hand, sometimes the whole “tie the belt” part of that equation is just too gosh darn much to ask of a tired woman. Enter the nightgown/robe mashup of your dreams. It zips up the front, meaning you can wear it like a moo moo or an open caftan, whichever feels right to you in the moment, and you won’t have to think about how to make two ends of a piece of fabric come together to hold your waist line in. And speaking of, without that whole waist-cinching element, this bad boy is very, very forgiving. Did we mention it’s forgiving? Plus, there are pockets to rest those weary hands, and a standing collar to keep you cozy right up to your hairline.
Best Shortie Robe
Whether your goal is to show a little extra skin — it’s called rekindling the flame, helloooo — or if you’re just looking for a robe that will not make you hyperventilate when it’s 90-freaking-degrees outside, a lightweight shortie robe is, we’d argue, a closet staple that no woman should be without. It’s easy to toss on over a nightie (or nothing at all), and can be as cute or as practical as you make it. And at only $25 (and in many great colors), it comes without a side of guilt, because what mother in the history of mothers needs more of that?!
Best Robe for Overall Coze Factor
The queen of all queen-worthy robes is a full-length, hooded, ultra-soft and just-warm-enough-without-causing-the-sweats masterpiece. Made from yummy fleece and featuring both an inner and outer tie so you won’t accidentally flash anyone, it’s worth every penny of the $60 price tag, and can be used post-shower (because raise your hand if you don’t have time to get dressed after a shower with littles running around) or pre-bed, or from post-shower to pre-bed. Your husband will probably be jealous and, sorry, too bad, so sad for him, because you deserve a little bit of plush in your life. And look at this thing — really, izza vibe, right? And so many good colors to choose from.
And since it’s always a good time to refresh your lewks (for the home or the outside world), check out more mom fashion by your favorite Scary Mamas.