Best dressing gowns 2021: how to style and where to buy

These are the chicest robes you’ll want to add to your Christmas list (and wear every day)

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Add a hint of luxury to your sleepwear collection with robes so chic, you’ll struggle to put on real clothes for the foreseeable. 

The humble dressing gown is not given enough credit. Cold? Put a fleecy dressing gown on. Need an outfit to do your hair and make up in? Put your waffle gown on. Want to make your sleepwear collection feel more fancy? Add a silky robe. 

The moral of the story is that robes are one of the few items a lot of us wear each and every day. Along with luxe pyjamas and chic loungewear, the dressing gown is an item to invest in and we’ve found the ones you’ll no doubt want to gift, or be gifted this Christmas. 

Whether you opt for luxury prints in silky soft fabrics from the likes of Olivia Von Halle, Yolke and Liberty London, thick cosy styles from Tekla and Kai Collective or you want the hotel-feel from new lifestyle label Bulan, we’ve found a style to suit everyone. 

The best part is, some of these gowns are so fabulous they can even be dressed up with heels (as seen my celebrity stylist Melissa, above) and worn outside of the house, too. Some of the kimono styles can also be worn over a roll neck jumper with jeans and chunky boots for a fail-safe winter outfit. 

From morning until evening, summer through to winter, these are the robes you’ll shop now and love for a lifetime – all hail the dressing gown.

THE BEST DRESSING GOWNS

  • Kai Collective Gaia robe

    Best dressing gowns 2021: how to style and where to buy
    Kai Collective Gaia robe

    If you’re looking for a winter warmer that also packs a punch, then look no further than Kai Collective’s Gaia number. The hood along with the longer length will make it feel like you’re still wrapped in your warm duvet. 

    Shop Kai Collective Gaia robe, £175

  • The White Company cashmere robe

    Best dressing gowns 2021: how to style and where to buy
    The White Company cashmere robe

    Everyone loves the luxe feel of a cashmere knit and a robe has the same effect. This classic short style is available in timeless grey or beige and will be as cosy as your favourite jumper. 

    Shop The White Company cashmere robe, £259

  • Felix and Isabelle Tana Lawn cotton robe

    Best dressing gowns 2021: how to style and where to buy
    Felix and Isabelle Tana Lawn cotton robe

    Liberty London is the destination for dreamy printed pieces. Need proof? Take a look at this gorgeous paisley style designed and printed in the London studio. 

    Shop Felix and Isabelle Tana Lawn cotton robe at Liberty London, £180

  • Bulan hydro cotton robe

    Best dressing gowns 2021: how to style and where to buy
    Bulan hydro cotton robe

    New lifestyle brand Bulan is a go-to for premium silk eye masks, dreamy candles and spa-quality robes. Instantly transporting you to the feeling of being on a relaxing spa day, you can also use their personalisation service to add initials. 

    Shop hydro cotton hooded robe at Bulan, £90

  • Tekla hooded robe

    Best dressing gowns 2021: how to style and where to buy
    Tekla hooded robe

    Sometimes you just want to get cosy on the sofa and the hooded bathrobe from Tekla is the perfect option. Made from 100% organic cotton, the unisex style is available in 13 different colours.

    Shop Tekla hooded robe, from £169

  • Wallace Cotton waffle gown

    Best dressing gowns 2021: how to style and where to buy
    Wallace Cotton waffle gown

    Aside from room service and not having to make the bed in the morning, a waffle robe is at the top of the love list when it comes to a hotel stay. Get the feel of a night away all year round with this classic white style.

    Shop Wallace Cotton Clooney waffle robe at Wolf & Badger, £55

  • Bluebella Marcella kimono

    Best dressing gowns 2021: how to style and where to buy
    Bluebella Marcella kimono

    If you want a style that’ll still show off you luxe pyjamas or lingerie underneath, this sheer maxi style is the one for you. It also comes in white and you can also get it in both colours in a shorter length. 

    Shop Bluebella Marcella kimono, £32

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