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How Long Should a Bathrobe Be?

How Long Should a Bathrobe Be?

Bathrobes are great for keeping you cozy and feeling relaxed any day of the week. But having a bathrobe that is too short or too long can take away from the overall feel. While bathrobe length can vary depending on personal preference, bathrobes that hit below the knee at the calf tend to be the most comfortable for people. 

We’ve put together a few guidelines when trying to decide which robe length is best for you. 


Here are some common lengths for bathrobes:

Short Robes

Short bathrobes tend to stop before the knees and are designed to be a cover-up over a swimsuit rather than for warmth, comfort, and relaxation. 


Knee-length bathrobes fall just above the knee. While this length can be nice for the summer months, it’s typically too short for the remaining seasons throughout the year. 


Calf-length robes extend to the mid-calf area or below. This length is popular for year-round use.


Full-length robes go beyond the ankles and might even touch the floor. While they provide maximum coverage, they can sometimes get tangled when you walk. 

The ideal robe length ultimately depends on your specific preference and what feels good to you overall. Always make sure to check the sizing chart before making a decision on a robe. 

What’s the Best Bathrobe Length for Lounging? 

The best bathrobe length for lounging is a calf-length robe. This length gives you the perfect balance between comfort and coverage. It’s also easy to wear a calf-length robe anywhere, whether you’re at the spa, vacationing with the in-laws, or lounging around your home on the weekend. 

Are There Different Bathrobe Lengths for Men’s and Women’s Robes? 

No, both men and women can choose any length robe they prefer that feels best. The only considerations for purchasing a robe length should ultimately be your height and weight. Taller individuals might need a larger robe than shorter individuals, which is why it’s important to always check the size chart or a Find My Size tool before making a purchase. 

Benefits of Calf-Length Robes

There are many benefits to wearing a robe that falls between your calf and ankle, including:

  • Provides plenty of coverage while still being comfortable to move around in
  • Feels comfortable to wear any time of day
  • Can be worn year-round
  • Practical for wearing while lounging around the house or during evening routines before bed
  • Has less bulk compared to robes that touch the floor
  • Easy to fold and pack (such as when going on a vacation)

Plush Necessities Robes Size Chart

At Plush Necessities, our robes are designed to fall anywhere between your lower calf and ankle area. Where exactly the robe falls will depend on your height, size of the robe and style of the robe. Our below size chart can help you find the right size (including sleeve length, hips, chest, and a few other simple measurements). 

In addition to the above size chart, we also have a Find My Size tool located on each product page to help you find the perfect fit. 

Luxury Bathrobes From Plush Necessities

Bathrobes are the ultimate gift of luxury and relaxation. We offer the perfect robes for both men and women all year-round. We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all, which is why we offer several sizes to choose from to get you the best fit possible. At Plush Necessities, our robes provide incredible softness and undeniable quality consisting of detailed craftsmanship and durability. 

Find out what sets our robes apart. 

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