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Robe Etiquette: When and How to Wear Your Robe

Robes are a symbol of comfort and self care. But wearing a robe involves consideration you don't have to think about with other garments. Can you wear your robe around guests? What makes a good bathrobe? And what about hotel robes?

We have answers to these questions—and more. But first, let's talk about how to choose the perfect robe for you.

Choosing the Right Robe

From plush robes you might find at a spa to practical terry robes, you have a lot of options. Here is what to keep in mind when picking your Plush Necessities robe.


Terry Cloth Robes

Terry cloth robes—also known as bath robes— are absorbent and soft, making them ideal for post-shower coziness, lazy weekend mornings or even getting out of the pool. Our pure bliss and organic cotton terry cloth robes are both great options if you want to step up your shower routine.

Terry Cloth Robes

Hooded Robes

Take your terry robe to the next level with a hooded robe. The hood allows you to dry your hair while the robe dries your body. Who needs a towel?

Hooded Robes

Plush Robes

Our plush robes are made of superfine microfiber and reminiscent of hotel robes. They're perfect for lounging, especially in cooler weather. Just put on your plush robe and get cozy on the couch with a good book or your favorite movie.

Plush Robes

Luxe Robes

With French terry inside and soft microfiber outside, our luxe robes evoke the feeling of being at your favorite spa. They're perfect for using when you step out of the shower or if you need some extra warmth while relaxing.

Luxe Robes


Once you've found your dream robe, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Robe Etiquette: When to Wear Your Robe

Wearing robes isn't a science, but there is etiquette involved. Here are some situations that you might reach for your robe, and a few that require you wear a robe with little extra forethought.

Morning Routine

A terry cloth or cotton robe is perfect when you first wake up. Put it on while having your morning coffee, reading the newspaper, or getting ready for the day and start your day with comfort, style and practicality.

Post-Shower Comfort

After a refreshing shower, put on your terry cloth robe for a touch of spa-like luxury. It'll help absorb any extra water from your skin, prevent lotion from getting onto your clothes while it soaks in, and keep you warm.

Casual Lounging

Wearing a robe is a great way to be extra cozy while relaxing around the house. Whether you're catching up on your favorite book, watching a movie, or simply unwinding, putting on a robe strikes the right balance between comfort and style.


Robe etiquette really comes into play when guests are around. If you have overnight guests, make sure you are dressed appropriately while going about your morning or post-shower routine. Typically, this means wearing your pajamas or clothes underneath, not just your underwear. In addition, make sure your robe is fastened securely to avoid a wardrobe malfunction.

Travel Companion

When traveling, a lightweight robe is a great way to bring a bit of the comforts of home with you. You'll love relaxing in your hotel room wearing your robe, but we don't recommend wearing it down to the hotel lobby. In fact, wearing a robe outside of your hotel room at all is considered poor etiquette. Another hotel faux pas is taking the hotel robe. Most hotels will charge your card for the cost of the robe, since it's considered theft.

Bedtime Ritual

As the day winds down, transition into your bedtime routine with comfortable cotton or terry cloth bath robe. This is especially practical if you shower at night, and wearing a robe while you do your nighttime skincare routine helps avoid getting any water or product on your pajamas.

Additional Tips for Robe Care

  • Wash your robes regularly to keep them fresh and clean. This is good hygiene and preserves the longevity of the fabric. If you wear your robe daily, we recommend washing it once a week with mild detergent. For less frequent wear, you can wash once or twice a month.
  • Monogramming or embroidery is a great way to add personalization. Adding your monogram elevates the look and creates a sense of ownership and exclusivity. And if you travel with your robe often, it'll be easier to reclaim it if you happen to forget it in a hotel room.
  • For the best fit, skip one-size-fits-all robes. Plush Necessities robes are available in sizes from XXS to 3XL, and in children's sizes. This ensures your robe is as comfortable as possible. 

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