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The past few months have gotten us all a little too accustomed to wearing pajamas all day. But summer is here and it’s time to shed our favorite sweats or yoga pants for something lighter, brighter, and prettier—even if we’re just taking calls from our kitchen island. One easy way to upgrade our home look and channel old-world glamour is by slipping into a buttery soft silk robe. The timeless staple “oozes luxury, but in the most relaxed way,” says Kate Kishbaugh co-founder of silk sleepwear brand Nileta.
“Sure fleece is great, but nothing says ‘self care’ quite like draping yourself in a few yards of silk.” And these elegant or flirty numbers aren’t just reserved for intimate rendezvous or getting ready for a night out. With lingerie dressing trending on the runways it’s perfectly acceptable, and frankly very chic, to throw on a silk robe over jeans and a tank for an outfit with flair.
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Whether you’re in the market for something light-weight and sensual to relax in or a bold something that plays double duty as a statement duster, we rounded up the prettiest and most elegant silk robes out there.
Helena Quinn Silk Charmeuse Long Silk Robe: Black Rose Print
Countess celebrities turn to Helena Quinn silk robes for their at-home glam. The brand’s selection includes a mix of gorgeous prints and seductive neutrals. Another reason to love them: their eco-friendly offerings are hand-produced and 100 percent recyclable. However, if you see a style you like—act fast. These don’t stay in stock for very long.
To buy: $215, helenaquinn.com
MENG Floral Print Robe
To buy: $1140, net-a-porter.com
Nileta Robe in Bone
Nileta’s elegant robe is inspired by the throw-and-go kaftan. But we love the attention to detail that went into this modern design, including front pockets (easily tote around your smartphone); a detached belt (which according to the site works as a “gorgeous headscarf”); and washable silk (no dry cleaning necessary!). For those getting married, the bone color, in particular, says most-put-together-bride-in-town.
To buy: $285, nileta.com
Morgan Lane Langley Robe in Petal Stripe
If you prefer stripes over florals go for the Langley robe in delicate petal and cream stripes. The graphic pattern gives us Italian vacation vibes and is an instant boost of sunshine.
To buy: $378, morgan-lane.com
Olivia Von Halle Mimi Phaedra Silk Satin Robe
As if the striking lilac leaf print against a dark moody backdrop wasn’t statement-making enough, this gorgeous Japanese kimono style robe also features a bold contrasting ivory trim. You’ll feel dressed up even while folding laundry.
To buy: $475, neimanmarcus.com
Ralph & Russo Pink Tie-Dye Silk Satin Kimono Top
Technically this dreamy soft pink kimono debuted on the Ralph & Rucco Spring/Summer 2020 runway and is intended to be worn in the outside world. But why let the fun stop there? We say also slip into it when you want to feel like a bohemian goddess at home.
To buy: $1950, ralphandrusso.com
Morpho + Luna X Kinloch Milano Bianca Mirage-print Silk Robe
The dazzling and delicate floral print on this dusty-pink robe was created by Italian accessories label Kinloch Milano and is inspired by the history and romance of Northern Italy. It’ll add a smile on your face even while you’re flipping pancakes for your kids.
To buy: $802, matchesfashion.com
La Perla Exotique Pink Long Silk Belted Robe
Boudoir dressing at its best. Channel Old Hollywood screen sirens in this curve-hugging robe that features a slim-fit and waist-defining belt. We imagine this glamorous number will also make you say things like “Darling, fetch me my cocktail.”
To buy: $905, laperla.com
Kiki De Montparnasse
When the humidity and temperature start rising you’ll want to slip into something easy and fuss-free that will still make you feel like a million bucks. This simple yet sophisticated ivory robe, with its elbow-length sleeves, is your answer.
To buy: $425, shopbop.com
Carine Gilson Chantilly Lace-Trimmed Robe
For the woman who wants it all, this seducing cobalt blue robe features exaggerated kimono sleeves and is trimmed with Chantilly lace making it even more luxe and alluring.
To buy: $2665, net-a-porter.com
Lunya Washable Silk Robe
Lunya really thought of everything when creating their chic silk robe. For those who run hot, the thermo-regulating sleek number maintains a comfy body temperature; for the moms, there’s an interior tie for added security; and for those of us who never manage to make it to the dry cleaners, the robe is machine washable. Now all you have to do is pick what you’re watching tonight.
To buy: $248, lunya.co
La Perla Topaz Yellow Silk Short Robe
Perfect for minimalists who shy away from prints and patterns, this elegant robe is simple and chic. Yet the lush jewel tone makes it far from basic.
To buy: $423, laperla.com