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How to Choose the Right Bathrobe

The bathrobe is everyone’s best friend. It warms us up as we rise from bed, comforts us when we need it, and keeps us cosy when it’s cold. The bathrobe is the only wardrobe staple that makes everyday living and bathing more pleasurable. Here’s how to buy or gift someone the perfect match.


Luxury bathrobes like the hotel style dressing gown you find in every 5-star hotel provide a pampering experience. Smooth and plush, these high-quality bathrobes are designed for maximum absorbency, style and longevity. They also need to feel beautifully soft against the skin. 100% cotton is considered the best material for luxury bathrobes, especially when teamed with a terry towelling inner for extra absorbency. A heavier gsm (fabric weight) than the standard 200-400gsm also gives a robe a more luxurious feel.

A hotel quality dressing gown is a luxurious and indulgent gift that shows you care

Why 100% cotton?

Cotton is a popular choice for bathrobes. Warm, breathable and highly durable, it is the go-to material for hotel buyers when purchasing a luxury hotel dressing gown. While synthetic bathrobes such as polyester can feel cosy, they don’t offer the same insulation and warmth.   

Knit type

A robe’s knit type affects its softness, durability, absorbency and, of course, its looks. The best type of weave for a luxury spa robe or luxury towelling robe include:

Cotton velour: A high-quality textile crafted from cotton fibres woven to create a plush, velvety surface on one side of the fabric. It combines the natural qualities of cotton, such as breathability and absorbency, with the velvety softness of the velour texture for a luxurious feel.

Waffle: Waffle knit, which takes its name from the breakfast treat, has a distinctive square-like pattern. Composed of 100% cotton, this lightweight knit is soft to the touch, absorbent and fast-drying. Blending style with comfort, luxury waffle robes are a staple of spas and in creating at-home spa vibes.  

Luxury waffle robes make the perfect wellness gift

Terry Cloth: Terry cloth is super absorbent making it a top choice for bathrobes. Luxury towelling bathrobes often have an absorbent terry towelling inner on the inside and a velour outer to achieve a perfect blend of comfort, style and function.

A children’s hotel velour robe is perfect for toddlers and teens

Robe size & length

Bathrobes vary in size, typically ranging from x-small to x-large. They also vary in length. As a luxury hotel dressing gown is designed to keep you warm and snug after a bath or shower, they tend to be longer and larger than a luxury spa robe, which is perfect for recreating a spa-like experience at home.

Robe features

Hoods: A hotel style dressing gown with a hood offers extra cosiness, while helping to dry wet hair. Our super-soft hooded bath robe is ideal for that ‘just got out’ of the bath or shower moment or for snuggling up in after a long day at work.

Pockets: Pockets help you keep everyday essentials, such as your phone or lip salve, with you at all times. They also keep your hands warm and cosy on colder days.

Personalisation: You’re never too young, old or furry for a Tielle personalised robe. Perfect for all the family, including the dog, luxury personalised bathrobes make everyone feel like a VIP. Whether you’re buying for a spa-lover, in which case a personalised waffle dressing gown is ideal, or someone that loves to loaf, a personalised luxury robe will help them feel special every day of the year.

You’re never too young, old or furry to enjoy luxury bathrobes