The best men’s dressing gowns 2018: stay warm and cozy in style

A great selection of dressing gowns for lazing around in the morning or for slipping on after a shower

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A dressing gown has two purposes. One: it’s used to cover you up during that brief interim between getting out the shower and getting dressed for the day. Two: it’s the ultimate lazing around item for days when you can’t be bothered to get off the sofa.

There are some things to consider when buying a dressing gown, material being the most important. In the British winter, people can extend their hot showers to near on half an hour, just because they dread getting out into a cold bathroom – students, especially, will comprende. 

When there’s a warm, thick, fluffy dressing gown enticing you out from the back of the bathroom door, there’s more reason to lure yourself away from the hot water, and that’s certainly a good reason to get one. 

In the summer, room temp is a little warmer, so a lightweight cotton dressing gown will probably do. Cotton dressing gowns are easy to bang in the washing machine if you’ve monged just a little too hard in one, and if you purchase a cotton towelling dressing gown, it’ll wick away any left over moisture you may have missed when you towel dried after your shower. 

Our list features a range of the best men’s dressing gowns; from luxury towel dressing gowns from big designer brands to soft, lightweight ones perfect for setting up camp on the sofa to binge watch the latest Netflix fad. 

1. Emporio Armani Hooded Towelling Gown

A luxurious dressing gown made with designer finesse

Specifications
Best for: Luxury
Colour: Burgundy
Sizes: S,M,L,XL
Material: Cotton
Reasons to buy
+Thick and warm+Long length for complete cover
Reasons to avoid
-It’s got a designer price-tag 

If you’re looking for luxury, this thick towelling dressing gown from designer brand Emporio Armani has you covered. Long length and featuring a large hood, it’s a great one for keeping warm after a shower or for chilling out in on a lazy Sunday. 

With its maroon colouring and branding down the sleeve, it’s stylish and masculine, making it a great all-rounder for the dark and dingy British winter - the reason why it’s claimed our number one spot. 

2. Polo Ralph Lauren Mens Towelling Kimono Robe

A sophisticated dressing gown from designer, Ralph Lauren

Specifications
Best for: Sophistication
Colour: Blue
Sizes: S-M,L-XL
Material: Cotton
Reasons to buy
+Long length+Two handy pockets
Reasons to avoid
-No hood 

If you fancy a towelling dressing gown after checking out our first pick, try this one for an alternative. It’s a calming blue colour, rather than a warming burgundy, and it’s length and style also make it a good one for mooching around the house in on the weekend. 

Thanks to the luxury towelling cotton, Ralph Lauren express it’s the perfect choice for slipping on after a soak. While this dressing gown lacks a hood, it’s got the bonus of two large pockets, handy for hoarding snacks in. 

3. Hugo Boss Lightweight Robe

A lightweight choice for the warmer months

Specifications
Best for: Warmer weather
Colour: Black and white
Sizes: S,M,L,XL,2XL
Material: Cotton
Reasons to buy
+Good to slip on over pjs+Lightweight material
Reasons to avoid
-Not as cosy as the others 

Whether you’re someone whose body temperature seems to run a couple of degrees higher than others or you’re looking for a dressing gown to chill out in over the summer, this lightweight robe from designer brand Hugo Boss could be just the thing.  

Black with white detail along the seams, it’s masculine, while the choice of cotton material, according to reviewers, makes it very comfortable to wear. 

4. J by Jasper Conran - White dressing gown

A thick and fluffy dressing gown, reminiscent of spa wear

Specifications
Best for: Thickness
Colour: White
Sizes: S,M,L
Material: Cotton
Reasons to buy
+Heavy weight+Features a hood and pockets
Reasons to avoid
-Don’t spill anything down it 

This thick and fluffy dressing gown from Jasper Conran could be the perfect item for a lazy weekend. It’s made from 100% woven cotton, which gives it that luxurious feel and features a hood so you can completely cocoon yourself when you want to forget that the outside world exists. 

Due to the pristine white colouring of this dressing gown, we wouldn’t recommend it to those who have a habit of missing their mouth when drinking their morning coffee. Good news is it’s washing machine and tumble dryer proof so you can quickly get it clean. 

5. Calvin Klein Ultimate Dressing Gown

A casual dressing gown for slinging over pjs

Specifications
Best for: Relaxed fit
Colour: Grey and white
Sizes: M,L
Material: Cotton, Polyester
Reasons to buy
+Soft touch+Relaxed fit
Reasons to avoid
-Shorter than others 

If you’re all about the casual look, this soft-touch dressing gown from Calvin Klein could be the perfect choice. It’s shorter than the others on the list, so it’s perfect for slipping on over pyjamas and should be good for taking the chill off on a dingy morning without making you overheat. Embracing the Calvin Klein minimalist approach, it’s a stylish grey with a contract interior lining.

6. RJR.John Rocha grey checked fleece dressing gown

A fleece dressing gown that’s lightweight and warm

Specifications
Best for: Warmth
Colour: Grey checks
Sizes: S,M,L,XL
Material: Polyester
Reasons to buy
+Warm without being heavy+Wear by itself or over pjs
Reasons to avoid
-No hood 

This John Rocha dressing gown has been designed for the winter months, with its soft fleecy composition making it the best dressing gown for keeping you warm once you’ve crawled out of your bed. 

Lightweight enough to slip on over pyjamas or to wear on its own, it’s certainly a great choice and at the RRP, you can’t knock it, especially for a designer label. Reviewers love the colouring of it and can certainly vouch for its softness, so it’s definitely one to consider. 

7. M&S COLLECTION Pure Cotton Velour Luxury Dressing Gown

A non-designer but high quality alternative to our first pick

Specifications
Best for: Comfort
Colour: Burgundy
Sizes: S,M,L,XL, XXL
Material: Cotton
Reasons to buy
+Thick and warm+Great value
Reasons to avoid
-Size comes up quite large 

If you like the colouring of our first pick but can’t quite justify the price tag, this thick dressing gown from M&S could be a great compromise. It’s made from 100% cotton, so it’ll still have that luxury feel, you just won’t get points for the designer branding. 

According to reviewers, it’s not particularly fluffy but it’s soft to touch, which means it should be comfortable when wearing on a winter’s morning. Bear in mind that it comes up quite large when ordering.