Simple Joys – A Dressing Gown

Under the tree last Christmas was a thick and soft parcel. You are never too old, in my opinion, to give presents a good squeeze before opening, to try and work out what might be hiding inside. The parcel was from my lovely mother, and inside was a new dressing gown. I’d mentioned a few months previously that mine had been in need of repair, and she kindly remembered, and treated me to a thick, fluffy, ankle length robe in a glorious shade of creamy white.

Wearing it made me realise quite how wonderful dressing gowns are. An oversized blanket to wrap around yourself first thing in the morning, a soft cuddle to warm you out when you get out of the shower, and a swathe of comfort before bed. I prefer them on the larger side, and long enough to swish around my ankles like a cape, making me feel far more regal than I look as I stroll downstairs in the mornings. I start each morning in the same way, I extract myself from under my cosy duvet, bracing myself for the January chill, only to be quickly rescued by the warmth of my dressing gown. I make tea and sit down for a few minutes to drink it before starting my day, all the while staying cosy as though draped in the softest of blankets. One of the simplest of joys, but one that I love!



A few fluffy favourites:



  • I’ve never owned a dressing gown before, though at home I do have a designated indoor oversized jacket 😛 But during December I did browse a lot of shops online for dressing gowns! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • I love dressing gowns so much, they are definitely a staple for me everyday even in the summer time I love to wear one. Sophie x

  • I got a new dressing gown for Christmas too and it is SO cosy xxx
    Sophie Cliff

  • It is so true that dressing gowns are just the best thing ever! My flat is always SO cold so I basically live in mine every day!

    Lynnsay x

  • I had a £50 Debenhams voucher just before Christmas last year, and I used it to splurge on a fuzzy grey dressing gown, and it’s still one of my favourite purchases of the last few years. It’s like donning a large hug every time I put it on.

  • I can’t not ever have a dressing gown as part of my Winter wardrobe. I bought mine at the start of Autumn last year from Next and it’s so cosy! Dressing gowns are essential this Winter!

    Kayleigh |

  • I LOVE dressing gowns and I’m so happy that I managed to treat myself to the cute cat one from gabbie’s primark range last year! It’s legit soooo comfy!

  • I also love dressing gowns, I have two very fluffy grey ones that I love. I would wear a dressing gown all day everyday if I could 🙂

    Rachael xx.

  • So I asked my grandma for a robe probably 8 years ago. She got me one that was a floor length cozy one that sat in the back of my closet until Christmas this year when I was staying with my parents and I found it. Why did I not love this before? Cozy robes are amazing and wonderful! It has now taken up residence in my closet at home, where it is taken out regularly to keep me warm and cuddled!

  • Cat

    Dressing gowns are one of my favourite things, they are just so snug! <3 xx

  • meg

    Love a good dressing gown, me! It’s like a nice warm hug!

    Meg | Elmpetra

  • I borrow my boyfriend’s as it’s so soft and fluffy (that and the fact he has two so I don’t feel bad!) I love getting up at the weekend and popping one on to have a cuppa before getting dressed, it seems like a luxury!! 🙂 x
    Holly ∣ Closingwinter

  • I think I need to get myself a dressing gown asap, what am I doing with my life haha!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • Dressing gowns are definitely under-rated! Its like who doesn’t like being warm!? xx

  • I love wearing my dressing gown around my house – so cosy! x