Meet The Drobe: A Smart Fashion Purchase For Now & Later

Amanda Randone
·3 min read

Here's a theory: There are two types of people when it comes to how we work from home. There's the type that's up early, teeth brushed, and pants (yes, actual pants!) on before the caffeine hits. Then there's the rest of us... Those who only change out of our comfy pajamas when there's a Zoom meeting on the calendar. Even though we're all about the lazy excellence of a matching sweatsuit, we've found ourselves shifting our fashion focus to another article of minimum-effort attire that'll actually appeal to both sets of WFH-ers.

Introducing the drobe — a name (that we just made up, TBH) for a garment with big potential. It's a robe-type piece that's perfectly suited for the indoors but can double as a dress if and when you need it to. Think Zsa Zsa Gabor levels of glam but Snuggie levels of comfort. But we're not talking about fluffy bathrobes here (although that's one piece of loungewear everyone can get behind). Think more of the flowy type that cascades into the perfect silhouette when fastened at the waist. If your robe's got enough coverage along with a motif that deserves to be appreciated, go ahead and add a pair of chunky mules to the ensemble and call it a dress. You may be concerned about a more secure closure for outdoor wear, but that's nothing a slip, tank, or a little dab of fabric tape can't fix. The look is sleek, simple, and easy-to-wear for clocking in that couch time, joining friends for a cyber cocktail, and then joining them IRL when the time finally comes.

Ahead, we've rounded up a selection of drobes that'll carry you through this period of self-isolation while reserving its spot in your outside outfit rotation too. And if you're not ready to dive right into this daring trend, we've included a few robes that function well as cardigans, coatigans, and oversized tops too. So stay stylish, stay inside, and if you're going to shop, buy something that'll last long after quarantine.

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<br><br><strong>Mango</strong> 100% Linen Kaftan, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.mango.com%2Fus%2Fwomen%2Fjackets-and-overshirts-jackets%2F100-linen-kaftan_87085691.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mango" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mango</a>


Mango 100% Linen Kaftan, $, available at Mango
<br><br><strong>Deiji Studios</strong> The 02 Robe, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.brownsfashion.com%2Fshopping%2Fdeiji-studios-the-02-kimono-robe-15781973" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Browns" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Browns</a>


Deiji Studios The 02 Robe, $, available at Browns
<br><br><strong>Eloquii</strong> Printed Wrap Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eloquii.com%2Fprinted-kimono-wrap-dress%2F1247596.html%3Fdwvar_1247596_colorCode%3D55" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Eloquii" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Eloquii</a>


Eloquii Printed Wrap Dress, $, available at Eloquii
<br><br><strong>Free People</strong> In Bloom Kimono, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zappos.com%2Fa%2Fthe-style-room%2Fp%2Ffree-people-in-bloom-kimono-garden-combo%2Fproduct%2F9504207%2Fcolor%2F267535" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zappos" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Zappos</a>


Free People In Bloom Kimono, $, available at Zappos
<br><br><strong>Anthropologie</strong> Dani Floral Kimono, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.anthropologie.com%2Fshop%2Fdani-floral-kimono%3Fcolor%3D066" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Anthropologie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Anthropologie</a>


Anthropologie Dani Floral Kimono, $, available at Anthropologie
<br><br><strong>Scoop</strong> Maxi Faux Wrap Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FScoop-Women-s-Maxi-Faux-Wrap-Dress%2F985206010" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Walmart" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Walmart</a>


Scoop Maxi Faux Wrap Dress, $, available at Walmart
<br><br><strong>Farm Rio</strong> Shinny Zebra Mini Wrap Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.farmrio.com%2Fcollections%2Fwrap-dresses%2Fproducts%2Fshinny-zebra-mini-wrap-dress" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Farm Rio" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Farm Rio</a>


Farm Rio Shinny Zebra Mini Wrap Dress, $, available at Farm Rio
<br><br><strong>Universal Standard</strong> Nailah Button Down Tunic, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.universalstandard.com%2Fproducts%2Fnailah-button-down-tunic-black" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Universal Standard" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Universal Standard</a>


Universal Standard Nailah Button Down Tunic, $, available at Universal Standard
<br><br><strong>Zara</strong> PATCHWORK WRAP DRESS, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zara.com%2Fus%2Fen%2Fpatchwork-wrap-dress-p02379427.html%3Fv1%3D89128097" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zara" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Zara</a>


Zara PATCHWORK WRAP DRESS, $, available at Zara
<br><br><strong>HouseofAdonis</strong> Cotton Robe Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F964161360%2Flong-wrap-boho-dress-cotton-robe-dress" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>


HouseofAdonis Cotton Robe Dress, $, available at Etsy
<br><br><strong>Alexia Admor</strong> Print Wrap Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstromrack.com%2Fs%2Falexia-admor-short-kimono-sleeve-print-wrap-dress%2Fn3177253%3Fcolor%3DNAVY%2520MULTI" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom Rack" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom Rack</a>


Alexia Admor Print Wrap Dress, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
<br><br><strong>Toast</strong> Himari Floral Cotton Gown, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.toa.st%2Fus%2Fproduct%2Fcdqac-cdpai%2Fhimari%2Bfloral%2Bcotton%2Bgown.htm" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Toast" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Toast</a>


Toast Himari Floral Cotton Gown, $, available at Toast
<br><br><strong>Intimately | Free People</strong> Kadence Robe, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.freepeople.com%2Fshop%2Fkadence-robe%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Free People" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Free People</a>


Intimately | Free People Kadence Robe, $, available at Free People
<br><br><strong>Norma Kamali</strong> Tiger-Print Jersey Robe, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.matchesfashion.com%2Fproducts%2FNorma-Kamali-Tiger-print-jersey-robe-1398360" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:MatchesFashion" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">MatchesFashion</a>


Norma Kamali Tiger-Print Jersey Robe, $, available at MatchesFashion
<br><br><strong>Eloquii</strong> Satin Duster with Fringe Detail, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eloquii.com%2Fsatin-duster-with-fringe-detail%2F1278044.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Eloquii" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Eloquii</a>


Eloquii Satin Duster with Fringe Detail, $, available at Eloquii
<br><br><strong>Plum Pretty Sugar</strong> Floral Print Short Robe, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fplum-pretty-sugar-floral-print-short-robe%2F5904084" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Plum Pretty Sugar Floral Print Short Robe, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Kim + Ono</strong> Crepe Robe, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/2X1OM3n" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


Kim + Ono Crepe Robe, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>Zero + Maria Cornejo</strong> Tasmeen Wrap Coat, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2F11honore.com%2Fproducts%2Ftasmeen-wrap-coat" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:11 Honore" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">11 Honore</a>


Zero + Maria Cornejo Tasmeen Wrap Coat, $, available at 11 Honore
<br><br><strong>Storets</strong> Sam Floral Dress Robe, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.storets.com%2Fproducts%2Fsw184xd025" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Storets" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Storets</a>


Storets Sam Floral Dress Robe, $, available at Storets
<br><br><strong>Lavish Alice Plus</strong> Satin Balloon Sleeve Wrap Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.asos.com%2Fus%2Flavish-alice-plus%2Flavish-alice-plus-satin-balloon-sleeve-wrap-dress-in-mono-polka-dot%2Fprd%2F14412605" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ASOS</a>


Lavish Alice Plus Satin Balloon Sleeve Wrap Dress, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>FINEJO</strong> Long Robe With Pockets, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/2xDESu8" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


FINEJO Long Robe With Pockets, $, available at Amazon

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