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I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to shopping for new fashion pieces or trendy products, I’m easily influenced — especially if the recommendation comes from a celebrity or just someone with notoriously impeccable test. Last fall I interviewed celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe (who I’ve long been an admirer of), and during our phone conversation, she divulged a few of her all-time favorite products. These items ranged in everything from a beaded necklace and an antiaging serum to a retro pair of Adidas sneakers and a cozy, oversize robe — well, the Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robe ($99), to be more specific.
Zoe couldn’t say enough great things about the robe style in particular, even acknowledging it as being one of her go-to “sleeping essentials,” and noting that her entire family is fitted with their own Barefoot Dreams’ robes (talk about a testimony!). Now, I’m no stranger to Barefoot Dreams — and if you’re someone who (like me) regularly scrolls TikTok or keeps tabs on celebrity-favorite products, then you’re probably all too familiar with the brand, too. The loungewear and apparel label is hailed as having some of the most addictively soft, comfortable, and downright luxurious products on the market. Hailey Bieber has made her love for the brand’s CozyChic Blanket widely known, and Kourtney Kardashian and Brie Larson are also huge fans.
Coziness is at the heart of everything that Barefoot Dreams creates, and since we’re looking ahead into cozy season, I figured now would be the perfect time to finally test out the brand’s bestselling CozyChic Robe for myself to see if it actually lives up to all of the internet hype. Keep reading for my honest review of this viral product and to see why I think it would make the perfect gift for your friend (or really the perfect gift for any woman) in your life.
The obvious answer is that I love how ridiculously cozy and comforting this robe feels while on — it’s genuinely the softest thing in my entire apartment, and oftentimes even feels warmer than some of my larger blankets. The style is made from a plush polyester microfiber material that’s irresistibly cozy and somehow manages to relax my body the moment I put it on; literally any tensions within my body become relieved. But the deeper, much more layered answer, is that I appreciate just how much this robe has managed to elevate my post-shower routine. While the style isn’t strictly reserved for bathroom wear, it has been a great addition to my own evening bathroom regimen, particularly when I step out of the shower. I’ll usually dry off my body with one of my normal cotton towels and then immediately slip into this robe for all of my post-shower tasks — which involves working through my nightly skin-care routine, brushing my hair, applying lotion on my body, and (depending on my breakfast or dinner schedule) brushing my teeth, too. Usually these tasks feel more like chores rather than things to genuinely get excited about. But because of how luxurious this robe feels, it’s almost like my morning and nighttime routines have somehow been elevated into a much more enjoyable experience. The product itself it so decadent, wearing it feels comparable to a spa-like experience — except it’s one that I get to enjoy from the comfort of my home everyday. I was definitely not expecting to fall in love with this robe as much as I did, but now I completely understand why Zoe had seemingly endless compliments for the product.
Because it’s made from a polyester microfiber material, the robe does have pretty specific care instructions. Per the Barefoot Dreams website, it’s recommended that you machine wash the piece cold in a gentle cycle. Once the washing process is done, you can lay it flay to dry, or even tumble dry it on low. If needed, users can steam or cool iron the robe’s fabric, though it’s recommended that the style is never washed with bleach, dryer sheets, or fabric softener. Following these steps will help to preserve the quality of your robe and ensure it doesn’t start to pill too much over time.
Honestly it’s hard to even pinpoint a target audience for this robe because it’s so perfect for everyone. The style has a cozy fit that wraps seamlessly around the body and literally makes you feel like you’re being hugged by a cloud. It’s heavier than most robes that I’ve worn, but not so much so that it feels overbearing — in fact, I think it’d actually be a great investment or gift for someone with anxiety as it almost feels comparable to a weighted blanket (though again, by no means as heavy). The robe’s rich texture is soft to the touch and incredibly luxurious. If you’re someone who’s looking to elevate their at-home bathroom experience — and especially your post-shower routine — this robe will definitely do the trick. Best of all, it has an oversize fit that ensures you’re completely covered, without any room for slips or peeks. When I’ve had friends over for a girl’s night, I’ve felt completely comfortable wearing this plush robe around my apartment because it fits like a dream and is arguably the comfiest thing I own — even comfier than some of my go-to cashmere loungewear pieces, which says a lot.
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