It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question! When bride-to-be Tara wrote to us with this question, it was like asking what is the most unique thing I’ve ever seen on Amazon, or the best cup of coffee I’ve ever had. I mean, there are HUNDREDS of bridal party robes out there, yet she wants the best bridesmaid robes on Etsy. You know what we say? Challenge accepted! She writes,
I am getting married this spring and I want bridesmaid robes for my girls. Do you know where to get the best ones? I searched on Etsy and I’m coming up with so many options and I don’t know what to look for. HELP!
So, we got to work. And since we drink wayyy too much coffee and eat, sleep & breathe handmade weddings over here, this kind of stuff is our jam. We worked hard on this list and made some serious cuts to bring the total down to twelve best robes. These 12 Etsy shops are your best bets for buying bridesmaid robes online. And before we get to the list, we’ll also tell you why bridesmaid robes are such a trend right now (hence why you’re seeing such an influx of them on Etsy and in The Marketplace). We love ’em!
Best Bridesmaid Robes on Etsy
Before we reveal the list of getting-ready robes, let’s answer the question that is on everyone’s minds:
What’s all the fuss about bridesmaid robes anyway?!
I know. Bridesmaid robes are EVERYWHERE these days, but that doesn’t mean it’s a trend going away anytime soon.
This whole bridesmaid robe-wearing idea started when brides wanted photographers to capture the entire day, beginning with getting ready and ending with this. You know — the cups of coffee, donut “rings”, champagne toasts and crying over this “letters to the bride” book… all that stuff that adds to the memory of the day.
And then someone — probably a brilliant robe designer — figured out, HEY! Maybe Jen isn’t particularly crazy about being photographed in her oversized tee-shirt or hoodie with a coffee stain on the sleeve.
Bridesmaid robes make a really great addition to the morning of the wedding and here’s why:
Why Bridesmaid Robes are Popular
1. They’re flattering & ultra-comfortable.
A robe is comfortable to wear while getting ready, sipping coffee, and also looks flattering in photos.
2. They prevent hair and makeup from getting messed up.
A tie-waist means you won’t be pulling a shirt over your head after your chignon is perfectly in place and your eyeliner is winged at its finest; no smudges here! Just remove the tie waist and slip into your dress. Done.
3. Robes make an awesome (+ functional!) gift.
Who doesn’t love a relaxing robe to wear around the house, or after taking a shower, or while getting ready for a night out?! And a bridesmaid robe is one gift they can actually start using right away!
What Factors Make the BEST Bridesmaid Robes
Not all robes are created equally. There are dozens of robes on the market, but not all are made with the highest quality. For our compilation, we’ve selected these Etsy bridesmaid robes based on the following:
I am obsessed with quality. No one — and I repeat, NO ONE — wants to wear a robe that is itchy, or too short, or very thin / see-through. Quality is a biggie here.
Some of the best bridesmaid robes on Etsy are more affordable, while others cost significantly more. Many brides search for cheap bridesmaid robes and pick the lowest price in an attempt save money. However, that’s not necessarily going to give you the quality your bridesmaids will want. And if you’re going to spend money on bridesmaid gifts anyway, you may as well buy something they will really love and wear again. Right?
For this list, we varied up the prices; some of the bridesmaid robes listed are more affordable while others are more expensive. It really depends largely on the type of material used, the length, and the amount of time it takes for the maker to create the bridesmaid robes.
For photos, bridesmaids want something that hits mid-thigh to knee. Some even want something mid-calf. No one wants a robe that cuts at their behind, so we skipped the ones that were too short and cheap looking. Bridesmaids really want to be comfortable and most people don’t feel comfortable (um, me!) waltzing around with a group of people, posing for photos and wearing next to nothing. :)
Uniqueness & differing styles was a big deal when deciding upon the best bridesmaid robes. While floral bridesmaid robes are in right now, not everyone is crazy about floral prints, just as not everyone wants a monogram. To each their own! We’ve mixed and matched a bunch of different looks to make everyone happy.
REVIEWS! Reviews are a big deal when we’re making a best-of list. For these best bridesmaid robes on Etsy, we had to check out what past brides said about the robes…and we took their comments into consideration.
OK – let’s get to it! We present… the best bridesmaid robes on Etsy! Enjoy! :) P.S. These are listed in no particular order; we honestly whole-heartedly adore #1 just as much as we do #8, and so on.
Etsy Bridesmaid Robes: Top 10 List
1. These bridesmaid robes with patterned hem and belt
OK – I have one of these bridesmaid robes by EllaWinston. AND… let me tell you… it is sumptuous, ultra-soft, comfortable, flattering… the whole nine yards.
2. These mix-and-match bridesmaid robes
One thing that really struck me while researching the best bridesmaid robes on Etsy is how many robes are available in only one color, or two fabric options, or you can’t really mix-and-match without it costing extra.
But these robes from Modern Kimono Robes are different. They are made with beautiful fabrics, have knee or calf-length options, and Kate lovingly hand-sews each one. Plus, Kate encourages you to mix and match by choosing your own fabrics for each robe. We love that!
And if you prefer a coordinated look, go for it!
3. These beautiful floral bridesmaid robes
The pretty pattern on these robes really caught my eye! The quality looks amazing and I really love the rose print they used for it. By OhSugarStudio.
I also spotted this design in their shop, too!
4. These luxurious satin bridesmaids robes
These robes are made of soft satin and we love the knee-length! There are many font choices for the embroidered on these robes, as well as thread colors. You can really customize these robes to coordinate with your wedding palette. By BridalPartyRobeShop.
5. These lace hem bridesmaid robes
I really love these bridesmaid robes made of satin material with a floral lace hem and sleeve. So pretty! By LeRoseGifts.
6. These pretty floral print cotton robes
I love these beautiful brightly colored bridesmaid robes at Walkin On Air! These are one of the best bridesmaid robes on Etsy that offer a very affordable price point (without sacrificing quality).
They even offer kid sizes for your flower girl to get in on the fun!
7. These super-soft bridesmaid robes with lace hem
These are one of the best bridesmaid robes on Etsy with a lace hem and embroidery; check out the option of a monogram or your bridesmaids’ names written out on each one! So sweet. By BridalMonograms.
8. These terry cloth bridesmaid robes
These knee-length terry cloth robes are beautiful for the bride and bridesmaids; we love the rhinestones on the back with ‘Bride’, ‘Bridesmaid’, or ‘Maid of Honor’. By ArenLace.
9. These robes with bridesmaids names on the back
I love these robes: your bridesmaids have their names on the back and the bride has her new last name. So sweet! By Modparty.
10. These monogram waffle-knit bridesmaid robes
For fall and winter, a heavier waffle knit is sometimes preferred as a warmer option. It’s also just another preference to have if satin or jersey aren’t your cup of tea. These monogrammed waffle knit robes are by JoyfulTidingsBridal.
11. These patterned bridesmaid robes
I love the unique cut and length of these bridesmaid robes from Piyama.
12. These Parisian lace bridesmaid robes
These are the best bridesmaid robes on Etsy with a true Parisian look and feel. ChezBlanc uses true French lace to give these satin robes an authentic Parisian style.
These are all so lovely! You really can’t go wrong. And if you need more bridesmaid gift ideas, check out our gift guide.
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