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The Best Women’s House Coat

Last updated on June 2, 2022

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Our Picks For The Top Women's House Coats

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Key Takeaway
 Top Pick

Ekouaer Lightweight Zipper Front Women’s House Coat

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Ekouaer

Lightweight Zipper Front Women's House Coat

With its pretty lace trim, two large pockets and full-length zipper, this versatile short-sleeved house coat is roomy, cute and comfortable enough to wear around the house all day long. It even feels good enough to sleep in.

Overall Take

Lacy Edging and Pockets!This house coat is at an affordable price and comes in more than a dozen colors and patterns, too; order a few, and you’ll be all set!

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Ekouaer Side Pockets Zipper Front Women’s House Coat

Ekouaer

Side Pockets Zipper Front Women's House Coat

Made from a 95% polyester and 5% spandex blend, this supremely soft short-sleeved housedress comes in solid colors and great patterns featuring leaves, flowers and even pineapples. It zips all the way up the front and is the perfect length.

Overall Take

Updated Style; Cool PatternsWhy look like a fuddy-duddy when wearing a housedress; this is one of the most stylish-looking ones out there!

 Strong Contender

Ekouaer Cotton Snap Front Women’s House Coat

Ekouaer

Cotton Snap Front Women's House Coat

Ekouaer’s comfortable women’s housedress has a familiar, traditional style, easy button/snap enclosure and is made from 100% cotton to keep you cool and feeling great when temperatures are warmer.

Overall Take

Made from 100% CottonDrop your cell phone in one of the large front pockets and kick back and relax; you deserve it!

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AmeriMark Embroidered Snap Front Women’s House Coat

AmeriMark

Embroidered Snap Front Women's House Coat

Here’s a lovely 100% polyester wrinkle-free ladies’ housecoat with five buttons in the front, a modest neckline, striped seersucker fabric and a placket at the neckline that features pretty embroidered butterflies.

Overall Take

Pretty Detailing Up TopThe breezy material will keep you nice and comfortable, and you’ll have all the room you need to move around with ease.

Buying Guide

Call them what you will: housecoats, dressing robes, house dresses or patio dresses. These are all similar garments that people wear in and around the house. They differ from bathrobes, but you can use them the same way.

Put one on after getting out of the shower (after drying off) and remove it when you need to get dressed. You generally wear a housecoat for more extended amounts of time; you might remember seeing your mother with hers on while she was making breakfast. This multi-purpose clothing is excellent for everything from wearing while putting on makeup to having coffee to working from home; you can wear them over your PJs or as casual wear.

Housecoats aren’t usually made with absorbent materials (terrycloth, for example) like robes but are still used interchangeably. They usually stay on better because they have front zippers or buttons instead of sashes or belts. House dresses are also designed to fit loosely and can have short sleeves, long sleeves or be sleeveless. Look for ones with big pockets; these are great for stashing things like cell phones.

Spring and summer housecoats are made from lighter materials like cotton and polyester, but keep in mind that the former will wrinkle more than the latter. You’ll want to have other ones made from warmer materials to wear when it’s colder. Housecoats usually hit at the knee or a bit lower and can have various kinds of necklines. The more traditional styles are one color or standard patterns like stripes, but you can find modern ones that have bolder ones.

What to Look For

  • Tie wraps are fine for bathrobes, but they usually don’t stay tight for long; buttons and zippers are best for housecoats.
  • Housecoats usually don’t have hoods, but bathrobes do have them, and you can put them up to help dry your hair.
  • Longer-length housecoats with long sleeves are best for chilly weather; fleece is incredibly cozy. However, longer-length housecoats can be harder to walk in and easier to trip over.
  • Most housecoats are machine washable, but always read the label before laundering.
  • You may need to air-dry cotton housecoats, as the material is more prone to shrinking and wrinkling.
  • If you aren’t wearing clothing under your housecoat, you should be sure to wash it more often.
  • Pretty housecoats make great bridesmaid’s gifts; they can all wear matching ones when getting ready together (excellent photo op!).

More to Explore

There are even more housecoat names than the ones mentioned (Scots used to call them “goonies”), with slight differences in the definitions. One is a “popover,” which isn’t edible; it’s a housecoat-like garment that gets slipped over the head.

Dusters originally referred to longer, lightweight overcoats worn to protect clothing while in automobiles; they could get quite dirty. If you’re confused about all this (which is quite reasonable), here’s a guideline: robes are associated with sleeping, lounging and after bathing or showering, while the others are worn during the day, either over clothing or undergarments.

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