25 Easy, Breezy Robes for Wafting Around the House in

Of all the WFH clothes we’ve acquired, only a robe can make you feel fancy and relaxed at the same time. We’d even argue that the best robes for women—much like sweatpants and leggings— have become a form of self-expression and experimentation during the pandemic. On days when you’re feeling yourself, slip into something silky and printed; if you’d rather keep things simple while lounging, opt for a soft cotton number. 

A robe is the ultimate at-home layering piece, whether you’re stepping out of the shower or preparing coffee in the morning, and it can be worn any time of year. There are virtually endless options to choose from, especially now that every other brand seems to be offering styles in various lengths, fabrics, and prints—from cozy bouclé knits to perfectly draped renditions in silk and Pima cotton. 

We’re partial to statement-making colors (hi, Lunya), but no matter your taste or budget, we lined up 25 comfy, chic, and practical options to envelop yourself in. Shop the best robes for women below. 

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The WFH Wardrobe Essentials Your Closet Is Missing

Back in May, we asked Glamour staffers about the best work-from-home clothes they’re almost always wearing, and the general consensus was nap dresses, cozy socks, and bike shorts were on heavy rotation. The pandemic raged on and here we are, eight months and seasons later, still couch-bound and dressed in clothes that make us feel polished enough for a Zoom meeting but ready for a Bridgerton binge the second we tackle our to-do lists. 

With “professional” wardrobes having dwindled down to a handful of decided closet staples, we’re playing favorites with pieces that count towards actually “getting dressed” without being the least bit constrictive. That means leggings that feel like a second skin, boots that feel like slippers, and accent jewelry to make our looks pop from the shoulder-up.

As tempting as it is to stay swaddled in a robe from your morning coffee all the way to wine o’clock, putting an outfit together is good for mental health, and fashion brands have leaned heavily into loungewear to meet homebound consumers where they’re at. Stretchy bottoms, plush sweatshirts, and fuzzy slippers are at the top of the shopping list—along with mood-boosting items that bring lightheartedness to a period in time that’s felt anything but breezy.

If you’re looking for the best work-from-home clothes you’ll want to keep on rotation for the remainder of your time in quarantine, start by shopping Glamour staffers’ must-have picks below—from fuzzy cardigans to bottoms that feel like pajamas but look like real-life “pants.” Oh, and socks. Lots of socks.

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Please Enjoy Kamala Harris and Michelle Obama’s Iconic Inauguration Fist Bump

We just witnessed the swearing-in of Kamala Harris, the first woman to hold the office of Vice President of the United States—as well as the first Black and Asian-American to step into the role. Perhaps no one understands the significance of this moment quite like Barack and Michelle Obama, America’s first Black President and First Lady. 

That’s probably why so many viewers watching the Inauguration of Joe Biden zeroed in on this iconic moment between Harris and the Obamas: 

Harris, wearing a purple dress and coat by Black American designer Christopher John-Roger, greeted Michelle Obama with a double fist-bump and a look in her eyes that resonated with many women online. The former first lady wore purple as well, matching a burgundy turtleneck with trousers and an overcoat, all by Sergio Hudson.

“This ain’t just a fist bump.” one user wrote on Twitter. “This is a ‘biiiiitch” moment and black women & little black girls FELT this one, honey.”

Of course, Harris and the former president shared a fist bump of their own. “The FIRST Black president and FIRST Black Vice President sharing a fist bump. Yep, I’m framing this,” another user tweeted. 

…As did Barack and Joe Biden, Barack and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, and the new president and VP, themselves. 

In a message of hope on January 20, Michelle Obama marked the end of a “disturbing era of chaos and division” on Instagram.

“We are entering the next chapter of American leadership with the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” she wrote. “Right now, I’m feeling more than just relief at putting the past four years behind us. I’m feeling genuinely hopeful for what’s to come.”

“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the kind of leaders our nation deserves—decent, hardworking people who reflect the best of our values. Most of all, they’re guided by empathy, honesty, and a willingness to put the needs of our country before their own,” Obama continued. “With Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the White House, we can once again start thinking about building the future we want for ourselves and our children.”

Chrissy Teigen Hits Back After She’s Called ‘Tone-Deaf’ for Traveling to the Inauguration

John Legend is performing during the 2021 inauguration festivities, so, naturally, Chrissy Teigen and their two kids (Luna and Miles) came along for the journey. Some online are taking issue with Teigen’s decision to go, though, given Washington D.C.’s heightened security measures and the coronavirus pandemic. 

“Hey Chrissy DC residents aren’t very ‘happy’ right now and can’t even ‘happy pack’ their cars to drive to the grocery store because of the military state the city is in but yeah LOL come on down especially in a pandemic. How happy,” one person tweeted. (This was in response to Teigen saying she was “happy packing” for the inauguration.) 

Teigen said in response to the user, “this is not my fault but I’m sorry you’re frustrated. I just like to share what we are up to and whatnot.” 

This same person also said of Teigen, “What I do blame her for is being tone deaf and planning a ‘happy’ trip to the center of the issue, when John is doing a gig no one will even be able to see. It’s all privilege and really minimizes what DC is going thru.” 

They continued in a separate tweet, “Literally no one will be there to see him perform, because no one is allowed to. Why couldn’t he do a virtual performance and also why does his whole family have to go when literally no one can move about the city? Like…yeah, exactly. She should turn the tv on…”

Teigen quote-tweeted that second message then wrote in response her defense: “for fucks sake why are you guys always always mad at me, all I wanna do is make you happy or at least leave you with a neutral feeling of indifference.” 

Earlier on inauguration day, Chrissy Teigen took to Instagram to celebrate the end of Donald Trump’s presidency. “Today our great national fuckup is over, but the shame will last forever. with 2 impeachments, the creation of 3 million LESS jobs, 403,000 dead, a record low approval rating and god knows how many crimes, we can officially say Donald J Trump is the greatest at being the fucking worst,” she wrote. “Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to have the guy with barely enough well done steak with ketchup fueled brainpower to power a lightbulb who doesn’t even know how to close an umbrella run the country. History will not be kind to you, you absolute psychopath. But I never was anyhow.” 

Michelle Obama Shares a Message of Hope for America on Inauguration Day

Just before her jaw-dropping arrival at the Inauguration of President Joe Biden, Michelle Obama marked the end of an era of “chaos and division” by sharing a message of hope for America’s future.

On January 20, the former First Lady shared an image from her husband Barack Obama’s second Inauguration in 2013, accompanied by their daughters Malia and Sasha Obama.  “Today is the day. After a disturbing era of chaos and division, we are entering the next chapter of American leadership with the inauguration of @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris,” she wrote. “Right now, I’m feeling more than just relief at putting the past four years behind us. I’m feeling genuinely hopeful for what’s to come.”

Without mentioning Donald Trump, Obama shared her excitement over the new administration. “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the kind of leaders our nation deserves—decent, hardworking people who reflect the best of our values. Most of all, they’re guided by empathy, honesty, and a willingness to put the needs of our country before their own,” she continued. “They’re determined to make life better for all Americans, and I know they will bring us back the stability that has been sorely lacking through what has been a devastating pandemic. Not to mention, we’ll have terrific examples of leadership in Dr. Biden and Douglas Emhoff, as our new First Lady and Second Gentleman.”

Of course, having stood by her husband as well as Joe Biden’s side throughout their terms as president and VP, she knows better than anyone what is at stake—and what is possible. “It’s no secret that the work ahead will be challenging. And no one person, even a president, is capable of waving a magic wand and fixing the problems that persist in this country,” she wrote.

Michelle Obama concluded her post with a message of hope. “But this past year I’ve seen folks from all over America step up like never before, whether it was peacefully protesting against racial injustice, registering first-time voters, or simply making sure a neighbor could safely get their groceries. It feels like we might finally be getting some momentum,” she wrote. “And with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the White House, we can once again start thinking about building the future we want for ourselves and our children.”

Women Tapped as White House Correspondents Across Four Major Networks

President Joe Biden’s White House correspondents serve as a reminder that the new administration will be a diverse one. Major TV networks, including ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, announced that women will lead White House coverage. ABC appointed Cecilia Vega as the network’s chief correspondent. Kaitlan Collins is taking on the role for CNN. CBS News chose Nancy Cordes. And Kristen Welker will join Peter Alexander for NBC. In addition to those new appointments, Yamiche Alcindor will continue to lead White House coverage for PBS.

“I’ve always thought women belonged in the front row—whether that’s in the White House briefing room or any other,” Collins said. NBC’s Welker, who has spoken about how her identity as a Black woman has inspired her work, says she is “thrilled” to be among a ”formidable group of reporters.” 

With Kamala Harris now sworn in as the first female, Black, and South Asian vice president in the nation’s history, it’s only right that same diversity is reflected in the White House correspondents. “It is clear that diversity in all forms including in gender and race is necessary to tell the stories of our generation in the most accurate and fair way,” Alcindor told CNN Business, according to WENY News. “The American people are best served by a media that looks like the collage of experiences and backgrounds that make up this country.”

Even though it’s 2021, appointing women to lead White House coverage is still newsworthy. Former ABC News White House correspondent Ann Compton commented on the progress being made in political news coverage. She said, per WENY News, “A generation ago, being the only woman was perhaps a blessing—I really stood out from the crowd. The day will come—should come—when it is not news that the majority in the public eye in any profession is female.”

Well, the country is definitely headed in that direction. 

Michelle Obama’s Inauguration Hair Has Entered the Group Chat

For someone who famously dislikes politics, Michelle Obama never fails to turn out a look for a political occasion. At President Joe Biden’s and Vice President Kamala Harris’s historic inauguration, the former First Lady looked downright regal in her burgundy Sergio Hudson trousers, turtleneck, and overcoat with black gloves, boots, and a face mask. Obviously, her outfit was flawless, but it’s her pressed, silky hair that have people tweeting at a record rate.

If you’re scrolling on Twitter, you probably noticed an eyebrow-raising search term. “Laid” already has more than 130,000 tweets. Why, you ask? Because Obama’s hair looks gorgeous. The volume? Unparalleled. The sheen? Inspiring. The waves? Game-changing. 

Just look at the perfect mixture of bounce and hold in this clip Obama’s hairstylist, Yene Damtew, shared on Instagram of Barack and Michelle Obama entering the inauguration. That, friends, is laid.

The biggest praise is coming from Twitter—and most notably, Black Twitter. Queen Michelle has set the standard for hair (not even a pandemic will stop her from neglecting those edges!) and people are taking notes. “’LAID’ is trending nationally. The power of Black Twitter,” one user wrote. Another added, “Just wanna let y’all know… What Michelle Obama will do, is SERVE you a LOOK with that HAIR LAID for the GAWDS.”

As we pointed out, the hair was just the icing on top of her inauguration look. “She got that hair laid,” one social media user tweeted. “She got the waist cinched. She got that outfit on drip mode, and she came to not mess around hunny.”

And let’s not gloss over the fact that it’s not easy to keep hair looking that good for hours… outside… in the wind… in the dead of winter. “MICHELLE. These bundles said, WHAT WIND????? I DARE A BISH TO BLOW! HAIR IS UNMATCHED AND UNMOVED!!!! Whomever laid this look had a chunk of grease on the back of a hand, and a rat tail comb with the first 7 teeth missing,” one person joked.

Please enjoy this hair moment…

Truly, it doesn’t matter whether she’s rocking her natural curls, a protective style, or a flawless pressed look, her every hair move ends up in the group chat. That’s just the power of Michelle Obama.

After Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem, It’s Official: A Star Is Born

America’s First Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman gave a powerful reading of her poem “The Hill We Climb” at the 2021 inauguration. Here are just a few moving lines from it: 

We’ve seen a force that would shatter our nation rather than share it,

Would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy.

And this effort very nearly succeeded.

But while democracy can be periodically delayed,

It can never be permanently defeated.

In this truth, in this faith, we trust.

For while we have our eyes on the future,

history has its eyes on us.

In another part of the poem, Gorman says, “Somehow we weathered and witnessed a nation that isn’t broken but simply unfinished.” 

To say people were emotional over this poem is an understatement. The reactions quickly poured in, with many expressing how proud they are of Gorman, who is just 22 years old. 

April D.Ryan, The Grio‘s White House correspondent, posted, “I can’t help but think that Maya Angelou is looking down from Heaven proud at the #BlackGirlMagic that is Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman. Amanda’s #InaugurationDay poem ‘The Hill We Climb’  was beautiful and wonderfully delivered.” 

Stacey Abrams was beaming with pride, too. “Amanda Gorman’s message serves as an inspiration to us all,” she tweeted. 

Abrams and Ryan’s thoughts really sum up this moment. Not only was Gorman’s poem exactly what America needed to hear, the young writer emerged as a voice for the next generation—and a voice for the country’s future. “Amanda Gorman personified the promise of our youth,” one person tweeted. 

Another added, “THIS is what pursuing the best version of America is about, this is what we can be, this is beautiful. Amanda Gorman.”

Gorman is a former Glamour College Woman of the Year. In 2018, she told us, “You don’t have to be a poet, you don’t have to be a politician or be in the White House to make an impact with your words. We all have this capacity to find solutions for the future.”

That’s true, but it must be pretty damn cool to be a poet speaking at a presidential inauguration. It’s official: A star is born. 

History-Making Fire Captain Andrea Hall Led the Inauguration National Anthem in ASL

On a day of firsts, the new administration honored Fire Captain Andrea Hall by tapping the Georgia firefighter to lead the Pledge of Allegiance during the inauguration of President Joe Biden.

Hall began her career in 1993 as the first Black woman hired and assigned to a station at the City of Albany Fire Department, according to The 19th. In 2004, she was the first Black woman promoted to Fire Captain at Fulton County Fire Rescue—a position she still holds after 16 years. 

At the inauguration on January 20, she recited the pledge out loud, while simultaneously leading the pledge in American Sign Language.

“I am thrilled and humbled to represent firefighters and other frontline workers in the state of Georgia and the City of South Fulton,” she told local news station 11 Alive ahead of the event. “It is a privilege and an honor to help usher in a new chapter of leadership for our country.”

As for the Pledge of Allegiance, Hall told CNN,  “Everything it expresses, I want to embody that in that moment. And just making sure that I am representing my family, my professional family here in South Fulton, representing the nation, and making sure that they understand the passion from which I speak those words about being indivisible as a nation…because that’s what it’s going to take to move our country forward.”

Her moment at the podium was widely praised on social media, as users were impressed by her presence at the event which also featured performances by Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Garth Brooks, and a poetry reading by Amanda Gorman. 

“They got a Black woman firefighter from Atlanta, Georgia out here reciting (and signing) the Pledge of Allegiance,” Franklin Leonard tweeted. “The levels of Andrea Hall’s inclusion. The Levels.”

“Lady Gaga singing the national anthem after being a voice for the LGBTQIA+ community, Andrea Hall leading the Pledge using ASL as a Black Woman, and JLO performing and speaking in Spanish during it,” another user tweeted. “This is America. I’m crying y’all.”

“This is really about the firefighters and the frontline workers who represent our industry in this country,” Fire Captain Andrea Hall also told CNN. It is about Fulton and the people who I represent here in the community of people that we serve. It’s really about us being on the precipice of moving our country forward to a more united place.”

Joe Biden Hits an Optimistic High Note in His Inaugural Address

Joe Biden—brand new president of the United States—addressed the nation with a glow of optimism and a plea for unity in his inaugural speech. Calling on his faith, his patriotism, and his trademark folksy-meets-Peloton-instructor demeanor, he addressed the nation. “I pledge this for you: I will be a president for all Americans,” he said. 

Moments after being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States of America, Biden gave an inaugural address that hit a warmly optimistic note, while acknowledging his sorrow over the 400,000 Americans lost to COVID and warning about America’s dangerous discord after the Trump administration. 

Biden is taking on leadership at one of the most divided moments of American history, and he knows it. In his inaugural address, he made a bid to every American—those who campaigned for him, and those who hate him—to “start afresh, all of us.” 

There was just one moment when Joe Biden—both an elder statesman, and somewhat of a goofball—did not hit a note of unity. The new president declined to acknowledge the old one, choosing not to say his name in his inaugural address, even in the place where the speech would normally have called for it. But it’s hardly a major slight when you consider that the 45th president didn’t bother to show up for the event. Donald Trump, in an unusual move, sat out the inauguration. 

Speaking after the emotional swearing-in and musical performances by Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez, the new president spoke to his toughest critics on both sides. “We must end this un-civil war that pits red against blue,” he said, adding, with a nod to bible stories, that we should “open our souls instead of hardening our hearts.” 

“I know speaking of unity can sound like a foolish fantasy these days,” he said, staring into the camera. But, he insisted, “Unity is the path forward.” Quoting civil war president Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural address, which asked Americans to call on our “better angels,” Biden added, that “politics doesn’t have to be a raging fire destroying everything in its path. Every disagreement doesn’t have to be a cause for total war.” And with his signature folksiness, he added a request for us to “stop the shouting and lower the temperature.” 

The most energetic point of the speech came when the new president crowed over the success of another person: new Vice President Kamala Harris. “Don’t tell me things can’t change,” he shouted, grinning. 

The Biden-Harris administration has its work cut out for it. Today has shown that they’re bringing a hefty dose of optimism, faith, good old-fashioned work ethic, and absolutely spectacular winter coats. 

Jenny Singer is a staff-writer for Glamour. You can follow her on Twitter.