Who doesn't love a thick, fluffy bath towel?
The thought of stepping out of a hotel shower, dripping wet only to be confronted with an absurdly thick towel annoys me to distraction. You can't wrap them around your head, they aren't absorbent, and they take absolutely ages to dry. It's like trying to wipe yourself off with a stuffed animal. Plah! Like pizza crust preferences, bath towels are deeply personal. Give me a crisp, thin, Turkish Towel over a Deep-Dish terry any day!
This week, we have Australian Tastemaker, Susan Sheller, who’s iconic Australian made beach towels became a status symbol for the sailing set. She’s on deck to help us weave through the loopy world of terry and has found the 5 Best Bath Towels on the Internet.
BEST BUDGET: Koo Egyptian Towels at Spotlight
PROS: A classic white bath towel never dates, and at this price there’s no excuse for having tired, dingy towels.
CONS: These are practical and inoffensive but not a true “style statement.”
BEST WAFFLE: Shack Palace Waffle Linen Bath Towels
PROS: These textured towels are a lovely way to visually soften the hard surfaces in a bathroom, plus they’re quick to dry and super absorbent.
CONS: These are a little more expensive than traditional terry towels and feel very different. Not for everybody!
BEST STATEMENT TOWEL: Missoni Home at Spence and Lyda
PROS: The Missoni Towel is a great way to inject colour, but not for the faint of heart. It’s instantly identifiable as part of the fashionable Missoni Home stable.
CONS: Pricey and won’t suit all bathrooms.
BEST LUXE: Vera Wang at Amazon
PROS: Surprise! Who knew you could get a luxurious, 5-Star Hotel towel on Amazon? I love the grey detail that would play well with Carrera marble vanities and tiles for that classic Hamptons look.
CONS: Only sold as a bundle, which is annoying if you only want the Bath towels.
MH is always good for an elevated version of anything home, and these towels are no exception. These are reversible, so I like to layer them over classic terry towels, for a more layered look.
PROS: Completely reversible, and versatile for bed, bath, beach or gym. Soft, actually absorbent and even stylish enough to wear as a wrap when the sun goes down.
CONS: Not for people who are married to terry…
xx, Susan Sheller