Top 10 bath towels for Summer 2016

Summer is the perfect time to splash out on new towels. A summer holiday may be pending; you might also be one of a growing number of people who take part in ‘wild swimming’ (rivers/lakes/sea) where a big new fluffy towel might be just the ticket after an invigorating outdoor swim. A new set of towels for your bathroom will not only give it a mini makeover, but will make you feel a little bit more fantastic too! So here, to help your summer go swimmingly well – and in no particular order – are my top 10 towel suggestions:

Go on, dive in…

1. Love the supersized retro zigzag border.

Zig Zag towels, by Tonder & Tonder, £20 each 

Zig Zag towel, Tonder and Tonder at

2. Turkish Hammam towels are easy to pack, beautiful to look at as well as good at soaking up the water.

Luxury Grey lightweight Hamamm Grey Stripe towel, The Little House Shop at, £32. 

Hamman towel,

3. ‘Yachty chic’ at a very affordable price.

Blue striped towels, Zara Home, £7.99 – £19.99


4. Attention to detail is as hot as ever at Zara Home with on-trend tassels and Greek-inspired motif.

Embroidered towels, Zara Home – £7.99 – £29.99


5. Love the relaxed coastal styling of these Turkish Hammams – did I mention that they also wash well?

Hammam towels by Idyll Home at, £18.95 each


6. John Lewis quality + very smart neutral stripes = the perfect combo.

Croft collection Rice Weave at John Lewis, £4 -28


7. These waffle textured Hammams are so pretty as well as being keenly priced.

Waffle Hammam hand towel, £4.50, bath towel, £10.50, Soak and Sleep


Splashing out

8. With its smart label by Swedish owned Lexington, these sumptuous towels evoke luxury beach house living in The Hamptons. Pretty essential to have heaps of them … all neatly stacked, of course.

Urban towels, Lexington, £8 – £59.


9. There are stripes, and then there are Ralph Lauren stripes. Your hunt for the perfect beach towel ends here…

‘Riviera’ beach towel, Ralph Lauren Home available in store only at Harrods, £99 ( Tel: 020 7535 4600)

10. Velvety navy and indigo coloured luxury. Who could resist? It’s Ralph, innit.

‘Ralph’ beach towel, Ralph Lauren Home available in store only at Harrods, £119. (, Tel: 020 7535 4600)

Photograph: Hamish Adam

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Charis x

2 thoughts on “Top 10 bath towels for Summer 2016

  1. Fantastic pictures Charis. Never a truer word, I recently bought some large stripped towels from John Lewis’s for my downstairs toilet. What a difference, a mini makeover indeed.

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