I found a great multi-purpose robe at Bealls Outlet. In fact, I got two! It's a 60% cotton, and 40% polyester soft terrycloth blend that can be machine washed (in cold water) and tumble dried. (Though I plan to hang it to dry, just to avoid any shrinkage.)
This one's lime green, and will be great for coming straight out of the shower, and it will also make a terrific cover-up when we're at the beach. I always like to keep a lightweight robe handy, to throw over my bathing suit if we go for a walk, or if someone approaches our cottage, while I'm sunning on the deck.
The robe has a full length zipper down the front, and a picture of a drink in a pineapple with a lime, and a flower. I love robes that zip instead of tie. I hate it when the belt bunches up around my waist and makes me feel frumpy. This robe can be worn open or zipped, and the length is just at the knee, or a little below.
I also got another one in peach, with flowers on the front. They are made by Palm Harbour, and retail for $26.00, but I got them for $12.99 each. I know I'll get lots of wear out of these wonderful robes!