Cotton Terry Robes Cotton terry robes are by far the most popular type of bath robe. Terry cloth is a looped pile fabric that is both soft and absorbent, making it perfect for bath robes. We offer 2 robes made with cotton terry cloth. The Frette Terry Robe features a classic style and is made with terry loops inside and out. Whereas, the Frette Robe with Piping has sheared terry on the outside and regular terry on the inside. Sheared terry is a variation of terry cloth where the top of the loops are sheared off and then brushed, this creates a super soft velour-like surface. Sheared terry is incredibly soft, but it is not as absorbent as regular terry (because the most absorbent part of terry cloth is the end of the loop) that is why the sheared terry is on the outside of the robe.