The comfiest outfit for every quarantine activity: from Zoom calls to road trips and everything in between.
Like most of the world, you probably aren’t going to be leaving your house anytime soon, which for many introverts and PJ-lovers, is actually a dream come true. For some of us, just because we can’t leave home doesn’t mean we’re letting our fashion go to the wayside. That’s why we’ve rounded up our favorite loungewear that will keep you cozy AF and still have you looking cute enough to go out–even if you can’t. From Lunya’s chic maxi dress to Summersalt’s all-day jumpsuit, you may never want to leave your house again if it means living in these ensembles. Bonus points? They serve as chic travel wear when the skies and roads are safe for us to explore again.
Top Picks for You
2020 is the year of the sleeper dress–or nap dress–and a favorite is Sleeper’s one-size-fits-all linen lounger. Made from super soft and flattering linen, this all-day dress works for Zoom meetings, quick errands to the store, chasing your children around, or just lounging while watching a movie. Although the price is a bit steep ($250 for the lounge dress and $290 for the structured one), it’ll last you for years. For a slightly more affordable option, try Hill House’s iconic Nap dress, made from soft cotton and starting at $125.
If you’re looking for an outfit that makes you look more put together than you feel, we’ve found the ultimate matching set. Mate the Label, a sustainable and eco-conscious clothing brand based out of L.A., created the ultimate lounge set made from 100% cotton and non-toxic, low-impact dyes. In a wide range of colors and styles, from cropped thermals to boxy t-shirts to shorts and cozy joggers, you can stock up on the ultimate lounge set for travel, working at home, and beyond.
Stay stylish while staying cozy during long flights, road trips, and working from home with one of Worthy Thread’s tie-dye joggers or oversized sweatshirts. Worn by celebrities, influencers, and anyone in the know, these hand-dyed pieces take the tie-dye fad up a notch by using only non-toxic dyes and organic materials. Not only do the color variations change each season, but every single garment also is hand-dyed, ensuring no piece is alike.
If you’re looking to turn your house into a runway, forget boring PJs and sweats and opt for Printfresh’s statement pajama sets instead. Made from breathable and lightweight cotton poplin and designed by artists, these uniquely printed sets feature everything from tigers to unicorn gardens to gorgeous designs reminiscent of paper-mâché boxes and tapestries. Plus–coming in long and short sets, robes and sleepshirts–there’s a piece for anyone. Starting at $50 per piece.
Feel like a true goddess (whether on the plane, train, in a car, or at home) in loungewear made from soft-spun silk. Lunya, a clothing and loungewear brand based in New York and L.A., turned our favorite splurge fabric into one that can be worn any day of the week thanks to their patented washable silk. No matter what you’re doing, these pieces are machine washable, meaning you can wear them without worry. From nightgowns to jumpsuits to long- and short-sleeve sleep sets, these pieces will soon be staples in your WFH (or work from anywhere) capsule closet.
Super Soft PJs
If there’s one thing every woman needs in her closet it’s one pair of pajamas so soft, you never want to change out of them. And Lake, the iconic PJ brand that’s a favorite of both influencers, has created them in a soft Pima cotton in a wide range of colors and styles. Totally splurge-worthy (with each set starting at $75), these soft and comfortable sets come in sizes XS to XL, and come in calming pastel colors. Plus, they make sets for the whole family, so you can mix and match with your partner and kids.
It can be difficult shopping for loungewear when you’re outside of the “standard” sizes of XS-XL, which is why Britney Vest, a plus-sized model and fitness influencer under the name FittyBritttty, created WVVY, a size-inclusive fitness and loungewear brand that ranges from XS to 3X. With figure-flattering styles, like her brand new wrap jumpsuit and super-soft cotton joggers, there’s a standout piece for everyone.
Sweaters and Sweatshirts
There’s one thing you’ll never catch any seasoned traveler without, and that’s a travel cardigan, sweater, or sweatshirt. Since airports and airplanes are notoriously freezing, an easy-to-throw-on-and-off sweater, like long-line cardigans from American Eagle or oversized sweatshirts from Aerie, is a must if you’re a frequent traveler. Not only are these cute and cozy sweaters and sweatshirts good for travel, but they’re also great for home since they come in a variety of colors, cuts, and styles. Plus, you can’t beat the price of $60 and under! For a more luxurious option, grab the The Hatch Airplane Cardigan. Flattering for women of all sizes, shapes, and stages—pregnancy and postpartum included. The cardigan comes in two standard colors and is made from the softest cashmere, so it’ll last you for years to come (thankfully, since it costs $330).
The Ultimate Black Legging
One staple that should always be in a bag no matter where you’re headed is an everyday pair of black leggings. For a universally good fit, the Zella Live-In High Waist Leggings are top rated from nearly everyone who has bought them, from customers at Nordstrom to top fashion influencers. Another favorite pair by Refinery 29 readers is the Lululemon Align Pant 28”, which never fade or stretch out and look brand new for years. And they’re comfortable to boot.
Cozy, chic, and oh-so-flattering, jumpsuits are the ultimate loungewear essential, perfect whether you’re traveling long-haul or just from the couch to the kitchen. Summersalt, the size-inclusive swimwear brand loved by celebs and influencers alike, made working from home even cozier with the 24-hour jumpsuit. In a flattering color block pattern and made from a super stretchy cotton blend, you can feel good wearing this all day (or even multiple days in a row). Dress up with a cardigan and earrings or down with slippers, it’s the ultimate travel and WFH outfit we never knew we needed.
Who said robes can’t be worn for Zoom meetings? Far from the oversized robes your parents used to wear, Hatch’s super flattering, stretchy robe fits your form, making it look more like a wrap dress than a robe. Made to stretch for a growing belly, this comfortable robe also works for mamas to be and postpartum. For a robe that’s more luxe and lush, opt for Ugg’s Portola reversible robe. One robe, two ways: you’ll feel like you’re wrapped in a cloud thanks to Ugg’s super plush lining.
Slippers and Shoes
Nothing pulls together an outfit like the ultimate pair of shoes, and if you’re going cozy with the top and bottom, don’t forget to pamper your feet, too. If you’re looking for comfort and durability, slip into a pair of sherpa-lined Ugg boots. Once a favorite for sorority sisters and college girls, these boots are seeing their time in the fashion limelight again thanks to new colors and styles. If you want something lightweight, try Allbirds. Made from 100% merino wool, these shoes have been dubbed the most comfortable in the world and come in styles that range from smoking flats to sneakers, and vary in women and men’s sizes and colors.