When you’re planning to spend the day at home, you go about picking your outfit a little differently. Comfort takes on a bigger priority, but looking good is still nice, too — even if your roommate is the only one who will see you. Comfortable loungewear and sleepwear are something every adult should have in their chest, dresser or closet. It’s the perfect attire to study for midterms in your dorm room, play videogames on the couch or unwind after a tough day at the office.
Better yet, adult loungewear has become outdoor clothing, too. The right lazy day clothes are now an acceptable choice for walking the dog, running a few errands or even going to casual nightclubs. That means setting aside the stained T-shirts, ripped pants and runny leggings for something more fashionable. Miles Kimball is here with recommendations of the best loungewear for men and women so you can treat yourself well even when you’re relaxing. Buy lounge clothing from our online store to get unique apparel at affordable prices!
Sometimes you just want to wake up, throw something on, and call it a day clothing-wise. A comfortable lounge robe is the solution for times when you want to dress simple but feel luxurious. They’re commonly known as bathrobes because many adults wear them between getting out of the shower and putting on their regular clothes. Lounger robes are also a good way to cover up and dry off at the beach. And now stylish apparel such as snap-front fleece robes and embroidered robes are accepted morning and nighttime wear around the house, too.
When you’re not planning to leave the house (except to go to the beach), loungewear robes allow you to get dressed in seconds. You can get short robes or long robes in classic, kimono, gown and hooded styles. Materials include terry cloth, cotton waffle, microfiber and plush micro-fleece for the ultimate stay-at-home comfort. Personalize your robe and make it a go-to on truly casual days.
When the goal is to be comfy, the last thing you need is tight denim jeans or khakis squeezing your legs like a tourniquet. The most comfortable lounge pants are made of softer materials that are looser and have some stretch. They should also be warm for those cold autumn and winter mornings.
The most common choices for lounge bottoms are sweatpants, track pants and joggers. This athletic attire is also incredibly comfortable casual-wear for all ages and genders. The differences are as follows:
- Sweatpants are made of a heavy material that’s nice and warm with a baggy, loose fit.
- Track pants are made of a lightweight nylon material that is more form-fitting and provides more ease of movement.
- Joggers are “dressed-up” sweatpants with a better fit and large elastic cuffs at the ankles.
Any of these pants will be great loungewear options. Leggings and yoga pants are also a strong loungewear choice for women. These provide a form-fitting look with spandex and other stretchy materials so you can still move freely.
One-Piece Loungers & Caftans
Now we’re getting into the ultimate combination of simplicity, comfort and style. Loungers and caftan dresses are one-piece woman’s outfits with versatility for various occasions. Both are everyday variations on the robe or tunic that have been worn for thousands of years around the world, making them timeless loungewear.
Generally speaking, a woman’s lounger is longer and has a more form-fitting dress-like shape. Caftans are often shorter and have a looser, less defined fit. Both are available in a variety of styles for various levels of casual. For example, a floral front zip lounger or blue scroll caftan is fine outdoor summer-wear, while a flannel lounger is a cozy stay-at-home winter outfit. Ladies will certainly find something they’re comfortable in and is easy to slip into on a Saturday morning!
You don’t just need lazy day clothes for when you’re awake — comfortable sleepwear is important, too. You spend a third of your life sleeping, so why not be cozy while you’re at it? Generally speaking, you’ll want something lightweight and loose-fitting while you snuggle under the covers. For both men and women, knit pajama shirts and pants (or shorts) offer affordable comfort. When temperatures cool down, microfleece pants and flannel pants should be your go-to. Get bottoms with an elastic or drawstring waist to avoid squeezing your hips.
If ladies prefer a one-piece outfit, a rib terry gown or silky chemise robe adds some sophistication to your nightwear. People with long hair — even the guys — should also consider a sleep cap. They’ll keep your locks contained as you slumber so you don’t wake up to tangles, frizz and hours of hair clean-up.
You don’t need to think too hard about what top to wear on a lazy Sunday. For a good loungewear shirt, nothing beats the classic T-shirt. Throw on a cotton T-shirt or an athletic polyester T-shirt and you’ll be good for the day. We recommend ordering one size up from your normal shirts for a fit that’s loose but not frumpy. Graphic tees are fun to keep in the drawer and will be a true friend. Need to step outside to get the mail or pick up milk? Make sure you have a few cozy sweatshirts, sweaters or hoodies on-hand if it’s cool or rainy.