For most of us, the typical workday is changing, and so is the typical work wardrobe. Ignore the temptation to stay in pajamas all day, and forgo the advice to get up and get dressed like you’re going to work. The answer is somewhere in the middle — stylish loungewear.
I live for a reason to get cute. Something about putting on pieces that feel good and make you look good just lifts the mood. Sweatpants and old yoga pants are tempting, but spending weeks in them as we practice social distancing and self-quarantine in our homes is going to wear old. And, it’s going to wear on our moods. Luckily, there are plenty of cool, comfortable, and sexy loungewear options that check all the comfort boxes while still delivering on style.
Whether you’re getting ready for a video conference for work, a FaceTime with friends, or a true lounge day with just you and Netflix, you deserve to feel good about what you’re wearing. It’s OK to feel dressed up even though you’re staying home; just do it in comfort. Here are my favorite pieces of loungewear to help you feel like you’re ready to tackle the day (in the house).
First on the list are 2 selections from our founder Tika Sumpter’s very own closet.
“The popular HANIFA brand is becoming the go to clothing company every girl should have in her closet. Especially the Miya knit wrap dress. This cozy fit was made to hug every curve God blessed us with. Not only is it comfy but the array of colors it comes in will complement every hue. Go from the whine down on a zoom call to a wine up on face time with your girls in no time flat while looking as fly as can be.”
“Lou & Grey really knows cozy, cozy! Promise. Their signature soft plush upstate sweatsuit will have you melting in your office chair to your couch. The fit and texture truly melts like butter on your body as they claim. Look and feel cute while writing and running after your little ones.”
Signaturesoft Plush Upstate Sweatpants
$69.50 (pants and top sold separately)
Ribbed knit wide-leg pants with a high waist and a slit are definitely a look. Coupled with a coordinating crew neck sweater, it’s the dressed-up loungewear look that’ll make you look forward to getting ready in the morning. The flattering and flowy design of this knit combination from ASOS is also available in the ASOS Curve fit. Let this sweater and pants set with its sexy slits and modern fit replace your matching sweats in your stay-at-home wardrobe.
Part of the Kelly Rowland collection by Fabletics, the Chris washed tricot pants are the anti-sweatpants. They’re comfy and feature an elastic waistband, but they have stretch, style, and an attached belt that you can tie however you want. Sweatpants could never. These pants are made for lounging but they’re too stylish for any old lazy day. Report to work, a virtual date night, or online brunch at home in these pants.
Lunya claims its pieces are designed to make you feel “confidently comfortable” while you’re home. Of their extensive sleep and loungewear collection, this washable silk double V jumpsuit is a standout. The look of this one-piece is effortlessly chic, and the feel is, well, silky. It’s luxe meets cozy. And you don’t need to worry about how it breathes. Luna uses a special “thermoregulating silk” that helps you maintain comfortable body temperature so you don’t sweat your butt off while looking like a million bucks
Spending all your days at home can leave you feeling isolated. Sometimes you just need a reminder that you’re not alone. Consider this kitten-soft, long-sleeved fleece crop top by We.Society your word of affirmation that we are all in this together. A portion of all We.Society’s sales go to charitable organizations, according to their website. For the activist, the extrovert, or anyone who craves a sense of community while everyone in the world feels so far apart, this fleece top by We.Society is comforting in more ways than one. Pair it with joggers, leggings, or yoga pants.
Pantsless and braless sounds good, right? The Vocni nightgown has a built-in shelf bra that offers a bit of support, making this gown a one-piece necessity for working at home. It feels like a comfy basic dress made for lounging, and it goes from bed to desk with ease. It’s all you need to be ready for any video call, delivery, or last-minute TikTok video you decide to record on your way to the kitchen. Throw a duster cardigan on top, and you might as well be dressed for a day out with friends.
This is not your grandmother’s bra, and it’s not your typical frilly lingerie. Without a single piece of lace, a bow, or any stereotypically feminine pattern, the CUUP balconette bra manages to be incredibly sexy in a minimalist way. The strong band that lightens the support load on the straps plus the power mesh that does the heavy holding equals one powerful bra. I’m talking about the kind of authority that walks into the conference room and demands attention. In fact, when paired with one of CUUP’s matching bottoms like their high waist brief, consider this your new power suit while working from home. Just remember to throw a button-up blazer on over it for video meetings so your colleagues don’t get the full show.