Chances are you've found yourself reaching for your sweatpants more often these days. For most us, the coronavirus outbreak has changed almost everything about our daily lives — including the way we dress. If Instagram is any indicator it seems like we've collectively abandoned our jeans in favor of
soft, unfussy loungewear. And sure, maybe we've swapped our "real" clothes for PJs because we have no where to go and thus no reason to get dressed. But I think we've also retreated into the comfort of soft jersey knits for the same reason we reach for comfort food after a break up: emotional support. A plush sweatshirt is essentially a warm hug.
Another lesson we can take from the slew of loungewear-clad celebrities and influencers on Instagram is that pajamas don't have to
look like pajamas. They can be just as chic and stylish as anything else is your closet. There are so many stylish loungewear pieces that are both comfortable and nice enough that they can actually pass as real clothing. That means, even once we're living in a post-COVID-19 world, you can still wear these pieces to the office or out to brunch.
So to help you upgrade you closet with some emotional-support clothing, I've scoured Amazon for
stylish yet budget-friendly loungewear pieces to add to your wardrobe. 1 A Pair Of Buttery Soft Sweatpants
With their tapered leg and slant pockets, these
buttery soft cotton-blend joggers are a stylish upgrade on the average sweatpants. They come in more than 20 colors and designs, including camouflage and leopard prints. Available sizes: X-Small - 6X 2 A Simple Romper That's Easy To Dress Up
Essentially a blank canvas, this
simple romper is so easy to dress up. The tie waist gives your silhouette little more structure but it also allows you to customize the fit. It's made from a lightweight, rayon-spandex blend which means it will keep you nice cool on a hot day. It comes in tons of colors, too. Available sizes: Small - X-Large 3 These Wide-Legged Cropped Pants That Are Effortlessly Cool
The voluminous silhouette of these
cropped, wide-legged sweatpants makes them feel a little more grown-up than your standard joggers. For the easiest way to style these pant, offset the volume on the bottom with something fitted on top. Or for a more unique look, go for an avant-garde silhouette by pairing them with an equally voluminous top and add chunky accessories to anchor the look.
These come in white, gray, and blue, too — all can cool, but black will inherently look the dressiest.
Available sizes: Small - X-Large 4 A Trendy Matching Set That Is Sexy As Hell Bodycon tracksuit sets are super trendy right now, and it's easy to see why: They're ridiculously sexy and surprisingly versatile. This set is only $20, it comes in several colors, and it's a hit with Amazon reviewers. You can wear it to work out, or (someday) you can dress it up and wear it to the club. 5 A Tank Dress That’s Soft Enough To Sleep In
Toss a jean jacket over this tank dress for a night out, or just wear it around the house. “Great dress that I can lounge in or wear out in a casual setting,” one reviewer wrote. Either way, there’s a huge range of colors to choose from.
Available sizes: X-Small - 2X 6 This Loungewear Dress That's Loose And Breezy
When the weather is chilly but the sun is warm,
this sweatshirt dress is the perfect compromise between summer and fall. It's made from a cotton-polyester blend with a lovely slouch, and the relaxed fit is great for everything from lounging to running errands. Choose from a rainbow of color with or without stripe accents. Available sizes: Small - XX-Large 7 A Lightweight Cardigan For Chilly Days
terry lounge cardigan is so classic and elegant, there's no reason not to wear it to your next virtual meet-up. It features a relaxed, open front so you can show off your favorite blouse or statement necklace. The sleeves also cut right at the elbows, making this cardigan the perfect piece to throw on to keep your warm without overheating, and it even has a bit of stretch so you can wrap it around you if you get cold. 8 This Twist-Front Top For Ballet-Inspired Lounging
twist-front top is soft enough for lounging, yet stylish enough to wear out with your favorite pair of leggings, no questions asked. It features a cropped fit with the super cute knot at the navel, and even though this top features a relaxed fit in general, it's still sleek enough to look like a regular sweater when you're out on the street. Available sizes: Small - XX-Large 9 These Ultra Bright Lounge Pants That Keep You Cool
If you prefer bright patterns over muted colors, these
eye-popping lounge pants are an absolute must. They're made from a super light fabric blend that keeps you cool as you wear them throughout the day, and they feature a super cute pattern that you can easily match with a simple top for an insta-outfit. But even if you decide to just wear these around the house, you'll stay cool and comfy while you lounge. 10 The Long-Sleeve Top That You Can Wear While You Workout
It's true that this simple
long-sleeve top works with just about any pair of leggings or pajama pants, but it's perfect for an at-home workout, too. This top is made from a modal blend, which is both moisture-wicking and lightweight, and features thumbholes to keep the sleeves in place while you're working out. It also features a wide boatneck to keep you cool, and a small slit in the back so it drapes over your leggings without feeling too tight or bumpy. 11 These Ponte Knit Leggings That Are Comfy Enough To Nap In
Over a thousand reviewers agree that these
ponte knit leggings look like real pants but definitely don't feel like them. They feature a double-knit fabric that has a bit of weight to them, like regular ponte pants, only these feature an elastic waist (read: no zipper). They also hold their shape all day, so you can take a cat nap before you head out without any sagging or wrinkles. Available sizes: XS-XXL (short, long, and extra-long sizes available) 12 A Ruffled Romper That Doubles As Pajamas
No one will blink twice if you wear this
ruffled romper out, but it's surprisingly considered sleepwear. It's made from lightweight fabric and features a loose, relaxed fit so it's super comfy for all day (and night) wear. It also features a drawstring waist so you can go for a sleeker look, if you want, with adorable, yet subtle, ruffle details on the shorts. 13 These Lace Shorts That Are Surprisingly Comfortable
Just because you're hanging around at home doesn't mean you can't rock these surprisingly comfortable
lace shorts. They're made from a stretchy, lightweight fabric that feels smooth to the touch. And while lace is notoriously itchy, reviewers mention that these shorts are amazingly comfortable while still stylish. “These are now one of my new favorite shorts. They’re super comfy to lounge in but also cute enough for an outing,” one customer wrote. Available sizes: 0-2 - 20-22 14 The Long Hoodie Dress That Will Keep You Toasty Warm
If you tend to get chilly, th
is long hoodie dress literally has you covered. The thick cotton fleece is super cozy, while the hood keeps your ears warm when the cold wind blows. "Not snug and not overly baggy," one reviewer raved. "Great material and I received tons of compliments." 15 This Lightweight Jumpsuit That Feels Like A Cloud
No need to try to match your tops and leggings with this
ridiculously soft jumpsuit. This one piece outfit is made from a stretchy rayon-spandex blend that's really lightweight, without being see-through or restricting. On top, this jumpsuit features a comfy, round neck t-shirt, with wide-leg pants on the bottom. Plus, it comes in a ton of colors so you can snag one for everyday of the week. 16 An Elegant Nightgown That Doubles As A Dress With Pockets
designed to be a nightgown but it’s stylish enough to be wear as a dress. Plus, it has pockets. With dozens of colors and prints, there are so many ways to wear this cotton-blend piece. “I ordered this night dress and was so happy with the product I received! It is very soft and comfortable for wearing around the house and the material is thick enough that I would consider wearing it outside of my home with a cute belt and comfy shoes! I am so impressed with it that I am considering buying the same item in other colors,” one fan wrote. Available sizes: Small - XX-Large 17 This Silky Robe That Can Be Worn As A Gorgeous Kimono
Whether you're wearing it as a robe or out on the town, this gorgeous
kimono-style loungewear deserves a VIP spot in your closet. It's woven from satin, which gives this robe its flowy shape and silky shine. Wear it solo, over your pajamas for an extra layer, or over your favorite tank or blouse to instantly add extra color and fun to any outfit. Plus, this robe comes in one size, so you don't have to worry about picking out the wrong one. 18 The Chemise Nightgown That Doubles As A Slip Dress
No need to go out and grab a new sundress when you have this
chemise nightgown hanging out in your closet. For one, it features a soft, neutral pattern that goes with pretty much any jacket, sweater, or statement jewelry you can dream up. It even features a low slit on both sides for easier mobility and more breathability, and the racerback straps are totally adjustable, too. When you wear this out, there's no way anyone will know you're planning on wearing it to bed, too. 19 These Leggings That Adjust To Your Body Temperature
Not only do these super soft
cotton leggings look exactly like dress pants, but they also keep your body temperature in check while you're wearing them. They're made with something called Smart Temp technology, which naturally adjusts to your body temperature to keep you cool (or warm) so you never have to worry about layering up or cooling down before your next meeting. On top of that, they also feature the perfect amount of stretch so these leggings are sure to keep their shape all day, no matter where you're wearing them. 20 This Relaxed-Fit Nightgown That's Easy To Dress Up
With a few accessories, this
extra long nightgown can easily double as a maxi dress. Just slip on your favorite cardigan sweater or a statement necklace and you instantly have another day dress to add to your wardrobe. This nightgown is also made of sweat-wicking modal, giving it its "light and flowy" feel without making you too hot. Wear it around the house, and when you're ready to step out, slip on your favorite sandals and go. 21 A Jumpsuit You Can Dress Up Or Down
If you can't figure out what to wear today, why not throw on
this jumpsuit? You can easily dress it up with a pair of wedges and a denim jacket, or even just wear it as you lounge around the house. It's made with a hint of elastane for some added stretch, and the tie closure lets you lightly adjust the fit. 22 This Ribbed Tracksuit That You Can Wear Anywhere
Not only is this
ribbed tracksuit super cute, but this set is really affordable, too. The entire set is made of light, totally breathable fabrics that actually absorb moisture so you don't have to worry about sweat stains or spills. The top features a wide, boatneck opening and the joggers have a tapered fit and cuffed ankle, making this set ridiculously comfortable, yet stylish enough to wear anywhere. 23 These Elastic Shorts That Are Perfect For Warmer Weather
versatile shorts look great with just about any top and are super easy to throw on before you run errands, do chores, or even hit the beach. They feature wide leg openings and a loose, casual fit that works with a simple tank or breezy blouse, and the elastic waistband holds them up without any discomfort. They even come in a bunch of colors and patterns so you can grab a pair for every day of the week. 24 The Long Satin Robe That Feels Like Wearing Art
handcrafted kimono-style robe has so many intricate details that it feels more like wearing a piece of art than loungewear. The polyester satin robe features a French seam and a series of delicate belt loops inside and out to create a stunning silhouette when you slip into this robe. On top of that, the silky material feels just as luxurious as it looks, making this robe a win all around. 25 This Casual Romper That Doesn't Pinch At The Waist
While some loungewear can dig into your waist with all the drawstrings and belt loops, this ultra-soft romper gives you some shape without any discomfort. It's woven from a buttery soft, stretchy fabric blend that hangs loose and never pulls tight. Even the drawstring pull sits high at the waist and well out of the way so it never pinches or feels too tight.
26 This Lounge-Worthy Pajama Set That Has A Wide Waistband
For an instant day to night transition,
this pajama set is so cute you'll be able to get away with wearing it no matter where you're going. The fabric is ultra-soft to keep you comfortable all the way from bed to happy hour, and the wide waistband won't roll over. Choose from colors like lotus pink, orange red, and more. 27 The Drawstring Shorts Made From Soft Cotton
drawstring shorts are cute enough to wear anywhere, but honestly, you'll be more than happy lounging around in them at home. They're made from a blend of soft cotton and polyester, and feature wide leg openings to help keep you cool. 28 This Stylish Romper That Shows Off Your Back
You can wear this
cami-style romper around the house to keep cool or while running errands on a hot day. It features super thin spaghetti straps and a scooped-out back to show off your shoulders. It's also slightly stretchy and lightweight, making this piece ultra comfortable, no matter what you decide to do while wearing it. Plus, a thousand reviewers can't be wrong about how stylish and comfy this romper is overall. 29 This Printed Pajama Set That Has A Pom-Pom Trim
Slip into this ultra
luxe pajama set before bed, and wear it around the house the next day without an ounce of guilt. This silky, lightweight set feels like heaven, so why wouldn't you just mix and match it with your favorite cardigan or accessories and turn it into a full-blown outfit? Throw on a quick sweater over the cute, patterned top, or pair your favorite tank with the adorable pom-pom shorts. Either way, it's a win-win. 30 These Leggings That Look Like Jeans
denim pants" have thousands of fans for a good reason: they look office-ready, yet they feel like leggings. At first glance, they do look like a great pair of black skinny jeans, but they're actually made from a soft poly-blend and spandex for extra stretch. They also feature a pull-on closure, so go ahead and tuck in that blouse for your virtual Zoom meeting — these jeggings look like the real thing. The come in 11 colors and prints.
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This article was originally published on
May 10, 2020