Loungewear has developed into a full-blown fashion category, from sweat sets to cozy cashmere pieces and pyjamas so cute you will happily take them for a spin outside the house.
Get to know the best emerging and independent labels that make wearing loungewear seamless. We’ve also curated our favourite pieces to shop, whether you’re lounging on your couch for a lazy Sunday or meeting with friends at a cafe.
PANGAIA describes itself as a “materials science company” that designs pieces that are meant to be lived in. The brand’s line of sweatshirts, sweatpants and more are all created using bio-based and recycled materials and are dyed using organic, botanical dyes. The pieces are even made with antibacterial peppermint so that they stay fresher for longer.
Its vibrant matching sweater and sweatpants combos are an Instagram-hit, leading them to sell out almost immediately after they land on the brand’s website. Various neutral hues make for dependable daily options, like a zip-up sweatshirt and sweatshorts set in a versatile sandy shade.
Los Angeles-based lifestyle brand Cotton Citizen offers a collection of easy-going essentials worn by A-listers such as Gigi Hadid, Kourtney Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner. The label is also known for its unparalleled wash treatments, ultra-soft fabrics, and high-end approach to daily basics.
If you’ve never worn Cotton Citizen, you’ll probably become a fan after trying the oversized hoodies, fitted T-shirts, and slim-fitting sweatpants. Thanks to their relaxed fits, frayed hems, and distressed washes, some pieces could even pass for cool vintage finds.
Lululemon isn’t exclusively for the gym. In fact, the revered activewear label has an extensive collection of loungewear essentials that feature the same range of technical performance fabrics as its signature workout clothes—with more versatile cuts and styles for everyday wear. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your work-from-home outfit or you’re craving a lounging wardrobe refresh, you can turn to this brand for the newest and trendiest looks.
For those new to the brand and skeptical about the prices, investing in a few versatile, high-quality Lululemon pieces will last far longer than buying lower-priced garments that wear out after a year. Lululemon offers men’s sizes XS-XXL, and pant sizes 26 to 46 in lengths ranging from 27 to 37 inches. Lululemon carries women’s sizes 0 to 20, and customers receive complimentary hemming on all tops and pants in stores.
Girlfriend Collective made its mark on the active and loungewear scene with its iconic, sustainable high-rise leggings made from 25 recycled water bottles. Most recently, the Seattle-based brand has expanded its size-inclusive apparel offerings with the launch of the For Everyone collection. This line includes everyday comfort staples with gender-neutral cuts—each offered in a palette of monochromatic, timeless neutrals. Every piece is made with recycled materials and can be mixed and matched for a personalized loungewear look.
Girlfriend Collective’s line of all-gender clothing features hoodies, crewneck sweatshirts, joggers, basic tees, leggings, and outerwear pieces. The collection is offered in sizes 1 to 12, which roughly falls between its women’s sizes XXS-6XL/7XL and is based on chest, waist, and hip measurements. In addition to women’s sizes, Girlfriend Collective also offers maternity sizes.
The Seattle-based brand is celebrated for its transparency and authenticity, sharing every aspect of its manufacturing process including the raw materials used, to its facilities and partners
Published on HOLR Magazine.