Throughout isolation, we’ve been forced to change our way of life. We have all been stuck at home with little need or desire to get dressed up. It was tempting to stay in pyjamas all day but that was just too depressing. The next best step? Loungewear. Comfortable clothing that more often than not is stretchy and oversized, in beautiful soft fabrics. I have embraced comfort dressing with stretchy waists and soft knits and I’m not happy that I’m back in jeans given restrictions have lifted. But why do we have to abandon this new way of life? We are still in various states of restrictions around the country (Victorians, I feel for you) and Covid is still a threat. Staying home is the new norm. So why not make it comfortable? And stylish! With so many great options out there, you can embrace the loungewear lifestyle now and beyond the pandemic. It’s all over sites like ASOS and even luxury houses like Gucci are selling sweatshirts whilst luxury retailer Net-A-Porter has an entire edit devoted to it. To save you trawling the web for gorgeous loungewear, we’ve rounded up our top picks to make your time at home that extra special.
Bassike are well established as leading the Australian charge in sustainability, using organic and natural fabrics. Yes, they make more structured pieces like jackets and denim, but their t-shirts are super soft and their sweatshirts and knits super cosy whilst being stylish. At the pricier end of the market but well worth the investment.
The OG when it comes to loungewear in Australia. Let’s face it, Bonds is known for undies and comfy trackies . I’ve been wearing them for years without complaints. They’ve updated their styles and have different cuts for their pants, depending on your style. What’s even better is they cater for maternity and the whole family. Plus it’s budget friendly. If all else fails, go Bonds.
Viktoria & Woods are another great Australian brand big on sustainability. The effortless designs are timeless whilst being modern. Their current collection includes gorgeous leather pieces, stunning day dresses and soft linen blend t-shirts, but what I really love are their stunning knits and cardigans which is perfect loungewear. Cotton and cashmere blends feature alongside hoodies with interesting design lines. This is fashionable loungewear at it’s finest.
Another Australian success story. Cotton On. Catering to all ages, the brand has something for everybody. And at a good price. A vast array of different fabrics, different colours and different styles for different body types abounds. You can be guaranteed to find something to suit you here, no matter your tastes.
If neutrals are your thing, you are going to love Assembly Label. The Australian brand sticks to a muted colour palette but makes up for this using gorgeous luxurious fabrics like merino wool and linen. Their loungewear edit includes drawstring pants, cosy knits, cool sweats, relaxed shirts and ribbed dresses. They even include items to beautify your home space. For what you get, the price is very reasonable.
These are just a few brands doing great loungewear. These are all Australian so you know you won’t be having any real issues with shipping. Plus, it’s better to support Australian businesses and buy Australian. However, there are some other great brands from around the world that are doing great loungewear. Uniqlo, Calvin Klein, Skin, Hanro, Lou & Grey, Babaa and Sleeper are all amazing international brands putting their own spin on things.
Here at The Volte, we have a range of T-shirts perfect to incorporate in to your loungewear rotation. Loungewear doesn’t need to be boring so spice things up with a designer t-shirt. Stay fashionable.