The best loungewear for women—cozy and chic pieces to live in

Our edit of the best loungewear for women will help you upgrade your everyday uniform with expensive-looking pieces from as little as £10 or $10

Best loungewear for women models wearing loungewear from Mango, Hush and The White Company
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Hibernation season is here and what better way to stay snug and stylish than in the best loungewear for women?

Once reserved just for lazy Sundays, loungewear has become a key player in our capsule wardrobe rotation thanks to the new work from home lifestyle blurring the aesthetic boundaries of work and leisure.

Comfier than even your best jeans, but a step up from your best pyjamas, a luxe loungewear set has all-day wearability that is still chic enough if you need to jump on that conference call or make a dash to the shops. And the best loungewear for women is super versatile and can be smartened up in a jiffy: simply layer your best blazer over a sporty hoodie, or add a silky blouse to some high-waist joggers.

Whether you’re after a sporty jogger and hoodie combo, or you want to up the ante in the best cashmere sweater and matching wide-leg trousers, there are an array of stylish options out there to suit every style and budget.

The best loungewear for women as chosen by our fashion team

Everlane The Washable Silk Jogger

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1. Everlane The Washable Silk Jogger

Best premium joggers

RRP: $155/£154
Sizes: XXS-XL
Reasons to buy
+Premium fabric+Easy to dress up

Ready to get truly indulgent with your loungewear? Introducing these joggers made from 100% silk. With a relaxed fit and a flattering tapered leg they master the art of being comfy and chic effortlessly. As well as being the perfect companion to your favourite sweater, they can easily be dressed up with a pair of barely there sandals and blazer too for when you decide to leave the house. 

H&M Fluffy Bouclé-knit Hoodie Sweater

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2. H&M Fluffy Bouclé-knit Hoodie Sweater

Best hoodie

RRP: $34.99/£24.99
Sizes: XS-XXL
Reasons to buy
+Relaxed fit+Versatile color

A grey hoodie is a loungewear staple and this fluffy number is delightfully cozy. It has a relaxed fit and a double-layered hood for extra warmth. The ribbed cuffs and hem add structure to the otherwise oversized silhouette. Go all out and team with the matching joggers and your best white trainers for a casual look that still looks pulled together.

J Crew Teddie Sherpa Half-Zip Sweatshirt

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3. J Crew Teddie Sherpa Half-Zip Sweatshirt

Best half-zip sweatshirt

RRP: $138/£154
Sizes: XXS-3XL
Reasons to buy
+Trendy half-zip style+Fluffy texture

Half-zip sweaters are having a moment in the fashion-sphere giving a sporty spin to your wardrobe basics. The plush teddie sherpa fabric adds texture and interest as well as an extra dose of snugness. The light pink hue softens the silhouette and would look great paired with denim or your best leggings.

Mango Wideleg Trousers

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4. Mango Wideleg Trousers

Best wide-leg joggers

RRP: $59.99/£35.99
Sizes: XXS-4XL
Reasons to buy
+Flattering wide-leg+Rib-knit texture

Wide-leg trousers are not only a comfy choice but a flattering one too, helping to lengthen legs. These have a rib-knit fabric for added texture and a comfy elasticated waist making them a dream to wear all day long, which is why we think they are one of the best pieces of loungewear for women. The charcoal hue is guaranteed to go with everything and looks particularly chic paired with lighter grays and crisp whites.

Hush Elle Supersoft Longline Cardigan

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5. Hush Elle Supersoft Longline Cardigan

Best longline cardigan

RRP: $85/£59
Sizes: XXS-XL
Reasons to buy
+Elegant design+Long-lasting

A longline cardigan is your fast track way to keeping your loungewear looking smart and elegant. The perfect layering tool, throw over a simple tee and joggers combo for your lazy Sunday attire. Like a wearable blanket you can wrap yourself around in it when you curl up on the sofa for movie night too.

The White Company Cashmere Rib-Detail Onesie

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6. The White Company Cashmere Rib-Detail Onesie

Best all-in-one loungewear

RRP: $400/£279
Sizes: XS-XL
Reasons to buy
+Premium cashmere+Super soft

We think we might have found the most luxurious piece of loungewear ever. Nothing is more opulent than plush cashmere and this all-in-one means you can cocoon yourself in the super soft fabric from head-to-toe. The White Company is one of the best British clothing brands and is renowned for its high-quality cashmere, certified by The Good Cashmere Standard. Warning, you may never want to take this one off!.

Sweaty Betty Essentials Shorts

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7. Sweaty Betty Essentials Shorts

Best shorts

RRP: $58/£45
Sizes: XXS-XXL
Reasons to buy
+Light and breathable+Lots of colors

We’re already obsessed with the Sweaty Betty power leggings and their loungewear does not disappoint either. These cute shorts are crafted from organic cotton making them soft on the skin and breathable too. With a relaxed fit they sit high on the waist and skim over hips and thighs for a flattering finish. Available in seven colors from cheery yellow to refined black.

Boden Favourite Leggings

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8. Boden Favourite Leggings

Best leggings

RRP: $40/£28
Sizes: US 2-20/ UK 6-22
Reasons to buy
+Fun rainbow detail+Supportive waistband

Not all leggings are made for working out and these super soft leggings are for lounging. Phew! They have a high-rise fit and a wider waistband for extra support and comfort and they don’t lost their shape after washing either. Available in eight different colors and prints we love the rainbow stripe pair for a playful touch.

Zara Plush Jogging Pants

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9. Zara Plush Jogging Pants

Best budget joggers

RRP: $25.90/£17.99
Sizes: S-L
Reasons to buy
+Lots of colors+Affordable

We’ll admit our hunt for the best loungewear for women means our shopping habit is getting slightly out of control (how many sweaters is too many?) so we’re pleased to find there are plenty of budget-friendly styles out there too. Case in point, these not-so-basic joggers. Ticking all the style credentials from the elasticated high waist to handy side pockets, they also come in eight different shades. The hot pink hue gets our vote.

Madewell MWL Betterterry Relaxed Turtleneck Sweatshirt

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10. Madewell MWL Betterterry Relaxed Turtleneck Sweatshirt

Best sweater

RRP: $72/£71
Sizes: XXS-XXL
Reasons to buy
+Cozy turtleneck+Considered details

The best loungewear pieces will work just as well when you’re heading out for brunch as they do inside the comfort of your own home and this sweater does just that. Cut to a relaxed fit it has a turtleneck design for extra coziness and a raw hem for a cool undone finish. Layer over a pleated skirt for a smarter take or team with your straight leg jeans.

Sleeper Sky Feather-trimmed Crepe de Chine Pajama Set

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11. Sleeper Sky Feather-trimmed Crepe de Chine Pajama Set

Best loungewear set

RRP: $320/£258.05
Sizes: XS-3XL
Reasons to buy
+Luxurious+Smart enough for outdoors

If you really want to take your loungewear up a notch then consider this fabulous set from Sleeper. Putting the party into pajama party, this co-ord takes inspiration from vintage styles with its fancy feather trims, pearlescent buttons and lightweight crepe de chine fabric. Unapologetically glamorous, feel indulgent wafting round the house in it or treat it to a night out on the town with a pair of strappy sandals.

Cos Relaxed-Fit Maxi Sweatshirt Dress

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12. Cos Relaxed-Fit Maxi Sweatshirt Dress

Best loungewear dress

RRP: $99/$59
Sizes: XS-L
Reasons to buy
+Cool sweater style+No waistband

Sometimes the best loungewear for women involves no waistband at all and this sweatshirt dress hits that mark. Crafted from organic cotton it has an oversized fit that finishes mid-calf and a side slit for easy movement.  Pair it with some stompy boots and the best crossbody bags and it will look chic enough to go out in. Layer a tailored jacket on top for extra polish.

Charlie Bell

Charlie is the Acting Deputy Fashion Editor across multiple women’s magazines and also a freelance fashion, beauty and lifestyle editor. 

She bagged her first magazine job in 2009 and has previously written for titles including Woman & Home, Closer and Dare. Over the years Charlie has embraced anything that was thrown at her from styling celebrities to testing out the best jeans on the high street to writing about must-have beauty buys. 

With a weakness for a printed midi dress, Charlie is on a mission to shop more sustainably and loves finding new ethical brands and second-hand buys. You can follow her on Instagram @fashionabell_