Loungewear gets an upgrade

I love loungewear. We work from home even when it's not quarantine so stay-at-home workwear is something I've had a lot of time to think about. I also like looking put together and not like I'm just constantly wearing pajamas, which is why I've tried to find loungewear that doesn't seem... quite so can't-leave-the-house casual, but is still super comfortable.

So here are some options that might make your work life more comfortable, your home life more elegant, and your outfit choice process easier.

1. The Black Tee Shirt Dress

I love a black tee shirt dress. They look good on literally everyone, you can wear them to a summer cocktail party, or just around the house because they basically feel like a nightgown. Here are a few options I'm loving this year:


Left Amazon Essentials Short Sleeved Maxi Dress, Middle Gap Midi Dress Right Old Navy Fitted Crew Neck Tee Dress (I actually have this one in two different colors; black and blue and white stripes.)


I also love this modern Lou & Grey black cotton dress. Everything that brand makes has been super comfy on me, and this silhouette is very chic. I have black swooshy pants and a terry swing dress from them that are in my top favorite comfy outfits. Thank you to my friend Sara for introducing me to this brand!

2. The Swing Dress

Left Amazon Swing Dress in color "floral wine" Middle Brass Clothing swing dress in the color "ocean" Right REI Toad & Co Windmere Dress

A swing dress is great because you can wear it as is, or pair it with leggings and a cardigan in early spring and fall to make it more seasonable. Again, super comfy, and great for wearing out or around the house. I like having multiple colors of these and wearing it as part of my summer uniform.

3. The Classic Black Legging



This basic staple can be such a beloved and well worn friend. There are many ways to dress up black leggings, and one way to do that is to pair it with either your black cotton dress or swing dress from above. Oversized sweaters, tunics... these are great around the house wear that is a step up from pajamas. The Ann Taylor pair I have 2 of in different patterns, and the side zip is great and they are so so comfy. The ankle length hits my length preference perfectly (I'm 5'2), but taller ladies who don't want them short will want the full length.

Left, Ann Taylor Seamed Ponte Side Zip Legging, Middle Boden Favorite Leggings in black, and Right is from Amazon, MoveMama's High Waisted Maternity Leggings / Postpartum Support.

4. The Duster Jacket


This type of duster is like a long cardigan. It supplies the comfort of a bath robe, and the kind of classic chic look one might expect to find in a fancy ski lodge. They come in all different weights, so even if sweater weather has passed in your parts, look for a lighter spring version of this versatile sweater.

Left Amazon Essentials Women's Lightweight Longer Cardigan, Middle J. Crew Ella Open-Front Long Sweater Blazer, and Right Gap Softspun Cardigan

5. The Modern Kimono



I'm not really sure why these cover-ups are called kimono because they aren't very much like the traditional Japanese dress, but they are a great lightweight option if it is too warm for a duster or you want something to wear in the air conditioned house in the summer. Super light weight and sheer, these go great over a solid colored tank or tee and look put together even though they really are a comfort piece.

Left Anthropologie Kyra Duster Kimono, Middle Amazon Floral Kimono Cardigan, Right Walmart Loose Long Sleeve Leopard Print Kimono Open Cardigan

What do you have to add? Have you been wearing a work-from-home uniform these days? Loungewear all the time? I'd love to hear in the comments!

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