If we learned anything from spending a year cooped indoors, it's that you don't have to sacrifice comfort for style – these days, you can cozy up your wardrobe with fun loungewear you could practically live in. Ditch that pair of PJs that have weathered it all and invest in solid pieces that add a pop of color to your casual fits and find flattering cuts that make you look and feel good.
Our Good Housekeeping Textiles Lab is comprised of experts who regularly test everything from women's pajamas to leggings for things you, our readers, would deal with at home like durability, pilling resistance and moisture management. We also evaluate how well fabrics hold up in the wash and have consumer testers weigh in on factors like comfort and fit to find the best, most comfortable loungewear out there.
Below are the best places to find loungewear for women, including super-soft leggings, comfy sweatpants and joggers, plush robes and more. Everything on this list comes from loungewear brands that have performed well in our Lab tests, as well as staffer favorite picks and new styles that have unique features and rave reviews from real users. Our picks include loungewear for new moms, cute loungewear sets to wear out of the house and even luxurious cashmere loungewear you can wear while working from home.
Vuori's athletic-inspired pieces tend to have a higher markup, but our Lab pros think they're totally worth it: The fabric feels incredibly soft and holds up to repeated wear and washes, verified from our Lab tests. They're also stretchy and drape in a super flattering fit.
- Super soft and durable
- Drapey fit
A constant top performer in terms of comfort (they always score high in our bra tests), Hanes offers a large assortment of affordable loungewear, including hoodies, sweatshirts and sweatpants generally ranging between $10-20. Amazon reviewers raved about the softness, comfortability and wash durability.
- Wide variety of options
Brooklinen is the winner of our bed sheet test, and one of our editors says wearing this loungewear is just as cozy as sleeping in the brand's sheets. Our Lab experts also say the joggers feel like "upgraded sweats." All styles feature minimal designs and neutral colors. The site offers free shipping and a 365-day any-reason return policy, so they’ll give you a full refund if you don’t love them.
- Upgraded sweats
- Generous return policy
Like many of Soma's offerings, these loungewear pants feature a no-frills design, yet they make great lazy day pants that are cute enough to wear even when you have company over. A drawstring waist keeps the fabric in place. Our Lab experts say the joggers feel cozy yet lightweight, unlike heavy sweatpant material.
- Lightweight and cozy
- Drawstring waist
Running to the store? This brand is quite popular for athleisure wear because its cozy yet chic clothing can be worn in and out of the house. The brand uses Pima cotton, which is similar to Egyptian cotton and is considered a luxury fiber.
- Luxe Pima cotton
- Indoor or outdoor wear
Good Life is all about putting you in the comfiest basics with minimal effort. Any item you pick from its collection pairs easily with anything. Mix and match the everyday tee with the fleece-lined sweatpants or pull together an entire look with their oversized sweat sets. Our Chief Technologist Rachel Rothman found her matching set super comfy, and it left her on the receiving end of many compliments. Although the oversized set fits true to size, only opt for it if you prefer a baggier fit.
- Fits true to size
- Offers a wide range of basics
Combining quality fabrics, on-trend designs and size variety ranging from XS to 3x, ThirdLove is shaking up the loungewear game. Our products and reviews editor personally tried three different relaxed fit sets, each delivering breathable fabrics that aren't see-through. With the brand's terry cloth, quilted, cotton or woven pieces, you can reach maximum coziness whether you're snuggling into the couch or running errands.
- Various breathable fabric options
- Quality styles
Elevate your loungewear with Wknd Nation's workleisure staples. From cozy cotton blazers to effortless button-downs to work suit track pants, there's no shortage of tailored, polished options that can make you look and feel like a boss without the rigid confines of traditional workwear.
- Unique designs
- Tailored, but forgiving fit
These look like sweatpants from the outside, but the inside is sherpa-lined just like a throw blanket. We love that the outer fabric is true cotton, unlike other cheaper loungewear options. The brand also offers similar zip-up hoodies and long sweatshirt tunics.
- Cotton exterior
Good Housekeeping fashion director Kristen Saladino loves this brand for its leggings — these Butter Skinnies specifically have raw cut edges, meaning there are no tight bands or seams that can dig into your skin. They’re also flattering in case you decide to wear them out of the house.
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- Comfortable, dig-free seams
- Super cozy
You can count on Urban Outfitters to carry the latest trends for teens, like tie-dye sweats that are taking over the internet. This cotton set is upcycled by hand, meaning there's a sustainability aspect and no two pieces are the same.
- On-trend prints and colors
Old Navy is rife with loungewear staples for the whole family at affordable prices. A reviewer favorite, these joggers feel like comfy sweatpants but look more fitted, so you can basically get away with wearing PJs to the store. On-trend colors also help make them look less pajama-like.
- Mix and match options
- Cozy staples for indoor or outdoor wear
Kim Kardashian’s shapewear and loungewear line offer leisurewear basics that have inspired a dedicated following. Pieces come in a wide size-inclusive range, stretching from XXS to 4X. You can pick out staples like robes, knitwear and cute ribbed sets. Make sure you keep your basics in tip-top shape by handwashing only.
- Sizes from XXS to 4X
- Tons of options and colors
Move around in comfort thanks to these buttery soft leggings from Lululemon – they're fitted and flexible. In fact, we found them so comfortable that one of our Lab experts says she owns four pairs and wears them while working from home.
- Buttery soft
- Feels like a second skin
Treat your skin to silky smooth textures. Our Textiles Lab experts swear by silk pillowcases, partly because silk is naturally temperature-regulating and feels incredibly luxurious against the skin. This silk tank and shorts set is machine washable, so you don’t have to worry about the high-maintenance care that often comes with silk clothing.
- Luxurious silk material
Splendid has tons of loungewear options, but the brand is widely known for its versatile zip-ups, wraps and pullover sweatshirts. This oversized cardigan in particular is lightweight, soft and drapey. It’s a blend of Pima cotton and modal, a soft fiber that’s best known for how soft it feels against the skin.
- Versatile layering pieces
- Soft and drapey materials
A few editors and Lab experts at Good Housekeeping own and love this athletic lounge pant. They’re soft, stretchy, lightweight and held up to repeated washing in our Lab tests. The brand even claims that the fabric helps your muscles to recover, though we have yet to test that claim.
- Soft, stretchy and lightweight
- Mix and match separates
Whether you want to look put together while traveling or want to look presentable for a video meeting, this brand on Amazon makes chic jumpsuits that don't look like typical pajamas but feel just like 'em. Users say the material is super soft and cozy and they love how to put together they look while wearing it.
- Soft and cozy
- Indoor/outdoor wear
Another affordable loungewear brand is UGET, which makes these oversized tops that you can pair with jeans or sweats for ultimate comfort. Reviewers say the loose fit makes a great option for maternity wear, and they recommend ordering one size up for the baggy look and feel.
- Oversized fit
Our Lab experts deemed this brand the winner for cooling pajamas. In testing, the fabric easily wicked moisture and dried quickly, meaning it can handle sweat to help you feel cool and dry during the hottest nights. Consumer testers also loved the PJs, saying they felt comfortable and helped manage night sweats.
- Perfect for night sweats
- Cooling and quick-drying
This cozy fabric gives you the ultra-soft feel of cashmere without the hefty price tag or special care instructions — in fact, it laundered well in our tests, especially its fleece styles. Our Lab analysts especially enjoyed wearing it for lounging and sleeping and loved all of the colors and prints it comes in.
- Cozy and colorful
- Easy care
- Blended fleece fabric may pill
This sustainable fashion brand is Fair Trade Certified, which looks at social issues like working conditions and wages. It uses 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, and the brand offers staples you can wear every day along with pajama and underwear options.
- Soft and cozy