There’s something about wearing a matching lounge set that makes us feel like we have it all together, even when we’re glued to our couch and binge-watching Netflix. But lounge sets aren’t just for staying in—they can be the perfect day-off look for running errands, catching up with friends over coffee, or picking up some flowers at the farmer’s market. With this in mind, we set out to find the best lounge sets you can wear at home and on the go.
When researching the best lounge sets, we looked at fabric, construction, and comfort, while also considering style versatility (i.e., how well they pass as outside clothes). We also reached out to Steve Franks, the co-founder of loungewear brand Dandy Del Mar, to learn more about what makes a casual ensemble loungewear.
Meet the Expert
Steve Franks, co-founder of Dandy Del Mar.
Here are the best lounge sets for indoor and outdoor comfort.
Silk & Salt Luxe Lounge Set
In the colder months, we want a comfortable lounge set that makes us feel bundled while still being able to move about our home—even if that means just getting up from the couch to get more snacks. Our top pick for the best overall category moving into winter is this gorgeous turtleneck sweat outfit from Silk & Salt. Available in several earthy hues—including black, rust, taupe, and beige—and made from a warm viscose and polyester blend, the set is something you’ll live in on cold days. When the weather starts to warm up again, you can absolutely throw on a pair of sneakers and a vest and run errands in this ensemble.
Price at time of publish: $136
Material: Viscose, polyester, polyamide | Size Range: XS-2XL | Color Options: 9
MEROKEETY Oversized Batwing Sleeve Lounge Set
Amazon is our go-to for affordable loungewear—and this adorable sweatshirt and shorts combo is one of our favorite sets. Featuring an oversized crewneck sweatshirt with batwing sleeves and high-waisted sweat shorts, this set is something you could wear at home, while running errands, or on a walk with friends. It comes in 15 different color options (the light gray is our favorite!) and is constructed from durable and high-quality rayon and polyester blend fabric.
Price at time of publish: $50
Material: Rayon, polyester | Size Range: S-XL | Color Options: 15
Best Size Range
Wray Long Lounge Set
This loungewear set is not only the most size-inclusive on our list, it’s also one of the cutest sets ever. Available in sizes XX-small to 6X-large, the set is made from 100 percent lightweight cotton and features a cropped button-down top with cropped wide-leg pants. It comes in a variety of prints and patterns, including a funky floral and trendy checkerboard in several different colors.
Price at time of publish: $185
Material: Cotton | Size Range: XXS-6XL | Color Options: 9
Parachute Waffle Lounge Set
Lightweight and soft, the Waffle Lounge Set from Parachute is one of our favorite looks. Made from 100 percent cotton with a breathable mini waffle weave, the set comes with a matching pair of jogger pants and a long-sleeve crew neck top that work well as casual wear and pajamas.
Price at time of publish: $149
Material: Cotton | Size Range: XS-XL | Color Options: 2
Best Sweater Set
Free People Hailee Sweater Set
If you’re searching for the best sweater set, our top pick is the Hailee Sweater Set from Free People. Made from 100 percent cotton, the cozy waffle knit set comes in 14 colors and features a Henley-style sweater and slightly cropped straight-leg pants that are made for supreme comfort. Wear them on their own with your favorite pair of house shoes, or pair them with a blazer and loafers for a cozy out-of-the-house look.
Price at time of publish: $128
Material: Cotton | Size Range: XS-XL | Color Options: 14
Best Color Range
Fixmatti Knitted Outfit
Ideal for chilly days, this knitted loungewear set from Amazon is our top pick for the best color range category. Like an elevated tracksuit, the set features wide-leg pants with a mock neck sweater in 27 colors, including neutrals like black and taupe as well as hot pink (hello, Barbiecore!), orange, and green. Wear it on its own with a pair of chunky retro white sneakers or layer it up with a cozy vest and sherpa-lined clogs for chilly days—it’s the ideal pick for running errands.
Price at time of publish: $52
Material: Viscose, polyester, nylon | Size Range: S-XL | Color Options: 27
Something Navy Striped Polo Sweater
The Striped Knitted Pants and Polo Sweater from Something Navy are what loungewear dreams are made of. Although they are sold separately, they’re match-made in knit heaven with their cozy knit material and fall-inspired color palette. Featuring a relaxed fit, the wide-leg pants and collared sweater can be worn for days spent at home, but they also look amazing with a pair of white sneakers and a suede and sherpa coat.
Check out the matching pants here.
Price at time of publish: $145
Material: Acrylic, alpaca, nylon, wool | Size Range: XXS-2XL | Color Options: 1
Deiji Studios The 03 Pajama Set
This loungewear set from Deiji Studios combines two of our favorite fashion trends: boxer shorts and oversized button-ups. Made from 100 percent OEKO-TEX 100 certified stone-washed linen, the set is lightweight and breathable, making it the perfect shorts set for transitional seasons like late spring and early fall. We love this set on its own for lounging at home or with a pair of strappy platform sandals and our favorite Poppy Lissiman JimBob Black/Orange Sunglasses for a casual daytime look.
Material: Linen | Size Range: XS-XL | Color Options: 1
Lunya Washable Silk Cami Pant Set
Lunya is known for their luxe, silk pajamas sets with great quality fabrics and fits. And this is yet another winner. Featuring high-waisted wide-leg pants and a deep scoop neck tank, the set was designed as fancy pajamas but definitely could be dressed up for a dinner by throwing on a blazer and heels. Better yet: the 100% real silk fabric is machine-washable.
Price at time of publish: $248
Material: Mulberry silk | Size Range: XS-XL | Color Options: 5
Sleeper Linen Lounge Suit
For a luxe, 100 percent linen lounge set, we are obsessed with this adorable number from Sleeper. Available in seven colors and prints, the shorts set comes with a pair of comfortable pull-on shorts with ruffled hems and a matching top with a mandarin collar and elbow-length ruffled sleeves to match. Perfect for a warm day, the Linen Lounge Suit is ultra-lightweight, breathable, and a set you’ll live in.
Price at time of publish: $220
Material: Linen | Size Range: XS-3XL | Color Options: 7
Best Terry Cloth
Dandy Del Mar The Santorini Chevron Bralette
With the return of early 2000’s fashion trends comes some super-comfy textiles like terry cloth. The Santorini Chevron Pants and matching Chevron Bralette from Dandy Del Mar put a modern spin on one of the decade’s favorite fabrics. The bralette top has a sporty scoop neckline style that looks lovely paired with the comfortable high-waisted breezy pants. Wear them on their own for a relaxing day at the beach, or pair them with an oversized white button-down for running errands.
Check out the matching bottoms here.
Price at time of publish: $69
Material: Terry cloth | Size Range: XS-XL | Color Options: 1
Gergana Ivanova Amber 100% Organic Cotton Button-Up Shirt
If you’re looking for a comfortable and airy lounge set, we adore our Isabella Cotton Shorts and Amber Cotton Button-Up Shirt from Gergana. The loungewear pieces pair together perfectly to create a relaxed ensemble made for hanging out at home or running weekend errands. On top of being an amazing cotton loungewear set, the pieces are responsibly made in small batches, making it one of the more eco-conscious options on our list.
Price at time of publish: $200
Material: Organic cotton | Size Range: XS-XL (shorts), XS/S-M/L (shirt) | Color Options:
What to Look for in Lounge Sets
Firstly, soft and cozy fabrics for primo lounging, says Steve Franks, co-founder of Dandy Del Mar. When shopping for lounge sets, look for fabrics such as cotton, linen, silk, and terry cloth in comfortable silhouettes that allow you to lounge freely without feeling constrained.
In addition to fabric, Franks says to look for “well-made and constructed garments to ensure they will have long-lasting wear and the fits are flattering.”
What is loungewear?
According to Franks, loungewear consists of “casual garments that are comfortable enough to idle around your home and lounge poolside but elevated enough to wear outside the house and on the town.” Loungewear typically consists of tops and bottoms made from comfortable, breathable materials, too.
Can you wear loungewear in public?
Loungewear—especially stylish sweat outfits and matching linen—can absolutely be worn in public. In fact, even some loungewear pieces that lean a little closer to pajama styles can be worn out of the home.
How do you dress up loungewear?
“We love to style our loungewear with more structured garments, such as a blazer paired with [lounge] pants and a kitten heel,” says Franks. In addition to this styling idea, Franks says you can dress up loungewear button-downs with a silk slip dress underneath.
Why Trust Byrdie
Contributing writer Jessie Quinn has a bachelor’s degree in fashion journalism from the Academy of Art University. At Byrdie, Jessie covers everything from unique jewelry accessories to the latest denim trends to the best shoes for any style. When it comes to her personal style, Jessie puts comfort first. Her wardrobe consists of a decent collection of loungewear that she wears in and out of the house. For this story, Jessie looked at everything from fabric to construction to style to find the best lounge sets for maximum comfort, no matter where or how you wear them.