We take our loungewear very seriously—especially in the cooler months when we crave cozy materials that are best for resting and relaxing while enjoying a cup of tea and a good, festive movie, or even silky fabrics for the summer when there’s nothing better than slipping into something cool. And while a luxury pajama set is always a treat, Amazon is where to go for some of the best loungewear basics.
To learn more about loungewear must-haves—plus how to style loungewear in and out of the house—Byrdie tapped two fashion experts: Samantha Brown, a wardrobe stylist based in New York City, and Naina Singla, a style expert and wardrobe consultant. With their insight, we researched Amazon’s finest loungewear offerings and hand-selected items based on quality, fit, and comfort.
Meet the Expert
- Samantha Brown is a wardrobe stylist based in New York City.
- Naina Singla is a style expert and wardrobe consultant.
Whether you’re looking for oversized sweatshirts or cozy bras, ahead are all your lounging needs covered with the best loungewear.
CHYRII Button-Down Shorts Set
The CHYRII Button-Down Shorts Set from Amazon is our best overall pick because it embodies two trends—boxer shorts and oversized button-down shirts—in one. It’s also made from a lightweight and ultra-breathable cotton material that is machine washable, so it’s easy to get tons of wear out of this ensemble. On top of that, the shorts set comes in a variety of fun colors, including two-tone palettes, so you can find one that fits your personal aesthetic.
Price at time of publish: $29
Material: Cotton | Size: S-XL | Care: Machine wash
Best Shorts Set
Imily Bela Knit Summer Lounge Set
For the best shorts set category, we wanted loungewear that is cozy and chic—and we found it in the Imily Bela Knit Summer Lounge Set. This knitted set is made from a soft acrylic and nylon blend fabric and is available in 10 colors, including a more fall weather-friendly striped long-sleeved option. It’s lightweight, comfortable, and super chic for lounging around the house. However, the set does run a little big, so size down for a better fit.
Price at time of publish: $38
Material: Acrylic, nylon | Size: S-XL | Care: Hand wash, do not bleach
Best Pants Set
ANRABESS Two Piece Sweatsuit
Pants sets are the epitome of loungewear, and the ANRABESS Two Piece Sweatsuit puts a stylish spin on the classic sweatsuit go-to. This set includes a cropped crew neck pullover sweatshirt with lantern sleeves paired with high-waisted wide-leg pants. Constructed from lightweight viscose, nylon, and polyester blend, the outfit feels ultra-soft and cozy to the touch. Plus, it’s available in a range of fantastic colors, including a Barbiecore pink that we are obsessed with and some good neutrals like black, gray, and white.
Price at time of publish: $51
Material: Viscose, nylon, polyester | Size: S-XL | Care: Hand wash
EFAN Oversized Drawstring Zip-Up Hoodie
For the best sweatshirt, we’re taking it all the way back to Y2K with this thick, oversized zip-up hoodie. Made from a plush mix of rayon and polyester, the cozy and relaxed sweatshirt is very on-trend while having a more timeless design. On top of that, it comes in a whopping 30 different colors—including a gorgeous heather gray, trendy neons, and classic black—so you can find one that matches your style and whatever you plan to pair it with (we love it over a pair of buttery soft bike shorts and an oversized graphic tee).
Price at time of publish: $37
Material: Rayon, polyester | Size: XS-XL | Care: Hand wash
VINMEN Cinch Bottom Sweatpants
If you’re scouring Amazon for the best sweatpants, look no further than the VINMEN Cinch Bottom Sweatpants. With their oversized and relaxed fit, these cotton blend sweats boast a ton of versatility (and, like our pick for the best sweatshirt, have a Y2K era feel). Available in several colors—including neutrals shades and bold hues—these pants go with just about anything, including cropped baby tees, a cami tank, and a matching oversized hoodie.
Price at time of publish: $30
Material: Cotton, polyester | Size: XS-XXL | Care: Machine wash on cold
Pact Women's Organic Cotton Camisole Tank Top
For the best cami tank on Amazon, the Pact Women’s Organic Cotton Camisole Tank Top steals our fashion hearts (and the hearts of nearly 4,000 Amazon customers, too). It’s made from 95 percent cotton with elastane for maximum stretch in a timeless scoop neck silhouette. The perfect piece for layering, you can wear it with so many staple loungewear items, including boxer shorts, oversized sweatpants, or pajama pants.
Price at time of publish: $25
Material: Cotton, elastane | Size: XS-XL | Care: Machine wash
Calvin Klein Women's Modern Cotton Unlined Wireless Bralette
There is nothing more iconic than the classic Calvin Klein Women’s Modern Cotton Unlined Wireless Bralette. Made popular by the likes of Kendall Jenner, Ciara, and many more A-listers, the sporty cotton bra is iconic, comfortable, and the best option on Amazon. With its lightweight fabric, scoop neckline, and thick supportive logo band, it’s a bra you’ll want to wear to bed, and out of the house (we love it with boxers and a relaxed open button-down shirt) thanks to its breathability and barely-there feel.
Price at time of publish: $30
Material: Cotton, modal, elastane | Size: XS-4XL | Care: Machine wash
Amazon Essentials Women's Classic-Fit Short-Sleeve Crewneck T-Shirt
For the best T-shirt on Amazon, we turn to the Amazon Essentials Women’s Classic-Fit Short-Sleeve Crewneck T-Shirt. With top marks from over 26,000 Amazon customers, this basic tee comes highly recommended for its good quality, soft and stretchy fabric, and color options. On top of that, it boasts excellent value as it comes in a two-pack for $20.
Price at time of publish: $20
Material: Cotton, modal, spandex | Size: XS-XXL | Care: Machine wash
Amazon Essentials Women's Slim-Fit Tank
Speaking of two-packs, the Amazon Essentials Women’s Slim-Fit Tank is another piece of loungewear with excellent value as each tank breaks down to about $8 per item. Price aside, this is a high-quality piece of loungewear on Amazon, thanks to its lightweight and breathable cotton and modal blend material, stretchy fit, and straight hemline. It also comes in over 35 colors, so you can stock up on some of your favorites to pair with your sweats, pajama shorts, and more.
Price at time of publish: $15 for pack of 2
Material: Cotton, modal, spandex | Size: XS-XXL | Care: Machine wash
Ekouaer Sleeveless Sleep Set
The best pajama set on Amazon is the Ekouaer Sleeveless Sleep Set, which features a classic fitted scoop neck tank and trendy boxer shorts. Made from a lightweight polyester blend, it’s a great set for spring and summer and comes in over ten different color options, including some classic plaid boxer styles. Toss on a robe or oversized hoodie if you get chilly, and you’re all set for a day of at-home lounging (and napping, of course).
Price at time of publish: $24
Material: Polyester | Size: S-XXL | Care: Machine wash
Lingswallow 3 Piece Women Lounge Set
Your search for the best three-piece lounge set on Amazon ends with this Lingswallow set. Made from a light and super stretch polyester blend, the set comes with a pair of drawstring sweat shorts, a cropped racerback tank, and a light robe that touches just beyond the knees for a cozy feel. We love it because, in addition to its excellent quality, the three-piece set comes in six different colors as well as the option to make it a two-piece with even more colors to choose from.
Price at time of publish: $41
Material: Polyester, spandex | Size: S-XXL | Care: Hand wash
Ekouaer Women's Nightshirt Short Sleeve Button Down
If you adore a breezy and comfortable nightgown moment, the Ekouaer Women’s Nightshirt Short Sleeve Button Down will give you everything you want and more. Made from a super-soft and breathable modal material, the short-sleeved nightgown is essentially like your favorite T-shirt, only longer. Featuring a button-down silhouette with fluttering short sleeves, the knee-length dress comes in over 30 colors and prints, including stripes, florals, and some holiday-inspired designs, too.
Price at time of publish: $27
Material: Modal | Size: XS-3XL | Care: N/A
Best Nap Dress
The Drop Women's Kimi Ruffled Shoulder Smocked Midi Dress
Amazon carries an excellent Hill House-inspired nap dress style. The Drop Women’s Kimi Ruffled Shoulder Smocked Midi Dress is made from a light and airy cotton blend fabric with a smocked bust, fluttering ruffle sleeves, and a sweet ruffled hemline. While it doesn’t come in a ton of colors, the nap dress is available in solid black and white, along with a few good floral patterns.
Price at time of publish: $70
Material: Cotton, polyester | Size: XXS-5XL | Care: Machine wash
Leggings Depot Jogger Track Cuff Sweatpants
For the best joggers, we—along with 66,000 Amazon customers who gave a five-star rating—are obsessing over these drawstring joggers from Leggings Depot. The pants feature a classic jogger silhouette with cuffed ankles, an adjustable waist, and large front pockets for all of your essentials (if you plan on leaving the house, that is). They’re praised for their supreme comfort, style, and fit, as well as the ultra-soft material that makes them the perfect lounge pant.
Price at time of publish: $29
Material: N/A | Size: S-3XL | Care: Machine wash
HeyNuts Essential Full Length Yoga Leggings
These HeyNuts Essential Full Length Yoga Leggings feel like a Lululemon Align Pant dupe with their super soft and stretchy nylon and spandex blend material that forms to the body like a second skin. And, while most prefer their leggings in a solid black, they come in tons of fun, versatile colors like bright yellow and dusty rose, as well as patterns like the tie-dye-inspired Diamond Dye Teal Blue.
Price at time of publish: $34
Material: Nylon, spandex | Size: XS-XL | Care: Machine wash on cold, do not wash with cotton materials to avoid pilling
Best Bike Shorts
ATHVOTAR Biker Shorts for Women
If lounging in bike shorts and oversized tees is more your style, then you need these shorts from ATHVOTAR on Amazon. They aren’t just the best bike shorts on Amazon—they are the best bike shorts ever. Featuring a high-waisted fit and constructed from the most buttery soft material, these are shorts you’ll want to live in. Plus, they boast a ton of good value as they come in a three-pack for $21.
Price at time of publish: $23
Material: Polyester, spandex | Size: S-XL | Care: Machine wash on cold, do not wash with cotton materials to avoid pilling
Tymidy Knitted Button-Down Jumpsuit
Lounge in style in this V-neck sweater romper. Constructed from a knitted viscose, nylon, and polyester blend, the long-sleeved romper is both cozy and stylish with its lantern sleeves, relaxed collar, and a side pocket that is large enough to hold your phone while you hang out at home. On top of that, it’s totally something you could wear out while running errands—just pair it with chunky white sneakers and an oversized denim trucker jacket, and you’re good to go.
Price at time of publish: $40
Material: Viscose, nylon, polyester | Size: S-XXL | Care: Hand wash, hang to dry
Best for Running Errands
Franhais Wide Leg Pants Sets
Loungewear can easily be worn out of the house when running errands—especially when they are as chic and trendy as this set from Amazon. The Franhais Wide Leg Pants Set is made from a lightweight linen blend material with tons of incredible texture. With its high-waisted wide-leg pants and relaxed button-down shirt, it’s something you can lounge in on the couch and then throw on sneakers and head out the door.
Price at time of publish: $41
Material: Linen blend | Size: S-L | Care: Hand wash
We love the CHYRII Button-Down Shorts Set because the boxer shorts paired with a button-down is not only super trendy but timeless and comfortable. If you’re looking for a pants suit to cozy up in, you can’t go wrong with the ANRABESS Two Piece Sweatsuit. And if you’re looking for a dress to catch some Z's in, go for The Drop Women’s Kimi Ruffled Shoulder Smocked Midi Dress.
What to Look for in Loungewear
“Quality is so important,” Singla says. She recommends reading product descriptions carefully and checking the materials to get an idea of the quality and how it will feel on your body. Singla also suggests reading reviews or finding Amazon products through social media to get an idea of the quality based on real customer experience.
During your search, begin with the basics: the construction of your loungewear. The best kinds of fabrics for loungewear are breathable, comfortable, and lightweight, which you’ll most often find in satin, silk, and polyester. Cotton and fabrics with other plant fibers are more suitable for moisture-wicking benefits, but the material you choose is up to your preference.
If you’re planning to wear loungewear out of the house, Brown says to make sure it fits well. “Knit fabrics have a tendency to go sheer when they’re too tight, so keep an eye on the product reviews to see how the sizing runs,” she recommends. But if you’re just searching for higher quality and/or higher-end sets to lounge in, always opt for one you’re most comfortable with—even if it’s oversized, relaxed, or fitted.
What is loungewear?
According to Singla, loungewear is clothing that you typically wear around the house and is constructed from comfortable material that you can relax in. “I like to think of it as the clothing between office wear and your pajamas—it’s like you want to get out of your tight and uncomfortable office attire, but it’s too early to put on pajamas,” she explains, adding that loungewear styles are typically loose, cozy, comfortable, and made from soft materials. And depending on the time of year, they might also add a layer of warmth.
Can you wear loungewear out?
Brown believes “loungewear can be worn out for more casual engagements,” not just for leisurely activities at home. She recommends styling loungewear with sneakers, flat sandals, or lug-sole boots. And, for a more elevated look, she says to pair sweatsuits and other loungewear styles with either a motorcycle jacket or an oversized blazer.
How do you dress up loungewear?
To dress up loungewear, Singla says to add a “third piece” such as a trench coat, blazer, denim jacket, leather motorcycle jacket, or a cool bomber jacket. You can also accessorize your loungewear look with trendy sunglasses, layered jewelry, and a statement bag. For starters, “go neutral or monochrome for a more polished and elevated look,” she adds, for the best ways to accessorize.
Another way to dress up loungewear is by playing with different silhouettes and shapes. Singla recommends a “cropped top or hoodie with high waist joggers or a matching jogger set with a long trench or duster,” which are based on current trends.
Why Trust Byrdie?
Contributing writer Jessie Quinn has a bachelor’s degree in fashion journalism from Academy of Art University. As someone who has spent most of her career working from home, Jessie knows a thing or two about loungewear for everything from meeting work deadlines to lounging on the couch with her favorite snacks. For this story, Jessie used her love of lounging to inform her research, and carefully considered styles from Amazon that are high-quality, made from comfortable materials, and have fantastic fits. As a result, she curated a list of the best loungewear items, including the leggings and bike shorts she wears regularly.
According to our Diversity Pledge, 15 percent of products in our newly-published market roundups will feature Black-owned and/or Black-founded brands. At the time of publishing, we were not able to find any Amazon-based loungewear from a Black-owned and/or Black-founded business. If you know of one we should consider, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will evaluate the product ASAP.