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If you’ve been on Instagram lately, then it probably won’t shock you to hear that loungewear is trending in a big way. And, in fact, this was the case even before so much of the world transitioned to working from home. Matching sweatsuits in coordinating colors and patterns (tie dye, anyone?) are more popular than ever, luckily for all of us who are fighting against the urge to work in our pajamas all day long (but, hey, that’s cool, too). If you’re anything like me, you probably can’t get enough of scrolling through the comfiest, coziest, softest loungewear available right now and dreaming of wearing it while curled up on the couch or at a desk.
What’s more, there’s something so soothing about having designated clothes for relaxation. Having a drawer full of these options means that whenever life gets stressful or anxiety-filled (and a lot of us are feeling that way right now) that we have a whole selection of clothing that may help make us feel just a little bit better. And feeling a little bit better when things seem scary and overwhelming sometimes makes all the difference. If you’re a size 14 or above and are currently looking to stock your feel-good-clothes drawer with the coziest, most soothing loungewear, here are 11 of the best options to show right now.
Old Navy French Terry Plus-Sized Joggers
These French terry joggers are not only super soft, but available up to 4X—and the light brown shade is a nice, fresh take on neutral loungewear (no more boring gray or black).
Ryllace Cashmere Cocoon Duster
Not everyone is into joggers and a matching sweatsuit. Enter: cashmere. This duster is as luxuriously cozy as it gets—perfect for cuddling up on the couch, but also chic enough to wear for a meeting or date night.
Savage x Fenty Jersey Knit Sweatpant
If you’re looking for something a little more formfitting, these Savage x Fenty leggings look like they’d probably do the trick.
Universal Standard Perry Spacer Cropped Hoodie
Think of this as investment loungewear, and the best damn hoodie you’ll ever wear. Available up to size 40, this hoodie is cozy without being too warm and looks just as good with sweatpants as it does styled under overalls.
Torrid Olive Green Twill Drawstring Jogger
These joggers are technically loungewear, but look like real pants which is never a band thing.
BP Nori Shorts Pajamas
Again, perhaps technically these are pajamas, but you can’t tell me that these wouldn’t be perfect for lounging around the house all day (especially if you live somewhere warm).
JUST MY SIZE Women's Plus-Size Fleece Sweatpant
Looking for a pair of sweatpants that are affordable enough to do that bleach tie-dyeing craft you keep seeing all over Instagram? These are a great option for that — plus, they come in petites!
What To Look For in Plus Size Loungewear
Wide Range of Fabrics
If the term ‘loungewear’ makes you think only of jersey, think again. The new wave in plus-size loungewear includes a variety of super comfy new materials including stretch cotton, twill, and even cashmere, giving you more choice in both style and comfort.
Many so-called loungewear items can easily be dressed up and accessorized to bring a welcome dose of comfort to an otherwise more serious occasion. Items like dusters and leggings create sleek, distinctive silhouettes that can easily go from curling up with a good book to chairing a board meeting, while a variety of joggers sport a tapered fit that can be paired with a fitted blazer or denim jacket for instant casual chic.
Consider Your Surroundings
While most loungewear is made from soft, breathable fabrics that are great for all occasions and climates, those made from luxe knits like cashmere or thick cotton jersey may prove to be too warm for the summer months or your apartment’s erratic heating. So, when choosing everyday loungewear, be mindful of how well a certain fabric will perform in your environment.
What is the best plus size loungewear?
Today’s fashion industry focus on women of all shapes and sizes has led to the creation of a wide variety of loungewear that ensures amazing comfort and distinctive style. The key in finding what works best for you is to choose a style that looks and feels great on your body while giving you the versatility and wearability you need.
What are the best plus size joggers?
Nowadays, jogger style pants come in a huge range of fabrics and fits that give you the comfort and flexibility you’re after with a fit that flatters your curves. If you’re looking for full-on relaxation, choose a style made from cotton jersey. However if you need something that is a bit more on the casual side go with a fabric like twill, that combines the look of khakis with the comfort of sweatpants.
What is the best summer loungewear?
For the warm summer months, you’ll want to opt for lightweight, breathable fabrics like cotton, stretch cotton, and modal, which allow for plenty of movement and flexibility.