Women's Loungewear and Athleisure: Explained

Women's Loungewear and Athleisure: Explained

Loungewear is defined as casual clothes suitable for relaxing and laying around at home. Loungewear is loose clothing in which one can lounge.  This type of clothing can be worn to sleep but it is primarily intended for lounging around the house and occasionally being worn outside.  A major appeal of loungewear is its versatility & comfort. It is not completely uncommon for someone to run out to a local retailer to grab some groceries in their lounge pants.  But they most likely are not going out to the store in their nightwear such as a negligee.  This is why nightwear / sleepwear is categorized differently than loungewear. 

Loungewear can be worn to sleep but also as active wear during exercise and other day to day activities. 

Loungewear is typically more sophisticated, tailored-looking clothes for your at-home shift. It’s pretty exclusively black, gray or rich, dark solids like blue. A loungewear wardrobe consists of coordinating separates like tees, tanks, jackets, a gown, leggings, pants or capris you can mix and match. It fits more body-consciously than PJs and is made from modal or cotton blends; sometimes fleece, too. Wear it for running errands, having guests over or being a well-dressed houseguest yourself.

Loungewear is informal clothing usually designed to be worn at home

Cute, Casual and Comfy Summer Loungewear

Lockdown has been annoying, but it’s also been a bit of a blessing because it’s forced me to slow down and learn to love lounging.  ( I usually can’t sit still). And along with my new snuggle-up lifestyle has come some new summer loungewear.

This is my new summer loungewear set. Do you recall I wore a cute blue set from them in the fall? This chic, lightweight ribbed 2-piecer is perfect for summer. The lounge pants are cotton, wide leg, and cropped so you can wear cute sandals with them. The top is matching with long sleeves and has an elegant, wide neckline. This is a super comfy set and in white, it feels so fresh and cool.

I love the look of gold with white so I dressed this up by layering on some beautiful gold chains – one woven and the other a teardrop gemstone, and then added some woven earrings. Everything is from Dean Davidson-one of my favorite jewelry designers who takes his inspiration from his world travels.  It’s amazing what a difference a little bit of jewelry makes to a simple outfit like this.

Cozy Cotton Sweatshirt

Before class, after class, or anytime in between, this sweatshirt elevates your everyday lounge look. Easy-fitting cotton and modal blend make this top super cozy, and a wide neck and scoop neck in the back make is stylish.

Crop Lounge Pants

Weekend lounging just got easier with these printed, crop wide-leg pants. How sweet are the pale pastel stripes? These pants would make a great beach cover up too.

Two-Piece Lounge Set

You'll be tempted to lounge all day in this in this cozy set which includes a slouchy, short-sleeve shirt and elastic-waist pants. This adorable set comes in a variety of charming colors and prints.

Cropped Henley

Relaxing is easy when you're wearing this flattering and buttery-soft cropped henley top. A roomy fit makes layering with workout wear easy.

Tie-Dye Sweatshirt and Shorts Set

When all else fails, toss on this cozy set with a slouchy sweatshirt and raw-hem shorts. A hazy tie-dye print is on-trend and enhances the irresistible charm of this cute set.

Wide Leg Pants

Free flowy wide-leg pants with a drawstring waist and pockets are ideal for long summer days of lounging. These one-of-a-kind pants combine a modern edge with a retro feel.


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About the

Sandhya Garg is a Project Runway fashion designer. She studied and specialized in women's fashion at London College of Fashion, UK and has worked at Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Liberty London, Alice Temperley to name a few.

She has her own successful resort wear, vacation dresses, special occasion dresses, wedding guest looks, swim coverups label. While on Project Runway Season 13, she won 2 challenges and was fortunate to show her collection at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. The brand has been featured in Marie Claire US,Workshop at Macy's, Ftv.com, Elle Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Vogue online to name a few. 

She designs limited edition high end printed spring dresses, casual resort attire and swim coverups. Beautiful prints are inspired from around the world to be worn during travel, resort stay or cruise holidays.

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