What Is Loungewear?

Loungewear is a category of clothing designed for wear during leisure time, especially around the home. The Financial Times describes it as “clothing that is sleep-inspired but not limited to the bedroom.” Loungewear includes shorts, stretchy pants, leggings, tunic tops, hoodies and many other comfortable items of clothing.

A major appeal of loungewear is its versatility, according to The Globe and Mail. Although it is usually classified under nightwear, loungewear can also be worn as active wear during exercise and other day to day activities. Major clothing retailers that carry loungewear include Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, American Eagle and Gap.