April 27, 2022
Your Ultimate Loungewear Guide: Part I
Over the last few years, loungewear has gained increasing popularity as it is both comfy and chic. From tank tops and sweatpants to satin slips you’ve been wearing at home, loungewear has evolved into fashionable outfits that you'll now wear outside the house. If you are thinking about incorporating these comfortable pieces into your wardrobe, keep reading to learn more about loungewear and how you can wear it for everyday comfort.
What Is Loungewear?
Loungewear is casual, comfortable attire suitable for wearing at home (both for working from home and lounging), or even wearing out for brunch or grocery shopping - all which feeling cosy and looking chic. This definition is pretty wide-ranging as everyone finds different pieces and styles comfortable. Below are some characteristics that are typically found in loungewear pieces:
- Quality fabrics: Loungewear is usually made in lightweight and soft fabrics such as cotton, linen, satin, silk. These fabrics offer comfort that allow you to work just as easily as to lounge in.
- Fresh palettes: Loungewear typically follows a neutral palette like black, white, gray, and cream, which makes it easy to mix and match with different clothing.
- Variety in styles: Loungewear is no longer associated with shapeless tops and loose pants. It has been elevated through flattering silhouettes and stylish designs, so you can look good and feel good.
Many people used to believe that loungewear should only be worn at home since it did not feel or look appropriate to be seen outside the house in. However, comfy and luxe loungewear is all the rage these days. There are lots of loungewear that perfectly blend comfort and fashion. From relaxing on the couch to a fancy night out, loungewear is fit for any occasion.
Is Loungewear and Sleepwear The Same?
While there are many similarities between loungewear and sleepwear, they are not the same. Sleepwear is exclusively for bedtime, while loungewear can take you from your bedroom to your boardroom or brunch. An old faded shirt might be nice for sleeping in, but it’s probably not a good choice to wear outside.
Meanwhile, loungewear is versatile in nature. Aside from the ease and comfort, these kinds of clothes can easily be mixed and matched for an effortlessly chic style. Pair your jogger with a tank top and a chic blazer, and you’re ready to step out of the house.
What Materials Are Best for Loungewear?
Since the key to loungewear is comfort, opt for fabrics that are soft and breathable. You can also wear different materials depending on your activities. Cotton and linen are great choices for everyday lounging. If you plan to go to the gym, look for stretchy pieces that will keep you dry and comfy. Worried about Singapore's hot weather? Choose lightweight fabrics like silk or satin, so you can breeze through your day.
You may want to check out 7 ways to style your bralettes in Singapore's hot weather.
Types of Loungewear
The world of loungewear is wide and far reaching! In this blog, we will check out some of the most common types of loungewear.
A comfy pajama is a good option when you know you’ll be staying home all day. However, some pajamas come in beautiful designs and colours, so you can wear them out of the house. To step up your PJ game, opt for silky satin pajamas. There's nothing quite luxurious as lounging in a silk pajamas after completing your skincare routine!
The term athleisure is a combination of the words athletic and leisurewear, and refers to athletic apparel that you may wear in non-athletic settings. It is not just confined to yoga pants and a top but includes various items like leggings, shorts, tracksuits, and much more. Athleisure outfits have been gaining a lot of traction over the past few years as it offers comfort and casual chic looks.
A robe is a great cover up that helps you stay warm and add a little extra luxury to your bath time. Grab your cozy robe, your favourite bath products, and let the relaxation begin! Silk satin robes are also perfect for special occasions like a wedding, honeymoon or romantic anniversary.
Elegant and luxurious, our LOVE kimono robe is handcrafted soft satin silk that we spent months sourcing for the ultimate comfort and pampering. In a classic and flattering silhouette, this piece is designed to complement your shape and hug your curves in all the right ways. Available in champagne, white, and black.
A slip dress is a highly versatile piece that you can wear as a loungewear for lounging at home and going out with the girlfriends. Soft and luxurious fabrics like satin, silk, or charmeuse will make you look elegant while feeling all pampered and comfortable.
The YUMI is our iconic maxi slip dress crafted from lightweight, soft satin silk. It is designed to naturally frame your curves in a flattering a-line cut with a high slit. The dress can be worn for everyday lounging, dressed up with freshwater pearls for that special occasion. Available in bronze and in blush.
Soft to the touch, the LIGHT satin silk slip dress is another great choice as loungewear. Perfecting a cut that is flattering and classic, this piece is designed to take you from day to night. Available in white and teal green.
Take a Day Off and Lounge with us
Loungewear is the perfect apparel for when you want to look good and feel good. At Ashley Summer, the design process starts with us thinking about what we really want to wear right now. Our loungewear is handcrafted from luxurious satin silk, which is soft and lightweight for your everyday style and comfort.
If you love clothes that are also good for the environment, then we’re here for you. Ever since we began, we’ve always been thinking of ways to care for the planet and reduce our footprint on the environment. We source premium laces and fabrics from wholesalers who have over-ordered fabric from other designers and fabric warehouses to produce our intimates in small batches. That’s why most of our designs are available in limited quantities, which make them really special.
Ashley Summer Co is Singapore's leading online lingerie brand. Check out our latest collection for new arrivals you’ll love.