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25 top-rated women’s fashion pieces and loungewear for summer

The ultimate guide to comfort.

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While some states are slowly re-opening, many of us are still spending a significant amount of time working from home, homeschooling kids, or trying to unwind. As a result, our daily uniform has changed over the last few months from stylish outfits to comfy quarantine attire.

While you can wear an old T-shirt and shorts, there’s something really soothing about slipping into a pair of cozy pajamas or putting on new plush loungewear to watch Netflix. Or maybe you just need a style pick-me-up that’s comfortable for your Zoom meeting.

Whatever the reason, if you’re looking to hygge yourself while staying at home, we’ve rounded-up 25 of the best pajamas, loungewear, and work from home clothes below.

Pajamas

1. This breezy Madewell shorts set

madewell
Credit: Madewell

Madewell teams up with Parachute with these pajamas.

Madewell fans rejoice! The brand recently teamed up with popular bedding brand Parachute for a line of lightweight yet cozy sleepwear. One of our editors tested out the short set for herself and loved the relaxed fit and soft material. Bonus: The collared shirt and shorts combo is chic enough (and opaque enough) to wear around your friends or even your in-laws. Much better than that ratty old T-shirt.

2. A pajama set from Instagram-famous brand Summersalt

Summer salt
Credit: Summersalt

You'll feel like you're on cloud nine.

Summersalt, the trendy bathing suit company that you saw all over your Instagram feed last year, also makes pajamas. The Cloud 9 Silky PJ Set is made from polyester but feels like silk and is smooth to the touch, which means the fabric won’t cling to your skin. The pajamas come in seven vibrant patterns making them perfect for someone who likes more style in their sleepwear.

Get the Cloud 9 Silky PJ Set at Summersalt for $95

3. These pajamas from Nordstrom with over 1,400 reviews

Nordstrom moonlight
Credit: Nordstrom

These pajamas have a cult-following.

It’s now acceptable to wear pajamas 24/7, meaning you can live your best pajama life in this ultra-soft set from Nordstrom. The long sleeve shirt and pants combo has a 4.5-star rating from over 1,400 reviews, and both the shorts set and nightshirt versions are not far behind. One of our editors owns a pair and has tried all three, confirming that they are just as comfortable as reviewers say. An important note: If you’re on the shorter side, you may want to size down in the pants set or consider the shorts or nightshirt as some reviews commented on the pants being too long.

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4. An ultra-soft pajama set that looks tailored

Target pajamas
Credit: Target

You'll want these in all colors.

These pajamas have the look of a tailored button-up but are made with a modal and spandex blend which means they are soft and stretchy instead of stiff. Over 500 reviewers agree, giving them a 4.7 rating, making them one of the most popular pajama sets at Target. One well-rested reviewer writes, “I love these sets. I have them in both grey and navy. So comfortable and soft, great fit. It does well in the wash. My dream PJ set—thank you Target!”

Get the Women's Beautifully Soft Short Sleeve Notch Collar and Short Pajama Set at Target for $21.99

5. These dreamy J. Crew striped pajamas

J. Crew pajamas
Credit: J. Crew

These pajamas are great for all seasons.

Have your best sleep in the Dreamy Cotton Pajama Set. One of the highest-rated pajama sets at J. Crew, these cotton pajamas are soft, breathable, and lightweight, making them great to wear all year-round. One shopper exclaims, “I adore pajamas and these are by far my favorite! I wanted flannel but there were none available. The material is soft cotton, not clingy—great for all seasons.”

Get the Dreamy Cotton Pajama Set at J. Crew for $88

6. These luxurious pajamas by Eberjey

Eberjey pajamas
Credit: Bloomingdale's

You'll never want to take these off.

Wrap yourself in these cozy Eberjey pajamas. They are one of the top picks at Bloomingdale’s for the buttery-soft fabric and flattering fit. Many reviewers rave that these are the most comfortable pajamas they own, adding that they are definitely worth the splurge. One self-proclaimed fanatic writes, “I am a sleepwear-loungewear junkie, and these are the best out there...you can’t wear anything else after these!”

7. A lightweight robe for summer

Nordstrom robe
Credit: Nordstrom

Add this to your summer sleepwear collection.

The All American Jersey Robe is a great addition to your summer sleepwear collection—it’s made of a lightweight jersey material which will keep you covered but not too hot. Happy shoppers love the soft silky fabric and one ecstatic buyer writes, “My new favorite spring/summer robe. Great quality. Interior side tie and ample tie length with loops (not attached). Very flattering!”

Get the All American Jersey Robe at Nordstrom for $38

Loungewear

8. These ultra soft shorts

Lou and Grey shorts
Credit: Lou and Grey

These shorts are made for summer lounging.

No list of the best loungewear would be complete without Lou & Grey. The sweat sets are wildly popular and sell out quickly. If you’re looking for the same comfort but for summer temperatures, look to the Signaturesoft Plush Drawstring shorts. They are made out of the same material as the sweatshirts and pants, so you’ll still get the same high-quality, softness, and style but in shorts instead of pants.

Get the Signaturesoft Plush Drawstring Shorts for $49.50

Alo leggings
Credit: Alo

Wear these to lounge or workout.

As an editor and yoga teacher, Amanda Tarlton knows her way around the world of leggings. And one pair that she especially loves to lounge around in are these from Alo. The high waist hits at just the right spot and the fabric is the perfect balance of breathable and warm. She also appreciates that she can wear them for both relaxing and sweating—i.e. when she decides to get off the couch for a little at-home workout, she doesn't even have to get changed.

Get the Alo High Waist Lounge Leggings from Nordstrom for $98

10. This 'lounge dress' from a cult-favorite bedding company

Brooklinen lounge dress
Credit: Brooklinen

No pants required.

Wish you could stay in bed all day? You (kind of) can with the new line of loungewear from popular bedding brand Brooklinen. One of our editors, Amanda Tarlton, owns a few of the pieces (which are made with super soft cotton) and while she loves them all (you can read her review of the collection here), she loves the Morningside dress the best. The relaxed fit is easy to move around in and it's stylish enough to wear outside of the house, too.

Get the Morningside Dress from Brooklinen for $50

11. These pull-on shorts from Madewell

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Credit: Madewell

Slip-on these summer shorts.

These shorts are effortless thanks to the elastic waistband, making them easy to pull on and comfortable to wear. Reviewers love that the shorts are the perfect length, made of soft material, and have pockets. One shopper raves, “I’m very pleasantly surprised by these shorts. I bought them expecting run-of-the-mill athletic-type shorts (with pockets!) for walking my dog. Because of the nice material, I can wear them for brunch or shopping or general casual activities as well, so I’m stoked. I want ALL the colors.”

Get the Pull-On Shorts at Madewell for $39.50

12. These Uniqlo leggings that are a hug for your legs

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Credit: Uniqlo

It's like a hug for your legs.

These are the throw-on-and-go leggings (or maybe throw-on-and-sit-down these days). Either way, you’ll be super cozy in these Airism leggings from Uniqlo. Personally I am a huge fan of the Airism material—it’s extremely soft and breathable and it feels slightly cool to the touch. One very satisfied reviewer agrees, saying it’s “like a hug for your legs.” And we could all use a hug right about now.

Get the Uniqlo Airism Legging from Uniqlo for $29.90

13. These Lululemon Align joggers that people never want to take off

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Credit: Lululemon

Next level comfort.

Is there anyone out there that doesn’t love a good jogger? They’re sporty, they’re cute, and they’re oh-so-comfy. Basically, they’re the next level of comfort when you’ve had too many social isolation snacks and don’t want to squeeze into leggings but refuse to give in to sweatpants just yet. Many reviewers commented on the softness and one said “I never want to take them off.”

Get the Lululemon Align Jogger from Lululemon for $98

14. This tank bra from Everlane that can be worn on its own or as a layer

Everlane
Credit: Everlane

It's a bra and tank in one.

Is it a tank or is it a bra? It’s both! This tank-bra combo from Everlane is the best of both worlds: the look and feel of your favorite tank but the soft double-lined coverage of a minimalist bra. There’s no padding or wires, just an elastic band for support. Nearly 2,000 Everlane fans rave about the simplicity and comfort of this bra, giving it a rating of 4.5. One happy wearer writes: “I’ve ended up really liking this bra for indoor activities: lounging, sleeping, under big sweatshirts. I ordered two more because it’s really comfy, not too tight, and soft.” The Tank Bra from Everlane comes in sizes XXS to XL and in three colors.

Get The Tank Bra from Everlane for $22

15. A pair of breezy wide-leg pants

Athleta linen
Credit: Athleta

These feel light and airy.

These wide-leg pants are made from light and airy linen, making them a great summer wardrobe addition. The wide legs have a loose but flattering fit, so they’re comfortable enough to lounge in and dressy enough to run a quick errand. Happy shoppers love the flattering waist and one writes, “So happy with these linen wide legs. Comfortable and make my waist look small. A touch of elegance for daily wear. Resort or stay-at-home worthy!”

Get the Cabo Linen Wide Leg Pant at Athleta for $79

16. This Patagonia jumpsuit that makes getting dressed even easier

Patagonia jumper
Credit: Patagonia

The easiest outfit decision.

Why go through the effort of putting on two pieces when you can just put on one? That's what you'll get with this Patagonia jumpsuit, which has hundreds of rave reviews. People love that the fabric is stretchy, soft, and waterproof (for when you accidentally spill some wine, of course) and that the drawstring waist makes for a flattering, yet feel-good fit.

Get the Patagonia Fleetwith Romper from REI for $83.29

Work From Home Clothes

17. The Barefoot Dreams cardigan that has a cult following

Nordstrom barefoot dreams
Credit: Nordstrom

Wear this on chilly mornings.

If your mornings are still chilly and you need something to throw on, this cozy open-front cardigan from cult-favorite brand, Barefoot Dreams, has over 3,000 rave reviews on Nordstrom. After one of our editors purchased it last year, she confirmed that the hype is real. The brand makes ultra-soft blankets that people—including Chrissy Teigen—are obsessed with, and wearing the clothing is like wearing one of the blankets. If you're not a cardigan person, Barefoot Dreams sells a pullover version, which the same editor owns and loves just as much.

Get the Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Circle Cardigan from Nordstrom for $116

18. This budget-friendly Old Navy tank top with 4,500 reviews

Old navy tank
Credit: Old Navy

Layer and lounge in this tank.

Perfect for wearing under cardigans and zip-up hoodies, this tank top is a loungewear layering win. At only $10, the basic tank has over 4,500 reviews and a 4.8-star rating. Reviewers rave that it is perfect for layering, lounging and everyday wear. One repeat purchaser said, “I buy these religiously.” They also come in regular, tall, and petite sizes.

Get the Old Navy First-Layer Fitted Tank for Women from Old Navy for $9.99

19. This pretty bralette from Gap you can totally live in

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Credit: Gap

Wear this bralette 24/7.

Live in this bralette? You bet. It’s one of the highest-rated bras at Gap, with hundreds of glowing reviews and a rating of over 4 stars. Reviewers love the no-wire bra for its comfort and support. One fan exclaims: “Most comfy bra ever! I now own five. Please keep making them!” The bralette is sewn from soft, brushed fabric for a cozy feel and has adjustable straps for a better fit. I appreciate that it has a little plunge so it doesn’t look like you’re wearing your grandma’s bra. The Gap Live-In Pretty Bralette comes in sizes XS to XL and three colors.

Get the Live-In Pretty Bralette from Gap for $44.50

20. This blousy tunic that has a cult-following

Nordstrom tunic
Credit: Nordstrom

People are obsessed with this tunic.

The name of this top—Perfect Henley Tunic—says it all because reviewers think it’s near perfect. It has a whopping 4,300 reviews on the Nordstrom website, with a 4.4 rating. The tunic has a long shirttail hem and roll-tab cuffs and it’s drapey enough to be ultra comfortable. Obsessed shoppers write, “This top is one of my favorites, and I wear it SO much!” and “I've purchased this in 4 colors now. It's such a good staple! I've worn it with everything from a lace skirt to ripped denim.”

Get the Perfect Henley Tunic at Nordstrom for $42

21. This tee people are obsessed with

Madewell shirt
Credit: Madewell

This is not just any t-shirt.

All T-shirts are the same, right? Definitely not, according to this Madewell shirt’s 2,600 reviews and 4.3 rating. Comfy wearers love its fit and soft feel along with the fact that it works well as a layering piece or on its own, making it the perfect addition to any wardrobe. One reviewer writes, “You know you have a great buy when you no sooner get it out of the box and you’re immediately back on the app ordering a second in another color! I love this shirt.”

Get the Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Pocket Tee at Nordstrom for $19.50

22. A lightweight button-down from Anthropologie

Anthropologie shirt
Credit: Anthropologie

Jump on the tie-dye trend.

Need a lightweight shirt for summer? Then look no further. While some collared shirts are stiff and corporate, this one is soft and casual, making it ideal for daily wear. This shirt is light enough to be worn on its own or with a tank top. As one of the most popular shirts from Anthropologie, reviewers love that the fabric is thin enough for summer and airy. It’s currently available in three tie-dye colorways.

Get the Cate Classic Tie-Dye Buttondown at Anthropologie for $98

23. A tie-dye midi dress for spring and summer

Target
Credit: Target

Your new summer uniform.

This dress might become your new spring and summer uniform. It’s casual enough to throw on to run errands but also chic enough to wear for a Zoom cocktail party. As one of the highest reviewed dresses at Target, happy shoppers love the softness and comfort and that it looks great on many different body types. One customer writes, “I absolutely la la love this dress! Looks great on and way more than a $20 dress! Would definitely recommend it to any woman, any age, any size!”

Get the Women’s Sleeveless Dress at Target for $20

24. These flattering leggings from Spanx

Spanx leggings
Credit: Nordstrom

Wear these year-round.

Camo or animal print—how about both? These leggings from Spanx come in both of those prints plus black. They are seamless with a wide waistband for a comfortable and flattering fit. With 425 reviews and a 4-star rating, reviewers love these for running errands or lounging. One reviewer writes, “Absolutely Love! Great fit. Slimming, fashionable, and breathable. I can dress these up or down. Love the texture of the material. Great for any season too.”

Get the Look At Me Now Seamless Leggings at Nordstrom for $68

25. Our favorite pair of slippers

Minnetonka slippers
Credit: Minnetonka

Keep your toes warm from the AC.

If you suffer from cold toes in the summer air conditioning, grab the Chesney slippers from Minnetonka. In our slipper test, these came out on top because they are comfortable, durable, and provide a ton of support. The open back also means your toes will stay warm but your feet won’t get too hot, making them a great choice for summer.

Get the Chesney Slipper at Minnetonka for $44.95

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