May 27, 2021

It’s easy to see the confusion between loungewear and pyjamas. Both are comfy clothes for wearing around the house, right?
 
While it’s true both can be worn for chilling at home, there are key distinctions between loungewear and pyjamas which can help you decide where and when to wear each.
WOLF & WHISTLE LOUNGE IVORY KNITTED RIB VEST AND JOGGER 
 

What is considered loungewear?

 
Loungewear is defined as comfy clothing we wear around the house. For many this could be loose items of old clothes like t-shirts, jumpers, leggings and joggers. But nowadays more stylish loungewear has been created for a coordinated and tailored look — something you could pop out to the shop or have a Zoom call in without feeling self-conscious.
 
Wolf & Whistle loungewear ivory knitted cardigan and khaki dress 
 
For example, the Playful Promises collection includes Wolf & Whilst loungewear, like this shape-flattering ivory knitted cardigan and khaki dress with a beautiful bow waist tie, that’s both comfy and elegant: perfect for both lounging on the sofa and popping out for lunch.
 

How is loungewear different to pyjamas?

 
Pyjamas are different to loungewear because they are sleepwear. Their whole design is focussed around giving you the best, most comfortable sleep possible. This means pyjamas are made of comfy, soft fabrics like silk, fleece and flannel, and have a loose-fitting design without any potentially uncomfortable features like drawstrings.
 
WOLF & WHISTLE TRACEY LILAC LEOPARD PJ SET AND HELENA NAVY SLIP DRESS 
 
Pyjama designs range from co-ord sets for you to mix and match, to feminine and floaty chemises.
 

Can you sleep in loungewear?

 
While loungewear is specifically made for lounging and pyjamas for sleeping, that doesn’t mean you can’t wear loungewear to bed or sleepwear to the shop. Ultimately, you can wear whatever you feel most comfortable in!
 
Like pyjamas, loungewear is super comfortable, so we won’t blame you if you end up dozing off in your favourite loungewear set.
 
In general, pyjamas are less appropriate for the outside world than loungewear. But not always! Some pyjamas are stylish enough that you may feel comfortable popping out to grab coffee and run errands wearing it. Plenty of celebrities have been seen out in the open sporting their favourite pyjama set, including Victoria Beckham and Rihanna.
 
 
Feel comfy-chic at home or outdoors — shop the Playful Promises loungewear and pyjama collections today.
 
 


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