Over the past year or so, loungewear has really come into its own. Sure, it might have been spotted on a few before, but now the pyjama top has become ubiquitous among many fashion lovers. Loungewear is no longer the mainstay of the bedroom. It has moved on to become very much a part of our outside-the-house ensembles.
As the festive season approaches, everyone has the opportunity to indulge in stretchier fabrics and looser silhouettes, if only to aid the third- and fourth-helpings situation. But it doesn't have to be all grotty grey trackies and old sweatshirts, there are plenty of chicer items to consider. We've hunted down some of the coolest sleepwear and loungewear pieces that can be worn inside the house next to a fire, and also outside for all those parties you'll be attending. Click through our gallery for the best loungewear pieces right now.
Wear as a pj top for Christmas morning, but throw on a pair of jeans for the evening.
Sure, you could wear this as a standard dressing gown, but you could always pair this over a slip dress and ankle boots for an evening look.
These are ideal for sleeping in but can also be worn outside with a chunky knit.
We'd love to see this over a pair of skinnies or with tights and ankle boots.
Well, your feet need to be kept warm too.
These might be the chicest pyjamas we've ever seen.
Trust Zara to make the comfiest and trendiest-looking trousers.
There's a reason this is a cult label. You can definitely wear this to keep warm in the house and then as a jacket outside.
Love the athleisure trend? These should fit the bill.
Go old-school with this dress. Wear a roll neck underneath and black boots on your feet for an outdoors-appropriate style.
We've seen lots of similar robes to this on many street style stars, who pair theirs with jeans or cropped, flared trousers.
This tracksuit already has a celebrity following, and it's easy to see why.
If you're looking for something a bit bright over the festive period, how about this bold set?
Our sources tell us that this set of pj's is selling out fast.
The shirt on this set would even do for the office.
Think you might not wear these outside? Pair with a black roll neck and sandals for the summer, and we guarantee it's a look you'll want to keep wearing.
Want more festive outfit ideas? See our guide to the best 11 dresses for Christmas.
Opening Image: Melodie Jeng