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- Just because you’re staying in doesn’t mean you can’t get a little dressed up.
- Lively, a women’s lingerie startup, recently launched a collection of loungewear with soft, comfy fabrics and fits you’d be more than happy to be seen in.
- We tried the All-Day Lounge Shirt ($45) and All-Day Lounge Pant ($45) for ourselves and loved the look and feel of the pieces. Find our full reviews below.
Getting dressed in the morning gets all the hype. What about getting dressed for bed?
I get it. Bedtime doesn’t really warrant creative outfits. After all, you’re just going to sleep. But, there is certainly something to be said about a great pair of pajamas. Practically speaking, a nice fit and fabric can make a great night’s sleep all the more attainable by providing serious comfort. Feeling cute in your pajamas just the cherry on top.
Lively, a popular women’s lingerie and swim startup, just added loungewear to its lineup. The collection features just a few simple silhouettes in comfortable fabrics you’ll want to live in. These are pieces that’ll make you excited about putting on your pajamas — you know, the kind that makes you feel effortlessly chic while lounging around the house.
The loungewear collection definitely leans heavier on the pajamas, so don’t expect fleece sweat sets, but you can certainly wear these for whatever you’d like. Most of the pieces are made from the brand’s All-Day fabric, which is a rayon/spandex blend that’s stretchy, drapey, and feels so smooth on your skin. There some simple T-shirts and pants, as well as some menswear-inspired looks.
Three women on the Insider Reviews team tested Lively’s All-Day Lounge Shirt and All-Day Lounge Pant in a classic stripe pattern. You can buy these pieces separately for $45 each or scoop them in a bundle for $80. The collared button-up shirt is the perfect work-from-home uniform for those days when your couch is your desk. The matching pants have a wide leg and a stretchy, elastic waistband. If you don’t like stripes, you can find this set in navy or black with white piping. Lively also just released a T-shirt and shorts version (in the same color options) if you’re looking for something more summer-friendly.
At $90 for the whole set, these aren’t cheap, but the price is comparable to some of our other favorite loungewear and pajama brands. Below, you can find an in-depth review of our thoughts on the Lively loungewear.
Mara Leighton, senior reporter
This pajama set has been my favorite constant throughout quarantine. Just like coffee signifies a new morning for me now, putting on this pair of matching pajamas officially starts my evenings. They’re cute, super stretchy and soft (both at the outset and even softer with frequent washings), and relatively affordable. The long pants and shirt give me enough coverage to run and grab the mail on a chilly morning, but the material is also breathable enough that I never get overheated in the middle of the night under my two heavy blankets. I’ve worn them every night since I got them.
And maybe it’s just that I love a set, but they’ve actually made me feel better the last few months — whether that’s silly or not. I spend most of my days in sweats and no makeup, and the ritual of putting on a nice, matching set of pajamas every night and doing my skincare routine has made me feel more polished altogether.
Remi Rosmarin, reporter
I love a pajama set, especially these days. I feel like all I wear is T-shirts and sweatpants, so putting on a nice coordinated set (even if it is just to sleep in) has a way of making me feel somewhat put together. The fabric is seriously soft and breathable, which makes the set feel really lightweight for a long-sleeve top and pants. I appreciate the spacious, drapey fit — it’s just what you need when you’re laying on the couch.
I really wish the All-Day Lounge Shirt had one more button on the top though. The V-neck is pretty deep and as someone with a flatter chest, I find myself constantly pulling at the top to keep it up. When I wear loungewear I want to feel comfortable without too much thought or effort; I don’t want to be nervous that I’m going to flash someone if I turn or bend over. I still really like the top, but I gravitate towards the bottoms more often for this reason.
Sally Kaplan, senior editor
This pajama set is so cute and comfy that I sometimes just wear the top with a pair of jeans when I’m out and about. The material is soft and stretchy with a waistband that never digs in despite my large birthing hips, and the pants aren’t so long that they drag on the floor (I’m 5-foot-1, for reference). I ordered a size medium in the pants and a large in the top since I like a little extra room in my pajamas, which was a good move for me.