A beautiful word or thought that is not accompanied by corresponding acts is like a bright flower that bears no fruit. It would not produce any effect. ~The Buddha

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lounge Wear

I am not sure when it happened, but somewhere along the lines I've developed an unhealthy obsession with lounge wear.

It started slowly some years ago when I figured out pajama bottoms were comfortable, and started referring to them as 'happy pants.'  By that I mean they are that pair of pants you want to slip on after over-indulging on holiday food.  Which morphed into the pair of pants you want to change into before sitting down on the couch to watch a movie.  Which further evolved into the pair of pants you want to change into after work and maybe even slouch around in all day on Saturday.
Then I discovered lounge wear which is not just your average pair of 'sweats.'   Remember the housedress from years ago? A simple, washable frock, suitable for housework?  Think about what June Cleaver was likely wearing before she dressed to welcome her family home from their day...the skirt, and the pearls.  Well, lounge wear has become the new housedress, and somewhere along the lines my idea of 'happy pants' became fashionable, and they are not just for sitting on the couch anymore.  Brilliant.  I never really saw the  sense of house clothes other than pajamas.  They come in various styles like capri's, low-rise, and yoga pants, and fabrics such as fleece, velour, and heavy cotton.  

To avoid the mall, I do most shopping online, and apparently the retailers have caught on too, because I've noticed lounge wear is it's own category between active wear and sleepwear.  It's one of the first places I look, hence my obsession.  Lounge wear is not too youthful, and it doesn't have to be frumpy, in fact, in some cases, it might even be considered sexy.  I think a woman's personal style evolves overtime, and mine is comfortable. 


  1. Hi I just came across your blog via blog frog.
    I love comfy clothes. Until I left home and went to school I never wore pajama's in the day time, then I seemed to live in them at home. Now as I have gotten older the first thing I do when I get home from somewhere is take my make up off, and get changed into my comfy clothes. I love buying these kind of clothes more than others a lot of the time and my husband loves seeing me with no make up and loungewear on so I agree it can obviously work as being sexy :-)
    Hope you don't mind me stopping by, I am now a follower :-)

  2. Thanks for stopping by and for the follow!

  3. Yes, loungewear is great. My all time favorite loungewear is those two piece velour jogging suits. I have like 12 sets all in different colors. I live in them. Super comfy!!!

  4. @Kimberly, I have a couple of those two piece velour jogging suits too! They are super comfy!!