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Loungewear vs Pajamas: The undeniable winner

Nothing brings the day to a close quite like slipping on the comfiest thing you own and sinking into the couch. And here’s where the great debate gets started: does that mean pajamas or loungewear? Which is truly the best comfy clothing for a relaxed, open-ended day?

If you ask us, the answer is clear-cut. While pajamas are designed to enhance your bedtime experience, loungewear is presentable enough to go back outside and meet up with friends, grab a drink, or pick up take-out and head right back home with it. And the cherry on top? The best loungewear is cozy enough to sleep in, too. 

So just how versatile is a well-stocked wardrobe of loungewear? Let’s take a closer look at how this functional fashion trend holds out against pajamas.

Last-minute meet-ups with friends

Imagine it’s a quiet Friday night. You don’t have any plans, so you put on your coziest set of clothes, plop on the couch, and switch on the TV to catch up with your current obsession. When one of your friends hits you up to hang out, the invitation sounds enticing. Of course, if you’re wearing your jammies, you’ll have to put on something a little more functional to leave the house. (Or give in to your laziness and decline the invite.)

If you’re wearing loungewear, on the other hand, you can stroll out of your house without a second thought. Loungewear can be soft and luxurious, but you won’t feel underdressed if you’re hitting up a local pub or meeting your friends for brunch. Lounge Henleys for men and women add a certain class to your casual attire that perfectly blends the worlds of comfort and style.

Greeting the day

Some of us aren’t ready to function before coffee, and wearing loungewear to sleep means you can roll out of bed and leave the house with minimal effort. Everything else (including getting dressed) can wait until you’ve had caffeine. We’re not saying you can’t leave the house in your pajamas, but you may turn a few heads and give your neighbors a cause for concern. 

Our lounge joggers for men and women offer unbeatable comfort, whether you’re sprawled out or strolling around. The tapered cut and tri-stretch fabric give you a full range of movement and a flattering fit. They even feature pockets to stash your stuff in, which frees up your hands for coffee and something from the bakery. 

Holidays with the family

When you’re staying with your relatives, loungewear gives you the freedom to lighten your luggage with versatile, cozy clothes you can feel at home in wherever you are - be it at a beach house, a trip to the city, or a stay at the in-laws house. When you’re comfortable, relaxing is so much easier, and you can have an easier time handling the little annoyances that can come about when you’re far from home. 

Quality loungewear also happens to be a great gift for hard-to-shop-for relatives, and the relaxed fit means it’s much easier to get the size right. Some people prefer to sleep without pajamas, but anyone can use something cozy for laid back time with the family. Tommy John makes returns stress free with free exchanges on unopened products and a full refund if you don’t love your first purchase. 

Remote work

If you’re new to the WFH crowd, you’re just now becoming aware of how seamlessly your workday blends in with your “me time.” It’s not ideal, but it’s par for the course as you get used to the new lifestyle. If you’re going to be checking your work email before bed each night, you might as well be comfortable during the day with functional, stylish loungewear that won’t raise any eyebrows if you have to jump on a video call. 

With pajamas, on the other hand, you aren’t really dressed for anything but bed. Loungewear offers the versatility to let you stay comfortable whatever's on your docket for the day - whether it’s sneaking out of your home office to catch up with friends or taking a few minutes to catch up on sleep.

Don’t retire your jammies just yet

Listen, pajamas still have their time and place to shine. There are those days that you know nothing’s going to get between you and your bed the moment you get home, and it is nice to have some truly dreamy sleepwear to curl up with. Our pajamas are designed for beauty sleep, and we’ve got options to keep you stocked for every season. These pajamas aren’t box-shaped - they’re designed to fit your body without the fabric bundling or sticking as you move throughout the night. And our advanced, wrinkle-resistant fabric won’t shrink or pill. Come see what we have to offer with our men's loungewear and women's loungewear collections!