Loungewear Trends to Wear This Season, and How to Wear Them Out of the House

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If you think back on your outfits for the past two years, what’s dominated? We think it’s safe to say that it hasn’t likely been formal dresses and heels, dress pants and bowties. Our guess is that it’s been a little more on the casual side of things — athleisure and loungewear.

Don’t worry, you’re not at all alone in this. In fact, globally, the loungewear and sleepwear market is expected to grow by USD $13.36 billion, by 2025. Not only this, but loungewear has been forecasted as a trend by fashion & style publications like Who What Wear, Fashionista and…the Irish Times?

But this time, loungewear is becoming more of a fashion trend. Or as Jennifer Bandier was quoted in Fashionista “women will want to dress up, but still feel comfortable.” Over in Who What Wear, Associate Editor Sierra Mayhew is calling for “fun features”, which include stripes and textures. Even the Irish Times spoke about “the restorative power of tactile fabrics”.

Pinterest — you know, the ones who forecasted dopamine dressing, as seen with our colourful linen styling story — have predicted that “lounge-erie” will be trending this year. Yes, that stands for lounge-lingerie. People are searching for silky loungewear, elevated comfort, sleepwear that feels extra-luxe; even classic nightdresses are on the rise (we've got four of them, if you're interested). 

Another place that forecasted this trend? Well, us of course. At Sheridan, we’ve always had a soft spot for luxury loungewear, and this season we’ve renewed, refreshed and refined classic loungewear trends. So much so, that you’ll want to wear them out of the house, for everyone to see.

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The Loungewear Trend: Contemporary Stripes


The classic striped pyjama has been a trend for years — even characters from Australian kids shows rep the pattern.

This season, the stripe has turned contemporary; a set that looks as stylish separately as it does together. Here at Sheridan, we’ve crafted the Makenna collection: a pant, shirt and nightdress, all in a yarn-dyed stripe. Crafted from 100% organic cotton, it boasts — as Pinterest predicted — elevated comfort. 

Thoughtful details take it from casual to premium; think polo-style plackets and pockets on our nightdress; a scooped hem and long, cuffed sleeve on our button-up shirt, and a loose fit with drawstring waistband on our pant.

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How to Wear It: Contemporary Stripes


There’s a reason a button-up is a wardrobe classic — because it can go with almost anything else. And when you’ve got a stripe? That’s just added visual interest.

Button up the shirt and roll up the cuffs of Makenna, and you’ve got an everyday shirt. For a casual look, pair with denim (jeans, shorts or skirt - your choice); tuck one side of it into your waistband for something nonchalant yet stylish. Slides or sneakers finish the look.

If your style is a little less buttoned-up (pardon the pun), use the Makenna Shirt as a layering piece. Leave it unbuttoned and fold the cuffs over once or twice, it’ll look great with a plain t-shirt. Pair with jeans, a breezy high waisted skirt, or even a slip dress if you’re looking for a little more coverage. Come winter, and you can chuck a jumper on top of it with the collar peeking out.

A fan of the Makenna Pant? They can be the perfect way to balance casual and luxe — a premium offering that can be styled back with cosy knitwear and plain tees.

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The Loungewear Trend: Modern Florals


Here’s where that smooth and silky feeling comes in: Opaline. With a robe, pants and a shirt on offer, this collection is both sophisticated and versatile. Crafted from TENCEL™ Lyocell fibres, it’s luxuriously smooth against the skin.

As for the whole “wanting to dress up” comment? The hand painted, abstract foliage design will feel elegant whether you’re in bed or out for dinner. With piping details across the robe and shirt, it’s the definition of refined. 

The pant boasts a mid-waist rise and cropped length; the shirt a classic long sleeve and button done with pocket and cuff; the robe, cropped, wide sleeves and wide tie. 

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How to Wear It: Modern Florals


Not only do the abstract florals mean you can have fun playing with contrasting patterns or experimenting with additional colours; the silkiness of the fabric will automatically elevate an outfit. 

A robe can be surprisingly versatile as a layering piece — look at the popularity of kimono jackets over the years. Lose the waist tie and use the Opaline robe as a light jacket, that can be paired with a summer dress, with jeans and a tee, or a shirt-and-shorts co-ord moment. Dress up with heels, lippy, hoops and a slicked back pony or bun; dress down with a classic white sneaker and your natural hairstyle. 

Like Makenna, you can pair the Opaline Shirt with a variety of outfits. Layer over a sleek pinstriped dress; tie the bottom in a knot and pair with high-waisted pants; tuck into sleek leather pants or a gauzy maxi skirt. 

What are you waiting for? Time to go turn that loungewear look into a fashion trend