Comfort became king almost overnight for millions of Australians working from home under strict social distancing laws, with stilettos swapped for slippers and trouser suits traded for cosy lounge sets.
Tracksuits, elasticated pants and loose-fitting jumpers dominated clothing sales in March, with the ‘loungewear’ category seeing a 120 percent increase in demand year on year according to new data from online retailer The Iconic.
And with little sign of relaxation around coronavirus restrictions, sales of trendy athleisure wear look set to skyrocket.
ASOS, Pretty Little Thing, Showpo and an up-and-coming Australian sleepwear label have some of the most stylishly comfortable and affordable clothing on the market right now – and all still delivering to your front door through COVID-19.
Australian sleepwear label Midnight Mischief are running a sale on these silk pyjamas, which come in pink, black and navy with the option to stitch your name or initials above the pocket
1. THE SILK MONOGRAM SET – $89
Australian sleepwear label Midnight Mischief are running a sale on silk pyjamas, which come in pink, black and navy with the option to stitch your name or initials above the left breast pocket.
The luxurious sets, which include a button-up top and shorts and come in sizes four to 16, usually cost $99.95 but are currently reduced to $89.95 and available for pre-order with deliveries shipping mid-April.
The sets come with a five star rating from satisfied customers.
2. FLARES AND AN OVER-SIZED HOODIE – $54
Fast fashion giant Pretty Little Thing is taking isolation dressing seriously, with an entire category dedicated to ‘Staying Home’ on its website.
Almost 2,000 affordably priced gym wear, pyjamas, sweaters and lingerie fill are currently available under the Stay Home heading, including comfy tracksuits with flared bottoms and over-sized hoodies.
The matching sets come in peach and grey and cost $27 for the top and trousers.
Fast fashion giant Pretty Little Thing is taking isolation dressing seriously, with an entire category dedicated to ‘Staying Home’ on its website. The section includes brightly coloured, comfy tracksuits like this one for $54
3. THE BOHEMIAN BEACH SET – $98
Internationally popular fashion site ASOS has enough pages filled with plush pyjamas and elasticated trousers to keep you scrolling for weeks.
Stock ranges from basic tracksuits to stylish sets, including a knitted crochet bralet and matching high-waisted trousers for $98, equally perfect for lounging on the sofa or a well deserved day at the beach when social distancing laws are relaxed.
ASOS has extended its refund time to 90 days to customers peace of mind while shopping during COVID-19.
ASOS has hundreds of pages filled with stylish leisurewear, including this knitted crochet bralet and matching high-waisted trousers for $98
The most popular pants in Australia for isolation
Thousands of women are rushing to get their hands on the $89 trousers
Australian label Petal and Pup restocked its signature ‘Rockford’ pants on Sunday due to high demand.
The $89 ‘loungewear’ trousers had been viewed online by 1,036 shoppers, less than 24 hours after reappearing the brand’s website.
Available in sizes extra small to extra large, the Rockford pants are high waisted with an elasticated band, making them supremely comfortable and the perfect choice for working from home.
The wide-legged tailoring gives the trousers a stylish flair, but the fabric is not lined and can be slightly see-through in the sun so the brand advises slipping nude underwear or bicycle shorts underneath.
The pants are made from polyester and spandex and should be machine washed on a cold setting.
A matching top is available for those looking for an all-in-one outfit.
4. THE BELTED TWO PIECE – $35
Among hundreds of neon hued tracksuits and sultry leotards, Pretty Little Thing’s Stay Home section offers a select number of sophisticated ensembles in knitted fabrics and neutral shades.
The Oatmeal Rib-Belted lounge set is one of them, and it’s currently reduced from $60 to $35.
Available in generic sizes small to medium and medium to large, the set strikes the right balance between comfort and corporate, making it the perfect outfit for conference calls and Netflix viewing.
This sophisticated lounge set from Pretty Little Thing is now reduced to $35 and strikes the perfect balance between comfort and corporate
5. THE CLASSIC TRACKSUIT
ASOS knows the power of a simple classic and so do its customers, which is why its in-house designed two-piece tracksuit is selling out fast.
The white hoodie and slim fit bottoms cost $64 and are available in sizes four to 18.
Made from organic cotton, the set is easy on the environment as well as your bank balance.
ASOS knows the power of a simple classic and so do its customers, which is why this $64 in-house designed tracksuit is selling out fast
6. THE ALL-IN-ONE – $32
All-in-one jumpsuits are the perfect uniform for working from home, offering comfort, style and practicality in equal measure.
Pretty Little Thing stocks dozens of silhouettes, from high-necks and v-necks to racerbacks and entirely backless designs.
The $32 Sports Stripe one-piece is functional and flattering, suitable for all shapes with sizes running from two through 14.
Billionaire business mogul Kylie Jenner donned a similar black unitard from Naked Wardrobe on Monday to speak to her 169 million Instagram followers about the importance of social distancing.
The $32 Sports Stripe one-piece is functional and flattering, suitable for all shapes with sizes running from two through 14
7. THE SUMMER KNIT – $79.95
Sydney fashion label Showpo is perhaps best known for floral, flirty dresses and remarkably affordable wedding dresses.
But like any good business, the brand has adapted to life under lockdown by ramping up promotions of comfortable jumpers and cosy knit wear.
The $79.95 Katerina knitted two-piece features shorts and a sleeveless v-neck top stamped with four brown buttons down the front.
The delicate set is available in two large-fitting generic sizes, small and medium, and should be hand-washed only.
The $79.95 Katerina knitted two-piece features shorts and a sleeveless v-neck top stamped with four brown buttons down the front