With most of us working from home, googling “loungewear” and “sleepwear” (amongst other panicked searches such as “Coronavirus symptoms”, “how do you boil an egg?” and “is the world ending?”) is fast-becoming the new norm.

As the world continues to grapple with this tragic pandemic, our working lives remain confined to isolated spaces and home “offices” for the foreseeable future, with loungewear and sleepwear becoming the wider fashion currency.

So if you intend on purchasing some new loungewear to loll on the couch in or idly check emails wondering if 11am really is too early for wine, consider this list before entering full-blown sloth-dom. The best part? They’re all local brands, who like many of us, are suffering, too.


the classicist
A lover of classic flannels and sharp bed-time suiting? Breathe new life into the term “business casual” in Jasmine and Will’s lightweight yet smart Amalfi pyjama suit complete with navy piping and custom monogrammed cuff. So you can be a boss from bed, too.

Monogrammed Amalfi Pyjama Set – White with Navy Trim, Jasmine and Will, $129. shop now

The naturalist
For peripatetic souls in search of cabins in the woods (not cabin fever), look no further than In Bed’s luxurious linen loungewear, like this super stylish stripe suit. Just the thing to satiate your nomadic sensibility.

100% Linen Shirt in Stripe, $90, and 100% Linen Pants in Stripe, $95, In Bed. shop shirt. shop pants

the glamour puss
Because a lockdown isn’t going to stop you wearing satin and plumes and be utterly fabulous. Add wine and see if your partner will feed you grapes while on “lunch break” in this glamorous Maison Essentiele shirt.


the comfort seeker
For those truly seeking comfort, there’s nothing quite as comfy as slipping into Australia’s matriarch of loungewear, Bonds. Try this killer mustard combo which is as cozy as it is cute.

Sweater and Shorts, Bonds. shop now

the purist
Seek the simpler things in life? Melbourne label Pomme have you covered with this crisp white shirt and short set so chic it can take you from the lounge to your latte run (once a day, and takeaway only of course).

Isabelle Shirt, $65, and Short, $35, Pommme. shop now

the sweat-ser
Break into a sweat – but the fashion version – in this lovely lilac twinset by local brand LMND (short for Lemonade) and turn your iso-lemons into lemonade.

Cali Sweatshirt and Cali Short, both now $60, LNMD. shop sweater. shop shorts