32 Best Women's Loungewear Sets for Long Travel Days (2024)

Some may argue that traveling by plane is an occasion to dress up, but for most of us at Traveler, comfort is the main priority when planning a transit day ensemble: You want something loose enough that you won't need to readjust (or worse, unbutton) a few hours into a flight or road trip, but put-together enough to feel that you've made a switch out of pajamas and into a true outfit. Luckily, there is no shortage of loungewear sets these days.

Read on for 32 of the best loungewear sets to add to your travel wardrobe, many of which are sitting in our editors' dresser drawers. From upscale sweatsuits to cozy cashmere knits, they'll keep you comfy whether you're sitting on a plane, train, or in the passenger seat, and will get a re-wear on lazy vacation days when the only item on your to-do list is lounging around the Airbnb.

This article has been updated with new information since its original publish date. Additional reporting by Meaghan Kenny.

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Buck Mason Vintage Interloop crew and sweatpant

Buck Mason is at the forefront of elevated essentials. The Vintage Interloop set features an oversized crew that has a relaxed fit all around and thinly ribbed stiching on the cuffs to give more structure to the slouchy sleeves. The French terry sweatpants are slimming and so comfortable. Each set looks slightly different than the other, thanks to Buck Mason's Venice Wash technique that creates its cool, vintage look.

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Skims Cotton Fleece Classic crew and shorts

Kim Kardashian's shapewear and loungewear brand Skims never misses when it comes to cozy sets. The Cotton Fleece collection is a more sporty take on classic loungewear. The soft fleece shorts have an interior drawstring at the waist for a more customizable fit.

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This is J Oversized Tee and Harem Pant

If you prefer something a little more roomy, the Oversized Tee and Harem Pant set from This is J is for you. It’s perfect for long-haul flights and road trips where comfort is at the top of your list, but you don’t want to step out in your pajamas. The soft, moisture-wicking fabric will keep you dry and comfortable whether you’re snuggled up on a train or plane.

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Automet Quarter-zip Sweatsuit

This set is made for cold weather. The thick fabric will keep you warm and toasty whether you’re hanging inside with friends or out sightseeing. The top has a dropped shoulder sleeve that looks more oversized while the pants feature a wide-leg with a drawstring waist.. The set comes in 10 solid colors that are easy to pair with a slip-on sneaker or Ugg boots.

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Alo Yoga Muse hoodie and sweatpant

The soft ribbed knit of the Muse hoodie and sweatpant offers a lot of dimension to the duo. The set is lightweight enough that it can be worn over workout clothes without any bulkiness. The high-waisted joggers pair well with the cropped hoodie and offer a more chic silhouette.

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Lulus Luxurious Comfort Ivory Waffle Knit pullover and pant

You’ll be comfortable from head to toe with this ultra-soft pullover and pant set. The pants have a classic ‘70s wide-leg silhouette accompanied by an elastic waistband, while the pullover has a polo-inspired collar and a slightly cropped hem. An all-white set never goes out of style and will look great with a white sneaker.

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Naadam Cashmino Tunic hoodie and joggers

Made from a blend of merino wool and cashmere, the luxuriously soft fabric of the Cashmino Tunic hoodie and joggers is hard to beat. We love this set for its sophisticated yet cozy look.

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Summersalt The Coziest Cashmere Blend hoodie and joggers

The name tells you everything you need to know. The Coziest Cashmere Blend hoodie and jogger are ultra-soft. The fabric is warm yet breathable and the fact that it’s a blend gives you peace of mind that it won’t be ruined in the washing machine.

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Lunya Silksweats Reversible Pocket sweatshirt and joggers

Traveler editors swear by Lunya's washable silk pajamas and cashmere Travel Set. The brand’s Silksweats complete its holy trinity of comfort. With a sherpa interior and thermoregulating abilities, you'll be comfortable without overheating in this set. Bonus: Both pieces are reversible so you can have two looks for one.

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Girlfriend Collective 50/50 cropped sweatshirt and wide leg sweatpants

We're always raving about Girlfriend Collective, a size-inclusive, sustainably- and ethically-made brand. While much of the ReSet collection is sold out, this cropped sweater and pant set are a great replacement, made from half recycled, half organic cotton. They're available in your classic neutral colors, as well as this rich wine hue.

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True & Co. Any Wear slouch top and cropped wide leg pant

Late last summer, True & Co. dropped its first loungewear line, expanding upon its uber-comfortable bras and undergarments. Rather than stick with the same basic cuts, they launched with a cropped wide leg pant and oversized long sleeve, both in a soft, jersey sheet-like fabric. Order the separates in blush, charcoal heather, mushroom (shown above), or crushed berry.

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Quince Mongolian cashmere full-zip hoodie and sweatpants

There's something to be said for a zip-up sweatshirt, even if they've largely been replaced by pullovers of late. For one, if your temperature flips from chilly to warm, you can regulate without bothering your seatmate while trying to take off your hoodie. We're a fan of the sweatpants, too: the deep pockets, cuffed ankles, and cashmere fabric are all plusses.

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Outdoor Voices CloudKnit Boxy shortsleeve

A new addition to OV's ultra-soft, lightweight, and durable CloudKnit line-up: this boxy T-shirt with a slightly cropped fit. It comes in charcoal, navy, mocha, fog white, and jasmine blue, all of which will match your go-to black leggings or joggers.

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Cozy Earth ultra-soft bamboo crew and joggers

Awarded one of Oprah's Favorite Things in 2020, I was eager to put on Cozy Earth's ultra-soft joggers, and am happy to report they lived up to the hype. Made of a mix of premium viscose from bamboo, acrylic, and spandex, they're smooth and cool to the touch, and have a loose but not baggy fit. I've worn them a ton on WFH days, and would happily fly in them. Snag a matching pullover if you like the matching set look.

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Quince tencel Maternity & Nursing long sleeve tee and joggers

San Francisco–based Quince launched a maternity collection, which includes a nursing-friendly long sleeve and lounge joggers with an adjustable drawstring waistband. All of the collection's pieces are made with renewable materials like Tencel lyocell, a biodegradable fiber made from wood pulp; mulberry silk, a hypoallergenic and thermoregulating fabric; the company's SuperSoft fabric, a blend of recycled polyester and tencel; and sustainably- and humanely-sourced Mongolian cashmere.

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Outdoor Voices CloudKnit Hoodie and Sweatpants

Outdoor Voices’ All Day hoodie and sweatpants set really is made to wear from dusk to dawn. It aims to be the softest pair of sweats you will ever wear, and stacks up, with a CloudKnit fabric that feels as cozy as your most worn-in pair of pajamas. The sweatpants are high-rise and more fitted toward the bottom to give the most flattering look possible, too. The pieces can be bought individually and come in six different colors, from neutral charcoal to a rich Kalamata purple.

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Cuyana Organic Pima drape-back top and tapered pant

While former Traveler editor Jessica Puckett's favorite cashmere set has since sold out, Cuyana's Pima outfit is another great option for plane travel and lounging, particularly in warmer environments, as the material is soft, smooth, and breathable.

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Vuori Halo Essential Hoodie and Performance Jogger

Former Traveler editor Corina Quinn turned us on to Vuori's DreamKnit Collection hoodie and jogger set. “The DreamKnit feels like a cloud—it's so soft and cozy, yet lightweight, so you don't get too hot or too cool in them,” she says. “On top of that, because there are a few different models of jogger pants and tops, my friends and I have all found a model that's flattering for us.” For a pair of sweats that make you feel like you’re wearing a real outfit without actually doing so, Vuori’s unbelievably soft, stretchy sets are an easy pick.

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Friend and Folk Perry pullover sweatshirt and Joon joggers

Friend + Folk is a size- and gender-inclusive brand that prioritizes a limited carbon footprint, and puts it into practice by way of free carbon neutral shipping, recyclable and plastic-free packaging, limited batch-production, and more. The Joon joggers are a favorite—the fit is roomy and comfortable yet still tailored, and the zippered pockets are ideal for stashing AirPods, lip balm, and other odds and ends without worrying they'll fall out as you dash through the airport. Pair them with the Perry pullover and you've got a new airport uniform.

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Lululemon Perfectly Oversized Softstreme crew and high-rise pant

Lululemon may be best known for its leggings and workout wear, but don't skip over the brand's loungewear. This set is made out of a smooth Softstreme material that is stretchy and feels smooth against your skin. It's a great loungewear set to wear if you run hot.

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Madewell MWL Superbrushed pull-on jumpsuit

We love this Madewell number, made of a fleece-like Superbrushed terry fabric. Wide legs and a loose fit make it just the kind of thing we want to wear on long travel days, and the patch pockets are much appreciated. Since it does have tank top-style straps, bring a cardigan or other added layer for the plane.

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Allbirds R&R sweatshirt and sweatpant

Allbirds has been expanding its offerings from shoes and accessories into athletic and loungewear, using the same environmentally conscious (and carbon neutral) production process. This crewneck and sweats set is best for loungewear purists who want something simple, and comes in white or black, as well as limited-edition colors like hazy pine, terracotta, and true navy.

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The Drop Alice crewneck pullover and Faith ribbed sweater short

Some loungewear is better suited for inside wear, like this cozy ribbed shorts set. Wear the pullover, with its bell sleeves and slit in the back, over leggings for long-haul flights. The stretchy shorts have a fairly short inseam, so they'll likely be more comfortable as a sleeping short or loungewear piece to change into when you arrive at your hotel or rental house.

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Free People Hailee sweater set

This two-piece set might be the closest thing to sleepwear on this list, and yet is still cute enough to feel confident while wearing through the airport. It comes in a dozen colors, from basic heather gray to bold indigo blue, and pairs slouchy, relaxed fit pants with a scoop-neck button-up henley.

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Jaanuu Lounge hoodie and jogger

If this brand sounds familiar, you may have worn one of its face masks—initially a scrubs outfitter, Jaanuu has since ventured into loungewear. The result is a super stretchy, super soft hoodie and jogger set you'll want to wear on every flight (and maybe to a workout class, too).

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Knix Good to Go oversized hoodie and jogger

Sure, all sweatpants are designed to be comfortable, but the cotton, modal, and spandex fabric Knix uses takes things up a notch. The smooth, cooling, and slightly stretchy fabric feels fantastic against skin and looks a bit more put-together than typical sweatpant material.

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Monos Sevilla top and jogger

Most loungewear tends to follow the same cut, so we appreciate Monos, a luggage brand, shaking things up when delving into clothing. This set is as soft as any sweatpants out there, with a mid-length wide-leg pant and a short sleeve V-neck tee that's just slightly cropped.

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Lou and Grey Signaturesoft sweatshirt and sweatpants

Anything labeled Signaturesoft nails both the rest day and flying-comfortably mood we're going for. The top and bottom have a streamlined shape and the sweatpants are tapered at the ankle. Both pieces are made of a comfortable rayon, acrylic, and spandex mix, so you’ll feel cozy while still looking put together. The sweatshirt and sweatpants can be purchased individually and come in nearly a dozen colors should you want to mix and match, and the sweatshirt passes the video-conferencing-chic test, in that it looks more like a standard sweater than workout wear.

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Softies Dream Jersey lounge set

Not a hoodie person? You might like this cowl-neck top, which comes with cropped pants, both made of a super soft jersey and spandex fabric. Shop the set in gray, sky blue, strawberry, or buttercream, and wear it on your next overnight flight to feel like you're in pajamas.

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Reona mauve cotton shorts

If you didn't get on board with sweat shorts during the stay-at-home early pandemic days, it's not too late: Ideal for warmer climates or people who run hot, Reona's riff of its best-sellingcotton joggers pairs well with the loose-fit crop T-shirt, a travel wardrobe staple made of bamboo fabric.

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Softwear Lounge Set

You may never want to put on pajamas again after wearing Softwear's Lounge Set. The fabric is buttery soft inside and out. Both the pullover and joggers are tailored and fitted with a clean silhouette—the top could pass for a normal sweater—while still being ultra soft. Plus, it’s long-lasting: The sustainable fabric is pilling-resistant and made to keep its shape after every wear.

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Everly Grey Whitney Maternity Lounge Set

Made for pregnant or nursing moms, this Everly Grey set is designed to fit a baby bump and make nursing easier with side openings on the top. Made of stretchy fabric with cuffed ankles and wrists and pockets on the hips, it's a loose, ever-so-slightly tailored look you'll wear again and again. Order it in one of four neutral colors: black, charcoal, oyster pink, or denim blue.

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Can you wear loungewear for travel? ›

For me, loungewear is basically my go-to airport outfit. Simply because it's comfy, easy to style and very affordable depending on where you buy it from. There is nothing I love most than putting on a fresh set to jet off on my travels. It's perfect for both short and long haul flights.

Can you leave the house in loungewear? ›

Yes, definitely. 90% of the time you can wear loungewear in public. It is no more restricted to your pajamas and graphics tees. Many fashion labels have come up with different silhouettes and patterns to make loungewear more appealing. You can wear them for your coffee dates or maybe even while working from home.

What are lounge sets for? ›

Loungewear is a category of comfy clothes that you can wear around your house or in a casual situation. This style of clothing helps you settle in and unwind after a long day and is there to provide you with the ultimate comfort.

Can you go outside in loungewear? ›

Typical loungewear pieces (that can be worn at home or outside) include: Jumpers. T-shirts. Sweatshirts.

What to wear for a long flight woman? ›

Pieces made of finely woven knits that feel as soft as a cloud, compression fabrics that prevent swelling, and buttery cashmere travel blankets that you can cocoon yourself in are among the ones we recommend for overnight or otherwise lengthy flights.

What is the best outfit for air travel? ›

No one wants to sit through a seven-hour flight in constricting jeans or too-tight shoes — soft, stretchy, and stylish clothing is the way to go. Athleisure sets, loose-fitting pants and tops, and slip-on shoes all make for comfy and convenient plane outfits.

How often should you change your loungewear? ›

Stains and body odors are obvious reasons for washing a pair of pajamas. But even if they seem clean, you're better off washing them after three to four wears, for the same reason we wash our sheetsregularly. While you're sleeping, you shed skin cells that become a feast for the dust mites living on your mattress.

Why are people wearing pajamas out in public? ›

Comfort and Convenience

Pyjamas are designed with comfort in mind, and that's why they're the ultimate choice for a cozy night's sleep. Wearing them in public can provide that same level of comfort, making you feel at ease no matter where you are.

How often should you wash loungewear? ›

If you want to be safe and hygienic, listen to the experts' guidance—approximately two to three days before washing pajamas and shower at night to extend their wash cycle. But ultimately, use your common sense. If it smells funny or has mysterious stains, it's probably time to wash those pajamas.

What is the difference between pajamas and loungewear? ›

In layman's terms, loungewear is worn at home during the daytime or when running a quick errand. On the other hand, sleepwear is specifically made for a comfortable sleeping experience. Hence the name 'sleepwear'. Sleepwear is worn during bedtime to provide the ultimate sleeping comfort and a night of peaceful sleep.

What is the difference between loungewear and casual wear? ›

Loungewear is casual attire that makes you feel highly comfortable while keeping an appropriate look. So loungewear is not out-of-bed pajamas that are way too cozy and casual. It is also not jeans which is less casual and comfortable than the loungewear.

What shoes do you wear with a lounge set? ›

The key to selecting footwear when styling loungewear is to choose shoes that you wouldn't wear around the house. Flip flops or slippers don't venture away from the leisure vibes, whereas heels, boots, and platform sneakers all elevate the look.

What is the difference between loungewear and activewear? ›

Activewear is your ally for active pursuits, offering performance and style, while loungewear is your ticket to relaxation and coziness. The beauty of modern fashion is that you can enjoy the best of both worlds with athleisure, allowing you to effortlessly adapt to various activities and moods.

Can you wear loungewear to the airport? ›

When you're flying through the night, or on a long haul trip that blurs the lines between day and night, loungewear-pyjama hybrids are the ideal solution for clocking up some zzzs while you soar through the clouds. These are the stylish long flight airport outfits you'll love slipping into before take-off.

Is it okay to wear pajamas on a plane? ›

We're all for being comfortable on a flight, but since you do have to be out in public, it's best not to wear pajamas to the airport and onto the plane. "Instead, wear loose-fitting, comfortable pants with an elastic band," said Susan Fogwell, a former flight attendant with 22 years of experience.

What is loungewear dress code? ›

Lounge attire usually comes in two-piece and three-piece suits. A two-piece is just your jacket and trousers, and a three-piece includes a waistcoat. Wear a three-piece for those more formal occasions and a two-piece for chilled ones.


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