If the coronavirus outbreak means your kitchen table is looking more like the conference room and your regular catch ups have been replaced with video calls, we don’t think there’s a better time to invest in loungewear. Call it the new, must-wear pieces to nail social distancing.

While loungewear has always been a popular choice – from 1920s elegance à la Chanel to Seventies silk co-ords – this trend has seen a resurgence of late. These days, loungewear allows for an elevated, pulled together look, while also ensuring maximum comfort. Think cashmere sets, cosy jumpers and easy-to-wear basics that are so chic they lend themselves well to being worn indoors as well as out.

And just because you’re staying at home, it doesn’t mean your style needs to be sacrificed. In fact, in our opinion, during this current period of uncertainty and anxiety, we need wardrobe essentials that will spark joy. Enter the loungewear that will make you feel cosy and comfortable, while also put together.

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The verdict: Women’s loungewear 

There are some notable items in this roundup, from ASOS and M&S to Bella Freud and Wyse London, but Sleeper’s Party Set stood out like no other. While we are under no illusion loungewear will solve your current anxieties, this ensemble felt truly decadent and was a total mood booster. Wear around the house and feel like a Queen, but equally it packs a punch when worn out with a pair of heels. You can’t go wrong with versatility.

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