The Best Loungewear Sets For Women From The High Street

By Astrid Carter | 26th October 2023
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From Zara’s grey marl sweats to Uniqlo’s toasty HeatTech range,  the high street has never been better if you’re in the market for some comfies. Scroll to shop our edit of the best loungewear sets for women to keep cosy all winter in.

Summer 2023 came and went in a matter of weeks, then came back to tease us a little more with its Indian summer, before  ghosting us and bringing in what appears to be full-on winter. In short, it’s freezing. So, when better to cosy up, bunker down and lean into cold season with some of the softest, snug loungewear pieces. From special heat-tech fabrics to fuzzy bouclé, fleece, and shearlings, there are plenty of pieces that will keep you warm when chilling at home. Plus, we’ve handpicked straight from the high street – even buttery soft cashmere – to save you some £££ – those heating bills aren’t going to pay for themselves.

Lean into 2023's balletcore trend at home with ARKET's stretchy and oh-so-comfy stirrup leggings.

Layering is key when dressing for warmth, so look to base layers of leggings and fine long-sleeved T-shirts – we love ARKET’s ballet-inspired stirrup leggings, that feel a little more polished than those with a regular hem.

It’s also worth checking out clever thermal ranges that have come on leaps and bounds in recent years. Uniqlo’s HEATTECH thermal technology range uses moisture released by the body to retain heat to keep you warm in colder months – genius – is super soft to the touch and come in loads of colourways. The range spans everything from track pants to jumpers and even thermal underwear, plus they wash brilliantly and last for years.

The high street has some incredibly well-priced cashmere right now – ARKET and COS are favourites and can double up as jumpers to wear out of the house too. We’re also loving H&M’s cut wrap-over wool cardigan – another hint to the balletcore – which we love paired with ear with a high-neck thermal vest, leggings and cashmere socks.

mmodel wears arket Stretch-Jersey Stirrup Leggings

Stretch-Jersey Stirrup Leggings – £37 – ARKET

For cosy nights on the sofa, you can’t go wrong with a hoodie. Go up a size or two for extra comfort and choose shearling-like or fleecy fabrics. ARKET’s bouclé Breton jumper is the closest you’ll get to actually wearing your coat indoors, but without the bulk.

And finally, if you’re working from home a lot this cold season and want to feel snug but pulled together for zoom calls, invest in a loungewear vtake on outerwear.We love Zara’s sweater-style bomber jacket that will also come in very hand at the weekends layered under a long coat, as well as Free People’s cosy ribbed shacket, which feels polished but also super soft and cosy.

Scroll to shop our edit of the best high street loungewear and you’ll have little reason to leave the house again.

H&M dress

Long Knitted Dress – £32.99 – H&M

Everyone needs a basic grey marl sweater in their wardrobe whether you're lounging in a full co-ord set or dressing up with leather pants and heels.

model wears freepeople Picnic Sweater Playsuit

Picnic Sweater Playsuit – £88 – Free People 

How cute is this slouchy Free People playsuit? Perfect for a cosy date-night on the sofa, paired with cashmere socks and a list of binge-worthy shoes to get through.

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