In A Golden Age Of Loungewear, Lululemon Reigns Supreme — & Here’s Why

Karina Hoshikawa
·5 min read

2020 may have had its ups and downs (mostly the latter, if we're being totally honest), but if there's one silver lining to an otherwise trying year, it's this: A rediscovered appreciation for all things cozy and comfortable. (I, for one, may never wear heels ever again.)

However, you don't need us to tell you that we're in a golden age of loungewear; and if you ask us, Lululemon's gained extra points with pieces that are equal parts functional and comfortable. (Anyone who's tried a pair of Align leggings can back me up here.) With features like hidden and/or zippered pockets and buttery-soft, techy fabrics, Lululemon loungewear makes up some of the most versatile key pieces we're living in this season. Ahead, the essentials to take you from home to outdoor errands to your yoga mat.

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<h3>Align Wide Leg Crop 23"</h3><br>The entire Align collection has something for everyone: Leggings at various lengths (something that a 5'2 gal like me sincerely appreciates), insanely soft tops, and palazzo-pant-inspired crops that you can still do downward-facing dog in.<br><br><strong>What They're Saying:</strong> "Almost all I wear are Align leggings and these are a great addition for a little more variety. These are slightly cropped, but still so cute with a t-shirt and some tennis shoes for errands or hanging around the house."<br><br><strong>lululemon</strong> Align™ Wide Leg Crop 23", $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.lululemon.com%2Fp%2Fwomen-crops%2FAlign-Wide-Leg-Crop%2F_%2Fprod9820405%3Fcolor%3D31382" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lululemon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">lululemon</a>

Align Wide Leg Crop 23"


The entire Align collection has something for everyone: Leggings at various lengths (something that a 5'2 gal like me sincerely appreciates), insanely soft tops, and palazzo-pant-inspired crops that you can still do downward-facing dog in.

What They're Saying: "Almost all I wear are Align leggings and these are a great addition for a little more variety. These are slightly cropped, but still so cute with a t-shirt and some tennis shoes for errands or hanging around the house."

lululemon Align™ Wide Leg Crop 23", $, available at lululemon
<h3>All Aligned Mock Neck Long Sleeve</h3><br>Another loungeworthy fave that you'll be reaching for again and again: This slightly cropped mock neck top that will replace all your other turtleneck base layers.<br><br><strong>What They're Saying:</strong> "This top is super soft, and the length is so flattering. I bought two colors and now buying two more — I never want to take this off! I love that I can pair this with anything. The mock neck is not restrictive at all for those who might not like things near their neck. I think it's because the material is so thin and soft."<br><br><strong>lululemon</strong> All Aligned Mock Neck Long Sleeve, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.lululemon.com%2Fp%2Ftops-long-sleeve%2FAll-Aligned-Mock-Neck-Long-Sleeve%2F_%2Fprod9960613%3Fcolor%3D0001" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lululemon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">lululemon</a>

All Aligned Mock Neck Long Sleeve


Another loungeworthy fave that you'll be reaching for again and again: This slightly cropped mock neck top that will replace all your other turtleneck base layers.

What They're Saying: "This top is super soft, and the length is so flattering. I bought two colors and now buying two more — I never want to take this off! I love that I can pair this with anything. The mock neck is not restrictive at all for those who might not like things near their neck. I think it's because the material is so thin and soft."

lululemon All Aligned Mock Neck Long Sleeve, $, available at lululemon
<h3>Ready to Rulu Jogger 29"</h3><br>Who doesn't love a <a href="https://refinery29.com/en-us/best-joggers" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:good jogger" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">good jogger</a>? Lululemon's high-rise style is tricked out with sweat-wicking fabric, making it ideal for everything from warm-ups to cool-downs.<br><br><strong>What They're Saying:</strong> "My first ever Lulu purchase. Love the soft, cozy texture of these pants — my new quarantine faves!"<br><br><strong>lululemon</strong> Ready to Rulu Jogger 29", $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.lululemon.com%2Fp%2Fwomens-joggers%2FReady-to-Rulu-Jogger%2F_%2Fprod9960786%3Fcolor%3D34268" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lululemon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">lululemon</a>

Ready to Rulu Jogger 29"


Who doesn't love a good jogger? Lululemon's high-rise style is tricked out with sweat-wicking fabric, making it ideal for everything from warm-ups to cool-downs.

What They're Saying: "My first ever Lulu purchase. Love the soft, cozy texture of these pants — my new quarantine faves!"

lululemon Ready to Rulu Jogger 29", $, available at lululemon
<h3>Scuba Hoodie Light Cotton Fleece</h3><br>Fact: You can never own too many zip-up fleeces. For extra-drafty apartments, this lightweight cotton fleece will be your new MVP. Plus, thumbholes will keep you feeling secure while a brisk morning power walk.<br><br><strong>What They're Saying:</strong> "Great fit. Comfortable to lounge in but also works for a cold outdoor workout!"<br><br><strong>lululemon</strong> Scuba Hoodie Light Cotton Fleece, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.lululemon.com%2Fp%2Floungewear%2FScuba-Hoodie-IV%2F_%2Fprod8351133%3Fcolor%3D46266" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lululemon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">lululemon</a>

Scuba Hoodie Light Cotton Fleece


Fact: You can never own too many zip-up fleeces. For extra-drafty apartments, this lightweight cotton fleece will be your new MVP. Plus, thumbholes will keep you feeling secure while a brisk morning power walk.

What They're Saying: "Great fit. Comfortable to lounge in but also works for a cold outdoor workout!"

lululemon Scuba Hoodie Light Cotton Fleece, $, available at lululemon
<h3>Perfectly Oversized Crew</h3><br>As someone who's racked up a small collection of Lululemon's crew-neck sweatshirts (the <a href="https://shop.lululemon.com/p/womens-outerwear/All-Yours-Crew-Terry-MD/_/prod9980086?color=0001" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:All Yours" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">All Yours</a> is a personal fave) I can tell you from personal experience that these are the GOAT. Not too heavy, not too baggy — just right. <br><br><strong>What They're Saying:</strong> "This sweater is as comfortable as it is described. Not too thin nor heavy, literally perfect! As for the terry-cotton type material, I would say it’s one of the softest I have had. The oversize cut is also nice for any petite frames of 5’3 and below."<br><br><strong>lululemon</strong> Perfectly Oversized Crew, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.lululemon.com%2Fp%2Fwomens-outerwear%2FPerfectly-Oversized-Crew%2F_%2Fprod9590058" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lululemon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">lululemon</a>

Perfectly Oversized Crew


As someone who's racked up a small collection of Lululemon's crew-neck sweatshirts (the All Yours is a personal fave) I can tell you from personal experience that these are the GOAT. Not too heavy, not too baggy — just right.

What They're Saying: "This sweater is as comfortable as it is described. Not too thin nor heavy, literally perfect! As for the terry-cotton type material, I would say it’s one of the softest I have had. The oversize cut is also nice for any petite frames of 5’3 and below."

lululemon Perfectly Oversized Crew, $, available at lululemon
<h3>Oh So Sherpa Half Zip<br></h3><br>Achieve peak cozy vibes with this shaggy half-zip jacket, which is the transitional dressing layer you'll have on repeat this fall.<br><br><strong>What They're Saying:</strong> "I love this sweatshirt! It is honestly so warm and cozy — perfect for working from home."<br><br><strong>lululemon</strong> Oh So Sherpa Half Zip, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.lululemon.com%2Fp%2Fcold-weather%2FOh-So-Sherpa-Half-Zip%2F_%2Fprod9960770%3Fcolor%3D26083" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lululemon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">lululemon</a>

Oh So Sherpa Half Zip


Achieve peak cozy vibes with this shaggy half-zip jacket, which is the transitional dressing layer you'll have on repeat this fall.

What They're Saying: "I love this sweatshirt! It is honestly so warm and cozy — perfect for working from home."

lululemon Oh So Sherpa Half Zip, $, available at lululemon
<h3>All Yours Hoodie Fleece</h3><br>If you want to swaddle your head in fleecy fabric, you're in luck because All Yours has you covered. (You'll want one in every color.)<br><br><strong>What They're Saying:</strong> "I haven't bought anything lululemon in a few years, and splurged on myself with this hoodie. The size is perfect, not too oversized but not too snug in all the wrong places. It stretches so nicely, and is just a superior fabric to my big box hoodies. I'll be wearing this FREQUENTLY this fall/winter!"<br><br><strong>lululemon</strong> All Yours Hoodie Fleece, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.lululemon.com%2Fp%2Fcold-weather%2FAll-Yours-Hoodie%2F_%2Fprod9440062" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lululemon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">lululemon</a>

All Yours Hoodie Fleece


If you want to swaddle your head in fleecy fabric, you're in luck because All Yours has you covered. (You'll want one in every color.)

What They're Saying: "I haven't bought anything lululemon in a few years, and splurged on myself with this hoodie. The size is perfect, not too oversized but not too snug in all the wrong places. It stretches so nicely, and is just a superior fabric to my big box hoodies. I'll be wearing this FREQUENTLY this fall/winter!"

lululemon All Yours Hoodie Fleece, $, available at lululemon
<h3>Define Jacket</h3><br>Lululemon's fan-favorite Define Jacket is the perfect <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/womens-fall-jackets" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lightweight, techy layer" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">lightweight, techy layer</a> that is sweat-wicking and breezy without adding any bulk.<br><br><strong>What They're Saying:</strong> "Absolutely love the Define Jacket! I’ve been wearing them for many years and love how Lululemon has increased the color palette. If you don’t own one yet, go treat yourself! You will love it."<br><br><strong>lululemon</strong> Define Jacket, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.lululemon.com%2Fp%2Fjackets-and-hoodies-jackets%2FDefine-Jacket%2F_%2Fprod5020054" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lululemon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">lululemon</a>

Define Jacket


Lululemon's fan-favorite Define Jacket is the perfect lightweight, techy layer that is sweat-wicking and breezy without adding any bulk.

What They're Saying: "Absolutely love the Define Jacket! I’ve been wearing them for many years and love how Lululemon has increased the color palette. If you don’t own one yet, go treat yourself! You will love it."

lululemon Define Jacket, $, available at lululemon
<h3>Keep Moving Pant 7/8 High-Rise</h3><br>All the comfort of a jogger, with the polished look of a straight-leg trouser. No wonder this hybrid pant is already selling out.<br><br><strong>What They're Saying:</strong> "Love! They are so comfortable, flattering, and versatile. You can dress down for everyday or dress them up for work (whenever we go back into an office). Definitely would recommend."<br><br><strong>lululemon</strong> Keep Moving Pant 7/8 High-Rise, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.lululemon.com%2Fp%2Fwomens-trousers%2FKeep-Moving-Pant%2F_%2Fprod9750436" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lululemon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">lululemon</a>

Keep Moving Pant 7/8 High-Rise


All the comfort of a jogger, with the polished look of a straight-leg trouser. No wonder this hybrid pant is already selling out.

What They're Saying: "Love! They are so comfortable, flattering, and versatile. You can dress down for everyday or dress them up for work (whenever we go back into an office). Definitely would recommend."

lululemon Keep Moving Pant 7/8 High-Rise, $, available at lululemon
<h3>Hold Tight Long Sleeve Rib<br></h3><br>A modal-blend rib knit and a fitted silhouette makes this second-skin long sleeve the ultimate layering piece.<br><br><strong>What They're Saying:</strong> "Wow, I’m super impressed with this top. I ordered the black and absolutely love the fit. The fabric is stretchy in a good way and the fit is very flattering. Hugs and stretches in all the right places. Please make more colors!"<br><br><strong>lululemon</strong> Hold Tight Long Sleeve, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.lululemon.com%2Fp%2Ftops-long-sleeve%2FHold-Tight-Long-Sleeve-Rib%2F_%2Fprod9960703%3Fcolor%3D32493" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lululemon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">lululemon</a>

Hold Tight Long Sleeve Rib


A modal-blend rib knit and a fitted silhouette makes this second-skin long sleeve the ultimate layering piece.

What They're Saying: "Wow, I’m super impressed with this top. I ordered the black and absolutely love the fit. The fabric is stretchy in a good way and the fit is very flattering. Hugs and stretches in all the right places. Please make more colors!"

lululemon Hold Tight Long Sleeve, $, available at lululemon

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