Loose, comfy clothing has become a universal uniform during the coronavirus pandemic. But stylish loungewear that doesn’t hit the wallet too hard can be hard to come by. Enter Sydney linen label Bed Threads’s latest launch: a series of loose-fitting pants and tops made from 100 per cent flax linen, all costing $100 or less, and perfect for wearing to bed, working from home or just general lounging.
Like the brand’s other products, the tops and pants (which are sold separately) come in beautiful colours, including charcoal, olive, lavender and turmeric. Every colour complements the others – so you can mix and match a lavender top with oatmeal bottoms without looking untoward. The release follows on from Bed Threads’s successful launch of linen robes and slips in December and homewares and art books in September.
“We were inspired to bring a cool-weather iteration to what is a deliberately limited loungewear offering,” Genevieve Rosen, who founded Bed Threads with her husband Alan Biller in 2017, tells Broadsheet. “It had to be elevated and sharply tailored, and yet still relaxed and ultra-comfortable. The top is billowy and bell-sleeved, and the bottoms – finished with a drawstring – are wide-legged with a slight flare; loose-fitting and flattering at once. The intention was to create trans-seasonal staples versatile enough to wear separately out, as a set to lounge at home in, and of course, cosy and cool enough to sleep in.”
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All the pieces in the loungewear collection can be styled together with Bed Threads robes and slips – you might choose to wear a robe over the top and pants or pair the slip with just the pants if your pins are feeling a little chilly. And like all linen products, the loungewear regulates temperature, so it’ll keep you warm for the rest of winter and cool come summer.
“Linen is the ultimate textile when it comes to cultivating a comfortable, luxurious aesthetic – that’s why it’s so many people’s first choice for their bedroom,” says Rosen. “Unlike other textiles, linen apparel keeps you comfortable as temperatures climb or drop. It’s highly durable and keeps its shape, which is great for pieces you would ideally only invest in once a year or once or every couple of years – it looks amazing from the get-go and is designed to last.”