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The Best Loungewear for Your Body Type

Everybody deserves well-made essentials that offer exceptional comfort, sophisticated style, and feel-good fit—because loungewear is for more than just lounging.

By Emma Steinbergs

If you’d told me a few years ago that some of my favorite office outfits would eventually combine blazers with pairs of joggers, I would have both gasped in disbelief and burst with excitement. The past decade has seen the rise of athleisure, and the pandemic further accelerated the casualization of even the most traditional of workplaces. Whether or not this shift has affected your office dress code, one thing is for certain: loungewear isn’t just for lounging anymore. As our Chief Creative Officer, Miyako Nakamura, explains, “Our design team is always thinking, ‘Would you be able to wear this to go get a coffee without feeling like you’re outside in pajamas?’ That’s a differentiator for our loungewear—even if you’re wearing leggings, you’ll still feel (and look) like you’re wearing ‘real’ clothes.” 

Present day, we’re pushing workwear boundaries more than ever before and declaring that our elevated loungewear is for working from home, running errands, traveling or commuting, watching Netflix, layering under outerwear, and yes, even heading to the office. In other words, M.M. loungewear has a variety of purposes in your life, and it deserves a place in your wardrobe. Keep reading to see which of these luxuriously comfy and remarkably versatile pieces are best for your body, and enjoy the endless possibilities of loungewear while finding the perfect fit. 

The Best Loungewear for Your Body Type

For Straight Shapes

You likely have a straight body type if your bust and hips are similar in proportion and you don’t have an especially defined waist. Since creating shape isn’t exactly the #1 goal of loungewear, you can get away with any of our lounge tops. That said, sticking with lightweight, crewneck-style sweaters, like the Quincy pullover, helps you avoid overwhelming your frame. To create some dimension in your silhouette, choose the Colby joggers, which have side pockets and taper at the ankle. Happy hour plans? Swap out the joggers for some kick-crop jeans and hoop earrings to achieve a casual, on-the-town vibe.

For Hourglass Shapes

You likely have an hourglass body type if your shoulders align with your hips and you have a defined waistline. Opt for the Thomas hoodie, which is a slightly oversized version of a classic hoodie. The not-too-fitted bottom means there’s wiggle-room for your bust or hips. For pants, we recommend the Delaney joggers, since the elastic waistband is adjustable, and the banded ankle provides a sleek taper, thanks to clean, vertical lines. 

For Oval Shapes

You likely have an oval body type if you have a fuller midsection, and there’s less distinction between your bust, waist, and hips. The Alina T-shirt‘s relaxed silhouette won’t cling to your midsection and pairs with the Colby joggers for a streamlined look. If you’re looking for arm coverage, go with the Kristin pullover, which has a laid-back cut, elongating seams, and a broad boat neck to balance out your silhouette.

For Pear Shapes

You likely have a pear body type if your hips are proportionally larger than your top half. Either a turtleneck is a good option, thanks to each style’s subtle, hip-friendly A-line fit. Complement your pullover with the Colby, a performance-jogger-inspired style that features an elastic waistband and an easy, slightly tapered fit. Craving a more fashion-forward pant silhouette? Ditch the Colbys for the on-trend Milo jeans, which have a wonderful wide-leg cut that will complement your body shape.

For Heart Shapes

You likely have a heart body type if your bust is proportionally larger than your hips. You can ensure you have enough room through your bust by choosing a layer with a front zip like the Cece sweater. Couple your zip-up with the relaxed Delaney jogger to keep your bottom half in proportion with your top half. Heading into the office? Since the Delaneys have a tailored look, just throw on a boyfriend blazer like the O’Hara, which looks sharp on its own, but slips easily over your quarter-zip. 

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Emma Steinbergs

Emma is M.M.LaFleur's Brand Manager. She previously worked as an M.M. stylist and still loves thinking through styling challenges and solutions for customers.

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