The majority of us are still diligently staying at home and waiting for the world to become safe(r) again. At this point even those who started this with the intentions of dressing up may have lost some motivation. And that’s ok! Lounging in something comfortable is just as valid as trying your craziest or fanciest outfits. But what if you could do both? There are certainly options if you look hard enough.
Kuniko Kato, the designer of Physical Drop, knows a thing or two about comfort. From common features like full body shirring to accommodating different body shapes, there are plenty of pieces comfortable enough for lounging in. All of Physical Drop’s garments are also machine washable, so taking care of them will be just as easy as wearing them.
We can’t mention Physical Drop and not talk about the other brand Kuniko Kato was involved with: Metamorphose. Physical Drop is a much smaller label, which keeps its value on the second hand market. Metamorphose, on the other hand, has been around for years and often sells cheaply second hand. Perfect place to start looking for lounging pieces! You’ll again find plenty of fully shirred pieces, but also comfortable socks to match. Who said that you can’t lounge in a full coord?
Of course, for many lolitas the epitome of a comfortable piece that’s good for anything is Bodyline. This is often where our journey into this fashion starts and we keep those dresses for when we need something we can be a bit more careless with. Since lounging often involves comfort foods, at least you won’t be worried about staining something more expensive. And whilst lower quality than brand, Bodyline has many pieces in a cotton blend fabric with a bit of stretch. So whether you’re reclining or need extra room for a food baby, their dress will still have your back.
Let’s face it though: when you’re tired of lolita coordinates, even the most comfortable piece won’t beat pyjamas. Luckily, you can continue lounging AND looking cute thanks to Moitie. They have recently released pyjamas and slippers, which let you live your cozy goth fantasy. You can even add a pillow to rest on if you’re feeling very extra. And since the days are getting warmer in the Northern Hemisphere – a fan to stay cool. Let’’s call it brand loyalty, shall we?
What have you been lounging in during lockdown/quarantine? Have you been lazy or fancy? Do you have a go-to coordinate for staying at home? Make sure to share these on Alice Holic!