Soma Loungewear for a Cozy New Year

When I was planning our New Year's Eve getaway to Lake Anna, I knew the dress code would be loungewear.  We planned on making all meals at the house, spending a lot of time reading, playing board games, napping, cooking, and snuggling as families on the couches watching movies and watching the ball drop at midnight.  I realized a lot of my loungewear was looking worse from wear since I wear it so often working from home.  I went to check out Soma's offerings as they are my favorite destination for loungewear and athleisure and found some amazing pieces in their Lounge department.  Below I share my favorites from Soma's Loungewear collection.

This post is sponsored by Soma

If you follow my Instagram Stories, you know these two pieces have gotten a lot of wear from me.  This pairing also made a showing in this Instagram post. This is the Split Back Tunic in size Large and the Nonstop Legging, also in Large.  I have washed and dried both pieces four times and they look stellar.  I love how the Split Back Tunic is cut to not be baggy but not be tight.  It skims in the right places and flares where I want it to.  The back splits right at the waistband for ease when doing activities like yoga, but unlike many other split-back tops I've bought, it doesn't show off my lower back at the same time.  The fabric is a bit silky; this is a piece you can wear at the gym or the yoga studio or on your couch, but it also can look great as streetwear.  I've tucked it into a pair of joggers and put a leather jacket over it and loved the result.  As for the Nonstop Legging, I am a big fan.  I love the high rise and that it stays put even if I'm doing squats or more complicated yoga moves.  The side pockets are deep and don't add bulk.  The fabric has the sheen of traditional activewear, the fabric isn't too thick and won't have you overheat yet it is completely opaque (even when you do squats) and I think nicely smooths the figure without restricting.

This is the Terry Long Sleeve Pajama Top in size Large and the Sunday Pants also in size Large.  Oh my goodness are these pieces comfy!  They're stretchy, they're soft, they're slouchy and relaxed without being sloppy.  I have worn, washed, and dried both pieces three times before this shoot.  I've had similar cozy lounge or sleep separates that got stretched out, shrank, changed shape or even feel with laundering.  Not these, they look and fit exactly as they did when I got them.  The top is perfect for me in a Large; it's not too long and the sleeves from the drop seam down are a bit fitted giving a nice silhouette. This is a piece that could also go beyond loungewear.  The pants, I'm glad I went with a Large so I have room for my thighs and rear, but if you're between sizes you may want to size down for a more polished result.  I love that they have pockets.  The elastic hem isn't tight at all, but keeps the pants from dragging (very common occurrence as I am 5'3″). The drawstring is actually super stretchy knit, so you can tie it to the right place to keep your pants up even if you bend over, but you don't need to untie them to get them off.  Details like this are why I love Soma and wear so much of their line.  They really do think of everything!  Oh, and the slippers are also from Soma!

This is the Fleece Cocoon Wrap in L/XL, the comfort bra I previously reviewed, and the Sunday Pant in black, again in size Large.  If you look at my Instagram post from our trip to Lake Anna, you'll see me wearing this wrap and I wore it most of the trip.  The exterior is jersey, but the finish inside is fleecy, giving this wrap a bit more weight.  It has pockets deep enough for large smartphones. I like this piece and wish it came in more colors.  I think if it was a jewel tone – berry, purple, teal, navy, something like that – I'd wear it far more often.  I have also washed and dried this at least two times and it has held up beautifully and no shrinkage. I already raved about the Sunday Pant and like them so much I am glad I have them in both colors.  The black Sunday Pant makes a great matched set with this top.  And the Soma Full Coverage Wireless Unlined Bra is amazing; I reviewed it before and continue to wear it on the regular.  

One look that didn't make the shoot but has been worn often is this one.  This is the Sporty Funnel Neck Pullover in size Large with the Smoothing Fleece Lined Leggings in Large.  I wore this the other week to switch up my workspace and blog from a nearby coffee shop and my husband caught this shot as I headed to my car. I've raved about these leggings before, they're super stretchy, super soft, and warm.  They look like “normal” leggings on the outside without much sheen, and have a soft fleece lining that keeps you cozy in winter.  If you want a very fitted effect, I'd size down with these.  I am happy with the large as I wear these more as pants than a layer under dresses or as activewear. What I like about the pullover is it's a trim fit.  It looks more polished and expensive than one that has a slouchy or oversized cut.  The photo is poor quality, so don't think this pullover got faded; I washed it twice and dried it in the dryer once and it looks great though this kind of fabric does better line drying. 

Soma offers their loungewear and other apparel up to size XXL and some pieces come in lengths.  I am a size 14 in most retailers and find the Large at Soma comfortable and occasionally generous.  I love partnering with Soma because they create high-quality pieces made for real life and their loungewear collection is no different.  

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17 Comments

  1. Kim
    January 24, 2020 / 12:20 pm

    This is a bit off topic, but Alison, could you tell me which boots you are wearing in your last photo? I have been avidly tracking all of your boot posts and photos, and these above all look like just the boots I have been dreaming of!

    • January 24, 2020 / 12:48 pm

      Sure! They’re the Palmina from La Canadienne and I adore them! Waterproof, come in widths, functioning laces plus a zipper for custom fit and ease of putting on and taking off, and fit insoles! http://bit.ly/2AbtROq

      • Kim
        January 24, 2020 / 12:59 pm

        Thank you so much for the speedy reply! I can’t believe these are the Palmina. They look so much cooler on you in this photo than they do on the Zappos site! The price of these keeps giving me pause, but they do check so many boxes…As a fellow wide footed individual, you are my north star when it comes to shoe recommendations! Thanks so much for all of the inspiration (not just for boots but for everything)!

  2. JJ
    January 24, 2020 / 12:19 pm

    Thanks for this write-up. I’m unfamiliar with the brand but it looks like one I might be interested in purchasing from. Question: Have you tossed the Terry Long Sleeved Top and the Sunday Pants in the dryer? And did they come out OK? (I see on Soma’s website that they’re machine washable. But it doesn’t say anything on the website about whether they can be tumble dried; I worry about the rayon.) Thanks.

    • January 24, 2020 / 1:01 pm

      Yes, I’ve put both in the dryer but don’t know if that’s the best decision long run because of the rayon. But they’ve both been dried a couple times before this shoot!

      • JJ
        January 27, 2020 / 12:23 pm

        Thank you for the speedy reply! I may give these a try.

  3. Book Goddess
    January 23, 2020 / 11:07 am

    You look fabulous in your loungewear! I second your color comments. I look best in rich, saturated colors and I think a lot of the population does, too.

  4. Katelin
    January 22, 2020 / 5:31 pm

    I wish I liked Soma more. I have tried their bras and they are not a good fit for me. Their patterns also feel dowdy to me. I hope they can jazz them up a bit and I might be more willing to give their clothes a whirl.

    • January 22, 2020 / 10:04 pm

      I do think bras are super personal, some brands just don’t work for some! And I do feel their activewear is pretty… basic. But come summer they often have great prints and colors for their clothing!

  5. Jen
    January 22, 2020 / 4:25 pm

    The Soma brand doesn’t suit me, but I certainly appreciate good lounge-wear in other brands. Am I alone, though, in wishing more of it came in colors or patterns? I personally don’t wish to dress all in black or grey just because I’m lounging. I also prefer long sleeves for warmth in January. More power to you if sleeveless tops are your thing in winter but I need a little more.

    • January 22, 2020 / 10:02 pm

      These are only a couple of the pieces, I picked what worked for me but they have plenty more with lots of sleeves and heavier weights! As for color, I hear you and it is something I was thinking about with this selection and the selection of loungewear at most any retailer. Why is it gray, black, oatmeal, mauve, navy, and dusty pastels? I’d love to lounge in emerald green.

  6. Leslie
    January 22, 2020 / 10:55 am

    Great post – I love their loungewear. Question – would you wear the same size in the Sunday pants as you would in their pj bottoms? Thanks!

  7. Leu2500
    January 22, 2020 / 10:33 am

    I tried both the nonstop & the fleece leggings on your previous recommendation. (Oops! Did I use your link? I hope so.)

    I agree with your assessment on fit. I wore the fleece leggings once for my morning walk & retired them to around the house only. Not snug enough a fit to feel confident they wouldn’t slide down. But they sure are nice on a cold, lazy Sunday morning with the paper/a book & hot beverage of choice.

    There’s 1 other caveat: the fleece sheds! I had bits of black fleece all over the bathroom floor. Just funny, not a deal breaker.

    • January 22, 2020 / 10:03 pm

      I saw others review about the shedding fleece but I didn’t experience that. I wonder if there was a bad batch?

  8. Anna
    January 22, 2020 / 7:35 am

    Oscar is always well dressed!

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