Staying at home just got more luxurious! Introducing Stylecamp's sumptuous loungewear collection, inspired by the Hollywood glamour of 1930s home style. Featuring a decadent velvet wrap top and matching elegant wide leg trousers, both pieces come together to create a show-stopping outfit with a distinctive 1930s boudoir flair.
Here's a little more about the inspiration behind the designs and the many ways in which you can wear these versatile pieces.
The very concept of loungewear was first introduced in the 1920s and 30s, with elegant ladies donning wide leg jumpsuit style 'house pyjamas' that were highly regarded for their style and comfort. These were versatile garments worn both in and out of the home, even at the beach (for more on this, check out Stylecamp's Marlene beach pyjamas), and were popular for both casual and formal occasions.
1930s loungewear feels not only stylish, effortless and timeless, there's also a sense of decadence and luxury that comes with it. It conjures up images of glamorous starlets wafting around their mansions swathed in robes of silken fabrics and 'swaggeringly full' trousers.
The use of drapy, soft fabrics brought a luxurious quality to everyday dressing that I really wanted to replicate with my loungewear sets.
WORKING FROM HOME IN COMFORT & STYLE
As someone who works and spends a lot of time at home, I've always been on the lookout for clothing that is comfortable to wear, but that still makes me feel stylish each day. There's nothing worse for your mood or productivity when you're not dressed up for the day, even if you are stuck indoors.
I really believe that dressing for yourself everyday should be a vital part of any daily #selfcare routine, and I touched upon the mood-boosting benefits of this in an earlier blog post, 5 Things You Must Do When Working from Home.
With the events of 2020 meaning that many of us are spending more time at home, this new loungewear collection just feels so right for the moment. Why not adopt a little bit of that 1930s spirited luxury, comfort and feel-good style in our own 'manors', just like the original1930s starlets did?
STYLECAMP LOUNGEWEAR SETS
With staying at home in mind, I wanted to incorporate that oversized comfort of 1930s fluid pyjama styling, but create a more refined, modern version that would make it stylish for outside of the house too.
The use of stretch velvet really lends a luxurious quality to these pieces just like those original 1930s designs, it's silky lustre feeling absolutely wonderful against the skin, and also really warm to wear - perfect for lounging around at home in the autumn & winter months.
MYRNA WRAP TOP
I've been wanting to add a wrap top to the collection for some time, as they have such enduring style and are so flattering for all body shapes. This one is named after actress Myrna Loy, as it reminds me of her exotic, vintage style.
This wrap top is a simple boxy design with sloped shoulders for that easy-fitting, slouchy appeal, which is only emphasised by the luxurious density of the velvet fabric.
Long sleeves are finished with a delicate gathered cuff, mimicking the drama of the billowy sleeves of classic 1930s robes, but providing a much simpler and timeless aesthetic.
The top is finished with two substantial belts that wrap twice around the waist to give the top its shape. You can tie these belts multiple ways - to the front, side or back - for a fresh way to style the top every time you wear it.
HEPBURN SPLIT SEAM TROUSERS
I introduced the Hepburn trouser earlier in the year as a comfortable and stylish leisurewear trouser for spring/summer, and so named after actress Katharine Hepburn who always wore her trousers with such panache.
Cut in gorgeous stretch velvet, this design makes a seamless transition into autumn/winter, and creates the perfect pairing with the new wrap top.
A flattering wide leg shape is accentuated with a 1930s inspired V-shaped waistband, which offers full comfort in wear thanks to its elastic back construction, simply pulling on over the hips.
Dramatic side splits sit above the knee for a modern touch, whilst also providing an irresistible 'swish' as you walk. Meanwhile the stretch velvet fabric provides total flexibility in movement - in fact, these trousers are great for doing yoga in!
Naturally, these stylish trousers are finished with all-important pockets, which are arguably the very essence of comfort dressing!
HOW TO WEAR
Although these loungewear pieces were designed with staying at home in mind, they are not at all limited to wearing around the home. As always with Stylecamp, I love versatility within my designs, so I created this two piece set to offer complete freedom with the way you want to wear it.
The velvet wrap top is an elegant way to dress up a pair of jeans, but looks so sophisticated dressed up with a smarter trouser. Ideal wear for casual drinks, a dinner date or simply pepping up your workwear wardrobe.
The velvet trouser is ideal for lounging around at home, whether matched with the wrap top or with a comfy tee, and looks equally gorgeous teamed with a blouse and heels for a night out.
Check out 5 Ways to Wear the Lounge Sets for more outfit inspiration!
Of course, wearing them together is the ultimate way to get comfy and feel glamorous. Worn as a two piece jumpsuit with some classy heels and a clutch, this outfit certainly wouldn't look out of place at a wedding or special occasion - what a show-stopper!