How to Dress Up to Stay In

Who says you need to go out to dress up? Here, chic loungewear for the holidays.
For a lot of fashion lovers, the best part of leaving the house happens before they ever do, when, in the sanctity of their closets, they select what to wear. But such creativity and joy need not be reserved for outings.
These days, given the boom in athleisure and loungewear, unexpectedly chic homebound items are plentiful. Think Lurex pajamas to wear to bed or out, say, or the world’s sexiest apron dress. Just the things to swan around in this holiday season, as you shuffle from the kitchen to the den, between mouthfuls of turkey and pie.

A nubby fleece sweatshirt made from 100 percent recycled polyester is something to feel warm and fuzzy about, inside and out.
Once synonymous with a kind of 1950s sex kitten cum housewife, marabou is getting a 21st-century makeover, giving a wry twist to jewelry, shoes and more. In black, these fluffy earrings add a dose of swingy, uncheesy glamour to your lounge look.
Make George Costanza jealous in head-to-toe velvet. Add heels and a red lip, and you’re ready to host a superstylish sleepover.
Little things that make all the difference: Gold socks in soft velvet are luxe enough to make you feel a little fancy, even in your sweats.

When she grew weary of friends making fun of her sartorial sloth, Lili Chemla decided, in 2017, to create Liana, a line of mix-and-match loungewear staples sophisticated enough to pass for day wear. Wear this striped Lurex set to bed or, with heels and a top-handle purse, to cocktails.

This apron dress from Homecque, a new label, is a chic solution to a long day in the kitchen. The waterproof, stain resistant wrap design is made from eco-friendly silicone leather and comes in savory-sounding colors called stilton and char. Wear it over a bodysuit or tee, or with nothing at all.

Footwear — or a new pet? These sheepskin slippers are so cuddly, they could be both.

The quickest shortcut to a look that feels put together? Go monochrome. Better yet, do it in head-to-toe powder blue cashmere.