Saw It On Social: Lunya Loungewear
Jan 15, 2019
Loungewear, a fashion buzz word. Suddenly Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar feature articles and advertisements about leggings and sweatpants. And no social-savvy brand is more talked about than Lunya.
From silk pajama to pima cotton loungewear, Lunya could best be described as luxury sleepwear and loungewear. And it is in my Facebook and Instagram feeds at least three times per week. Because apparently the Internet thinks I have $298 to spend on a loungewear “kit” designed for sleeping on planes.
So when several of you asked for a Lunya Saw It On Social, who was I to say no?
Lunya was designed a stylish sleepwear made of quality materials (some pure, some blends). Materials you almost never see, even in designer clothing, in this fast fashion world — cotton, silk, etc.. So the prices — tees for $88, silk short sets $178 — are a bit eye-popping.
I decided the best way to determine whether Lunya was worth it was to order the travel-wear set that I keep seeing advertised everywhere. The $300 price tag slowed my fingers down though as I typed in my debit card number.
The travel kit includes a tank, pants, sweatshirt, sleep mask and cozy socks. All made in a Supima cotton blend. And when you take it out of the box, you really feel the softness and the quality.
When it comes to quality, I’m a stickler for the little things: seam strength, fabric thickness, drape, etc.. The Lunya kit felt and looked high quality. It even came with a mesh washing bag to help you care for your pieces when you launder them.
After assessing the quality, I realized two things: 1) if you travel a lot, or if you splurge on loungewear, these pieces were a wonderful option, and 2) I am not that person.
I sent back the travel kit and bought a washable silk pajama set instead. Again, when you take the product out of the box, you feel the quality. The colors are lovely, and the fabric feels great on the skin. Also, to my surprise, the silk pajamas don’t sleep hot. And since they’re washable, they’re easy to launder.
The sleep set was also a little nicer and sexier than my winter pajamas. So if you’re looking for comfortable, slightly sexy pjs, these could be them.
Bottom Line: Lunya makes quality loungewear and sleepwear, but you pay for that quality. If you’re a person who buys fewer, better pieces, this brand might be for you. If you travel on international flights regularly, Lunya might be for you. But unless you’re comfortable dropping hundreds-of-dollars on loungewear/sleepwear — to the point that if you ruin your Lunya purchase, you won’t cry — then these aren’t for you.
Pieces purchased for Saw It On Social are purchased by me, with my own money. No gifts are solicited or accepted. The whole purpose is to decide if a social-savvy brand makes a product worth spending money on. The only way to find that out is to spend my own money on the product.