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.
1. Thank you for trying these out. Somehow I’ve never seen this brand advertised, probably because my internet knows I don’t have that to spend on anything right now! The fact that you do these because your readers request it is a testament to you!
2. I feel like such a newbie here… I’m taking my first international flight this coming Monday. Is changing into pajamas on the flight a standard thing? Am I supposed to do that? How does one even manage to do that in the tiny airplane bathrooms?
On your second point – I take 13 hour flights for work, flying coach, and don’t change for flights, but I do wear leggings and a button up and carry a jacket and scarf. That way if my shirt is wrinkly I can throw the jacket and scarf on and be fine.
I also bring fresh socks to wear so I can take my shoes off and have clean socks to wear at my seat.
I also wear a hat because my hair gets really oily by the time I’m at my final destination.
I regularly travel in lulu leggins and oversized tunic. I don’t remember seeing people change in coach or business class when I travel inernationally, but to each their own. I do bring thick socks to slip on, simple micellar wipes for my face, a hydrating face mask, and my face and hand moisturizer in my carry on. Also, make sure you have your phone/laptop/ipad chargers handy. Nearly all international flights will have charging outlets at your seat, which is different from domestic flights (depending on the airline). Hope you have a great trip!
It depends. I used to fly business class on Qatar Airways all the time and they give you a set of pajamas to change into when they make up your bed. I haven’t really seen people change on American Airlines though.
It depends on how long your flight is and/or if it’s overnight. I’ll usually change into my plane outfit before I board. My go-to is leggings with a long sweater and a yoga bra (after 8 hours in a coach seat, it’s hard to relax with a regular bra digging in). I’ll sometimes wear a longish light tee with a long cardigan instead, and I always have a large lightweight scarf. I don’t really like wearing this outside of the airport, but it looks put together enough to walk around the terminal.
If you’re just headed over to Europe, 8-10 hours, no. If you’re on an ultra long-haul over 12 hours, do what makes you feel comfortable. On overnight flights, I bring fresh wool socks and slippers on the plane (this sounds like a lot but they really don’t take up much room in your tote) so I can chuck whatever shoes I’m wearing in the overhead bin.
I am an advocate of changing on the plane.1) You’ll be more comfortable when you depart, when you’re on the plane, and when you arrive. 2) It takes time. On long international flights, you’ll be sitting in a metal tube for 12-16 hours. Those hours tick by much faster if you have something to fill them with. I board the plane in something I’m comfortable wearing upon arrival – I like to arrive feeling fresh and as put together as possible after the aforementioned 12-16 hour tube ride in the sky. Usually it’s a casual pant (sometimes jeans) and a comfy, soft top that doesn’t crease, a swingy jacket that won’t crease, and a scarf that doubles as a blanket. After dinner is served, I take my pouch with my “plane clothes” to the bathroom and change. International flights usually have larger bathrooms, especially if you’re in business class. I pack a pair of leggings, a tank top, a bralette and a sweater. These items roll up easily and don’t take up much space. While in the bathroom, I take off my makeup and brush my teeth. Back at my seat, I treat myself to a face mask because all that recycled air is a great way to make it look like your 16 hour flight was actually 32 hours. A little more than an hour before landing, I change back into the clothes I wore to board (but into a fresh pair of undergarments), brush my teeth again, and apply some light makeup. It might seem a little “extra,” but it makes me feel somewhat normal, and again, it fills some time. If you do nothing else, don’t forget the pair of undies. Seriously, just putting on a fresh pair will make you feel better. Have a great time on your trip!
Was the travel set snug? I saw on their website that it’s supposed to improve circulation…
the socks were, I didn’t find the clothes particularly snug. At least no snugger than my regular clothes.
I have lived in Europe for the past four years and return to the US several times a year. My travel uniform consists of Spanx leggings, a cami, a Loft tunic and a large scarf. Boots in the winter and flats in the summer. It looks amazingly pulled together before and after the flight and is comfortable to sleep in.
I travel all the time for work and fun and would never wear something like this. Maybe around the house. Thanks for testing it!
I dont think I would ever wear this on a plane but I would definitely wear this at home! It looks luxurious- thanks for testing it!