Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
Universal Standard, the minimal e-tailer that makes clothes for women sizes 10 through 28, continues to prove it’s in a league of its own. Right off the heels of its celebrated collaboration with Danielle Brooks, the brand unveiled a great loungewear collection earlier this week.
The four-piece collection, made entirely of soft pima cotton, includes a slouchy long-sleeve top, pants (with pockets!), a button-down cardigan, and a lightweight nightie. It’s the brand’s usual minimal look adapted for laying around the house, and it’s wonderful. Prices range from $40 to $70, but you can save some cash by purchasing the full collection — the Loungewear Kit — for $180 (it’s like the $40 nightie is free).
“Universal Standard intends to be a fully articulated lifestyle brand, and there is a lot more to come,” Alex Waldman, the brand’s co-founder and chief creative officer, writes in an email. “We started with these four pieces because between them they cover every basic lounge need. It’s true lounge, versus lingerie. It strikes just the right pitch between sensual, comfortable, and pretty."
Each piece in the collection is offered in periwinkle or dark sapphire, and a lot of sizes and styles in the latter color are already selling out — as if we needed any more proof that women above a size 16 will spend money on quality clothes.
Racked occasionally accepts products for research and reviewing purposes. For more information, see our ethics policy here.