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The Best Spanx-Like Loungewear Set for Women Over 50

The best, softest, most comfortable outfits have got to be the Air Essential line from SPANX. I can’t even begin to describe the fabric of this set. It is incredibly soft and feels like a Ponte knit, except it is almost silky. There is only one drawback to this set…the price. I’ve been looking, and I finally found The Best Spanx-Like Loungewear Set for Women Over 50.

Who Is Spanx

Spanx is a brand of shapewear founded by Sara Blakely in 2000. Sara Blakely came up with the idea for Spanx when she wanted to create a solution for visible panty lines while wearing white pants. Since then, the company has branched out to clothing.

The Best Spanx-Like Loungewear Set for Women Over 50

The best Spanx-like loungewear set I found is from Amazon. Spanx sells the half zip top and wide-leg pants separately, but this is a 2-pice set. The price difference between the Spanx set and the Spanx-like set is over $200!!!

Since I already have the Spanx set in black, I decided to order the Spanx-like set in navy, but it is available in many colors. I ordered Spanx in navy, but the top and pants weren’t the same color, so I kept the top and sent the pants back. The top looks great with jeans, so that is how I usually wear it.

We might not see our backside, but that angle is what a lot of people see. I like to try and show the back of most outfits since it is almost as important as the front.

This is the best Spanx-like loungewear set I could find, but there are a few differences. If you do a quick glance at the set, you might mistake this set for Spanx. However, if you own the Spanx set, you can spot the differences.

The zipper is the first difference I noticed. The Spanx zipper is metal and not as oversized. The material feels a lot like the Spanx version, but it is not quite as thick or heavy as the Spanx one. Also, this is a small detail, but those who own Spanx know that the zipper has a braided pull attached.

This is a photo of the navy Spanx half zip and the navy tapered pants. You can see the difference in the color of the two navy items. The Spanx half zip has slits on the cuffs, and …

so does this set. I honestly don’t know the reason, or even if there is one, for the slit. It might just be a design detail, and not a functional one.

Here is a look at the wide leg pants. They are very comfortable and have a drawstring tie waist. You will love how the set feels, and it is perfect for lounging or running errands. I love outfits like this; the kind that is comfortable, but you don’t have to quickly change if you think a friend is dropping by for coffee.

So, what do you think? Is this the best Spanx-like loungewear set?

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92 Comments

  1. Marilyn Norman says:

    Love the outfit!!

  2. Thanks for the smiles I got reading the wreath story! It gave me reassurance we all have things we hope are done by Christmas! Lol

  3. Elaine Haynes says:

    Ordered it! Love it!

    1. YAY!!! I’m glad you liked it!

  4. Forget the lounge set—your hair is gorgeous! 😀 Seriously, thanks for a lower cost alternative to the Spanx set.

  5. Jenniffer Groski says:

    I love your hair!!!!

  6. Thank you for finding this! I would love to try the Spanx set, but my budget won’t allow it! I just ordered this set in Carmel.

  7. Thanks Tania. Did you find that the top runs really big or is that just my problem? Love the overall quality, look and feel of the dupe and you can’t beat the price. Just the sizing was off for me. So sad.

    1. The medium works for me in both sets. Normally, I have to wear larges in Spanx, but not in this set.

  8. Thanks Tania! Lots of good reviews. Looks comfy. Might need to put this one on my list!!

  9. DEIDRE OLIVER says:

    You are really rocking the new haircut in picture with cheerleader granddaughter – it suits you so well…a little sassy & chic!

  10. Tania, I love your hair! I’m looking for a new hairstyle but never sure if my hairdresser will do like the picture I show her. Your hair is thicker than mine but I’d like to try it. Love the sweatsuits. I need to order one.

  11. Susan McMillan says:

    On my Christmas list! Thanks for the review.

  12. Really like this outfit, much better price than Spanx. LOVE your hair!! And your granddaughter is so cute.

  13. Nice outfit! You look more like yr Mom now with yr new cut!

  14. Great comparison! Thanks.

  15. So cute ! Just added to my amazon christmas list.

  16. I love following you !!!
    You have a great appeal for those that what to be stylish , classy and not fussy ! I appreciate the high end items to the budget friendly options as well …

    But please put a skirt or finishing base around that stunning Christmas Tree 🎄 lol ! I noticed that detail is missing 🙂

    1. Stephanie, the tree just went up that day. I’ve not even finished putting all the ornaments on it yet. Lol!

  17. Love this set and the price!

  18. New haircut? Looks great!

  19. Thank you for always trying to save your gurls money!!

  20. Ginger Hiller says:

    I think the Amazon outfit looks great! Thank you for sharing it with us.

  21. Gina McClorey says:

    I like your new haircut/style!

  22. Love the lounge set in navy!

  23. o am not sure why women over 50 need all this loose wear and bigger zippers. I am 69 and still weather thongs leggings and pretty much buy my clothes out of the jr dept. oh and skinny pants. my thought is exercise a bit more.

  24. Love this set and especially love the price! Thanks, Tania!

  25. My friend has the lounge set – it’s a great set. She said she didn’t mind if I ordered it, so I think I will. Your granddaughter is a cutie.

  26. Patt Dyal says:

    I am going with the Amazon outfit. I read the reviews just because I have short legs but it seems the pant runs short based on the reviews which will be perfect for me. I couldn’t find the inseam information. If all else falls I can roll the waistband over or wear a higher shoe.

    1. I don’t know the inseam, but I’m 5’6” tall and normally wear a 32” inseam.

  27. I love your site. Love your hair it looks so cute on you

  28. Vickie Cox says:

    Love your hair, I might just copy that on my next appointment. Thank you for doing the legwork on the Spanx alternative set.

  29. Like the set very much. Nice to go and run errands. Thank you

  30. Laura Garrrett says:

    Your granddaughter is a real cutie and I know you enjoy seeing her cheer. Your new hairdo is darling on you! Love the Spanx set, but may try one of the Amazon look-a-likesL instead. Thanks for the inspiration.

  31. Susan Weston says:

    I am going to get these for my girls and maybe me, too!

  32. It’s hard for me to find lounge wear pants in petite. I sometimes even have to alter my jeans and pants in petite length. Seriously who’s going to wear lounge wear or workout pants with heels. I don’t know why they make them so long. That’s a nice picture of you and your granddaughter. She looks like you.

  33. Mary Anne Merritt says:

    I love your new haircut, it’s very flattering on you. My granddaughter also does competition cheerleading. It will wear you out if you travel every weekend like I do. Enjoy 🙂

  34. Tania, I LOOOOVE your new hairstyle! 😍

  35. Granddaughter is adorable! Thanks for giving options for lounge sets- they both look so comfy!

  36. Your granddaughter is a mini version of you. I am sure you hear that all the time.

  37. You’re rocking the bangs. And I like this set. Might need to grab one (or 3) for myself!

  38. Glada St Clair says:

    I like it and I liked your verse.

  39. Janice Nagle says:

    When I looked at this, I found a lovely burgundy set and 2 pretty green sets that would be wonderful for lounging on Christmas day. The price point is good too.

  40. Love the Spanx and the Amazon dupe! I think I’ll try the dupe first, because here in South Carolina, it is warm, warm. Thank you for saying the dupe was lighter than the Spanx as that helped make up my mind. Your hair is gorgeous! You look so young and vibrant. I agree with everyone else, your granddaughter is adorable! What fun she will have being in a wedding!! Once again, thanks for doing the heavy lifting for all the rest of us and finding the best fashion.

  41. Great comparison! Thanks, I love your new hairstyle!

  42. Jane Hathcock says:

    The set from Amazon is nice but I would love it if you could find a similar outfit with straight legs rather than wide legs.

    I love today’s bible verse.

  43. I really like the navy wide leg set. I need that one for sure!!

  44. Mary Carol says:

    My daughter did cheer competition years ago. Great memories.
    I am so tempted to order this outfit in navy!!

  45. I love the bangs ! Have the 2iece set in my cart, but haven’t pulled the trigger yet until I finish Christmas shopping.

  46. Love the navy. Looks very comfortable.

  47. I have purchased some of your suggestions and this may be the next!

  48. Linda Derrington says:

    You model the sets so well!! Your HAIR is GORGEOUS .. love the bangs!!!

  49. Linda Shearer says:

    Your Granddaughter resembles you so much! She is very cute!

  50. Love your new hair cut! Your DIL does a great job! Funny thing, I was looking at this lounge item online this past weekend. I was wondering if you find that it snags when wearing or pills. Some reviews mentioned that, and it kept me from ordering. It looks really soft, warm and comfy! Thanks for bringing us less expensive but comparable items!

    1. I’ve not had it long enough to know about that.

  51. Joanne McMurray says:

    Those spanks like lounge wear look so comfortable. I going to get some this week. Thanks for sharing joanne

  52. Your new haircut is adorable on you! You granddaughter is a mini you. Happy Day!

  53. Gay Manning says:

    Still really like your bangs. The navy blue outfit looks great on you. Checking out on Amazon! Have a good week!

  54. I love your new cut!!! The only problem I have with sets, I usually like a small bottom and medium top. But, that’s just me. Happy Monday❤❤❤

  55. Diane Schexnyder says:

    Love this outfit. Your granddaughter really is a Mini-Me!

  56. Do you like the wider leg? Love your hair!

    1. I love the wider leg for comfort.

  57. Becky Kerwin says:

    Oh how I wish they had that set in petite. Oh well. By the way I love your hair style!

  58. Thank you, Tania, for exploring and comparing honestly for us!

  59. Fern Hummert says:

    Thank you for sharing this. It looks so comfy!

  60. I like the Spanx-like outfit. I actually have had a few Spanx pieces over the years. I like the way the material feels.

  61. Roberta Schwandner says:

    I love lounge wear. The blue is really nice.

  62. These outfits are great. I see one in my future. Love your new cut!

    1. Wow! I don’t know if it is the color of the sweatshirt or you lovely new blonde bangs but either way, I love your new cut! Makes your blue eyes really stand out and you may have to change the blog to over 39 instead of 50. Nobody will believe the 50 now.

  63. Robin Williams says:

    Tania, first of all, I love your new hair style. The bangs really accentuate your lovely eyes. I wanted to let you and fellow readers know that there is another brand of the dupe set that looks to be exactly the same as the one you showed, on Amazon that is on special today. https://amzlink.to/az0R2m4gHIslL I hope its okay to mention this.

  64. Love this set, put 2 different colors in my Amazon cart- which I told dear husband is my Christmas list. We will see which one shows up at my house. Have a blessed week.

    1. Have a blessed week! 😊😊

  65. Love you in the navy color! Also, loved the Baggallin bag from a previous post. Their bags are so well made and I love the attention to detail.

  66. Love, love your photo-bomb! 🐶 You have a beautiful granddaughter, she looks so much like you! Thank you for your focus on Spanx.

  67. Your grand daughter is beautiful. She looks just like you.

  68. Jennifer Steadman says:

    This looks so cozy and I can’t tell the difference- thanks for the review.

  69. Cute look for lounging around the house, they do look very similiar, does the SPANX have more body shaping materials?

    1. Geri, this is more a lounge set, not a shape wear set. So, neither one have that.

  70. Nancy Steinke says:

    Tania, I love your new haircut, especially the bangs. You look fabulous!

  71. Love the new do! Really like the bangs on you. Really. During the winter months, I live in my loungewear/activewear. If I plan to be in the house all day, I’m wearing yoga like bottoms and soft and warm quarter zip sweater on top. I have a few Fair Isle sweaters and Talbots Quarter zip activewear tops I like.

  72. Carolee Waiksnoris says:

    This SPANX dupe looks great! I’m going to give it a try!

  73. I LOVE your new hair cut, Tania! Looks very cute on you and very up-to-date!

  74. Thanks for your research!!!

    1. Great review! What is the inseam on the pants? I got the Spanx olive last year in petite which was perfect. Have a feeling I’d need to hem them.

      Ps – I, too, love your new cut!

      1. I’m not sure of the inseam, but I’m 5’6″ tall and normally wear a 36″ inseam.

  75. Phyllis Martin says:

    I really like your new hair cut!! Looks fresh and young.