Essentially just hyper-cozy long-sleeve polos, rugby shirts are a loungewear game-changer. When you slip one on, you get the instant tailored vibe a classic polo shirt offers—but the additional comfort of a soft T-shirt or sweatshirt. (!) These tops are truly ideal for days you want to look like you put some effort in (without actually having to put any effort in). Even paired with your stretchiest leggings and most worn-in jeans, plus-size rugby shirts look good—and they’re worth adding to your loungewear line-up this season.
This trend is the upgrade our T-shirt drawers deserve. Rugby shirts make you feel warm and snuggly just like that oversized tee your mom brought back from vacation 5 years ago—but they look chic enough to grab coffee in. Because as much as we love tossing on whatever’s clean to go and pick up a latte, there’s always a chance that the barista will be cute, single, and flirtatious. So just in case, we’ll be sticking with plus-size rugby shirts instead of hole-filled sweats from now on.
Even if you don’t plan to leave the house, though, rugby shirts make for perfect selfies. Plus, they’ll make it seem like you actually took more than two minutes to get dressed—when we really know you rolled out of bed 10 seconds ago. In a time where loungewear is acceptable nearly everywhere, it helps to have a few pieces that feel a bit smarter than a sweatsuit. Of course, if you want to pair your rugby shirt with pajama pants, we won’t judge.
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1. Plus-Size Two-Tone Sweatshirt Mini Dress
shop the look — $17.10 from Nasty Gal
2. Skinnydip Curve Cropped Rugby Shirt
shop the look — $40 from ASOS
3. Plus-Size Colorblock Long-Sleeve Sweatshirt
shop the look — $18.90 from Nasty Gal
4. ASOS DESIGN Curve Oversized Polo
shop the look — $29 from ASOS
5. Plus-Size Colorblock Rugby Tee
shop the look — $14 from Forever 21
6. Public Desire Curve Oversized Polo Shirt
shop the look — $24.50 from ASOS
7. Plus-Size Rugby T-Shirt
shop the look — $15 from Boohoo
8. ASOS DESIGN Curve Oversized Polo Top
shop the look — $21.75 from ASOS
9. Plus-Size Zip-Through Polo Sweater
shop the look — $25 from Boohoo
10. Plus-Size Wide-Stripe Rugby T-Shirt