With everyone isolating at home during quarantine, video calls have practically become the daily norm. From virtual exercise classes to work meetings and calls with friends, there always seems to be an occasion in which you find yourself magnified on a computer screen. Despite the fact that you could have rolled out of bed two seconds before, it’s best to present a semblance of being pulled together while on a video call. Trust us: you’ll feel more productive and energized if you look like a real person. 

So, what to wear for a video call? It depends on who you are calling! Below, we’ve rounded up some of our tried and true tips for dressing for video calls. 

For the Team Zoom Call

You may not feel pulled together during quarantine, but you can look the part for your daily work Zoom call. Keep in mind that while you don’t need to wear a suit, tailored tops like a classic button down make you appear pulled together on camera. 

Too much white can affect the color balance of the camera, so wearing a different colored tank, like our Seamless 2-Way Shaping Tank underneath with the shirt unbuttoned is a good idea. As only the upper body is likely to show on camera when you are sitting, you can get comfy with a pair of black leggings like our Jodi Bootcut Legging. If your camera does get a glimpse, they will look like a nice black base for your work outfit.

For Gabbing with Gal Pals

While your pals have seen you at your best and your worst, dressing up for a quick video chat will make the occasion all the more fun. Keep it cozy and casual in a soft loungewear set like our Slub Knit Cap Sleeve Tee and Slub Knit Wide Leg Pant in pretty Mood Indigo Marl. Don’t confuse slub with slob – this matching lounge set looks way cuter than your average sweats!

For a Quarantini Happy Hour

Grab your favorite cocktail because it is time for a virtual Happy Hour and we are never ones to miss this. Now’s the chance to pull out your favorite dress, a sparkly top, or a stretchy, flattering bodysuit like our Ruby Cotton Shaping Thong Back Bodysuit. While everything looks amazing on you no matter what, the following don’t always come across well on screen and should probably be avoided:
  • Stripes
  • Large patterns 
  • Loud jewelry


For Your Daily At-Home Sweat Session

Finally, what to wear to a Livestream HIIT, yoga, Pilates, or exercise class? While you can turn off your camera if you like, it’s fun to feel like you are actually a part of a real class, see all of the people, and let them see you. For those low-impact moments for yourself like yoga or meditation, we love wearing a supportive but comfy longline bralette like the Evelyn Long Line Racerback Bralette. Wear it as a top along with our Rachel Cotton Stretch Shaping Legging for an extra comfy outfit you can zen out in. 

From cute leggings outfits to loungewear, your WFH wardrobe can be a cozy adaptation of your regular one. No one is judging your video call outfits too harshly, so don’t stress. The important thing is that you feel good about the way you look and appear confident despite the outside-the-norm method of communication.