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BENA: Lux South African loungewear for woman

by | May 9, 2019 | Fashion for Moms, South African Fashion, What we wear | 77 comments

I have been obsessed with finding proudly South African loungewear for woman… Pyjama sets, robes and night slips that aren’t just comfy to wear but that’s also beautiful and stylish. As a work-from-home-mom I spend a lot of time going nowhere… Working in between nap times, meal prep, cleaning and play. It’s easy to forget about myself.

I especially remember the early, newborn days of motherhood. Days when getting dressed was an achievement in itself. I cried a lot, laughed a lot and never slept (or that’s what it felt like at least). Days that could really get me under until I one day realised I needed to take care of myself too. Becoming a mom didn’t have to take anything away from me. It was a gift!

I couldn’t afford fancy spa-days. Getting a babysitter to have my hair or nails done, still only happens once in a blue moon… BUT, doing little things for myself, making small changes one at a time soon proved more valuable.

I embraced my season of being a home-body!

Fancy dinners, cocktails during happy hour and dancing the night away didn’t fill my weekends. So, I had no need for sexy, chic outfits. Pyjama drill LUX was the “new black” and I could still dress and feel stylish thanks to BENA Loungewear.


BENA is the best South African loungewear for woman!

Sure, you can find other South African loungewear brands but BENA lasts! The quality keeps, wash after wash, wear after wear. Colours never dull, whites stay bright. The fabrics stay soft and doesn’t wear thin. Every piece I own has also kept it’s fit perfectly – and these days I almost only sleep in BENA.


Another reason to love BENA…

Xan, the momboss behind the brand.

Unable to find classic, stylish PJs for kids. Xan and her sister Charlie, co-found BENA in 2016 with the idea to make kids and maternity sleep and loungewear. A woman’s collection was later added and that’s when things really took off.


Being Mother’s Day soon, I interviewed Xan for some mama self-care insight.

What’s our favourite piece from the new collection? 

The Track Set – I have it in all three colour ways. It’s a genius piece of clothing -if I may say so myself. One can wear it around the house, in bed and best of all out and about. Slip on a pair of kicks, and off you go. No one will know you didn’t get dressed that morning.



What has been your biggest struggle as a “momboss” and how have you overcome this? 

Finding enough time to “fit it all in” and of course  mom-guilt. I also find it difficult to “switch-off” when it comes to BENA. My mind is always going, running in the background, trying to find new ways for BENA to grow and become more successful. I need to learn to switch off during family-time and be present in the moment, as these young years with my kids are so precious, and flying by.

Moms never find time to relax and take care of themselves. How do you “take care of yourself”?

My family was dealt a really tough curve ball last year and we needed to make some real life changing decisions. This culminated in a very sudden move from Johannesburg to Cape Town, which I wasn’t ecstatic about. In one month I needed to pack up, move my family, sell our home, move my business, find schools and a new home in Cape Town.  I was close to a nervous breakdown.

I had my bloods checked and found my cortisol levels was far above what was considered healthy. Something serious had to be done.

I made the decision to take time out for my self, no matter what. A drastic change had to be made for the sake of my health as well as my family’s wellbeing and our marriage. I met a wonderful friend in my new hometown who I now walk with every week. Down the greenbelt, with our dogs – come rain or shine, heavy work-load or not!

I remind myself not to feel guilty about it, I deserve it. Regular exercise is another priority.

I also took up a course which runs in the evening, once a week. It’s amazing what that one break from bath and bed time can do for a mama’s soul.


What would be the perfect Mother’s day gift for yourself this year?

I love anything thoughtful. Gifts that make my heart melt. Anything  made by my crafty kids, to a weekend away with some girlfriends – those would hit the spot!

BENA is breastfeeding friendly too!

Think gorgeous button down blouses – pretty enough to wear out. You won’t feel self conscious or like a grandma while breastfeeding with ease.


CLOSED: Congratulations Lauren Bateman (Facebook winner)

Now let’s get YOU into some BENA Loungewear!

Embrace the pyjama party season with me. Feel good and look great while staying in your pj’s all day long. WIN a R1000 voucher to spend online at


How to enter:

  1. Leave us a comment below telling us what you’d love to buy with your R1000 voucher.
  2. Make sure you follow BENA Loungewear on Facebook or Instagram (both would be fab too).
  3. Follow me on either (or both) if you like, but it’s not compulsory. (@justamammablog or @justamamma)
  4. For extra entries be sure to enter on either this Facebook post or this Instagram post as well.

The giveaway ends on Wednesday, the 29th of May 2019.




  1. Comments left below and on the applicable social media posts count as valid entries.
  2. Instagram and Facebook is in no way responsible or associated with this giveaway.
  3. Competition only open to South African residents residing in South Africa.
  4. Winner must be 18+ years old.
  5. Competition closes on the 29th of May 2019.
  6.  The winner is picked at random and announced via social media and this blogpost. 
  7. This prize is not exchangeable for cash or refundable.
  8. Please enter a valid email and contact info. If we can not get hold of you within 48 hours a new winner will be picked.
  9. The greatest care will be taken when sending your prize but Just a Mamma and BENA Loungewear, do not accept any responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged goods.


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  1. Mahnaaz

    Such an awesome competition. I am currently breastfeeding and would love to buy a button down set

  2. Leanne

    The track set in Black ? So stylish!

    • Allerise Waldeck

      I would love to use the voucher to purchase the Urban Track Set (in black). Holding thumbs.

    • Bianca Bolink

      I’d definitely buy the Black track set – with baby #2 due in July mamma is going to need something warm and comfy to cozy up to baby in ?

  3. Lia

    I would definitely invest in the prefect pajama set or melange grey track set

  4. Samantha Coetzer

    Definitely the Black urban track set! ? love it! ?

  5. Danelle Hess

    I love Bena lounge wear… Have been following the brand for a while now and have yet to purchase something… I would spend my R1000 voucher on the track set as I recently had my 3rd baby and it would be perfect to do a quick school run with baby 🙂

    • Mariza Benrkia

      The tMay 10, 2019 at 6:44 am
      I would buy the Bena LouneWear pls

  6. Michelle

    I would definitely use the voucher on one of the stunning button down blouses because I will be having my second baby in October.. breast feeding can look stylish too!

  7. Dawn

    I absolutely adore the track set as it can be used as pyjamas on cold Winter nights plus it can be worn to the gym

  8. Tami

    I’m so in love with all of them but I would definitely buy the grey track set ?

  9. Christelle Schrenk

    A gorgeous night gown and definitely one of the track sets for taking walks on the farm with my baby boy. Love love love! ??

  10. Marne Slabbert

    Urban Track Set all the way!! Its a total must-have. ❤️

  11. Anushka Maharajh Moonilal

    I would love the trackset! And the pjs are so appealing as I am a breastfeeding mommy!

  12. Soraya

    Everything is so gorgeous! But I will choose the black pyjama set ❤?❤?

  13. Marcel

    Definitely the black pyjama set! looks soo comfy ?

  14. Chesna Horne

    Oh my word, I love love the The Track Set -Black. It looks comfortable and sexy at the same time 🙂 Fingers crossed!

  15. Sharne

    Love love lovit!! Absolutely stunning!

  16. Tiyana Van Der Rheede

    wow this so stunning woud love it.

    • Danica van Zyl

      The Urban Track Set in Ebony. adore it! makes my loungewear and sleepwear look like a teenage selection so I need an upgrade for sure…

  17. Angel

    I love the black urban track set !!! It looks at least like put effort into my outfit before I do the school dash etc ❤️❤️

  18. Salome Safodien

    Fingers xx would be a blessing for mothers day.

  19. Megan letsoalo

    I would love the black pajama set. So pretty

  20. Chantelle Naude

    Omg!! The track set and button down pj’s!! Stunning! Currently on maternity leave and need new stylish beautiful just get up and go pj’s!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  21. Ruweida Muhammad

    The black track set is absolutely gorgeous!

  22. Kristin Hofmeyr

    This is just what I’ve been looking for! Some gorgeous silky pyjamas, the aubergine colour is my favourite.

  23. Ashleigh McClure

    I would love the track set , it looks so comfortable

  24. Belinda

    I would love to buy the Black PJ set

  25. Adeline

    I would love to buy the pink PJ set

  26. Nashieta

    I would like the black 2 piece track set ??It gorgeous I would wear it to the mall all the time ?And even when doing the school run the quality looks amazing as well!!! I don’t drive yet ?So in the morning I walk my kids to school and oooh my I dread finding something to wear each day and it’s very time consuming and now especially now that the mornings are colder THIS WOULD BE THE BEST MOTEHRS DAY EVER ❤️❤️❤️

  27. Abeda Albertyn

    Would love this as I am always kept ovenight in hospital when I go for my 3month cardiac appointments
    I would appreciate any set or colour
    Thank you for the opportunity
    Love and much admiration

  28. Kerry

    Absolutely swooning over the track set!!

  29. Corrine Morris

    I would love the black track suit. It’s so comfy and sporty

  30. Charmaine Balraj

    Pink PJ set. Stunning

    • Janel Sunderlall

      I would loooove the Urban Track Set in Black ro unwind and relax

  31. Nolene

    Tracksuit set!!!

  32. Donne

    I would absolutely love either the pink or grey pj set ??

  33. Janet Perry

    Oooh I’d spoil myself with these gorgeous Twill Classic Long Pajama Set | Ebony??????❤️❤️❤️

  34. Gerna

    Any pritty pajamas will be a bonus as my pajamas is soooooo old!!

  35. Darlene Perumal

    The track set definitely perfect now in winter.

  36. Tamara

    These are so gorgeous ?. I would love a button down set as I am still a breastfeeding mamma ?❤️

  37. Bhavani

    They’re all so beautiful ?? that tracksuit is calling my name first though. Looks perfect for the inbetween weather in KZN ?

  38. Clea

    The Track set in grey ?

  39. Sophie

    This whole collection is gorgeous especially the pjs for breastfeeding mama here! But I would love the grey track set looks so comfy yet super stylish.

  40. Khadija Suliman

    Definitely the urban track set! Love it ?

  41. Debbie R

    The Track Set in black…

  42. Nicolette cardona

    I love ?❤️??? all the above lounge wear I would battle to choose and would be grateful for any

  43. Cecilie E de Beer

    So love this brand. Got introduced to them first time at Kamers in CT at the castle and instantly fell in love. I was looking at the crisp white pj set for kids back then and just see they now have the track set for ladies which looks similar and so comfortable. Would love that.

  44. Farzana

    These pajamas are gorgeous! Especially the kimonos? love love ❤️

  45. Alexa Pohl

    Ooh definitely a track set in grey! Looks so comfy but stylish too!

  46. Tania

    Absolutely the blush track set??

  47. Jenna

    Looking for amazing breastfeeding pjs to live in for my next baby in 2months time. I would LOVE the two classic long pj set ?. Sexy breastfeeding mom in pjs all day ??

  48. Samornay

    The Track Set.. Would love the black one ?

  49. Kim von Brandis

    Oh wow these are gorgeous! I’d live in the grey track set and we’re about to embark on a month long camping trip from cape Town through botswana and Namibia camping wild!!! This would be an amazing comfy companion!

  50. Andrea bester

    Oh my gosh I LOVE the track set it looks so comfortable but not sloppy or need to change if you need to go out quick. Stunning!

  51. Sandy Meyer

    I simply ADORE the BLUSH Urban Track Set!
    It’s STUNNING! ???

  52. Bernice

    Love the track set! So versatile

  53. Zakiya

    Absolutely love BENA ! Expecting with my first baby and would love to spoil myself with this voucher.

  54. Alta

    Wow this is right up my alley.. Would super love any colour track set.. Looks Amazing

  55. Mercia Maree

    I am loving the Twill Classic Long Pajama set. The white piping detail makes it so classic ?

  56. Samantha

    Definitely the urban track set in blush/black

  57. Brenda Fernandes

    The track set and nice comfy pj’s

  58. Michelle Oosthuizen

    Gosh I’ve always admired Bena. I would love it all but would probably buy track set first.

  59. Ncuthwa

    The Track set please??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️
    Would love to win❤❤❤

  60. Nicole Tulip

    I would LOVE the track set in classic black

  61. Goldie Raitport

    Def the urban track set in either blush ,black or both ,I’m a Mama to 9 so I deserve this prize ,PS I love Benaloungewear?

  62. Sara Essop

    I would love to get the track set in black. It looks so comfy!

  63. Helen

    Those orange stripes!

  64. Camillah Adams

    The Track Set! I wish all my clothes looked this comfy! <3

  65. Petre Bestbier


  66. Daleen

    How stunning is the white!!! ?

  67. Nicole Venter

    Ooooo I would definitely choose the Twill Classic Long Pajama Set in Ebony- such a GORGEOUS set!

  68. Zita

    I would LOVE the tracksuit in black! It looks super comfortable and exactly what I need at 6 months preggies.

  69. Samantha

    I’ve mentioned to my husband I need trackset… With my current mode always on the go! And the black trackset has my heart and complete the look?

  70. Samantha

    Pajamas at its most comfy?


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