According to statistics, you’re going to spend roughly one third of your lifetime asleep, so you might as well take advantage of it with some great sleepwear. The first rule of pajamas is “Know thyself.” Do you sweat at night? Then you’ll need something breathable like cotton. Do you hate the feeling of pants in bed? Try a sleep shirt or shorts. Will anything but the smoothest fabrics keep you awake? You’ll want the cool slinky touch of silk or satin.Whatever your preference, we’ve rounded up the best women’s pajama sets below. Scroll on for all of our favorites.
The Best Cheap Pajamas
I almost did a double take looking at this set: from the scalloped lace detail to the flattering cut, it looks so much more expensive than it is. Imagine yourself slipping into these after a long night of pampering.
The Amazon Set Everyone Loves
The Sunny Mini Sleep Dress
If you hate pants but shorts don’t appeal to you, try a mini sleep dress. The material is so light and airy, it’s the next best thing to sleeping naked.
If You Love a Sleep Shirt
When your boyfriend gets sick of you borrowing his clothes, buy this breezy oversize sleep shirt for yourself. The fit is supposed to mimic classic men’s tailoring, but with a lighter, more breathable fabric.
The Pretty Minimalist Pair
Sleepwear brand Eberjey makes some of the softest pajamas around: this set includes fun stitching that makes a statement without being too loud.
If You Love to Sleep in Bralettes
If you appreciate the extra support of a bralette at night, try a set that comes with matching shorts.
Because Everyone Loves a Jumpsuit
Jumpsuits are the easiest way to get dressed, even if you’re about to go to bed. They’re especially great if you hate having to match up your pajama sets after laundry day.
The Awesome Deal
We love a good deal, and $20 for striped pajamas is a good deal.
If You Want an Alternative to Silk
If you’re looking to adopt a more eco-friendly lifestyle this year, try cupro. Made from recycled cotton, it’s one of the most sustainable materials you can choose. It falls like silk but feels just as breathable as cotton.
The Romper for Girls’ Night
Here’s a chic sleep romper that’s comfortable in all the right places but still looks cool — perfect for spending the night at a beach house, cabin update, or any other vacation that’s really just an adult sleepover with your friends.
If You Love a Pretty Chemise
This is the second drop from Eberjey and Rebecca Taylor’s sleepwear collection. The floral and lace trim look pretty without being too delicate.
If You Love J.Crew
The next time you stop by J.Crew for a new work blazer or trousers, take a look at their sleepwear section. If cool, retro-looking PJs are your thing, there are tons to choose from.
Because You Hate Pants
It’s such a freeing feeling sleeping with your legs loose underneath the covers. This Sleepy Jones kaftan is made out of linen for maximum “airiness.” And it’s so chic that you can also wear it as a cover-up poolside.
A Pajama Set for the Overpacker
I used to be a chronic overpacker, subject to overweight luggage fees and the humiliation of scrambling to reorganize all my stuff in the check-in line. Saving space with less voluminous pieces — like this Equipment set — has been a lifesaver for me. The pieces fold up into a small pouch for easy transport.
The Fashion Girl Pajama Set
The Luxurious Sleep Set
If you’re going to go big, take a look at Olivia von Halle. The brand is known for classic silk pieces with bold designs, but this peach short set feels perfect for summer nights.
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