It's the perfect time to invest in some new sleepwear that can double up as loungewear. Whether you're working from home, or just relaxing after a challenging shift, having a favourite pair of pyjamas or a nightgown is the best form of self-care. Finding the best pyjamas online to suit your personal style and budget can be tricky though.
So, we've put together an informative buying guide and a list of the best pyjamas for women to buy at Amazon, John Lewis, and ASOS. From luxurious silk sets and comfy fleece PJs to lightweight cotton shirts with shorts, we've got options in a range of materials and sizes. Our recommendations will have you taking it easy in no time!
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Being a natural fibre, cotton is a great choice for sleepwear, especially in the warmer months. As it prevents heat from being trapped against your skin, it's extremely breathable and will keep you cool while sleeping.
Another reason to choose cotton is that it's very low maintenance; it can go into the washing machine with all your other laundry and doesn't require any special care, just a regular wash at 30 degrees. Plus, cotton doesn't retain odours like some synthetic materials, so it doesn't need washing as often - which is always a bonus!
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Silk sleepwear is generally seen as a glamorous choice, but did you know that it's good for your skin too? Silk is actually the most hypoallergenic fabric available due to its ability to resist allergens such as mould and fungus, which can affect other materials.
However, real silk is of course very expensive and we understand that it's not the best option for those on a budget. It also usually requires handwashing or professional cleaning in order to stay in tip-top condition. Still, if you're looking to invest in a pair of PJs that will last a long time and keep you comfy whilst lounging at home, it's definitely worth considering this luxurious fabric.
Don't stop at pyjamas, get yourself some silk pillowcases! They're not only ultra-comfortable, but some can help to benefit your skin and hair too.
Synthetic fabrics have several advantages over natural ones: they don't crease as much, they fade less after washing, and they're stain-resistant. Plus, they're very durable in comparison to delicate materials like silk. Polyester will keep you warm in winter and cool in summer, thanks to its moisture-wicking technology.
Satin, a silk-like fabric that's made from polyester, is also lightweight but can get a bit clingy in hot weather. Or, a cosy synthetic choice for the colder months is fleece, which is insulated and feels super soft to the touch. All of these fabrics are widely available and are therefore an inexpensive option - great news if you're on a budget!
Next up, let's think about the style of sleepwear that you prefer. The classic design that probably comes to mind when you think of pyjamas is a set consisting of a long-sleeved top and trousers. This is a practical choice that'll keep you warm when it's chilly and adequately covered up if you plan on lounging around the house.
In hot weather though, you might prefer a short-sleeved pyjama top and shorts combo or a camisole with cropped bottoms - these will not only look cute, but they'll keep you cool in bed. Think about buttons too when it comes to style - do you want a button-up shirt or something more like a t-shirt? Buttons can be fiddly and might be uncomfortable if you tend to sleep on your front, but they definitely look more stylish!
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Following on, let's consider the fit of your new pyjamas. Some people prefer a more tailored fit, meaning tighter sleepwear that isn't too baggy around the wrists, waist, or ankles. The sleeves are tapered to fit your arms and the bottom part of your PJs won't hang down over your feet, so you won't get tangled up in bed!
If you really love to be comfy though, you might prefer a more relaxed fit with an elasticated or drawstring waistband and looser sleeves. We have to admit, jersey style tops and stretchy bottoms are probably our favourite type of fit for lounging about on the sofa watching Netflix!
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John Lewis & Partners
Piped Silk Pyjama Set｜Grisaille
Elegant, Comfortable, and Suitable for All Seasons
Satin Cami Short Set ｜Blue
Simple, Beautiful and Comfortable Satin Set
Flamingo Print Short Sleeve Pyjamas
Fun Flamingo PJs With Heart-Print Bottoms
John Lewis & Partners
Rosalie Star Cotton Pyjama Set｜Navy
A Cool, Casual Sleep Set Dotted With Hand Drawn Star Prints
Fleece Pyjama Set ｜Two Tone Grey
Stay Super Snuggly in the Evenings
Womens Leopard Print Ruffle Short Pyjamas
Ruffled, Leopard Print Loungewear
John Lewis & Partners
Osca Star Step Hem Cotton Pyjama Set｜Blue
Perfect for Wearing All Year Round
Feline Festive Long Sleeve Tee & Short Pyjama Set ｜Pink and White
A Cute, Inexpensive Set for Summer
Women's Pyjama Set ｜Navy
Great Value Cotton PJs With Pockets
Abigail Satin Short Pyjama Set
Pretty Satin Separates for Springtime
This dreamy set by John Lewis & Partners is made from 100% silk, so it'll keep you cosy in winter and cool when the weather starts to warm up. The gorgeous dark grisaille colour and delicate fabric pig-nose buttons give these pyjamas an air of total luxury.
With a relaxed cut and an elasticated waistband, there's no doubt that these PJs have been designed with your comfort in mind. Smooth, stylish, and easy to slip on, this sleepwear set really does have it all - plus it comes in blush, electric blue and light blue colourways too!
We're sure you'll agree that these silk-like PJs are about as breezy as you can get! This stunning light-blue set is simple yet beautiful, plus, the top has an elasticated waist to give your figure more dimension. The frilled, loose-fitting shorts are also roomy and drapey enough for snoozing in.
Lightweight and loose-fitting is the main aim of these lovely PJs. From the gorgeous, silky satin-like fabric, to the adjustable straps to give you more flexibility. They not only look good, but they'll ensure you get a brilliant night's sleep too!
This set of short sleeved pyjamas with flamingo and heart prints keep things fun, with a quirky print that reminds you to slay even when you're lounging around. They are made from cotton too, so they'll keep you nice and cool.
Available in a wide range of sizes from 4 to 22 and with full length bottoms with an elasticated waistband and fitted ankle cuff, these pyjamas are just what you need for a movie marathon at home.
This button-down shirt and cropped trouser set is made from 100% cotton, so it'll keep you feeling cool in all types of weather. The hand drawn star pattern makes it classy and unique, meaning that women of all ages will look great in these PJs.
Comfort is guaranteed with the beautifully lightweight and breathable fabric. You also get a dose of stylishness coupled with practicality with the pocketed, button through shirt with curved hem and piping at the cuffs. Meanwhile, the pyjama bottoms feature a cropped silhouette and an elasticated waistband that fits snugly on the body.
This fleece jammie set will keep you nice and toasty whenever it gets a bit chilly, especially as the sweater-style top has a hood attached. The soft fabric is stretchy too, so it's great for lounging around in.
We love the muted grey colour of these PJs, as well as the fact that they come in an extensive range of other colours and sizes, from S - XL. They'd even make a lovely gift for someone who likes to snuggle!
Fashionable and flattering, this set gives us fierce vibes and can easily double up as loungewear. The button-down top has long, elasticated cuffs for added comfort and the shorts have a gorgeous ruffled hem.
This comfortable sleepwear with an elastic drawstring waist means you can simply adjust it to fit your needs - it can never be too loose or tight! The striking leopard print is also gorgeous enough that you'd want to take some pictures for the gram.
Made from ethically-produced cotton, these jersey pyjamas feel soft against the skin and are very breathable. Plus, they're just the right thickness to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.
The tapered bottoms bring a touch of sophistication to these starry PJs and make them great for mooching around the house in. The light blue shade is universally flattering too so will look fab on everyone!
This cute and cuddly cat-themed pyjama set is perfect for the summer months. Made from a 100% breezy cotton, it's soft as well as stylish. Plus, it's a great way to show-off your love for our feline friends!
Although we love the loose fit and quirky print, the shorts are cut quite high on the leg so might not feel comfy for everyone. Price-wise though, we really can't fault these PJs especially since you can also mix and match them with other combinations.
This set proves you don't always need to spend a lot of money to get practical and comfy sleepwear. Breathable and moisture-wicking, it's ideal for sleeping in or even just pottering around the house.
We love that this product comes in a variety of colour options, all of which are made from 95% cotton to keep you cool. Whilst it's not the most exciting design on our list, it's certainly one of the most budget-friendly options!
These pretty pyjamas by lingerie brand Bluebella have a tailored cut and feature chic black piping as well as a cute bow. If you're looking for something to wear for a romantic evening during the springtime, you can't go wrong with this charming set.
Whilst these separates are lightweight and look good, the fact that they're made from polyester-based satin means this set isn't the most breathable option for hot summer nights.
Written and researched by Melanie McPhail
No. 1: John Lewis & Partners｜Piped Silk Pyjama Set｜Grisaille
No. 2: Miss Selfridge｜Satin Cami Short Set ｜Blue
No. 3: ASDA｜Flamingo Print Short Sleeve Pyjamas
No. 4: John Lewis & Partners｜Rosalie Star Cotton Pyjama Set｜Navy
No. 5: CityComfort｜Fleece Pyjama Set ｜Two Tone Grey
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