The softest women’s pajama sets are what we moms are after (obvi), but come summertime, you’ll want them to be light and airy, too. Plus, you may want versatile PJ/loungewear pieces that you can wear well past noon. In a time of widespread work-from-homing, pajamas hold a new level of esteem as compared to the rest of our wardrobes these days (they’ve always held the same place in our hearts, duh). But now there’s even a whole new class of pajamas: Daytime pajamas. They’re great for relaxing, of course, but they’re also polished and put-together enough that people who aren’t in your immediate family (the Instacart person, your kid’s preschool teacher on Zoom, your neighbor who walks their dog 18 times a day) could actually see you in them and not feel weird. In a word, daytime pajamas are *chic,* and pair them with the comfiest slip-on shoes (aka, “daytime slippers”), and Mama, you’re in business. No old college T-shirts and stretched-out sweats here, please.
The best women’s pajamas should be comfortable enough that you could wear them all day long— which we say is perfectly fine right now (or always). After all, your kids are wearing pajamas all day, so why shouldn’t you? From super-soft bamboo pajamas to cooling cotton pajamas to the internet-famous Amazon nightgown dress, get ready to find your new favorite set (or six).
Best Women’s Summer Pajama Sets & Nightgowns
They’re pricey, we know, but you won’t regret getting this Stripe & Stare set when you feel its quality. The modal/elastane blend feels sumptuous (yeah, we said it), yet it’s so fine and airy, it’s like slipping into a dream. If you choose to invest, we promise — this set’s a keeper.
Floaty dresses may be your go-to staple for humid days, so why not wear a lightweight frock come night? This particular pick from Eileen West is 100% breathable cotton and features enough delicate lace details to look like a *real* dress if you step outside to water the plants or get the mail.
Need options? Now you can seamlessly transition from day to night with this seven-piece set, which includes multiple outfit options to suit your pajama mood. There’s the strappy camisole, and satiny shorts, or the silky lounge pants and prim button-down, plus a matching scrunchie and coordinating eye mask (essentials, if you ask us) and a silky bag to store it all in. Get a matching set for your best friend and have a Zoom movie night—major sleepover vibes. We’re partial to the pink palm print, but there are eight other options to choose from, too (we told you there were options!). “Instagram worthy!” says Terry on Amazon. “So comfortable!” says another customer on Amazon. Get yourself this gift, Mama.
We mean it when we say this dress will let you live your best life this summer. Just you, a glass of rosé, and a truly dreamy house dress. This nightgown-style dress (OK, OK, it’s technically a dress, but, like, a very nap-friendly dress) has achieved its viral status for a reason. The #amazonnightgown has won the hearts of humans everywhere for its flowy fabric, breezy shape and a range of pretty prints and colors, from muted to bold. Basically, there’s a version for everyone out there, and all for just $33. What’s not to love? We’re big fans of the billowy sleeves, tassel ties and bohemian style that works just as well with a giant straw hat as it does with your fuzziest slippers. Available in sizes XS through XXL, but size up if you’ve got a larger chest, say reviewers.
For pregnant/postpartum mamas, or anyone who likes looser shapes, this splurge-worthy three-piece lounge set from Storq is a dream. Made from a medium-weight cotton-spandex blend that feels super luxe, the set comes with a lightweight kimono wrap, a nursing-friendly tank and very chic wide-leg cropped lounge pants that can honestly pass for regular pants (score!). Side note: about these pants, which were fully designed with mamas in mind: the elastic waistband is wide enough that it won’t dig in for all *10* months of pregnancy and beyond, and we especially love that the pants can be worn higher up by the waist or lower on the hips, depending on what’s most comfortable. For day, try the tank and shawl-collar kimono with your favorite jeans, or pop on a loose linen shirt with the pants and step into a pair of slides.
If you, too, love the look of traditional pajamas but hate how wrinkled they get (who is ironing their sleepwear, seriously?!), you need bSoft’s bamboo 2-piece button-down pajama set. In a super soft and breathable bamboo-rayon blend, these puppies will always look relaxed and drapey—never stiff and creased. Softer than your favorite t-shirt, they’re perfect for curling up with a good book, but lightweight enough that you won’t get too warm, either. The all-black set with white piping is our top choice (we love a classic look), but choose from a range of 10 other colors (or add to your collection!). Available in sizes XS to XXL, size up if you like your jammies to fit on the looser side. Helloooo, relaxation mode.
The summer vibe of this set goes beyond the vibrant floral pattern. Room Service’s matching short/boxer set is made with rayon and spandex for a light, relaxed feel. It’s ideal for lounging in on hot summer nights, especially if you’re headed on vacation and want to feel a little *extra* special at bedtime.
Cozy up — and still look fierce — in this leopard print ensemble from Room Service. It features a polyester/spandex blend for softness and stretch, a relaxed-fit top with 3/4-length sleeves, and slim-fit jogger bottoms for a sleek silhouette. Meow!
Softest Women’s Pajamas: Tops & Bottoms
Soft enough for sleeping but cute enough for errand-ing, you’ll get tons of use from the Delancey Tee. It’s made with ultra soft jersey cotton and you’ll feel the quality at first touch (which is exactly why everyone loves their cult-favorite towels and bed sheets). This top comes in 7 neutral colors to go with all your favorite sleepwear bottoms (like the Bleeker shorts, perhaps?)
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And what’s a buttery-soft tee without a pair of equally-luxe shorts? Brooklinen’s Bleeker shorts make a worthy pairing made with comfy French terry that’s lightweight without being threadbare. With their thick drawstring band and just-right length, these shorts are cute enough to keep on for family ice cream trips on balmy nights. Get ’em in 4 different colors.
It’s essential that you get yourself a cozy pair of CLASSIQUE red plaid PJs. Loose, stretchy, and soft, these are the kind of PJs you wear all Sunday long. Okay, maybe Monday-Friday as well.
In a world where mamas always deserve the best (as compared to men we mean, not the kids) these silky soft Second Skin jammies are IT. The cooling fabric is flowy, not clingy, yet is still fully opaque (it doesn’t even show panty lines, we’ve checked the mirror). The tuxedo stripe pant means you can definitely wear these all day (like as clothes at home). Did we mention pockets? Hell yeah.
Plus the matching Second Skin Sleep Tee even gives arm coverage, although you can go for the tank-style now that summer’s finally here. The only big decision really is which color to choose— mauve with the wine stripe or black with poseidon stripe— sounds so Greek God, right?
They had us at “sleep cardigan.” If you’re looking for a light layer that works double duty as a daytime sweater *and* as a cozy knit robe in the evening, we found your match. The waffle knit hooded cardigan is just as comfy—if not more so—than your fave hoodie, and it’s likely way more stylish. Pop this over a white t-shirt and jeans for a stroll around your neighborhood, and then use it as a long layer over your pajamas during the kid bath/bedtime rush. The mauve hue is a perfect neutral, meaning it’ll magically coordinate with whatever you’ve got, and the waffle knit is lightweight yet super warm—we totally wouldn’t blame you for falling asleep in this.
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