For our top pick, we’ve chosen a high-quality, delicate, 22-momme Charmeuse silk pyjama set from LilySilk. LilySilk is known for its high-quality silk products and they haven't let us down with this set either.
It's a classic, two-piece, long-sleeve pyjama set with a button-up top. It's comfortable, breathable and lightweight – which is all you need for a good night's sleep.
Plus, if you want something a bit higher-quality than cotton pyjamas, this is the way to go! After all, at 22-momme, this pyjama set is near the very top when it comes to luxury nightwear.
And your skin is sure to feel the difference, as silk is known for being inredibly delicate, aiding in your beauty sleep. So, if you want to sleep like royalty, this silk pyjama set should be at the top of your list!
The main selling point for this pyjama shirt, if you ask us, is the material. Cotton pyjamas that don't blend any synthetics into the mix are pretty hard to find. However, they're definitely worth the effort, as they make for one of the most breathable fabrics you're likely going to find!
Not to mention that they also just feel great to the touch. So, if you've been on the search for organic cotton pyjamas, this set is sure to put a smile on your face.
On top of that, the pyjamas also have a very solid design. They keep things simple and look good in just about any situation. And the pyjamas are very easy to keep clean since you can just machine wash them when needed. Overall, they just offer a lot for a relatively low price point – especially when you consider that some polyester models are twice as expensive!
While it's definitely more expensive than your standard pyjama set, it makes up for it in terms of both quality and design. Quality-wise, we see a high-grade Italian organic cotton construction for both the shirt and the pyjama bottoms.
This means that the set is going to feel great to the touch as well as keep things nice and cool during the night. And if you're a hot sleeper, this is the main selling point for pyjama sets that use organic cotton.
And in terms of design, this is the type of nightwear that leaves an impression. With the Paul Smith signature multi-strap design, it's obvious these aren't your grandpa's pyjamas (unless your grandpa is some kind of pyjama model). So, if you're on the hunt for the best-looking and best-feeling long-sleeved shirt and trouser set, we can't recommend these ones enough!
When it comes to thermal pyjamas, they come in two forms: as a skin-tight undergarment that traps heat or as a fluffy outfit that keeps you nice and cosy. Can you guess which ones we prefer?
And with this set in particular, the coral fleece fabric is to die for. Not only does it keep you warm but it also feels like having your favourite blanket at all times.
On top of that, it's one of those pyjamas that you can comfortably wear around the house without feeling self-conscious. After all, they even come with a hood and some pretty big pockets! They could even serve as maternity PJs if needed.
And the fact that this entire set is under 40 quid is just icing on the cake! So, if you want to stay warm, comfy, and don't feel like changing out of your pyjama set first thing in the morning, this is the ideal pick!
After all, have you ever seen someone look this dashing before going to bed? And it's not like it's all about looks either! While we can't say that they'd be the most ideal during the summer months, the breathable cotton pyjamas are still going to keep you comfortable.
Plus, you're getting a one-stop-shop experience as this set looks impeccable and doesn't require you to mix and match them with other pyjama sets. So, if you want some solid cotton pyjamas that will make you look and feel like a sleepy agent Bond, this is the ideal pick for you.
Of course, you could go for a satin pyjama set if you wanted to look even fancier. However, those types of pyjama sets tend to be two or three times more expensive.
If you like to pamper yourself and sleep in a pyjama set but feel like you’re in the nude (or you just like the feel of slip dresses) – this is the right set for you.
This 19-momme charmeuse silk will make you feel like you’ve never known comfort before. After all, there's a reason why we say “silky smooth” when talking about the best pyjamas!
It’s a two-piece, button-up long-sleeve pyjama set, but the silk is so great, you’ll be able to sleep in it regardless of the season. And if you like flower prints, we're sure you'll be quite ecstatic with this pyjama set!
After all, some people might find regular blue or pink pyjamas to be a bit boring! And here, the pyjama top alone looks like a high-fashion shirt.
With a polyester construction and satin weave, these pyjamas give you the aesthetic of wearing silk without the price tag. And considering who they're coming from, they're also far more stylish than any regular pyjamas you're likely to find at your local store.
After all, satin pyjamas tend to look a bit more elegant than regular pyjama sets due to the sheen of the satin. And when you combine that with a brand like Victoria's Secret, you get quite the dashing end product!
Plus, if you usually have a hard time finding the perfect size, these satin pyjamas are bound to put a smile on your face, with plenty of size variations. So, if you want to look absolutely stunning while catching a snooze, this is the set for you!
With a viscose and elastane construction, this short-sleeved nightie gives your body ample breathing room and doesn't chafe or smoulder the skin. The V-neck cut also allows for easier access when breastfeeding, which is a big plus.
And when it's time to get up in order to go to the bathroom or to get the mail, you can quickly throw on your matching robe with little to no fuss. Plus, even the robe has a lot of give and can be worn all day with no discomfort.
And this isn't something you can always say about maternity PJs. Did we also mention that this set of two high-quality items is only around 30 quid? So, whether it's for you or a loved one, it's hard to go wrong with these maternity PJs!
If getting a nightie or gown is not your style, a simple tank top and shorts combo is likely going to be your go-to. And in this category, we believe this is your best bet. Not only do they look amazing but they're also rather high-quality!
For one, they're made from cotton. And if you've been paying attention, you'd know that organic cotton is the king of breathability. And given that the PJs themselves don't cover up too much, you can stay comfortable through the scorching summers with little to no problem!
Plus, making sure that both the pyjama shirt and the pyjama shorts fit is quite easy. After all, you have quite a few sizes to choose from. In fact, there's even more than one design, in case you don't like pink pyjamas! So, you can really make the best choice for you.
Not only is this bamboo viscose material great for hot, summer nights, but it’s also very smooth and pleasant to the touch. In fact, some might even prefer it to organic cotton. But that's a subjective thing!
This two-piece, short-sleeve, button-up set is quite stretchy, so you shouldn’t have any issues with comfort whatsoever. And, if needed, they can double as maternity PJs as well. So, if you and/or your loved one are expecting, this could be a solid choice!
This is a beautifully designed, lightweight pyjama set, that just so happens to be machine washable, as well. So, keeping the pyjama set clean and fresh is quite easy – especially when compared to silk pyjamas.
Now that you've seen our picks for the best pyjama sets, let's discuss our reasoning. Well, we had four things in mind – material, size, design and brand. These are the things you should consider when buying the best pyjamas or getting a pyjama set for a loved one.
First of all, not all pyjamas are made equal.
They're made from different materials and each material is different and unique in its own way. Some are more suitable for summer and some are better for chilly, winter nights. Also, some of them feel more luxurious and premium while others are just your bog-standard, everyday pyjamas.
The most popular materials used to make pyjamas are organic cotton, silk and satin, and your choice of material can drastically influence your sleeping experience. For example, if you're a hot sleeper, you have to make sure to pick out a breathable material.
And if you don't like pyjama sets that are too loose around the waist, your favourite pair has to have an elasticated waistband. Furthermore, like in the previous example, different types of pyjama sets could benefit from different materials.
For example, if you want a M S pyjama set that's going to be flush with your skin, organic cotton is the way to go. After all, you don't want to get too stuffy! On the other hand, if you're getting a dressing gown, it's not as vital for it to be breathable. Sure, a silk pyjama set is still going to feel great in this scenario but since there's more breathing room, you can opt for a cheaper pyjama set as well.
Naturally, when you go pyjama shopping, you want to find a pyjama set that fits your body perfectly. Pyjamas shouldn’t be too snug or too loose. You can get away with sleeping in an oversized shirt, but when it comes to pyjamas – you’ll want to make sure it fits, as there's only so much a drawstring waist can help you with. And if you do like the looser look, night dresses might be more your speed.
In general, pyjama sizes are pretty standard, just like every other piece of clothing. In the UK, the most common sizes are S, M, L, XL and XXL, but you could find both smaller and bigger sizes than the ones we’ve just mentioned – like an S M, XXS, etc.
When it comes to kids, in the UK, the size corresponds to the child’s age, starting at 12-18 months and ending at 12-13 years.
And we do want to stress that it's important to get the size right. After all, you don't want to spend a lot of money on your new satin pyjama set only to realise that it's suffocating you! Or, on the other hand, that the pima cotton dressing gown you looked so hard for is hanging off you like on a coat rack.
Like any other piece of clothing, pyjamas come in various styles. You have your regular, two-piece pyjama sets with a top and a bottom and you have one-piece pyjamas. The tops can be either short or long sleeve and in some instances even sleeveless. They could also be button-down or without any buttons. You can mix and match pyjama sets if you'd like as well, which adds some creative expression. The bottoms are usually long, covering the whole leg, but you could also find some pyjamas with shorts for their bottoms.
And when it comes to the design of the pyjamas themselves, go wild. Whether you like a more fashionable look with contrast piping and bold prints or a more standard look, there are no wrong answers. As long as you feel comfortable on any given lazy Sunday morning, you're doing something right.
And if you're part of a big family, getting matching or themed pyjama sets for everyone can be a very wholesome family bonding experience. Although we can't promise that the children won't hate the match pyjama set idea – at least initially. And once you start going into signature brands, the designs can become quite unique. Whether it's a Desmond Dempsey or an Olivia Von Halle set, they're sure to get some attention.
But, of course, the main thing to consider is whether you like it. So, whether they're jersey pyjamas, a plain print pyjama set, a sleep shirt, or luxury pyjamas with silk satin, make sure you like how you look!
Finally, another thing to consider when choosing among pyjama sets is the brand. You could go for a luxury or a known pyjama brand or go rogue and pick something up in a lesser-known shop. Keep in mind that a brand could affect the price in a major way, but the price doesn’t always match the quality. You could be just paying for the brand name.
However, a brand name can also guarantee a certain standard when it comes to the materials used or even the look itself. For example, if you follow something like Hearst UK fashion, more specifically their national magazine company ltd articles, odds are that the brands they're featuring are going to be at least decent.
Plus, bigger retailers tend to lead to more options. So, if you're looking for a satin pyjama set, you're bound to have more options in an H M than in some unknown store. This doubles for specialised online retailers. After all, places like Lilly Silk specialise in silk pyjama sets, so, they have quite a few models!
So, while we're not saying that you should only buy branded pyjama sets, taking a look at the womenswear and menswear titles could give you some good ideas on where to look. And a solid nightwear brand could lead to a higher-quality pyjama set overall.
Take a breather and check out a few of our tips before you go out on Amazon and start looking for the best sleepwear sets to buy. First of all, when shopping for new pyjamas, know that not all of them are made the same way. Some are better suited for cold nights, while others are more lightweight and meant to be worn during the summer. So, keep this in mind to avoid being hot or chilly when you go to bed.
Next up, set your budget before you go shopping. If you don’t set your budget right away, you’ll either overspend or you’ll get overwhelmed by the options at all price ranges and you’ll end up not buying anything.
On a similar note, decide whether you want to go with a luxury nightwear brand or not. If you want to pamper yourself, we suggest looking at brands such as La Perla, Orchard Moon and whatever Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is in! From there you can see which retailors have their stuff – like H M, John Lewis, and etc.
Finally, keep in mind that pyjamas should be changed as often as any other piece of clothing. It is recommended that you switch your cosy pyjamas every 3 to 4 days. But if you always shower before bed and you don’t sweat a lot – you could probably go for an entire week in one set.
Wearing pyjamas has its own benefits. Here are a few.
First of all, a quality pyjama set simply looks good. If you invest in high-quality pyjamas, you’re sure to look good when you go to bed – regardless of whether you're rocking navy satin or white-striped pyjamas from organic cotton.
Secondly, it is a lot warmer to sleep in pyjamas on chilly nights. You could sleep in your underwear or a t-shirt, but those won't keep you as warm and cosy as a nice PJ would.
Finally, even though it might be tempting to sleep in the nude or just in your underwear – it's actually more hygienic to wear pyjamas to bed. We shed skin at all times, especially during the night and it's a lot more hygienic for that skin not to scatter all over your bed sheets.
Overall, whether you call it a pajama set or a pyjama set, we hope you now know how to find the very best pyjamas (or pajamas) that money can buy! But if you do have any questions, feel free to ask in the comment section!
In the end, we've decided to round things up by answering some of the age-old questions like why silk pyjamas are so expensive or whether it's acceptable that you spend the whole day wearing nothing but pyjamas. Let’s check out the answers!
Silk is a premium material and just like any other piece of clothing made from silk – the cost is going to reflect that.
In a word – yes. Nothing should stop you from taking a day off just for yourself and spending it in your pyjamas doing absolutely nothing. Just don’t do it all too often and remember to change into different pyjamas before you go to bed in order to keep things hygienic.
It depends. Some pyjamas are machine washable, while others aren’t. Your safest bet is to read the care label and find out the best course of action for your particular set.
The best material for pyjamas would be a natural material like cotton or bamboo, but you could also get a very good cooling sensation from silk pyjamas.