Comfortable pajamas are one of the best things in life. It’s so nice to come home from long day and slip into something soft, pretty, and stylish that can help you relax. Some of the best rated women’s PJs are little on the pricey side, so they make great gifts if you are looking to give someone a luxurious treat. Don’t worry we have you covered, not only have we found the most popular and stylish women’s pajamas, we have also found the most cozy.
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It doesn’t get much more comfortable than modal, especially for PJs and this set from Nordstrom is 95% modal, so it is super soft and very comfortable to wear for sleeping. This set comes in a number of cute patterns and it is a very flattering fit for most body types.
Available from Nordstrom
Eberjey Gisele PJ
The Eberjey Gisele PJ is a great luxury PJ. They are a little on the pricey side, but by most accounts the price is well worth it for the incredibly soft fabric and stylish design of this set. You can get it in a short or long version.They are perfect for summer months and so comfortable. The fabric is exceptionally soft but not sheer. Not only are they super stylish, classic and modest, they are also soft with a little bit of stretch to them so you can sleep and move around in them comfortably. The only downside to these Pjs is that they have to be hand washed and put flat to dry, so they are a little bit more high maintenance than some brands.
Available from Nordstrom. Find similar styles on Amazon
J Crew have a number of great pajama style with their Vintage Pajama Set being one of the best. You can get it in long or short sleeved with full or cropped pants. It is usually available in around three colors with seasonal prints sometime available. They are made of smooth almost silky cotton so they are lighter pajama so they are great for the summer and for those who prefer a lighter PJ in the fall and spring. It is a classic almost men’s style design that is tailored for a women’s body. They a have a contrast piping that adds to the overall classic styling. They are comfortable for sleeping and are a great option if you are looking for something modest and cute to wear in front of guests.
Available from J Crew and Nordstrom.com
L L Bean have a few different options for PJ’s. One of their most popular is their Flannel Pajama Sets. They are warm and cozy and are great for a cold winter’s night. They also work well for lounging since they are so soft and come in a number of nice color combinations that look great if you are wearing the sets around house guests. As with most L.L Bean products they will stand up well to washing and wear, and should last you for several years.
Available from L.L Bean
Everlane Oxford Pajama Shirt and Pants
Since the brand was founded in 2010, Everlane has become a favorite go to brand for high quality basics at reasonable point. They offer a few different options for sleep wear, their most chic and cozy set of pajamas, are they Oxford Pajama shirt and pant that you have to purchase separately that can be worn as sleepwear or a lot of people seem to be wearing them as casual day wear. They come in two colors: light blue with white trim or white with navy trim. They also offer a silk sleep short and camisole set that is reportedly very comfortable.
Available from Everlane.com
Victoria Secret is a great place to look for pj’s. They usually have a wide range of options to choose from. The Dreamer line and the Mayfair styles are very comfortable with great colors and fabric, although I’m not sure they are still being made. Currently on the site I can only find a couple of pairs of Mayfair that are discounted and no Dreamers styles. The Sleepover Knit sets are perfect if you are looking for a lighter weight style that washes well and won’t lose it’s shape. They come in 8 colors options and are made of a soft, lightweight jersey. They have the contrasting piping and the VS logo on the chest pocket, so they look pretty sharp. The other style that a lot of women really like are the Afterhours Satin Pajama, they come in a bunch of different prints and a couple of plain colors like black. The pink strip is particularly popular and cute looking. They are made from an imported polyester but they have a silky soft feel to them and work well for all year wear.
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Bedhead Classic Pajamas
You often see Bedhead Pajamas on TV shows like New Girl and Ally McBeal. They are notable for their quirky colorful fabric designs. Their best Pjs are their traditional styles but they also sell super comfy robes, shorty pj’s, long sleeved, short sleeved, cami style, sleeveless, capris style, the. One of their most popular styles,the Bedhead Classic, are made of beautiful fabrics that can be warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The styles are fun and easy to wear. They also come in a number of plus sizes as well as styles for men teen and children. Overall they are a very high quality made in the USA brand that are great for everyone.
Available from 6pm.com
Knit Girlfriend Pajamas & Eye Mask from Make + Model
A brand that is is making some really cute, cozy PJs that are worth checking out at Nordstrom is Make + Model. They have a few designs to choose from with one of the most popular being the Knit Girlfriend Pajamas. They come in a bunch of cute patterns and the knit is super soft and nice to sleep in, especially if you tend to get overheated. Oh and they come with a matching eye mask.
Available from Nordstrom
Gap is a great place to shop for Pjs. Their selection is changing constantly depending on the season. They offer warm flannel separates in the winter and they have some great cotton prints for the warmer months. Lots of choice as far as inexpensive interesting prints made from comfortable fabrics. Most of their pieces are offered as separates so you can mix and match and get exactly what you want. You can almost always get some kind of sale at Gap.
Check pricing at Gap.com
If you are looking for very warm, super cute patterns, and styles that hold up well to laundering check out Hanna Andersson. This brand makes PJs from a thick, soft 100% organic cotton fabric.
They also have a great selection of Christmas Themed Pajamas and Accessories for the whole family.
Shop Hanna Andersson.com
The Gillian O’Malley line at Target
If you are looking for a comfortable budget line of sleepwear check out the The Gillian O’Malley Total Comfort line at Target, they have some of the softest Pj’s around. They come in a wide variety of styles and fabrics with one of their most popular styles being the Women’s Pajama Set Total Comfort (pictured above). They are surprisingly good quality for a budget line.
Available from Target.com
Garnet Hill are a great place to shop for good quality pieces that will last a long time. Their Asian Wrap pajamas (pictured) make a great gift item since the style is kind of unique for an organic cotton style of PJ, they come in a beautiful selection of prints and the comfort can’t be beat. They are a great all season style, warm in the winter cool in the summer. They are a bit pricey, but totally worth it.
Available from GarnetHill.com
What makes a great Pajama?
A lot of thing go into making a comfortable pair of PJs. Here are a few things to look out for.
Material– When it comes to comfort the most important factor is the material that the sleepwear is it is made from. There are a lot of different fabric options, so you need to have some idea of what works best for you. Cotton is great if you want some soft and lightweight (especially for warmer weather, but it doesn’t work well to keep you warm. If you need something to keep you warm look for cashmere, wool or fleece. If you want something that you can wear year round that will keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer try silk.
Fit– Finding a great fitting set can often be a little bit of a challenge since may retailers break to fit down to small, medium, large rather than numbered sizing so you don’t have as many options. If you find it different to get the sizing right you may need to look for companies that sell their sleepwear as separates rather than a set.
Price– For a lot of women pajamas are a little bit of an extravagance. You can always find an old t-shirt and sweats to sleep in when you are at home, but it sometimes doesn’t cut it if you are going to be around people who don’t normally see you in your PJs. Some of the sets on our list are pretty pricey, so they can make a really nice gift if you want to treat someone special. If you are on a tight budget, check out target they are one of the best places for good quality inexpensive options.
Pattern or Color – While it doesn’t affect comfort levels. Mentally if you are in a pj that you love the color or the print and feel like yourself it can go a long when in how comfortable the pj feels to you. Pajamas are a great way to show your personality with quirky patterns or material, especially if other people aren’t going to see it and you are only shopping to please yourself. You can also get beautiful luxurious soft cottons and silks.
Quality– Most PJ’s aren’t built to last too long, if you are wearing the same pair daily you can expect Buttons fall off, fabric to stretch lose, shape, fabrics wear out, color to fades, elastic waistbands break, etc. If you would prefer to buy a set that will last a long time, look for the brands with great quality reputation, Garnett Hill, L L Bean, Hanna Andersson. Are all known for their excellent quality and durability.