Comfortable pajamas are one of the best things in life. It’s so lovely to come home from a long day and slip into something soft, pretty, stylish, and relaxing. Some of the best-rated women’s PJs are a little on the pricey side, so they make great gifts if you are looking to give someone a luxurious treat.
If you aren’t sure where to start looking, don’t worry, we have you covered. Not only have we found the most comfortable pajamas for women, but they are also some of the most stylish options.
*If you’re looking for lightweight summer pajamas, check out our post on The Best Summer Pajamas for Women
Moonlight Pajamas are considered by many to be the most comfortable women’s pajamas going. The key to these PJs is the ridiculously soft modal that is very comfortable to wear for sleeping. You will stay warm but not overheat as the fabric is temperature regulating and breathable.
This set comes in some cute patterns, and it’s 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 worth it, for the incredibly soft fabric and stylish design.
You can get the Gisele in a short or long version, and they are perfect for summer months. The material is exceptionally soft, but not sheer. Not only are they super stylish, classic, and modest, they’re also smooth, with a little bit of stretch to them. This lets you 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’re a little bit more high maintenance than some brands.
Available from Amazon
J Crew Vintage PJs
J Crew has many great pajama styles, and their Vintage Pajama Set is one of the best.
You can get it in long or short-sleeved, with full or cropped pants. This set is usually available in three colors, with seasonal prints available occasionally.
These are made of smooth, almost silky cotton, so they’re lightweight pajamas, making them great for the summer (and also for those who prefer a lighter PJ for fall/spring.) The design is classic, and almost a men’s style, but tailored for a woman’s body. They have a contrast piping that adds to the overall classic styling.
These are comfortable for sleeping and are a great option if you’re looking for something modest and cute to wear in front of guests.
Available from J Crew
Angelina Women’s Cozy Fleece Pajama Set
If a comfy fleece is your favorite material for PJs, and you’re on a tight budget, check out the Angelina Women’s Cozy Fleece Pajama Set, sold on Amazon; they’re made from a super soft fleece that is cozy, warm, and perfect for winter.
These Angelina PJs are available in a huge range of fun patterns and make a great gift for birthdays or the holidays.
Available from Amazon
L.L. Bean has a few different options for PJs, and one of their most popular is their Flannel Pajama Sets. They’re warm and cozy and are great for a cold winter’s night.
They also work well for lounging, since they are so soft, and they come in some beautiful color combinations that look great if you’re 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
Bedhead Classic Pajamas
You often see Bedhead Pajamas on TV shows like New Girl and Ally McBeal. They’re notable for their quirky, colorful fabric designs. Their best PJs are their traditional styles, but they also sell super comfy robes, shorty PJs, long-sleeved, short-sleeved, cami style, sleeveless and capris style.
One of their most popular designs, the Bedhead Classic, is made of beautiful fabrics that are warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The styles are fun and comfortable to wear.
They also come in some plus sizes, and there are options for men, teens, and children. Overall, they’re a very high quality brand, made in the USA, with something for everyone.
Available from Nordstrom.com
The Gap is a great place to shop for PJs. Their selection of pajamas is constantly changing, 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 choices in inexpensive, interesting prints made from comfortable fabrics.
Most of their garments are offered as separates, so you can mix and match, and get precisely what you want. You can almost always get some kind of sale at Gap.
Check price at Gap.com
Summersalt’s The Cloud 9 Pajama Set
Summersalt’s Cloud 9 Pajama Set is building an excellent reputation for being not only one of the comfiest PJs, but extremely flattering as well. This style is made of ultra-soft modal fabric that is great for keeping you cool in hot weather, and warm in cold weather.
Currently, this set is available in three different colors in sizes from XS to 2X.
Available from Summersalt
Victoria’s Secret is a great place to look for pajamas, and they usually have a wide range of options available.
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, I can only find a couple of pairs of Mayfair that are discounted and no Dreamers styles on the Victoria’s Secret website.
The Sleepover Knit sets are perfect if you’re looking for a lighter weight style that washes well, and won’t lose its shape. They come in 8 color 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 quite sharp.
The other style that a lot of women like is 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’re made from an imported polyester, but they have a silky soft feel to them and work well for all year wear.
Shop Victoria’s Secret. Find similar styles on Amazon
If you’re 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
Garnet Hill is a great place to shop for excellent quality pieces that will last a long time.
Their Asian Wrap pajamas (pictured) make a great gift – the style is unique for an organic cotton style of PJ, they come in a beautiful selection of prints, and the comfort can’t be beaten. They’re a great all-season style, warm in the winter cool in the summer. They’re a bit pricey, but worth it.
Available from GarnetHill.com
What Makes a Great Pajama?
A lot of things 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 made from. There are many different fabric options, so you need to have some idea of what works best for you.
Cotton is excellent if you want something 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 a year-round choice to you warm in the winter and cool in the summer, try silk.
Fit: Finding an excellent fitting set can often be a little bit of a challenge, since many retailers use small, medium, large options, rather than numbered sizing. If you find it difficult 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 bit of an extravagance. You can always find an old t-shirt and sweats to sleep in when you’re at home, but it sometimes doesn’t cut it if you’re around people who don’t usually see you in your PJs.
Some of the sets on our list are pretty pricey, so they can make a lovely gift if you want to treat someone special. If you’re on a tight budget, check out Target – definitely one of the best places for good quality inexpensive options.
Pattern or Color: If you’re in a PJ with a color or print that you love, you feel more like yourself, and that can go a long way towards how comfortable you feel.
Pajamas with quirky patterns or material are a great way to show your personality, especially if other people aren’t going to see them and you’re only shopping to please yourself. The same goes for beautiful, luxurious soft cottons and silks.
Quality: Most PJs aren’t built to last too long, and if you’re wearing the same pair daily, you can expect buttons to eventually fall off, fabric to stretch, color to fade and elastic waistbands to break.
If you would prefer to buy a set that’ll last a long time, look for the brands with a high-quality reputation, like Garnett Hill, L.L. Bean, and Hanna Andersson. They are all known for their excellent quality and durability.