A great way to give yourself a little boost is to invest in a cute and comfortable pair of women’s summer pajamas. During these strange times, when many of us are spending more time around the home and are looking for new ways to settle in for the night, now is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a beautiful pair of pajamas.
There are lots of excellent warm-weather styles made of lightweight fabrics that work well to keep you cool and help you get the best sleep possible. We have found some of the coolest sleepwear for women in terms of feel and look.
You can’t go wrong with PJs from brands like Eberjey, Moonlight, and Gap, who sell chic and feminine designs for women of all ages, from tanks and shorts sets to ultra-comfy classic styles that have stood the test of time. Summer sleepwear has never looked or felt so good; keep scrolling to see our picks for the most comfortable women’s summer PJs.
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Latuza V-Neck Short Sleeves Top with Pants or Shorts Pajama Set
This Latuza V-Neck, Short Sleeves Top with Pants or Shorts Pajama Set, is a simple yet luxurious style made from a super soft and ultra-cooling fabric that makes an excellent summer pajama. The material is primarily a viscose (made from Bamboo) that is, in addition to being very silky, is also lightweight and super stretchy. This Latuza design is a two-piece set that you can get with either pants or shorts along with a v-neck t-shirt. It features a satin trim at the neck and shorts or pant cuffs that add a luxe feel to the design.
A lot of women are looking for a fabric that will keep them cool while they sleep. This material seems to do the trick; it is very light and breathable yet is thick enough that it isn’t see-through. The loose design also has the added benefit of being very flattering and having a nice drape. The sizing goes from small up to 4X plus, so there is something for everyone.
Available from Amazon (pants or shorts set)
PACT Sleep Set
This sleep set from PACT includes a matching relaxed short sleeve top and pull-on shorts. It can be hard finding 100% cotton sleepwear and can be very hard finding an option that is organic cotton. Luckily these PJs are made from brushed, very soft organic cotton, although some women find it slightly thick for a warmer weather option.
It comes in a few different pretty colors that are perfect for summer. This style’s fit is loose, and the shorts are long enough to cover what needs to be covered without being unflattering.
Moonlight Short Pajamas
Everyone loves Nordstrom’s Moonlight PJs, so it is nice that they also offer their sets in shorts styles in addition to the pants options. The popularity of the Moonlight brand’s designs stems from the lightweight modal knit that is exceptionally soft to the touch and is very pleasant to wear. Modal is taking over vast sections of the underwear and PJ industry due to how soft and silky it feels. It also has lots of other benefits like being breathable and sweat-wicking, so you stay cool when you wear it.
This Moonlight design is known for being nice and stretchy and so comfortable you won’t ever want to get out of them. They are great if you just want to lounge or for the warm summer nights ahead. Some of the lighter colors can be a bit see-through, so be aware of that if you are interested in this option and are ordering online.
Available from Nordstrom
Exquisite Form Coloratura Vintage Short Sleeve Pajama Set
The Exquisite Form Coloratura Vintage Short Sleeve Pajama Set is a comfy option that some women love to buy year after year. At first glance, it looks like a plain design, but on further inspection, you will see that it has a pretty embroidered floral applique at the neckline that gives it a lovely feminine touch. The fabric is a knit nylon that is lightweight, silky, and excellent for keeping you cool while you sleep.
This pajama is also sold under the Vanity Fair label, and the design has quite a loyal following. If you want good coverage but want to stay cool, this could very well be the style for you.
Available from Herroom.com or Amazon
Gap Lightweight Pajama Pants
PJ pants are always a good option since you can pair them with any top you like. If you want a lightweight sleep pant that will give you good coverage but that is thin and breathable enough to wear in hot weather, Gap often has a nice selection of lightweight pajama bottoms that available seasonally.
Every summer, they bring back their poplin pants in a variety of pretty prints (some prints can be a little too thin and somewhat transparent for some women, so be aware of that). Most of the Gaps summer styles are a relaxed fit with quite long legs that you usually can get at a reasonable price.
Available from Gap
Lunya Washable Silk Set
If you are looking for something a little different, yet still super chic, check out Lunya’s Washable Silk Set. This pick is a luxurious option that would make an incredible gift for any woman or a great choice if you want to treat yourself. This cool and comfortable pajama is made from washable silk that helps to regulate body temperature, and it is easy to wash despite being silk. It is a bit of an investment, but women who own this set feel the price is worth it for fit, feel, and quality.
Charter Club Short Sleeve Top and Cropped Pant Cotton Pajama
Macy’s often have a nice selection of PJs for the summer that are cute and suitable for ladies of all ages. One of Macy’s most popular summer PJs is this Charter Club Short Sleeve Top and Cropped Pant Cotton Pajama. This is a cute short sleeve design that comes with practical Capri length pants.
They are 100% cotton that has been certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, so it doesn’t contain any chemicals that may be harmful to your health. This style is known for being very comfortable, lightweight, and flattering. The cotton is soft and cool, making it an excellent design for sleeping or lounging.
Honeydew Intimates All American Shortie Pajamas
The Honeydew Intimates All American Shortie Pajamas is a sexy yet comfy option that will help keep you cool while staying stylish and looking cute. As you can see in the picture, they are a very fitted design, although the fabric is soft and stretchy, so it isn’t uncomfortably constricting.
You should note that they run a little small, and some women find they shink a bit when washing, so if you like a looser fit, you may want to consider sizing up.
Available from Nordstrom
Roller Rabbit Hearts Sleep Set
Anthropologie is a fantastic place to find cute, comfy, and often unique styles that are fun to wear. A great summer PJ they are currently selling is the Roller Rabbit Hearts Sleep Set. These adorable PJs are made from Pima cotton, which is one of the softest types of cotton that you can get.
This sleepwear is loved for the excellent quality of the fabric and construction that make it so comfortable, They also have a nice loose fit that is flattering and pleasant to sleep in.
Available from Anthropologie
Eberjey Gisele Short PJ Set
Eberjey Gisele Short PJ Set is one of the most popular high-end summer pajamas you can get. This sleepwear is a bit of a splurge, but women who go for this style tend to love it.
This is another design that has a very loyal following, mostly due to the feel of the fabric, which is, of course, incredibly soft. Women love the look of this set and that it is smooth and comfortable to wear.
Available from HerRoom
Lands’ End Women’s Crop Cotton Pajama Pants
Lands’ End is a great retailer to find flannels and cold-weather options, but they also sell a pretty good variety of 100% cotton designs that are perfect for the summer. Some of their best styles are their cotton nightgowns, but they also have cute Women’s Crop Cotton Pajama Pants that are great if you love to have a bit of coverage on your legs but want to stay cool. Cropped cotton pants are such a great separate to buy for the summer since they give you a good amount of coverage while letting you stay cool. Capri’s are also nice because most women won’t have to worry that the pant length is too long, which is often a problem with full-length PJ bottoms.
All I Want Short Satin Pajamas
If you love a satin style, you will want to check out the All I Want Short Satin Pajamas from In Bloom By Jonquil. This is a very sexy cami and matching shorts design that has a beautiful sheer lace with scalloped edges. It is cute, comfortable, and not overly expensive for a satin set. The fabric is super soft and light, although it can be a tiny bit see-through since it is white. If you are looking for a beautiful lacy, feminine option, this design from In Bloom By Jonquil is a great one to check out.
Available from Nordstrom
Secret Treasures Women’s and Women’s Plus Top and Shorts Pajama
The Designed Secret Treasures Women’s Top and Shorts Pajama Set is a great budget pick that you can find at Walmart. This is an excellent option for the heat that will keep you in comfort. The fabric is a super soft rayon knit, and it comes in a bunch of cute prints.
It has a soft elasticized waist in addition to a drawstring tie, so you can get that perfect fit. It also has pockets, which can be challenging to find on a women’s sleep short. They do run a little bit big, and the shorts are on the longer side, but that is not necessarily a bad thing for sleepwear. Fans of this style love them for being very soft and comfortable for sleeping or lounging around the house.
Available from Walmart.com