By Kristin Limoges and Amber Katz

Published on July 14, 2018

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Photography by Reformation
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From silky to serviceable, nonchalant to naughty, nighttime wares are a simple, luxurious way to upgrade something small that has a big impact on your sleep. When considering sleepwear, The Sleep Shirt Creative Director Alexandra Suhner Isenberg says to keep your bedroom conditions and your sleep style in mind.

“If you are a hot sleeper or you have a heavy duvet, you will probably want something lightweight,” she explains. “If you tend to feel cold at night, you should choose something that covers the shoulders and is in a warm fabric.”

Another thing to keep in mind is what you do in your sleepwear when you aren’t in bed. “If you wear your sleepwear through the entire morning, or you have houseguests a lot, you might want something with a bit more coverage (or at least something that isn’t sheer) so that you aren’t feeling exposed at the breakfast table,” she says.

In other words, opacity is your friend to maintain your status as the hostess with the mostess. “If you wear a robe around the house or you want something a bit more flirty, then go for a pretty shorts set or a slightly sheer fabric,” Isenberg notes.

Here, the prettiest pajamas in various levels of coverage for every sleep style and morning routine.

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Sleeper Red Carnation Silk Sleep Set, $265

The cool girl’s version of PJs by the coolest PJ company, Sleeper, which is popularizing “walking sleepwear,” meaning they want you to take your PJs beyond the bedroom. This uber soft red set couldn’t be more sexy, but both the shorts and top can be doubled for daytime and paired with pieces to wear around town (that top and jeans is my dream summer look).

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Eberjey x Rebecca Taylor Silk Short Set, $318

Get those signature Rebecca Taylor floral prints—in pajama form, thanks to this cozy, silky collab with master-of-basics Eberjey. These sets are perfection come summertime, thanks to the shorts, which are specifically designed to be comfortable, but never rise up middle of the night.

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Lunya Washable Silk Set, $178

Summer heat, you’ve met your match with this washable silk set that naturally thermoregulates, meaning the fabric moves and flows as you roll around in bed, and never lets you feel overheated. The set, as we’ve discovered before, is absolutely made for your comfort, so rest assured—literally—you’re PJs won’t hold you back from a good night’s sleep.

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J Crew Short Sleeve Pajama in Blue Floral, $39.50 for top; $39.50 for bottoms

I mean, could this be any cuter? Hawaiian floral print can translate to bedtime, too. But thanks to the breezy, lightweight cotton material and short sleeves and shorts, you won’t be as hot as a Hawaiian beach day.

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Lake Flurry Blush Long-Long Set, $114

If you’re a fan of the softest cotton imaginable (100 percent Pima cotton), Lake’s sets are for you, especially this limited and exclusive collaboration with textile designer Rebecca Atwood. Plus the founders Anne Read Lattimore and Cassandra Cannon say “it doesn’t wrinkle, which is a bonus for travel.”

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The Sleep Shirt Ruffle Camisole & Ruffle Short Blue Oxford Stripe, $220

A racerback collar and ruffle trim take this set to the next level. It’ll look just as cute in the AM at the breakfast nook as it did the night before while hitting the hay. And the super lightweight fabric is going to be a breeze.

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Bluebella Kara Playsuit, $62.00

For all you romper fans out there, this Bluebella playsuit couldn’t be any darn cuter. We’re considering purchasing to just wear around town; I mean, this cutie is truly from day to night.

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Sleepy Jones Marina Pajama Set, $198

If you don’t wear sleepy jones to bed, did you even sleep? (JK, but it is pretty iconic at this point.) And for those of you that have the AC set to a Arctic temps come summertime, this full set is for you to keep you cozy while the temps are low inside (but hot outside).

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Recliner Lipstick Silk Pajama Set, $195

 

Maybe this is the beauty and wellness editor talking, but isn’t this lipstick print the best? Also, it’s made out of 16mm silk and that fine of a measure makes it light as a feather, which comes perfectly in handy in those steamy, summer months.

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Reformation Short Pajama Set, $88

For you color fans out there, this is the vintage-inspired set of your dreams. Lightweight, fun, and begging to be taken out in the daytime for a spin around town.

This story was originally published on July 9, 2017, and it has been updated with new information.

 

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