The Best Pajamas for Cozy Sleep During All Your Trips
A comfy set of pajamas is the fashion equivalent of a security blanket. When you're far from home, there's something incredibly satisfying about changing into your PJs after a long-haul flight or day of sightseeing. A-list celebrities, like Selena Gomez and Sophie Turner, have even been spotted wearing their pajamas to parties, which we fully respect. Not all pajamas are created equal, however. Here, we’ve rounded up the very best pajamas—from nightshirts to matching sets to nightgowns—that prioritize comfort and look polished. Match them with a sleep mask, and you’re going to have a good night’s sleep wherever you are in the world. These pajamas are a dream to sleep in.
The Best Lightweight Cotton Pajamas
With a classic striped motif, short sleeves, and breezy shorts, this 100% cotton pajama set from Madewell is the best of both worlds when it comes to sleepwear. The set is notably cool and breathable. The patch breast pocket and collared neck are a nod to classic mens’ pajamas, while the soft multi-colored striping is a modern throwback to the PJs of yesteryear. What we like best, though, is how light the set is—perfect for easy packing. As a fashion bonus, the shirt would pair very well with your favorite pair of jeans. Wearing loungewear is all the rage, and this number nails it.
The Best Silk Pajamas
Nothing says luxury like a pair of silk pajamas. Channel your inner 1950s Hollywood diva with this whisper-soft silk pajama set from Neiman Marcus. The silhouette is classic and oh-so chic, the cut is a mix of masculine combined with feminine ankle and wrist banded cuffs, and the smooth material glides over your skin. The buttons? Made with a mother of pearl finish. And then of course there are fun color choices: lilac, dove gray, and red are our favorites. These silk pajamas are an affordable take on lavishness—and a perfect way to dial up your style up in any hotel bed. Pair them with a Silk Sleep Mask for the ultimate well-rested diva look.
The Best Satin Pajamas
Satin, much like silk, is meant to be slept in. Smooth and delicate, satin drapes beautifully around the body and stays cool to the touch, a fabric godsend for those who tend to overheat at night. Among the many satin pajamas options out there, we think this Topshop tiger print set is perfect. The cropped camisole top paired with slightly baggier pants has a super comfy fit that’s also quite modern. And we can’t get over the brushstroke tiger stripes. As a note, satin is a vague term because it is a man-made material. If you want completely natural fibers, shop the silk pajamas above.
The Best Matching Pajama Set
Choosing the best matching pajama set was no easy feat, but eventually this fun and floral Maison Du Soir number won us over. Why, you ask? For starters, these pajamas are clearly inspired by travel, with two great European destinations, Seville and Positano, as the names for the top and pants. Second, the detailed floral print looks fresh and happy, exactly how we feel when exploring a new destination. As for the nitty gritty, these PJs are made in Los Angeles, using premium cotton that’s super lightweight, so they’re easy to pack and even easier to wash. Life is just better with these pajamas.
The Best Modal Pajamas
Going on a girls’ trip? This palm leaf modal pajama set is the perfect nighttime number for a pajama party. The cheerful palm print is totally vacation-ready. You might actually be inspired to take a nighttime selfie, or at least answer the door for room service without feeling embarrassed by the state of your sleeping attire. Even better? The modal fabric is incredibly soft and moisture-wicking, perfect for staying comfy and cool all night long. Pillow fights suggested, but not mandatory.
The Best Flannel Pajama Pants
Waking up on a cold winter’s morning is no easy feat, and we’re not promising it’ll get any easier if you’re wearing this ultra comfy pair of PJ Salvage flannel pajamas. The beloved label is known for making high quality comfy cozies that retain their shape and softness for seasons to come. We love the fun coffee motif on this pink pair. Warning: a strong cup of caffeine might be the only thing that wakes you up and gets you going if you decide to lounge around in these flannel pajamas. We warned you.
The Best Nightgown
Nightgown fans, take note. With its crepe fabric, slide slit, and floral print, this Yumi Kim nightie has a dreamy, romantic aesthetic that conjures images of Provence at night. Even the color description sounds poetic: Falling in Love Ivory. We’d definitely pack this beauty for a honeymoon or romantic vacation. You’ll be the most fabulous sleeper in town. And though we can’t guarantee sweet dreams, this nightgown will definitely bring sweet vibes.
The Best Nightshirt
If you like the idea of a nightgown, but want to sleep in something that’s looser and less restrictive, we’re to tell you that dreams come true. Go for a nightshirt. Essentially, a nightshirt is a longer men’s pajama top, sort of like if a super soft dress and a classic button-down went to bed together. We like this Lingerie Moonlight version in navy with white piping. It’s definitely menswear inspired, but the lower neckline, delicate buttons, and longer hem are decidedly feminine.
The Best Shorts Pajamas
Reasons to love this Only Hearts pajama romper…
- The black color is incredibly flattering and looks beautiful with sun-kissed vacation skin.
- Check out the beautiful lace details on the back.
- It’s breezy and light, so carry-on-friendly.
- And last but not least, it’s sexy. Wrap a robe or kimono around it, and you can turn this pajama romper into lounging garb for the summer—sleep or no sleep.
The Best Footed Pajamas
If you thought footed pajamas were just for babies, think again. Footie pajamas are fair game for grown-ups, too. This Amazon adult onesie pick is made from cozy microfiber fleece and has a soft drawstring hood. Two genius removable zipper feet can zip on to keep your tootsies warm, or zip off if you want to cool down. It comes in six different colors, so you can get one for your travel buddies too. Holiday shopping idea anyone?
The Best Budget Pajamas
If you take sleep very seriously (guilty as charged) this adorable pajama set sends a clear message: do not disturb. And you can’t beat the price at 10 bucks for both the cropped top and drawstring shorts with white piping. Deals like this don’t last long, so don’t sleep on getting your own pair.
*Editor’s note, Shein is a fast fashion website and past shoppers have reported some sizing issues, though the items do arrive on time and as otherwise expected.