If there was one fashion item to symbolise our lives in 2020 and 2021 thus far, it would be the humble pyjama.
Once an afterthought to the ‘jeans and a nice top’ that we’ve been heavily investing in for years, the sartorial symbol for casualwear has come into its own with searches up 336 per cent according to global fashion search platform Lyst.
But we aren’t talking about your run-of-the-mill, threadbare old concert tees. No, no. The latest crop of pyjamas are far more sophisticated - bringing elegance and style to your nightwear. So much so, we can see some of these sets adorned when life reopens - when we are still reluctant to swap comfies for our pre-lockdown wardrobes.
It is silk pyjamas specifically that have caught our eye. These party-ready pyjamas are the epitome of luxury and will form the basis of your nightwear collection for years to come.
No matter the weather, silk is one of the most sought-after fabrics due to its ability to regulate and adjust your body’s temperature. The material is lightweight but will also keep you warm during the winter. It’s a true transitional material, while also hypoallergenic and sumptuous on the skin.
We have gathered the best - both pure silk and silk-like sets - for your best night’s sleep yet. Fluffy slippers not required.
Olivia von Halle Coco Silk Pyjamas
Olivia von Halle has become synonymous with the term silk pyjama and the specialist never disappoints. This is one of the most classic sets with a pale pink colourway and subtly stylish black piped trim. They are crafted form 19 momme silk with mother of pearl button fastenings.
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Yolke Cheetah-print silk-satin pyjama set
Who said your silk pyjamas couldn’t have a fierce edge? Yolke is on hand with this Cheetah-print option. It has a relaxed cut and is crafted from a featherweight silk. Get ready to wear from lounging to post-lockdown life.
ASOS DESIGN mix & match satin pyjama trouser
This silky set brings a sultry twist on a classic pyjama set with slinky trousers and a tank top complete with a lace trim detail. If that isn’t enough to win you over, the pale blue hue just may. The set is made from polyester with a satin-like feel.
The White Company Silk Piped Pyjama Set
When it comes to all things bedding and nightwear, there are few who do it better than The White Company. With this universally appealing set, you will be treated to a luxe shirt and trouser combo cut from 100 per cent silky. We love this for brides and to keep cool during the summer months.
Victoria’s Secret Satin Short PJ Set
Giving us all the summer feels, Victoria’s Secret has this silk short-set that comes in a huge selection of patterns. From this monochromatic pale pink hue, to polka dot, leopard and striped iterations, there’s something for minimalists and maximalists alike. The set is made entirely from polyester with a silky skin feel.
New Look Curve satin pyjama set in animal print
The enduring leopard print trend shows no sign of slowing down so bring it to your nightwear rotation with this bold set from New Look. The high street hero crafts this set from polyester.
22 Momme Chic Trimmed Silk Pyjamas Set
The clue is in the name - this brand specialises in silk and offers this classic two-piece set in a range of colours to answer all your elegant nightwear needs. The shirt and trouser combo are crafted from 22 momme pure Mulberry silk and have a contrast trim detail.
Christi Short Slip
If it’s sultry sleepwear that you’re after, Agent Provocateur can deliver. Case in point, this sumptuous silk nightgown. It is adorned with a floral lace and is available in a range of colours; from nude, to burgundy. The slip is made from a stretch silk.
Asceno London striped silk-satin pyjamas
Asceno manages to combine the often contradicting terms of laid-back and sophisticated with some of the most covetable pyjamas on the market. The luxurious sets are made up of a coordinating shirt and trousers with pinstripe aesthetic - both of which have been crafted from a soft pure silk.
The Lila Erte Navy Figures Printed Luxury Silk Pyjama Set
Doze off in the utmost comfort and style with these silk pyjamas from Olivia von Halle. They are adorned with the hand-painted illustration of the female form that has been screen-printed layer by layer. The construction is entirely from 19 momme silk.
Bluebella Wren kimono-style satin pyjama set
No matter how tired you are of the same four walls, these pyjamas from Bluebella will get you excited to be able to WFP (work from pyjamas, of course). They have a 1920s inspired kimono jacket with accompanying wide-leg bottoms. The fabric is silky smooth and made from polyester.
M&S Rosie Satin & Lace Floral Print Long Nightdress
Peak comfort levels are here with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s ever-growing collection for M&S and in particular, this floral embellished nightdress. Whether you have long been a nightdress convert or are dipping your toe in, you can enjoy the freedom that it provides with the added benefit of the luxurious satin skin-feel. It has a beauty French-designed lace panelling to up the elegance even further. The piece is made from polyester.
Chinti and Parker Striped silk-satin pyjama shorts set
Whether you are having a duvet day binge-watching the latest Netflix series or need to quickly pop to the shops, Chinti and Parker’s striped set has got you covered. Your nightwear will never be boring again with the playful rainbow stripes and 100 per cent silk construction.
Richard Quinn Floral-print silk-satin pyjamas
The pandemic has affected sleep patterns the world over so any touch of luxury that we can bring to the bedtime process is a surefire win for us. Enter beloved British designed Richard Quinn who has brought his signature bright and bold floral designs on to a silk-satin set that has won our hearts.
Liberty Desert Rose Silk Satin Pyjama Set
For pyjamas you will never take off - Liberty’s Desert Rose set is here. After a long day at your home office, swap your loungewear for this luxury or else don this set all day without any suspicion from your colleagues on Zoom. The versatile design will take you from day to play, just switch up the bottoms with a pair of jeans or cigarette trousers and you are office-ready. It has a botanical rose, peony and pink print and is made entirely from silk satin.
Chite Milano Tank Top in Satin Royal Blue
Italian lingerie label Chite brings a playful edge to its collection of sumptuous silk pieces. Whether you are opting for knickers or this tank and short set. The perfect balance between comfort and style, the shorts are cut with a flattering asymmetrical cut, while the tank can be embroidered with the message of your choice.
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