Best women’s pyjamas: sleepwear sets for 2020

Ellie Davis
·6-min read

We’re longing for the days when working from home was a novelty and WiFi connectivity issues didn’t take up most of our day.

But while we can’t help but reminisce about the buzz of office life and tea breaks with our work wives and husbands, there is one saving grace getting us through the monotony of working from home - the outfits.

We will truly never tire of waking up each morning only to change into equally comfortable clothing. Proper underwear, suits and jeans have been relegated to where they belong - the back of the wardrobe.

Nailing the art of WFH dressing has taken some time, but for those still struggling, it’s worth noting that while some pyjama sets are reserved for catching Z’s, others have the elegance and sophistication to translate effortlessly into daywear. You know the type. The ones you're proud to pop to the shops in, or take out the bins, but are still comfortable enough to lounge in all day long.

In this uncertain time, weekends spent out and about dressed to the nines have been replaced with lazy Sunday morning attire from day to dawn, all day, everyday. With this in mind, it’s worth investing in a high-quality pyjama sets that will put a smile on your face - it’s all about the small things after all.

We have searched far and wide to bring you the cosiest and most covetable pyjama sets for all budgets and in a range of fabrics, from comfortable cotton to sumptuously soft silk.

Prepare to add all to basket.

Jersey Classic Pyjama Set

Seasons may come and go but these pyjamas from The White Company are forever. They are, simply put, the cosiest pyjamas we’ve ever owned. The jersey fabrication feels sumptuously soft against the skin and it has sustainability credentials as it’s crafted from beech wood where the construction process is carbon neutral and all the chemicals are recyclable.

The relaxed fit ensures that this is the kind of sleepwear you’ll want to spend an entire lazy day on the sofa in. While they are long-sleeved which makes them ideal for the colder months, the material is very breathable and so you won’t overheat when the warmer weather hits. It comes in two shades; grey or an oatmeal hue - both of which have universal appeal.

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£75 | The White Company

ASOS DESIGN stripe traditional pyjama shirt & trouser set

With a timeless stripe design, these pretty in pink pyjamas will become your firm favourites. This set will help you bring a touch of luxury to your sleepwear without the hefty price tag that often goes alongside it. The two-piece is made up of a long-sleeve shirt and trousers so will see you through the winter but the lightweight satin-like fabrication ensures it is breathable enough for the summer months too.

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£32 | ASOS

Olivia von Halle Lila floral-print silk-velvet pajama set

For party-ready sleepwear, you can always count on Olivia von Halle but while the brand excels in its pure silk offering, it’s this silk-velvet set that has caught our attention. Cosy into this two-piece for dark, cold nights to doze off in the utmost style. The statement design features a transportative floral print that will take you to warmer climes even in the height of winter. Wear from bed to the club by pairing the sophisticated shirt with jeans and boots.

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£420 | Net-A-Porter

Star Print Short Sleeve Pyjama Set

If your sleeping pattern has been all over the place recently, you can try reinvesting into your pyjamas to ensure you are as comfortable as possible to drift off for a long, deep sleep. This set will certainly do the trick with their cotton-rich fabrication that make them the ultimate lounging pair. The trousers have a comfortable elasticated waistband and both pieces feature the same star motif.

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£12.50 | M&S

Sleeper Ruffled linen pajama set

For hot sleepers, you may want to steer clear of long trousers, which is where this set from fashion-editor favourite label Sleeper will have you covered. Offered in a mood-enhancing yellow hue, these pjs are almost too stylish to reserve for sleeping - we even spotted one Zoom wedding guest fashioning the two-piece as documented on Instagram. This is the warm weather update your nightwear collection has been missing.

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£180 | Net-A-Porter

La Perla Silk-charmeuse pyjamas

Catch Z’s in the utmost comfort with this sophisticated set from La Perla. Offering all the elegance you could ever ask for in your sleepwear, the two-piece is crafted from a sumptuous soft silk charmeuse with a relaxed shape and drawstring waist to elevate the comfort levels.

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£255 | MatchesFashion

Bottoms £170 | Selfridges

Bluebella Claudia Shirt and Trousers

Bluebella is offering this classic pyjama set in both black and white to bring an added layer of sophistication to your nightwear. The minimalist design has a contrast piping along the pocket and cuffs.

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£40 | Bluebella

Petit Bateau Ribbed Pyjamas

Take a more playful approach to your pyjamas with this fun all-over heart print from Petit Bateau. You can pair this playful design with options for the whole family for the ultimate coordinating pyjama party at home.

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£49 | Petit Bateau

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Olivia Von Halle Coco Oyster Silk Pyjama

Made with 19 Momme silk, Olivia Von Halle's opulent nightwear is the last word in luxe lounging. These delicate blush pink pyjamas will make staying home feel irresistible, but if you fancy a jazzier look, it’s worth checking out the printed silk pyjamas too.

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£420 | Olivia Von Halle

Uniqlo Soft Stretch Long Sleeved Pyjamas

Japanese brand Uniqlo are masters in loungewear, and all at affordable prices that won't make your jaw drop. This pink striped pyjama set is less than £30 but will keep you cosy until the clocks go forward again in the spring. Also available in a navy version.

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£29.90 | Uniqlo

Cyberjammies Laura Leopard-Print Sleep Trousers

Cyberjammies is on hand to bring bold and fun pyjama designs to your wardrobe. With a relaxed silhouette, this set is made up of a cotton-modal shirt and trousers both with a wild and wonderful leopard design that will inject some fun into your nightwear collection.

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£150 | Selfridges

Verdict:

If you had to live in one set of pyjamas for the rest of your life, you’d want it to be the Classic Jersey Pyjamas set from The White Company. In two attractive shades, the timeless set is not only chic but so, so comfortable.

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