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A Guide to the Very Best Pajamas Out There

From luxe sets to super affordable options, and everything in between.

The day you retire every single one of your old, worn-out college T-shirts as sleepwear will probably never come, because they’ll always be both comfortable and comforting. Still, there is something to be said about indulging in some really nice, even luxurious, pajamas: a small thing that can make the end of a long day just that much better. And thanks to fashion’s heightened interest in pajama dressing, there is no absolutely shortage of options, no matter your style or budget.

Here, we’ve rounded up some of the very best places to find your next silk robe or cozy pajama set, and skipped over all of the places you already know to look, like J.Crew or Gap. To make the browsing easier, you’ll find brands split up between three categories: affordable and mid-range brands that ring in around $200 (or much less); luxury labels for super-splurge, “treat yourself” options; and multi-brand retailers with a wide range of options in one place.

And as an added bonus, should you make it out of bed, most (if not all) of these brands offer sleepwear that can actually be styled from your sheets to brunch to evening plans.

Mid-Range: Brands That Hit the Sweet Spot

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Cosabella: Patterns! Mesh! Lace! Cosabella’s sleepwear selection is just as playful as its notorious lingerie offerings, and at the same budget-friendly prices. While the brand has some great (and really soft) pants, tops, and shorts, the highlights here are really the robes. Whether you go for something patterned like the Margaux Printed Robe for $128 or opt for something simple like the Talco Anouck Robe ($143), the quality for the price is unbeatable.

Eberjey: Here, you’ll find really playful, ultra-romantic pieces incorporating tons of lace, tulle, and florals all under a relatively affordable price point, with several items priced at less than $100. If you’re not a fan of the minimal aesthetic, you’ll love Eberjey’s use of mixed materials and all-over patterns, found here in this Daisy Cami ($71) and this Wild Flower Chemise ($90).

Maison du Soir: Maison du Soir is one of those brands that looks and feels a lot fancier than the price tag would suggest, with a good chunk of its sleepwear collection coming in at under $100 — like the Florence Robe ($99) or the striped Laguna Romper ($88).

Marigot: One peek at this brand’s lookbook and you’d assume none of its offerings come in under $300, but thankfully that’s not the case. Marigot offers tons of crisp, classic styles from nightshirts (which range from $50 and $98) and boxers to its selection of largely affordable short and full pant sets that you’ll find for as low as $65.

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Only Hearts: The cult favorite for fun and affordable lingerie also makes really great and equally wallet-friendly lounge and sleepwear you don’t want to miss out on. Super-soft crisp separates, like this menswear-inspired nightshirt ($98) or floral-patterned sleep shorts ($29) come in under $100, with sets not too far off — typically under $150.

Recliner: This New York-based label is just over a year old and has already garnered a cult-like following. Here, the focus is on perfect fit, so you’ll find smooth waistlines, bulk-free collars, and all the right vents, openings, and proportions, allowing for plenty of movement in bed. Nothing on the site costs over $250, either — from this bamboo jersey robe ($120) to this unbelievably soft night shirt dress ($70).

Sleepy Jones: If you’re an avid uniform dresser, Sleepy Jones will help you keep the momentum going after hours. Aimed at both men and women, the brand offers low-maintenance but polished sleepwear and accessories inspired by the lifestyles of artists like David Hockney and Pablo Picasso. Think sets in sharp stripes, ginghams, and bold standalone colors that will have you looking like a character straight out of a Wes Anderson movie, generally under the $200 mark.

Suku Home: This dreamy young brand makes sustainable and conscious sleepwear, home goods, and textiles that, with the help of playful patterns and roomy silhouettes, are relaxed but still fun. From playsuits to shirt dresses, Suku Home makes sleepwear that can work out of bed, too.

Luxe: Options to Treat Yourself To

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Araks: This New York-based brand uses top Italian fabrics to create a collection of effortlessly chic, understated intimates, and while you’re probably more familiar with the brand’s swimwear, its selection of sleepwear is one of the highlights. The current collection spans playful, patterned sets, silk separates with mother of pearl buttons and chiffon piping, and a whole lot of slips.

Asceno: Offering both sleep and swimwear, Asceno is inspired by travel and people who do a lot of it. From camisole sets to classic PJs, the fits are relaxed and crisp, and they’re offered in a mix of vibrant prints, classic stripes, and solid colors.

Morgan Lane: It’s hard to do something totally new in the sleepwear category, but everything from this line feels fresh and reinvented. From these cotton pants with lace sides and satin cuffs ($348) to this silk ruffled onesie ($220), this collection is stocked with really special pieces.

Olivia Von Halle: Olivia Von Halle might be the first brand that comes to mind when one thinks luxury sleepwear, and it’s not hard to tell why. Here, you’ll find a seemingly endless selection of robes, sleepwear sets and separates, camisoles, and nightshirts in the brand’s signature silks and fun, bold patterns.

Sleeper: The latest collection from this ex-fashion editor-founded sleepwear brand is full of rich velvets, crisp linens, and luxe silks, making these pajamas a solid nomination for your next “treat yourself” splurge. Highlights include this from-bed-to-brunch Blush Silk Slip Dress ($320) and these very Hugh Hefner-like velvet robes ($420).

Multi-Brand Retailers With a Wide Selection

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Net-a-Porter: The OG online retailer is pretty much the go-to for the best selection in every category, and its sleepwear offerings do not disappoint. You’ll find the usual suspects on the higher end, like Eres and La Perla, down to more affordable options including Calvin Klein Underwear and Skin.

Journelle: In addition to its in-house line — where you can find classic sets like this Bardot Short Set for $164 — Journelle also carries many of the brands on this list. Check out Underprotection and Maison du Soir for something a little different that falls under or just around the $100 mark.

Oui Hours: This site offers a super unique selection of global lingerie and sleepwear brands. Some you know, like Cosabella and Only Hearts, and some are totally under the radar, like Hesper Fox and Flora Nikrooz. A big plus here is that the selection really hits a range of price points, from $50 to almost $1,000.


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