ISSUE 51  |  Winter's Tale

Editors’ Picks: 12 Best Pajamas for Lounging

December 23, 2014 12:00 PM

BY Margot Guralnick

Putting on a favorite pair of pajamas is a sure-bet way to unwind. Here, the sleepwear that we swear by–plus some investment pieces that we dream about. Do you have a favorite? Let us know.

Above: Julie is coveting the Steven Alan Knit Boyfriend PJ Top for $155; it’s paired with the Knit PJ Pant for $125 at Steven Alan.

Above: The Dosa Tassel Kurta ($230) and Dosa Tassel Pants ($150) are a night-and-day wardrobe staple made of the lightest khadi cotton by Dosa, one of our favorite fashion lines; both are available at Tiina the Store.

Above: For the woman or man who has everything: the silk Pajama Set from luxury bedding purveyor Olatz (Schnabel); $750 at Tiina the Store.

Above: Christine’s favorite: Tonight Button-Front Pajamas from 130-year-old Swiss company Hanro, are made from their signature silky mercerized cotton; $148.50 (pricey, yes, but they last for years).

Above: Margot’s vote goes to Andy Spade’s sleepwear line Sleepy Jones. The Marina Pajama Shirt is $138 and the Marina Pajama Pant is $98.

Above: Myles likes Coyuchi’s Men’s Heather Flannel Pajama Set. Made of organic cotton by a German family-owned mill in business since 1885; $158.40. Inquire about the availability of women’s sizes.

Above: Understated luxury from Araks: made-in-the-US cotton pajamas with contrasting silk chiffon piping and mother of pearl buttons. The Kate Pajama Top Mini Floral is $280 and the Ally Pajama Pant Mini Floral is $200.

Above: Brooks Brothers’ cotton poplin Stripe Pajamas feature a boxy cut and satin piping; regularly $98.50, they’re currently on sale for $39.40. A similar design for men: Brooks Brothers’ Wrinkle-Resistant Oxford Pajamas, $98.50. 


Above: Francesca uses the same white towels (from Land’s End) and white sheets interchangeably throughout her house. She sleeps–no surprise–in a white J. Crew Vintage Pajama Set; $95. A similar J. Crew design, the Classic Cotton Poplin Pajama set, $69.50, is available for men.

Above: Erin loves the throwback look of J. Crew’s Pajama Set in Gingham Flannel; currently on sale for $74.99 (marked down from $95). She’s so petite, she wears xx-small–yes, that’s a real size; there’s even a xxx-small. See J. Crew men’s flannel pajamas here.

Above: Dalilah wears all-cotton Women’s Flannel Pajamas from Muji, currently marked down from $49.95 to $34.97. Muji also offers Men’s Cotton Pajamas.


Above: A reader tipped us off to Marigot, a NY-based maker of sleepwear. We like the Azalea Classic Long Pajama Set, made of 100 percent cotton (available with five different piping colors); $132 from Marigot.

The perfect settings to go with these pajamas? See our gallery of Bedroom posts. And for more loungewear, go to The House Coat Reimagined

Want to see our editors’ handbags of choice for a night out? Go to 10 Easy Pieces: The Evening Bag Dilemma Solved