We’ve all chuckled when someone cracks a joke about changing from our daytime pajamas into our nighttime pajamas. It’s funny because it’s true, and all too familiar. Pajamas are becoming far more than just a creature comfort to enjoy when crawling under the covers; they are a way of life.
But what to do when temperatures rise and the cozy set that got you through hibernation season now sends you tossing and turning by night and hot-flashing by day? Flannel will not do for May, and with summer creeping up on us, visions of airy linen sets and billowy poplin nightgowns now dance in our heads.
From starchy oversized nightshirts to slinky silk negligees, the perfect summer-weight sleepwear is out there waiting for you, begging to be worn 24 hours a day. So next time you’re lying awake, sweating in your winter sleepwear at 2 a.m., take a look at our favorite lightweight options and the best summer pajamas for women, below. (The sheep you’re counting won’t mind, we promise.)
Silk camis, short sleep shorts, and sweet bloomers will have you feeling like you’re wearing nothing at all.
Swap your long-sleeve shirt and pajama pant sets for something shorter. These coordinated cotton and linen pajama sets are summer’s version of the classic sleep set, or in this case, the best summer pajamas for women.
Stay Cool Cami Sets
For those in-between nights where you want a bit—but not too much!—fabric, opt for a set that includes a tank on top and pant on bottom in cool linens or washable silks. Plus, they look cute too.
From counting sheep to pouring coffee, these oxford and T-shirt gowns will take you from sweet dreams to Sunday mornings.
The perfect women’s boxer short does exist. So long to borrowing (stealing) from the boys. Just throw on your favorite T-shirt and snooze.
Nighties and Negligees
What better season to sashay around the house wearing vintage-inspired sleepwear than summer?
Your bedtime routine just got sweeter thanks to these luxe, wind-down robes, from a crisp seersucker and lightweight linens.