24 Perfect Pairs of Pyjamas

Get ready for a good night’s sleep with this crop of stylish nightwear.

The effect on our wardrobes of spending most of our lives at home was inevitable and has been well-documented. If, like us, you now have a favourite pair of stretchy tracksuit bottoms, your slippers have seen more wear than all of your outdoor shoes put together, and you favour dressing gowns over actual getting dressed, then you’ll know all about it.

But however slouchy we may have become, we’ve always made a point of getting out of our pyjamas in the morning – even if it is into something pyjama-like. We may even have prided ourselves on it, in the absence of any greater achievement. Recently, however, we’ve found ourselves coveting proper nightwear, the like of which we could easily be tempted to waft around in and even conduct Zoom calls wearing. These are our picks of the finest PJs, from the classic to the fancy to those more skimpy numbers that anticipate summer (which is what we spend most of our time doing, when we’re not researching nightwear). A good night sleep is practically guaranteed.

Main image: Desmond & Dempsey

By Nancy Alsop
February 2021

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Dilli Grey

Peach Pichola Long Sleeve PJ Set, £75

Les Girls Les Boys

Women’s Classic Cotton Pyjama Top Forest Green, £85

John Lewis

Margo Stripe Cotton Short Pyjama Set, £35


Side Seamless Flannel Pyjamas, £49.95

Not Just Pajama

Striped Silk Short Pyjamas Set, £255


Louhi Silk Sleep Pants, £98


Striped Pyjama Bottoms, £25.99


Bell-Sleeve Belted Polka Dot Silk Pyjama Jacket, £495

John Lewis

Piglet Linen Stripe Pyjama Set, £110

Emilia Wickstead

Fifi Floral-Print Cotton Pyjamas, £490


Lotus Floral Print Cotton Pyjamas, £130


Ribbed Pyjamas, £19.99


Fireside Flannel Sleep Jumpsuit, £80

Derek Rose

Lara Modal-Blend Pyjamas, £195

The White Company

Satin-Tie Detail Pyjama Set, £75

Marks & Spencer

Cotton Star Print Pyjama Set, £19.50

Desmond & Dempsey

Persephone Pyjama Set, £150

Deiji Studios

The 03 Pyjamas, £140

Sleepy Doe

Women’s Jersey Wide Leg Set: Rosy, £60


Ada Toma Print Cotton Pyjamas, £125

Desmond & Dempsey

Long Pyjama Set, £150


Striped Cotton Pyjama Set, £120

The White Company

Cotton Classic Pyjama Set, £80

The Sleeper

Party Pajama Set With Feathers In Red, $290

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