Comfortable but not traditionally exciting, pyjamas have been enjoying a moment in the spotlight of late. In our relaxed new world, silky PJ shirts and matching wide-leg trousers are the cool New Suit.
Even City superwoman Dame Helena Morrissey was pictured last week in her own take on the trend — a playful black pair she described as ‘less pyjama, more party’. Well quite.
However, PJs that you actually sleep in are also making a comeback, and they’re better and more stylish than ever, thanks to a host of daywear brands launching sleep ranges for the first time.
Jess Wood reveals selection of stylish PJs from online and High Street stores. Pictured: Pyjama shirt, £29, and bottoms, £29, monsoon. co.uk
Pictured left: Dachshund print pyjama set, £395, and eye mask, £25, meandem.com. Pictured right: Zebra print set, £89, whistles.com
It’s interesting timing, given that we’ve all spent the year working from home in our sweatpants.
Perhaps that’s why the idea of changing into something crisp and chic for bed now seems exciting. Instead of dressing for dinner, I’ll be dressing for my duvet.
One of my go-to brands for glamorous frocks, Paper London, recently launched its pyjama collection. The PJs are made with sustainable mulberry silk, which naturally regulates body temperature.
Red pyjama set, £195, rixo.co.uk, and cushion, £35, grahamandgreen.co.uk
Just looking at this bright polka-dot set (third from right) is lifting my mood.
Rixo is another label I feel fabulous in. Usually, I’d slink into one of its flirty dresses for Christmas party season, but this year I’ll be sporting its retro prints in bed instead.
On the High Street, Zara has launched a nightwear range, with silk PJs, bodies, robes and eye masks, as has Whistles — its collection includes this zebra-print set (third from left).
My favourite PJs, however, come from Me+Em. Its emerald and chocolate set (second from left) features the same ribbon detail as the smart trousers they’re known and loved for, so I’ll still be able to wear the bottoms when the time comes for pyjamas to resume their rightful place in my wardrobe — as cool daywear.
Pictured left: Polka-dot set, £350, paperlondon.com. Pictured right: Pyjama shirt, £35, and bottoms, £40, east.co.uk
Star pyjama set, £75, thewhitecompany.com cushion, £35, and eye mask, £9.95, grahamandgreen.co.uk
Bedding, marksandspencer.com and thewhitecompany.com; bed, sofa.com