When it comes to what to wear to bed, I find that most women fall into one of two camps: those that love to shop for and buy sleepwear and those that barely give it a second thought. If you fall into the latter group, you may want to consider this.
I get that you might be thinking that ‘no one’ sees you when you’re sleeping but: a) you work hard and deserve to feel good when you climb into bed at the end of the day; b) we all find ourselves in situations – like a girls’ weekend getaway or holiday sleepover’s at your son’s or daughter’s house – where you would give anything for a cute pair of pajamas; and c) if you have a partner in your life, he or she will thank you.
To get you going, here are some of my top picks when it comes to cute pajamas for women.
Silk and Satin Pajamas
There is nothing more luxurious than slipping on a pair of silk pajamas. They feel amazing and exude grown-up elegance. Add to that the fact that silk, a natural fiber, has a magical way of keeping you warm when you’re cold and cool when you’re hot, and you quickly see why silk pajamas for women like these pretty jade-colored are a winner.
Real silk can be pricey though so you might want to consider a more economical option like these satin pajamas. They have the feel of silk without the price tag. I really love the pretty, feminine pattern. And the drawstring shorts make them easy and comfy to wear no matter what you’re body type.
Cozy flannel pajamas for women are a no-brainer on cold winter nights, but have you thought about trying a flannel nightgown like this maxi sleep-shirt instead? Flannel sleepwear has never looked so good! It’s obviously meant to keep you warm while you sleep but one of the things I also like about this sleep-shirt is that is stylish enough to use as a cover-up when you’re lounging about before bedtime.
Cotton is an all-natural fiber that is soft, lightweight and breathable, so it helps you stay cool and comfortable. Here I’ve chosen a pair of drawstring cotton pajamas with a pretty floral pattern. I really love the bell sleeves and lace detailing around the neckline. This is a lovely pair of cotton pajamas for women that are feminine, flattering and practical.
If you tend to get hot when you sleep – and when you’re our age, who doesn’t? LOL – modal pajamas are a good way to go. Modal doesn’t trap perspiration and is up to 50% more absorbent than cotton. Put that together, and you’ve got an ideal fabric to help you get through the night if you suffer from night sweats.
Here I show a modal racerback tank in a lovely blush shade with a coordinating pair of (cool) sleep shorts and cute shawl-collar robe, perfect for popping on if you’re up in the night because you’re having trouble sleeping. Don’t you just love menopause? :)