Is there anything better than gender-neutral pajamas for couples? Whether you’re looking for easy and breezy or cute and cuddly, Lands’ End has the perfect pajamas for you and yours. Let’s look at some options.
We may not think of the proper fit as being key to the perfect pajamas, but it is. Pajamas are designed for lounging and sleeping, so they should be roomy. You don’t want your pajamas to constrict, but you don’t want to feel like you’re swimming in them either. You also don’t want hems that drag or are too short. You want pajamas that are “just right”.
Start with the current measurements for you and your partner (including height and weight). This will help you to know whether you are searching for petite, plus, tall, big and tall, or any other size ranges that fit the fabulous frames of you and your partner. If your partner’s pajamas are a surprise gift, just make your best guestimate from clothing that you know is comfortable on them. When in doubt, consider sizing up. If they must return an item and change sizes, it’s usually more fun to drop down a size than to move up a size. If you know that your partner is sensitive about sizing, it might be best to skip the surprise and frame your gift as the two of you go shopping together for cute pajamas. You are more likely to get the right size the first time, and sometimes shopping together is more fun anyway!
Although Lands’ End clothing is labeled as “women’s” or “men’s” to make it easier to find the right size, feel free to shop the entire store to get what is right for you and your partner. In general, “men’s” clothes tend to be cut straighter as well as slightly larger, and “women’s” clothes can be a bit more form-fitting, but the only thing that matters is how it fits you. If you are buying online, make sure to choose a clothing retailer with a great return policy (like ours) in case something doesn’t work out. Check out the sizing charts, try out some options, and then buy what is most comfy for each of you.
It’s fun to wear cute gender-neutral couples pajamas whether you go full matchy matchy or just wear what appeals to each of you individually. If you like the idea of matching pajamas, make sure to consider size, style, fabric content, color, and pattern to get a cute combination. This may sound like a lot, but it all comes down to what is most comfy and cute for both of you. Make sure to keep differences of opinion in mind on this one. Perhaps you love those Christmas photos where everyone is wearing matching pajamas, but your partner is more comfortable with a coordinating or individual look. With a bit of effort and compromise, you will find something that you both will love.
Consider natural fabrics like cotton or linen for breathability whether you prefer the fit of women’s pajamas or men’s pajamas. The only downside to linen pajamas is that linen wrinkles. You’ll both have to be up for looking cute and tousled in the morning if you go for linen. Breathability is key not just in warmer climates but is helpful with layering as well. Many couples prefer cotton pajamas because they work well as a first layer if you are making a comfy nest of blankets to keep you warm and cozy.
Speaking of comfort, did someone say “flannel”? Its reputation as the coziest of fabrics is well deserved. At Lands’ End, we believe in 100% cotton flannel. This creates a breathable flannel that has that built-in softness of the flannel “nap.” Flannel is made using a technique to brush or rub the fabric, which raises fine fibers to give it that oh so soft to the touch quality.
One of the great parts about the perfect pair of pajamas is that you just want to stay in them all night and all day. Why not declare a pajama day with your sweetheart or go ahead and change into pajamas before dinner at home and make it the coziest of evenings ever? Pajamas are also cozy for activities like board games, watching a favorite movie, and cuddling up in front of the fireplace.
In the morning, why not think of pajamas as women’s loungewear instead of sleepwear? Making breakfast (or sending out for it), reading the paper, or just enjoying a lazy weekend morning doesn’t require street clothes, and the two of you will be happier for it.
Enjoy the everyday ease of cute gender-neutral pajamas for the two of you!