How Many Kinds of Pajamas Do You Need?

How Many Kinds of Pajamas Do You Need?

Stock your wardrobe with women’s pajamas for every season. If you’re wondering how many types of pajamas you need, a good guideline is to have one or more pairs for every season.

Some pieces can be worn all year, especially cotton sleep shirts and PJs that you can layer under flannel robes for added warmth when you need it. Keep reading to find our favorite kinds of women’s pajamas that are categorized by season.

Spring Pajamas

Spring can be chilly, warm, or in between depending on where you live and how far into the season it is. For this time of year, we recommend having both Supima cotton and flannel PJs on hand. First, let’s take a look at cotton pajamas and why they work for virtually everyone.

Supima cotton is grown in the USA, in only a few midwestern and western states. It has a long-staple fiber that has double the durability of regular cotton, plus it’s colorfast for lasting vibrancy. Supima cotton can be found in a variety of knits and weaves, and it’s not just preferred for pajamas. There are Supima cotton sweaters, tees, and even sheets and duvet covers made from this natural fiber.

You can choose cotton nightgowns that allow for plenty of airflow, and they come in various lengths include knee-length and long. You’ll also find cotton sleep shorts for warm nights, and cotton PJ pants and tops for when you want more coverage.

Flannel pajama pants are good to have for spring because they’re warm on cool nights and mornings and they can be mixed and matched with cotton tops. For example, you could wear flannel bottoms and a Supima cotton long-sleeve pajama top during a cool-to-mild spring.

If you’re wondering about the most stylish spring-inspired colors and prints for women’s pajamas, gain inspiration from the colors of the season. Light pastel hues like blush pink and robin’s egg blue are always stylish options for spring, or you can go for a light neutral tone such as ivory or dove gray.

Summer Pajamas

When things heat up during the summer season, you need pajamas that help you stay cool. Any type of cotton nightgown is a good option or you can opt for cotton or terry shorts and a tank top. As mentioned, cotton comes in different weaves with various properties. Cotton poplin, for example, is an excellent fabric for summer PJs because it’s ultra-light and breathable.

An excellent accompaniment to summer pajamas is the right bedding. Organic cotton percale sheets are one option, or you can consider linen sheets for summer. Linen is an ideal material for summer—for clothing and bedding—because it has temperature-regulating and moisture-wicking properties. In summer, swap your down or synthetic down comforter for a lightweight quilt or coverlet to prevent overheating.

Fall Pajamas

The fall season is cooler, therefore, a warmer pajama set or nightgown is needed. During the beginning of fall or if you live in a warm climate, mid-length flannel nightgowns are an option to consider. You might also opt for flannel shorts with a cotton T-shirt. Waffle-weave sleep pants are yet another option that works for spring and fall in many climates. Look for cotton waffle-weave PJs enhanced with a small percentage of elastane for gentle stretch and enhanced comfort.

Get seasonal with your pajama colors in the fall by opting for warm, earthy hues. Neutrals are always in fashion, or you can go for pajamas featuring colors of fall foliage, such as orange, red, and various shades of brown.

Winter Pajamas

During the coldest time of year, we think the best type of pajamas to wear are those made from flannel. Brushed cotton flannel is a cozy fabric that’s also incredibly warm. There are matching flannel PJ sets in winter colors and prints, including buffalo check and classic plaid. You’ll also find holiday pajamas for women and matching family Christmas pajamas made from this cuddly fabric that are perfect for movie night or even your annual photo Christmas card.

On a related side note, a set of flannel pajamas is a thoughtful holiday gift for virtually everyone on your shopping list. There are women’s and men’s flannel pajamas, along with a selection for kids of all ages. Include a pair of matching slippers with your PJ gift to keep their feet warm and toasty.

Wearing Loungewear as PJs

You can also adapt women’s loungewear pieces for nighttime wear. If you have a comfortable pair of women’s sweatpants or yoga pants, there’s nothing wrong with wearing them as sleepwear. Women’s cotton tank tops are another versatile loungewear piece. They can be worn in summer to keep you cool and layered with flannel button-down PJ tops and fleece robes when it’s cold.

Experiment with different types of pajamas to find what’s most comfortable. You can even put together a sleepwear capsule wardrobe with mix-and-match PJ separates in breathable fabrics for layering. When it comes to choosing the best pajamas, let comfort guide you.


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