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Silk Pajamas are the Splurge You Deserve Right Now

Here are seven pairs to love.


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We don’t know about you, but to us, silk pajamas always seemed like just a little bit too much. Not only are they pricey, they can be hard to care for (dry clean only!). Between the expense and the impracticality, buying a pair of silk pajamas was never that high on our to-do list. But that was before this pandemic had us reconsidering our priorities — and putting self-care closer to the top!

We scoured the web to find the best pairs of silk pajamas out there, and we weren’t disappointed. “Wonderfully comfortable,” “luxurious,” and “my favorite pajamas ever, by far,” are just a few of the raves that won us over to the silk pajama lifestyle. Even better, we found out that some silk pajamas are even machine-washable!

With the current state of the world, this is the perfect time to treat yourself to some buttery soft, luxuriously silky pajamas. Keep scrolling to shop seven pairs that will make you look — and feel! — like a million bucks (without costing that much).

Lunya Washable Silk Button Down Pant Set

silk pajama set

Where to buy: $258, Lunya

We don’t know when we’ve ever read such gushing reviews about a pair of pajamas. “I’m obsessed,” wrote one happy customer, while another wrote that buying this silk pajama set is “the best decision I ever made.”

Available in five neutral colors, these 100 percent silk, fully machine-washable pjs feature flat-front pants with long slits up the side for ventilation, and a slightly cropped top that hits at the waist, while the sleeves reach down to your elbows. “The quality is amazing,” “This set is buttery soft and gorgeous,” and “I get hot and cold easily, and these keep me at the perfect temp!” are just a few more of the reviews that are making these pajamas sell fast. Order yours while you still can!

Vince Satin Pajama Pant

green satin pajamas

Where to buy: $365, Vince

These luxurious, 100 percent silk pajama pants feature a wide leg and elasticized waist that make them both comfortable and glamorous. Pockets and a drawstring closure lend practicality, and some fans of this style even report pairing them with a tee and wearing them out of the house! Snatch them up in peppermint (pictured here) or taupe, and if you still have a little money left in your retail therapy budget, get a matching top, as well ($285, Vince).

Hanro Alika Short Pajamas

red short silk pajamas

Where to buy: $228, Nordstrom

These summery pajamas are crafted from a blend of modal and silk, which makes them safe to machine wash and dry — something you can’t say about most silk pajamas. They’re soft, of course, and perfect to sleep, read, or watch TV in. An elastic waist makes the shorts forgiving: they’ll fit comfortably, even when you’ve gained or lost a little weight. Perfect for hot weather, or if you’re prone to hot flashes!

22 Momme Trimmed Silk Pajamas

navy menswear inspired silk pajamas

Where to buy: $188.30 (Originally $269), LilySilk

We love these menswear-inspired pajamas, with their contrasting piping, notched collar, front pockets, and mother-of-pearl buttons. They come in 18 different color choices, including four(!) different shades of pink, and sizes ranging from extra-small to 3X. Right now, if you buy one pair, you can get a second for 30 percent off — belated Mother’s Day gift for a friend, daughter, or your own mother, perhaps? Go all the way and get them monogrammed for an extra $15!

Papinelle Silk Pajamas

white silk pajamas

Where to buy: $199, Nordstrom

Another menswear-inspired option, these dove-gray silk pajamas are described as “a little more pink than pictured” by one reviewer, who also noted that she loves the color. The buttons on this one are covered in silk, and there is just one front pocket, rather than three (as with the LilySilk jammies above). The silk is lighter weight as well, making them a great choice for hot sleepers. They’re also 100 percent silk, meaning they need to be hand-washed and hung to dry.

Iris & Ink Karitas Silk-Blend Charmeuse Pajama Set

short trimmed silk pajamas
Iris & Ink

Where to buy: $150, The Outnet

A rayon-silk blend makes these pastel-pink pjs super slinky and cool, and their loose-fitting design means they drape nicely, without clinging or getting bunched up. Contrasting piped trim adds a pop of color and brings sophistication to the top, which you can probably get away with tucking into jeans and wearing out to your next book club. Just be careful not to spill your wine, because this set is dry-clean only.

TexereSilk Pajama Set

amazon silk pajamas

Where to buy: From $59, Amazon

Available in nine gorgeous shades, these 100 percent silk pajamas feature piping along the collar, front placket, cuffs, and pant hems, plus fabric-covered buttons. An elastic waist that tightens with a drawstring means you can adjust them to be comfortable on your waist. “Silk is very temperature regulating, and with the long sleeves, I don’t get hot or cold,” wrote one reviewer. “They have great quality and stitching. I want more colors!”

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