Other than five minutes of complete and utter silence, nothing is more luxurious to a mom than the perfect pajama set she can slip into at the end of the day. This isn’t in reference to that decades-old band tee and baggy sweatpants combination you sport on the regular, either (if anything those clothes should be exclusively reserved for deep-cleaning days). Rather, a true pajama set is a pair of matching sleepwear pieces that speak to your individual style, and that also adheres to your definition of “comfort.” In other words, it’s a wardrobe staple everyone should treat themselves to, whether that translates to one perfect pair or an entire drawer full.
Pajama sets don’t have to be confined to the bedroom, either. Some of the best days are ones when getting dressed in real people clothes (i.e. jeans or, worse, dress pants) is almost laughable. And some pajama pants are even appropriate to wear around company. Trust us, your sister doesn’t care if you’re catching up over coffee in your living room while you’re rocking pajamas, and neither will your kids. In fact, the latter will beg to hop on this super chill dress code you’ve implemented.
However you choose to wear them — to bed or otherwise — you’ll thank yourself later for investing in this level of comfy chic. And to inspire your shopping list, here are a few of the best pajama sets from Amazon to choose from.
This article was originally published in December 2019 and updated in November 2020.
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1. Ekouaer Short Sleeved Pajamas Set
There are a few factors to take into consideration when choosing the best pajama set for your lifestyle. For example, time of year plays a role in what you wear to bed, while your internal temperature can be an issue, too — some people are just generally warm sleepers. Available in over 30 colors and patterns, this super comfy lounge and sleepwear set is an excellent option during spring and summer months, or moms who wake up sweating if they wear long or heavier garments to bed.
2. Floerns Two Piece Pajama Set
Parenting is hardly a walk in the park, let alone a tropical vacation. If jet-setting really isn’t an option at the moment, Floerns two-piece pajama sets can transport you to sun and sand — figuratively speaking, of course. Take a dip in the bubble bath while hubby takes over bedtime duties and slip into any of these satin sets with patterns like pineapples fresh off the tree, flamingos and florals for some serious R&R (you know, the kind you covet via vacay).
3. DIDK Cartoon Print Pajama Set
You might be all-grown-up, mom, but you’re still a kid at heart, so you’ll be pleased to know that those graphic tees you practically lived in growing up also come in adult-appropriate sets. DIDK does a fabulous job taking cartoon images and whimsical quotes and translating them in a way that appeals to a slightly more mature demographic: From a “Miso Sleepy” set for anyone who’d rather stay in and order Japanese takeout, pumpkin spice shorts for the basic babe, and plenty of word play like “I Avo Crush On You” and “I Can’t Bear Mondays,” they’re all super cute and super Insta-worthy.
4. Alexander Del Rossa Flannel Pajama Set
During the winter, pajama sets that promote all the cozy vibes will naturally capture your attention. Alexander Del Rossa’s flannel pajama sets, for example, are an essential for bitingly brisk nights when layering on the blankets just doesn’t seem to cut it. Made from 100 percent cotton that’s been pre-shrunk so they don’t get even smaller in the wash, the pajamas feature an elastic waistband that lets you veg out in comfort and style. This is the set you buy for complete and total relaxation.
5. U.S. Polo Assn. Pajama Set
There aren’t many pajama sets you’ll catch us sporting outside the homestead, but this pick from U.S. Polo Assn. could definitely be worn to run errands, grab a coffee with a friend and even pick up your child from school. The clothes are made with 88 percent cotton and 12 percent polyester, and each set features a short-sleeved shirt with a polka dot trim along the scoop neckline, functional buttons and pockets at the busts, plus matching elastic waistband pants. We highly recommend treating yourself to more than one set because you’re going to want to live in them (literally, who needs to change?).
6. SheIn Women’s 7pcs Pajama Set
This set is way more than just a matching top and bottoms. You get a cami, a shirt, a pair of shorts, a pair of pants, a hair tie, an eye mask and a bag to pack it all in—all in the same matching print, of course. It comes in everything from pink crane to a solid teal blue, so there are plenty of options to browse.