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The best silk PJs are equally luxurious and unfussy, and make sleeping or even just lounging around feel much more fun. The right silk button-down or satin-blend nightgown can make an evening of Netflix and takeout that much more special, and a buttery soft silk robe could be the thing your evening — complete with a glass of wine and a dimly lit bubble bath — needs most.
Even more, some silk pajama sets are polished enough to wear outside of the house when it’s safe too. To avoid looking like you stepped out wearing the same thing you fell asleep in, look for a matching set in trend-forward colors like black or mint green. Then think about employing the half tuck — a styling trick where you tuck in only one side of your shirt, leaving the other to hang loose — for an insouciant vibe. To find out which silk pajamas are the best on the market, we asked the experts, including Chillhouse’s Cyndi Ramirez, as well as Fashionista market editor Dara Prant, for their favorites.
“I’m a live-in-pajamas kind of person, so I prioritize comfort and ease of care, especially when it comes to silk sets,” says Prant. “I’m not going to buy something that will require a regular trip to the dry cleaners. A good pair of silk pajamas will take you to bed and beyond — be it to the bodega or a coffee shop — and it will last longer than one season. “
Ahead, find a mix of silk camisoles, robes and pajama sets for women and men at every price point to seriously elevate your slumber.
“This micro mini dress and matching robe from The Great Eros are cut to feel as though you’re wearing nothing at all, and the color is perfect,” says Neada Deters, founder of cult-favorite skin care brand Lesse.
“Eberjey’s super-smooth set has all the lovable properties of silk — it’s hypoallergenic and thermoregulating — but it’s machine-washable,” says Prant. “I wear it on repeat year-round because it’s so easy to throw in with my delicates — it’s luxury simplified.”
“Olivia Von Halle silk pajamas are like the designer bags of sleepwear,” says Prant. “They come with hefty price tags, but they feel special, and you want to wear them out. These are the chicest of silk nighties.”
Ramirez agrees, calling Von Halle, “the queen. She makes sleep look like the most fabulous thing on earth. Isn’t it?” She’s certainly not wrong. This set could double for day-wear too.
Washable silk may sound like an oxymoron, but Lunya’s material is as easy to care for as it is to wear — and it’s a longtime editor favorite. Night-sweaters, take note: This short-sleeve set is thermo-regulating too.
Skims launched its own silk collection early last year, and to say that influencers and editors alike adore this button-up sleep dress is an understatement. Prant also counts herself as a fan: “There’s a lot to love about Skims’ intimates and loungewear lineup, particularly the silk sleep tops and pants,” she says. “Offered in several cool neutrals — like clay and gunmetal — and an inclusive size range, these silky separates boast a subtle sex appeal that makes a strong statement in or outside of the house.”
“I like to lounge and sleep in a simple slip dress, like this one from Silk Laundry. I just recommend sizing up for a less restrictive fit.”
“I got to hand it to them, Sleeper does chic loungewear RIGHT,” Ramirez says. “They’re the epitome of what young Cyndi envisioned for grown-up Cyndi wearing to bed. It’s what I wear when I’m having a nice dinner & a movie date night at home with the husband.”
“I’ve owned this washed georgette silk slip from Araks in black for a few years, but this chartreuse is such a beautiful hue,“ says Deters.
Digital consultant Alyssa Coscarelli says this Papinelle top is perfectly cropped for her petite, 5-foot 1-inch frame.
“Morgan is super playful with her designs but also super comfy and chill,” says Ramirez. “She doesn’t hold back when it comes to designing loungewear that feels like it’s cut from a different cloth than the rest.”
“For an affordable option, I love this matching set from Asos,” says Coscarelli.
Coscarelli accidentally bought these silk pajamas, which have more than 10,000 5-star reviews a few months back —“and I have zero regrets.”
Ally Dayon, co-founder of gender-neutral slippers brand Brunch, knows comfort. “I look for quality and style, as I do with all of my clothing—but for pajamas there has to be comfort as well,” says Dayon, who prefers nightwear that has a more vintage feel.
One reviewer says he “would give 10 stars if possible” to these lightweight, satin-silk pajamas.
Coscarelli bought this pair for her partner, “who very much values comfort over most things,” she says.
Ditto for these, says Coscarelli. “These offer a quick way for him to feel luxurious.”
“I love lightweight pajamas,” says Dayon, who mentioned that Rubinacci is her go-to. “They need to be breezy and cool, like silk sheets.”