21 Pairs of Summer Pajamas for Women That Are Equal Parts Cool and Cute

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Whether you’re the type that likes to blast the AC all night long, or prefer to leave the window open for a gentle breeze, getting a good night’s sleep in the summer is a tricky mix of finding just the right conditions for comfort. Summer blankets and cooling sheets can only do so much, now’s the time to swap those heavy flannel PJs for a light pair of summer jammies. Look for breathable materials like linen, cotton and silk, as well as soft modal blends that wick away sweat and humidity. Here, 21 summer pajamas for women you’ll actually be excited to slip into come bedtime.

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1. j.crew Dreamy Short-sleeve Cropped Pajama Set

Best Classic PJ Design

These J.Crew jammies are made from a super lightweight cotton that will keep you nice and cool despite the longer hem-length. Plus, we love the retro button-up design with contrasting trim for a throwback PJ look.

Available in sizes XXXS to 3X


2. lunya Linen Silk Sleeveless Set

Best Linen Shorts Set

Linen is spectacular at wicking away moisture and keeping body temperatures low (hence why we’ve pretty much decked out our entire bedroom with all things linen), so you know this tank top and shorts combo will work wonders for even the hottest summer nights.

Buy it ($168)

Available in sizes XS to XL


3. summersalt The Cloud 9 Silky Pj Shorts Set

Best T-Shirt and Shorts Set

This insanely soft set is one of Summersalt’s best-selling items (outside of swimwear) and once you experience it IRL, you’ll immediately understand why. It feels like lightweight jersey silk but without the lofty price tag, and the cut hits that Goldilocks point between oversize and snuggly.

Buy it ($85)

Available in sizes XS to 2X


4. asos Curve Cotton Gauze Collarless Pajama Set

Best Plus-Size T-Shirt and Shorts Set

Yes, the above Summersalt design does go up to a size 2X, but for larger sizes or those who want another option this ASOS set is an absolute dream. The breezy fabric feels soft on your skin and allows plenty of breathability without actually looking sheer.

Available in sizes 14 to 26


5. whit Two Floral Mini Sleep Dress

Best Sleeveless Nightgown

This flowy nightie has adjustable ties at the shoulders for a better fit, plus you can crisscross them for a cross-back look if slipping straps bothers you to no end.

Available in sizes XS to 3X, also Petite


6. everyday Ritual Ruffle Empire Waist Nightgown

Best Nightgown with Bust Support

This stunning nightgown is designed to offer just the right amount of support for your bosom—i.e., enough that you don’t feel like you’re flopping around but not so much that you feel like you’re still wearing a bra.

Available in sizes XS to XXL


7. skin Salma Ankle Pants

Best Wide-Leg Pajamas Pants

Skin’s signature pima cotton blend is “soft as the clouds” for a dreamy night’s sleep. The wide-leg fit also helps increase air flow for an added cooling bonus.

Available in sizes 0 to 4 (XS to XL)


8. anthropologie Gauzy Lounge Pants

Best Slim-Fit Pajama Pants

One downside to wide-fit PJs is they tend to bunch up around your knees or even your thighs if you move throughout the night. A slimmer fit, like these breathable Anthropologie pants, cuts down on bunching without feeling constrictive.

Available in sizes XXS to XL


9. lauren Ralph Lauren Cotton Poplin Sleep Shirt

Best Cotton Sleep Shirt

Half-way between a nightgown and a regular pajama top, sleep shirts are a fun hybrid we highly recommend trying. This particular design is made with 100 percent cotton to keep you feeling fresh and cool all night long.

Available in sizes XS to XL


10. Nordstrom Moonlight Dream Sleep Shirt

Highest Rated Sleep Shirt at Nordstrom

This modal-blend shirt has almost 100 reviews at Nordstrom and a whopping 4.8 stars, with not a single review under 3 stars. Shoppers rave about the unbelievably soft material and the length, which is just long enough to fully cover your hips and bum but not so long that it gets tangled in your legs while you sleep.

Available in sizes XXS to XL


11. Flora Nikrooz Stephanie Knit Short Pajamas

Best Tank Top and Shorts Set

While it was the dainty lace trim and easy racer-back cut that originally caught our attention, it’s the luxe feel and low price tag that made us stick around. You’d never guess this beautifully comfy pair costs less than $40.

Available in sizes XS to XL


12. Bp Nori Short Pajamas

Best Plus-Size Tank Top and Shorts Set

The ruffled hem is just as sweet as the lace above, and the tri-blend jersey might be even better for wicking away sweat for hot sleepers. Fingers crossed BP introduces more color options soon so we can stock up for the rest of the summer.

Available in sizes 1X to 3X


13. Lunya Washable Silk Tee Set

Best Silk Set

Silk is another natural fabric great for keeping you cool. And while we love the easy, oversize fit of this T-shirt and shorts combo, what really grabbed our attention is the fact that they’re machine washable. Because who really wants to bring their PJs to the dry cleaners every week, no matter how luxe?

Available in sizes XS to 3XL


14. Madewell Oversize Pajama Shirt And Shorts

Set You Can Wear Outside the House

Embrace this summer’s boxer short and button-down trend with a duo that works for all hours of the day. This comfy cotton set was designed for sleeping but will still look cool for brunch with your friends and no one will be the wiser.

Available in sizes XXS to XL


15. Socialite Lounge Crop Jumpsuit

Best Flowy Jumpsuit

For those who like the ease of a nightgown but not the struggle of having lots of fabric twisting around your legs, this loose jumpsuit combines all the best qualities of a breezy nightie with the structure of actual pants.

Available in sizes XS to XL


16. Commando Butter Tank Lounge Jumpsuit

Best Fitted Jumpsuit

This one-piece truly lives up to its name and is made from a ridiculously soft modal blend that feels like butter in your hands. The elastic waist is also adjustable so you can tighten or loosen it at will.

Available in sizes XS to L


17. Brooklinen Linen Robe

Best Summer-Weight Robe

What summer PJ collection is complete without a breezy robe? This linen stunner comes in six colors and is the perfect length for lounging around on hot summer afternoons—not so long that petite folks will be tripping all over the place and not so short that tall individuals will feel overly exposed.

Available in sizes XXS to XL


18. Asos Maternity Mix & Match Jersey Pajama Nursing Tee

Best Maternity/Nursing Top

For just 12 bucks, this comfy top will take you all the way through your pregnancy and into your fourth trimester (aka the first few months after giving birth). With an innovative three-piece design, this tee can grow along with your belly and makes breast feeding a breeze.

Available in sizes 2 to 14

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19. Old Navy Maternity 4-piece Sunday Sleep Essentials Kit

Best Maternity/Nursing PJ Set

Pregnancy hormones can change your mood on a dime, which is why we love that this set comes with both pants and shorts, as well as a tank top and a T-shirt so you can mix and match to find whatever is most comfortable. Plus, the tops are both feeding friendly so you can continue rocking them even after the baby arrives.

Available in sizes XS to XXL


20. Natori Luxe Shangri-la Pajamas

Editor Recommended Pants Set

“This luxe set doesn’t come cheap but I don’t think I’ve ever worn comfier PJs,” says Alexia D. “I really like that fun lace trim, too, to add some interest without feeling too juvenile or too frumpy.” Even mid-summer Alexia says the pants don’t leave her overheating thanks to the beautifully breathable materials.

Available in sizes XS to XL


21. Eberjay Gisele Short Pajamas

Editor Recommended Shorts Set

“I wear Eberjay pajamas all year round, to be honest, but in summer I prefer a short set to get some extra airflow around my gams,” says Katherine. We love the classic design elements on this modal-blend duo—white trim, breast pocket, easy buttons—and it also comes in a T-shirt version for anyone who prefers to leave their arms exposed to the cooling air.

Available in sizes XS to XL

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