The best pajamas 2021: so cozy they will have you hitting that snooze button

The best pajamas 2021: how to give your sleepwear a stylish upgrade

Best pajamas 2021 from left to right Nordstrom black pajamas, J Crew pink pajama set, Banana Republic printed set, Sleeper blue and white plaid set
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Whether you cozy up in fleece or keep things chic in silk, a decent pair of the best pajamas is a must-have in everyone’s capsule wardrobe, especially in 2021.

More than ever, comfort has been key as we spend more time at home. But that doesn’t mean we have to settle for scruffy. There are plenty of super-smart PJs available that are not only comfy to sleep in but stylish enough to be worn throughout the day, too. So if you want to dash to the shops wearing a pajama shirt, you can. No one will ever know, except us, and we promise we won’t tell.

From traditional shirt styles to slogan tees and chic separates, there are plenty of different styles to choose from depending on your preference. We would always recommend going up a size to give it a relaxed fit – nobody wants restrictive clothes while they sleep.

So whether you’re having a virtual cocktail party, working from home, or having a Netflix marathon, staying in just got oh-so-stylish with our edit of the very best pajamas 2021 to buy now.   

The My Imperfect Life edit of the best pajamas 2021

The best vintage-inspired pajamas

best pajamas 2021, J Crew pajamas

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J Crew Vintage Pajama Set

A retro design that is a stylish all-rounder

Sizes: XXXS – 3XL
Colors: Bright Begonia, White, Navy, Hydrangea
Material: 100% Cotton
Price: $98
Reasons to buy
+Wide size range+Uses sustainable materials
Reasons to avoid
-Comes up slightly bigger than normal-Quite pricey

This chic set is available in four colors including this pretty pink. Designed in crisp men’s shirting cotton with a boyish fit, it’s high quality and long-lasting. With contrast piping and button detailing for extra pizzazz, this set is really worth the extra cash. You can even get it monogrammed for that extra personal touch. The shirt would look stylish teamed with jeans too.

The best printed pajama set

best pajamas 2021, H&M Pajamas

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H&M Viscose Pajamas

Fun and fierce, you’ll want to wear these out of the house

Sizes: XS – XL
Material: 100% Viscose
Care: Machine wash cold
Reasons to buy
+Stylish print+Sustainable fabrics
Reasons to avoid
-Not as warm in the winter-Creases easily

Comfy, cool and almost good enough to wear out to brunch, we love this printed pair. The monochrome palette keeps it timeless and easy to wear while the cropped wide leg is flattering. A classic shirt style and an elasticated waist ensure a comfy fit and as an added bonus they’re crafted from sustainable materials.

The best pajamas for spring

best pajamas 2021, Banana Republic pajamas

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Banana Republic Linen-Cotton Pajama Pant Set

Spring is in the air with this pretty set

Sizes: XXS – XXL
Material: 55% Linen, 45% Cotton
Care: Machine wash
Reasons to buy
+Perfect for spring+Keeps you cool
Reasons to avoid
-May crease easily-Slightly more expensive

This cotton and linen mix is perfect for the warmer months, keeping you cool at night. They have a loose, relaxed fit with a pretty botanical design that is giving us major spring vibes.

The simple color palette keeps them classy and easy to wear. A beautiful gift for a friend or a little treat for yourself.

The best pajamas to add a pop of color

best pajamas 2021, Anthropologie pajamas

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Anthropologie Lily Pajama Set

Lift your spirits and your wardrobe with this sunny pair

Sizes: XXS – XL
Material: Viscose
Care: Machine wash
Reasons to buy
+Cheerful colors+Comfortable
Reasons to avoid
-Not as warm-Can come up slightly small

If you prefer shorts at bedtime then this cute set is a front runner. Available in yellow, pink, and black, we love this sunshine shade to lift our mood and help us get out of bed in the mornings. The pullover top and pull-on shorts are comfy to wear and soft on the skin too. A sweet and stylish set you won’t regret buying, firmly one of the best pajamas 2021. 

The best pajamas for minimalists

best pajamas 2021, Nordstrom Pajamas

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Honeydew Intimates All American Pajamas

Go minimalist with this sleek and sophisticated set

Sizes: S – XL
Material: 95% Rayon, 5% Spandex
Care: Machine wash
Reasons to buy
+Simple and chic style+Variety of colors and prints
Reasons to avoid
-Trousers can come up long-Not as long-lasting as others

Switch up your shirt style for this casual tee for a chic, understated bedtime get-up that you can wear lounging around the house too. The soft-knit material is delightfully comfy on the skin and it comes in many different looks, from pared-back black to animal print. A decent price – we’re adding to cart immediately.

The best pajamas for fashion lovers

best pajamas 2021, Sleeper pajamas

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Sleeper Feather-Trim Pajama Set

Go glam with this showstopper

Sizes: S –XL
Material: 100% Viscose, 100% Feather trim
Care: Machine wash
Reasons to buy
+Premium quality+Chic print
Reasons to avoid
-More expensive-Limited sizing

We can’t resist this uber glamorous pair for the ultimate indulgence. Featuring a cute gingham print which is perfect for summer, this shirt and trouser combo has a feathery trim for added extravagance. This set is so smart you could totally rock it outside the house too as a chic co-ord. No one will ever know!

The best pajamas for summer

best pajamas 2021, White Company pajamas

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The White Company Lounge Ribbed Pajama Set With Bag

Take this cute two-piece straight on vacation

Sizes: XS – XL
Material: 97% Viscose, 3% Elastane
Care: Machine wash
Reasons to buy
+Super-soft material+Comes with a bag
Reasons to avoid
-Better for hotter months-On the expensive side

Sometimes the most simple sets have the biggest impact and if you’re after something more minimalist then we highly recommend this adorable two-piece. The White Company are pros when it comes to a neutral color palette and this pair comes in three sweet shades as well as with a little bag for storage. One to pack away for your summer hols.

The best floral print pajamas

best pajamas 2021, Victoria Secret pajamas

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Victoria’s Secret Satin Long PJ Set

Blooming beautiful, this one ticks all the sartorial boxes

Sizes: XS – XXL
Material: 100% Polyester
Care: Machine wash
Reasons to buy
+Wide range of sizes and fits+Bold print
Reasons to avoid
-Runs large-Material not as soft

We’re a sucker for a floral print and this one is a beauty. It’s all in the details with decorative piping, a chest pocket with the iconic ‘V’ and a smart collar for that added touch of luxe. The silky material keeps them looking smart too. They have a drawstring waist and come in three different lengths to help you find the perfect fit.

The best pajama short co-ords

best pajamas 2021, Bloomingdales pajamas

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Eberjey Gisele Short PJ Set

Add some sass to your sleepovers with this cute co-ord

Sizes: XS – XL
Material: Modal/Spandex
Care: Hand-wash
Reasons to buy
+Timeless style+Soft material
Reasons to avoid
-Hand-wash only-Can come up short

This shirt and short combo has lots of top reviews from customers for the quality and softness. There are seven different colorways and to be honest, we love them all! The contrast piping gives them a premium edge. A worthy addition to your collection, these will never go out of style and are well worth the price tag.

The best sleek and silky pajama set

best pajamas 2021, Ekouaer pajamas

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Ekouaer Sleepwear Women’s Satin Cami Shorts Set

Set the mood in this sumptuous set

Sizes: XS – XXL
Material: 95.6% Polyester, 4.4% Elastane
Care: Machine wash
Reasons to buy
+Super sleek and romantic+Variety of colors
Reasons to avoid
-Not as warm for winter-May not last as long

With thousands of top reviews on Amazon, this silky set is a hit with customers and we can totally see why. Super-soft material with a slight stretch for added comfort, the cami top has adjustable straps for the perfect fit. Perfect for romantic nights in, the silky aesthetic gives them a plush feel, without the hefty price tag. Available in over 30 colours, you’re bound to find a set to suit you.