’Tis the season, after all.
The holidays bring on all the things that make one giddy: traditional meals, time spent with loved ones, the exchange of presents you’ve kept secret for months. But for us, it’s the anticipation of quality downtime that’s most exciting. And along with it, an extra comfy wardrobe of all-day sleepwear and loungewear to wholeheartedly lean into.
While fashion trends have not-so-subtly skewed more relaxed in the past couple of years, there’s still something that feels especially indulgent about fancy pajamas—ones you don’t solely wear while unconscious. Instead, among the 10 labels below, there are thermal sets you’ll layer on for a day of board games and classic movies, and silky pieces you’ll style intentionally with velvet slippers for a festive midnight toast followed by a 12:08 a.m. bedtime.
Overall, these brands stand out for how special they feel even during your most blissfully unremarkable plans. Ahead, shop them all.
We appreciate a brand that tells you just what to expect in its name. And Nap loungewear delivers with a minimal, soft aesthetic that feels like your favorite bedding came to life (although, yes, it also makes bedding, too). We’re particularly drawn to the extra plush fleece robe that we’d shamelessly wear 24 hours straight.
Morgan Lane is behind some of the most luxe silk sets and playful prints that pack some personality into your bedtime wardrobe. Don’t skip out on the knitwear collection; however, the pastel rainbow coordinating sets are not to be slept on, figuratively speaking.
Plenty of sleepwear brands can claim to make the softest and most comfortable items you’ll ever wear, but Lake walks the walk. Its classic 100 percent Pima cotton sets are something you’ll look forward to slipping into each night, while the Kimono-style set features a wrap silhouette that you’ll be tempted to transition to daytime, as well.
Ukrainian label Sleeper has become synonymous with comfy, fancy sleepwear over the past several years. And frankly, the appealing combination of silk and feathers has far from worn off. We love any of the label’s classic pajama designs for upcoming holiday celebrations, but we’ll also be keeping the newer, slim-fit, knit sets in rotation for relaxing, as well.
Olivia von Halle
London label Olivia von Halle recently launched The Contessa Slipper, a velvet slip-on that truly completes its opulent loungewear designs. Furthermore, you’ll find sleepwear in irresistibly touchable silk and velvet—some that are simply too pretty to keep under covers.
Lunya’s silk sleepwear stands out for its washable quality. In other words, its luxurious fabrics and modern silhouettes don’t feel too precious or come with any inconvenient “dry clean only” warnings.
Une Femme New York
If your ideal manner of respite is one with a bit of old world charm, Une Femme New York is an independent label to know. Designs are crafted with upcycled and deadstock materials, resulting in stunning silk and lace sets that take inspiration from Versaille, quilted Victorian housecoats in beautiful floral patterns, and other modern reimaginings of vintage sleepwear.
Prayers & Plans
Crafted in its atelier in Nigeria, Prayers & Plans is a sustainably-minded brand that creates silk pajamas for midday, midnight, and any plans in between. While its designs include timeless long-sleeve sets, the line’s flowy maxi dresses in organic cotton and linen also stand out for their elegance and ease.
As the brand name suggests, Leset is known for outfits that come conveniently in two parts. They’re ideal for napping, Netflix-ing, or low-energy dressing that always looks intentional and fresh. We’re here for all the line’s coordinating looks in silk, modal, wool, and more. And yes, there’s also a relaxed cardigan jumpsuit for those who appreciate even fewer steps to get dressed.
Desmond & Dempsey
For maximalists and print appreciators, UK-based Desmond & Dempsey hosts a vast collection of options in pant sets, nightgowns, and many cozy accessories for the most detail-oriented couch potatoes.
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