The 15 Best Pajamas for Women to Wear All Day and Night

From brands like Printfresh, Papinelle, Lunya, and more.

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As a kid, I thought pajama sets were the one true marker of being an adult. My mom (and aunts, and grandmas) all wore them, and I always saw myself graduating college and finding the perfect one for myself. And while I'm still a card-carrying member of the oversized-shirt-to-bed club at the tender age of 27, I have set out to find the best pajamas that at least feel like I have my life together. While Marie Claire has already written dedicated guides to the best pajamas on Amazon and the best silk pajamas, I was still having trouble finding a solid, simple pair of pajamas that I could invest in. 

Because I’m starting from scratch here, I turned to Amy Voloshin, the creative director and founder of sleepwear brand Printfresh, for advice on how to find the best pajamas on the internet.

“I think pajamas are such a nice thing to wear when you come home from the day,” says Voloshin about why she loves a set of PJs. “I love the chic look of a set—you instantly feel put together while transitioning out of your work or outside clothes and into something a little more fun. Once you become a pajama person, it’s hard to imagine the days of wearing an old T-shirt around the house! It brings so much joy to your rest and relaxation time at home.” 

Ahead, Voloshin breaks down exactly what you should be looking for in a new set of pajamas (as well as divulging her favorite pairs from her very colorful, very beautiful, range).

What to Look For in Pajamas

As with the rest of your winter wardrobe, you should start your search by looking for “high-quality fabrics” when shopping for pajamas, says Voloshin. 

“Woven pajamas tend to hold up much better over time versus knit pajamas that quickly lose their softness and pill," she says. "High-quality construction and seam finishing is also a personal thing, but I think speaks so much to how well-sewn the garment is—ours have French seams, which is one of the best ways to finish the style.”

The Best Pajamas for Women

Meet The Expert

Creative Director and Founder of Printfresh
Amy Voloshin

Amy is a designer, textile master, and fashion entrepreneur -- the daughter of industrial designers, Amy grew up with big goals of her own creative career. After following her artistic dreams and graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Textiles, Amy honed her design skills early in her career at Urban Outfitters and Free People. She launched Printfresh Studio, a to-the-trade textile design studio, in 2006 at the age of 25. After 15 years of designing prints for the fashion industry, Amy took the leap to create her own lifestyle collection, Printfresh in 2016.

Julia Marzovilla
E-Commerce Editor

Julia Marzovilla is the E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers everything from the latest beauty and fashion launches and sales to celebrity outfits and news. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and STYLECASTER. In her spare time, Julia can be found creating shopping guides for all of her friends, spending too much money on yet another pair of black boots, and cooking in her far-too-small kitchen.