Athleisure Wear

7 Cotton Pajamas That Are Instant Classics

Saanya Ali

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Controversial opinion: Nothing feels better than slipping into a cozy, but still breathable, pajama set before bed. Yes, I said it, naked sleepers. And I’ve spent quality time in enough of the best cotton PJs to feel confident about this.

Understandably, the idea of matching PJs may bring you back to your middle school slumber party days. But right now, they’ve never felt less childish—many fashion brands and lingerie powerhouses have come out with elevated takes on the nostalgic classic as of late. The result is PJs that can do more than serve as sleepwear. Some are so well-tailored that they can easily transition into your daytime wardrobe, as well. Meanwhile, dresses and rompers are expanding the definition of what constitutes a “set,” while still managing to make wearers feel put together. That’s the whole point, right?

The best part is that changing into them is the perfect way to break up your day and signal the start to your nighttime routine—whether you opt for a cheeky short set, full pants, or a breezy sleep shirt.

These are the 7 best cotton PJs you’ll never want to take off

Skims Cotton Sleep Bundle — $66.00

This ribbed tank and boxer bundle is stretchy, breathable, and feels as close to naked as you could possibly get while wearing clothes.

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Cosabella Florida Lounge Print Night Sleep Shirt — $80.00

Here’s a number that’ll let you feel free while still being roommate appropriate if you find yourself sneaking to the kitchen for a midnight snack.

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Eberjey Gisele Relaxed Short PJ Set — $98.00

A menswear-inspired matching set never goes out of style, and it doesn’t get more timeless than this navy option. It features short sleeves and full-length pants, making it ideal all year round.

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GAP Poplin Pajama Shirt — $30.00

A printed top is perfect to mix and match with a pair of corresponding shorts ($25), and this one is so clean and crisp, you could even wear it to work.

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Pact Flirt Hem Sleep Set — $60.00

Made without toxic chemicals and using 91-percent less water than conventional cotton, this organic cotton set, which comes in four bright shades, is perfect for summer days and nights. It’s also super soft, and because it’s so thin, it’s very easy to pack.

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Lake Pima Shorts Set — $84.00

TZASXhis set is laid back and made from the most-luxurious Pima cotton. Nautical not your thing? It also comes 16 different colors and patterns.

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Lunya Cool Short Romper — $158.00

Made from antimicrobial fabric so you can wear it more and wash it less, this romper is cooling, has a low back from ultimate ventilation, and pockets, which means it can be worn out running errands or to brunch, too.

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