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10 silk pyjama sets for the most luxurious night's sleep

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 The movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's", directed by Blake Edwards and based on the novel by Truman Capote. Seen here, Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly and 'Cat'.
Orin Carlin
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Updated: 23 November 2023
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A quality silk pyjama set is one wardrobe investment that is truly worth its weight in gold. Changing into a pair of chic pyjamas after an arduous day has a certain restorative power that is trumped only by a restful night's sleep. Plus, the sumptuous fibre looks super glamorous, giving off strong Old Hollywood starlet vibes.

And these days, anything goes – as the celeb-adored sleepwear-as-daywear trend has proven. According to the likes of Gigi Hadid, Zendaya and Selena Gomez, stylish silk pyjamas needn't be confined to your bedroom, instead they deserve proper appreciation in the light of day.

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The key to nailing this trend is ensuring your pyjama outing looks intentional rather than accidental. Heeled mules and lustrous jewellery to match the sheen of the silk would be the ideal way to style a pair, in order to avoid the dreaded 'forgot your key out while putting the bins out' look.

We asked esteemed British fashion designer Olivia von Halle why silk pyjamas are so often thought of as the crème de la crème of nightwear.

What are the benefits of sleeping in silk pyjamas?

Where to begin? Silk is just an utter dream to sleep in. Anyone who's ever worn very high quality silk knows how it exquisite it feels – and that softness and lack of friction is especially wonderful at bedtime because we wriggle around in our sleep so much. Silk also absorbs far less moisture from your skin than many other fibres, and it's hypoallergenic, so superb for people with allergies.

Why should people opt for silk pyjamas?

I absolutely believe that downtime dressing should feel as glamorous and special as eveningwear. Silk is so delightful to wear that it shouldn't just be for saved for best. And after a long day of work, you deserve to slip into something luxurious.

Is silk better for summer or winter?

Silk is naturally brilliant at regulating your temperature, so it works for all year round. But also, don't forget silk can be spun so many different ways and with other fabrics. In summer, for example, I adore our crepe-de-chine silk, which is super lightweight, and our breathable blend of silk and GOTS-certified organic cotton. And then in winter, I might lean towards a more classic silk satin or a plush silk velvet.

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How we chose:

Style: I've found pyjama sets in a variety of colours, patterns and silhouettes to suit a variety of tastes. Whilst doing this, I've used my fashion expertise to pick items that are on trend right now, will be in future or are totally timeless.

Material: Of course, each pair of pyjamas below is made of silk. Though some pairs may be a silk-satin blend, I have ensured all clothing is majority silk or pure silk, not satin.

Price: Because it derives from natural sources, silk is often in limited supply and at high production costs, therefore silk clothing isn't cheap. But I've attempted to find pieces to suit all budgets, starting from around the £100 mark.

Hello! Fashion picks the best silk pyjama sets for the most luxurious night's sleep:

  • Lila Printed Silk-Satin Pajama Set

    Olivia Von Halle

    Not only is Olivia Von Halle recognised for its luxurious quality, but its printed pyjamas are truly excellent. I'm obsessed with these pj's which nod to the 1920s glamour of the Côte d’Azur and feature the former homes of Coco Chanel and Elsa Maxwell.

  • Pure Silk Lace Up Wrap Half Sleeve Women's Pyjamas

    Pure Silk Lace Up Wrap Half Sleeve Women's Pyjamas

    Silk Silky

    The silhouette of this set caught my eye immediately. Wearing pyjamas as eveningwear is a huge trend, and the wraparound cropped top is a nice change from the classic shirt and trouser.

  • Rhinestone Trimmed Silk Women Pyjamas Set

    Rhinestone Trimmed Silk Women Pyjamas Set

    LilySilk

    Brides-to-be, these are perfect for you. The subtle diamante detailing across the neckline and pocket hem gives them a touch of glam. 

  • Piped Silk Pyjama Set

    Piped Silk Pyjama Set

    John Lewis

    Is there any colour chicer than navy? This classic set is completely timeless. I love how the white piping gives them an elevated feel.

  • Striped Regular-fit Silk Pyjama Set

    Striped Regular-fit Silk Pyjama Set

    Chinti and Parker

    Chinti and Parker and striped clothing go hand in hand. Chunky stripes over pinstripes give them a more contemporary feel, and the 'meadow' and cream colourway is utterly luxurious.

  • Classic Silk Pyjama set

    Classic Silk Pyjama Set

    Yolke

    I love the vintage pattern on these pyjamas inspired by an English country garden. Languid lounging never looked chicer.

  • Obie Sage Silk Pyjamas

    Obie Sage Silk Pyjamas

    Soho Home

    Inspired by Soho House Rome, these truly stunning pyjamas boast an Art Nouveau-style floral motif that was originally hand-painted by Soho Home's in-house team. pair with some gold slingbacks and a matching bag for a decadent party season outfit. 

  • Ianthe Silk Satin Pyjama Set

    Ianthe Silk Satin Pyjama Set

    Liberty

    I love how elegant this Liberty set is. The pink colourway with orangey undertones is cheerful, yet still autumn-appropriate. 

  • Camille Silk and Feather Pyjama Set

    Camille Silk and Feather Pyjama Set

    Gilda & Pearl

    A black silk set is a great investment as they're guaranteed not to go out of style. Plus, feathers are a classic for the festive season, so you'll really make the most out of this Gilda & Pearl set.

  • Tayla Tait stretch-silk satin pajama set

    Tayla Tait Stretch-silk Satin Pajama Set

    SKIN

    The adjustable straps are the USP that caught my eye with this SKIN pair. I also love the halterneck silhouette, perfect for wearing as nightwear or with jeans and sandals.

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