Best summer sleepwear

These lightweight sleepwear buys will make you excited for bedtime

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From cooling cotton sets to billowing night dresses, we’ve rounded up the best summer pyjamas to help you get the best night’s sleep this season.

Is there anything more inviting then stripping off your day clothes after a long slog of work and slipping into your pyjamas? Ditching the day and whatever drama went with it and replacing it with comfort and joy? Even if our day clothes are currently loungewear, or leggings and an oversized sweatshirt, the promise of pyjamas is enough to send us into a deep slumber of calm.

But what happens when the temperature rises and your flannel pyjamas that have been your source of such comfort, the ones that have seen you through multiple hungover Sundays, have mopped up your Deliveroo dinners and have sat through more episodes of Friends than you care to admit, are now the cause of your restless night’s sleep? Instead of caressing your weary limbs, your pyjamas are now the source of your overheating, your tossing and turning and your 3am wake ups feeling clammy and unsettled. 

The solution? Summer sleepwear. As we prepare for the warmer months, and with another heatwave set to return, it’s time to ditch the heavy-set flannel pyjamas in favour of summer sleepwear. Think starchy linen sets that let your night time skin breath like the Honna short set, billowing cotton poplin night dresses and cute (but cool) short sets that are so chic you’ll want to wear them well into the day.

We’ve rounded up the chicest sleepwear sets to keep you cool (in every sense of the word) and ensure the best night’s sleep this summer. 

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  • Their Nibs cottons shortie pyjama set

    Their Nibs Short Pyjama Set
    The Drop: Their Nibs Short Pyjama Set

    Summer is here and so is our inability to sleep in anything more substantial than pants and a T-shirt. If you’re looking for a chic alternative after shoving your long-sleeved PJs to the back of the drawer until October, we have just the warm weather-appropriate replacement. Their Nibs’ short pyjamas are the perfect set for those sticky no-duvet nights.

    Shop Their Nibs cotton shortie pyjama set, £30

  • Le Colonel liberty london cotton pyjama shorts

    Le Colonel Amelie Lounge Short
    The Drop: Le Colonel Amelie Lounge Short

    “Boxer-style shorts are everywhere this summer and, given their unequivocal comfiness and versatility, it’s little wonder why,” says Stylist’s digital fashion writer Naomi May. “This ditsy-floral pair is perfect for throwing on with an oversized cotton poplin shirt and some chunky flip flops.”

    Shop Le Colonel liberty London cotton pyjama shorts, £35

  • Kate Barnét 100% cotton luxury pyjamas

    Kate Barnet PJs
    The Drop: Kate Barnet PJs

    Elevated nightwear continues to be one of our favourite indulgences at Stylist, which is why we love Kate Barnét’s Delilah and Ava sets. Made with maximalist floral cotton and complete with contrasting cuffs, we will be wearing the bottoms separately with a white vest.

    Shop Kate Barnét 100% cotton luxury pyjamas, £60

  • Paisie striped pyjama set

    Paisie Striped Pyjama Set
    The Drop: Paisie Striped Pyjama Set

    Available in blue, pink or pale blue stripes, this co-ord made from a lightweight cotton, viscose and spandex blend is the sleepwear we’ll be relying on this summer. What’s even better, is these pyjamas are stylish enough to wear outdoors.

    Shop Paisie striped pyjama set at The Drop, £50

  • Le Colonel lounge short

    Le Colonel Nirvana Lounge Shorts
    The Drop: Le Colonel Nirvana Lounge Shorts

    After a few false starts, short pyjamas season is almost here and these lightweight, cotton shorts are exactly what we need for warm summer nights. Made in a family-owned atelier in Lille, Le Colonel’s collections are made in limited numbers to keep production small and local. 

    Shop Le Colonel lounge short at The Drop, £33

  • Myza short set

    Myza pyjamas
    Best summer sleepwear: Myza

    The trouser version of this leopard set sold out just before Christmas last year and instantly gained a 2,000 person wait list. Now, they’re back in the trousers style and shorts for summer. In a soft lightweight cotton, you’ll no doubt want to get some of the other fun animal prints, too. 

    Shop cotton pyjama set at Myza, £42

  • Piglet short set

    Piglet pink short pyjama set
    Best summer sleepwear: Piglet

    Made from 100% natural stonewashed flax, Piglet’s pretty pink pyjama shorts set has an elasticated waistband (comfort, tick) white pearl buttons (chic, tick) and is finished with grey piping. 

    Shop pink pyjama set at Piglet £90

  • Sleeper short set

    Sleeper pyjamas
    Best summer sleepwear: Sleeper

    Technically, Sleeper’s short set could also be worn outside without a blink of an eye. This linen shirt set is the easy breezy style to rely on all summer long. 

    Shop linen short set at Sleeper, £160

  • Le Colonel shorts

    Le Colonel shorts
    Best summer sleepwear: Le Colonel

    Nothing beats an old-school pair of blue striped pyjama shorts. Whether you team these with a white T-shirt or a strappy cami vest, you’ll end up wanting to wear them for lounging around the house, too. 

    Shop Le Colonel candy stripe shorts at The Drop, £26

  • Desmond & Dempsey short set

    Desmond & Dempsey tropical pyjama set
    Best summer slepwear: Desmond & Dempsey

    Get into the summer spirit with Desmond & Dempsey’s pineapple pyjamas. You won’t regret it. 

    Shop printed pyjamas at Desmond & Dempsey, £100,

  • Dora Larsen Sienna ruffle set

    Dora Larsen Sienna ruffle set
    Dora Larsen Sienna ruffle set
    Lingerie lovers, rejoice! Dora Larsen, the lingerie brand known for its colourful undies, has branched into nightwear for the first time and it’s as good as you may expect. We’re loving the azure-toned Sienna set, which is complemented by a powder pink ruffle.

    Shop Dora Larsen Sienna ruffle set, £205

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