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Stylish Pajama Sets to Wear Out of the House

  |   By Estelle Puleston

Have you heard? Pajama dressing is a buzzing trend! No, I’m not talking about rolling up at the supermarket still in your dressing gown. I mean pajama sets that are so chic, it would almost be a crime to not show them off in public.

Pajamas can work for both daytime and fancy events. The key, of course, is choosing the right pajamas. Don’t want it to be obvious you’re stepping out in your nightwear? Then steer clear of the chequered flannel and cutesy teddy bear prints. Sheer fabrics and excessive lace can also end up looking more ‘boudoir’ than ‘bar.’

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Fancy investing in some PJs you can wear to bed and out of the house? Here are 20 fashion-forward pajama sets to consider, for all budget levels.

For Day

Cotton cami sets can make for a great, casual-looking outfit. A more tailored, button-through style can even work in the office as an alternative to the traditional suit. Just make sure it’s crisply ironed. You don’t want to look like you slept in those PJs the night before!

For daywear, I also think that a neat, cropped leg is most natural to pull off. It looks more like it’s intended to be worn out and about than a longer trouser that will puddle on the ground and get dirty. Plus, loose, cropped trousers are on-trend right now anyway. Pair with platform sandals and a sun hat, and you’re all set for summer.

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Dillon Pajamas by Flora Nikrooz
Available in sizes XS-M
via Nordstrom

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Short Pajamas by In Bloom by Jonquil
Available in sizes S-XL
via Nordstrom

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Black Gingham Pajama Set
Available in US sizes 2-16
via Next

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Floral Print Pajama Set by Lina Donatella
Available in sizes S-XL
via Macy’s

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Cotton Pajamas by Motrya
Available in sizes S-M
via Etsy

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Selina Pink Floral Satin Pajamas
Available in US sizes 4-24
via New Look

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Jersey Ruffle Pajamas
Available in sizes XS-2XL
via Next

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Crop Paisley Pajamas by Bedhead
Available in sizes S-M
via Nordstrom

For Night

Heading out to a party? Leave the cotton PJs at home and opt for satin instead, which feels more polished. Suit-style, button-up pajamas in luxe fabrics such as silk or velvet are a particularly perfect partywear choice. If you’re worried a ‘relaxed’ fit on the top makes it look too much like loungewear, merely cinch it in with a belt. Or leave it open blazer-style and wear another top below.

Full-length bottoms work better here than they do as daywear. But they look a whole lot less pajama-like if you pair them with some killer heels. A neat, definitely-not-bed-hair hairstyle helps too.

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Ebony Tulip Pajama Set by Violet & Wren
Available in sizes S-L
via Journelle

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Velvet Pajama Suit
Available in size M only
via Lucia Berutto

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Floral Cropped Jacket Pajama Set (With Eye Mask)
Available in US sizes 6-14
via ASOS

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Long Silk Pajama Set by Serenity Homewear
Available in sizes XS-L
via Etsy

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Selene Panther Silk Waistcoat and Pajama Bottom
Available in US sizes 2-8
via Agent Provocateur

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Satin Pajamas
Available in US sizes 6-22
via La Redoute

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Tuxedo Pajama Set by Miss Matilda Shop
Available in sizes S-XL
via Etsy

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Phoebe Satin Belted Pajama Set
Available in US sizes 10-14
via Figleaves

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Black Silk-Cotton Pajamas by Serenity Homewear
Available in sizes S-M
via Etsy

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Lila Barbara Silk Pajamas
Available in Olivia Von Halle sizes 1-4
via Olivia Von Halle

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Aphrodisiac Silk Shirt and Bottoms
Available in sizes S-L
via Shell Belle Couture

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Bee Print Satin PJ Set
Available in US sizes 8-12
via Figleaves

 

I hope this post has given you some ideas for multi-functional pajamas, as well as how to style them. But really, the only thing you need to make PJs-as-outerwear work is a rockin’ attitude. If your confident smile says “yep, I meant to put this on,” no one’s going to wonder if you forgot to get dressed that morning!

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What are your thoughts on pajama sets as outerwear? Have you dared to try the trend? And what’s your favorite look from the list above?

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Estelle is a twenty-something mum who recently emigrated from the UK to sunny Spain. She launched her online boutique, Esty Lingerie, in 2009 while at university, and after adding a blog to the site realized that writing is really where her passion lies. She now spends her days waxing lyrical about bras and knickers for a living, as a full-time blogger and a freelance copywriter and digital marketer for the lingerie industry.