On most nights, you can find me comfortably sleeping in a tattered T-shirt and a pair of oversized shorts. But on those rare and special nights when I don’t feel like looking like I stole my imaginary boyfriend’s gym clothes, I opt for pretty slips to sleep in.
It wasn’t until I saw Elizabeth Taylor's lingerie in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof that I realized how special pretty slips to sleep in were. She spent most of the movie in one and looked the perfect image of effortless glamour. But, glamour aside, sleeping in slips is also so comfortable. Really! It may seem like nothing can compare to the bedtime uniform of cotton tees and shorts, but a slip’s light, silky fabric takes comfort to a whole new level. This is especially true during hot, miserable months — slips to sleep in during summer are a lifesaver.
Besides, just like with most things in life, it’s nice to break out of your usual routine and treat yourself to something special. I don’t think I’ll ever give up sleeping in old T-shirts, but they just don’t feel quite as special as a satiny slip or a chemise nightdress.
1. A Pretty Lace & Ruffle Chemise
This is the ruffle front sleeping slip looks effortlessly elegant, with just the right amount of lace-up detailing in back.
2. A Comfy, No Fuss Slip
All slips don't have to be super frilly — I really love this understated style. Plus, it's safe to toss it into the wash, too.
3. A Classic Satiny Slip
If lace and frills are not your bag, a simple satin chemise will do just fine for a hot, summer night.
4. A Lace Detailed Baby Doll Slip
This length is a bit more modest, but there is a perfect amount of lace, so it still feels special.
5. A Satin & Lace Chemise With A Daring Detail
This may look like a classic slip, but with a subtle side split, it's anything but. If you love the combination of lace and bow detailing with the silky dress, you can grab the look in 12 different color ways.
6. A Flirty Washed Satin Slip
The delicate lace lining and cutout back make this satin slip feel much fancier than an old black T-shirt.
7. A Slinky Slip With An All-Lace Midriff
This slip provides just enough coverage, while still leaving some peek-a-boo detailing with the lacy midriff.
8. A Casual Striped Slip To Sleep In
Stripes are a girl's best friend, so opt for this comfy casual sleeping slip.
9. Two Piece Slip Set That's Safe For The Wash
Cinema Etoile Plus Size Satin Spaghetti Strap Top (1X-3X Plus), $18-$29, AmazonIf you want the look and feel of a slip with less chance of mid-sleep wardrobe malfunctions, a two piece slip set is a great option. This one is available in black, red, turquoise, and pink, and reviewers are saying the set hangs just right — not too tight, not too lose. Plus, the shorts have pockets.
10. A Cozy Slip With A Hint of Lace
Who says cotton has to be boring? This chemise has dainty lace trimming and a side split, so it feels more special.
11. A Silky Set To Wear To Bed
Like the two-piece silk set look? This one features contrast lace detailing in eight different styles. Plus, reviewers say the style fits true to size.
12. A Lounge Dress For Catching Z's
This baby doll lounge dress just might be the one to get you to ditch that old T-shirt after all.
13. A Simple Slip With A Surprise Back
This slip is far from basic with its cross back lace detailing, and reviewers can't stop lauding the comfiness of the look.
14. A Semi-Sheer Slip For When You're Feeling Bold
This slip has lace, a caged bra, cut outs and it's semi-sheer — yeah, it's a stunner.
15. A Playful Ruffled Sleeping Slip
Slips don't always have to be serious and sexy, and this one is a sweet one with ruffle details all over.
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