There are few bedding upgrades as luxurious as a great set of silk sheets. But, because pure silk bedding is an investment, it pays to do your research beforehand. When shopping for the best silk sheets, you'll need to know a few things up front. First, it's important to examine the type of silk and how the sheets are constructed. You’ll most commonly find sheets made of Mulberry silk, a high-quality silk produced by worms that are
only fed Mulberry leaves. Also, keep your eyes peeled for sheets with a charmeuse weave — which is a particular weaving tactic that creates a shiny finish on one side and a muted finish on the other.
Next, you'll want to consider the weight of silk. Whereas thread count is held up as a measure of the quality of cotton sheets, momme weight is the true measure of the quality of silk fabric. Momme weight refers to the
weight of the silk in 100 yards and ranges from six to 30. For silk bedding, experts recommend a weight ranging from 19 to 25 mommes in order to find the best combination of strength, quality, and affordability. A silk sheet set with a momme weight closer to 19 will feel more lightweight, and one closer to 25 will feel heavier but offer more durability.
In addition to your preferred weight, opt for the sheets that come in the color you like best — you’ll find tons of them ahead, from restful neutrals to rich jewel tones. Also decide whether you want a full set of sheets, or if you’d prefer to start small with an individual sheet. Of course, budget is a factor, too. Note that all the products here list prices for the queen-sized sheets, so be sure to check the price for the size
Scroll on to shop some of the very best silk sheets you can get on Amazon. And if you’re looking for even more affordable options, check out this guide to the
best satin sheets. 1 A 4-Piece Silk Sheet Set Made Of Durable 22-Momme Weight Silk What you get: Two pillowcases, one flat sheet, one fitted sheet Why it’s great: This set of Mulberry silk sheets has a momme weight of 22, meaning it'll be very durable without feeling too heavy on hot nights. This sheet set comes with two pillowcases, a flat sheet, and a fitted sheet, so you'll have everything you need to outfit your bed. It’s also OEKO-Tex-certified, a certification issued to bedding made without the use of harmful chemicals. What reviewers say: “Sleeping on a cloud! These sheets are what you need in your life. Honestly, they are better than anything I have tried before. The weight is perfect. Not to heavy and not to light. You climb into bed at night and just want to make snow angels because the silk feels so soft on your skin. Don’t hesitate and just get them..” Momme weight: 22 Available sizes: Full, Queen, King, California King Available colors: 7 2 A 22-Momme 4-Piece Set Made Of Charmeuse Silk What you get: Two pillowcases, one flat sheet, one fitted sheet Why it’s great: Because they're seamless and have deep pockets, this four-piece silk sheet set will feel extra-smooth and fit well on any bed. This Mulberry silk set has a momme weight of 22, and the charmeuse weave features one lustrous side and one muted side. All four pieces are handmade to prevent damage to the material, and they’re very easy to care for — hand-washing is recommended, but one reviewer reported luck with washing them in garment bags on the delicate cycle, then drying them on low. What reviewers say: “These sheets are silky-smooth, light, breathable material and provide me with the most luxurious night’s sleep every night.” Momme weight: 22 Available sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King, California King 1 Available colors: 1 3 A 4-Piece Silk Sheet Set With 10 Gorgeous Colors To Choose From What you get: Two pillowcases, one flat sheet, one fitted sheet Why it’s great: This THXSILK silk sheets set is made of 19-momme weight Mulberry silk and is OEKO-Tex certified. It comes in 10 gleaming colors, including neutrals (like white and champagne) and bolder options (like emerald green and ruby red). What reviewers say: “I'm a person who has trouble sleeping through the night(up every two hours) The first night I put these on my bed... Wow... I slept through the whole night! They are are a dream come true, they are so silky, soft, and cool.” Momme weight: 19 Available sizes: Full, Queen, King, California King Available colors: 10 4 Another 4-Piece Silk Sheet Set That Reviewers Love Why it’s great: After buying these pure silk sheets, Amazon reviewers report that they "never want to get out of bed." They're made from 19-momme Mulberry silk that'll feel soft and light as you fall asleep. These are also machine-washable on the delicate cycle, though the brand recommends that you hang them to dry. What reviewers say: “I bought these after a month of contemplating them. I'm so glad I did! They are soft, breathable, and sooooo silky. I purchased a different brand of pillowcases and they were terrible compared to the LilySilk sheets. I won't buy a different brand again. I highly recommend them.” Momme weight: 19 Available sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King, California King 11 Available colors: 5 A 4-Piece Silk Sheet Set That Comes In A Wide Range Of Neutral Tones What you get: Two pillowcases, one flat sheet, one fitted sheet Why it’s great: These 100% Mulberry silk sheets have a momme weight of 19, so they'll feel lightweight when the weather gets balmy. This is an especially good choice if you prefer neutral bedding — the 12-color range boasts everything a good variety of subdued tones, including several ivories, browns, grays, and taupe. What reviewers say: “Cool in the summer and just right for the winter. Purchased the pillow cases twice and a full set of sheets! Can’t get enough of the comfort and quality of the silk fabric. Looks especially beautiful in white. My preference of color because it looks exclusive! I wash my pillow cases by hand and still looks beautiful with every wash.” Momme weight: 19 Available sizes: Queen, King 2 Available colors: 1 6 A 4-Piece Silk Sheet Set With Varying Pocket Sizes What you get: Two pillowcases, one flat sheet, one fitted sheet Why it’s great: This Mulberry Park Silks sheet set is made of 100% pure Mulberry silk with a momme weight of 22, so this investment set is durable enough to last you a long time. The fitted sheets have deep pockets so they won’t slip off your bed; and the King and California King sizes even have two pocket sizes you can choose from to ensure the right fit. What reviewers say: “Absolutely love my sheets! Read lots of reviews of having better sleep, keeping cool throughout the night and I was very skeptical but now I am a firm believer in them. They are everything I expected and more! Also, I ordered the king size and was worried the fitted sheet would not be deep enough because I have a topper as well, and let me tell you it was more than enough! Very happy customer!” Momme weight: 22 Available sizes: Full (15-inch pocket), Queen (17-inch pocket), King (15- and 17-inch pocket), California King (15- and 17-inch pocket) 9 Available colors: 7 A Silk Duvet Insert That Comes In Four Seasonal Weights What you get: One silk duvet insert, one 100% cotton duvet cover Why it’s great: This Silk Camel duvet contains a long-strand Mulberry silk insert encased in a 100% cotton shell. This unique piece is a great addition to any silk set because it keeps you cool and refreshed, but still cozy. The silk insert’s momme weight isn’t listed, but it’s available in four silk weights to suit every season. What reviewers say: “I sleep hot quite often, esp in the warm Texas climate so my usual down comforter was not working for me anymore. This silk comforter is lightweight, but keeps me warm in the cooler months, cool in the summer months, and feel luxurious. I purchased a nice duvet cover as well to keep it safe and protected. Super happy with my purchase.” Available silk weights: Fall (1500 g), Spring (1000 g), Summer (430 g), Winter (2500 g) Available sizes: Twin, Queen, King, California King Available colors: 1 8 A Single Flat Sheet With A Dense Weave What you get: One flat sheet Why it’s great: This single 100% Mulberry charmeuse silk sheet has a momme weight of 22, which means its denser weave better protects the luster, sheen, and durability of the silk fibers. It's hypoallergenic, machine washable, and great for wicking away excess moisture for a cooler sleep. A fitted sheet is also available. What reviewers say: “These sheets are absolutely heavenly. I ordered the 15” queen and it fits the Temper Pedic mattress perfectly. This company has great customer service, I had questions and they were awesome in there response. Highly recommend.” Momme weight: 22 Available sizes: Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King 7 Available colors: 9 A Luxurious Silk Fitted Sheet What you get: One fitted sheet Why it’s great: If you're on a budget, consider this fitted sheet. It’s made of 19-momme weight Mulberry silk, so it’ll feel a bit more breathable than the options above. Since a common complaint of silk sheets is that they're hard to keep on the bed, this fitted sheet is a great buy that will stay in place. (Note: You can buy the matching silk flat sheet here.) What reviewers say: “I really love this sheet! I’ve been sleeping on it for over a year and it’s as soft and silky as the day I got it! It’s nice and cool in the summer but just as nice and cozy in the winter. Really the best sheet I’ve ever had, and I’m a picky person when it comes to bed linens.” Momme weight: 19 Available sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King Available colors: 10 10 A Slightly More Affordable Silk Fitted Sheet What you get: One fitted sheet Why it’s great: A silk fitted sheet, like this one from LilySilk, is a luxurious way to outfit your mattress. This smooth, soft 19-momme Mulberry silk sheet is hypoallergenic and has 16-inch pockets to fit most mattress depths. What reviewers say: “I would have paid thousands of dollars for these sheets. Literally change the way I sleep at night. I will never go back to cotton bedsheets ever again in my life. This is the best purchase you could ever make for your bed.” Momme weight: 19 Available sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King, California King 11 Available colors:
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This article was originally published on
July 31, 2017