Soft, cozy, and luxurious, the
best silk pajamas can really take your sleepwear game to new levels. While genuine silk comes with a high price tag, if you take good care of your pj's, they will keep you comfy for many nights to come.
If you've already started your search, you've probably run into two common terms: mulberry and charmeuse. The former is a popular type of
silk made by worms who eat mulberry leaves, while the latter is a common type of weave for silk that makes it super shiny on one side and matte on the other. All of my picks below are made of 100% mulberry silk, which is smooth and lightweight. A few of my picks also feature a charmeuse weave, while others don't specify the type, though all of them have rave reviews. Another helpful term to know is momme, which measures the density of the weave. Silk can typically range from 3 to 40 momme, and the more dense it is, the more durable and heavy it will be.
Some drawbacks to silk pajamas that are worth noting: They're expensive, and they often need to be hand-washed. For this reason, I've also included a great pair of satin pj's for those who want that silky feeling without the maintenance or price tag that comes with the real thing.
From printed floral pajamas to
pretty slips to sleep in, read on to find the best option for bedtime.
This Classic Long-Sleeve Set That Comes In 13 Colors
What's great about it: This collared long-sleeve silk pajama set is made out of 19 momme mulberry silk and sewn with French seams. Comfortable and breathable, it has a classic design that's timeless and cozy. It features delicate piping, silk-covered buttons, and an elastic drawstring waistband for comfort. Available in 13 pretty colors, this pick is machine-washable but needs to be line-dried. It also comes in select petite and tall sizes. What fans say: "From the beautiful packaging to the exquisite silk and pretty color - I love these PJs. I plan to take them with me on a trip through France this summer. They are lightweight but not flimsy. Sizes can be so confusing, but these fit perfectly." Available sizes: X-Small - 3X-Plus (Including petite and tall)
An Elegant Nightgown That Has Adjustable Straps
What's great about it: For those who prefer something more free-flowing, this silk slip nightgown is made out of 19 momme mulberry silk. With a charmeuse weave that makes for extra shine, this nightgown gently hugs your body and even has adjustable straps for a more comfortable fit. Luxurious and elegant, this pick should be washed by hand and line-dried. It comes in six colors, including winter rose (pictured above), black, and burgundy. What fans say: "The silk is beautiful. The color and fit/style is exactly what I expected. Very similar to a top line European lingerie. Purchased the robe to match in Navy." Available sizes: X-Small - XX-Large
These Floral Print Pajamas That Are Beautifully Crafted And Super Cozy
What's great about it: Crafted with beautiful details, this floral print silk pajama set is made of 19 momme mulberry silk. Cozy and designed with a classic fit, these pants have a lower rise for extra comfort. In addition to the print above, this set comes in seven additional patterns and solid colors, many of which have contrast piping details. Just note that it should be hand-washed and placed flat to dry. What fans say: "Absolutely gorgeous pajama set - beautiful color, nice substantial feeling silk and excellent workmanship with an eye to detail. I have often wondered how silk sleepwear would feel and now I cannot imagine sleeping in anything else. I found these pajamas to be smooth, soft and kept me the perfect temperature. I will check back in a few months to see if any other colors are available because I really want another set!" Available sizes: X-Small - XX-Large (Including petite)
This Casual Short-Sleeve Set That's Super Comfortable
What's great about it: If you prefer something that provides coverage but isn't too warm, this short-sleeve pajama set is a great option. Made of 19 momme charmeuse mulberry silk, it features drawstring shorts and a classic collared short sleeve top that buttons up. With contrast piping along the edges, this set comes in nine colors. You'll need to hand-wash this set and hang it to dry so that lasts. What fans say: "Soft, feminine, and a bit retro. PJ's appear well-made and of good quality. I have not washed them yet but plan to on gentle, hang dry." Available sizes: X-Small - X-Large
A Camisole Set That’s Extra Lightweight For Warm Sleepers
What's great about it: This silk camisole and shorts set is perfect if you want something extra lightweight to sleep in. Made of 19 momme charmeuse mulberry silk, the camisole has a flowy fit and adjustable straps, while the shorts have a comfy elastic waistband. Choose from colors like winter rose, silver sage, and ruby wine (pictured above). Like most of the other picks, this one needs to be hand-washed. What fans say: "This set is well made and seems to be the real deal. Perfect for summer sleepwear, also worked great as a camisole set under a satiny dress!" Available sizes: S - X-Large
A Budget-Friendly Alternative: This Satin Pajama Set With Hundreds Of Glowing Reviews
What's great about it: For a more affordable alternative to silk, look no further than this satin pajama set, which has a bit of a cult following on Amazon. Lightweight and smooth like silk, they're made of polyester and feature a satin weave, with a classic design and a relaxed fit. The button-down top boasts a collared neckline and a cute pocket. As for the pants, they feature a drawstring for easy closure. The satin-covered buttons and contrast piping give this set a little extra flair, and it comes in 10 colors, including neutrals and pretty jewel tones. Unlike most silk options, this set is machine-washable and, according to fans, can go in the dryer, too. What fans say: "I was really surprised at the silkiness of these poly/satin PJ's. They truly rival my really expensive ones." Available sizes: X-Small - XXX-Large Bustle may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was created independently of Bustle's editorial and sales departments.