It is a bit of a needle in a haystack finding the best pajamas with built-in bras. More often than not, it’s easier to rotate in some
camis with shelf bras or to simply sleep in a bra rather than trying to find an actual pajama set or cute nightgown with support. Fortunately, I found several versatile pajama sets that offer a nice range of structure, from a sleep chemise with a thin shelf bra to a lounge-worthy T-shirt and shorts set with a hidden bra included.
In terms of support, a shelf bra will offer the least amount of lift. They’re also the most likely to be comfortable since you only have a thin layer of fabric and an elastic band to adjust. Some padded sets can be almost as comfortable as a shelf bra if their pads are lightweight and flexible (like a low-impact sports bra), but you’ll also find sets with stiffer molded cups that offer more shaping. The most supportive option is the underwire, but most people don’t find them very comfortable for sleep, and they’ll usually be found on come-hither nightgowns.
Whatever level of chest support you're after, there's a sleepwear solution for you below. There are matching sets, including buttery-soft camisoles and T-shirt pairs. Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to find good flannel or silk pajama sets with chest support, so you won’t find those here — but, if you want cute separates for a range of climates, you can also find cooling camisoles and thermal tees with shelf bras listed.
These 11 sleep-worthy options have different types of built-in bras that are all comfy, cozy, and supportive.
1 This Sleek Nightgown With A Built-In Padded Bra
"It’s weird how few options there are for a chemise with a little support," one fan wrote, commenting, "I really like this." This
comfy tank nightgown has a lightweight shelf bra plus removable cups (similar to what you’d find in a swimsuit) for easy-to-doze-off-in shaping with support. The modal and spandex blend is soft and stretchy and available in both a scoop neck and spaghetti strap style. "The fabric feels so nice, you hardly know you are wearing anything. It was that comfortable," another reviewer raved. (And a few shoppers especially liked it for sleepwear that felt more covered during travel.) Available colors: 6 Available sizes: Small – XX-Large 2 This Loungewear Top With A Built-In Bra That Goes With Any Sleep Short
loungewear top with a shelf bra and soft molded cups is light and airy on sticky days (or nights). "I bought this as a lounging/pajama shirt and I love it! It feels soft, supportive, and it is very loose [...] in the waist area," one reviewer shared. Subtle shirring adds a delicate accent, and the polyester blended fabric has four-way stretch for comfort. Despite being built with comfort in mind, the blend of performance features with a feminine style you could actually get away with wearing this top for so many different occasions — from hot yoga to a casual night out. Grab these affordable, lace-trimmed cotton sleep shorts to make a cute warm weather pajama set for your casual nights in. Available colors: 10 Available sizes: X-Small – XX-Large 3 A Lace-Trimmed Cami Pajama Set With A Lightweight Bra
cami and shorts set has a soft shelf bra that’s lightly supportive. The racerback tank won’t slide off your shoulders or get twisted overnight, and the shorts have a wider elastic waistband that’s more comfortable to wear. Both are made from a soft and lightweight viscose blend trimmed in lace for a touch of pretty to go with all that comfy. (The set is machine washable and dryer safe.) Several shoppers called out the softness on this set; one reviewer noted, "The fabric is amazingly comfy and the supportive band under the chest is really comfortable as well." Available colors: 7 Available sizes: Small – X-Large 4 A Dainty Midi Chemise With Light Support
If you prefer to keep things simple, this
soft cami nightgown has delicate adjustable straps and a padded shelf bra with sewn-in cups for comfortable support. The modal knit fabric is buttery soft and fluttery, and washes up well in the machine without requiring you to replace the cups every time. “Perfect for lounging or sleeping,” one shopper commented. “I wanted to get some dresses that were similar to slips that I could wear while getting ready in hotel rooms with friends, or just to change into after work on warm days. This one is comfortable enough to sleep in! [...] The black isn't see through and the fabric is soft.” Available colors: 5 Available sizes: 0 — 8 5 A T-Shirt Pajama Set With A Hidden Padded Bra
T-shirt pajama set actually has wireless push-up bra cups for additional shaping. This set is made from a blend of super-soft modal with breathable cotton that’s seriously comfy. The shorts won’t dig or come untied thanks to an elastic waist, and they even have pockets. This pick doesn’t have that many reviews, but shoppers did note that the set runs small so you’ll want to size up. The notoriously soft material promises an easy wear once you dial in your correct size. Also check out this T-shirt with a built-in bra if you're interested in pairing it with some of your own sleep shorts. Available colors: 9 Available sizes: M – XXL 6 A Gorgeous Sheer Nightgown That’s Wildly Comfortable
pretty nightgown gets its support from a high-stretch lining without the need for elastic bands or padded cups. The nylon lace is silky yet sturdy with a sheer floaty skirt that falls to the floor — critically, according to one satisfied shopper, it doesn’t bunch up in bed, either. Although you’d expect its dainty looks to be hand-wash only, it’s even sturdy enough to toss in the laundry. “It is the most comfortable thing...You just glide around in bed in this amazingly constructed silky stretchy satin night gown,” one shopper raved. “The stretchy top perfectly holds the ladies in place...Even while sleeping they usually stay pretty much in the zone. Seriously impressed.” Available colors: 8 Available sizes: Small — 3X-Plus 7 A Flowy Matching Pajama Set With Hidden Support
Although shelf bras are usually found on pajamas meant for warmer nights, you don’t magically stop needing support when the weather gets cool. This
full-length PJ set gives you cozy coverage with a long-sleeved tee and flowy palazzo pants that feels as nice as it looks. The tee hides an elastic shelf bra with sewn-in cups and the easygoing pants cinch with a drawstring. (You’ll also love their pockets.) The ribbed viscose knit is silky soft without suffocating and finished in double-stitched seams that reveal a sturdy construction. Available colors: 7 Available sizes: Medium — X-Large 8 This Lace-Trimmed Nightie With A Bra-Like Effect
look of a bra that ditches the elastic and padding, this fan favorite sleep chemise is sewn with soft triangle cups trimmed in lace for a little bit of lingerie-inspired shaping. Two adjustable spaghetti straps ensure you get the right fit, and the hemline is long enough to feel comfortable wearing around the house if you have roommates. “I was on the hunt for something soft and comfortable but sexy. These are the perfect combination,” a reviewer praised. “The lace detail is sexy without being too over the top...there's enough give that I think it would fit most cup sizes,” the shopper added, confessing, “I started with black but ordered every color.” Available colors: 21 Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large 9 A Cult-Favorite Cami With A Built-In Bra
A staple you’ll wear on repeat that’s also comfortable enough to sleep in,
Hanes’ cotton cami with a built-in shelf bra has garnered over 10,000 five-star ratings. Cotton is blended with spandex to ensure the tank holds its shape after every wear, and underneath is the second layer of shelf bra with a banded elastic for backup support. It’s tag-free and features adjustable straps to ensure your best fit. “I find this is more comfy to sleep in versus some of my more expensive nursing tanks,” a shopper confessed. “After trying out a bunch of camis, this one takes the award for best overall in comfort and also a fair price. Now I don’t want to sleep in anything else!” Just add some sleep shorts or pants and your set is complete. 8 Available colors: Available sizes: Small — XX-Large 10 A Cozy Thermal Tee With A Bra That Can Be Paired With Any PJ Pant
T-shirt with a built-in bra was built for the yoga mat, but that soft and breathable cotton blend with a thermal lining is just right for bed on chilly nights, too. The fabric shelf bra has sewn-in contour cups for medium support and shaping. And it's safe to machine wash with a tumble dry. Pair with these bestselling cotton flannel pajama pants for a toasty set. "The selling point was the built-in bra," one shopper commented, adding, "The shirt is so smooth and soft; very well made." Available colors: 19 Available sizes: Small – X-Large 11 This Racerback Lingerie Nightgown With A Truly Supportive Bra
sheer racerback nightgown is made from silky mesh, with eyelash lace on the underwire cups, hem, and back panel. Both shoulder straps are fully adjustable on either side, and the back band features a wide triple hook and eye closure. It also comes with a matching G-string. One Amazon shopper was pleased to report, "Looks and fits just as nice as it does on the model. Good bust support as well. Comfortable with good fabric!" The delicate fabric on both nightie and underwear will prefer hand washing, however, as another reviewer confirmed. "fit great, comfortable, I bought a second one. Hand wash though! I put the first one in a lingerie bag and washed it, but the underwire came out." Available colors: 4 Available sizes: Medium – XXX-Large 12 Also Nice: A Soft Lace Bralette For Sleeping In Pretty lace bralettes are dainty, comfy, and lightly supportive on lazy days which, naturally, makes them a cozy option for wearing to bed, too. These have a sweetheart racer-style cut and wide lace straps with soft, thin removable pads if you want less shaping. These bralettes aren't supportive per several reviews – but shoppers liked these precisely because they were so soft and stretchy. "This bralette is comfortable enough to sleep in and looks pretty underneath my off shoulder sweaters," as one fan explained. Available colors: 5 Available sizes: Small – X-Large