I love a good pair of pyjamas. Lately, I’ve been partial to a nightie but in the winter, I’m a pyjama wearer through and through and slip into them at the earliest opportunity. I made a vow a few years ago to invest in a decent drawer of pyjamas and it has made a difference to how I feel at home. I’ve rounded up my edit of the best ones around, to suit a variety of budgets. And where I can I have picked ones with pockets (because we always talk about dresses with pockets, but pyjamas with pockets are the golden ticket)!
First up, this Uniqlo pair I was so close to buying! They have pockets, cotton-mix and I love the colourways – the pale blue is classic but I am also drawn towards the mustard.
Kate Barnét pyjamas are ethically made (often from deadstock fabric), with inclusive sizing AND pockets. This pair (from the brand’s collaboration with Charlotte Jacklin) are currently in the sale:
One of the surprises of this research have been Mango! Gorgeous sets and I love that they sell separately in case you’d rather wear with a t-shirt, the fabrics are natural and the styles not obvious – love!
You can always rely on Hush for good pyjamas, year after year. These are cotton flannel and I just love this colourway (reviews tend to say they come up loose so size down):
Wondering what Topshop is up to these days? Making nice cotton poplin pyjamas, it seems! I was pleasantly surprised to see these crop up whilst researching:
These are the pyjamas on my Xmas wishlist (Damson Madder have sold out on their site but I have spotted them on Asos!). I love the modern twist on classic pyjamas: the bows, the frills, the colour combinations – perfection (with the exception of pockets, sadly).
I love these chic flannel gingham pyjamas from Next, cotton mix WITH pockets. Tick, tick, tick.
Okay so no side pockets, but I have a soft spot for Muji pyjamas (pun not intended here!), they don’t have raised seams so are super comfortable and the double faced cotton gauze is so soft.
I’m still gutted Gap are mainly online now, as I used to love walking around in store (I know there is still one on Oxford Street but its collections are limited). These pyjamas are 100% cotton flannel in a gorgeous sage colour. The downside? From owning Gap pyjamas previously, I sense these are pocketless.
These Boden pyjamas are more on the pricier end of the budget but they often have discount codes, I was drawn to the colourway (and candycane stripes, obvs) and the fact that you can buy the top and bottoms separately for mix and match sizing. No sighting of pockets in these though…
I’ve never bought anything from Chelsea Peers, they do good value pyjamas but tend to be in a lot of shiny fabrics. These, however, are organic cotton (they are stocked at John Lewis too, but have better stock levels buying direct):
This pair of pyjamas have patch pockets, side pockets – you name it! They go up to size 26 and the print feels very Arts & Crafts movement to me!
Elizabeth Scarlett, known for their lifestyle accessories, has launched pyjamas for the first time. 100% cotton, hand-painted designs and every purchase of this set goes towards protecting tigers in Rajasthan – they’ve raised £350,000 for charities conserving animals so far! FYI: no pockets.
And then these to finish off with an affordable classic cotton pair from John Lewis. Unsure of pockets, but I suspect if the photograph on the site isn’t shouting about them, the answer is no. I do like that they have bottoms with an array of different tops – short sleeved, long sleeved, strappy, as understand not all of us want to be buttoned up to the top as I do!