Women sleepwear nowadays includes a huge variety of garments starting with traditional apparel items like nightgowns, chemises, pajamas and bathrobes and continuing to some more intimate pieces of apparel like boyfriend’s boxers, silk chemises, and slinky babydolls. Traditional ladies pajamas or pj are tailored to look like men pajamas but they usually are embellished with feminine details like trims, lace, and sheer fabrics. Women’s sleepwear comes in traditional fabrics like cotton, silk, satin and nylon. Of course some more advanced fibers are also used for a better fit and durability of the products.
There are several distinct styles in female sleepwear and loungewear.
Boxers and Boyshorts
I am starting my review with the pajamas because it is the most common piece of sleepwear for men and women alike. Pajamas or pyjamas came to USA and Europe from Asia where they were worn by the both genders. Pyjamas are loose fitting two piece garment set, designed to provide comfort, using soft and moisture wicking materials such as cotton, silk or satin. Synthetic materials such as polyester and Lycra are also used.
Nightshirt is a classic style in sleepwear. It was used by many Europeans through the 19th Century The nightshirt is for both men and women and is longer than the regular shirt for comfortable sleeping but shorter than a robe to give the wearer freedom to move while sleeping.
Nightgown or Nightee is a loose item of nightwear used mostly by women. Its length is usually knee-length. Variations of the nightgown are babydoll with hip- length and negligee with floor-length.
Robe is a loose fitting outer garment that is usually put on the nightwear or loungewear to provide warmth or more coverage.
Chemise comes from French and means shirt. It is women undergarment worn next to skin to protect outer garment from body moist. Chemise length is a couple of inches above knees.
Babydoll is short, loose, sleeveless nightgown used as nightwear by women. It comprises formed cups and loose or flared skirt with a thigh-length. Babydoll is a feminine apparel item and can be trimmed with lace, ruffles, bows and ribbons
Boxers and Boyshorts: Boyshorts or Boy shorts are relatively new item in women wardrobe. They are a type of underwear which goes all the way down the hips. They are similar in apparance to men’s boxers, cover the bum area, and combined with a camisole make a perfect sleepwear.
|The Hanes Organic Sleep Crew, from the Hanes Rest Essentials collection, is a super-comfortable sleep shirt that feels soft against your skin. With organic cotton construction, this Hanes sleep crew makes you feel good about supporting a green environment every time you wear it. The Hanes Organic Sleep Crew has a classic crew neck t-shirt design that you can wear with your favorite jeans, too.
Material: 100% organically grown cotton Available in Sizes: S, M, L, XL Price: $6.99 Available also in Plus Sizes 1X, 2X,3X at the price $7.69
|The Hanes Organic Sleep Pant, from the Hanes Rest Essentials collection, is a super-comfortable lounge pant that feels soft against your skin. With organic cotton construction, this Hanes sleep pant makes you feel good about supporting a green environment every time you wear it. The Hanes Organic Sleep pant has a classic relaxed fit and a wide elastic waistband with an external drawstring.
Material: 100% organically grown cotton Available in Sizes: S, M, L, XL Price:$9.09 Available also in plus sizes: 1X, 2X, 3X Price: $9.79
|The Vanity Fair Coloratura Short Gown is a sleek, relaxed-fitting nightgown made from a semi-sheer, lightweight microfiber that feels great against your skin. With an airy v-neck design, this Vanity Fair gown features pretty floral applique and shirring at the neckline. The Vanity Fair Coloratura Short Gown has a sleeveless design and
above-the-knee length that makes it perfect for sleeping, lounging and all your relaxation time.
Material: 100% nylon Available in Sizes: S, M, L, XL $18.96 Plus Sizes Also Available: X, 2X, 3X – Price: $20,54
|The Calvin Klein 365 2×2 Rib Short is from the Calvin Klein 365 women’s underwear collection—a line of modern basics made from lightweight stretch cotton. This Calvin Klein underwear 365 rib short is soft and comfortable, making it a perfect sleep and loungewear choice. It
features a playful button fly and signature Calvin Klein logo microfiber waistband. You’ll love the easy comfort of the Calvin Klein 365 2×2 Rib Short. Material: 94% cotton, 6% Lycra spandex Available in Sizes: S, M, L
|Here is one terrific women pj set that is on the expensive side: Bedhead Bella Rose Red Sateen Cotton Pajama
Made of 100% Fine Sateen Cotton. Button up top includes small chest pocket.
Pant include drawstring waistband. Measurements are approximate and based on a size Small. Pant inseam- 27.5"". Pant out seam- 39"". Cold water wash. Do
not bleach. Tumble dry low. Sizes run as follows: Small (6), Medium (8-10), Large (12-14) and X-Large (16) Price:$132.00
|The next two sleepwear apparel items are funny and comfy: Angel Duck Pink Flannel Pajamas for Women is a soft, warm flannel pajamas with a fun duck print by Leisureland. Angel Duck Pajamas sizes run as follows: Small, Medium, Large, Xtra Large, 2X, and X||
|Pink Cow Magic Boxer Shorts for Women These fun "magic" boxers come compressed in a small 2" x 3" package. These compressed boxer shorts must be placed in water to expand them into a regular sized pair of boxers. The fabric is 100% cotton. These make a great gift! Due to the unique nature of this product, it is not returnable. All
sales of this item are final sale.