Washable silk. Two words that immediately grab my attention. I’m not a fan of getting things dry cleaned — or anything that requires fuss, really. If it can withstand the delicate cycle in a laundry mesh bag, I’m interested. But when the word “washable” is right there in the description? Sold! Especially if it’s followed up with a luxurious word like “silk.”
Lunya vs. Quince: A Review Of Washable Silk Pajama Sets
I began seeing Lunya ads in my social media this past fall. The sets looked totally up my alley — oversized, comfortable, and cool in an effortless way. When Valentine’s Day rolled around this past February, I noticed the most gorgeous pink pajama set from Lunya over on the Nordstrom website and nearly drooled on my smartphone.
I got distracted and never grabbed it in time, and while Nordstrom still shows some in stock, they no longer have my size (and with the stray sizing that remains, they haunt you with that little “only one left” notification — is that even real, BTW??). Then in truly bizarre circumstances, I received a booklet from Lunya in my mailbox taunting me with a $20 off code. WHAT? HOW DID THEY KNOW. The universe clearly wanted me to have these (wink).
So I gave in. I grabbed their Washable Silk Tee Set in ‘otium tan’.
In the spirit of going big or going home, I didn’t just stop there. I grabbed the nearly identical washable silk set from Quince to try, too. Quince “aims to get eco-friendly high quality clothes from factory to closet at affordable prices.” To put it bluntly, they want to get you those super-popular-pieces you’re seeing from other brands, but give them to you at a lower price point. Too good to be true? Maybe. So I took both sets for a test drive to see if there was a difference (and, you know, ’cause these are cute!).
Spoiler alert: they’re both really good, but I definitely preferred one over the other.
Lunya Washable Silk Tee Set
I would like to start off by saying that I really wish I had applied some sunless tanner before photographing these. It’s a good lesson to learn, though, that the dreamy color on the model might not look so good on your own skin tone (repeat after me Amy: “I do not have golden tan skin.”) Nevertheless, this Lunya set is, to put it plainly: amazing.
This Lunya set has the most interesting feeling as you pull it out of the package. It’s not that classic slippery silk, rather a softer version — if that even makes sense. The top was good and oversized, with a pair of shorts that fit true to size. On my own 5’9” frame, the set fit just as I was hoping. A bit of the shorts peek out from beneath the shirt at the front view, and from behind you look like you’re just rocking that favorite oversized top (cue dancing on the bed singing into my hairbrush, in full Grease style). The set is well-made, with a stretchy waistband on the shorts and a sleek little breast pocket on the shirt. I specifically love how the sleeves are longer with a dropped shoulder — it’s the ultimate win for an oversized design that’s comfortable.
I found very few downsides to the Lunya set — one being that the tag is rather itchy. Whether that’s just on my specific set or not, at least it’s an easy fix. Another is that it *may* not work on all body types, as Shana shared with me that her own try-on wasn’t as successful — mostly for the proportions of the oversized top swallowing her up. For another perspective, Emily has the washable silk button down pant set and loves it (a sweet gift from her hubs — hey partners, take note!!). Maybe it takes getting your perfect sizing down, or maybe you just need to find the best top-and-bottom pair that works for your body type! As for me, I immediately began sleeping + lounging in this and didn’t look back.
Quince Washable Silk Tee & Shorts Set
I chose the same size (m) in both sets for comparison sake — and because mediums are a pretty safe bet for me in new-to-me brands. On the model, this set from Quince looked pretty dang identical to the one from Lunya, just without a shirt pocket. In real life, it had many more differences to note.
Out of the bag I could tell this felt slightly different than the other set (obviously a different color + arguably a more flattering one on me, too). The Quince set was closer to that traditional slippery silk feeling. I was immediately aware that the top wasn’t oversized, and it had a neckline made from a different material, which gave it a more casual t-shirt vibe. This set isn’t advertised as oversized (it’s described as ‘relaxed’) but I expected something a bit looser purely from how it looked on their website.
The model wearing the set online is described as only two inches shorter than me, wearing one size smaller, and the shirt seems far more oversized (and much, much longer) on her than it does on me. If I wanted to have the same fit as the model (or the Lunya set), I would need to order at least one size up, if not two, but I fear I would then be swimming in the shorts. It’s safe to say that this top is considerably shorter and all around smaller than I was expecting. Perhaps a better choice if you’re a tinier human than me and/or don’t want anything oversized!
I really liked the shorts, which featured a little back pocket. They were comfortable and sat high on my waist. The top, however, felt just a bit cheaply made — mostly for the stitching around the sleeves. The seams were puckered as if they were made with less care or precision. I’m picky with sleeves, I think because I have broader shoulders, so it was a bit of a letdown for me. Overall, the top was just not as comfortable. It should be noted that this set is a hundred bucks less than Lunya’s, but I honestly feel like it might be worth a hundred bucks less.
Which Brand Has The Better Washable Silk Pajama Set?
I think you get what you pay for. The Quince set is good if you’re looking for a relaxed fit set that’s less of a price commitment (but possibly with wonky detailing). It’s really cute, and I was a bit torn about my feelings at first because it photographs so well (ha). Had I tried the Quince set alone, I may have enjoyed it and even kept it. It’s just that Lunya, in my opinion, is truly a step (or a couple steps) up in quality — it’s really well-made. You gotta love an oversized look, or at least be into that draped top/hidden bottoms thing (if it’s not already clear: I’m totally into that).
The older I get, the more I’m looking for quality investment pieces I’m going to obsess over, and I’m becoming less interested in pieces I’m not absolutely in love with or that fall apart as quickly as my feelings about them. Lunya is the dream vibe of Adult Amy, a set I will wear for a long, long time.
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