5 Reasons Quince’s Silk Pajamas Are My Top Pick (Even Over Lunya)

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I’m a pretty die-hard silk fan. Not satin, or silky or silky-ish(?) fabrics, but I’m talking real, 100% silk. Real silk thermoregulates, and I’ve found that real silk keeps me cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Silk is a natural fabric, which means that — unlike satin or other polyester-based fabrics — it biodegrades, and is considered a renewable resource.

Silk is also a joy to wear, especially in the form of pajamas.

Silk is simultaneously cozy yet cool, and feels so luxurious next to the skin. The first night I wore these silk pajamas to bed, Pax crawled in for his nightly cuddle and book read, and turned to me, in shock. “What is this???” he said, incredulous, rubbing a hand over my back. “SILK?? I want some!!! Why you gotta flex like that Mom?”

After spending a year wearing & washing & sleeping in both Quince's 100% washable silk pajamas AND a similar pair from Lunya (also 100% washable silk), I now have some strong opinions.

Quince 100% washable silk tee & shorts (size small)

Silk PJs do feel pretty decadent. A total flex.

After spending a year wearing & washing & sleeping in both Quince's 100% washable silk pajamas AND a similar pair from Lunya (also 100% washable silk), I now have some strong opinions.

Quince 100% washable silk tee & shorts (size small)


5 Reasons Quince Silk Pajamas Are My Favorites

After trying many different pairs of silk pajamas, I finally settled on Quince. Quince’s silk pajamas are the most affordable option I’ve found, yet the cut is exactly what I was looking for. Quince has five color options, but my favorite is easily the black.

After spending a year wearing and washing and sleeping in both Quince’s 100% washable silk pajamas AND a similar pair from Lunya (also 100% washable silk), I now have some strong opinions.

Here’s what I’ve learned….

1. Quince Silk PJs Are The Most Affordable

Quince’s silk pajamas are roughly half the cost of similar pairs from other retailers. Lunya, as one example, has a nearly identical set, yet it retails for $198 vs. the $99 Quince set I own and love.

After spending a year wearing & washing & sleeping in both Quince's 100% washable silk pajamas AND a similar pair from Lunya (also 100% washable silk), I now have some strong opinions.

Quince 100% washable silk tee & shorts(size small)


2. The Quality Of Quince Silk Pajamas Is *Almost* As Good As Lunya

Before I get into the differences between Quince and Lunya, it is important to note that if quality is the only measure, Lunya wins. Hands-down.

Lunya’s silk pajamas are incredibly well-made. They are truly luxurious pajamas, with a more generous cut than Quince, and a much higher attention to detail. Lunya’s silk pajamas, for example, have extra design details like flyaway cuts on the shorts and on back of their silk tank top.

Lunya Silk Pajamas (size small)

And we’ve talked about Quince vs Lunya before: there’s really good reasons that Lunya was Amy’s top washable silk pajama pick. “Lunya,” Amy noted, “is truly a step (or a couple steps) up in quality — it’s really well-made.”

I totally agree. On Lunya, everything is literally…perfect. And while I still think the quality of the Quince pajamas is high enough, the stitching on the sleeves is simply not quite as neat, for example.

So why do I like Quince better?

Notably, I’ve found that the silk itself is very comparable, especially after washing. And Lunya has a few truly tragic design flaws that I simply couldn’t get over.


3. Quince’s Silk Pajamas Fit My Shorter Frame Better Than Lunya

Here I’m wearing Lunya’s 100% washable silk tee and shorts set in ‘otium tan’. I feel the need to mention that YES: I AM wearing shorts.

After spending a year wearing & washing & sleeping in both Quince's 100% washable silk pajamas AND a similar pair from Lunya (also 100% washable silk), I now have some strong opinions.
Why Lunya, why???

Lunya Washable Silk Tee Set

This set is gorgeous — truly luxurious — but it’s…comically big. (In hindsight I should’ve steamed the PJs before taking photos but honestly? It wouldn’t help.)

It should be noted that I am just shy of 5’3″. And Amy, as a point of comparison, is 5’9″. I mean, a side-by-side of the Lunya set says it all, really.

Lunya Washable Silk Tee Set (size small on me, medium on Amy)

So, OK. For someone shorter, Quince is the fairly obvious winner, unless you are actually looking for a silk nightdress, Ye Olde Goodwife.

When I switch to the Quince set, the fit is now nearly identical. As Amy noted in her original review of Quince vs Lunya, if you are tall, sizing up in the Quince set might be a smart move, especially if you want something truly oversized. Otherwise, I did find Quince pretty TTS.

Lunya | Quince

If you compare these two photos, you can also see the subtle differences in quality between Lunya and Quince. Again, for literally half the cost AND a better fit, I’m totally thrilled with Quince’s silk set.


4. Quince Silk PJs Are Machine Washable

Both Lunya and Quince’s silk pajamas wash great, as well. I’ve washed mine a bunch of times (on cold) and hang them (or lay them flat — whatever is easier at the moment) to dry. Even with the slight quality differences, you can put Quince’s silk PJs in the dryer; like Lunya’s, they won’t shrink or pucker, but I’ve found that avoiding the dryer helps preserve a bit of that silky sheen in both pairs.


5. Quince Silk Shorts (Or Pants) Don’t Squeeze My Waist

My biggest issue with Lunya’s silk pajamas (and, quite frankly, other brands I’ve tried), is that the elastic waistband on their silk pajama shorts (and pants) is too tight.

Lunya’s shorts, despite their gorgeous fly-away design, are so tight in the waist that I found them uncomfortable for sleeping. And the few nights I tried sleeping in them, I ended up changing in the middle of the night. Now, I’m 45-years-old and much thicker/softer in the stomach than Amy, so I suspect not everyone will have this issue. But enough reviewers have commented on Lunya’s website about the oddly tight waistband, so I know mine weren’t just a one-off.

Quince, on the other hand, has a much more forgiving waistband on their silk shorts. It fits, but isn’t so uncomfortably tight. And if I had to choose between pajamas that are a bit too loose or a bit too tight…I’m going with loose every time.

After spending a year wearing & washing & sleeping in both Quince's 100% washable silk pajamas AND a similar pair from Lunya (also 100% washable silk), I now have some strong opinions.

Quince 100% washable silk tee & shorts (size small)

I loved Quince’s silk tee and shorts set so much that I also picked up their tank top and pants set. These pants, shockingly, are a dream to sleep in. They move around nicely, and don’t constrict my restless legs.

Quince 100% washable silk tank and pants (size small) | Birkenstocks


In short, I couldn’t be happier with my Quince pajamas, and 100% washable silk pajamas are a dream to sleep in for both winter and summer. Silk pajamas — whether Quince or Lunya — would make a seriously good Valentine’s Day gift, too.

The bottom line?

If you are looking for a roomier or longer fit overall, wider color selection, and have a smaller waist, Lunya’s washable silk pajamas are hard to beat.

But if you are looking for a more affordable option, or something more forgiving around the middle, Quince’s 100% washable silk pajamas make me feel truly spoiled. As Pax says, they’re good enough to flex.

xo,

S

photo credits: Redfield Photography and Vafa Photography (and me, with the selfies, haha)

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After spending a year wearing & washing & sleeping in both Quince's 100% washable silk pajamas AND a similar pair from Lunya (also 100% washable silk), I now have some strong opinions.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Shana, I’m a fellow silk snob, but after MANY experiments I have to admit I usually prefer a stretch silk for sleeping. The best I’ve ever felt is Helmut Lang stretch silk (93% silk and 7% elastin). The feel of this silk is so soft and light it feels… otherworldly. Unfortunately, it’s mostly sold out. The pants are so nice they also work for real world wear (high waisted, wide leg, pockets). I found both the top (long sleep crew neck) and bottoms on sale ($100 and $150 respectively). I really hope Helmut Lang brings back this material next season.
    I also tried Quince and Lunya and fully agree with your assessments, but I returned both of them.
    Oh, and pro tip for a really luxurious experience: wear your silk pajamas inside out so the super silky side is always against your skin! It’s like sleeping on silk sheets without the hassle of silk sheets!

  2. I’ve worn both Lunya and Quince as well, and I completely agree with Shaina (I’ve been a follower long enough that I think we’re on a first name basis!). Quince is my winner as well. I found the slit in the shorts made Lunya pajamas so that I couldn’t comfortably wear them around my children, and the slit in the tank top got caught as I moved at night. It actually ripped on me.

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