The Five Gorgeous Pajama Sets I Can’t Stop Thinking About…


Mamas, this post is dedicated to my husband.  And by dedicated, I mean you-want-me-to-wear-sexier-pjs-then-get-out-your-wallet-this-will-cost-you-punk.  

The other night as I was getting ready for bed, Mike informed me that he was sick of my 'ol favorite bedtime standbys.  Not his words, of course.  His words were actually something like, "Babe.  Those?  Again?"  And my words were something along the lines of "Are you kidding me?  I am the mother of your children, I have had two c-sections – TWO – I am STILL nursing blahblahblah, rant rant rant etc etc etc.

Besides, I thought they were cute.  Aren't they?

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And once upon a time, he did like them.  But….well….that was four years ago.  And after four years of near-constant wash & wear you can barely see the hysterical "Believe in this" that was written across the bum of one particular pair.  (Still cracks me up though, four years later).  So I guess we've had a good run.  And I still think they are a post-partum lifesaver.

Anywho.  So he wants we want to find sexier pajamas.  But that's tricky, right?  I mean, we're looking for a daily upgrade…something that can actually be worn to bed on a regular basis.  Which means, if I'm being perfectly honest, that lace is out.  Anything itchy is out.  

My first thought, then, was to look for cute little boxers.  Something a little flirtier than my…uh…post-c-section-panties.  (Wow – how's that for a sexy name?) 

There are tons out there, but I'm loving Maison Scotch's take:

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Sexy, without being cutesy.  (The rear view is hubby-approved.)

The problem?  They are currently on sale and will only cost him $19.  So let's keep looking, shall we?


Aaaannnd now we're talkin'…..

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1. Sandmaiden Sleepwear on Etsy

Organic Cotton, handmade, comes in several colors and has a flirty, nautical look?  Um…yes, please.  The set is part of her Garcon line, the cami retails for $60, and the panty for $32.  You can add various styles of loungewear pants and robes.  She has a few other styles, but the Garcon is my favorite. 


2.  Shopbop Bop Basics PJ Top and Shorts

Shopbop's Bop Basics line is just that: a line of high-end basics.  But these pieces tend to be pretty fabulous, and often fill in a gaping hole in the market.  Unlike most man-style pjs, these pajamas are not made from thick flannel or cotton shirting.  They are made from jersey, which drapes beautifully and is nice and soft.  The result?  A surprisingly sexy, yet totally comfy pajama set.  I'd undo a few more buttons, however.  This set also comes in white, and retails for $145. (Although I will concede that Victoria's Secret's Mayfair Pjs are cute…I just wish they came in something other than pink.) 

3./4.  Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie

We've covered Plum Pretty Sugar before – in last year's article on lingerie for moms.  But if you are looking for a little sleep dress, you'd be hard-pressed to find anything more gorgeous.  I love her V-Back Tunic in Silk ($98) or her cotton Knee Length Cami Dress in lilac ($44).

5. La Fee Verte PJ Set

Let's see:  A french name, a deep v for nursing, a swingy, pooch-hiding top, and the whole thing is made out of a silk/spandex blend that is hand-washable (aka throw into washing machine on gentle)?  Hello, perfection.  This set retails at Nordstrom's for $160.  And be sure to check out their Tribal print set, or, if you are feeling disco-fabulous, their ruffle-front romper.


Mike, for the record, I am NOT feeling disco-fabulous.  Just so we're clear. 

What do you wear to bed, Mamas?  Anything inspired?  Does the hubs (or your partner) care?




  1. Oooh I love the 5th option. I learned long ago that I care more about what I wear to bed than he does. Unless, of course, I care to NOT wear it. Then, he cares 🙂 For now, though, nursing baby wins over husband most nights. I guess I dress for him.

  2. LOVE the 5th option! I like a chemise if I’m feeling flirty, but for day to day wear, I’m definitely a pajama girl. This seems to be a great way to be comfy AND flirty. I bet my husband would love it.

  3. Yup, nursing here too. Sleep nursing bras are utterly attractive, right? My husband laughed at my undies the other night too, they are so overwashed that they don’t want to stay up anymore! Had 3 c-sections here hubby! I promptly told him that it’s a good thing Valentine’s day is coming but he has to make sure it’s all cotton.

  4. Ok, so now *I* can’t stop thinking about #5. But it costs $160!!! Do you know of anything similar that doesn’t have quite such a high price tag? I mean, my husband would probably pay it, but according to our budget he really shouldn’t! 🙂

  5. I just started wearing actual pajamas about 2 years ago at the age of 35. Before that I wore shorts and a t-shirt. I have a couple pairs of GapBody pajamas and they are my favorite. They are made out of the modal fabric (love modal and micromodal, but it is clingy and can show off imperfections that I notice but luckily hubby does not). I like the short shorts with lacy but-not-itchy trim and matching shirts. They were about $40 for each set, less if you can find them on sale. I’ve also found cute pj’s at Target and Herbergers that were reasonably priced (less than $40).
    I also have 2 lingerie sets. They are not to sleep in and I only wear them for 5-10 min. tops. I don’t wear them very often so when I dig them out, dust them off and put them on, he doesn’t realize they are one of the 2 sets I already own. He gets to see me in something sexy, I don’t have to spend a lot of money, and I can still sleep in my Gap pj’s. It’s a win-win!!

  6. Hahaha, we just went pajama shopping a few weeks ago on date night. Let me tell you – not an easy or fun thing to do! Hubby would love for me to sleep in something like #1, but this girl MUST have her arms and legs covered! I live in sunny CA, we have an electric blanket, but I still must have sleeves and pants. Even in the summer, I like my shoulders and arms covered :-/
    I’m really diggin’ the look of #3 – a silk tunic? Yes, please! Looks so comfy, and the shoulders/arms are covered!

  7. I usually sleep in a jersey maxi spagetti top and deep V cut gown. I found it at Cato’s last year, and it is perfect for nursing and flattering a post partum body. I’ve been wearing it a lot though, and am getting kinda tired of it. I want something new! I love pick #1. I am really into nauticals. Maybe one day I will get something like this!

  8. Lmfao…I just ordered replacements of exactly those post-partum undies. I’ve dropped too much weight and my first set were falling off. So 15 new pair of the Aerie undies it is!
    My poor husband…I wear his t-shirts and yoga pants to bed. Used to be more of an underwear-only kinda sleeper (which suited him better) but now that I’m up 782 times a night to nurse…

  9. Thanks for the mention, Jeanie! This post really hits home. After 5 C’s, I totally empathize with wondering what to wear to bed…heck, what to wear at all in those early post-partum weeks. Glad I found y’all, Shana and Molly.

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