When summer arrives and the heat hits, it can feel impossible to sleep in nightwear, even impossible to sleep without it! But perhaps you’re headed on holiday and don’t want to sleep on hotel bedsheets in the nude, or perhaps you just feel more comfortable sleeping with something on.
Luckily, you can sleep in pyjamas come summertime, just probably not the same ones you wear in winter. You need light and comfy styles that will keep you cool, as opposed to winter nightwear that’s designed to keep you cosy!
Wearing the right type of pyjamas to help to control your body temperature can be an important factor in helping to ensure you get to sleep quickly and easily, no matter how hot or humid it is. Below are a few of the different pyjamas styles that are perfect for the summer temperatures…
- Camisole & Shorts
It’s too hot for long sleeves or long pyjama bottoms, so swap your traditional PJs for a cute camisole set which will not only keep you cool, it looks great too! You fall asleep without becoming over-heated and agitated. There are many shorts and tank top pyjama sets available in a wide range of styles to suit all age groups. They come in plain and simple styles as well as patterned styles such as polka dots, stripes and floral designs.
A chemise or slip style nightdress is an excellent style of nightwear a for summer, allowing freedom of movement so you can sleep comfortably, whilst looking super sexy too. Whatever shape, size or age you are, there’s the perfect nightdress out there for you.
For example, there are beautiful, feminine styles in colours such as pink and purple with pretty patterns including floral designs, cartoon characters or polka dot patterns. However, there are also more elegant and luxurious nightdresses made from beautiful lace and silk materials, and nightdresses can be super short or floor-sweepingly long!
- Short sleeves and cropped bottoms
The ultimate pyjamas style for summer is cropped bottoms and short sleeved tops, a perfect choice for thos who like more coverage from their nightwear. ¾ length trousers teamed with t-shirts, strap tops and vest tops are not only comfortable to wear to bed, they’re also great for lounging around the house in – perfect if you’re feeling lazy one weekend morning and can’t be bothered to get dressed!
Similar to a nightdress, a babydoll is shorter and worn with matching briefs or a thong, and is also usually quite floaty in style although body-fitting babydolls are available too. For summer, pick out a lightweight, loose and floaty style in a semi-sheer fabric such as chiffon. Forget the sunshine – it’s you that will be super hot in this!
Above all, when picking ladies pyjamas for summer be sure to look for natural fabrics such as cotton, linen and silk, as these will let air circulate and your skin breathe to keep you cool all night long. Man-made fabrics such as nylon and polyester can lead to sweating on hot nights, which is neither comfortable nor sexy!
What’s your nightwear style of choice for summer?
Michelle Star blogs for Idlewild London about all things nightwear! Their online store is packed full of designer pyjamas, dressing gowns and loungewear by all your favourite brands such as Calvin Klein and Esprit!