Some 90 per cent of us wear our pyjamas around the house before we get into bed. For the pyjama aficionados among us, that will come as no surprise: anyone who’s ever owned a truly cosy pair of PJs will know the feeling of rushing home to get out of uncomfortable work clothes and into a dreamy pair of jammies to relax in.

And pyjamas just keep getting better and better: in fact, they’re even now deemed acceptable to wear out of the house, with the “pyjamas by day” trend seeing a raft of celebrities and fashionistas donning their very best PJs and smartening them up with heels, clutch bags and blowdries.

We’ve gone on a hunt for the very best pyjamas for women this winter. We included a range of different pyjamas, from the snuggly sort you’d only wear around the house, to on-trend silk PJs that you can get away with at Fashion Week. We wore all the pyjamas, not just in bed but around the house and sometimes even out of the house, and considered a number of factors when judging them: their cosiness, their material, their value for money, and of course, how they looked.

We made sure to include a range of budgets, too, so that whether you want something cheap and cheerful to get you through this winter’s cold nights, or you want to blow the budget on something fabulous you can wear both to bed and to parties, we’ve got you covered.

Muji Side Seamless Flannel Pyjama: £39.96, Muji

From the moment we put them on, we couldn’t get enough of Muji’s heavenly Side Seamless Flannel Pyjamas.

Made of the very softest organic cotton, the pyjamas were wonderfully cosy to lounge around in and were extremely warm to snuggle into on cold winter nights. They come in five different colours so you can choose one to best fit your style, and considering just how soft and warm they are, are a steal at less than £40. 

Rachel Riley Snow Scene Flannel Pyjamas: £99, Rachel Riley

The minute we touched Rachel Riley’s heavenly Snow Scene Flannel Pyjamas we were hooked. They tick all the winter pyjama boxes: the wonderfully soft cotton flannel makes them incredibly snuggly, they have an adorable vintage-style snow scene print, and they’re elasticated and stretchy for extra comfort. We also loved the attention to detail, from the smart blue pearl buttons and the simple white piping to the handy pockets.

It’s a great choice for mothers who want to match their little ones, as you can buy an adorable set for children, too. 

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Dorina Cordelia Lace Trim PJ Set: Pants, £18, and Robe, £28, House of Fraser

For something a bit different, try Dorina’s Cordelia Lace Trim PJ Set, which we found to be great value and super comfy.

The loose-fitting trousers are perfect for low-maintenance lazing around, while we loved the robe style of the top, which added sophistication to the ensemble.

We were also big fans of the soft modal and elastane material, and we liked the lace edges, which took the look up a notch. 

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Lavender Hill Clothing Lounge Set: £90, Lavender Hill Clothing

When we tried on Lavender Hill Clothing’s Lounge Set, we couldn’t quite believe how soft it was. Made of micro modal and elastane material, the set is super stretchy, with a lavender trim to add a pop of colour.

While we found the set incredibly comfortable to sleep and lounge about in, we think it wouldn’t look out of place in a yoga class or on a long haul flight either: it’s a great multi-functional set that looks and feels just as good in the house as out of it.

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Dagsmejan Stay Warm Sleepwear: Sleep Pants, £76, and Sleep Long Sleeve, £76, Dagsmejan 

If a good night’s sleep is crucial for you, and you want some science to back up your forty winks, invest in a pair of pyjamas from Swiss-born, Swedish-designed brand Dagsmejan.

The brand works with sleep scientists and textile experts to take inspiration from high-performance sportswear and use tailored technology to create the perfect pair of pyjamas that help your body to regulate heat and moisture during the night.

While we might not be sleep scientists, we were seriously impressed by the brand’s Stay Warm Sleepwear, which despite being as light as a feather, kept us warm at night without ever feeling too hot or stuffy. The material is soft, cosy and seriously sleek. 

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Stella McCartney Princess Blue Poppy Snoozing Long PJ Set: £169, Brand Alley

For a designer buy without the designer price tag, snap up this half-price Stella McCartney Princess Blue Poppy Snoozing Long PJ Set from Brand Alley.

The royal blue pyjama set is made from 100% silk and feels deliciously soft against the skin while you sleep.

We loved the luxurious, bold colour, as well as all the little designer details, such as the branded buttons on the shirt and the chic white piping throughout. 

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Boux Avenue Julia Satin Wrap Pyjama Set: £45, Boux Avenue

A satin-look pyjama ensemble with an edge, we found Boux Avenue’s Julia Satin Wrap Pyjama Set to be a great value multifunctional buy.

While it of course makes a comfortable pyjama set ideal for wearing around the house or to bed, we found the eye-catching floral print and unusual wrap-front top perfect for wearing out of the house too, whether you wear the top with jeans or the trousers with a simple black or white top.

It’s a fun floral set that will work well in winter or summer.

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Figleaves Camelia Soft Touch Button Through PJ Set: £60, Figleaves

For a simple, good value pyjama set that will last the test of time, opt for Figleaves’ Camelia Soft Touch Button Through PJ Set.

Made of cosy viscose, the pyjama top is full of luxurious details, from the contrast piping to the smart buttons, while the trousers are super-stretchy and perfect for lounging around in. It comes in three colours, but our favourite was the deep berry for a wonderfully wintery feel. 

Victoria’s Secret The Satin PJ: £65, Victoria’s Secret 

Victoria’s Secret might be best-known for their sexy catwalk show and revealing lingerie collection, but they can do cosy too. We loved their Satin PJ, which had a relaxed fit for lazing around in, and which was lightweight while still providing warmth.

We also loved the fact that as well as picking a pair in sizes XS to XL, you can also choose short, regular or long, great for those of us who are a bit shorter or taller than average. The pyjamas come in ten jazzy colours, and our favourite was the classic pink and white Victoria’s Secret stripes for a bold, candy-esque look.

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Luxe + Hardy Sleep Set: Sleep Pants, £95, and Grandad Shirt, £95, Luxe + Hardy 

Luxury brand Luxe + Hardy’s super-cosy collection is all about getting the best night’s sleep, with sleepwear that’s temperature controlling and breathable for the best possible slumber.

We adored the stripy Sleep Set, which wasn’t just comfortable to sleep in, but dreamy to lounge around in. The viscose mix jersey is thick and warm but still feels lightweight and flexible to make the perfect winter lazing material. 

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Bluebella Claudia Shirt & Trouser Cordovan: £38, Bluebella 

For an affordable satin-look pyjama set, we liked Bluebella’s Claudia Shirt & Trouser Cordovan. We loved the deep plum colour, perfect for the winter months, and the smart piping on the collar, cuffs and pocket. It also comes in cream or black and is a wallet-friendly option if you want the elegant satin look without the price tag.

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Blackspade Ladies Luxurious Two-Piece Pyjama Set: £62.95, Blackspade

In dark blue tartan, Blackspade’s Ladies Luxurious Two-Piece Pyjama Set is an ideal choice for women who want a snuggly, traditional pair of pyjamas. Made from a cotton and modal fabric, the pyjamas are stretchy and cosy, and manage to be simultaneously breathable and warm.

We loved the slightly fitted aspect of these pyjamas, making them a good choice for wearers who prefer a bit of shape to their loungewear rather than being swamped in material. 

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Totes Ladies Novelty Pyjama Set: £15, Totes Isotoner

Totes Isotoner’s fun Ladies Novelty Pyjama Set arrives in a lovely box perfect for Christmas gifting. The stretchy jersey trousers are covered with adorable polar bears, but our favourite part was the short-sleeved top, which is emblazoned with a giant polar bear in a fluffy material. It’s a great affordable treat and an ideal present for a winter-obsessed friend.

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Jockey Supersoft Pyjama Set: Relaxed Supersoft Pants, £38, and Supersoft Lounge Longsleeve Shirt, £30, Jockey

If you don’t like feeling swamped in heavy pyjamas but still want to feel cosy and covered up when you go to sleep, get a pair of Jockey’s Supersoft Pyjamas. The modal and elastane material is lovely and light while still providing warmth, and the fitted style is a nice alternative to loose, relaxed pyjamas with no shape. We also liked the contrasting look of the plain top and printed bottoms, which can, depending on your preference, feel smarter than a matching set.

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Cyberjammies Evelyn Woven Blue Fan Print Long Sleeve Pyjama Set: £48, Cyberjammies

We loved Cyberjammies’ Evelyn Woven Blue Fan Print Long Sleeve Pyjama Set, which, with its elegant print, smart lace inserts and cute trim, looks three times the price it actually is. As well as all the chic details, we also liked the comfortable cotton and modal material, which was breathable and lightweight, a good choice for those who feel trapped in bulky pyjamas.

A great value option for wearers who want their pyjamas to be stylish and comfortable without compromising on price.

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Phoebe Grace Yellow Cactus Pyjamas Set: Hettie Trousers, £175, and Mabel Shirt, £195, Phoebe Grace 

If you’ve jumped straight on board the “sleepwear as daywear” trend, look no further than luxury silk leisurewear brand Phoebe Grace and the very chic Yellow Cactus Pyjamas Set. It’s certainly pricey, but the 100% silk material is delightfully soft, and we loved the bright, bold cactus print.

While the pyjamas make beautifully decadent sleepwear, we think they’re perfect for a bold look out of the house, too: start off with the Mabel Shirt paired with a simple pair of black jeans to ease yourself into the look, and then make heads turn by wearing the set together to a dinner party. 

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EVA Winter Beauty Pyjama Set: Hemmed Trousers, £53, and Hooded Top, £53, EVA

For a pyjama set that you can unashamedly wear on the school run, our choice would be EVA’s Winter Beauty Pyjama Set. Coming in two colours, graphite or soft apricot, this pyjama set is designed for those who love to wear relaxed gear all day long, not just when it’s time for bed.

The hooded top is lightweight and cosy while still providing all the warmth you need for cold winter nights, and looks just as good with jeans as it does with pyjama trousers: we wore it out and about and got plenty of compliments. The trousers are equally cosy, and when paired together with the hoodie, make a snuggly, chic ensemble, perfect for those of us who are always cold. 

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Lux Fix At Last Silk Devore Pink Pyjamas: £189, Lux Fix

At Last’s Silk Devore Pink Pyjamas are a great choice for both daywear and sleepwear: soft enough to lounge around in, but sturdy enough to wear during the day, we found the set to be a cosy, on-trend option for both wearing at home and out and about.

If you’re not brave enough to wear a full-on pyjama look out of the house just yet, we found both the top and bottom worked well with regular clothes for easy mixing and matching. They also come in a smart matching bag for chic storage.

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Lands’ End Women's Cotton Modal Pyjama Set: £45, Lands’ End

If it’s simplicity, softness and style you’re after, Lands’ End’s Women's Cotton Modal Pyjama Set will do the trick nicely. The cotton, modal and lycra material is lightweight, soft and stretchy without being bulky, while there are plenty of details to admire, from the subtle scalloped trim on the top to the bold print on the bottoms.

It comes in a range of colours with varying prices, and you can also buy a matching dressing gown if you fall in love with the bold print. 

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The Verdict: Best women’s winter pyjamas 

For great value cosiness and warmth, we loved the soft feel of Muji’s Side Seamless Flannel Pyjamas.

We also loved EVA Winter Beauty Pyjama Set for its comfortable and multifunctional separates. If you have a bit more to spend, we’d splash out on Rachel Riley’s Snow Scene Flannel Pyjamas, which were super snuggly in flannel while also incredibly cute with their vintage design.

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