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How Do I Choose the Best Silk Pajamas?

By K. K. Lowen
Updated May 21, 2024
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You may find many options when shopping for silk pajamas. Many styles are available, but traditional, unisex pajamas are very popular. It may be a good idea to narrow your options by deciding if you want genuine or artificial silk or by determining the amount of money you wish to spend.

Choosing between real and artificial silk may be a major consideration for some people. Real silk is a natural protein fiber that may be a good choice if you have skin allergies, and the processes used to manufacture genuine silk are also eco-friendly. Artificial silk is man-made, has no hypoallergenic benefits, and usually requires processes that are not eco-friendly, but it does have a few benefits over genuine silk. People must dry clean the vast majority of real silks because they cannot get wet, whereas artificial silk is often washing-machine safe. Additionally, artificial silk tends to cost far less than real silk.

There are a number of style options when purchasing silk pajamas. It should be easy to find the most traditional style, which features a collar, buttons on the pajama tops, and a drawstring waist for the pants. Some have pockets as well, but many people do not like pockets on silk pajamas because they interrupt the soft flow of the fabric. If you prefer to have pajamas with no collar or buttons, it is possible to find styles that slip over the head. You also may be able to choose elastic rather than drawstrings on the pajama pants.

Silk is a natural fabric that has the potential to keep you warm during the winter months and cool in the summer. If you want silk pajamas that will work all year long, you may want to purchase single-layer clothes. For winter use, you could look for silk pajamas that have a silk lining because the double-layer will trap your body heat better than a single layer.

Cost may be a factor for many people because genuine silk can be expensive. The key is to get silk pajamas of the highest possible quality while remaining within your budget, which can be difficult. One option would be to look for clearing or closeout sales or try to hunt for bargains online. Using the Internet for comparison shopping may give you a good idea of the standard pricing for silk items as well. If real silk seems to be too expensive for you, artificial silk may be a more feasible option.

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Discussion Comments
By chrisC2 — On Mar 10, 2012

I love wearing mens silk satin pyjamas, I buy mine online. It feels so good sleeping luxuriously. The best way to sleep in silk satin pyjamas is to also have satin bedding. The combination feels amazing.

I know I'm in the minority of guys who enjoy satin on this level, but sleeping in pure luxury is a must.

By drtroubles — On Dec 29, 2011

@Mae82 - I'm a guy and I love satin and silk men's pajamas. My wife got me some really nice red silk pajamas for Christmas. While I don't always wear the pajamas I do find that they are a nice thing to have around when I want something a bit cooler than my regular pajama bottoms.

I can totally understand why you would want your husband in something a little nicer on occasion. I say get him the silk pajamas and a pair of his regular ones and let him know you'd like him to wear the silk sometimes. I doubt he'll miss the opportunity to make you happy.

By Mae82 — On Dec 29, 2011

I am thinking of buying some silk men's pajamas for my husband for his birthday and am not sure if silk pajamas for men are the best option. I know he likes to be comfortable when he sleeps, but right now he sticks to flannel pajamas, especially the flannel pajamas bottoms.

I don't blame him for liking the warm fuzziness of the flannel but it really doesn't do much for our bedroom life. Do you think that silk pajama pants would be appreciated? I suppose in a way they would be more for my benefit. I love the feel of silk.

By Sara007 — On Dec 28, 2011

One of the best style of silk pajamas for women in my opinion are the slip style sleep shirts you can find. I love that ladies silk pajamas feel great and look a bit sexy. I don't see any problem with wearing something luxurious to bed every night of the week.

For myself I like black silk pajamas that fall just above the knee. They are perfect for lounging when I wear its matching robe. I love how silk pajama sets make me look and think that any woman would love to receive a set as a gift. I know I love when my husband gets me a new set.

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