The Best Summer Pajamas to Keep Your Cool

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To get the best night’s sleep and wake up refreshed for your day, it’s important to dress the part. Here’s our list of the best summer pajamas for women.

The Best Summer Pajamas to Keep Your Cool

Choosing the best summer pajamas can be the difference between a good night’s rest, and tossing and turning all night. This is especially true in the scorching summer months when we naturally lose sleep. Thanks to the hotter and longer days, data shows that, on average, we lose more than an hour of sleep per week in the summer. 

So, what should you consider when choosing between the best summer pajamas for women? Made of light, breathable materials, these sleepwear options will have you dreaming of bedtime (even more than usual). 

Here’s our list of the best summer pajamas for women. 

Moisture-Wicking Sleeveless PJ Set

This Dream Jersey Tank Top with Shorts Set from Softies is definitely a dream indeed. You can think of this duo as the perfect, light-as-a-feather tank and shorts set. With its drawstring and elastic waistband, you can be sure it’ll fit you perfectly. This set is luxuriously soft, lightweight and versatile, and it’s a must-have for any woman who wants to feel pampered and comfortable. 

There are plenty of reasons why this set is top of our list of best summer pajamas: It’s perfect for lounging around at home on a warm summer day, spending a cozy morning on the couch, and of course, sleeping through the night. It comes in 10 different stylish colors. Plus, it’s built to last: The machine-washable moisture-wicking fabric makes caring for this set easy-peasy while keeping the night sweats away. 

The Softies team says they search the world for the softest fabrics to make the coziest styles, and when you put on these pajamas, you’ll see exactly what they mean. 

  • Fabric: 96% poly, 4% spandex
  • Sizes: From S-3x
  • Price: $109

Shop Softies Best Summer PJ Set

Ultra Soft Short-Sleeve PJ Set

Up next on our list of the best summer pajamas for women is this Dream Slouchy Tee Top with Shorts Lounge Set. If you’re a woman who loves the perfect loungy tee shirt, then look no further than this set. This fabric is buttery smooth and so comfortable you’ll feel almost like you’re wearing nothing (in a good way).

Consider this set part of the perfect lounging experience. If you want to curl up on the couch, spend a breezy afternoon on the porch, wind down for the night, or even run down to the corner store, this opulent slouchy lounge set is your perfect companion. The ultra-soft fabric and relaxed fit means this set feels like you’re wearing air, and gives you unrestricted movement. The shorts have an elastic waistband for a comfy fit and a 3 ¼” inseam.  

This set is available in 10 stunning colors, including Apricot, Dusty Green, and Heather Grey. 

  • Fabric: 96% poly, 4% spandex
  • Sizes: From S-3x
  • Price: $109
Shop Softies Best Summer Short-Sleeve PJ Set

Classic Button-Up PJ Set

If you’re into the classics, then this Short-sleeve Pajama Short Set In Dreamy Cotton Blend by J.Crew is a great option. This set is made with the brand’s “customer-favorite sleep fabric,” crafted from cotton. It has just a hint of stretch but is still fairly solid, so it feels more substantial and sturdy than some of the more lightweight options. But this set is still high on the list of best summer pajamas and is still very soft and breathable.

This set includes a drapey button-up shirt and shorts with a drawstring at the waist. It comes in three different color options, and you have the option to add your own text monogram to customize your pajamas. This set is great if you prefer an option that’s lightweight and airy, but a little more sturdy and substantial. It also has a classic design, reminiscent of heritage styles. 

  • Fabric: 93% cotton/7% elastane
  • Sizes: XXS-3X
  • Price: $79.50

Short-sleeve Pajama Short Set In Dreamy Cotton Blend by J.Crew

Breezy Short-Sleeve Night Shirt

For the perfect oversized sleep shirt, look no further than the Dream Raglan Sleep Shirt. A Softies classic, this oversized sleep shirt is made of ultra-soft fabric, and from the moment you put it on, it instantly cocoons you. If you love to sleep in old tee shirts, this is going to be your new go-to. And don’t let the simple design fool you: This elegant shirt is perfect for indoor or outdoor lounging. 

If you’re a hot sleeper or have ever been kept up by scratchy pajamas, this lightweight nightshirt is a great option. 

  • Fabric: 96% poly, 4% spandex
  • Sizes: XS-3X
  • Price: $35 (Final Sale)
  • Shop Softies Dream Raglan Sleep Shirt

    Classy Long-Sleeve Sleep Shirt 

    While we’re on the subject of sleep shirts, we have to mention the Tatum -36" Shawl Collar Sleepshirt. Talk about elegance! This knee-length sleepwear is made of incredibly comfortable fabric, in a classic style. If you’re looking for your new go-to for lounging around the house, working from home or getting the best sleep of the summer, then this is it. Did we mention it’s made from moisture-wicking Dri-release® fabric, so you always feel cool and dry? 

    Plus, this sleep shirt has built-in antimicrobial technology, providing you with 24-hour comfort and freshness. Yep, even more of a reason to stay in your pajamas all day. This design features contrast piping, a shawl collar, long sleeves and a full button front, so you’ll feel perfectly polished, even when you’re catching up on much-needed rest. 

  • Fabric: 84% poly, 11% lyocell, 5% spandex
  • Sizes: S-3X
  • Price: $119 
  • Shop Softies Tatum 36" Shawl Collar Sleep Shirt

    Embroidered Spaghetti-Strap PJ Set

    If you’re into a little bit of detail, then check out this Pajamas with Eyelet Embroidery set from H&M. This white, two-piece set includes a delicate camisole top and shorts combo, in a crisp cotton poplin. It has subtle eyelet embroidery designs, and the camisole has adjustable straps, for ultimate wearability. This set is all about the little things—the top has a V-shaped neckline with a scalloped edge and a straight-cut hem with slits at the side.

    If you’re style-conscious and love dainty designs and cotton clothes, then this set might just be calling your name. Plus, it’s a budget-friendly option that still has a crisp, clean look.

  • Fabric: Cotton, Poplin
  • Sizes: XS-XXL
  • Price: $49.99

    Pajamas with Eyelet Embroidery set from H&M

    Linen PJ Set

    Linen lovers, this 100% European Linen Pajama Set by Quince is for you. This relaxed set has a “deliberately rumpled look” and is perfect for the effortlessly chic. It’s made from 100% European flax linen, which is an eco-friendly and “resource-light” material that is also breathable, durable and lightweight. This set includes a Dolman-sleeve tee shirt with a boat neckline and ankle-length pants with an elastic waistband and drawstring.

    If you’re into natural style, comfort and the feel of linen, then this is the pajama set of your dreams. This set is perfect for lounging during the day and with the natural linen look, you’ll feel like you’re on vacation in Europe. 

    • Fabric: Linen
    • Sizes: XS-XL
    • Price: $59.90

    100% European Linen Pajama Set by Quince

    Long Cotton Chemise

    Is any list of the best summer pajamas for women complete without discussing a long cotton chemise? This classic dress is a sleep staple for women and has been a classic undergarment design for years. Now, you can find plenty of long cotton Chemise options, including the HANRO Juliet Chemise. This full-length chemise is 100% cotton and has adjustable spaghetti straps so it fits you like a glove. It also has elegant neckline pleats for a classic look. While the fit will vary based on your height, it typically falls to the ankles. 

    If you’re a fan of elegant necklines, classic styles, and soft fabrics, then this Chemise should be in your closet. It comes in eight different colors, but keep in mind pricing varies for different colorways. 

  • Fabric: Cotton
  • Sizes: XS-L
  • Price: $180.00
  • HANRO Juliet Chemise

    Lace and Silk PJ Set

    Is anything more classic than lace and silk? If this combo makes your heart flutter, then head right over to Intimissimi to get this Lace and Silk Top. The main fabric is 100% silk, while the lace details give it a touch of elegance. This top will feel slinky smooth on your skin, and it has a V-neck design and adjustable spaghetti straps, so you can customize the fit to your liking.

    This top is day-to-night stylish!You can wear it to bed or style it with a jacket for a night out on the town. The fabric is lightweight and breathable, making it the perfect option for someone with a sophisticated wardrobe who prefers to be cool and comfortable. 

  • Fabric: Main Fabric is 100% silk, lace is 82% Polyamide, 18% Elastane
  • Sizes: XS-XL
  • Price: $79.00
  • Lace and Silk Top by Intimissimi

    Printed Sleeveless Cotton PJ Set

    If you’re into fun, funky designs that will spark joy (while still delivering comfort), check out this Women's Tank Top Pajama Set by Hanna Andersson. Designed to be soft and perfectly breathable for the summer, this set is hypoallergenic and eczema-friendly. It’s also made to be mindfully sensory-friendly, meaning there are no scratchy seams, and it lays flat on the skin.

    This set is built to last and it’ll hold up wash after wash. With its rib-knit design and super-smooth seams, you’ll want to stay in this cozy set for days on end. It has an encased stretch waistband for maximum comfort and practical hip pockets. Plus, the colorful designs are sure to make you smile.

  • Fabric: 100% organic combed cotton
  • Sizes: XS-XXL
  • Price: $44.40
  • Women's Tank Top Pajama Set by Hanna Andersson

    Sleep Soundly This Summer With Softies PJs

    This summer, you deserve to sleep through the night with the help of the best summer pajamas for women. Softies’ pajamas are not only ultra-comfortable and buttery smooth, they’re also elegant and stylish. Trust us, once you slip into Softies, you’ll never want to take them off. 

    Not sure where to start? Check out our Short PJ Sets Collection, which features moisture-wicking pajamas to keep you cool, dry, and comfortable all night long. 

    Experience the Softies difference and try our pajamas to get a better sleep during the warm summer months today.