Silk pyjamas are the sumptuous middle ground of the sleepwear world. Wherever you lay on the spectrum – be that naked or rugged up in a flannel set complete with nightcap – a silky slip or a soft satin suit has the power to unite us all. Sure, they may have garnered a reputation tied to the glamorous dames of the silver screen, and we've certainly witnessed prim princesses like Blair Waldorf gravitate towards the style, but really, they're for everyone.
But why silk? Naturally, we love nestling in this soft fabric, but it's silk's ability to regulate temperature that we appreciate above all, especially as we begin to feel the bite of winter mornings. It's breathable, meaning that when summer arrives you won't have to pack them away, and just like wool the textile wicks away sweat and dries quickly. Plus, anyone that finds themselves wearing a pair of silk pyjamas experiences the strange phenomenon of actually wanting to get out of bed in the morning. You'll be prancing around your kitchen, whipping up coffee like the Queen of Sheba. Good for you.
Wear them to bed to up your dress code or add them to your rotation of workwear (they're a suit after all). Below, we round up our favourite silk pyjamas that money can buy. From a monogrammed set by Gucci, a free-flowing cut from Toteme, silk shorts to live in and the slip dress of your dreams... Sleeping never felt so good.