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The Best Pyjamas to Keep You Cool in the Heatwave

Investing in these is always a good idea.

Last Updated on July 21, 2021

If lockdown taught us anything, it’s that investing in pyjamas is always a good idea.

Searches for PJs boomed last winter as we prepared for a long, cold winter cosied up at home. Little did we know we’d be wearing them throughout a third national lockdown!

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On the plus side we definitely made the most out of them, and now restrictions have eased, have a newfound appreciation for loungewear and nightwear, which we’re not planning to give up anytime soon.

The way I see it, pyjamas are like practical shoes: while we usually spend more on clothes we plan to wear for occasions we can dress up for, we actually spend more wearing our PJs and comfy shoes than anything else.

As the heatwave has finally arrived, standard pyjama sets are far too warm to wear. So this summer, it’s time to invest in some lightweight sets to wear all season.

While short sets are the obvious choice, we’ve got a newfound appreciation for night dresses to thanks to Rixo’s latest PJ collection. Cotton pyjamas are a smart choice for warmer nights too as the fabric is extra breathable, but can be layered when it gets chilly.

Here are our favourite options available now, with plus-size, affordable, sustainable and pretty sets from Rixo, H&M, New Look, Hush, ASOS, The Slowlist and more.

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Frill Collar Top With Short

Alva Set, £135, Rixo – buy now

Claire Colin Dreamer Pyjama Shorts Anthropologie

Claire Colin Dreamer Pyjama Shorts, £40, Anthropologie – buy now

Broderie Pyjama Short Set Warehouse

Broderie Pyjama Short Set, now £36, Warehouse – buy now

Satin nightslip - Black - Ladies | H&M GB

Satin Nightslip, £12.99, H&M – buy now

The Hamptons Lounge Shirt Night Store

The Hamptons Lounge Shirt, now £13, Night – buy now

Janie Pyjama Shirt - Ivory, Beautiful Garden Boden

Janie Pyjama Shirt, £38, Boden – buy now

Grey gingham shortie in a bag Boux Avenue

Grey Gingham Shortie, £22, Boux Avenue – buy now

pink striped pyjama top and shorts set, Paisie

Striped Pyjama Top & Shorts Set, £58, Paisie – buy now

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Lilac Ditsy Floral Short Pyjama Set New Look

Lilac Ditsy Floral Short Pyjama Set, now £7, New Look – buy now

Mini Night Dress Rixo

Bailey Night Dress, £125, Rixo – buy now

Lily Pyjama Shorts Set Hush

Lily Pyjama Shorts Set, £49, Hush – buy now

ASOS DESIGN woven stripe short sleeve pyjama shirt & boxer short in blue

Woven Pyjama Shirt & Boxer Short, from £9, ASOS – buy now

Pyjama set Slow List Kind Studio

Pyjamas, £170, Kind Studio at The Slowlist – buy now

Curves White Palm Print Revere Collar Short Pyjama Set New Look

Curves White Palm Print Revere Collar Short Pyjama Set, £19.99, New Look – buy now (up to size 28)

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