You’ve probably always avoided wearing your pyjamas out in public, but believe it or not nightwear as partywear is fast becoming one of fashion’s most coveted looks.
I had this question thrown at me on my birthday last month, when I threw on my Sleeper pyjamas to wear out for dinner. My boyfriend took one look at me and said, ‘You look like you’re wearing pyjamas!’
‘They are pyjamas,’ I replied. ‘But they have feathers on – I can’t wear these to bed!’
Thanks to luxury sleepwear brands such as Sleeper, Rixo and Olivia Von Halle designing ‘party PJs’ in luxurious silks and velvets, complete with feather trims and flared legs, PJs have never been so acceptable to wear out of the house.
The pandemic made us appreciate our loungewear more than ever, but why leave it at sweatpants? We’ve now got a new-found love of PJs, and they’re no longer basics.
Of course, the way they’re styled is often what makes them look so good. If you want to wear slippers with your nightwear and style it out at home, go for it – but if you’re planning to wear PJs out of the house, it’s all about what you wear with them to give them that extra oomph.
Simply adding a pair of heels is an easy way to dress up your pyjamas, as evidenced by influencers Francesca Saffari, Megan Ellaby, Hanni Treweek and many, many more who’ve joined the pyjama parade – but you can also add glitzy bags, statement jewellery or layers to the look.
However you wear yours, it’s true – it’s definitely OK to wear PJs out of the house in 2022. In fact, it’s encouraged.
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Shop the trend
Saturn Metallic-Knit Shirt and Pants Set, £198, Sleeper at Net-a-Porter – buy now
Shirred Midi Night Dress, £165, Rixo – buy now
Ruffled Gingham Cotton Pajama Set, £233, Thelma & Leah at Net-a-Porter – buy now
Coco Capulet Silk Velvet Pyjama Set, £485, Olivia Von Halle – buy now
Feather-Trimmed Crepe De Chine Pajama Set, £258, Sleeper at Net-a-Porter – buy now
Thea Ruffle Crop, £90, Dora Larsen – buy now
Thea Ruffle Short, £75, Dora Larsen – buy now
Long Sleeved Pyjama Set, £40, Monki – buy now
Dietrich Pink Wave Silk Pyjama Set, £360, Hesper Fox – buy now
Classic Silk Pyjama Set, £280, Yolke – buy now
Estella Pink PJ Top, now £75, KITRI Studio – buy now
Apollo Pink Pj Feather Trousers, now £105, KITRI Studio – buy now
The Weekend Chic Set with Leggings in Pink, now $120, Sleeper – buy now