A complete guide on buying (luxury) pyjamas online - Phriya

A complete guide on buying (luxury) pyjamas online

You have finally decided to part with that old worn out T-shirt you wear to bed. You are looking for something in which you can sleep comfortably, but it also has to be stylish enough to be able to stroll around on your lazy Sunday morning. A luxury pyjamas is exactly what you are looking for, but what exactly should you pay attention to when buying (luxury) pyjamas?

We have answered a number of questions for you to help you find a comfortable and stylish luxury pyjama set.

  • What type of pyjamas to wear?
  • How should pyjamas fit?
  • How to take care of your pyjamas?
  • When to wear pyjamas?

  • What type of pyjamas to wear?

    The material your pyjamas are made of is very important for a good night's sleep. As you may have noticed, there are pyjama sets in different fabrics. However, the most commonly used fabric for pj’s is cotton. Other common fabrics for pj’s are silk and linen.

    We have listed the pros and cons of each fabric below.

    Cotton pyjamas

    Cotton is a natural fiber derived from the cotton plant and one of the most widely used materials for pyjamas and clothing in general. Cotton is soft, lightweight, breathable and it won't easily irritate your skin. On the flip side cotton does not insulate as well as some of the other fabrics, if you tend to get cold during the night you should opt for a cotton long sleeve pyjama set. 

    Silk pyjamas

    Silk is a natural fiber that comes from the spun threads of silkworms and can be used to create luxurious silk pyjamas. Silk is comfortable and one of the softest materials used for clothing. Silk is a great choice for people with sensitive, or dry skin. However silk can be hard to take care for and is prone to stains.

    Linen pyjamas

    If you are not already a fan of linen pyjamas you might be after reading this. Linen comes from the flax plant and is another natural fiber that is used for the creation of pyjama sets. Linen is praised for its breathability. It keeps you much cooler in warm weather and much warmer in cool weather compared to pyjama sets made from other natural fibers. If you often feel warm while sleeping, linen can offer a solution. Linen pyjama sets are durable and will become softer the more they are worn. On the flip side linen is a fabric that is more likely to wrinkle than other fabrics. Some people think that is a disadvantage, other people think it’s the charm of linen.

    How should pyjamas fit?

    Another important factor when buying luxury pyjama sets is how they fit.

    Wearing loose pj’s will offer you more comfort and freedom of movement. You also don’t want the elastics of your pyjama pants to be too tight. Pyjama pants with elastic at the back and drawstrings at the front offer a nice solution here. 

    In addition, use the size chart to make sure you select the right size. When in doubt, you can always inform customer service, they can provide you with professional advice.

    How to take care of your pyjamas?

    Now that you have found your favorite pyjama set, you want them to last for years to come. Pyjamas made of natural materials often require special attention. By carefully following the instructions on the care labels in your clothes, you are guaranteed to enjoy your pj’s even longer.

    Cotton care

    Cotton pyjamas can shrink when washed and dried.

    • The best way to avoid this is to wash your pyjamas in cold water. You can do this by hand washing your pjs, or by using a 30 ° C cold machine wash.
    • Do not tumble dry your pj’s, but hang them up to dry.
    • It is recommended to iron your pj’s on the wrong side, while the garment is still damp. In this way, the iron dries the fabric and can easily remove wrinkles.

    Linen care

    Like cotton, linen has a tendency to shrink during washing and drying.

    • Linen pyjamas can be machine washed on a cold water cycle. However hand washing your linen pj’s is even better to extend its lifespan.
    • We recommend hanging them out to dry. on a clothesline, or drying rack. 
    • It is recommended to iron linen pyjamas on the wrong side, while the garment is still damp. The iron dries the fabric and can remove wrinkles more easily.

    Silk care

    This delicate fabric requires extra care when it comes to cleaning.

    • For silk pyjamas it is often recommended to let them dry clean. However, some silk items do allow for cold hand wash. 
    • Hang your silk outfits out to dry on a clothesline or a drying rack.
    • In general silk can be ironed using low heat. 

    When to wear pyjamas?

    If it’s up to us we would wear our favourite pj’s around the house all the time. Nowadays there are pj’s for every occasion, such as pyjamas for the cold cozy winter months, pyjamas for the warm summer months and even pj’s that can be worn at evening parties. 

    We have listed some suggestions for different occasions.

    Circe's Garden Pyjama Set for Women

    Summer pyjamas

    To ensure the best night’s sleep during those hot summer nights you are looking for something that will keep you comfy and cool. Therefore we suggest a more lightweight and breezy short cotton pyjama set for optimal sleep comfort during the night. For those steaming hot nights you might want to dress in a short linen pyjama set. They are a bit more breathable so you won’t wake up soggy. 

    Winter pyjamas

    The days are getting shorter and it is getting colder outside. After a hard day's work, you look forward to that moment when you can finally put on those warm comfortable pyjamas again. For the winter months you want to dress up in something cozy, warm and comfortable. We suggest a long cotton pyjama set.

    Around the house

    Do you have plans to stay at home for the weekend? Then just keep your pj’s on. It is no longer necessary to stroll around in a t-shirt and those old boring sweatpants. Luxury pyjama sets are not only very comfortable, but also look very stylish. Our Circe's Garden Grey pyjama set for her is definitely a good choice.


    Finding the perfect pyjamas doesn't have to be that difficult if you know what to pay attention to. With these tips you will know what to look for when it comes to fit, fabric, or maintenance of your pyjama set. 

    Haven't found your pj’s yet?

    Take a look at our men's pyjama sets, or women's pyjama sets
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