Good-looking comfortable pajamas for real women are hard to find. I actually own those yoda pajamas pictured above — thanks, Mom! — and they’re cozy as heck but doing nothing for my sex life.
Note: I will write about nursing-friendly pajamas another day.
As I was meeting my husband for our weekly lunch date, I sat outside a lingerie shop staring into the window. There was a large collection of sheer borderline-ridiculous lingerie that could NEVER work if junior will likely end up in your bed with a nightmare and one sad looking pair of adorable full-coverage matching pajamas that were cute but looked tragic in comparison.
All the choices seem either too skanky or too frumpy. So, where is the middle ground and why is it so hard to find? I want something cute and attractive to my mate; comfortable and easy to sleep in; not so slutty that I can’t tend to a child in the middle of the night. IS THAT SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND?
Determined to solve this nightly pajama problem for myself and other mothers, I browsed the amazon lingerie and sleepwear sale (up to 70% off!) until I found a few great choices. If you like any of this stuff, tell me which ones I should buy.
Before love and marriage, I always slept in long pajama pants. I found them to be comfortable and practical. Now that I’m looking at them through another lens, they’re not much better than sweat pants. It seems to me that the winning sleepwear will show some skin but not too mcuh.
Striped shorties. These Bottoms Out shorties (wait, does that mean my butt will hang out?) run about $20 and come in purple, pink, and mint. Is she on her way to jazzercize or could these pass as effortlessly sexy and practical?
Jailbreak shorties. These striped shorts with matching solid tank have a little lace on the edges to be more feminine. Lace can be scratchy and not wash well, but since they’re less than $20, I might try them anyway. Also in leopard pattern and one with stupid hearts and kisses.
Peekaboo(b) shorties. This matched shorts pajama set looks cute to me but the sexy factor will come down to fit. Her sad expression tells me that she doesn’t really want to sleep in them. Buy them for $25.
Two styles for long pants, too.
Too much like my mom? Maybe the real reason that I sleep in a t-shirt most nights is that my mom would never ever do it. She has worn a matching set of pajamas since I’ve known her. Always has, always will. This Josie cami pyjama set is cute to me and this color combo is only $28 (others were about $88, umm no!).
Only firm abs will do. The last choice on my mind is a pair of Calvin Klein pajama pants priced from $15 to $40. But I can’t help but wonder if these only look good because the model is sporting a six-pack and once you factor in my concert tee-shirt, it will be Frump City in my bedroom.
Please weigh in! Help me out by sharing your favorites of these or other really awesome-looking pajamas for women who wake up to deal with nighttime diapers and overnight visitors of all ages.
Again your choices are any of the following (or a write-in candidate, please provide link!)
- Striped shorties
- Jailbreak shorties
- Peekaboob shorties
- Too much like my mom
- Only firm abs will do
And for God’s sake, don’t get me started on bathrobes!