Summer PJs that make the case for never getting dressed

For the past few seasons, pyjama dressing has been a favourite of ours at Marie Claire, whether it be for the bedroom or for the office. For summer in particular, linen dresses and short-sleeved shirts in bold prints have been going strong.

Cosy and chic nightwear aren’t just for night time, as evidenced by the street style set getting papped at London Fashion Week. Style note: This season, opt for head-to-toe white linen, paired with a chic mule, or for a more understated take on the trend, try a silk slip dress paired with box-fresh trainers.

A now staple look for editors and influencers on holiday is the simple linen dress worn over a bikini or swimsuit. Look to Sleeper for some pretty embroidered numbers which can be worn loose or with a belt. You can carry the look over for autumn/winter too, with dresses adorned with balloon sleeves, best worn with lace-up boots.

For designer sleepwear, head to our favourites Desmond & Dempsey, Three Graces, Agent Provocateur, Olivia Von Halle and La Perla, where you’ll find everything from luxurious lace-trimmed silk slips to short linen suits.

If you’re on a tighter budget, don’t worry. The high street has plenty to offer too. Topshop, Intimissimi and next all have a great selection of affordable nightwear, ranging from minimal nighties to printed separates.

Whilst last season was all about matching separates, this time round, try mixing things up a but. Team a shirt with a cropped pant, a statement earring and a flip flop, or wear a slip skirt with dad sandals and a crop top. Or simply stay at home, looking fabulous.

Either way, there is a sleepwear style to suit all, so scroll down to shop my edit of the best summer pyjamas, nighties, and shorts and shirt sets around.

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