It may only be seen by your nearest and dearest (and occasionally, the postman), but your choice of nightwear says a lot about you. Chemise-wearers are sensuous and romantic. Pyjama sets and matching robes are a sign you’ve really got your act together. And those of us who wear an oversized T-shirt we won in a competition ten years ago? Well, that says we need new nightwear!
Luckily there’s a different form of luxury nightwear out there to suit every mood, occasion or body shape, from nighties to babydolls. But should you go for cosy fleece pyjamas or a sensuous satin nightdress? A long-sleeved T-shirt or a strappy camisole top? And will a silky kimono wrap make you look as sexy as Chrissy Teigen or more like Chris from Love Island?
So whether you want to feel sexy, playful or just comfy, we’ve got all you need to know about finding the perfect nightwear.
What’s the best nightwear for your body shape?
Of course, all shapes and sizes can wear whatever nightwear they want! But if you’re looking for nightwear for your first wedding night or something super flattering for Valentine’s Day, our tips can help.
Best nightwear for big boobs
Not all of us want to wear an underwire 24/7. But, if you’re larger in the bust, you may still welcome a bit of gentle support even when the lights are out.
Choosing a supportive nightdress means you’ll get clever design features to secretly lift and boost your silhouette. Take the Siesta Secret Support Chemise from Pour Moi. It’s. Just. So. Pretty! But apart from the cute ruffle detail and flattering fluted shape, it has adjustable straps and a secret bust shelf to keep everything in place.
If you’re larger in the bust, a nighty with spaghetti straps can dig in and feel uncomfortable. Going for a double-strapped option, such as our Sofa Love Double Strap Chemise, avoids the red marks and looks really feminine, too.
Best nightwear if you’re apple-shaped
Did you notice how many Love Island girls wore cute pyjama short sets to bed? It’s no wonder. It’s a nightwear look that’s flirty, flattering and demure, all at the same time.
But the sexy style isn’t just bang-on trend. A pyjama top worn with shorts means you won’t have to worry about your tummy, while showcasing your legs to perfection. With its vibrant shade, our Santa Monica Shorts look great on golden-brown pins, while the matching Santa Monica Pyjama Top will hang loosely without ever clinging.
Best nightwear if you’re pear-shaped
Bootylicious babes know the dilemma. You want something that shows off your top half while gently skimming over your hips. Step forward a sexy chemise nightdress. Designed to flow over your bottom half to soften your silhouette, this type of nightwear is perfect for the juiciest of pears.
If you’re a smaller in the bust, use colour and design to your advantage. A plain chemise that has a bold colour or intricate lace on the top section will create the illusion of more oomph up top. Feeling tempted? Try our Opulence Chemise. Its beautiful cross-dyed lace cups are soft-lined, while the contrasting colour adds interest.
Best nightwear if you’re tall and athletic
If you’re blessed with a tall, athletic body shape, lucky you, because you’ll look great in almost anything! But going for something balanced on both the top and bottom is key. Plus you’ll want to look for some feminine details to stop the look from becoming boyish.
A strappy camisole top worn with pyjama shorts is perfect, and we have just the thing. The Pour Moi Sofa Love Frill Shorts and matching Cross Strapped Camisole will really make the most of your toned shoulders and legs, while the flirty frill looks fresh and flattering
Best nightwear for an hourglass
A sexy playsuit is great if you’re an hourglass because your figure is already so well-balanced. Going for one that nips you in at the middle can highlight your spectacular curves even more by accentuating your slim waist.
Choosing something that’s slightly more fitted (rather than billowy) is key, because you don’t want to add any extra visual weight to your bust or hips. Our Sofa Love Double Strap Playsuit fits the bill perfectly.
How to choose your perfect pyjamas
Pyjamas may be your go-to sleepwear, but if you’re finding yourself tossing and turning in bed when the weather heats up, there’s no need to ditch your favourite style. Just match your pyjamas to the temperature in your bedroom for the perfect night’s sleep.
The best pyjamas for winter
Winter was made for spending Sundays all snuggled up in fleece pyjamas, and our Cosy Check Pyjama Set in pink and grey are some of the cutest around. The button-up tailored pyjama top looks classic, while the elasticated waist is forgiving, no matter how much apple crumble you’ve had for lunch.
The best pyjamas for spring
Can’t bear having anything on your arms when the temperature starts to rise? We hear you. Go for a short-sleeved pyjama set in soft jersey, such as this Lazy Days version. Buying both the long trousers and the cosy nightshirt means the pyjama set will see you through both spring and summer, too.
The best pyjamas for summer
Who says you can’t wear pyjamas in the summer? Not us! The Tropics set will keep you cool at night, but its vibrant shades were made to be seen, so wear it for coffee on your hotel balcony when it’s holiday time.
How to choose a wrap
The best pyjamas for autumn
The days are turning chilly, but you’re not quite ready to get into your flannel pjs just yet. Try the Sofa Love Cuffed Trousers with a black cami top. Match with the Sofa Love Kimono Robe and you’ll be able to wear the pjs around the house without turning the heating on.
There’s nothing nicer than a lazy weekend when you don’t get out of your nightwear. But to give yourself an even bigger not to leave the house, read our tips on how to choose the perfect wrap to suit your mood.
The wrap that makes you feel like you’re at a luxury hotel…
There’s nothing like the sumptuous feel of a floor-length dressing gown to take you back to how you felt on your last hotel getaway. The opulent feel of the Lazy Days will make you feel as pampered as a five-star spa break.
The wrap that makes you feel a million dollars…
OK, so it won't dry you off after a shower, but sometimes you just want a wrap that makes you look fabulous. And this gorgeous print satin Kimono fulfils the brief with ease. Perfect for summer, it’s crying out to be worn over super sexy lingerie or nightwear. Accessorise with a white towel on your head for that Love Island look!
The wrap that looks sexy while you snuggle…
Softer than your favourite blanket, this cool, minimalist Sofa Love Wrap is super-snuggly, but won't roast you when you’re sitting in front of the fire. There’s a belt and pockets, too (which are super useful for hiding Quality Street wrappers on Christmas Day).
Can I wear nightwear out of the house?
There was a time when going out for the evening dressed head to toe in silky pyjamas would spark concern from your friends. But wearing nightwear beyond your front door has been one of the biggest fashion trends of the past three seasons - and it’s one we love here at Pour Moi.
Worried you can’t carry off? You don’t have to go the whole hog. Just wear a silky pyjama bottom with extra length in the leg so it looks flattering over a high-heeled sandal. Or, wear a satiny pyjama top as if it was a silk shirt - for example with jeans and with a camisole underneath. Our Dusk pyjama set will help you nail both looks, so you get two outfits in one!
Buy your perfect nightwear at Pour Moi
Now you know your fit and style, it’s time to shop! Our glamorous wraps, sexy chemises and perfect pyjamas are all available in a variety of sizes up to size 22.
So what are you waiting for? Visit our nightwear section to browse the full range and get ready to sleep in style. Enjoy!