The sweatiest season of the year is here, and as much as we love summer, there’s nothing worse than tossing and turning all night because of the heat.
Aside from outfitting your bed with lightweight linens, turning up your air conditioner to its highest setting and keeping some cold water by your side, cooling pajamas are one of the best ways to ensure a good night’s sleep.
Days of thick flannel and sweatpants for bed are long behind us, so now is the perfect time to upgrade your sleepwear for the hottest part of summer. The key to staying cool while you sleep is picking out breathable fabrics: think cotton, linen or silk for an extra luxurious touch. Tiny shorts and tank tops feel like a natural choice for the warmer months, but short- and long-sleeved tops in breezy silhouettes and lightweight fabrics can also keep you cool while offering more coverage.
No matter if you prefer sultry slips or a simple tee with boxers, we’ve found the best cooling pajamas for summer 2023. Below, shop some of our favorite summer PJ picks including Oprah’s favorite from Cozy Earth, Hill House Home, SKIMS, Madewell and more.
Cozy Earth Women’s Short Sleeve Pajama SetAmazonCozy Earth Women’s Short Sleeve Pajama Set
Get the short-sleeve version of Oprah’s favorite set of bamboo pajamas for warm weather nights.
$124Shop NowHill House Home The Aurora Sleep DressHill House HomeHill House Home The Aurora Sleep Dress
If you want to wear something a bit more flirty to bed, the Aurora Sleep Dress is made with soft, breathable cotton and features a key-hole cutout detail on the front. Pair it with a robe for more coverage when you need to pop out of the bedroom.
$75$41Shop NowJ. Crew Linen-Cotton Short-Sleeve Pajama SetJ. CrewJ. Crew Linen-Cotton Short-Sleeve Pajama Set
A linen and cotton fabric blend makes these J. Crew pajamas extra breathable.
$98$69WITH J.CREW PASSPORTShop NowIntimissimi Silk Slip with Lace Insert DetailIntimissimiIntimissimi Silk Slip with Lace Insert Detail
Heat up your pajama collection while staying cool in a 100% silk slip with a lacey trim.
$99Shop NowMadewell Swiss Dot Babydoll Pajama SetMadewellMadewell Swiss Dot Babydoll Pajama Set
“Wow, these are by far the best summer pajamas I’ve ever owned,” raved a happy reviewer. “The fabric is light enough to be comfortable in hot weather but sturdy enough that I don’t need to wear a bra underneath.”
$80$70Shop NowVictoria’s Secret Satin Cami Wide-Leg Pant Pajama SetVictoria’s SecretVictoria’s Secret Satin Cami Wide-Leg Pant Pajama Set
Even with the longer pants, this breathable satin set will keep you cool while in bed this summer.
$80$56Shop NowAmazon Essentials Women’s Cotton Modal Piped Notch Collar Pajama SetAmazonAmazon Essentials Women’s Cotton Modal Piped Notch Collar Pajama Set
Feel put-together even when you’re fast asleep in this super soft modal set — a steal at under $25.
$22Shop NowQuince 100% Washable Silk Pajama TankQuinceQuince 100% Washable Silk Pajama Tank
For an extra luxurious option, Quince’s 100% silk pajama tank and matching shorts are well worth the splurge.
$98$50Shop Top$118$50Shop BottomsSKIMS Soft Lounge Tank and Soft Lounge BoxerSKIMSSKIMS Soft Lounge Tank and Soft Lounge Boxer
The internet is obsessed with this SKIMS boxer and tank set, and we can see why — it’s effortlessly sexy yet casual.
$38Shop Top$36Shop BottomsVictoria’s Secret 3-Piece Cotton Pajama SetVictoria’s SecretVictoria’s Secret 3-Piece Cotton Pajama Set
Your dreams will be even sweeter when you don this lace-trimmed cotton cami and shorts set with a matching robe.
$55$39Shop NowAbercrombie and Fitch Oversized Linen-Blend ShirtAbercrombie and FitchAbercrombie and Fitch Oversized Linen-Blend Shirt
This versatile piece can be used as a sleep shirt, cover-up or overshirt depending on the day.
$60$48Shop NowOpen Edit Core Sleep Organic Cotton & Modal Crop TankNordstromOpen Edit Core Sleep Organic Cotton & Modal Crop Tank
Available in straight and plus sizes, this tank and shorts set is made from organic cotton and sustainable Tencel fabrics.
$19$11Shop Top$25Shop BottomsAmazon Essentials Women’s Poplin Short and Sleep Tee SetAmazonAmazon Essentials Women’s Poplin Short and Sleep Tee Set
Keep it simple in a comfy cotton tee shirt and boxer short set.
$19Shop NowEveryday Ritual Isabelle Tie-Front Cotton ChemiseNordstromEveryday Ritual Isabelle Tie-Front Cotton Chemise
Pajamas don’t get any cuter than this: a ruffled 100% cotton chemise with a plunging neckline and stretchy smocked back.
$98Shop NowQuince 100% European Linen Shorts Pajama SetQuinceQuince 100% European Linen Shorts Pajama Set
Beat the summer sweats in a 100% European linen PJ set.
$60Shop NowLauren Ralph Lauren Print Short PajamasNordstromLauren Ralph Lauren Print Short Pajamas
These pink paisley-printed PJs are sure to put a smile on your face each time you wear them.
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