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How Do I Choose the Best Pajama Set?

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  • Written By: Lainie Petersen
  • Edited By: Melissa Wiley
  • Last Modified Date: 03 November 2017
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When choosing a pajama set, it's important to consider the fabric from which the pajamas are made, their style, and an appropriate fit. For many people, pajamas are more about comfort than fashion, though some people want their pajamas to look attractive as well. It is also important to purchase pajamas that are suitable for wear during different seasons and weather conditions.

One significant concern when purchasing a pajama set is that many people's bodies are disproportionate. Their top half may be much smaller than the lower half of their body. Fortunately, however, some pajama manufacturers are now selling components of pajama sets separately. This allows customers to purchase each half of the pajama set in the size that they need. Many people do find, however, that pajamas feel best in a loose fit, so it is a good idea to take this into consideration if you are trying to decide between two sizes.

Different people have different preferences in nightwear, so you may need to consider style when purchasing a pajama set. For example, some people prefer traditional pajamas that consist of loose bottoms and a long sleeved, button-up pajama top. Others prefer a more modern silhouette of a loose-fitting drawstring pants and a t-shirt-like top. Other sets may consist of a nightgown paired with a loose, light jacket or even a more formal, elegant nightgown with matching robe.

Pajamas can have a huge impact on a person's comfort and ability to sleep. In addition, many people wear pajamas when they are ill or convalescing, making comfort doubly important. People generally own more than one pajama set and usually have pajamas for both cold and warm weather. If you are choosing a pajama set for someone who lives in a cold climate or you are purchasing pajamas for winter wear, flannel is often an appropriate fabric choice. In hot weather, thin cotton fabrics are often the most comfortable. In situations where you are buying a pajama set for someone who will be in the hospital, you may wish to select garments that can be easily put on and removed so as to make in-hospital care easier on both the patient and nurses.

Some people like to match their pajama set to specific occasions. One typical example of this preference is the purchase and wearing of holiday pajamas. Often popular around Christmas, these pajamas are printed with holiday slogans and symbols. Some manufacturers offer pajamas for other holidays and special occasions, including Halloween and Valentine's Day.

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