Sleep in Style: Best Sleepwear on a Budget

Woman in white sleepwear

To skimp or not to skimp? That’s the burning question that probably strikes you every time you glance at your played out PJs and wish you had something decidedly cuter to wear to bed at night.

While there’s the old argument that only you and/or your significant other will see them, there’s also the equally convincing point that you should ultimately wear whatever you want. So if you’re dreaming of a sleepwear upgrade, don’t think twice — because you can easily do that on a budget. Here are some fun finds that won’t break your budget.

Budget Sleepwear — Top Picks

TJMaxx two-piece sleepwear

Tahari Strappy Lace Trim Pajama Set, $19.99: Stay cool and comfortable in this lightweight, stretchy set that features effortless pull-on pants and a matching tank.

Dillards striped sleepwear

Eileen West Striped-Print Woven Pajama Set, $35: When you want to stay as cool as possible but have no time for shorts, try this set instead. The cropped pants are the perfect alternative!

Floral two-piece sleepwear

Catherine Malandrino Off-the-Shoulder PJ Set, $29.97: Don’t let the off-shoulder silhouette scare you away—it’s a bit outside of the average comfort zone, yet it also works overtime as loungewear.

Steinmart sleepwear

Rene Rofe Lace Trim Sleep Chemise, $19.98: If you prefer the charm and sweetness of a chemise, try this hyper-soft choice that features a flattering silhouette and plenty of fun color variations.

Kohl's chemise

Simply Vera Vera Wang Handkerchief Hem Long Chemise, $32.99: A nightgown so chic you could probably wear it outdoors in a pinch? Yes, please. This pretty piece with a delicate hemline definitely qualifies.

H&M Patterned nightshirt

H&M Patterned Nightshirt, $24.99: Sometimes all you need is a light nightshirt that you can toss on and fall into bed without a second thought. Here you go—bonus points for the pretty pattern.

Olive green pajama pants

Gilligan & O’Malley Pajama Pants, $16.99: Meet the most comfortable pajamas you’ll ever own—or as close as possible. These feature slits up the calves, and can be tied below for a boho-chic style.

Amazon floral two-piece nightwear

Mignon Cromwell Satin Sleepwear Nightgown and Robe Set, $9: Sometimes you just need to slip into satin. This set is so wallet-friendly you can easily purchase a couple. Wear the robe while doing your makeup—it feels so luxe.

This post about budget sleepwear was originally written in 2008 and rewritten in 2018.


Staff Writer at The Budget Fashionista
Tanya is a seasoned journalist based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Specializing in fashion, beauty, and travel, she loves to explore new places, read as much as possible, and scour the web for fabulous finds — all in the name of research, of course.