You wouldn’t be surprised to learn that our original nightshirt is our #1 bestseller here at The Sleep Shirt. In fact, the Short Sleep Shirt and the Long Sleep Shirt are our #1 and #2 bestsellers. Both are based on a 19th century men’s chemise, with long sleeves, a shirt stand collar with short, button-down placket and a very roomy body.
Oprah featured it as one of her Favorite Things, and since launching the company with it in 2012, we now make it in all of our fabrics, from classic Oxford stripe cotton (blue and pink are the most popular) to flannel, seersucker, and linen. We’ve also extended it to size 3X as part of our PLUS size range and, in the case of the short shirt, petite, too.
Besides our long cotton sleep shirts, what else is on the best sellers list? Not surprisingly, most of the items are classic nightshirts: these are unisex, designed to be worn roomy, and one size fits most, so also make easy gifts. And despite being made from luxury fabrics sourced from European and North American suppliers, they’re also a cinch to care for—just throw in the wash and you’re good to go. Finally, the majority of our cottons (the best fabric for pyjamas, hands down) are GOTS or BCI-certified, and we only ever use natural fibers and high-quality manufacturing techniques, which helps ensure that our products last a long time. These are best sellers for a reason.
Another classic, this style comes in OS (one size), which fits up to a US size 14, or PLUS, which fits up to 2X or 3X. With its adjustable neckline, back tie and A-line shape, we love it because it’s a pretty nightie that isn’t overly girly or feminine. It’s the best style for balmy summer nights or if your body temperature tends to run on the warmer side.
The Lounge Pant is our best selling pant thanks to its simple cut, comfortable roomy leg, drawstring front and elastic back waist. It’s sold as a set with the Short Sleeve Cropped Sleep Shirt—a classic pyjama top, updated with a short sleeve and wide, boxy fit—though you can also buy both pieces individually. These two pieces epitomize simple loungewear at its best.
This full-length chemise is a great option if you like a little more coverage without ever looking dowdy. In cotton flannel, it’s a cozy option that’s great for mooching around the house, while in breezy linen, it’s a great resort piece. Its three-quarter sleeve is practical no matter the season.
One of the newer additions to our collection of cotton sleepwear, this button-down style features a slight A-line shape and has a shirt collar that gives it a cool, daywear feel.