The Sleep Shirt's Fit Guide | Plus Size Sleepwear

The Sleep Shirt's Fit Guide | Plus Size Sleepwear

Luxury plus-sized sleepwear

Here's our fit guide for the items available in the extended size range.

Short Sleep Shirt

This is our famous nightshirt - the one customers have been buying ever since The Sleep Shirt was founded in 2012. You'll find our customers wearing the Short Sleep Shirt to bed, when they're lounging, as a day shirt, or even on the beach.

  • Plus size: chest width is 26" (circumference 52"), collar to shoulder is is 6", sleeve length is 23", sleeve is 9" (circumference 18") wide at upper arm, placket length is 10.5", length at centre front is 34", and length at centre back is 38".
  • This shape was developed specifically for the plus size market, made to fit loosely and cover sizes XL to 3X

Model Measurements left: Height 5' 9.5", Chest 41", Hips 45", Waist 33" and right: Height 5'2.5", 41.5", Hips 55.5", Waist 38.5".

Long Sleep Shirt

A modern version of the classic knee-length nightshirt, the Long Sleep Shirt is one of our best selling shapes. This one is long enough that you won't feel uncomfortable wearing it in front of house guests or in-laws.

  • Plus size: chest width is 26" (circumference 52"), collar to shoulder is 6", sleeve length is 23", sleeve is 9" (circumference 18") wide at upper arm, length at centre front is 39", and length at centre back is 43"
  • This shape was developed specifically for the plus size market, made to fit loosely and cover sizes XL to 3X

    Model Measurements right: Height 5' 9.5", Chest 41", Hips 45", Waist 33" and left: Height 5'2.5", 41.5", Hips 55.5", Waist 38.5".

    Sleeveless Nightie


    When we designed this nightie seven years ago - we immediately know it was going to be a winner. Fast forward to today - and it is still one of our best sellers. It's easy to wear, comfortable, and feminine but not overly girly.

    • Plus size: chest width is 25" (circumference 50") with adjustable drawstring at back and neckline, strap width is 2", length at centre front is 33", length at centre back is 39", and width at hem is 40.5".
    • This shape was developed specifically for the plus size market, made to fit loosely and cover sizes XL to 2X

      Model Measurements right: Height 5' 9.5", Chest 41", Hips 45", Waist 33" and left: Height 5'2.5", 41.5", Hips 55.5", Waist 38.5".

      Lounge Pant

      We've not tried to re-invent the wheel with this pant, we've just made a really classic pyjama pant in a super nice cotton, which is actually something that is quite hard to find.

      • Extra Large: waist is 36", hip 24.5" (49" circumference), side seam is 42.25", inseam is 30". Fits a US size 12/14.
      • XX Large: waist is 39.5", hip is 26" (52" circumference), side seam is 43", inseam is 30.5". Fits a US size 14/16.

        Model Measurements: Height 5' 9.5", Chest 41", Hips 45", Waist 33". Model is wearing the XX Large Lounge Pants.

        Full Length Sleep Shirt

        We thought we'd nailed it with our classic nightshirts, but when we started getting letters from customers begging for modest sleepwear and a floor length night shirt, we knew it was time to take action. The Full Length Sleep Shirt was an instant hit, for our cold weather customers wanting to cover up in winter, and our sun loving customers needing something with coverage to wear poolside.

        • Extra Large: Chest width is 24" (circumference 48"), front length is about 54", sleeve length is 19.25", and hem width is 41.5" (circumference 83")
        • XX Large: Chest width is 25.5" (circumference 51"), front length is about 54.25", sleeve length is 19.5", and hem width is 43.75" (circumference 87.5")

          Model Measurements: Height 5' 9.5", Chest 41", Hips 45", Waist 33". Model is wearing the Extra Large Full Length Sleep Shirt

          Stretch t-shirts for women:
          Classic T-Shirt with V-Neck or Crew Neck

          Our version of the classic t-shirt has a body that's slim around the bust, loose around the hips, and has a high low hem that covers the bum. For the fabric, we chose a smooth, medium weight stretch cotton blend that drapes and doesn't cling.

          • Extra Large: bust is 22.5" (45" circumference), front length is 27.75", hem circumference is 49.5"
          • XX Large: bust is 24" (44" circumference), front length is 28.25", hem circumference is 52.5"

            Model Measurements: Height 5' 9.5", Chest 41", Hips 45", Waist 33". Model is wearing the Extra Large T-Shirt 

            Model Measurements right: Height 5' 9.5", Chest 41", Hips 45", Waist 33" and left: Height 5'2.5", 41.5", Hips 55.5", Waist 38.5".

            Boatneck T-Shirt

            You need this boat neck t-shirt in your life. With a chic boat neckline and an elegant three-quarter sleeve, it's a classic shape that works with jeans, skirts, under a blazer, with a cardigan, or with pyjama bottoms.

            • Extra Large: bust is 23" (46" circumference), front length is 26.5", hem circumference is 50.5", sleeve length is 17"
            • XX Large: bust is 24.5" (49" circumference), front length is 27", hem circumference is 53.5", sleeve length is 17.25"

              Model Measurements: Height 5' 9.5", Chest 41", Hips 45", Waist 33". Model is wearing the Extra Large T-Shirt 

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              Feature image by Marielle Elizabeth.