Fashion

Why you should invest in a pair of party pyjamas

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Sleeper

Feather trimmed or cut from lavish velvet – At Vogue Scandinavia, we embrace the elevated PJs as our party ensemble this season

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Rummaging through our wardrobes before bed, we're most likely to reach for the same ever-so-soft yet threadbare t-shirt we always wear. And while it's comfortable, it's far from fashionable. Nothing like the snug jammies of yore, the world of silky sleepwear has seen a sartorial revolution that puts pyjamas centre stage. Pulling them out of the bedroom and into our rotation of occasion wear, we love the comfort an elevated pair of PJs bring to our evening ensemble.

"It's easy to incorporate clothes from your own wardrobe into a Walking Sleepwear party look," says Asya Varetsa who co-founded Sleeper, the hyped brand specialising in turning pyjamas into party wear, with her partner-in-PJ-crime, Kate Zubarieva.

Sleepwear showstoppers isn't a new concept, as proven by the clothing categories long cinema history – From Audrey Hepburn sporting an oversized shirt in Breakfast at Tiffany's; Michelle Pfeiffer's silky slip in Scarface and Sophia Loren's sunny set in A Countess from Hong Kong, Hollywood has been lounging in glamorous get-ups to inspire our own occasion dressing for decades.

Swedish stylist and fashion aficionado, Fanny Ekstrand Tourneur, wore a feather trimmed pyjama getting ready for her Parisian wedding. Photo: @fannyekstrand

While some raise their eyebrows at the casual cut of these garments, we propose that the proper styling will convince any sartorial sceptic. "The possibilities of different combinations are endless – you can either wear the full set, adding some pumps and accessories or wear pants and the top separately, just go with how you feel this evening,” Varetsa says. Zubarieva agrees, but adds that "it’s not pajamas that make you look great, your personality is in charge of your appearances." After all, when getting dressed it's all about attitude.

Paired with a sparkly handbag, a dramatic heel, and layered under an oversized slouchy suit jacket the party pyjama is our party pick.

Below, find our favourite sets to don this festive season.


Party PJs

Printed silk twill pajama shirt

Totême

SHOP NOWEUR 570
Logo wide-leg silk pants

Totême

SHOP NOWEUR 550
Silk Pyjamas shirt

Ganni

SHOP NOWEUR 285
Silk pyjama trousers

Ganni

SHOP NOWEUR 215
Feather-trimmed crepe de chine pajama set

Sleeper

SHOP NOWEUR 320
Bon Vivant belted piped velvet robe

Sleeping with Jacques

SHOP NOWEUR 354
Piped velvet pajama pants

Sleeping with Jacques

SHOP NOWEUR 216
Harlow devoré-velvet pajama set

Olivia Von Halle

SHOP NOWEUR 620
Chloe shirt silk

Aiayu

SHOP NOWEUR 335
Lola straight trousers silk

Aiayu

SHOP NOWEUR 380
Silk pyjama shirt

Arket

SHOP NOWEUR 89
Silk Pyjama Trousers

Arket

SHOP NOWEUR 89
Claudia pyjama set (sold separately)

By Malina

SHOP NOWEUR 340
Lace-trim two-piece pyjamas

La Perla

SHOP NOWEUR 1315
Silk Pyjama

H&M

SHOP NOWEUR 39.99
The 01 belted waist set

Deiji Studios

SHOP NOWEUR 289
Knitted Cardigan with Detachable Feathers

Sleeper

SHOP NOWEUR 195
Boudoir Pants with Feathers

Sleeper

SHOP NOWEUR 250
Elle Shirt

'Malie

SHOP NOWEUR 350
Flow Pants

'Malie

SHOP NOWEUR 360

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