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Experiences With Different Fabrics and Styles in Sleepwear

Fabric choices make a huge difference in overall comfort when it comes to sleepwear. Coziness, temperature regulation, and durability are important factors to consider when buyingloungewear for girls

Remember that loungewear can be slept in or worn throughout the day as a casual outfit, but sleepwear should be reserved specifically for wearing to bed. The difference is that some pajama styles are designed strictly as pajamas while loungewear and athleisure looks can transition from homewear to workout wear to streetwear. 

When it comes to fabric choices, our shopping tips for loungewear and sleepwear are essentially the same: opt for soft, breathable, and durable pieces that can be used throughout the year. Style and comfort for loungewear or sleepwear go hand-in-hand–cozy should never sacrifice cute!

Fabric Choices

Most sleepwear is made from cotton or a cotton blend. However, you will also find pajamas that are made with synthetic fibers, silk, linen, and even bamboo blends. 


Cotton is a classic fabric choice known for its softness, durability, and breathability. It keeps the body cool and helps wick away sweat with its airiness. Cotton is a highly versatile choice for loungewear that is also used to sleep in. 

Lightweight cotton is ideal in the summer months to keep cool. Cotton can vary in thickness, texture, and stretchiness and is often blended with other fibers to create warmer fabrics like flannel and waffle knits–which are perfect for the winter.  

Synthetic Fabrics

Polyester is a common fabric because it's highly washable and less expensive. It can have a silken effect or a thicker wool-like feel. Fleece is a common choice for wintertime warmth for both sleepwear and loungewear. 

Polyester usually comes as a blend because it is not a breathable fabric. You may find that polyester sleepwear is often too warm for your daughter.


Silk is undoubtedly the most luxurious sleepwear material. It’s also the most recognizable as pajamas, making it less appropriate for loungewear that is worn outside the home. While this material is soft and comfortable, it requires special care and can be expensive. 


Linen is a wonderful option for hot days and nights, but it’s usually not particularly soft and cozy. Linen is highly breathable and has a cooling effect, but its stiffness is often a turnoff for sleepwear–especially if your daughter has sensitive skin.

Bamboo and Rayon

Bamboo and rayon are wonderful cotton alternatives that are soft, comfortable, and breathable. These fabrics are usually more environmentally conscious and are often blended with other fabrics. 

Sleepwear Styles

Sleepwear can come in a variety of styles such as separates, one-pieces, or matching sets. Separates can be mixed and matched to accommodate temperate changes like camisoles with pants or waffle knits with shorts. One-pieces can be nightgowns with tank-style straps, t-shirt-style dresses, or even rompers that are long or short. 

Matching sets have a more traditional look and are typically designed as a loose-fitting button-down top with shorts or pants. One-piece pajamas and matching sets will look like sleepwear, while separates can function as both loungewear and sleepwear.

Let Yellowberry Be Your Source for Girls’ Sleepwear

Yellowberry’s cotton camisoles and Midtown shorts are the perfect starting point for comfortable and functional loungewear or sleepwear. Check out our wide selection today