The sleepwear industry is growing as more people are looking for premium, comfortable products to help them relax before bed. Sleepwear companies offer a range of options for everyone, from infants to adults, with different fabrics and styles to suit any mood. While many people don’t think about what they wear before sleeping, it can be very important for a good night of rest.
Women Trousers, Lingerie & Sleepwear
The difference between sleepwear, loungewear and lingerie can be confusing. Garments that are worn only for sleeping, such as nightgowns and pajamas are considered sleepwear, while t-shirts and tank tops are loungewear and can also be worn to sleep but may not be specifically designed for sleep. However, the distinction isn’t always clear, especially for children’s sleepwear and lingerie, which must comply with CPSC standards but may be marketed as being “for lounging” rather than as sleepwear.
For example, a set of pajamas consists of a pair of pants and a matching shirt. This type of sleepwear is usually made from cotton, silk or a blend of those materials. These can be light and airy to keep you cool in hot weather or thicker to provide warmth in the winter. Pajama pants can be loose and comfortable or fitted, with a wide range of colors and prints available.
Women’s sleepwear has evolved since the ’20s, when Coco Chanel popularized modern pajamas. During the ’20s and ’30s, women began coming into their own, and they wanted sleepwear that was fashionable as well as comfortable. The ’60s brought palazzo pajamas, consisting of ultra-soft silk pants with a very wide leg to be worn as casual loungewear or even to stroll along the beach. Baby doll pajamas, featuring a sleeveless top with frill at the hem paired with balloon panties, was another trend that started during this time.