HtCC – Pyjama Party

So if you follow a few of us blogger types on Twitter, a few weeks ago, you’ll have seen that there were discussions about sleepovers going on – mainly the sort of sleepovers that we used to have as teenagers. (Hair mascara anyone?) A few nights ago, the Sarahs (@sarahs_scribbles and @essbeevee) and I were showing off our pj’s to each other and I realised they were the sort that you wear to mooch about in, the ones that you don’t let the boyfriend catch you in for at least the first 6 months.

But damn, they’re comfy.

With that in mind (and the fact that the boyfriend has been away for two weeks, so my comfy PJ’s have been making a return), here’s a few sets that I would like for Christmas please (It was a bit of a tradition (sort of) in our house that you wore new PJ’s on Christmas Eve so you’d wake up in lovely new things)

I’m quite fussy with my pyjamas. I don’t like stringy vest tops, and dislike slogans and cutesy bears. Long trousers have to be LONG. Oh, and shorts have to be of a certain length. These are clothes for comfort, and I can’t be bothered with picking shorts out of my bum while I’m wasting time on the internet. Now theres an image for you.

These stripey long legged pyjamas* (£25, Topshop) almost tick all the boxes for me. I’m not overly keen on the sleeveless vesty thing, but at least when I wake up, I wont have it twisted half way around my top (the reason why I don’t like strappy tops) for bed

I like this Fairisle short set* (£20, Topshop) and since I’ve already got a shorts set in this style from Topshop, I know that the shorts will be a reasonable length on me. (Thats the good thing about Topshop, they have a design and they just do different patterns on them. Some people might call this lazy. I don’t care.)

These Cookie Monster PJ’s* (£25, Topshop) are more something that Helen would wear, but they’re still cute. I think the trousers would be long even for her (she’s only 5’10”, not that tall really)

Back in the day, I was a MASSIVE Sweet Valley Twins fan. I wanted to be Jessica. My favourite colour was purple long before I started reading the series, so I thought this was a sign I should be in the Unicorns. Duh. Anyway. These unicorn pyjamas* (£18, Dorothy Perkins) made me think of SVT. The top is apparently blue, but looks purple to me, and those trousers look like hideous 3/4 length ones (why? Just why?) but I am still tempted to buy them. And girls are crazy about unicorns!

Theres one sort of PJ that will never look good though. The all in one. Sure, feety PJ’s* sound like a good idea, and yeah, you may have seen that episode of Family Guy with Peter and his rather fetching red ensemble. But this?

Just say no, kids.


  1. Bel says

    OMG, I would totally wear the Cookie Monster ones, although I have seen a pair and they did seem a little on the short side for me, they have to be completely touching the floor and covering most of my foot (I’m fussy I know and it doesn’t help when long on most people is normal on me anyway, this is why I have resorted to wearing men’s pj bottoms!). I know you love unicorns but 3/4 length slightly frilly pants are NOT a good look! And how can you say no to a onesie? JD would be disappointed in you! x

  2. The Girl says

    Oh my goodness you’ve just put everything I feel about pyjamas in one handy post! I am CONSTANTLY on the quest for the ‘right’ set of pyjamas, main problem for me being that the trousers are never long enough and I like a bit of support because if I’m in my pjs I don’t want to have to be wearing a bra. Also just had a conversaion this weekend about my hatred for slogans and cutesy nonsense. The Cookie Monster just passes in that category – I’m loving those. Like a whole bunch.


  3. sef says

    Is the bottom picture the latest line up of teletubbies to make the dads watch and get involved with their kids?

    I like soft and long jammies. New Look’s jersey trousers rock.


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