7 Do's & Don'ts To Donning The Fashion Pajama Trend (Don't Get Caught Out There!)

7 Do’s & Don’ts To Donning The Fashion Pajama Trend (Don’t Get Caught Out There!)

There are few trends that drift in and out of mainstream fashion quite the way pajamas do.  We can vaguely remember a few looks from 2011, its quiet reappearance in 2009, and its earnest insistence on sticking around in the early 2000’s.  And now, with little to no effort, it’s back on the bodies of hollywood’s most fashionable.

This time we say, if you can have all the damn eggs and pancakes you want at 12 o’clock at night wearing a sequin mini dress, then why the heck not steak and potatoes 6 o’clock in the evening wearing a silk pajama set?  BUT—and this is a big but—it all depends on how you wear it.  To crush any confusion you might have about wearing pajamas outdoors fashionably, we’ve put together a quick how-to guide.

Here are 7 Do’s and Don’ts to wearing pajama fashion.



1. DON’T Wear Childish Prints

 Rachel Bilson

You will look crazy.  End of story.

2. DO Opt For Luxurious Fabrics



It’s definitely better to wear your fashion pajamas in silk, satin, or other luxe fabrics.  Cotton or flannel will come off  too domestic instead of dressy.

3. DON’T Wear Them If They Swallow You


Keri Hilson

Keri, baby, as they say, “wear ya size.”  Oversized pajamas are not the move.  They will come off less sleepy-time and more hammer-time.

4. DO Go For Fitted And Belted Styles


Viviana Volpicella, Vogue Nippon Editor


More tailored fashion pajamas are the absolute best.  A close top and tapered leg bottom, or belted waist, will give you a polished and put together look in an otherwise cozy style.

5. DON’T Miss-Match Tops And Bottoms


Lily Allen

Pajama fashion is a slippery slope, and one sure way for this trend to go downhill FAST is by mixing and matching the tops and bottoms.  Stick to the matching sets, pretty please, with a cherry on top.


6. DO Dress Them Up


Jessica Alba

Since PJ’s are comfort clothes, they can easily get lost in translation if it not styled right.  For an evening out, pair them with dressy shoes and accessories just like you would a cocktail dress.  The only person that will accept any less is Tivo and he’s not invited.


But DON’T Go Too Hard!


Rachel Roy

We know we said to dress them up and accessorize them stylishly, but for the love of God don’t over do it!  This trend is off beat enough, so you don’t need to go to town with it—crazy town.  Keep the add-ons to a minimum for a look that is smart but not too calculated.

StyleBlazers, are you on board with this trend or on to the next?






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  • Trisha_B

    I”m pretty sure Lily Allen wasn’t doing the trend. It looks like she was just louging around the house and ran out the house to do a quick errand. 

    Rachel Roy & Jessica Alba’s look too much like pjs

    I liked the print on Rihanna’s but i wish it fit her better, but the vogue editor worked hers! I love the fit on her & the print.

    BUT i’m a regular college female so no, i won’t be rocking that look lol

  • Steppy22

    Alba, rihanna and that vogue gal – they look ridiculous. PJ’s to a formal event? It’s one thing to run out for coff or grab a paper, but somewhere that your picture will be taken? Just dumb.

  • My_Mind_Speaks

    I don’t care WHO wears the pajamas…

    Once you wear them outside your home…You have then entered the Ghetto Bird Zone…



     I can’t stand people who wear pajamas out in public.  Walk around looking like mental patients.

  • Dee

    Don’t wear pajamas in public it just looks silly

  • I don’t understand pajamas and heels

  • Sweetrose78

    How about we not wear pj’s outside? i mean, seriously… this is not cute.

  • ebaby85

    follow me on twitter @erokbaby

  • Kat

    I never go far in PJ’s – definitely never planned on pj’s as my OUTFIT.  wow.  Trailer Trash is NOT chic.

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