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Send Mom Some Love


With Mother’s Day coming up (May 10th, mark your calendar), get a jump on the best sleep and loungewear for anyone in your life who has earned the “mom” moniker: your own mother, your mother-in-law, the women who raised you, the daughter who promoted you to grandma, your wife or significant other, your sister…the more you think about it, the longer the list grows.

Pulled together by the Bare Necessities sleepwear buyers, these 10 comfy-chic pajama suggestions would not only be appreciated by Mama, we daresay they’d be appreciated by you, too.

So send some love to the women who give their all, all the time, because that’s a gift that never stops giving.

PJ Harlow Anne & Lola Woven Pajama Set: Every piece PJ Harlow makes is the textbook definition of style-meets-comfort. Their separates are effortlessly mix-and-match; of course, a set makes getting what you need even easier. The palazzo pants with a ribbed waistband are as comfy as leggings or joggers but more refined-looking, and the halter-inspired high-low tank top shows off shoulders really beautifully. The perfect casual pieces for spring into summer, you could wear this as easily indoors or out. (Add the matching PJ Harlow Shelby Knit Lounge Cardigan Wrap for arm coverage on brisk mornings or nights.)

Eileen West Poetic Lawn Ballet Woven Nightgown: These gorgeous gowns have had a cult following among all ages for decades, and it’s easy to see why. Sweet details like intricate embroidery, lace, pintucking and pearl buttons make them feel fancy; floaty pure cotton makes them as comfortable and as breathable as all get-out. The heirloom-level quality is always luxurious, but the solid and quietly patterned designs are perfect for every day.

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Hammond Knit PJ Set: If you’re a pajama person, or your mom is, then you know Lauren by Ralph Lauren is a go-to brand, and the Hammond Knit style in particular is one you can always count on. There’s an update on this classic menswear-style set each season, and this year’s stretch cotton-modal blend is the ideal combination of easy fit and lightweight warmth. While the piping and spread collar give them a tailored vibe, they couldn’t be more comfortable.

Lauren Ralph Lauren Further Lane Woven His Shirt (and Plus): For those of us who like our legs bared at bedtime, a sleepshirt is a must have. Coming through again with the perfect tailoring, Ralph Lauren’s riff on menswear features three-quarter sleeves, a patch pocket, functional buttons and a great length that hits just above the knee. Polka dots and stripe patterns ensure it’s definitely yours, not lifted from his closet.

Lauren Ralph Lauren Signature Satin Cami Pajama Set: Treat yourself to a kicked-up cami and sweet little short-shorts, and see what a difference it makes in how good you feel when your head hits the pillow. The softest satin, trimmed in lace and with stylish split straps, says “I care” to the person in bed with you as you drift off to dreamland or hang around the next morning. The soft pastels say spring; black, as we all well know by now, is a year-round good look.

Flora Nikrooz Penelope Floral Charmeuse Set: Have you ever seen a cuter pair of pajamas? (We’ll wait.) Bedecked with bunches of blooms, this pale pink charmeuse camisole and shorts set, above, would be like sending someone you love a bouquet—only one that lasts a whole lot longer. You could even add the matching robe for a coordinated, exceedingly lovely Mother’s Day gift for a new mom friend (or your mom…or yourself).

Cosabella Curvy Cami and Pant Set: Just on looks alone, this is an ideal twosome, what with the peekaboo lace-trimmed tank and the breezy pants in drapey cotton-modal. On closer inspection, though, it’s specifically designed for women with a smaller band and larger cup size (DD-G), with built-in mesh-lined, wire-free cups and adjustable straps for a supportive night’s sleep. Curves thank you in advance for the extra consideration.

Barefoot Dreams Luxe Milk Jersey Piped Pajama Set: Modern minimalism in sleepy-time form, from the supremely soft knit modal material and disappearing button placket to the subdued hues and frill-free piped trim. This set even comes tied with a ribbon, so they’re ready to gift straight away.

Ginia Silk Long Gown: How can something so simple be so seductive? This slipdress of a nightie, tipped in satin just at the V-neck, holds the answer. Pure silk has superpowers: It’s a natural thermoregulator, keeping you cool when you’re warm and the other way around. For the woman who has everything and does everything for everyone else, it’s worth the splurge.

And of course, when in doubt, an e-gift card is always a smart bet sure to arrive on time. After all, who knows better what she wants and needs than she does herself?

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Brooke is the editor of this here blog. In a previous life, she was an editor at Good Housekeeping and O, The Oprah Magazine. Brooke has written for Glamour, Travel+Leisure, New York Magazine and more. She’s into concerts, travel and her exceptionally adorable daughter and husband.
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