The best short pyjama sets to help you keep your cool, starting from £19.99

As we leave behind the season of bed socks, hot water bottles, extra duvets and long hot baths, embrace the lighter days and balmier nights with a pretty short pyjama set that will make you feel as good as you do in your favourite daywear. We’ve rounded up a collection of playful prints and tactile textures that can double up as smart separates or slumber party pieces. 

The best short pyjama sets to shop right now

Uniqlo satin short-sleeved pyjamas, £24.90

With navy satin and traditional white piping, you’ll want to wear this sultry silk set in and out of bed. Bonus points for its easy-care fabric that travels well in your holiday wardrobe.

Monki pyjama set, £25

Fly yourself to the moon with these celestial-printed PJs from Monki, made from ultra-soft organic cotton.

Desmond & Dempsey stripe print pyjamas, £120

Big cuffs, French seams, a preppy notched collar, turn-up shorts and a hand-painted stripe print provide all the superlative design details we’d expect from Desmond & Dempsey.

Chelsea Peers leopard print pyjamas, £30.40, John Lewis

It’s leopard print – but not as you normally know it. These playful printed pyjamas look like more expensive brands, but for a very reasonable price tag.

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Les Boys Les Girls gingham gathered cami and shorts, £69.00

This cute, candy-coloured set will take you from hot summer nights to lazy Sunday mornings with a cropped camisole top and boxy bottoms.

Next textured two-piece, £32.00

In a lightweight, breathable fabric and with three-quarter length sleeves, these soft green PJs are cool, comfortable and casual. Plus, the crinkled cotton gauze means there’s no need for ironing.

Boden silk cami set, £60.00

Boden’s tropical bird and berry print in 100% silk has adjustable straps, a drawcord fastening and – rejoice – pockets on the shorts.

Seraphine maternity pyjamas, £45.00

With a clever drape design created especially for breastfeeding, this cool and comfortable pair will see new mamas through every stage of early motherhood.

Beaufort and Blake Full English set, £69.30

Breakfast in bed, anyone? We’ve got an appetite for these playful PJs from Beaufort and Blake, printed with cups of tea, rashers of bacon and hot buttered toast. Delicious.

Vinegar Hill exotic flower set, £39.99

This vibrant floral Indian-inspired print with contrast piping and fabric-covered buttons feels great in bed and looks even better at the breakfast table.

H&M waffle jersey pyjamas, £19.99

Available in a choice of two on-trend, muted tones, these waffle pyjamas come in a soft, jersey fabric just perfect for lazy days.