Pajama party outfit ideas

Updated February 16, 2017

Pajama parties are not just child's play. In fact, you might attend a pajama party as a fundraiser for a non-profit or participate in a festive sleepover for an evening bridal party. Whatever the occasion, you'll need comfortable, beautiful and age-appropriate outfits for a pajama party that flatters your figure and your lifestyle.

Black and White Pajamas

Black and white pyjamas are versatile and beyond boring when you pick a pattern featuring polka dots or stripes. If you have a curvy figure, wear non-clingy fabrics that skim the body, such as jersey, or a blended Lycra, cotton or rayon. Pair your black and white pyjamas with velvet mules or animal print flats for a subtle touch of elegance. If you want to add a pop of colour to your black or white pyjamas, add scarlet red or fuchsia pink shoes and accessories to accent the look.

Floral Pajamas

Step out in a dressy and floral pair of pyjamas for a party. Pretty florals are appropriate for a springtime pajama party for women and girls. The best way to wear a floral pattern is to keep the size of the floral small and simple. To highlight your floral pyjamas best, pair with gold or brown ballet flats for a party. To wear pyjamas that flatter your figure, treat the pajama top and bottoms the same way you wear a suit: find a pair that suits your body perfectly. Choose a pair that corresponds with your dress size. Women size zero to six can wear extra-small or small pyjamas, while women size eight and up will wear medium to large-sized pyjamas.

Pastel Pajamas

Pastel pink is a pajama classic and a spring colour that is wearable year-round. To add sparkle to your pajama ensemble for a party, look for pajama tops with embellishment on the collar or sleeves. A little sparkle goes a long way, so if you are wearing a pink pajama top adorned with sequins or small crystals, keep your pajama bottoms plain. If you are attending a pajama fundraising party at a hotel or ballroom, choose pyjamas that are festive, but not see-through.

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Mimi Abney is a lifestyle writer specializing in online content for women. Her work has appeared in and "Keepsake Magazine," among other publications. With over 15 years of writing and editing experience for the web and print, Abney is also a contributor to online health, beauty and fashion publications. She holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from Spelman College.