Comfy Pajamas, Comfy Sleep
Have you ever wondered how your pajamas and nightdresses came about? Without them, our nights would be way more uncomfortable and cold – very cold. A nightly essential, or a fashion statement, sleepwear plays an important part in our wardrobes. Let us share with you a brief history on the origins of your cozy jammies and talk about how our nightwear is the perfect mix of style and functionality.
A Long, Long Time Ago
Deriving from the Hindu word pae jama, which in turn originates from the Persian word پايجامه which means “leg garment”, pajamas were brought to Europe by the British and the Portuguese. While in India they dressed it according to the local custom, as a daily outfit. Highly appreciated for its comfort and breathability, the interest in this outfit grew so much over time, that alongside with the regular trades which took place during that time in Europe, pajamas began to gain immense popularity.
Evolution of a Concept
However, it didn’t immediately dominate the male night wardrobe as a nightwear outfit, and it wasn’t until the 20th century that finally entered fashion. Women began to wear the ancestor of today’s Pajamas only in the 20s and 30s of the 20th century. Just like with men, at first they didn’t treat it as a sleeping garment but as an elegant and extremely comfortable outfit … for the beach. It was only later that pajamas became an inseparable element of the night wardrobe.
They say that “you sleep in the bed you make”. However, for a comfortable night’s sleep a good quality bedding is only part of the equation. Comfortable Pajamas are equally important. Yes, “comfortable” is subjective, but the importance of fabrics and manufacturing should never be underestimated. We spend all nights wearing our pajamas and it’s important that the fabrics are soft and not aggressive to the skin. Aim for sleepwear made of natural fibers such as cotton, as they’re more breathable and gentler when rubbing against your skin.
Sleepwear is always a matter of individual preference, but a very good solution that works well in summer high temperatures is a loose and comfortable t.shirt paired with Boxer Shorts. Not only gives you the power of mix and match, but can be easily taken in a weekend getaway. Also, a very important detail for the ladies is that the PJs they wear make them feel feminine. At Funderwear.pt, even the loose fit pajamas are stylish and attractive :)