Donning a pair of cosy, comfy winter pyjamas is one of the great pleasures of an otherwise difficult season. Be it in anticipation of bed, a day of leisure about the house, or, in these work-from-home times, for a day sat at the laptop - the moment you put them on, a good pair of PJs will leave you feeling instantly more relaxed.
Here, then, are the pairs that will keep you warm, or slip on like a second skin before you head to Bedfordshire.
Bedhead Drink Cotton PJ Set, £76
For decadent lounging, what could be better than a pure cotton PJ set adorned with delicious cocktails (it's almost like a serving suggestion...). The cotton in these pyjamas stretches comfily, it comes complete with pockets (hurray!) and the pink piping trim is stylish. Buy now, £76, House of Fraser
Cath Kidston Woodland Bear PJ Set, £55
The White Company Jersey Classic Pyjama Set, £75
Forced to choose but one pair, we'd say these are the most comfortable pyjamas on the UK market. Our desert island, only PJs we could wear for the rest of our days, pair. They drape lovingly, and modal/elastane fabric manages the neat trick of feeling both feather-light, soft, yet warm enough to win that all important 'cosy' moniker. Admittedly, fans of colour have little to love here, but for weekend mornings spent blissfully pottering about the house, accept no substitute. Buy here
(Please note - these frequently sell out. Our second favourite pair from The White Company is the brush cotton sparkle check - buy here)
Hush Gabriela Printed Pyjamas, £55
The story goes that Hush founder Mandy Watkins created her now-famous pyjamas, having moved to the UK from her native Australia, to withstand our comparatively vicious winters. Sounds entirely plausible: Hush pjs are awfully fine at creating instantaneous toastiness. 100 per cent cotton, they have an old-fashioned feel on the skin, like the jammies you wore as a child at Christmas. They're also cute as anything: this blue animal print is vibrant and delightful. Buy here
Boden Alba Jersey Pyjama - Starboard, Jolly Dogs, £49
Let joy be unconfined. Boden do a fine line in nightwear, and this pair is no exception: made from a warm, cotton-blend jersey, lusciously soft, and covered in giddy, jolly dogs. Boden PJs have a relaxed, generous fit, so don't fret about tight waistbands. Buy here
Cyberjammies Hannah Top & Pant Set, £45
Remember we said the White Company PJs are our all-time favourite pair, in terms of comfort? This Cyberjammies set boasts many of the same benefits, for two thirds the price. That's thanks to the modal/cotton blend: again, we're talking a buttery softness, a luscious drape. And while this pair is not as soft as the White Company, they comfortably best them on the style front. The flower/star patterning of this set is chic enough to pass the 'can I take a work Zoom call in this?' test. Buy here, £45, Figleaves
Desmond and Dempsey Soleia Cotton Pyjama Set, £150
This is not a cosy set in the sense of warmth, but for ease of wear. 100 per cent breathable cotton, don't think fuzzy-cosy, rather breathable and light as a second skin. If you're after a pair of PJs that are as close as you can get to being naked, this is it. Wide legged trousers mean you'll never feel hemmed it.
And as to the look. Travel is a distant dream at the moment, but we have to confess this set is so chic we've worn the trousers while travelling Cuba and Marrakech, to nothing but flattering glances and admiring remarks. Simply put, every D&D pair is great looking: this is arguably the best. Buy here, £150, Farfetch
M&S Fleece Heart Print Pyjama Set, £15
For many, nothing says comfort like fleece. Not unreasonably, of course. Here, then, is an inexpensive route to pleasure: this heart-emblazoned set has all the instantaneous cosiness one associates with fleece. If you purchase reconciled to the knowledge that most fleece becomes less sumptuous over time, you'll be very satisfied. Buy here
Yolke Cheetah-print silk-satin pyjama, £365
Yes, we see that (huge) price tag, and yes, we know times are tight. But it would be remiss of us to round up comfy pyjamas and omit mention of Yolke, the Ferrari Testarossa of the nightwear world. All sleek lines, obvious luxury, brio, and delectable comfort. You can't wear this silk-satin pair without swooning, so luscious is their cool, featherweight silk. We're not suggesting this is a mandatory purchase, but if you want to truly treat yourself, this is your pair. Buy here
Joyfully, Yolke pyjamas can be found at discount prices on the Outnet - buy here