When building a wardrobe people primarily focus on day and evening wear. However, there is another time of day that also needs a good wardrobe selection, night time. On average people spend one third of their life asleep (if we assume people get an average of eight hours of sleep a night). This means they spend at least a third of their lives in sleepwear. Since so much time is spent in sleepwear it is important to select night clothing that is comfortable and that promotes relaxation.
Men's sleepwear comes in several varieties. First of all there is the traditional men's loungewear pajama set. This usually includes a long sleeved pajama top and a pair of long pajama bottoms. There is also short sleeve and short pajama sets that work well for spring and summertime.
Men's sleepwear also includes bathrobes and slippers. These are more transitional items that are worn after putting on pajamas but before retiring for the evening, or between waking up in the morning and getting dressed.
Buying men's sleepwear is pretty simple. The man's waist measurements are usually the sizing factors that are used. Most men's pajamas are loose fitting and come with an elastic waste band and average lengths. If you are a man that is taller than average or shorter than average then you will need to either get the pajamas hemmed when you buy them or you will want to look for pajamas that have been sized for someone of your stature.
Women's sleepwear comes in a lot more varieties than men's sleepwear does. There is sleepwear designed for romantic evenings, for warmth and comfort and there is even sleepwear that is designed for lounging around the house. Women's pajamas also come in more fabric choices then men are usually offered. For example, women's pajamas come in jersey, cotton, silk, satin, lace, and synthetic materials.
Buying women's sleepwear is more challenging than buying men's sleepwear. This is because some items are going to be based on simple small, medium, large and extra large sizes, while others are going to be based on lingerie sizing factors like cup size and under-bust measurements. If you are looking for the best fit possible then it is a good idea to hit a lingerie store and be measured properly. This will give you the sizing information needed to pick romantic and supportive sleepwear that will best fit your body.