14 Pairs of Housemate-Appropriate PJs
I've lived in various share houses for almost eight years and if there's one thing I've learned, it's how to pick a pyjama set that's comfortable (read: you can go bra-less in) but doesn't make your housemates feel like they're seeing you naked. Call me a prude (I do really relate to Queen Elizabeth in The Crown), but I don't really want the morning bathroom tag with my housemate's BF to be made any more uncomfortable by my shorty-shorts. But I don't want to stay fully dressed while I'm mindlessly watching TV before bed.
Soft cotton blend tees and Bonds singlets don't really work in this scenario (because boobs), nor do slinky nighties (bit of an overshare), the key is shirt style pyjamas — Grandad PJs if you will. I like them in 100 percent linen or cotton so they hold their shape and are comfy to sleep in. You can sometimes find this in a shoestring cami, but it isn't easy. Pattern is also important. Don't choose anything that's going to make the Uber Eats guy blush, or that makes you feel silly when your housemate brings home a bunch of work pals unannounced. Read: no lairy cat prints. There is often a bigger range (and a better price) in the menswear department.
I'm also a fan of a robe for getting to and from the bathroom when you're semi-dressed or have to iron your clothes. Plus, #robelife. So scroll for the best housemate-appropriate PJs on the market — it might also be a good idea to pick some up before you head back home for Christmas. I've sure your SO likes that skimpy nightie but your parents might not.