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Up Your Pajama Game Before Thanksgiving

Since you probably don’t want to wear old sweats in front of your in-laws.

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A woman in striped PJs yawns and stretches Photo: Sleepy Jones

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There are a million things to worry about when preparing to spend the holidays with your family or your significant other’s family. Who’s going to still be holding that grudge from three years ago, who’s going to hit the liquor table a little too hard, pretending to like your aunt’s weird casserole, avoiding politics talk... the list goes on.

Packing generally comes in last on that list (at least for me), which means I inevitably forget something. Last year, the thing I forgot was comfortable but not-awful-looking lounge clothes — aka exactly what one would want to wear while internet shopping and watching holiday movies all day after binge-eating comfort food with one’s entire extended family.

This year I’m not going to mess that up. Instead, I’m coming armed with a new set of cute pajamas, packable slippers, and a pair or two of sweatpants that can totally pass for normal pants if I just throw on a nice sweater. Check out some of my favorite presentable lounge clothes below from brands like Cuyana, H&M, and Sleepy Jones. Here’s the best part: Any of these items would double as a great gift for a friend or loved one who likes to be cozy.

a black PJ set
Cuyana Pima Modal Sleep Set, $85
Striped Pajamas
Ebery Striped Pajama Pants, $75, and Top, $75
Velvet pants
Liana Plush Zip Pant, $175
Silk pajamas
Asceno Silk Pajama Bottom, $196, and Top, $210
Blue PJs
Recliner Silk Pajama Set, $155
Feather Printed Pajamas
Only Hearts Printed PJ Pants, $70, and Top, $99
Printed Pajamas
Room Service Flannel Pajamas, $88
Striped Pajamas
Hunkemoller Woven Stripe Pajama Set, $72

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