Stay Cozy with Plus-Size Flannel Pajamas
Winter is fast approaching. For some of you, it may already be here. If you’re dreading the thought of spending the next few months shivering and shaking, it’s time to indulge in the wonders of flannel.
If the word makes you think of granny nighties or your dad’s favorite outdoor shirts, it’s time to expand your fashion horizons. Flannel will keep you warm without bulking you up. It comes in enough colors and styles to suit the pickiest fashionista. It’s a classic choice that has earned its place as a favorite cold-weather fabric.
Why You Need Plus-Size Flannel Pajamas
When it comes to winter pajamas, flannel is the perfect choice for plus-size women.
- Unlike wool or other warm fabrics, it doesn’t make you sweat even if you get very warm.
- Flannel doesn’t need to be bulky to stay warm, so you only need one or two light layers.
- Flannel feels soft on your skin, not scratchy like other warm fabrics.
- Flannel is comfortable and easy to wear.
- Although flannel traditionally comes in plaid patterns, you can buy it in a huge range of colors and prints.
A Classic Choice
Flannel has been around since the 1700s, when Scottish farmers began weaving it to create warm wraps, sleep shirts and blankets. The association with that early history lingers still. Flannel in tartan plaids is still considered the classic, traditional look for this fabric.
In the 1800s, flannel became popular among American men who worked outdoors, such as lumberjacks and railroad workers. Nothing is more iconic than a lumberjack wearing a buffalo plaid flannel shirt.
Since then, flannel shirts have popped up as hot fashion items during the grunge era and are still going strong today.
Through it all, flannel has remained an enormously popular fabric for making winter-weather shirts, jackets, pajamas, robes and sheets. Flannel will never go out of style, as long as people want to wear a fabric that’s soft, warm and cozy.
Why is Flannel so Warm?
Unlike other fabrics that are woven tightly, flannel is made with loose weaves. This loose weave creates air pockets that trap heat and keep it next to your skin. The looser the weave, the more heat the flannel retains.
Cotton flannel has the added benefit of keeping you from sweating. Unlike wool, cotton allows moisture from sweat to wick from your skin, keeping you dry even on damp, cold nights.
Lightweight flannel is great for lounging around at home on cooler days and nights. Heavyweight flannel will keep you cozy even on the most frigid days.
Caring for Flannel
- Wash them on gentle cycle in cool water.
- Hang your flannels to dry.
- To restore fluffiness, put them in the dryer at the lowest temperature for a few minute
Great-Looking Plus-Size Flannel Pajamas
We’ve rounded up some of the cuddliest, coziest pajama sets we can find that will keep you warm and stylish all winter long. Check out this great selection of modern and classic flannel styles.
Vermont Country Store
The Vermont Country Store makes their pajamas out of pure Portuguese cotton, which is known for its softness and durability. The yarn-dyed colors will stay true for years.
Three-piece pajama set. Get great value with three coordinating pieces, all in soft, beautiful flannel. You get the pants with an elastic drawstring waist, camisole top with wide straps and button-down shirt. You can wear all three or mix and match.
Check out the gorgeous prints this comes in, especially the White Cardinal or Blue Cardinal prints that are ideal for the holidays or just if you’re a bird lover. They also come in a lovely rosebud print and classic plaid prints.
Flannel Wrap Robe for Women. Available in the same colors and prints as the three-piece pajama set, this robe will make you pretty as a picture. This has pockets, a self-sash and inside loop to keep the robe closed. It’s made from triple-brushed cotton flannel for incredible softness and a plush feel.
This Freeport, Maine, company’s name has long stood for durable, well-made products backed by a generous guarantee. If you want to be sure you stay warm all winter, you can’t go wrong with this cozy set.
Scotch Plaid Pajamas. This set is made from pure Portuguese cotton flannel. These pajamas are yarn-died and brushed on both sides so that you’ll feel the softness from the inside out. They’re classically styled with a button front, piping and chest pocket. The pants have an elastic waistband. These classic pajamas come in your choice of vibrant, traditional tartan prints.
You can get the same colors and high-quality flannel in the Scotch Plaid Nightgown and matching Scotch Plaid Robe. Wrap up in these and you’ll be ready for the coldest of New England winters.
This is another company that’s synonymous with good quality in traditional products. Currently they’re running a special where you can get up to 40% off through the month of November! Also note that Land’s End clothing comes in plus size, tall plus and petite plus.
Women’s Knit Pajama Set. This cozy, pretty set features a long-sleeved top in a blend of cotton and silky modal. The pants are cotton flannel with an elastic waist. The top is solid while the pants are printed. This set is available in several lovely color and pattern options.
Flannel Nightshirt. Throw on this long-sleeved nightshirt when you want something that’s easy to wear and brushed on both sides. It features a long shirttail hem, button front and a choice of colors.
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PajamaGram Flannel Pajamas in Plaid, Button Front. PajamaGram is known for their comfortable, high-quality pajamas that last for years. These plaid beauties are a classic style with a button front, pointed collar and chest pocket. These are made of 100% cotton in double-brushed flannel for incredible softness. The plaid colors are woven into the fabric, not printed on, so you don’t have to worry about fading. They feature a loose fit, full-length legs on the pants and a drawstring waist. These are available in six bright, classic colors.
Alexander Del Rossa Womens Polka Dot Pajamas. Let your wild side come out to play with these colorful, brightly printed polka dot pajamas. They come in bright purple, pink, blue or teal with wild polka dot prints that will make you smile. This pajama is made of pure cotton flannel. It features a full button front, elastic-waist pants and satin piping. The cotton is pre-shrunk, which is helpful because flannel does have a tendency to shrink.
Sleepyheads Women’s Sleepwear Fleece 2-Piece Loungewear Pajama Set. If you’re looking for pajamas that have more of a sporty look and feel, this set from Sleepyheads will do the trick. It’s fashioned from thick, soft fleece and features a sweatshirt-style pullover top with a kangaroo pocket. The pants are relaxed fit with an elastic waistband. This comes in five different color combinations.
PajamaGram Pajamas, Pet Lover. Cuddle up in a set of pajamas that proudly declare your love of your favorite furred friends. This is another great-looking and fun flannel set from PajamaGram. These come in your choice of lavender with a cute kitty design or blue with a dog design.
Nautica Women’s Plus Size Pajama Set with Knit Top If you get overheated in all flannel but still want to stay warm, this mixed pajama from Nautica is the answer. It has a long-sleeved tee shirt top with picot lace trim and pants in a matching flannel plaid. The pants have a drawstring waist and ribbon trim. The pants are cotton flannel and the top is a rayon-cotton blend. It comes in blue or burgundy.
Conclusion-Cuddle Up with Winter Pajamas
Don’t let thoughts of a cold winter keep you from enjoying yourself this winter. Are you already feeling the chill? Throw on some flannel and you’ll instantly feel wrapped in warmth.
Do you have a vacation coming up that involves mountains, snow or icy temperatures? Relax and be ready with pretty flannels that will make you look and feel great.
Every woman deserves to feel comfortable, no matter how low the temperature drops. With some fashionable new flannel, you can do just do that.
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