In partnership with Eberjey.
I own quite the collection of pajamas. They’re generally one of the items I’m most willing to treat myself to, because the proper fabric and feel can ultimately transform my sleep quality. If something helps me sleep better, I’ll sing its praises from the rooftops forever. Plus, changing into my nighttime wear is a helpful way for me to delineate between work hours and time off; as a freelancer, my boundaries often blur and I rely on rituals. I have my favorite pairs I rotate between, and I’m always on the hunt for the perfect slips and sets.
So, when multiple TQE editors recommended Eberjey Pajamas – and most specifically the Gisele Shortie Short PJ Set – which promised to keep me comfy during every season, I knew I had to give them a try.
Eberjey’s Founded By Women For Women.
When founders, Ali Mejia and Mariela Rovito met while working in direct marketing at a global firm, Ali began designing on the side, working on a small line of sleepwear and intimates with a retired local lingerie patternmaker who helped bring her ideas to life. On Monday mornings, she would bounce into the office eager to show Mariela everything she had created. From there, the two began to dream up ways to address a gap in the market: most lingerie and pajamas created then seemed to address the male gaze rather than women’s desire to be comfortable.
For the past 25 years, Eberjey’s design philosophy revolves around “embracing the soft side of life,” embodying the slow living and dolce far niente mindsets that seem to soothe our fast-paced experiences. Whether you’re the regularly-relaxed type or a self-admitted workaholic, you can wind down in a pair of Eberjey pajamas at the end of the day.
For style, the duo aimed for a cool, relaxed, and undone look and feel. Eberjey’s pajamas look tailored and attractive, but they’re buttery soft with an incredible cut – so even non-pajama people will cave to their power.
The Gisele Sets (“soft on your skin and on the planet”) are widely popular. They’re basically always out of stock.
Needless to say, I had to try a pair.
When My Pajamas Arrived, The Luxuriously Soft Fabric Delighted Me.
I opted for the Gisele Shortie Short PJ Set ($98) due to its versatility and minimalism. The set contains a short-sleeve button down shirt and, ahem, shortie shorts. I liked that the shirt has a soft collar, vintage-inspired contrast piping, and a chest patch pocket.
The classic design is inspired by Savile Row – a street in central London famed for its custom tailoring – and the cut of the shorts is flattering on my long legs without being obscene. They’re also currently available in eight different colorways: Ivory/Navy, Graphite/Sorbet Pink, Navy/Ivory, Black/Sorbet Pink, Heather Gray/Sorbet Pink, Sorbet Pink/Black, Water Blue/White, and White/Water Blue.
I got my pair in Ivory/Navy and was delighted to find that the ivory fabric wasn’t see-through or transparent against my body, a common concern when I buy light-colored pajamas I’d like to actually wear beyond my bedroom.
Most of all, I savor the buttery soft TENCEL™ Modal. It is infinitely softer than I’d expected it to be, and I couldn’t stop stroking it when I pulled it out of the box. Similarly, I’d assumed the cooling claims were exaggerated, but the fabric feels like the cool side of the pillow.
The collar falls against my chest in a subtle, non-intrusive way (I’m used to collared PJs feeling a little stiff). A touch of spandex in the fabric and an elasticized waistband in the shorts makes them ultra-flattering, and their weight is both light and satisfying.
Eberjey Kept Me Cool All Night Long.
Ultimately, what mattered to me is how I would sleep in them. While they’re classic enough to wear as loungewear (looking at you, WFH-ers), I cared mostly about my nighttime experience in these pajamas. While they have a loose, relaxed fit, they don’t bunch up as I get under the covers, and they feel so thin that I almost forgot I’m wearing them. Since I’ve been running hot in my sleep lately, that noninvasive, practically-just-your-sheets quality means the world to me.
Sleeping in the Gisele Shortie Short PJ Set is nothing short of…dreamy.
The Gisele Pajamas Will Last You Years.
The quality of Eberjey’s Gisele Shortie Short pajamas far surpasses any PJs I've worn. My knockoff pair pills, wrinkles, and gets less soft with each wash. My Gisele Short Set won’t do any of that (although yes, they are machine washable) and their cooling qualities far improve my summertime sleep.
Each piece is crafted to have a long lifespan, a purpose ensuring the brand’s practices are sustainable over all. The Gisele Shortie Short PJ Set ($98) uses TENCEL™ Modal fibers made from renewable raw beech tree pulp harvested from a closed loop process. Better yet, they’re OEKO-TEX® certified, which means they’re free of all sorts of chemicals that might be harmful to you.
Eberjey’s sustainable claims are a major reason to support the brand, but all-in-all, I found the Gisele Shortie Short PJs to be a win across all categories. They help me sleep better, they’re comfortable and flattering, and they’re soft to the touch in a way that makes me happy each time I prepare to go to bed in them – a ritual that’s helped me ease into my wind-down mentality. I fully understand the hype.
1. Gisele PJs are plant-based thanks to their eco-friendly TENCEL™ Modal construction.
2. They retain their color and shape beautifully in a way that’s wildly impressive in comparison to every other pajama brand I’ve tried.
3. You can even monogram a pair for $15 extra, making them a thoughtful, considerate gift for others or yourself. This would be a hit for bridal pajamas, dorm essentials, Mother’s Day, and of course, the upcoming holiday season.
4. They’ve been spotted on Meghan Markle, Kendall Jenner, JLo, and more, and they were named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things in 2018.
5. While I opted for the Gisele Shortie Short Set, the Gisele design comes in plenty of varieties: short PJ sets, long PJ sets, cropped PJ sets, and sleep shirts.