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The 64 Greatest Pajamas of All Time

  • Kempt Staff


What you wear to bed can often feel like an afterthought...

But not today.

Because today we’re giving sleepwear, in all of its glorious forms (including Marilyn Monroe’s lack thereof), its proper due. And after a painstakingly thorough search—no movie set, red carpet or private boudoir went unturned—we managed to assemble a definitive list of the 64 greatest moments in pajama-dom. That’s right, we found every last one of them.

So, without further ado: let us count down the 64 greatest pajamas, ever.

1. Ron Burgundy and Baxter’s pajamas in Anchorman.Anchorman

2. Mrs. Robinson’s in The Graduate.The Graduate

3. Your classic cotton poplin pajamas.Cotton Poplin Pajamas

4. Hef’s silk pajamas.Hef

5. “The cat’s pajamas.”cat’s pajamas

6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox’s pajamas.Fantastic Mr. Fox

7. Ryan Gosling’s legendary pajama shirt at Cannes.Ryan Gosling

8. And the one you might be able to pull off. We repeat: might.You as Gosling

9. These pajamas on Sophia Loren.Sophia Loren

10. Macaulay Culkin’s pajamas from Home Alone.MaCaulay Culkin

11. Barney Stinson’s suit pajamas.Barney Stinson

12. Your shorts suit pajamas.shorts suit

13. Pajama jeans.Pajama jeans

14. Eric Stoltz’s robe in Pulp Fiction.Eric Stoltz

15. Harold’s onesie in Harold and the Purple Crayon.Harold and the Purple Crayon

16. Max’s onesie in Where the Wild Things Are.Where the Wild Things Are

17. Bananas in Pajamas.Banana’s in Pajamas

18. Superman pajamas.Superman


19. Ronald Reagan’s pajamas as he discussed Grenada.Reagan

20. Maggie Simpson’s nightgown.Maggie Simpson

21. Zooey Deschanel’s ridiculous/impressive pajama collection on New Girl.Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel

22. Everyone’s “pajamas” in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

23. Bruce Wayne’s robe in The Dark Knight Rises.Bruce Wayne

24. The new matching pajamas you get on Christmas Eve.matching pajamas

25. The set you wish you’d received.The Set

26. Doris Day’s The Pajama Game.Doris Day

27. The Pink Ladies’ pajamas in Grease.Grease

28. Pajamagram (as advertised on NPR).PajamaGram

29. Stanley Kowalski’s red silk pajamas in A Streetcar Named Desire.Stanley Kowalski

30. Michael Jackson’s pajamas-on-trial.Michael Jackson

31. The pink bunny onesie from A Christmas Story.A Christmas Story

32. Rihanna’s pajamas at the Battleship premiere and around town.Rihanna

33. The Obama Pajama Party, post-2009 inauguration.Obama Pajama Party

34. Hannah and Adam’s matching PJs on Girls.Girls

35. Cousin Eddie’s robe from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

36. Chevy Chase’s pajamas in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.Chevy Chase

37. Marilyn Monroe’s “few drops of Chanel No. 5.”Marilyn Monroe

38. Jean Dujardin’s robe in The Artist.Jean Dujardin

39. Wendy, John and Michael’s nightgowns in Peter Pan.Peter Pan

40. Julian Schnabel’s all-day PJs.Julian Schnabel

41. Kevin Durant’s pajamas in that Sprint commercial.Kevin Durant

42. Lucille Ball’s I Love Lucy pajamas.Lucille Ball

43. Grandpa Joe’s pajamas from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

44. Old-timey long johns.Old-timey long johns

45. Pajamas for pets.Pajamas for pets

46. Pete Campbell’s pajamas on Mad Men.Pete Campbell

47. Gerald Ford’s presidential PJs.President Ford

48. Ebenezer Scrooge’s robe and literal nightcap.Ebenezer Scrooge

49. Jimmy Stewart’s pajamas in Rear Window.Jimmy Stewart

50. Cary Grant’s nightshirt in The Awful Truth.Cary Grant

51. Your new nightshirt, should you be interested...Your own nightshirt

52. James Franco’s pajamas on 30 Rock.30 Rock

53. Bridget Jones’s pajamas.Bridget Jones

54. TLC’s pajamas in their video for “Creep.”TLC

55-57. Victoria’s Secret PJs through the ages.Victoria’s Secret

Victoria's Secret

Victoria’s Secret

58. The Dude’s grocery store pajamas from The Big Lebowski.The Dude

59. Gordon Gekko’s power-robe from Wall Street.Michael Douglas

60. The Cashmere Robe to Rule Them All.The Cashmere Robe

61. Pajamas for horse riding.Pajamas for horse riding

62. Jimmy Kimmel’s Emmy pajamas.Jimmy Kimmel

63. Annette Funicello’s nightie in Pajama Party.Annette Funicello

64. Katharine Hepburn’s fur-lined pajamas in Bringing Up Baby, as pictured on Cary Grant.Katharine Hepburn