Pajamas

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

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

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Kempt Staff