I’m looking for new pajamas. Last night, I slept in an old red shirt that I bought at GAP in 2017. My most frequently worn pajamas are retired gym clothes and the kind of boxy shirts you get at a promotional event. I haven’t had anything that could count as specialized sleepwear for years.
Although there are a lot of cute pajamas for all sizes, I went hunting specifically for pajamas with built-in bras. I wanted to see if I could find pajamas with bras for the D+ cups. It turned out to be a much more difficult task than I imagined, and my search seemed largely empty.
What I managed to find were many babydoll nighties and pajamas of similar cut and, and not much more. When it came to babydolls, there were two types. There were some styles with full supportive bras and bras sewn on top of the garment. There were others that depended on the horizontal seam just below the bust to provide “shelf” support to the chest.
Some Baby doll nighties were on the casual side, which was appropriate to sleep on a Tuesday night in bed alone. Most of the baby dolls I found, however, were the ones you wear on an “event” night, but they didn’t wear regularly. Although a lot of support is nice when you want to look the best in the bedroom, it’s not necessary for me when I’m in bed alone.
What I was looking for and couldn’t find were more casual pajamas shirts with built-in support of a kind. I wondered, is this because it is something people are not looking for, or is there is a demand for it and the product simply does not exist?
I managed to find some cami style pajamas shirts with built-in bras, but for the most part they just seem to fit well with the A and C cups, and things got a little dicey and unreliable when it comes to supporting a D cup.
I picked some of my favorite pajamas with built-in bras and I listed them below. If you’re like me and you’re not looking to have a closet full of cut pajamas, scroll down to see some alternatives for breast support at night.
1 A Dainty Midi Chemise with Lightweight Support
This soft midi nightgown has a thin shelf bra for a comfortable fit as well as delicate double adjustable straps. Rayon jersey is soft and butterfly and is well washed by machine, according to reviews. A couple of buyers noticed that the armholes were cut low and sometimes showed a lightning of side breasts, but they liked the light and comfort of the nightgown. “The right amount of support without being constrictive,” noted a buyer of the built-in bra, adding, “It does not hurt that it is feminine and cute for start.”
2 This Racerback Lingerie Nightgown with A Truly Supportive Bra
This beautiful sheer racerback nightgown is made of silky mesh, with eyelash lace on the cups, hem, and back panel. Both straps are fully adjustable on both sides, and the back strap features a wide triple hook and eye closure. It also comes with a matching thong.
3 loveSIA 2pack Maternity Breastfeeding Nursing Dress
This dress with built-in bra is perfect for moms looking for something they can wear without a bra after childbirth. It comes with a built-in bra that makes it easy to feed your baby discreetly. In addition, it is easy to wear this nursing nightgown with nursing pads as needed.
iLovesia nightgowns are made from 92% nylon and 8% spandex, creating a comfortable and stretchy fabric. It comes with removable pad inserts and features a one-hand breastfeeding closure that makes it easy to feed even when your baby is in your arms. Plus, the bra cups fall off, maximizing the skin-to-skin contact you’ll want to have with your newborn after delivery. A convenient size chart allows you to easily choose the right size for your bust. Something to note is that the dress can be a little tight, especially for mothers with smaller bust size, so it is better to wear after childbirth.
4 Oh La La Cheri Halter Babydoll and G-string Set
This babydoll has wireless lace cups that don’t cut down much and the skirt is not so full.
It is difficult to see, but this piece is divided into the front of the skirt. and the cups are sheer. The model wears nipple protectors for modesty.
It is also available in black and white. I would recommend this piece for ladies up to a DDD cup, if you are larger than that with firmer breasts, it should work well too.
The comments are positive, but many mentioned it was small, so ask for a larger size than you would normally.
5 This Flowy Loungewear Top with A Built-In Bra That Goes With Any Sleep Short
This floating top with a shelf bra and soft molded cups is lightweight and airy on sticky days (or nights). The subtle lining adds a delicate touch, and the polyester blend fabric has a four-way stretch for comfort. Although it was built with comfort in mind, the combination of performance features and feminine style could actually get away with wearing this t-shirt for so many different occasions, from warm yoga to a casual night. Take these affordable cotton sleeping shorts with lace to make cute warm pajamas for your casual evenings.
6 FREYA’S LOUNGE WOMEN’S SWEET DREAMS CHEMISE
This is slightly different from babydoll style nightwear. It contains a built-in support that Freya likes to call “secret support”. The size of the nightgown increases to a large size and the size of the cup is up to one G cup.
7 Soma Cool Nights Colorblock Sleep Cami and Shorts
We love this short, breathable chevron-printed cami, which has a built-in shelf bra for support and adjustable elastic straps for comfort. Combine this rocker with the matching Cool Nights Grosgrain Trim pajama shorts for an adorable but comfortable look for sleep.
8 CURVY KATE’S CAN CAN
If you prefer a little more dressed sleepwear, Curvy Kate’s Can Can may be a great choice. Sleepwear has a built-in bra and is suitable for people with a J cup size. The garment offers a casual but also sexy atmosphere for someone looking for a top that contains more structure.
9 TREELANCE Open Back Yoga Bodysuit
Although it’s not technically pajamas, this sleepy cotton bodysuit has a flexible open back and a slim shelf bra that you won’t feel. You can adjust the straps for a correct fit, and customers reported that the open back remained surprisingly well in place. This is a more elegant option, but you pay for high-quality organic fibers and versatile loungewear where you can really go out (sometimes coffee cannot wait!).
Why do big busted women want nightgowns with bust support?
When you need to get out of bed in the middle of the night to see a sick child or wake up early to arrange breakfast for your family, you need a nightgown that is cute, comfortable and supportive. And for those of us who do not have children in the house, it would be very nice to find a nightgown with support on the bust that is both comfortable and supportive And more sensual!
Is a nightgown with a “soft” bust support anything that interests you?
Answer: Oh Heck Yes it does!
Your perfect supportive nightgown would be…
Answer: I had to mark: “One I could take around the house in front of my children! But only because this is the phase of life that I am in right now. I have little children standing at night, and I wake up early preparing breakfast for them, so if I could find something that was comfortable, not too revealing, and I’d be totally in that.
Have you ever slept in a bra because you needed extra support?
Answer: Yes, especially if I stay with someone else or if we have guests. It’s a combination of security, modesty, and courtesy. You never know who you’re going to meet on the bathroom trip at 4 am.
What material is best for a nightgown?
Like any garment, nightgowns come in a wide variety of different fabrics that each has its advantages.
For something light, breathable, soft, and easy to clean, cotton is the best material. Bamboo fabrics have many of the same advantages as cotton, but they are more eco-friendly.
However, none of these are especially warm, so you can choose a flannel or fleece in the coldest months.
Although nylon and polyester blends are also common because they remove moisture and are breathable, they are not always as soft as bamboo or cotton.
The only material you want to avoid is silk. Silk does not remove moisture and breast milk can even stain it when your breasts inevitably infiltrate at night.
What Types of Fabric Should I Consider?
Although you need your pajamas to be functional, you also need to feel comfortable. Different fabrics offer different pros and cons, so be sure to check the label on your sleepwear before buying
Cotton is a breathable fabric and very popular for every day and sleepwear. It is not exceptionally hot, so you may need extra layers of bedding if you are in cold weather, but the good news is that it will not overheat you. A disadvantage, however, is that cotton does not wick moisture well. So, if you choose cotton, you need to make sure to use pads and bra to prevent leaks, which could be uncomfortable.
Bamboo is soft, comfortable and absorbs moisture from your skin. This is a natural and ecological option. Although bamboo is not as popular as cotton, it can be a good option for a nursing mother, if you can find it in stores.
Fleece is excellent for wicking moisture from the skin, so it is often used as an insert in layers of fabric. However, the fleece is not breathable, so it can cause sweating. Although this is a great option for women who tends to run cold (fleece will keep you warm), it may not be good for a woman who quickly overheats.
Flannel is not a specific material, but rather a kind of fabric. Flannel tends to be breathable and warm and is perfect for colder seasons and climates. However, its moisture absorption properties vary depending on the material from which it is made.
6 Nylon and Polyester
Nylon/Polyester are synthetic materials (made by man) that are highly breathable and absorb moisture well. However, they are not as soft, supple, or comfortable against the skin as cotton tends to be.