Trans-seasonal sleepwear essentials

A trans-seasonal collection means a range of products that arrive in store and online in January and July; they are items created in between seasons.

When facing unpredictable weather, the main objective is to make sure that you have multiple ways of layering to feel hot and comfy while at home. Having a few layers of clothes on and under for an oversized bed time look is key.


As a sleepwear brand, Papinelle focuses on slightly warmer but breathable fabrics for this time of the year and designs full length PJ tops and bottoms. Because it’s never too cold in Australia, keep your all time favs Summer sleepwear and try to match them with new warmer bed time essentials. You can opt for a long sleeve pure cotton tee to match your PJ pants or pick a basic maxi robe to add on top of your cute lightweight camisole & boxer set. As we transit to a new season, you can play with textures and make bed time a soft and pleasant moment.

Papinelle offers now in stores and online, Waterblossom Blue made of 100% natural viscose, for a very soft and enjoyable feel.The Waterblossom print also exists in pink and is made of 100% brushed cotton for a warmer feeling. Linen is also a great mid-season fabric, you can never have too many linen t-shirts to choose from! We recommend wearing your pure silk PJ set around February as it’s slightly colder at night but you still want to look glamourous while going to bed.

The end of summer comes every year and it’s always a bit sad but you can have fun with trans- seasonal sleepwear, take down vibrant summer prints to more soft and light colour palettes for instance.


You can wear your Pyjamas in public!

PJs dressing is a trend that we obviously love here at Papinelle! Why not wearing your comfiest and beautiful sleepwear during day time? We believe there are some good tips to follow for a perfect look!


First, feel confident and have fun with your look, remember to own your style. If you are trying to wear bold prints, mind the fabric, you don’t want to look like a cheap clown. If you’re thinking of wearing a full PJ set, add to your look a chic pair of heels, don’t choose your favourite German sandals for instance. Remember to look glam at all time!


Options are wide but wearing a pure silk PJ shirt is the “go to” piece, pair it with a jeans or a leather jacket and they will all envy your unique sense of fashion. Always try to go a bit oversized, a loose fit is more flattering and modern. You can also add some accessories to your sleepwear, diamonds are your best friends for a total “red carpet” look. Stay away from cotton and rather pick shinny sateen for example.

Play with proportions, keep your look polished and just enjoy leaving and sleeping in beautiful sleepwear.

Buying sleepwear for Valentines Day

So, you have decided to buy your wife, girlfriend, yourself some sleepwear for Valentine’s Day. A big decision but what to choose and how to get the right size?!

The most important step is to know that lovely persons’ sizeIt’s an important step to get right…. too large and she’ll be wondering if you think she’s really that big. Too small, and she’ll think you’re hinting that she needs to lose a few kilos’.


Fortunately, sizing is also the simplest step of all. The number one easiest thing is to just take a look inside her sleepwear drawer and take a look at her nighties or pyjamas to see what size she is currently buying.

Now that you’ve discovered her size, you can move on to determining her style. There are three things you want to take note of here: cut, fabric, and colour. Does she lean more to short silk nighties, thin straps or wider straps, prints or solids? Or is she a pyjama girl? As far as fabric, do you see a lot of cotton pyjamas, silk sleepwear or lace? While examining colour, is it mostly solids, pastels or prints?

Here is where you can step in and choose the perfect sleepwear gift. Browse through our online store or pop into one of our boutiques and have a look at the options (keeping in mind that she prefers cotton pyjamas, or silk nighties). I always say the one that catches your eye first is likely to be the right one. Pure silk slips and robes are always a safe bet. Also make sure you pay attention to our signature floral prints such as the cotton silk Cherry Blossom pyjama set.

Finally, if absolutely nothing works, all is not lost. Instead, buy her a gift certificate!

Good luck and happy sleepwear shopping!

Why Smart Women invest in Sleepwear.

A third of our lives are spent in bed. It’s where we sleep, read, spend time with our partners and yet we rarely stop to think about what to wear in bed. Some of us might try uncomfortable pyjamas, or sexy slips, but many of us opt for baggy tracksuit pants that probably aren’t even ours. We therefore spend over a third of our lives having not even dressed ourselves!


In our daywear we’re confronted with unlimited clothing options that give us the power to communicate who we are. We are willing to spend so much money on clothes for outerwear but shy away from investing in clothes for ourselves.  What could be more important than feeling your best when you are recharging at home or hanging out with those that you love most?

At Papinelle, we promote enhancing your downtime with comfortable, effortless sleepwear that is carefully designed so you can feel your best. Every pair of pyjamas and every nightie or robe is designed to both make you feel beautiful while keeping you comfortable.

We use only carefully selected fabrics, like Pima Cotton, Pure Silk, Modal, and sustainably sourced Viscose. Nothing is quite as luxurious, comfortable and stylish as a pair of our classic pure silk pyjamas. Similarly, slipping into one of our modal nighties after a day’s work will instantly transform you to a place of comfort and relaxation.

Sleep helps our immune systems, balances our appetites, regulates our hormones and a good night’s sleep directly affects our overall quality of life. When we sleep well, we wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle our days. At Papinelle it is our mission to make sleeping well a top priority and the first step is comfortable sleepwear.


Behind the Scenes: Papinelle LOFT Shoot


Designed with a Loft Lifestyle in mind; our AW18 sleepwear collection promises to enhance your downtime with focus on classic, timeless sleepwear designs and paired back pyjama prints.

Shot on location in a converted warehouse in Sydney Australia, this sleepwear collection promises to add cozy to your home time with soft plush fabrics, luxurious silks and drapey Winter knits.

Sleeping-in on Sundays will be much sweeter with Papinelle’s pure silk pyjamas in our new Vintage Pink colour. Or treat yourself to a luxurious Silk Velvet Robe. Cotton pyjamas are designed to be classic and comfortable with piping detail in a navy and white timeless colour palette.

The modern, chic location of our photoshoot provided the perfect setting for our brushed cotton pyjamas, lush robes, and silky womens nighties.

Classic PJ sets, cosy pyjama pants, flattering nightshirts, feminine robes, lush jumpers, and soft slippers are among some of the beautiful items in this lavish collection.


The Papinelle Winter collection will be available to buy online or instore from Jan 2018. Stores include Papinelle boutiques, David Jones and Nordstrom.

Sweet dreams lovelies x


Behind the Scenes: Papinelle’s LOFT shoot

Australian sleep and loungewear brand Papinelle continues to expand its fashion footprint launching its Summer Sleepwear collection in the US department store Nordstrom from December 2017.

Papinelle will join other international giants under the Nordstrom banner of luxe shopping and boutique excellence. The collection includes pure silk pyjamas, signature cotton silk nighties and robes, pure cotton pyjamas and accessories including silk eye masks.

Following the success of the brand in David Jones, the Australian designed range was snapped up by Nordstrom buyers due to the luxurious fabrics, classic designs and feminine appeal.


Papinelle has gone from strength to strength in Australia over the last 12 months in all 40 David Jones Stores becoming the leading Sleepwear Brand within the Department Store. Papinelle’s own boutiques continue to grow and are now a destination for women wanting beautiful womens pyjamas.

Papinelle opened its first retail store in Paddington, Sydney, in 2004 and very quickly started selling into prestigious stores around the world including Fred Segal, Anthropologie and Barney’s New York. Today, Papinelle has grown to four signature stores; a successful Online business; a strong national presence in all 40 David Jones Stores; and, now an exclusive offering at Nordstrom in the USA.

Papinelle will launch its full Summer range into Nordstrom on December 10th 2017 and will be available to buy online and through 25 locations across the US.

For more information on Papinelle’s range of sleepwear, loungewear and accessories, visit

Papinelle Top Picks of Women’s Pyjamas for Christmas

Australian sleep and loungewear brand Papinelle has the perfect selection of Christmas sleepwear to gift that special lady this year. Our top 5 picks of Women’s pyjamas this Christmas are:

  1. Papinelle 100% Silk Pyjamas available in 3 stylish colours: Navy, Romance and Slate Grey. This classic, timeless pyjama style is our best seller season after season due to the luxurious silk fabric and timeless styling.
  2. Cherry Blossom Pyjamas made from a blend of silk and cotton. These PJ’s are designed with Papinelle’s signature sleepwear print in a new seasonal peach colourway. The ¾ length sleeve and pant and lightweight fabric make these a favourite pyjama set.
  3. Holly Cotton Pyjamas are perfect for Christmas with our floral holiday limited edition print. These womens pyjamas come boxed and are perfect for gifting.
  4. Yolly Floral Silk Cotton Pyjamas are available to buy online only. An online excusive with David Jones and Nordstrom, these beautiful pyjamas also come in a women’s nightie and maxi robe style.
  5. Cate Floral Viscose Pyjamas – for those who prefer a slinky soft fabric our Cate floral womens pyjamas are the perfect option. Made from a sustrainably sourced viscose that is amazingly soft to the touch.


Papinelle pyjamas can be purchased through our own sleepwear and lifestyle boutiques in NSW and Canberra. Also available in David Jones and Nordstrom department stores. Shoppers can also buy online at our store at which carries a wide range of nighties, pyjamas, robes, slippers and other sleepwear.