There was a time in the not-so-distant past when our wardrobe workhorse was unquestionably the little black dress. Available in every size, shape, and hemline, it was our fallback frock for festivities of every stripe — and it really pulled its weight this time of year, when our social calendars were packed to the gills with Friendsgivings, White Elephant parties, and New Year’s Eve ragers.
While this year holiday gatherings have returned to some sense of normalcy, at-home soirees are still on the calendar. Enter: the party pajama. Still well within our quarantine comfort zone (matching top and bottom, elastic waistband, transitions from bed to couch with ease), these PJs offer a little more evening-friendly pizzazz than their heather-gray cotton counterparts. Less “I woke up like this” and more “I dressed up for this,” these coordinating sets offer flair, frippery, and a festive print or sparkle that will help you feel celebratory even if it’s just you and your cat in a tiny party hat watching the ball drop at midnight.
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