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Seeing cute women’s pajama pants makes me sad…because they NEVER are long enough!
Stores don’t seem to carry cheap tall pajama pants for women – EVER!
While it is pretty common to see longer-length jeans/pants in stores, I have not once seen any carry extended-length PJ pants for women! And to make matters worse, for some reason, the pajama pants they do carry always seem so much shorter than regular pants or yoga pants that aren’t even supposed to be “long”!
Sometimes I can almost get away with wearing regular lengths of certain types of loungey pants if they’re cut longer than average (assuming I never put them in the dryer), but that never seems to be the case with pajamas – they are all SO SHORT!
And it’s not really easy to find longer lengths online, either!
A select few stores I know carry cute long PJ pants – primarily Old Navy online, Victoria’s Secret, and Long Tall Sally – but Old Navy’s aren’t good quality and Victoria Secret’s along with Long Tall Sally’s are a bit too expensive for what I’m willing to pay for pajama pants.
All the other stores that carry them don’t have any sort of decent selection whatsoever and the ones they do have are usually very matronly.
My experience with Old Navy’s tall pajamas unfortunately wasn’t good…
A few years ago, I finally got a few pairs of tall pajama pants. I was sick of wearing men’s PJ pants and plain boring sweatpants that I actually asked for some for Christmas one year. They were adorable and from Old Navy’s tall line.
I LOVED them… but only for about 3 months. Then they ripped right down the crotch! Not just one pair – they BOTH did!
I sewed them back up a couple of times but they just kept ripping! The material just was so flimsy – I have never had that happen with any other pants I’ve owned. So I’m a bit hesitant to try another pair of Old Navy’s pajama pants! That was a long time ago though, so maybe they have gotten better in recent years. If anyone has any experience with them recently, let me know!
UPDATE: I finally did decide to try them again, and I’ve never had them rip on me again. I think the particular ones I had were just exceptionally bad quality! Check Old Navy’s current selection here.
… and Victoria’s Secret sleep pants and Long Tall Sally’s are not exactly cheap!
So that leaves Victoria’s Secret and Long Tall Sally. I checked their websites and they both have a ton of cute PJ pants in long inseams (VS long inseams are 34” while Long Tall Sally’s are 36”) but they’re all a little expensive – around $40 – and compared to them being available for around $10 -$15 elsewhere (even the ones from Old Navy are only around $10)
I find it hard to justify paying that much for something I’m only wearing to bed. If they were a pair of jeans or something nice I don’t mind paying a little more, but not for something I’ll never wear out of the house!
Perhaps they just simply don’t exist for cheap???
Aside from Old Navy, I know – but I’m not sure if their quality is up to par – but perhaps I just got a bad pair and should give them another shot? (UPDATE: yes, I did – check their current selection here!)
I would rather not pay the $40 to get ones from Long Tall Sally or Victoria’s Secret – I’m only wearing them to bed so it’s not like they need to be girly. I guess for now I’ll stick with my men’s PJ pants and sweats – don’t judge!
So tall ladies, my question for you is where do YOU get your pajama pants? I would really be curious to know!
i own a ton of Old Navy pj pants because, like you, those are the only affordable ones I could find. I’ve never had a problem with the quality. Several of them are 5+ years old. Maybe you got a bad batch. :-/
Thank you for letting me know, Meredith. It is quite possible I just got a bad batch or something, it was only the one time and I just was so upset I never bought them again (this was years ago now). Maybe I should give them another chance… :)
I have the same problem. I purchased regular, cute ones and added my own band of flannel at the bottom. Thankfully, I like to sew.
If you are looking for lounge/yoga pants, Ebay sells long palazzo yoga pants with a 36 in. Inseam. Simply cut (or not) with scissors to desired length. I have a million pairs in a million colors. Very affordable at 17.-20. Dollars… and, you can wear them out. I get compliments everytime I wear them. Quite possibly the only time in my life when my ankles have been covered.
I really love Eddie Bauer’s tall pajama pants. NOTE: The tall flannel pants run shorter than the tall knit pants. I’m 5’9, mostly all legs and the flannels fit me really well (even after washing & drying.) The knit pants are super long on me…..I drag them around in puddles around my feet. Wait for coupons or sales – they aren’t cheap.
Hey Julie, thank you for the tip! I have never tried Eddie Bauer’s PJ pants before, but I’ll check them out.
I have some old navy pjs and i love them, haven’t had any problems with shrinkage or quality.
Thanks for the input Ashley. I know, I’ve actually recently purchased some PJs from Old Navy and they are much better than the ones Ihad previously. Must have gotten a bad batch or something!
I have found that target online sells a few long pj bottoms. They even had a few cute patterns and don’t cost to much. I got a pair before Christmas and love them.
Rachel L says
My husband bought me a pair of pajama pants from FOX Racing (www.foxhead.com), and they are long enough- the perfect length actually, and I am 5’11 1/2″ with an inseam of 35″ if wearing flats. Granted, everything you buy from them has their fox head logo on it somewhere, but, I’ve found their shirts have very long sleeves, and the pj pants were very long. I have a couple hoodies and long sleeved shirts from them, and I love them mainly because they’re the only company I’ve found (prior to discovering your blog here!) with casual clothes that have long enough sleeves. Their clothing lines don’t even come in petite/regular/long lengths, they just make things generously long, I think so the shorter people have extra length for that sort of look. I haven’t tried any of their jeans because their inseams are all short.
Ah long pajamas
I live in asia with 5’10″(it is short comparing to you, but living in asia…. everything is tiny)
I have long given up and choose short pants for my sleeping attire
Sometimes I get lucky in my local outlets(supposedly “rejected” because it is too long. But it become a blessing for me)
Kohl’s has a bunch to choose from online. And they are cheap!
Also Soma and J. Crew, but they are more pricey.
Hello, I too am 5’11” and have always had a hard time getting pj bottoms that are long enough. Even when I buy them in tall lengths, after a month or two they are too short from shrinkage (This happens mostly with the flannel ones).
My experience with Tall size bottoms has been:
Old Navy: Cheap price but always too short! Also cheap material.
Victoria’s Secret: Kinda expensive and if not too short already, they are after a few washes.
Long Elegant Legs: Expensive and Flannels shrink up too short after only a few washes.
JC Penneys – Liz Claiborne: Expensive too, and Flannels shrink up too short after only a few washes, but fleece and knit cottons don’t seem to shrink as bad.
Long Tall Sally: Expensive and sizing is whack!!! Never have been able to get correct sizes.
Hope this helps someone.
If anyone has finally found something good, please do tell!
If you find a shop online that carry women’s tall pj’s, or most active wear too, the good ones are always out of stock because every tall gal in USA is left without or wondering why the USA isn’t paying attention to this untapped market. I’m ready to invest in it!
I am having trouble finding long PJ bottoms as well. Any other suggestions? says
I am having trouble finding long PJ bottoms as well. Any other suggestions?
I’m so happy that I came across your blog, as this issue has been my obsession as of late… it’s nearly impossible to find truly tall pajamas, at any price. Old Navy no longer carries tall pjs (not that they were that great to begin with), and I find that other retailers that claim to have “tall” pjs really aren’t “long”. To me, to call yourself a tall pajama pant, you must have a 35 inch inseam, because, let’s face it… after a few washes you’re a 34 inch inseam. 36″ would be ideal. I’d love to know if after writing this blog, if you’ve come across any other pajamas that work.
Yes finding tall pjs is just not fun at all. I’m 5’11, 180 lbs. Can’t understand why these stores accommodate regular size women but not long/tall. It’s really been frustrating trying and returning!
Yeah, honestly I just wear yoga pants or leggings to bed now
I took a chance on a random brand from Amazon that had a cute PJ set in tall and really loved them! The pants even have pockets. And the fabric is a bamboo blend, so super soft. Brand is Texere. It was $30 for the matching set, which is really decent, I think.
Oh, that’s so awesome thank you so much for sharing! I’ll have to check it out!
I am 6′ and can wear 37-38 inch inseams. Most places don’t have that length. I’ve even looked at men’s and their tall inseams are shorter than women’s. Strange!