What I often find when I go and look for something is that the manufacturers believe there are three demographics out there: young children who want to have teddy bears, stars, and hearts on their pajamas, young woman who want to be sexy so nothing really covers you and when you turn over your boobs fall out, and old woman who are always cold or want something utilitarian with lovely tender flowers and roses all over it.
I used to wear night shirts and at only 5' 8" they barely covered my ass, so I quit with them. I have looked at the separates where you can get a camisole style t-shirt and match it to some long pants. I don't want long pants. They are fine for the winter but then I wouldn't want the camisole top to go with the long pants for winters. At least let me have short sleeves for that.
My prefered pj is a camisole style t-shirt or lightweight short sleeve and shorts. For whatever reason, manufacturers have decided that if you want a camisole or abbreviated style top you must also want an abbreviated bottom. What is the deal with a one inch inseam. Why bother with that, you might as well just wear a thong. I don't want bermuda shorts but isn't there something in between? How about 4 inches.
Now that I have the style settled, I want cotton knit. Why? Because it stretches and moves with you and it is cooler than silky polyester. We are sleeping in these! Here again, I want an adult print. I don't want little bears or giraffes. Even sold colors would be nice.
I have found some places where I can buy these at $50.00 a piece. I don't pay $50.00 for a t-shirt I wear during the day, why in the hell would I pay that to sleep in!!!!!
So that leaves just buying regular t-shirts and shorts. I can do that but they are usually a bit heavier weight and I really don't want to look like a refugee when I am going to bed. I know that sounds silly but in some weird way I want to still have some attraction for my husband. It would almost feel like I was saying.."hey babe, we are old...I don't really care anymore"...I am not quite that old yet.
Okay that may be my generation or something weird going on there...don't read too much into that. But hey, maybe I need to start designing pjs!