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Unterschied Pyjama und Schlafanzug

Pyjamas and 'Schlafanzug' - what's the difference?

What is the difference between a 'Schlafanzug' and a pyjama?

Hello dear avonté community!

We have noticed that there is often confusion when it comes to the german term “Schlafanzug” and the term “pyjamas”. That's why we'd like to shed some light on the matter today and explain the difference between these two terms.

Pyjamas or Schlafanzug- what's the difference?

To be honest, for many people there is no difference between these two terms. Both terms are often used interchangeably and basically mean the same thing: Clothes you wear to sleep in. But if we take a closer look, there are a few subtle differences.


The german 'Schlafanzug'

Traditionally, 'Schlafanzüge' are a two-piece set consisting of long trousers and a long-sleeved top. They tend to be simple and functional and are made from single jersey knit or interlock. The focus here is on comfort and warmth. In addition, pyjamas often have cuffs on the sleeves and trouser legs, which ensure that nothing slips, even if you move around a lot in your sleep.


Pyjamas are basically also a two-piece set, but can have many more variations. They can be short-sleeved, long-sleeved, with shorts or long pants and made of different materials - from cotton to silk and linen. Pyjamas are often more stylish and have a classic look. A characteristic feature of pyjamas is the full-length button placket on the top, as we know it from a shirt. If the top has to be pulled over the head, they are more like 'Schlafanzug'. Pyjamas are usually made from woven fabrics that are durable and keep their shape. However, they are also available in stretchy jersey fabrics that offer plenty of freedom of movement and are particularly soft.

Why do we use both terms on our german website?

At avonté, we focus on transparency and authenticity. We make high-quality pyjamas and loungewear from leftover fabrics from the fashion industry - sustainably and stylishly. You will therefore mainly find the term “pyjamas” on our website. But sometimes you'll also stumble across the word “Schlafanzug” on the german side. Why? It's simple: many german speaking people know and use this term and we naturally want to reach everyone who is looking for cozy nightwear. It's important to us that we don't exclude anyone and reach out to everyone looking for sleep, no matter what term they are familiar with.

Our pyjamas are not only comfortable, but also make a statement for sustainable fashion. With every purchase, you are helping to make the fashion industry a little more environmentally friendly. We firmly believe that sustainable fashion should not only look good, but also feel good - and that's exactly what we want to achieve with our products.

Our recommendation

If you're looking for a classic, cozy outfit for a warm night, then pyjamas might be just the thing for you. If you're looking for something more stylish and versatile, then take a look at our pyjama collection. Whether you opt for pyjamas or Schalfanzüge, at avonté you are guaranteed to find your new favorite item for a good night's sleep.

We hope we have been able to give you some clarity and now:

À vontade - make yourself feel at home!

Pia & Marlene