I Never Thought I'd Say This, but My New Fave Pillowcase Is From Old Navy

POPSUGAR Photography | Marisa Petrarca
POPSUGAR Photography | Marisa Petrarca
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Old Navy never fails to surprise me. I've purchased some of my favorite clothing items from the retailer, including my latest obsession: a matching set so good that I'm convinced it will sell out. But occasionally, I find items I'd never expect to come across. Case in point: my new favorite pillowcase(!) is from the retailer, and yes, I'm as shocked as you are to find bedding of any kind at Old Navy.

Enter the Satin Pillowcase ($10, originally $20), designed with 100 percent polyester satin. I ordered two in Cream — one for me and one for my fiancé — and we immediately swapped them in place of the cotton pillowcases we'd used for years. (Yikes.) Curious about whether or not we liked them? Keep reading for my honest review of the affordably priced find. (Spoiler alert: you probably need one, too.)

What I Like About This Pillowcase

For starters, everything about this pillowcase looks and feels luxe, from the smooth satin texture to the envelope-style opening. For the uninitiated, the latter means that instead of being open on either side, the pillow inserts in the center, giving it a more polished appearance. (This is also super convenient if your pillow is prone to slipping out of your pillowcase, which was a problem my partner and I dealt with before purchasing these pillowcases.)

What's Worth Noting About This Pillowcase

If you're new to the world of satin pillowcases, here's what you need to know: satin (and silk, which is entirely different, FYI) is gentler on the skin and hair than cotton. It supposedly prevents creases (and thus wrinkles). Satin also helps your strands retain moisture, since it's less drying than cotton. The more you know, right?

A few people mentioned in the reviews of this pillowcase that they noticed their hair getting extra staticky after using it, but my fiancé and I haven't had that problem. In fact, I feel like my hair has looked better than ever recently (likely because the satin is preventing friction-causing frizz).

Another important note is that you need to be extra careful when putting your satin pillowcase in the wash. Per the brand's instructions, you need to machine wash cold and tumble dry on low to preserve the delicate fabric and maintain its shine.

Would I Recommend This Pillowcase?

Absolutely! To my surprise, you could probably find a cheaper satin pillowcase on Amazon, but I can't guarantee it'll be as high quality as these — I've slept on them like a baby for the past week. And did you see the other colors they come in? I'm a neutrals enthusiast, but there's no denying that the Pink Twister and Navy colors are stunning.

Finally, if you want to level up your snooze game, you might want to consider the brand's Satin Pillowcase & Sleep Mask Set ($20, originally $26). Perhaps it's obvious, but you can't go wrong with either option.