One of the things I have been looking for lately to no avail has been a light cotton summer dressing gown for hospital and ease of feeding post baby. I’m not a dressing gown wearer and usually just opt for a vest and PJ bottoms when I’m up and lounging around out of bed, but I know the post natal wards will be hot and stuffy and I will want easy access so the hunt was on.
I eventually found the Cyberjammies one online then a friend told me her wedding party’s getting ready dressing gowns were Sainsbury’s so I started casting the net a bit wider. There are a few out there, just not in the places I expected and it’s harder again to find one that’s not too short/see through/silky. There’s always Etsy too, but I left it a bit late for that sadly. You should definitely check out Good Morning Beautiful to champion a boutique British brand too.
I’ve always had a bit of a thing about nightwear, which is a little bit strange perhaps as I don’t tend to wear anything usually. What I do like however is to be prepared for going away or visiting people and a pretty pair of pyjamas is indispensable. Holidays always demand a new pair and recently I decided to expand my collection, picking up these cute bow tie shorts from Gap and wearing them with a peachy vest top. They’re roomy enough for me to stretch my legs out in bed and just short enough to be cheeky on Sunday mornings. 😉
Printed bow waist Pyjama bottoms, tie waist shorts and peach tank, all GAP.
As a result I felt inspired to put together a little selection of pretty and summery cotton printed, striped and floral nightwear, whether you prefer masculine grandad styles or flirty knicker and vest sets.
1. Striped nightshirt – Cocosa 2. Floral Nightdress, DKNY at John Lewis 3. Butterfly vest set – Accessorize 4. Rose print pyjama set – Hush 5. Striped Pyjamas – Cocosa
My favourite romantic nightwear is from Plum Pretty Sugar, stocking kimono style robes and a new line, Castelbel and Trumpet, with gorgeous scoop back necklines and feminine wide sashes in contrasting prints.