Specifically night shirts? You know the slightly masculine dare I say a-bit-shapeless styles with the buttons all the way down? They are my favourite. And I REALLY don’t like pyjamas….
They get wrapped around your legs and tangled up in all sorts of uncompromising (and uncomfortable) positions. And I just can’t help but feel I’m wearing my clothes to bed. It’s more the bottom half that’s the issue. And I don’t mean as loungewear (Although I don’t have any for that purpose either) I mean as in pieces you can actually fall asleep in.
Going back to the nightshirt situation, I have several. I love the whole could-be-wearing-my-husbands vibe and the fact they are so roomy and non-clingy. I personally have a selection of long sleeved styles as my arms always get chilly if I accidentally poke them out of the duvet whilst in the land of nod. I’ve had this John Lewis Sateen Striped version for ever. It must be a season to season basic as I swear I bought mine 5 years ago and they still stock it now. It washes like new and is essentially an oversized “boyfriend” shirt. Currently on my wish list is this spendy but super comfy star print design by Mint Velvet. I have asked Santa very nicely if he might be so kind as to add it to the contents of my stocking.
I’m not sure that night shirts are considered terribly sexy. And I’m not sure that I care particularly. But I’m surprised I don’t know a single soul who seems to choose them over PJ’s or a silky chemise.
On the subject of the chemise, I like those too – particular for the warmer months. And because the winter weather is somewhat mild yet just the fact it’s December has made us put the heating on out of habit, it’s been rather sauna-esque in the O’Shea abode of late. My go-to for flimsy and whimsy is Rosie for Autograph at Marks and Spencer. I have a couple of rather summery floral numbers but this black lace trimmed version is very pretty indeed.
I’m quite taken with the whole shorts and camisole combo idea, I’m not sure whether the shorts would create quite as much bother as a full on pair of jersey trousers do when they are wrapped around your nether regions so I’m considering giving them a whirl. Not least because whilst buying Mabel some Christmas gifts I may have had a sneaky peeky at this cute pink strappy cami and pull on striped checked shorts at Boden.
I’m also considering perhaps a set that includes French knickers, all of the ooh la la but none of the potential cling. Continuing on my admiration for the Rosie at Autograph range this Terracotta ensemble really is very lovely and is currently sitting in my virtual basket. It also comes in a hot pink and deep purple hue.
One of my main haunts for nightwear is H&M, a bargain and always such a wide range to choose from. I’ve recently ordered this snazzy black set for the grand price of £14.99. And whilst we’re on the subject of bargains, The White Company currently has 30-40% off ALL nightwear and robes, I have my eye on this simple and feminine slip with a delicate pink stripe. Unsure I would pair it with fur booties as per the model but you know, she does look awfully cosy.
Having spoken to the team about my preference for a shirt and general dislike of the pyjama, I was advised I need to opt for an ankle cuff design, thus preventing the riding-up effect. I can’t say I am fully convinced but this blue slogan pair could be worth a go.
What do you wear to bed?
Are you a fan of the nightshirt?
Do you have a covetable collection of lounging pieces that you don’t necessarily wear to get some shut eye?
Do you have both a summer and winter nightwear wardrobe?