If there’s one thing I do love about these darker, longer nights then it’s having a bit of a soak in the bath and then getting wrapped up in a cosy pair of PJs.
As part of the #FinishInFall mini project I’ve been sorting through all my clothes and I’ve realised I have so much nightwear that’s either ill-fitting, mismatched or seen better days. I’ve had an annual clearout and I’ve put a couple of items on my Christmas wish list too. As ever M&S have a gorgeous range of nightwear and their autumn/winter collection has every type of sleepwear imaginable however you like to sleep.
I’m pretty sure we all have a formula when it comes to our nightwear. For maximum cosiness, comfort and temperature regulation in winter I can’t sleep without a full sleeve and a fully covered leg. Despite feeling the cold I categorically cannot wear socks as otherwise I wake half way through the night in a hot frenzy (not of the fun variety) and have to whip them off.
In more recent years a cotton jersey cuffed bottom variety has become my absolute favourite. I hate it when nightwear rides up and love how a welt keeps the leg in place. God forbid I’d flash my legs while in bed. However I have a real soft spot for the traditional pyjama which has made a comeback in the last few years, with the smart collar and tailored styling – you know the kind of PJ you’d expect to see in a Christmas film. The black geometric ones would be smashing to pull out on Christmas Eve. They’re super soft against your skin and feature fancy technology to regulate your body temperature.
Charlotte on the other hand has mentioned before she prefers a nightie as feels anything else is too much like wearing clothes to bed. I reckon she’d be over the moon if Mr O’Shea treated her to this pure silk strappy chemise for Christmas.
In winter we keep the heating off in our bedroom as I like to keep the room cool so unfortunately a slinky chemise number is probably going to lead to pneumonia, however I’ve found a really happy medium with the M&S Printed Long Sleeve Nightdress which has long sleeves for a modern take on the traditional night dress.
When it comes to a dressing gown, I’ve got several and I have to confess to wearing them over my clothes when it’s cold in the house and my husband won’t let me turn the heating up a notch. I bought my sister the Rosie Huntington-Whitely gown two years ago and she raved about how luxurious and warm it was so my mum gave me one for Christmas last year. In the summer I favour a white spa like one (which unfortunately lasts about five minutes before it’s covered in make-up).
All of these nightwear products are included in the M&S Advent Calendar promo. If you spend £35 on Clothing, Beauty & Home you can get the 2017 beauty advent calendar for £35, worth £250. It’s full of lots of gorgeous things so you can get your PJs and a new face all in one go.
I’ve been reading about people who apply a capsule approach to nightwear. At first I thought it was taking it a bit far but it actually makes really good sense when you think how often all these bed clothes are washed, it’s a good idea to have a load of tops and bottoms that can be mixed and matched. Admittedly it’s only my husband who’s going to see me going to Bedfordshire of an evening but it makes the sleeping experience seem far more luxurious and comfortable if I’m in a matching pair of PJs.
What are you wearing for bed? Are you a PJ or a nightie kind of girl? Is anyone else overjoyed that a onesie no longer seems to be a thing?
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with M&S but regardless I wear their PJs all winter long.