I suspect I accidentally clicked on an ad or sponsored post for sleepwear the other day as now my feeds (well, Facebook and Instagram) are full of ads for nighties and pyjamas.
Pretty floral and pastelly things seem to be ‘in’ again with kimonos or similar draped over the top. Bring back the vintage silk wraps with feathers and fluffy stilettos a-la- Doris Day, Grace Kelly et al I say.
Actually I don’t. The only time I care about pyjamas is in winter when I LOVE my flanellette PJs. And it’s even better if they’re age-inappropriate and cute.
I have one pair of summer PJs but mostly tend to just wear shorts and tshirts, which course that saves dressing during the day!
But I did get tempted by a cute little set the other day before I pondered the practicalities of frills and flounces.
Which brings me to my point. Thank god, you say.
I. Don’t. Get. Nighties.
How can one wear a dress to bed? Doesn’t it end up around your waist or (worse still) neck, slowly choking the life out of you?
I’m bad enough with overly-loose pants that get twisted around me as I sleep and I have to do something akin to a plank or push-up to twist the waistband back to where it belongs. Let alone dress that has yards of excess material to deal with.
Having said all of that, I used to wear nighties. Back in the day. As a kid. I think I even wore long nighties in winter. When they were a thing.
Of course I realise the debate should be launched into the public sphere so sides can be taken and gauntlets thrown.
So, where do you stand… nighties or pjs? And remember I’m a fragile thing and easily shocked 😳 so if you say neither I’ll assume you’ll offer another alternative rather than NOTHING AT ALL!
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* Pictured ad from Facebook. Or Instagram. Or both.