stylish nightie - an oxymoron?

(9 Posts)
DaisyBD Mon 14-Nov-16 10:56:02

I'm having knee surgery in the new year and have been advised to bring nightwear to the hospital, even though I think it will be day case. I assume I'll be wearing said nightwear for the surgery (they don't seem to put you in hospital gowns any more). Please tell me it's possible to get a nice nightie. Every one I've seen is either (1) slinky sexy agent provocateur styley or (2) old lady flannelette cosy fugly styley.

Obvs I know this matters not one jot and the hospital staff won't give a fuck what I'm wearing. But I care. I had a lot of hospital stays some years ago and psychologically I need to feel human for it. I usually wear pjs or nothing, and I don't think pjs will work as they'll need access to the knee.

I used to buy nightwear from Toast but it's all gone horrible recently. Even the models look embarrassed in the nightgown pictures. I have no idea where else to look. Also this is likely to be the first surgery of several so I'm prepared to spend up to about £60-80 I suppose (but would prefer to spend a lot less).

TeaPleaseLouise Mon 14-Nov-16 11:01:03

How about something like this?

www.figleaves.com/uk/calvin-klein-modal-with-satin-long-sleeve-nightshirt/CNK-001826.html

I have one similar, I'm 5'2" and it comes to just above my knees. The only thing is the sleeves are long so you might be roasted in a hospital.

WickedBadZoot Mon 14-Nov-16 11:20:57

I've had a hospital gown for any surgery I've had, are you sure you won't? Seems odd.
A nightie might be easier for them to look at how it's healing post surgery though. Or maybe pyjamas with shorts instead of trousers?

museumum Mon 14-Nov-16 11:29:02

I don't see what's wrong with something from a supermarket brand. Like this one tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk/p/Pink-Lurex-Asymmetric-Nightshirt/130534625-Pink?searchTerm=:newArrivals&searchProduct=

I think what you need is a lovely cozy cashmere or similar hoodie or cardigan to put on top if you want to feel 'more human'.

TeaPleaseLouise Mon 14-Nov-16 11:45:17

A nightie will be easier than shorts if you have a catheter after the op if you're bed bound..

museumum reminded me, I got a nice short sleeved one for my aunt going into hospital from Sainsbury's a while ago, they had quite a good range.

WickedBadZoot Mon 14-Nov-16 12:00:53

Ooh yes catheters! I forgot those. In which case I think I'd go for a fun tshirt style one from a supermarket or primark. Not old lady ish, not silky and sexy.

Soggywellies Mon 14-Nov-16 12:05:40

Debenhams have nice jersey nighties that are fairly stylish but not sexy!

DaisyBD Mon 14-Nov-16 15:06:15

thank you all! I hadn't thought about supermarkets, I don't know why. I'll have a look at them. I like the figleaves one, TeaPleaseLouise but I'm 5ft 8 and I think it would be a bit skimpy! I don't want my hospital paper knickers on show grin

Wicked yes it's very odd, my son had major surgery on his ear a few years ago and he went to theatre in his jeans and t-shirt - was very uncomfortable for him afterwards on the ward when he was woozy and in pain. Would have been much better for him to be in a gown. I'm guessing actually, since it's day case surgery - why else would I be required to bring nightwear? I might have to stay in, depends what happens, but hopefully I'll be discharged the same day.

A lovely cashmere hoodie sounds perfect, museumum. Will also check out debenhams. Thanks!

ChickenVindaloo Mon 14-Nov-16 20:20:20

YY to a couple of cheap tshirt cotton nighties from the supermarket.

They might end up stained or smelly or covered in MRSA. i'd want to chuck them out afterwards.

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