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What the effing eff is one supposed to wear in bed these days, dahhhlings?

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BalloonSlayer Fri 08-Feb-13 13:47:51

For many years I wore nothing in bed. But the DCs are now at the age when they do not wish to be confronted with dear old Mater's sagging boobage should we meet on the landing in the middle of the night.

For quite some time I have been wearing old stocks of PJs. But I feel so blah in them.

Please help. What can I wear?

I do NOT wish to wear:

Silk or satin or nylon (or anything else shiny or slinky, remind me of nylon sheets of childhood)
Nighties (they end up round my waist)
PJs with cutesie wootsie ickle animals on the front
PJs with slogans alluding to my "hotness," "grumpiness," "sleepiness," or shopping habits
Actually PJs with any slogans at all come to think of it.

There must be SOMETHING. I bought a nice PJ set from Matalan recently, but my knee went through the trousers the first time I wore them, so that was that.

JumpHerWho Sat 09-Feb-13 20:34:37

Hush pyjamas every time! Wash them at 30 on a gentle cycle or they do go hard and shrink a bit.

armagh Sat 09-Feb-13 11:29:09

Couldn't bear pj's.
Heat the bed and a slinky slip. Sorted. Sorry...Iknow you don't like slinky but i

QuinionsRainbow Sat 09-Feb-13 11:18:14

How about Trills' suggestion of Chanel 5 (or an affordable equivalent) in bed and a nice dressing gown out of it. When pubescent nudity-angst became an issue we dealt with it by equipping everyone in the family with robes, fluffy towelling for winter, and light cotton for summer/travelling, and instituting informal house-rules about wearing these outside the bedroom on nocturnal trips to the bathroom etc. Within a couple of years, DCs ceased to be bothered about what they exhibited on the landing at night or to whom. We've still got the fluffy robes though, for sitting by the fire on chilly winter evenings or making brealfast in the morning.

HandMini Fri 08-Feb-13 20:05:22

Ooooh Schnitzel and Jamais, was going to recc Hush but I've only just bought my first pair of PJs from them....hope they don't disappoint after washing, as they seem lovely now - cosy, soft, non-cutesy fabrics.

I like thermal vest style long sleeve tops and baggy pyjama bottoms (flannel cotton from Gap) usually.

Lavenderhoney Fri 08-Feb-13 19:11:26

A lovely dressing gown from toast for impromptu meetingssmile

I have very soft pj bottoms I wear with an m&s of top which has a secret support for my boobs. And I have a massive cashmere shawl for wrapping round me when I stay at pils and want to look dressed as they have friends who pop round for early morning coffee on the terrace.

Mumelie Fri 08-Feb-13 19:05:42

TK Maxx good for plain quality jersey pjs.

SchnitzelVonKrumm Fri 08-Feb-13 19:03:18

Gap tops and bottoms can be mixed and matched but they do tend towards the twee sometimes

SchnitzelVonKrumm Fri 08-Feb-13 19:02:20

Hush massively overpriced IMO

Glossynotflossy Fri 08-Feb-13 18:59:43

M and s limited collection. I like the check bottoms and the long tops

MadameCastafiore Fri 08-Feb-13 18:49:01

Hush pyjamas. They cosy and not cutesy.

jamaisjedors Fri 08-Feb-13 18:47:57

Nooo -don't get HUSH. I was fooled by them and bought a few pairs (on sale each time) but I never wear them any more. The material goes all hard after a few washes and I had to replace the elastic in the pj bottoms of 2 pairs.

I have 1 pair of white comany pyjamas which are ridiculously comfortable and have washed really well (3 yrs still going) but they don't do many in pure cotton now, lots of their stuff is modal etc. which defeats the object of the white company I think (and I have emailed to tell them!).

Mewsical Fri 08-Feb-13 18:47:13

I bought two pairs of Hush Pjs in the sale last year. Still saving one pair to wear.
They are button up, flannel (so very warm) but really pretty and no one can see the sagging boobs.
I also have 2 bravissimo nightdresses with support i.e. integral soft cup jersey bra type things.

Am happy for anyone to see me in either but these were major purchases after years of feeling embarrassed of my nightwear.

faustina Fri 08-Feb-13 18:15:02

if you're just worried about meeting people on the landing, just buy a nice dressing gown from toast and put that on when you get out of bed. It's what I do!

almostanotherday Fri 08-Feb-13 17:56:33

I wear boy shorts (big knickers) and a vest top/vest

Drywhiteplease Fri 08-Feb-13 17:17:40

I'll second trills on the Primark pjs.......the only thing I get there, the nice cotton flowery ( bit Cath K) ones with secret support vests, nice....and for the price you can buy loads so they don't wear out.

Teeb Fri 08-Feb-13 17:10:57

I don't wear anything to sleep at night, but wear lounge clothes around the house and a dressing gown/robe by the bed for any night time wondering and first thing in the morning.

germyrabbit Fri 08-Feb-13 16:56:15

i have some tk maxx calvin klein seperates (short and long sleeve top), look nice and are snug

mrsR1991 Fri 08-Feb-13 16:49:21

i love the pjamas that include a vest top and pattered trousers or shorts. e.g checkered or striped smile cute but not too ickle girlie girl. my partner loves them but i always seem to end up wearing his tahirts to bed which he finds equally adorable smile xx

WowOoo Fri 08-Feb-13 16:47:57

I wear a vest or a t shirt.
I never buy specific night wear. I just go for soft material.

I do buy PJ bottoms for slobbing around and for cold nights.

steben Fri 08-Feb-13 16:45:31

I adore my white company pyjamas and also have some sets from bravissimo which are nice!

auldspinster Fri 08-Feb-13 16:43:21

What about jersey shorts and a vest or tee.

Zoidberg Fri 08-Feb-13 16:16:54

I think bottoms are too hot in bed. I'd go for oversized nightshirt, as in an old work shirt of DP's if he has any, or new like this

EuroShagmore Fri 08-Feb-13 16:07:26

I wear jersey bottoms (last couple of pairs came from M&S Autograph and they are great) with a long t-shirt/vest (hate the cold gap on your back if they are not long enough) and a hoodie if it's really cold.

Something like this:

MyGoldenNotebook Fri 08-Feb-13 16:05:37

The real answer to your problem is to visit ... elegant, modern nightwear with a classic and luxurious feel. They come beautifully packaged too. Mater deserves them smile

LaurenBacall Fri 08-Feb-13 15:45:01

I have a couple of pairs of White Company pyjamas, similar to these. I love them.

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