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Theresaflyinmyhouse Sat 05-Sep-15 18:18:07

I'm looking for a really lush dressing gown. Obviously not the height of fashion or anything. My OH hates them (he always thinks of ill people so imagines they're covered in snot), so whatever I get won't impress him.

I'm looking for something long and warm (I've got a summery one), and not made of rank sweaty material. Also nothing "cute" with bunnies or any other twee animal (why do women's pjs always end up so unsexy?).

I can't afford much, thinking well under £50.

FauxFox Sat 05-Sep-15 18:22:30

TK Maxx is the best for this:
hooded cotton towelling
or lurk inshore whenever you pass until the right thing turns up grin

Theresaflyinmyhouse Sat 05-Sep-15 18:48:27

Oh that's a good one! Hasn't thought of tkmaxx. I also need a nice little warmish jacket (as my leather jacket got stolen) so that might work for there too. However they might all be lime green or something.

DontKillMyVibe Sat 05-Sep-15 19:41:09

I have this from the White Company which I got in the sale. Very cosy and good quality.

Think there's a 20% discount code doing the rounds at the mo.

Theresaflyinmyhouse Sat 05-Sep-15 20:07:35

Vibe, that's bloody lush. Might have to ask for it for Christmas...

lavendersun Sat 05-Sep-15 20:10:28

I have that too Vibe, still looks good a few years on ... along with mole celtic sheepskin slippers - one of the few times I am remotely coordinated!

AsTimeGoesBy Sat 05-Sep-15 20:10:41

I've got a velour hooded White Company one too, it's too warm and I hardly ever wear it, which is a shame because it is lovely.

lavendersun Sat 05-Sep-15 20:14:28

You need to move to an old draughty cottage AsTime, I have been wearing mine since I got back from hols mid August!

I bought DH a lovely one from here a couple of years ago - it is thicker than my White Co one, I was envy.

www.biju.co.uk/bathrobes.asp

AsTimeGoesBy Sat 05-Sep-15 20:16:41

I have an old Victorian terrace, but I don't really feel the cold much. It's nice if you are sitting around in, but too warm for pottering round thd house doing things.

AsTimeGoesBy Sat 05-Sep-15 20:19:09

It's useful when I work from home or am studying though, I do get cold during the day when the heating isn't on.

christinarossetti Sat 05-Sep-15 21:39:25

YY to the White Company one. I was coveting it for ages, but couldn't quite bring myself to spend that much on a dressing gown, but picked it up on e-bay.

It's pretty hard to get cotton ones these days.

AmethystMoon Sat 05-Sep-15 21:43:21

Another cotton velour white company advocate here! Got mine in the sales, around £50 from memory. It was called something like mulberry but is actually a kind of light mink colour. Very warm and generously cut, very luxurious and quite glam for a dressing gown.

burnishedsilver Sat 05-Sep-15 21:57:46

I was looking at them recently in M&S. I decided that the men's dressing gowns were much better than the women's.

Summer23 Sat 05-Sep-15 22:02:12

I have the same one as vibe. Great for when you come out of the shower. I find it really warm too though so switch to a short cotton m&s one in summer.

Theresaflyinmyhouse Sat 05-Sep-15 22:08:42

Oh I really want that one. Really really. It's lovely. What actual colour is it? It kind of looks mushroomy.

lavendersun Sun 06-Sep-15 08:01:41

Yes mushroomy - same colour as these in Vole (thought it was Mole tbh).

www.celticandco.com/sheepskin-slippers/womens-slippers/ladies-sheepskin-mules

christinarossetti Sun 06-Sep-15 14:03:57

If it were a shade of paint, it would be called 'Blushing Mushroom' or 'Dusky Aubergine'.

Theresaflyinmyhouse Sun 06-Sep-15 15:53:37

I love the idea of a blushing mushroom.

I went to tkmaxx today, none exactly fit the bill, but you've all made me want the £65 one now. Matalan had a few but they were all gross and short I'll keep my eyes peeled.

Strawberryfield12 Sun 06-Sep-15 18:54:02

Yes to WC gowns! Have one for £75 with 20% off, it was sooo lovely I honestly believe it helped to endure last months of pregnancy and early baby times.

christinarossetti Sun 06-Sep-15 20:15:14

If you don't mind second-hand, try e-bay, that's where I got mine because it seemed such a steep price.

BUT, if you think that you'll have it for say, at least 5 years, worn most days, it must work out about 0.0004p a wear, and you'll be completely happy with it, and never have a 'oooh, I hate this dressing gown, I really want another' thought ever, ever again.

mum123abc Mon 16-Nov-15 21:48:07

I bought one from a company called The Reach London (www.thereachlondon.com) recently. Would highly recommend. They are only £45 and are made from turkish cotton (lovely and cozy!). Better quality than a lot of the expensive dressing gowns out there.

hellsbellsmelons Tue 17-Nov-15 11:28:09

M&S have some really soft lush ones in store right now.
I got one but it's too long on me so my OH wears it grin
THESE and available in a good few colours.

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hellsbellsmelons Tue 17-Nov-15 14:53:48

Oooohhh... I need that sparkly one.
I used to need really snuggly warm dressing gowns but am in a mega hot flat now and need something like that.
Love it. Will have a look at the weekend. I hope they have it in store.

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