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not sure this qualifies for Style and Beauty, but I am in need of a dressing gown, and have certain requirements...

(27 Posts)
TheTurnOfTheScrew Mon 17-Apr-17 17:18:29

I don't want a slinky sexy thing that might qualify as "lingerie", but neither should it make me look like Mrs Brown - does a dressing gown middle-ground exist?

It should not be pale, as it was evil morning coffee stains that did for the last dressing gown. And I am tall, so it needs to be a decent length to avoid inadvertent exposure when bending.

Has anyone seen anything nice?

onalongsabbatical Mon 17-Apr-17 17:26:05

I saw this on QVC the other day when I was working bored looking. www.qvcuk.com/Carole-Hochman-Daisy-Print-Tie-Robe.product.162781.html?cm_sp=VIEWPOSITION-_--_-162781 Might be a bit short for you, but is that the kind of thing? I'm liking the blue one...

onalongsabbatical Mon 17-Apr-17 17:27:10

I should add, the hunt for the perfect dressing gown is a bit of a thing for me...

TheTurnOfTheScrew Mon 17-Apr-17 17:30:47

thank you. the shape and fabric look about right, although they're quite pale, and I'm not wild on the print.

onalongsabbatical Mon 17-Apr-17 17:33:58

What about this? www.amazon.co.uk/Dressing-Lightweight-cotton-Hand-printed-natural-x/dp/B00KWBK93K/ref=lp_4852004031_1_2?srs=4852004031&ie=UTF8&qid=1492446576&sr=8-2&tag=mumsnetforum-21 Yes - Amazon!
Ahem - anyone else really, really like dressing gowns?

TheTurnOfTheScrew Mon 17-Apr-17 17:35:26

thanks sabbatical - that's more like it.
fifty quid though. But I will definitely keep that one in the running.

ChrissyHynde Mon 17-Apr-17 17:38:16

I love my dressing gowns and currently looking for a summer season one.

onalongsabbatical Mon 17-Apr-17 17:38:18

Yes, I think £50 is a bit steep, too. I'm going to make dinner in a minute, but I might be back...
But where are all the other dressing gown lovers, or am I weird?

onalongsabbatical Mon 17-Apr-17 17:38:57

Ah, good, another one...

JamesDelaneysHat Mon 17-Apr-17 17:42:12

I've got one of the type onalongsabbatical linked to (just a different pattern). It's nice but very thin material and possibly not worth 50 quid. But then I'm from sensible Presbyterian Scottish stock and normally stump around in an ankle length fleece or towelling number that is a natural contraceptive so you might not want advice from me!

onalongsabbatical Mon 17-Apr-17 17:42:52

Sorry, this one's gorgeous (to me) but it's £140! www.wolfandbadger.com/uk/ocean-magic-hooded-bath-robe_large/?currency=GBP&utm_campaign=Google-Shopping-UK&gclid=CjwKEAjwz9HHBRDbopLGh-afzB4SJABY52oF_MH_K2QbIeHUdA_JZY3EGHyD6Hft9ikCwY7uCx_oGRoCvo7w_wcB#fo_c=1069&fo_k=f78219ab3d17bdfa0608470a2e2eb65c&fo_s=gplauk

Strummerville Mon 17-Apr-17 20:41:50

I've just bought this one smile

Free delivery until tomorrow 10am too!

TheTurnOfTheScrew Mon 17-Apr-17 20:43:38

I like, strummer. Long, cotton, and hides the dirt. Hopefully.

ethanrayne Mon 17-Apr-17 20:44:21

I would second having a look in tk maxx

FreeButtonBee Mon 17-Apr-17 20:50:16

I have two!

White company rose coloured one (good for hiding the dirt) hit sadly they don't do them anymore.

And this brilliant 100% cotton kimono style robe. carolondon.com/department/c/kimono-robes It is lovely for spring/summer and washes up a treat. And has two really big pockets as well. I got it for wearing in hospital when having the DCs

Trills Mon 17-Apr-17 20:59:34

Many M&S ones come in lengths.

My winter dressing gown is in size LONG and I appreciate it very much.

Goldfishjane Mon 17-Apr-17 21:06:25

I have this in the dark blue

www.landsend.co.uk/Womens_Modal_Jersey_Dressing_Gown/pp/P_36463.html?cgid=12097&brand=2

herecomesthsun Mon 17-Apr-17 21:07:47

I have a plush, long, black Rosie HW one from Marks that was about £40. It is warm and lush with pretensions to glamour. I am 5ft 9 and it comes just above ankle.

Gah81 Mon 17-Apr-17 21:08:55

Vintage housecoats. Fitted and glamorous. Look on www.etsy.com. I am making a conscious effort to feel vixenish around the house by myself, and not keep the glamour/polish solely for when I am going out!

Gah81 Mon 17-Apr-17 21:09:43

(They come in wool and sturdy satin or cotton too, they are not just frothy lacy confections!)

Maidupmum Mon 17-Apr-17 21:13:32

I love cyberjammies
Really good quality and nice and long!

Nettletheelf Mon 17-Apr-17 23:13:52

I second the Caro London recommendation. I got one after seeing them suggested on here. I've got the 'red vine' design and it's fab. So difficult to find a pretty cotton dressing gown on the high street...everything is fluffy/plush and I don't want to look like honey monster.

Ollivander84 Mon 17-Apr-17 23:21:07

I have a long tall Sally one which is floor length, and a shorter joules one

Imbroglio Tue 18-Apr-17 03:43:52

The wolf and badger ones are gorgeous. My favourite dressing gown lasted almost 20 years and I miss it terribly.

Regressionconfession Tue 18-Apr-17 04:20:10

One hundred stars do gorgeous dressing gowns. They're kimono style in lovely soft cotton that flows more like silk. Lots of different patterns including old screen printed maps of London, New York and Paris. Mine was a present but I think it cost about £50.

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