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StepAwayFromCake Sat 28-Oct-17 14:55:30

My two favourite nighties are wearing out. I wish I'd bought 10 or 20 of them, to last the rest of my life, because I've never come across anything like them since.

My wish-list:

Stretchy fabric, like jersey or interlock.
Short sleeves or sleeveless, but not strappy.

Natural fibres. Cotton or viscose is fine, and 5% elastane is also fine. (Silk? Yes, of course, but dh might object to me selling a child to fund my nightie habit.)

No itchy, scratchy, horrid lace! No synthetic trims at all.

No sparkly shit. No metallic threads.

And preferably no twee, cutsey logos or pictures.

I'm fussy, I know. But, TBF what I want is simplicity. It's just that simplicity doesn't seem to exist unless I'm happy to sleep in a baggy sleep-T.

Any hope for something along these lines? Anyone seen anything that might fit the bill?

armaghda Sat 28-Oct-17 15:50:02

Try Patra - they do a lot of silk and silk mixed with natural fabrics.

PookieSnackenberger Sat 28-Oct-17 16:04:42

Lands End do various versions for summer and winter in good quality cotton.

I dream of stylish linen nightdresses for the summer.

Bananalanacake Sat 28-Oct-17 16:09:48

Marks and Spencer do stretchy cotton short sleeve nightie.

DelphiniumBlue Sat 28-Oct-17 16:38:08

M&S ones are mostly fake cotton - ie some other fabric marketed as "soft touch" ,which is very sweat-provoking! Just saying, check the labels carefully.
Sainsburys had proper cotton jersey nightwear last time I looked, and might be worth checking TK Maxx.

StepAwayFromCake Sat 28-Oct-17 16:40:14

OMG I looked at the silk jersey nightdress. I want. But £60! And they had exactly what I wanted in cotton, too - only they didn't, because they were all sold out in my size. sad But now I know to look out for Patra next year! grin

I've got a Lands End nightie. It is lovely quality, but there's not enough of it. What they described as 'knee-length' is very much mini-skirt on me. I'm considering cutting it down to a t-shirt, as it rides up uncomfortably in bed.

So, off to check the other suggestions now.

StepAwayFromCake Sat 28-Oct-17 16:41:40

Sainsbo didn't have anything suitable when I went in there last week.

Madbengalmum Sat 28-Oct-17 17:09:02

Been looking today for nice long sleeved nighties that arent shirts and not for old ladies. Impossible!

reflexfaith Sat 28-Oct-17 17:16:01

I've found some M&S ones to be ok, but I also struggle to find nighties that I like

frayedbuspass Sat 28-Oct-17 17:42:15

Lands End also do a longer version of the same nightie, they call it mid-calf

Dodie66 Sat 28-Oct-17 18:03:50

Bon Marche do lovely nighties
I bought 2 recently. Cotton, short sleeves and comfy

aniceearlynight Sat 28-Oct-17 18:31:31

Try Noctu. They meet all your requirements and are made from organic cotton. I love their short sleeve nighties.

aniceearlynight Sat 28-Oct-17 18:34:04

Like this:

LindyHemming Sat 28-Oct-17 19:28:04

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AuntieStella Sat 28-Oct-17 19:32:36

How about these? 3 for £30

www.damart.co.uk/F-10021-nightdresses-w/P-356192-pack-of-3-nightdresses?from=pagelist

sonlypuppyfat Sat 28-Oct-17 19:34:25

If you are a bit bigger Evans have nice nighties

StepAwayFromCake Sat 28-Oct-17 22:04:30

Damart look likely.

(I read Damart and thought "Ewww, no, Damart is old ladyish. My mum used to buy Damart for herself." And then I realised: I am the age my mum was when she used to buy Damart stuff! confused)

Bobbins43 Sat 28-Oct-17 22:06:01

Lands End are good for this

Bobbins43 Sat 28-Oct-17 22:06:51

Lands End do do long ones. I’m 5ft 9 and I have two that come to my mid calf...

SpongeCakeBigPants Sun 29-Oct-17 07:29:38

How about this one from the white company? 100% cotton, nice star print and no frills or lace!
www.thewhitecompany.com/Star-Print-Nightie/p/SRCNI?swatch=Cloud

reup Sun 29-Oct-17 07:37:59

The damart ones don’t show all the colours. I like longer jersey ones because I hate sitting down on a sofa and then thenightie doesn’t cover my bottom. BHS and M&S used to do nice one in bright colour not all pastels.

I found this one buts it’s not cotton
www.grattan.co.uk/products/striped-jersey-nightdress/_/A-H55020_10

StepAwayFromCake Fri 03-Nov-17 10:07:59

Lands End have a got a 30% discount on nightwear! SLP30

And they've got calf-length, short-sleeved, plain cotton nighties grin

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