Friday, May 22, 2009
When I was first married, my mother and mother-in-law showered me with beautiful nightwear. I felt lovely in them but really took them for granted. At that time, I didn’t give a great deal of thought to the importance of feeling good about myself. Those wise, older women understood too well.
As the years went on, nightwear spending was at the bottom of the list as children’s clothes, work clothes and household stuff became the priority. I began wearing t-shirts to bed with long johns bought for cross country skiing. While I wouldn’t say I completely stopped worrying about how I felt about myself, it definitely became secondary to everything else in my life. I didn’t feel lovely but feeling lovely was not a priority during those years. Daily life was all about managing schedules, trying to get enough sleep to keep going and putting our children first.
As my husband and I are once again playing house alone together, the true joy of “dressing up” for bed has emerged. Of course, dressing up now means breathable fabrics and styles a little less revealing to flatter my more mature figure. The great discovery I’ve made is that nightwear can be both attractive and a pleasure to sleep in.
I’ve had great fun sourcing the nightwear lines I carry in The Linen Cupboard. Each line has different features providing something for everyone.
Whether you like the classic look of egyptian cotton nightshirts and nightgowns; bright colours and tailoring in cotton pajamas; the silky feel of bamboo and silk or the breathable comfort and feminine look of woven cotton, I encourage you to treat yourself.
And, if there’s a young woman in your family, treat her to something special to wear to bed. We even have nursing nightwear that will make all new moms feel lovely.
Remember, feeling good about yourself is for you.