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As everyone knows, I am a major proponent of wearing gorgeous underpinnings. I have spent the better part of the past three years working on this – not only building up my own bra wardrobe, but also customers’ at Bra Genie. I have lacy, sexy, silky, pretty bras and panties out the wazoo. Unfortunately, my adoration of undergarments doesn’t quite apply to sleepwear. Typically, my wardrobe for sleeping consists of gym shorts and tank tops – some I’ve even worn for years. I finally decided this summer that it was time to update my sleep garments to something a little more classy – and in some cases, a LOT more sexy.
At Bra Genie, we started carrying some wonderful pieces from the Rhonda Shear “Butterknit” line. This fabric is silky-smooth, stays cool, and feels great to sleep in.
The first piece I got was the Sweet Cakes Butterknit Crossover Gown in Grape, a rich purple color. The elastic empire waist sits snug under the bust, the adjustable straps allow it to work for any shape, and the stretchy faux-wrap top shape conforms and supports your girls. Yeah, it wasn’t as high and lifted as an underwire bra – but when you’re sleeping, who wants an underwire bra? This gown hits right above the knee and has a shirttail hem for a cute look, too.
I also ordered the Sweet Dreams Butterknit Sleep Shirt, which is pretty much what it says. A scoop-neck super-long tee in that ultra-soft butterknit fabric, with a split hem on each side for ease of movement. It provided enough coverage so if I needed to step outside to bring Gizmo out in the morning, I wouldn’t feel too naked – or I could throw it in my suitcase for traveling and sleep in it in a hotel room without feeling like I was showing too much off. I have this in both black and a bright turquoise blue.
Since getting these items, I’ve discovered that Rhonda Shear is possibly going to discontinue her butterknit line, which saddens me to no end. It’s a great seller at Bra Genie, and since she makes items up to a 4X in some sizes, it fits a wide range of women. I beg you, Rhonda, please reconsider this! I was really hoping to get another crossover gown in black…oh well.
I’ve been on the lookout for a few more pieces to add to my sleep wardrobe. I’ve narrowed what I’m looking for down to two styles: Things to Wear When Expecting Company AND Things to Wear When it’s Just Doug and I.
Things to Wear When it’s Just Doug and I:
You can’t go wrong with the basics. Never. Which is why I like this Wide Neck Oversized Shirt from Hips and Curves. There are sometimes I just want to throw on something and crawl in bed, and this is perfect. The wide neck sits off the shoulder, which is a little sexy.
I also love the Short Satin Peignoir Set by Amoreuse. This comes with a robe for a little coverage. I love the ivory floral print!
This Cacique Tru to You Lace Cup Chemise kind of reminds me of my crossover gown, with the empire band and stretchy lace cups. I love the classic black and ivory lace appearance, and the fabric looks soft and comfortable. The straps are adjustable, too, which is nice – it will allow the bust to fit a range of sizes.
And for nights that I want to turn up the heat (heh), I’d go with this Sinfully Sweet Georgette Babydoll from Hips and Curves. Light as a feather, sheer, and sexy as all get-out. I’d go with the navy and black, since I’m loving all things navy these days. Maybe I can snap one of these up before our night out in December?
Things to Wear When Expecting Company:
I really like this 3-pc cotton knit pajamas by Dreams & Co.. The set comes with a shrug, tank, and pants, so I can layer with whatever I feel comfortable wearing. I can throw on a pair of slippers to get the mail or sit on the porch with my coffee. So simple and cute – and I love the stripes!
These Cotton Woven Pajamas by Dreams & Co. are classically cute – pink and stripey! Cotton can be worn year-round, too. I can pair the bottoms with a tee or a tank in the summer and throw the long sleeved top on in the cooler months.
For traveling, or when it’s 90 degrees outside in August, I like these Tag-free Cotton Knit Shorty Pajamas by Dreams & Co. The bright turquoise is fun for summertime, and I could easily wear this in a hotel room for conventions or vacations when people are staying in the room with Doug and I.
I also like this Cacique Striped Tank & Legging Sleep Set for sleepovers or traveling, too. I tend to get really warm when I sleep – but this gives me the coverage without sacrificing the comfort. I could probably wear the leggings with outfits during the day, too! I like pieces that do double duty.
Even though I want more coverage when people are over, that doesn’t necessarily mean I don’t want something pretty. This is why I love this Long Satin Peignoir Set by Amoureuse. The long gown and robe give you coverage, but the satin and lace make you feel gorgeous. I really adore this chocolate brown print – it’s not the standard colors that you normally see with peignoir sets.
Of course, if you love the classic peignoir look but don’t want satin, you could always go for the Long Peignoir Set By Amoureuse, which comes in black/ivory or wine/ivory. This fabric looks to be a little more soft and stretchy, which is nice, and the ivory lace is a lovely touch.
This 2-piece Satin PJ Set by Amoureuse is also really cute – you know I love polka dots – and the satin makes it feel a lot more dressy. Like I should be sitting in my sun-warmed dining nook with a steaming cup of tea reading the paper. Satin pajama sets are always classic – and feel great on while giving you some coverage.
Last – but certainly not least – in my picks for sleepytime wear is this Cacique Tru to You Cami & Pant Set. This sits square on the line of sexy and comfy – perfect for me! The silky charmeuse top has adjustable straps and is trimmed in lace, and is paired with the soft fabric of the pants, which have a lace edge along the legs. I would totally wear that cami under a blazer or sweater during the day, too – it’s too pretty not to be shown!
I think as time goes on, I will be adding more and more beautiful pieces not only to my bra wardrobe, but also my sleepwear and loungewear wardrobe too! I think the days of lounging around in shoddy tank tops and gym shorts are definitely over for me.
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