Stylish Sleepwear from Hunkemöller

Hunkemöller is a name that I have only just become familiar with, but it is actually one of the largest lingerie specialists in Europe. A luxurious treasure trove of lingerie, leisure and sleepwear, Hunkemöller designs its products in house, and has a focus on quality and luxury when it comes to its designs and fabrics used. Currently supermodel Doutzen Kroes is a face of the brand with the range ‘Doutzen’s Stories’ which is sure to be very popular this Christmas, but the brand is so much more than sexy, sensuous undies, it also has sleepwear that is both beautiful to look at and comfortable to wear, plus it all comes boxed in such a way that it would be a thrill opening it on Christmas morning,

I was recently asked if I would like to review a piece of sleepwear from Hunkemöller. Now, I do have a few rules when it comes to sleepwear. The first is that I am most definitely a PJ girl, I rarely wear a nightdress as I find them impractical and uncomfortable – when it’s warm in Summer I just wear a vest top instead. I also like jersey fabrics or stretch cotton – I am a fairly restless sleeper so my pjs need to move with me, rather than tying me in knots. Crisp cotton is cool and stylish, but it doesn’t move when I do and I have ruined so many pairs of pyjamas by ripping them when I was not sleeping well. But even saying all this, I do like prettiness rather than cute prints.

The Limited edition Pyjamaset Modal lace is a beautiful two piece set that successfully combines luxury softness and style with practical stretch fabric (viscose and elastane) that makes it super comfortable to wear.

It combines a beautiful lace and jersey style top, with adjustable back straps, a lace bodice with an empire line style. The top is slightly longer in length than usual pyjama tops, which should stop in riding up when you are asleep. The V neckline is attractive, especially if you are a woman with a larger bust. This is teamed with long length pyjama bottoms that are loose fitting and have an elasticated waistline.

This limited edition pyjama set comes in classic black, but also in coloured options in red and blue. If, like me, you like to have new pyjama’s at Christmas, this could be a perfect gift idea for a loved one, or for yourself, and will certainly look more glam on those Christmas morning photographs than Primark fleecy efforts.


Luxury Nightwear Ideas

Last Saturday I had a PJ day. Joe was away for the weekend and the weather was particularly nasty and so I made toasties, found an Agatha Christie box set to watch and stayed in my pyjamas and dressing gown for the whole day. It was bliss, comfy and cosy, and a day of sheer relaxation, safely away from the awful wind and rain that was outside. It did get me wondering though about the state of my PJs though. For if you are going to spend a cosy day wearing PJs, they should really be something a little more luxurious than Primark’s finest.

A lot of people will spend a lot of money on other items of clothing – jeans for instance can really break the bank. And yet when it comes to our nightwear and lounge wear, the things we wear to relax and sleep, we tend to skimp, when really this is an area when quality can really be telling. We spend a lot of time in our nightwear, we toss and turn in it, roll around in it, and also wear it when we are feeling ill, so it needs to be soft, comfortable and also hard wearing, otherwise we will be replacing it over and over again, making bargain pieces a false economy. But there are some really lovely luxury nightwear ideas out there, these are practical, stylish and come in fabrics like the softest cotton, both brushed for warm and light and soft for summer evenings. Jersey is another great fabric, stretching as you move around, but not actually getting stretched out of shape.

(Sleepwear ideas above from David Nieper – stockists of quality sleepwear.)

We tend to invest in quality sleepwear for certain occasions – if we have a hospital stay upcoming, or for our honeymoon, but there is no reason why we can’t invest in pieces for sleep and lounge wear just to treat ourselves.