Now that I’m 30, I have much to say about everything. Just kidding. Rather, I’ve always had a thing or two to say. But nightgowns, has always been one of the odd things I don’t actually talk or write about. I often like to find out what people prefer on that front, and store that in my mind. Whenever a friend shares an instgram story of them in their silk pajamas, slip, or nightgown, I’m always a bit interested in why that is their preference, and what sort of ease and comfort does it give them.
Have you ever felt like that?
Growing up, my mother wore silk slips and nighties pretty casually around the house. In hindsight, the lesson was; I am the woman of the house. But it also was an unconscious lesson in not hiding one’s body from children, accepting the shape and ease of being comfortable, relaxed, confident and yes, sexy while in one’s home. The older I get, and the more comfortable I get with my home, my body, and my role in life (as it is ever-evolving), I realize that a silk slip or nightie around my home and children is what I want.
When wearing one, I’ve noticed the way my walk changes as my feet plant on the wood floor. I’ve noticed the way the kids hug me different, slipping off my body and how they burrow in my lap for deep comfort. I’ve noticed that at night, with a glass of wine or after a long bath, how I feel a deep sense of autonomy. I am comforted by being close to my skin in such a way.
Today is national self-care day, it is odd to relate self-care to a silk slip or nightgown. But as someone who believes in the quiet acts of care that is rooted in what we wear, I can’t think of an easier way than indulging in a few vintage ones.
Here are a few that I love:
- A 60s vanity fair PINK one for it’s length and deep v-neck.
- A cream one that can go from night to day, without a thought
- Orange and only $25
- A mini length slip from Reformation
Where do you stand on the nightgown front? I’d love to hear.