So it’s Monday morning. I know, again, what happened to the ruddy weekend?!
Anyways, I have a rather personal question for you folks…
What did you wear to bed last night?
A split-to-the-thigh silky slip? Some cute gingham boy shorts and matching skimpy vest? A frilly baby doll number perhaps?
Shall I tell you what I wore?
Some age 12 to 13 Betty Boop Pyjama’s from Asda.
Glamorous? erm no. Cheap? well yes, the one benefit of being a short arse is that I can invest in the occasional piece of children’s throw away supermarket fashion.
I’m quite sure that there’s not many of you that makes an every-night effort to look red carpet ready between the sheets (and if you do then can you please leave me some tips and time allocation advice in the comments box?) but I’ll tell you one regret of mine. And that’s not bothering to don something sophisticated/pretty/elegant for those all important preparation-with-your-best-girls for W-day images.
I forgot. Completely. And as I was a good few hours away from home had nothing but a pair of ripped hipster denims and a grey hooded top that had frankly, seen better days. In fact, there is one rather amusing shot taken by one of my maids in which I am stood in front of the mirror, fancy designer Bridal Gown reflected in the glass…. with my knickers prominently poking over the top of my jeans.
Yes that’s right lovelies, on W-day this blog Queen resembled a slightly more feminine version of a cross between Mark Wahlberg circa 1990 and Dappy off of N-Dubz.
So it got me thinking. If I had my time again for those all important make-up/hair/champagne drinking pics what would I wear?
I am usually a two piece kinda girl, and if I do ever venture for a slightly more daring silk negligee or indeed some pin flashing shorts then a chunky cardi or jumper keeps you covered and cosy..
Ever heard of Hush? they do lovely Pj’s in a fetching star print (so this season!) and feminine florals as well as a selection of slips, shorts, vest tops and (yep you guessed it….) gorgeous knitwear.
For those who are uber confident and don’t mind showing some skin or just looking for something a little more summery/Honeymoon focused then how’s about a sexy playsuit?
From left, flowery, feathery or pale blue stripes all at La Senza, from £15 to £25.
I know. Bargain.
If you don’t fancy nightwear as such have you considered loungewear? there is a whole bunch of luxury items available for you to sit around looking positively lovely in….
Top left and bottom right, appropriately named Lounge Lover at Net-A-Porter do delicious jersey items such as sweat pants, swishy capes and this to-die-for jumpsuit. And if that’s a bit out of your price range John Lewis stock some flattering vintage-esque prints by Queen of kitsch Cath Kidston.
An RMW Favourite
We’ve mentioned them on more than one occasion and just recently RMW Bride Katy wore a Plum Pretty Sugar robe for her W-day preparations that was so delectable lots of you wanted to know where you could find one similar.
Plum Pretty Sugar have a range of camisoles, tanks, dresses and kimono’s in a range of the most beautiful silks and prints. I would like the entire range please Santa.
So let me ask you lovelies, have you decided what you will be wearing?
All you marrieds out there – did you purchase any pretty items specifically for the morning of the big day?
Any of you who in actual fact couldn’t give a monkey’s and would be quite happy in your Asda children’s department special? 😉
Oh, and if you have any recommendations for stockists of warm, long-sleeved but non frumpy PJ’s then I would LOVE to know please.
Big Betty Boop Love