The Tipping List
Look Good in Bed
10 pretty picks to perk up bedtime
-April Daniels Hussar
Long gone are the days when I slipped into something “comfortable” before snuggling up between the sheets. Lately, “comfortable” is no euphemism for “sexy”… it actually means… comfortable…and faaaarrr from flattering or sexy. I’m a mommy, but that’s no excuse for the schleppy sleepwear I been subjecting my poor husband to nightly. As a general rule I can’t get too too racy – my nighttime routine includes tucking in my 5-year-old daughter… so what’s a glamma-mama to do? Stock up on these affordable, pretty nighttime picks, and toss those shapeless tees out the window!
Ah Vera, how do I love thee? I couldn’t afford your wedding dresses, but I can afford your Kohl’s line. Thanks for remembering the little people, Vera. I’m ordering this Simply Vera Vera Wang Dip-Dyed Chemise as soon as I finish writing this.
AND this cutie Striped Pajama Set (Sale: $29.40)
I know Victoria’s Secret: it’s mass production, excellent marketing, and Heidi Klum. So I’m a sucker – what can I say. This Silk Stripe Nightie “keeps it sleek for sleep” indeed. (Clearance: $19.99).
This of this as a tattoo you can try on…for those nights you feel more Angelina than Jennifer: The OnGossamer Body Art Camisole It comes with matching sleep pants but a nice pair of undies would do the.. er… trick. ($49) And for those nights you’re feeling more Jennifer than Angelina, I give you Anthropologie’s Belmont Chemise with chic little racing stripes of deep pink and pale gray, grosgrain ties and embroidered tulle ruffles. Winsome indeed. ($68)
Free People has been a favorite of mine since I used to make pilgrimages into San Francisco to drool in Urban Outfitters (back in the horse-and-buggy days when there wasn’t an UO on every 3rd corner in every major city). I heart this Hibiscus Babydoll Cami & Jersey Shorts set – it looks tres flattering for girls like me who prefer a little support up top. (Sale: $43 green; $60 black)
A little pricier than most of these picks, but how sweet is this 2-piece P.J. Salvage sleep set? Lacy AND comfortable – now that’s my speed. ($86)
Finally – one must always remember to keep one’s sense of humor…and this Sweet Sleeping Beauties White Sleepshirt playfully gets right to the point! ($24.95)