How to Choose the Best Women’s Nightshirt…
What I considered when designing my nightshirt line…
So, how do you find the best nightshirt for you?
When searching for the right women’s nightshirt, there are a few factors you should consider so that you’re completely confident and pleased with your purchase. This blog will discuss my personal approach to designing my line of nightshirts. I’ll offer my opinions as a designer, and top tips you can follow when choosing a nightshirt for yourself.
I believe each piece of clothing – whether you wear it out to dinner or tucked up in bed – should make you feel amazing. That means picking the right materials (soft, comfy, quality for nightwear) and a style that gives off your best ‘style energy’.
1. How to choose the right material for you…
After all, that’s what a nightshirt is primarily for, we assume you’ll mostly be sleeping in your nightshirt, not having slumber parties or movie marathons. If you run hot, then wearing a soft and breathable material helps aid the body in falling and staying asleep. Alternatively, if you run cold, then wearing something cozy and warm will help improve sleep.
It doesn’t matter how beautiful the design is, if your temperature feels uncomfortable in a night shirt, you won’t have a good night’s sleep.
Many women run hot or cold (or both depending on the time of their life), so it’s important to offer multiple options to match your personal preference. I’ve designed a couple of different nightshirt weights at Heidi Carey to cater to both ends of this spectrum and promote comfortable sleep.
You’ve got the option of 100% soft light-weight cotton if you need a cooler nightshirt. Or, our flannel nightshirts use 100% mid-weight Organic cotton, which is a slightly thicker material.
2. How to choose a comfortable fit...
Having a comfy fit ensures that you’ll want to wear the nightshirt over and over again, making it a mindful purchase that will last you years to come.
They have a slight A-line fit and are slightly longer in the back than the front (by 2 inches) than they are in the front, to help with a natural fit. Plus, they have ¾ length sleeves, and side slit pockets (who doesn’t love pockets). Here is what one of our customers had to say:
3. How to choose a timeless design...
When shopping for nightshirts, you should really take a moment to consider the design and for how long you’ll want to keep re-wearing it.
Is it a timeless design, or will you get sick of it?
We encourage you to find your style and pick a nightshirt that aligns with that, rather than being swayed by the fashions.
Our nightshirts are carefully designed and envisioned with elegance at the heart of them. Our shirts use custom prints that are designed and hand-printed in California and feature our unique scalloped edging that makes our designs instantly recognizable. These features create our timeless, calling card designs.
There are seasonal and fresh designs added, but they always have to pass Heidi’s timeless test and will remain wearable for the next 5, 10 or 30 years+.
Loving the design that you wear will make you take good care of your nightdress, and it will remain a loyal piece in your wardrobe. Why not go to bed feeling like a princess in a piece that you love.
4. Sustainably made...
If you have the means to purchase from businesses that follow an ethical practice, then you should make a conscious effort to do so. It’s an act of care for yourself and the planet, in comparison to buying from an exploitative fast-fashion alternative.
Not to mention, the difference in quality will save you from making repeat repurchases.
We love to work closely with our customers so that we can build close relationships. It’s a nod to the traditional system in which Women bought their clothing directly from designers before fashion became a mass retail industry.
Our products are handmade luxuries, made from hand-selected fabrics sourced from fine artisans around the globe, at fair prices.
Heidi has personally visited every workshop to ensure a healthy working environment, exceptional quality and to know the exact process by which these items of clothing have been made.
Ready to buy your perfect nightshirt?
If you are interested in shopping for the Heidi Carey nightshirts, you can shop them here…