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Sleeping in Silk

Friday, 28 June 2013  |  Essili

I have to confess to being someone who mostly puts comfort above glamour when it comes to sleeping. So I shall never be a customer for some of the more intricate and glamorous nightwear that we sell here on Ever-so-Sexy even though I think they are beautiful garments. Anyway, let me tell you about my own experience of sleeping in silk. Although I know about the benefits of silk nightwear, the softness of the fabric and the way it can keep you cool in summer and warm in winter I had no first hand experience of actually wearing a nightdress made of silk to bed until very recently.

It all came about because we discovered a faulty product.  Coemi (sorry Coemi) had sent us a nightdress that clearly had been incorrectly cut. This is the first time in over six years that we have received a dud garment from them so we were not going to get heavy about it but it could not be sold. So instead I decided to do a wash and wear test on it as it was still quite adequate for that purpose and as the nightdress was my size I elected to do the test.

Well! Move aside old t-shirts (my usual bedtime garb) and make way for the queen of fabric!  I am now thoroughly converted to sleeping in silk. The first thing I noticed was just how smooth the fabric felt against my skin and so light weight that it almost seemed as if I was wearing nothing at all.

The nightdress in question is a short simple shift style with three panels to the front and shoe string adjustable straps. Despite being so very light weight it is warm to wear. Unfortunately, as we are not having much of a summer I cannot confirm if it also acts to keep me cool through the night. However, I can confirm that when wearing this nightdress I sleep better than I usually do in my old t-shirt. It must be as a result of the overall comfort, the soft, non-scratchy fabric soothing tired bones through a full nights satisfying sleep. No one could be more surprised than me.

The test has gone through two periods of wash and wear so the full test (ten cycles) is not yet complete. But so far I can report that the nightdresses washes well (hand wash) and once pressed looks as good as new albeit it is an odd shape because of the cutting error mentioned at the beginning. Once the full ten cycles of wash and wear are complete, I will post again with updated results. In the meantime though I can only recommend silk as a great fabric to sleep in.

If you would like to know more about silk fabric then there is some good information on e-how.

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