On trend this season – the rise of “loungewear/ leisurewear/ nightwear” – no longer are pyjamas taboo outside of the bedroom. Although I am still not a fan of the onesie – the other combinations of long pants/leggings/shorts with the combination of camisoles/sweatshirts/T-shirts have definitely grown on me. Comfortable to lounge around in whilst watching television in the evenings, as a warmer alternative to skimpier nightwear in bed, to wear before getting fully dressed in the day, respectable enough not to bat an eyelid on the school run, for those sick days…. the uses are numerous to say the least. One of Europe’s largest lingerie specialists, Hunkemoller, have one of the best ranges of loungewear I’ve seen in a long time …. here’s my review….
DISCLAIMER ALERT: The loungewear/nightwear has been supplied by Hunkemoller for the purpose of this review however all opinions expressed are 100% mine.
First of all, the website – www. hunkemoller.co.uk. It came across to me as an easy to navigate website, clear descriptions and placing an order is simple. We are talking luxury lingerie and nightwear of the highest quality – and I found that the prices were very reasonable indeed.
Delivery: After you’ve placed your order, despatch is pretty quick, arriving within 2 – 3 days. When I received my package, I was impressed. Inside the large logo clad box, was enclosed my sumptious green velvet camisole and green loose fitting pyjama pants.
Velvet Lace Cami:
The company claims that this camisole:
- Feels super sexy and feminine.
- Has adjustable shoulder straps
- Velvet Fabric Finished With Sexy Lace Details
- Material: 95% polyester/ 5% elastane.
Well, on all 4 points the company are spot on! The velvet camisole certainly looks luxurious, it is soft to touch, has a slight stretch, feels comfortable to wear and is prettily edged in lace. The lace trim and the camisole itself is in a gorgeous dark green shade – I picked the colour as it is my favourite – but there were other colours available on the website including a pretty pink and a rich burgundy red.
Loose-Fitting Pyjama Pants:
The company blurb:
- Super comfortable
- Elasticated Waist
- 95% viscose/5%elastane
- Tie Closure
The pants I picked to match with the camisole were also dark green with black leopard print like spots. They had cuffed ankles and a comfortable elasticated tie waistband. The trousers were a lovely fit – not too baggy and not too tight. I’m a size UK10/12 and the “medium” was spot on. Lengthwise, I’m 5ft3” and as you can see from my picture below, the trousers sit comfortably on my ankle. The cuffed ankle was a feature I had not really considered before but apart from looking stylish, it helped to keep the trousers in place but to be honest, there wasn’t a lot of excess material gathering at the ankle, so the trousers may be a bit short if you are over 5’6”.
There is a recommendation to wash on a gentle 40º wash cycle – no ironing, tumble drying, dry cleaning or hand washing. The material is virtually crease proof.
I loved them more than I expected to! The colour is gorgeous, the quality is superb and they are really, really comfortable. I would have no hesitation buying other products from this company – the designs are fabulous and the workmanship is first rate. 10/10
My thanks goes to Hunkemoller for allowing me to sample their products – you’ve got yourself a fan!
All photographs are by Linda Hobden.