On the Campbell & Kate blog, I’ve written a roundup of 10 brands that make nightgowns you can wear around the house without a bra. Three of the companies are offering great discounts to readers–30% from Boostwr, 20% from Figleaves and 10% from Bustoire–so be sure to head over there before you make a purchase!
Here are the newcomers that I’ve never written about before:
I was lucky to try the Sarah chemise in person last year. Joyce, the visionary behind Bustoire, has created a mesh support system that is a technical masterpiece. Also impressive: her sizing system includes women who wear a 28KK.
I recently met a woman who is 5’9″ with a slender frame and large, dense breasts. She told me that she had suffered from terrible breast pain after a mammogram gone awry, and none of her doctors could find the cause. She gave Boostwr a try and has been pain-free ever since. Now she refuses to sleep in anything else.
This brand goes up to a British L cup. I’m fascinated by the integral elastic back in the Kathleen K lounger because it seems like a built-in long line. Right now the website only has three loungers left, but the founder has told me that more inventory is on its way in black, coral and turquoise.
My Cup Runneth Over
The big bow on this night dress isn’t just decorative–it’s a drawstring that you can tighten for when you’re walking around and loosen for when you’re sleeping! If you watch the “Fitting and Adjustments” video on the company website, you’ll see other thoughtful details that the founder has included in her design. She doesn’t even mention the clever little strap that keeps the plunge cups from falling open–something I’ve always worried about with this style (although perhaps two straps crossed in an X would be more attractive). Besides the short night dress, you’ll find long gowns and camis in a variety of great colors. The cup sizes extend to a K.
I’m super curious about the silk charmeuse “Morgan Iconic Bust-Support Silk Chemise” from NK iMode. It comes in 16 colors! You can see Wen from Comicsgirlsneedbras wearing it on Instagram., and she posted a positive review of it in January.
Here are the brands we know and love that make up the rest of the list.
The Camelia chemise on the left comes in multiple colors and has “hidden support”. I like it’s pretty simplicity. Interestingly, I reviewed Figleaves brand chemises both without and with hidden support back in 2014. Rereading that post today, I’m wishing I’d kept the pink chemise! If the shelf in today’s Camelia chemise is still as generous, then this is a great piece.
The Lucille on the right is specifically labeled for DD+.
Reminder: Figleaves is offering a 20% discount sitewide until July 15 when you use the code in my Campbell & Kate blog post!
We all know and love Bravissimo. I’m fascinated by the reviewers of this racerback cami nightdress who say they get NO SPILLAGE from it, even while sleeping.
If you love the Fancies bralette, then this is the chemise for you. It also comes in white. Surprisingly, it is now the ONLY chemise that Freya is making. So if you spy the Sweet Dreams that I wrote about with Figleaves or any of the other pretty chemises that I’ve described in the past, you should swoop them up.
Harlow & Fox
Harlow & Fox continues to create amazing pieces, like this Nova pyjama set that adapts the draped back from my favorite gown ever, the Eleanor (I tried the Eleanor at a trunk show and it made me want to don elbow-length gloves and go to a ball . . . without a bra). We first wrote about Harlow & Fox on Hourglassy here.
Bijte continues to offer its silk chiffon and stretch charmeuse pieces at affordable prices. Here’s my review of this cami in 2013. I’d love to try it again now that I wear a 32G.
Real Girls Lingerie
Finally, don’t forget Real Girls Lingerie that I wrote about here. I still love to wear my Zinia cami set from this brand in the summer.