Pyjamas

How Often Should You Change Your Pyjamas?

Now that we’ve finished daylight savings, we’re preparing to hibernate in our pyjamas until the warmth of spring creeps over our faces. It gets dark so early now that when you get home from work, it’s almost natural to slip straight into your flannelettes.

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But sometimes you get so comfortable in your pyjamas that you can forget to switch to the next pair when those ones get a bit dirty – and we all have a different definition of dirty. So how often should you change your pyjamas?

Not nearly as much as you should be, according to a survey by the Daily Mail earlier this year. It found that the average woman will wear the same set of pajamas for 17 days (that’s two and a half weeks!), while men will go 13 days before switching to a new pair. If you really think about, that’s pretty gross. You wouldn’t wear the same clothes to work or to the gym for over two weeks, so why are we wearing them to bed?

I’m going to take a wild guess and say laziness and comfort. We love the feeling of warm, worn in pyjamas so much that it can almost be related to a cuddle. There are serious implications from wearing your pyjamas too long, however, as they become a haven and breeding ground for potential infections.

Seriously harmful microbes like MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) can build up in your pyjamas and lead to infections that are very hard to treat. The transfer of E.Coli into our urinary tract can cause cystitis and/or a urinary tract infection, which can be quite painful. These microbes can also be transferred to underwear and other clothes.

So, what’s the best way to prevent all this? Change and wash your pyjamas at least once a week to avoid the build up of these dangerous microbes and prevent any future complications.

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April 16, 2015

Luxurious Sleepwear For Autumn/Winter

With the colder weather just around the corner, we’re packing away our summer clothes and embracing the cooler change.

First items we are going to start with? Sleepwear! Treat yourself to a brand new pair of pyjamas and loungewear for relaxing at home, and getting a good night’s rest.

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Eberjey Gisele Stretch-Jersey Pyjama Set, $148.64

A classic pair of long-sleeve pyjamas that every woman should own, no exceptions! The soft jersey fabric makes them perfect for the cooler weather, and can be thrown into the washing machine with all the other whites.

Luxurious Sleepwear For Autumn/Winter

River Island Kimono, $49

Kimono, dressing gown, robe, or whatever else you want to call it, this print is perfect for the winter! The lightweight fabric won’t feel too harsh on your skin, and is cropped at the sleeves and cinched at the waist.

Luxurious Sleepwear For Autumn/Winter

Peter Alexander Paisley Pant, $59.95

A fun, paisley print is perfect for lounging around at home during the wintertime. The pants feature an elasticised waistband, with a ribbon which completes the entire look.

Luxurious Sleepwear For Autumn/Winter

Calvin Klein Underwear Satin Trimmed Stretch Model Nightdress, $82.55

The ultimate nightdress which looks fashionable and can keep you warm at the same time. The black-stretch material glides luxuriously over the body, and isn’t too restricting, especially when you want to sleep!

Luxurious Sleepwear For Autumn/Winter

Esprit Gill Loungewear Wrap Cardigan, $58

A lightweight, waterfall cardigan which boats an asymmetric hem, and can be used as a robe during those chilly mornings.

Made from 60% viscose and 40% cotton, you can expect it to look and feel super-soft and cozy.

Luxurious Sleepwear For Autumn/Winter

Deshabille Ooh La La Dress, $99.95

Another dress which is on-trend featuring thick black and white stripes with a loose fit. The viscose and spandex yarn-blend won’t leave you feeling too warm or cold during the evening, and is perfect to throw-on if you’ve just come out of the shower.

Luxurious Sleepwear For Autumn/Winter

Image via Victoria’s Secret

March 15, 2015

Fashion & Beauty Lowdown (cont’d)

 



The Pyjama Game-how to play it!

The hottest look at the moment is pyjamas. Might seem a little kooky but comfy cosy clothing is back.

If you want to be ahead of the rest than start wearing your PJs out of the house. Every designer from Prada to Gucci had pyjama style clothes on the runway. Start searching for loose drawstring pants or flowing floor-length dresses. Go for piped and printed pyjama jackets or pants with a fitted Bonds singlet. When you wear drawstring pants make sure you combine them with a very fitted knit top and that floor-length dress

 




needs one of those big leather belts that you may have purchased last summer? Sportsgirl and Portmans have some rather slick belts for you to check out. A good place to get a cheaper but modern cut of the PJ look is at Witchery so go straight to www.witchery.com.au

Fashion Must Have

Every week we scour the Internet for the ultimate buy so? check out this hot find!

Looking for something that you can wear with your Sass & Bide jeans or a tight denim mini? Look no further because we’ve found the only accessory you’ll need for

the coming months? a hat. A tweed poor boy hat is the latest item the most stylish girls about town are mad for so get a load of this fab tweed poor boy hat from Portmans for just $19.95. As we say, “If the cap fits, wear it”.Top it up on Valentines

Make an impression on the 14th and knock his little cotton socks off with 1 of these ‘heart stoppin’ shirts.

Valentines is only days away so it’s time to get that sultry look with 1 of these 3 tops.

We can’t get enough of this romantic long sleeve

top from Portmans ($69.95). Team it up with a fitted pair of jeans or flowing skirt and you will have them drooling at your feet.Nothing does it better than a little bit of flesh so if you dare, go for this sweatheart lace top from Portmans ($59.95)

and finally follow Ms Kidman and wear a fitted man style shirt with matching fitted pants all from Portmans.($69.95)

Go get’em sister!

February 15, 2002

Bedtime Fashion


I have done some checking on the Web for great PJ’s and slippers. Tell you what – it’s not easy to find slick and affordable night gear – it’s all pretty bad to tell you the truth. Although I discovered the www.peteralexander.com.au site and it has everything from bed linen to candles.

Look great around the house this winter with Peter Alexander boots, ($59.50) and spot pyjamas, ($69.50).

June 1, 2000