We all have style and beauty extravagances, whether it's 50 shades of nail polish, a closet full of shoes, or a drawer packed to the brim with scarves.
My own vice? Pretty nighties, like this Victoria's Secret Satin Halter Slip.
I've always loved wearing gowns that are both sexy and comfortable, and I've discovered that having kids doesn't have to put a damper on my habit. With a little bit of effort, I've managed to find nightwear that's both kid-friendly and husband approved.
But some moms think my unmentionables are out of line. When I shared some of my favorites over at The Prowl, one mom Tweeted:
Really?! Children don't need to see sexy sleepwear. COME ON.
So now I'm asking you, readers: What do you think? Can a mom still wear (reasonably) sexy sleepwear in front of her kids, or is she obligated to stick with old t-shirts, mens pajama bottoms, and Lanz nightgowns?
What do you think?
Here's another look at what I'm talking about.
I actually own this Ravishing Noir Chemise (Soma Intimates, $54.95) and I absolutely love it. It's sexy, comfortable, and completely full coverage so my children don't get a look at anything they shouldn't be seeing. I typically wear a robe with nighties like this one, but if someone wakes up with a nightmare or crawls into our bed in the middle of the night, I don't have to worry about what I'm wearing.
I'm also jonesing to buy these Betsey Johnson Pajamas (Bloomingdale's, $89). There's no reason mama pajamas have to be frumpy, right?
Of course, I'd never wear anything see-through or super-skimpy in front of my children, but I don't believe there's anything wrong with them seeing me in sleepwear that shows I haven't given up on feeling pretty and feminine.
I guess I'm having trouble understanding why anyone (besides very religious types who believe that even a full-coverage slip is immodest) would have a problem with a mom wearing pretty nighties and short pajamas.
Care to enlighten me?
Oh! And if you like what I've showed you, I've got lots more options for you on my sexy sleepwear board over at The Prowl. Check it out!