10 best women’s summer babydoll chemise

With the recent wave of heat sweeping the UK, we’ve been tossing and turning all
night and wishing we’d thought to buy a cooling fan while the shops were still open.
With your comfort (and sanity) in mind, we’ve found the best nightwear to keep you
cool and stylish throughout the season, from fun short and vest sets to luxurious
silk chemises.

If you’re looking for something in the novelty department, this fun set perfectly
embodies the summer spirit (white rum, of course); perfect for holidays. The soft-
touch jersey is lovely and light for warmer weather.

Clingy satin is the last thing you want when you’re hot and sticky, but, if you’re
still after something with a bit of elegance, this rayon and lace teddy is a more
feminine alternative to boy shorts. With adjustable spaghetti straps and an
elasticated drop waist it’s a really comfortable fit, too.

We’re big fans of Luva Huva’s ethical lingerie, which is all handmade in the UK, and
this stone blue baby doll is our summer pick. It’s beautifully soft and made from a
blend of organic cotton and soy piece and is elasticated around the bust to fit your
shape. Comes with a matching pair of knickers, finished with a teal blue taffeta
bow, and – our favourite part – you can order different sizes for top and bottom.

This is a lovely light wrap to throw over your PJs (or your birthday suit) when
lounging around the house or when the postman comes. Cream, with a pretty autumnal
flora and fauna print and lace details on the cuffs, it’s poly silk, so you can
chuck it in the washing machine.

Unless you’ve been staunchly avoiding the shops for the last few months, you’ll know
that tropical fruit prints are most definitely ‘in’. Among Next’s great nightwear
collection this summer is this pineapple design, great to slip into after a hot
summer day. It’s got us ‘dreaming of summer days’, as it says on the tin.

This simple design from the high street favourite is a summer essential and ideal
for those on a budget. The classic white jersey vest has pretty button detailing on
the top, but the real standout is the boho-style, kaleidoscope pattern on the

Ted Baker’s B collections always have a pretty, floral nightwear. This matching
short and chemise set is our favourite from their current collection, featuring a
big colourful blooms and gorgeous scallop details, perfect if you’re looking to add
some colour to your pyjama drawer.

This figure-flattering chemise is made in the same sweat-wicking, breathable blend
as M&S’s workout gear collection, making it ideal for hot summer nights. Paisley may
have fallen out of favour after the swinging sixties but since a revival in the
catwalk shows of everyone from Jonathan Saunders to J.W. Anderson in 2011, it’s
firmly back on our radar.

Luxury loungewear brand Hush has a gorgeous range of high-quality, simple designs,
such as this 100 per cent silk nightdress, available in red or beautiful silver-
grey. You’ll have to machine wash it separately on cold, but we reckon it’s worth

Another boho paisley number, this matching set has a Middle Eastern feel to it. The
loose boxy tank top and elasticated shorts are maximum impact, minimum effort.

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