As much as Christmas is about wild parties brimming with sequins and too much fizz, it is also about hibernating at home with a cup of something steamy, wearing the cosiest of Christmas pyjamas.
For many households, Christmas pyjamas have become a tradition. To sit on Christmas Eve and unwrap your new pjs purchased by parents, grandparents or loved ones and designed to last the year. If you are really cliched, the whole family have matching pjs. They can be worn Christmas morning for unwrapping presents before heading out for a Christmas dog walk. Or at least, this is what I hope my tradition. Just wait until next year when I have a dog AND a baby to dress up – all my cliched dreams will come true. And my poor husband will be living in a nightmare of my creation.
I say Christmas pyjamas, but they really don’t need to be Christmas themed. In fact, I would prefer they weren’t. Instead, they really should last the year – or at least the colder months of the year when the hibernating bug is in full swing.
I will also admit that I’m a new convert to pyjamas of any kind. For years Have shunned them in favour of silky nightwear with minimum coverage. I love pyjamas so much, that I’ve even featured a luxurious velvet pair in my recent lingerie edit. I think it is turning 30. I’m feeling the cold more and craving flannel materials – I’ve even purchased flannel bedsheets. They are much the envy of my friends. They are, however, Christmas themed which has led to much disappointment I can only use them for one month of the year!
Don’t get me wrong though – I do still adore my slinky nightwear and silken robes. And my pyjamas are never worn to bed where I prefer scanty coverage. They are, however, worn for everything else. It would be more apt to call them reading pyjamas, Netflix pyjamas, or cooking pyjamas.
Asquith Bamboo Pyjamas
This year, my first year of really getting on board with Christmas pyjamas, my favourite set has been these gorgeous bamboo, leopard print PJs by Asquith.
Asquith are already my favourite brand when it comes to activewear and you can see them featured again and again on my instagram and blog. Their clothes are sustainably made using eco fabrics which incorporate bamboo. They are designed to last with durability, fit, comfort and wearability being taken into account at every stage of the design process. So when they asked if I wanted to try their pyjamas I, of course, couldn’t wait to give them a thorough testing.
And I wasn’t disappointed. Or at least I wasn’t disappointed with the pyjamas themselves. A naughty Archie chewing a hole in the pocket was both frustrating and disappointing but that is my own fault for falling asleep whilst he was lying on my chest.
The PJs are softy and comfy with an elasticated waist and a roomy buttoned shirt. They are warm and cosy with legs and sleeves long enough in length for my 5ft10 frame. This is a rarity with pyjamas where I’m often left with draughty wrists and ankles. They’re also easily expanding with my baby bump. Although I realise that, at seven months pregnant, I am still not showing much. A small mercy as the expensive purchase of maternity wear doesn’t seem to be needed.
The Great Christmas Pyjama Edit
The Asquith pyjamas aren’t the cheapest of pyjamas on the market. The sustainable fabric and independent nature of the brand means that these are more of a luxury purchase. You won’t be disappointed if you do purchase but they are definitely an investment piece for many years to come.
If these are, however, out of your budget, then do not fear. I have a bumper Christmas pyjama edit for you looking at all price ranges.
Now tell me, will you be buying new pyjamas this Christmas?