Our lingerie/nightwear garment of the moment is the playsuit. What is it? Well, you might have heard them called rompers or teddies, but essentially they are like a cami and shorts set as an all-in-one – but definitely not a onesie! They can be loose or slim-fitting, short or long, depending on the style, and lingerie versions tend to be lighter and skimpier than the ready-to-wear playsuits that are always popular in the summer months.
We love them because they are cute and sexy and fantastic for wearing around the house – or at the beach – in hot weather. They also make great sleepwear for the same reason. Here are some of our favourites in the shops right now…
Mimi Holliday’s Jam Roly Poly silk chiffon teddy comes in an adorable floral Liberty print and is perfect for hot summer nights. It’s light, semi-sheer and sexy, with practical features such as a button-fastening gusset and adjustable straps.
Buy: Sizes S-L, £95. Figleaves.com.
The playsuit is a signature style for this lingerie and loungewear brand and every season comes out in new colours and prints. We love spring/summer 2014’s pretty coral in silk georgette.
Buy: Sizes S-L, £82. Violet’s Knickers.
Bluebella’s Emma chiffon teddy is super flattering with its loose fit and wrap-over style, plus this season’s midnight blue is absolutely gorgeous. Semi-sheer, the teddy is finished with a delicate satin trim.
Buy: Sizes 8/10, 12/14 and 16/18, £28. Bluebella.com.
For a more casual take on the playsuit, this cute Retro Short Playsuit in wild rose from Princesse tam.tam is an ideal choice. Made from soft jersey cotton with broderie anglaise detailing on the shorts, you can wear this versatile little playsuit at home or on the beach.
Buy: Sizes 8-14, £56. Princessetam.tam.co.uk.
Nightwear brand Cyberjammies doesn’t just do great pyjamas. This floral print Bernadette playsuit is fun and feminine and beautifully soft, as it’s made from a cotton/modal blend. Perfect for summer.
Buy: Sizes 8-22, £25. Figleaves.com.
The pink and white gingham fabric of this Amelia pyjama playsuit from Boux Avenue gives it an instant retro flavour, as does the demure, high cut front. Girly and cute.
Buy: Sizes 6-16, £26. Boux Avenue.