After seeing the “supportive” nightgowns at http://www.bravissimo.com/ I’ve been on the hunt for sleepwear that doubles as an over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder, but is cute enough to mooch around the house in.
First I attempted to whip one up myself (not quite an unmitigated disaster, but still not ideal) then I did some research into Nearly Nude’s (http://www.nearlynude.com.au/) “bedtime bra”. According to the Nearly Nude website the Bedtime Bra is: “ideal to wear under your pyjamas or on its own in summer, [it] has special bust support, ultra hold straps and super comfy stomach support. It’s also perfect for maternity wear as there are no underwires and it’s divinely soft to wear to bed for extra hold”.
And it’s two sizes fit all.
Apparently the M/L should fit up to an 18DD. Hmn.
Far be it for me to spend $65 on a stretchy cami unless I’m actually sure it’ll keep the ladies hoisted, so I took a moment today to try and hunt it down in a few of the local stockists.
Of course, no-one had even heard of it, but at Nicole’s Lingerie in Malvern a fantastically helpful sales assistant loaded me up with an armful of nighties that she thought might fit the bill.
I left with a rather gorgeous chemise from the brand HotMilk. Which is – of course – maternity wear (because you’re not allowed to have big knockers unless you’ve just given, or are anticipating giving, birth). Apart from the drop-down cups it’s exactly what I’m after. Cute, comfortable, supportive and modest enough to wear on Christmas morning at the ‘rents (though I’m going to sew up the easy-access bodice before the Mother-In-Law goes into conniptions of delight over potential grandchildren).