Lovers of beautiful nightwear who don’t necessarily love the task of pounding the pavements in an attempt to track it down, rejoice: an e-boutique celebrating deliciously unnecessary but lovely sleep clothes has recently arrived on the virtual high street.
At www.dotelondon.com you will find a cross-section that’s diverse in style, but uniformly tasteful – from elegant pyjamas in silk twill, to ones in Liberty print cotton or soft shirting cotton from Austria, as well as super-glamorous, bias-cut night slips and smart-yet-cosy blanket wool dressing gowns for him and for her (men’s dressing gown in first picture, £130).
I would happily spend the day surfing this calming, charming site while wearing the Ivory Cotton Tuxedo pyjamas (£100), with their chic piping detail; but there is also an entire “Loungewear” section selling ponchos, wraps and easy pants, specifically designed for those days when you just can’t face proper tailoring and the constrictions it imposes.
There is also a capsule collection of associated home accessories, such as cosy wool blankets, silk pillowcases and deliciously tactile, hand-thrown breakfast porcelain (second picture, from £12), that matches in both palette and sensibility the ethos of all the comfortable togs they sell. Dote London has tagged this department “Gifts”, but “Essentials” would be as accurate a description. After all, if you go to bed wearing a pure silk Garbo night slip (£125), you can hardly lay your head on any old pillowcase, can you?