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How to Choose the Perfect Summer Nightie

How to Choose the Perfect Summer Nightie

When the Australian summer heat rolls in, getting a restful night's sleep can become a real challenge. The solution? A well-chosen summer nightie that keeps you cool, comfortable, and ready to embrace those balmy evenings.

In this guide, we'll walk you through the art of selecting the perfect summer nightie, ensuring that your nights are as restful as they are stylish.

Choose Breathable Fabrics

The first rule of choosing a summer nightie is to prioritize breathability. Look for natural blend fabrics that allow air to circulate, preventing you from overheating during the night. Lightweight and breathable materials like cotton, linen, and viscose are excellent choices.

If you are a hot sleeper or are experiencing menopause, look for nighties made from fabrics with moisture-wicking properties such as Viscose Cambric, Viscose Elastane, Bamboo Elastane and Linen Viscose. There fabrics help wick moisture away from your skin and then allow the moisture quickly evaporate leaving you cool and dry even on the hottest Aussie summer night.

Our favorite pick? The Floral Rain Chemise, crafted from silky soft and moisture-wicking Viscose Cambric, perfect for staying cool and dry.

Embrace Light and Airy Styles

When it comes to summer sleepwear, the cut and style of your nightie can make a world of difference. Opt for styles that are light and airy with a relaxed, flowy fit, allowing for maximum airflow. This not only helps you stay cool but also ensures a comfortable night's sleep.

Avoid anything too tight or constricting, as it can trap heat and lead to discomfort. Magnolia Lounge's summer nighties are known for their flattering A-line silhouettes that ensure comfort without compromising style.

Our pick? The Cornflower Summer Dreaming Linen Button Through Nightie which has a relaxed fit and side pockets.

Opt for Sleeveless or Short Sleeves

When browsing for a summer nightie, consider opting for sleeveless or short-sleeved designs. This not only allows your skin to breathe and helps regulate your body temperature but also provide ease of movement, ensuring a comfortable and restful night's sleep. Plus, it offers the flexibility to layer a light dressing gown or robe if needed. It's all about creating a sleepwear ensemble that offers both comfort and flexibility during those warm summer nights.

Our pick? The Spring Tile Lace Trim Nightie and Spring Tile Dressing Gown

Embrace Comfortable Fits

Comfort is key to a good night's sleep. Choose a nightie that offers a relaxed, flowy fit. This relaxed fit provides comfort and ensures you can easily change sleeping positions without feeling constrained. Avoid anything too tight or constricting, as it can trap heat and lead to discomfort.

Unlike pajama sets with elastic waistbands, nighties don't have any tight or constricting elements. This can be especially comfortable for people who prefer not to have anything around their waist while they sleep.

If you prefer nighties with stretch, look for nighties made from Viscose Elastane or Bamboo Elastane. These fabrics move and stretch with the body so you can move easily in your sleep.

Magnolia Lounge's summer nighties are known for their flattering A-line silhouettes that ensure comfort without compromising style.

Our pick? Spring Tile Sleep Chemise made from soft and stretchy Viscose Elastane and with a flattering A-line fit.

Mind the Length

The length of your nightie matters, especially in summer. Shorter nighties or chemises can be an excellent choice for warm nights, while longer nighties with a breezy design are perfect for those who prefer extra coverage without sacrificing breathability. If you would like a mix of the two, look for a nightie with a curved hem or Chemise that has a high low hem.

Our pick? The Summer Picnic Chemise with a high-low hem to keep you elegantly covered.

Play with Prints and Colors

Who says your summer nightie can't be stylish? Explore a variety of prints and colors to match your personal taste. Magnolia Lounge's Summer Nightie collection offers an array of delightful prints and pastel hues, from classic florals to charming gingham checks.

Our pick? The Spring Meadow Cotton Sleeveless Nightie which features a delicate, floral print on a crisp white background.

Invest in Quality

Quality matters when it comes to sleepwear. Look for well-constructed nighties that can withstand repeated washes without losing their shape or softness. Magnolia Lounge takes pride in crafting sleepwear that combines quality and style, ensuring your investment lasts for many comfortable nights to come.

Our pick? Ivory Summer Dreaming Linen Button Through Nightie which gets even better and softer with age.

A comfortable summer night's sleep starts with choosing the right nightie. Prioritize breathable fabrics, opt for relaxed, flowy fits, and remember that comfort and style can go hand in hand. With Magnolia Lounge's Summer Nightie collection, you can elevate your summer slumber with the perfect blend of comfort and chic design. Say goodbye to restless nights and hello to the sweetest of dreams in your ideal summer nightie.


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