Because I often go to bed (or…wait for it…get up) at the same time each day, I do a lot of sleeping at night and a lot of sleeping during the day. That means that sometimes I’m wearing my PJs during the day and night.
Angela did a pattern reproduction and replaced my robe with this beach pyjama.
Beach pyjamas were the fashion rage for women in the 1940s. Whenever they could, women would wear short shorts and all sorts of pyjama styles to the beach. Learn more about beach pyjamas in this article.
In the 1930s Coco Chanel taught us the art of combining clothes that are comfortable but look glamourous. I chose the following vintage Pucci fabric because I need as many colours to get me through another few weeks of lockdown.
This beach pyjama ticks all the boxes when it comes to flattering day wear. One of the ingenious reason is this beach pyjama is liking wearing pyjamas. It was important to get my size number and make it more flattering. I have a big bust so the instructions were clear don’t stick to the original pattern and make sure we don’t use drawstring waistbands. This is not flattering at all.
I also walked 20km a day on the streets of Rome. This was so comfortable and it turned heads as the Pucci vintage print was colourful and bright print.
No tourists are in Rome I was under the harsh critics in the world when it comes to fashion, the Italians. There are only 20mt of fabric to this limited collection. Once the orders are in we can’t source this fabric again.
I like that because it means this beach pyjama is a niche collection that only five women will get access to around the globe. No one in the world has this design or an image of Rome as quiet as it is now. I truly am grateful to be able to walk into Vatican city without any tourists.
Flattering Verus Unflattering
This latest version on twitter or Instagram for the plus-size movement is fat women can wear anything that they choose. For me, there is a better experience for sellers the critical functions of looking nice is to be very clear when browsing for clothing. Is to understand what looks good on larger women who understand their body type and play by the rules. That on this occasion I have large arms and breasts and I know when to stay away from unflattering garments. I often make the great mistake of buying clothes that have exclusive offers. This does not end well most of the time.
Bulging Stomach The Elastic Waist Band
I used to be slimmer and now my new battle with body image is my bulging stomach. My stomach was very flat and flattering. I could wear bikinis and my daywear clothing was never limiting. I could rock even a crop top. Those days are over unless I lose weight. That I am not really keen to do. I notice how much my tummy bulges when I have photographers taking photos of me.
This does make me feel confident and comfortable in what I wear. I have had two caesareans and anything tight around my stomach hurts my muscles after a while. This pyjama beachwear covers my stomach.and it’s a good example when people are asking for an email subscription and recommendations for fashion designers who can make items that cover fat tummies like mine.
Etsy is a site to register to find basic site functions for plus size fashion. You can also go to any one’s Facebook account and scout for notifications of new posts to keep updated with new prints and designs for pyjama suits.
I have had two caesareans and anything tight around my stomach hurts my muscles after a while.
This pyjama beachwear covers my stomach.
Instead of a lace belt we chose elastic around my waistline, it gives me more movement within the garment. It does not limit my stomach throughout the day when it grows, thanks to extra eating. The thick belt covers the elastic which completes the flattering finishes around my waist.
No one sees that I have an elastic band. I also can choose to use the belt as a scarf and place other belts to also cover the elastic. So the feature, when people are looking at me, is all about focusing on the belt, not my large stomach.
By placing elastic around my waistline it gives me more movement within the garment. It does not limit my stomach throughout the day when it grows, thanks to extra eating. The thick belt covers the elastic which completes the flattering finishes around my waist.
No one sees that I have an elastic band. I also can choose to use the belt as a scarf and place other belts to also cover the elastic. So the feature, when people are looking at me, is all about focusing on the belt, not my large stomach. It’s a replacement for a ball gown for 2021 especially in a setting like the Vatican Museum is where I dream of dancing down the museum.
Playsuits are challenging when going to the toilet. Taking them off at my age needs to be easy. Elastic is very moveable for when I have to take it off. In the past, my playsuits had no buttons so taking them off when in a hurry for the ladies room turned into a wet mess.
Imagine this at an event when I had no other clothing to change in to.
So the shirt button design eliminated this pressure. The pearl buttons need only to be taken off above the elastic waistline. So when nature calls unexpectedly this beach pyjama can be taken off very easy and fast. The design of the garment due to the buttons means in public places. The fabric does not end up on the public floor full of other women’s wet mess.
I tested this out in Romae this month and it came off fast.
With my other playsuit, this happens all the time and I feel sick to the core about it.
This beach pyjama is fabulous when I have my swimwear underneath. As it can also be taken off discretely and elegantly.
Butterfly & Bell Sleeves
In my mind, I have unflattering large arms. I hate exposing them in public. I was inspired by the Victorian blouse. So the design of the sleeves was decided by using a combination of butterfly and bell sleeves. I wanted to make a massive sleeve statement. My personality is very animated and I move a lot. When my garments are restricted I tend to rip the garment where it is stitched. Sleeves are the first part of the clothing that I tend to tear.
A bell sleeve can be either long or short and is usually set smoothly into the armscye and flares toward the bottom. We did this as I love the feel and look of how the fabric flows. Bell sleeves end anywhere from the elbow to the wrist.
So to avoid tearing at the seems we also combined a flared sleeves ending at the upper bicep which is called butterfly sleeves.
The flattering and clever design result is when I put my arms above my head. The sleeves move not the body garment. It’s so comfortable and does not take away from the glorious look of the beach pyjama.
We added elastic to my wrist so I could slide the sleeves up and down. Perfect design when sipping a cocktail or going to the bathroom.
Psychologically due to the design, I feel confident that this beach pyjama can be worn all day and in hot climates. Due to the elastic waistband, it allows me to wear this garment all year round and for a long time.
I don’t have the worry that it won’t fit me when gaining extra weight.
That is why when I order bespoke clothing for my body type. It may cost more compared to fast fashion items. But it saves me cash in the long run. This beach pyjama will be worn to death because it looks amazing and it is comfortable like wearing a pyjama.
Regarding how this garment was made and it’s sustainable message.
I know where the fabric came from and I have experienced the hard work and time it took to create it. This Pucci vintage fabric is a limited stock sold on. Therefore the sustainable message is that we used the last part of an existing collection.
We did not source it to be made from scratch and this is an excellent example of a green footprint in action.
Forty & Fifty Body Shapes
Why I adore this beach pyjama is because women in their forties and fifty bodies have changed, mine included. Menopause for most women start at this age and the stomach swells due to hormones. This beach pyjama ticks all those boxes because the Pucci fabric feels lovely and the overall design I have insisted on is why I can wear it all day long.
Wearing prints like this for a larger woman really works. This can be confirmed by the movie Steel magnolias where these women rocked printed outfits.
I chose this because its a gorgeous fabric and very versatile that goes with other garments. The turban is multifunctional and great for covering bad hair days. At the beach, I always have my hair tucked away for an elegant complete finish to my overall outfit. When at the beach when I decide to have a cocktail or a meal This turban will cover very sandy and messy hair.
I decided to wear it with red Caretti clogs because at the beach or beside a pool your footwear like my beach pyjama has to work with my opulent lifestyle. That means everything has to come off very easily and I need to be comfortable.
The colour red goes so well with this Pucci print. So if you want a more toned outfit, slip on a red jacket. Whilst walking Rome I teamed it with my white trainers and the hem of the playsuit was made so it did not touch the Roman pebble stones.
Normally you wait for hours to send a postcard abroad. I was the only woman here!