We’ve suffered with a lot of long wintery days this January in the UK. So when I was invited to attend a fashion bloggers event at Dote London I couldn’t think of a better way to warm up.
Dote London – Luxurious Loungewear
Dote London is a hot new British label devoted to the art of sleep, stylish sleep at that and luxury loungewear, so I knew I would be in for a treat. I arrived at their pop-up shop in Chiswick, London, was given a glass of bubbly and introduced to my lovely fellow fashion bloggers; Lorna from StyleIsle.ie, Beth from Style Guile, Victoria from Feathers and Frills and Zahra from Lyla Loves Fashion. The girls from MediaDarlings put on a fabulous intimate event with the aim to showcase the Dote London winter collection whilst we chatted to founder Sheena Abbot-Davies and tried on a few of our favourite pieces ourselves.
As we browsed the rails and were talked through the collection by Sheena, we sipped champagne as the fabulously brave model casually wandered around the shop in key pieces from the collection. My favourite of the day has to be the hot pink luxury Boyfriend Silk pyjamas, they are just a breath of fresh air, but look so comfy and stylish. Perfect for warming up a winters night and relaxing at home in. Another piece that also won me over was the Blanket Wool Men‘s (but come on we can wear it too!) dressing gown in charcoal with a window pane check. There is a womens version too! Let me tell you; this is so cosy. I would wear it around the house all Sunday morning if I could. So so lush.
But if you want to be a little more feminine whilst lounging around the house and preparing for bed then why not try the Long Modal Jersey Kimono available in Charcoal, Taupe and Grey and also a shorter length. Lorna modelled it so well, it really suited her. You can take the Obi style sash belt off too but it really cinches in the waist. Whilst Beth went for the hot pink silk Geisha Kimono that really suited her skin tone and fabulous hairstyle. She looked so natural in it; I hope she’s bought one!
Personally I loved the Liberty Print Cotton slip and the Palazzo Pants in the same print. I’m all for comfy, roomy loungewear especially on a Sunday, with a coffee and croissant and the papers to while away the hours. Dote have a range of super stylish nighties and luxury pyjamas and collection for men and for women that are beautiful, flattering and comfortable. Kate Moss loves the label, as does India Hicks and stylist Jackie Dixon and you can see why – Dote’s fabrics are carefully chosen mixing pure silks, cottons, wool and jerseys.
Founder Sheena is all about women being prepared for every eventuality and looking gorgeous at all times. Whether its silk negligee for a weekend escape with the man, to tuxedo pyjamas for coming downstairs to breakfast when you have guests, or a thick wool gown for that last cup of tea on a chilly evening and being super cosy at home. In our goodie bag were the comfiest bed socks ever. I find it hard to take them off in the morning. My feet feel like they’re being pampered (which makes a change from the high heels!) and they are just divine.
Dote is for women who want to maintain a little mystique and glamour without being too revealing during day to day life. Luxurious yet simple pieces to make your sleepwear wardrobe complete.