When I was a child, I used to wear nightgowns. Winter and summer time. In the summer, I had cotton sleeveless nightgowns. As I lived in the Central Valley of California, this was possible. In the winter, I had a flannel, long-sleeved nightgown. Even when Dad didn't turn the heat up in the winter (at times, the house was 55 degrees), I still wore a nightgown. Unlike many pictures of them reaching the full length of someone's leg, they never did. Or maybe they started out that way. LOL I don't remember. I do remember them usually hitting me about mid-calf. I had one like this and I loved it. It didn't button down the back, though.
I also had several floral ones that I really liked. One I wore so much that I wore a hole in it under the arms. That one disappeared after Mom said something to me about it looking ragged. :D
The issue with nightgowns is their propensity of wrapping around my waist. As cold as it's been this past winter here (yes, I know, it's not as cold as wherever you are, but it's cold for here in So Cal.), I want a little more coverage while in bed. So, I decided to try those lovely fleece pajama sets my mother and MIL have given me.
They've been really nice, except for one small thing: the legs creep. Yes, they do. Not my legs, but the pant legs creep up. It's not uncommon for me to wake up with the pant legs up around my knees. Obviously, that's not as bad as around my waist, but I'm not sure that I like it.
The only time I wore pajamas as a kid was when we went skiing. Those cabins were cold, colder even than our house. What I wore weren't really pajamas, but my longjohns. The legs didn't creep probably because of the cuffs at the ankles.
Now, I realize that I could wear longjohns again, but I don't have any left. I wore the last pair out before Christmas. :D I could also wear those one-piece booted foot pajamas... if I liked them. I don't. Having to undress all the way down in order to use the facilities is not my idea of comfortable.
So, I can buy some longjohns, wear my current flannel night, which I don't really like (snowmen on a light blue background with snowflakes) and barely hits my knees, or wear my fleece pajamas.
Of course, I could also go buck naked, but then I'd be really cold. It might be a bit sexier than my current nighttime attire, though. I am sure Charlie would prefer it. (g) Oh, well, not gonna happen.
So, what's your choice in PJs?