“ Brand: Matalan / Type: Dressing Gown „
All the past year I was in and out of hospital, only for the odd day here and there due to investigations into my health. This meant that often I had to take comes pjs with me, dressing gown and slippers and so on. I owned a dressing gown my mother bought me a while back from Marks & Spencers which had hardly been used to be fair but washed and dried whenever I did wear it and so it looked a bit shabby so the last time I went to the hospital my mum wasn't happy when she saw me in it, she didn't say anything to me at the time but made up her mind I was having a new one and this was its replacement!
This cost my mum £16.00 from Matalan and is of course leopard print patterned in design which is something that I and Bet Lynch have in common, our love of it!
This is available to purchase in sizes 8-10, 12-14, 16-18 and 20-22 and in my opinion they are more the upper of the sizes stated. I am at the moment a size 12, Mum got me this in size 12-14 and it is a little loose on me though not overly so and very comfy indeed.
Made from 100% Polyester this is very fluffy and very warm indeed. It comes to my calves on my 5ft 7ish frame, is wrap over in style with two white pieces of ribbon to secure it into place on the inside of the dressing gown and then the arms are long and it has a belt that secures into loops on the outside of it and two deep, pockets, one to each side of the front of it. Its mainly light beige in colour with light brown spotty shapes all over it with black outline to make them shapes stand out.
Everything about this is great believe me, providing you really feel the cold as this is a real winter warmer. The pockets are nice and deep, its roomy and although really warm when on it isn't mega heavy either, important for me suffering with M.E as extra weight is something I do not need to carry about as it exhausts me. Its soft as well with nice long sleeves on my arms.
To wash this you simply can pop it in the washing machine and it is suitable for tumble drying though I don't do that and allow it to dry naturally as I have always found with this time of dressing gown it impairs the thickness and material of it and because I like the look and feel of this one so much I really don't want it ruined though it dries quick and again hasn't presented me any issues at all.
All in all I think that this is lovely and so far so good because even though its been washed it looks as good as new still. Apparently this is bang on trend too, whether it is or it isn't its a practical and nice looking dressing gown which is what counts to me!
Available from Matalan and from Matalan.com