* Prices may differ from that shown
My little girl is a huge sesame street fan, not quite unlike myself at her age. So, when I spotted these while browsing on littlewoods.ie, I had to have them. I'm a pyjama lover anyway...comfort before style is my motto! I own a selection of 'day' pyjamas aswell as nightwear. I'm sure I'm not alone in that respect. I have only one strict rule....they can be worn at any time of anyday...INSIDE the house. Seeing girls strut around the supermarket wearing slippers and jammies gives me chills of horror down my spine, I mean 'day' pyjamas are one thing.....
As I said before, there was no second thought in this decision. They looked great in the picture and size wise there were many options, from 8 up to 24. There wasn't an option with regards to colour but the white / pink combo on offer looked fab. I love buying with littlewoods as you can pay in installments and this option was open to these pjs also.
At Euro47.00 (£35.00) they were definitely on the expensive side. As pyjamas go they might have been designer for that price. Alas, that was not the case, unless you consider sesame street to be a designer brand, up there with Gucci, Prada and the like. Mind you, offer any of the previous to my five year old and you can guess which will win. As stated before, you can pay in installments on littlewoods (if you have an account with them), but still paying that price for pyjamas was a killer. Usually a £10 pair is considered a splurge in my household.
I always go a size bigger in pyjamas as they are designed for comfort at the end of the day. (Pun intended). I got a size 14 in both top and bottom, and although slighty loose, they were otherwise perfect. The top is mainly white cotton, with elmo's face in a heart and coloured a peach / pink colour. It is short sleeved and round necked and is not too short length wise. I am tall and can sometimes find that pyjama tops can be quite short at the waist. But this sat perfectly on the top of the bottoms and was very flattering.
The bottoms are the same peachy pink colour throughout and are scattered with white hearts. They are a loose cotton material, very soft and very comfortable. They are also long, like the top and quite durable. They are quite loose and flowy at the bottom also which I love.
Like standard cotton jammes, these are machine washable. I don't actually wear them at night, even though that is what they are fully intended for. I change out of my night wear in the morning and throw these on. I have given my husband full permission to shoot if I am still wearing them come evening....although some days they are so hard to take off as it is just so much comfort. All the softness.....!
I have had them since just before christmas now and wear them at least once a week, so they have been washed maybe 7 times. My primark ones would have shrivelled up by now with that much washing but these are actually like new. And so they would want to be for Euro47.00!! The colour hasn't faded and they haven't shrunk even the tiniest bit.
Being nearly completely white on top though, they do tend to get easily dirty. But with grubby fingers around at the best of times, I am quite used to stains. They do wash out easily and in contrast to many white tops I own, the white comes back out as white as it went in
As a whole I do really like them. Not as much as my daughter loves seeing me wear Elmo, but enough. Enough to justify the Euro47.00 though? No! I wouldn't pay that again and I wouldnt even have paid it in a normal store. Oh the temptations of online shopping.......