I am off to have a detox this week – perhaps I should have, as Husband suggested, booked it AFTER Christmas rather than before but I am hoping that I will return home with a new outlook on eating (ie less greedy and less liable to reach for the wine!) Anyhow, I will be wafting around an hotel for a week and so I set about finding something elegant to do said wafting in. Google came up trumps with a company called Shibumi who specialise in silk and cashmere and, luckily for me, stock some fabulously elegant dressing gowns.
I chose the Eucalyptus colour. It’s made with a french seam so I can wear it inside out. The reverse colour is Moss Rose (as worn by Annabel in the photograph below). That’s both clever and versatile in my book, giving me two gowns for the price of one. The sizes are generous too and will fit from 6 – 26. Each gown is available in a range of exquisite colourways – there are swatches so you can choose the one you like best. You can also bespoke the gown’s length on request – so brilliant for the shorter or taller among us. I am 5’8″ and the standard version is floor length on me – I feel super elegant wearing it.
Annabel’s review: “I think the first thing that caught my attention was how unusual the Shibumi dressing gown fabrics are. Then, when I put one on, I fell in love with the silk/cashmere mix as this makes them warm without being bulky and the fabric does not crease so I could easily pack one for a weekend away. They are totally luxurious and I can happily wear mine as a housecoat in the winter for just lounging around.”
About Shibumi Specialising in stunning occasion-wear, they have collections of gorgeous jackets, coats, dresses blazers, playsuits, kaftans, kimonos and silk dressing gowns. They cater for all shapes, sizes and ages, so if you are looking a really special outfit, this could be the website for you. Shibumi is committed to global support, ethical practice and sustainability, with 10% of profits donated to global charities.
Have a look on their website – there’s 10% discount when you place your order by phone (01453 832 098) and mention CountryWives.