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This is where you will find my suggestions and tips for choosing, buying and taking care of your new cotton nightwear.  Sometimes some other handy hints or articles about how and where your cotton garments are sourced and produced.  I hope you enjoy reading it.

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  1. Christmas is almost here and Santa loves to gift a pretty nightdress but nightwear is a very personal choice and it can be quite difficult to choose one that will delight the recipient.

    Lets imagine that you want to buy a cotton nightdress as a gift for "Mary", perhaps she has sensitive skin, or lives in a hot climate or maybe she has reached that age where she gets very hot at night. She might be someone you live with or she might be your aunt who lives in Australia.  If its the former you will have lots of opportunity to see her current choice of nightdress and can buy something similar but if this is not possible then here are some tips to help you choose the right one:

    Consider the fabric of her day clothes first.  Does Mary wear synthetic fibre clothes or is she more of a natural fibre person.  This will help to determine what fabrics she might like to wear in bed and where you should shop. At Victoria Goss I have a range of lovely cotton nightwear for ladies that may suit her if she likes natural fibre clothes - https://www.victoriagoss.co.uk/ourshop/cat_1428783-Ladies-Nightwear.html

    Next look at her dress style.  Is she a simple dresser wearing well cut dresses or blouses or is she more flamboyant with a love of ruffles and frills,? Does she like plain coloured clothes or coloured patterns? An elegant style to suit the simple dresser could be Clarissa or Lara.  For a fancier choice there is prettily beaded Nora or daintily frilled Valencia and both Flora and Cecily have coloured embroidery. 

    Nora - https://www.victoriagoss.co.uk/ourshop/prod_2433027-Ladies-Nightdress-Nora.html   Nora - scene 2

    Her height is a consideration too.  If she is a tiny lady choose a nightdress with a plain hemline such as the Stardreamer - https://www.victoriagoss.co.uk/ourshop/cat_690549-Ladies-Nightdresses-by-Stardreamer.html styles that can be shortened if necessary without spoiling the look of the garment.  If she is very tall opt for a longer length style by Damask that will still look right if it is shorter than it is intended to be.

    What is Mary's bodyshape?  Be sure to choose a cotton nightdress that will give her room to be comfortable in bed as they dont stretch but in general choose one to fit her bust rather than her hips as most of my white cotton nightdresses are intended to be full around the hips.

    How old is Mary?  Youthful nightdress styles are Nicole, Ava and Gina.  Older ladies may prefer Emily or Flora - https://www.victoriagoss.co.uk/ourshop/prod_2433495-Ladies-Nightdress-Flora.html and ladies in the middle often choose Eleanor, Naomi - https://www.victoriagoss.co.uk/ourshop/prod_2502328-Ladies-Nightdress-Naomi.html or Iris - https://www.victoriagoss.co.uk/ourshop/prod_2176312-Ladies-Nightdress-Iris.html.


                        Ava - https://www.victoriagoss.co.uk/ourshop/prod_6300894-Ladies-Nightdress-Ava.htmlLadies Nightdress - Ava

    Where do you expect Mary to wear her cotton nightdress? Will she be seen in it - perhaps she has asked for one as she has a hospital admittance coming or maybe she wants to wear one on holiday in that villa she is renting with six friends?  If this is the case choose a cotton nightdress that has a little more opacity so that she will not feel embarrassed wearing it - the Powellcraft styles are suitable or Emily - https://www.victoriagoss.co.uk/ourshop/prod_2433347-Ladies-Nightdress-Emily.html by Damask is very full so will drape and provide modesty by hanging in more than one thickness.

    Sleeves are a very personal choice.  If Mary is young and has pretty arms by all means choose a sleeveless style like Gina, Ava or Nicole.  If there is any doubt about this then go for a short sleeve to provide a little cover - Poppy - https://www.victoriagoss.co.uk/ourshop/prod_3379154-Ladies-Nightdress-Poppy.html is good or Juliet.  If the nightdress is for cooler climes or Mary just likes to wear long sleeves then Vivian is gorgeous with pretty embroidered sleeves and an elegant cut or Bryony or Heather might suit.

                    Vivian - https://www.victoriagoss.co.uk/ourshop/prod_2176308-Ladies-Nightdress-Vivian.html

    Vivien Sleeve detail

    To flirt or not to flirt?  Nicole and Margo are both nightdress styles that offer a bit more allure.  Nicole is made of very fine cotton that is almost transluscent offering an enticing glimpse of the body beneath the fabric and Margo left undone at the neck has a bohemian touch of wantoness about it.

                 Margo - https://www.victoriagoss.co.uk/ourshop/prod_2176309-Ladies-Nightdress-Margo.html

      Ladies Nightdress - Margo

    Does Mary have a baby?  If she is breastfeeding a little one then choose a style that buttons down the front - the nightshirt Lara  - https://www.victoriagoss.co.uk/ourshop/prod_4267234-Ladies-Nightdress-Lara-Nightshirt.html would be good for this or Emily or Eleanor if a longer length was preferred.

    Finally choose your retailer with care.  A good stockist will know all their ladies nightdresses and be able to assist you with your choice based on your description of Mary.  They will have time to spend helping you choose even if it is on the phone and not in person.  They will wrap your gift with care and post it out to you quickly so that you have time to change your mind before Christmas and they will be want Mary to be thrilled with her gift so that if, despite your best efforts, you dont get it right she will be able to return it and exchange it for the style that she prefers without any hassle. All of this is available to you at https://www.victoriagoss.co.uk/ourshop/cat_1428783-Ladies-Nightwear.html

    Happy Christmas shopping!

     

     

  2. As of May 25th there are new data protection regulations coming into force via the EU.

    I'm sure you will have received many emails from Companies asking you to re-subscribe to their lists in order to keep up to date with their email offers.  What the Regulations expect is that businesses can clearly show that individuals have specifically requested to be kept informed about marketing iniatives and that no lists of old data are being kept for years, long after an individual's interest in the product has wained.

    What this means for you at Victoria Goss is that unless you subscribe to my new mailing list you will no longer receive any marketing type emails from me.  If you place an order with me you will receive information by email pertaining to the progress of your order and you could receive a further email if, for example, I had a flash sale within a month of your order relating to the product or something very similiar to that which you had bought.  No more emails than that - Guaranteed.

    On my premises your data will be treated with absolute discretion, nothing relating to your personal details will be left lying about on my desk for anyone to find but everything will be kept securely locked away.  In point of fact since Victoria Goss is an owner operated business with no other employees this is a part of the GDPR requirements which is not difficult to ensure will be consistently maintained.  There are no cleaners coming onto my premises who might see your data and no other emloyees who could copy it.  You can be confident that only I see your details and I will keep them totally confidential.

    If you do choose to subscribe to my newsletter, and I will be delighted if you do, you will receive 6 emails per year, one every two months.  These will contain first views of new products, subscriber only discounts and competitions, local news, and other items that may be of relevant interest.  I dont intend to swamp your inbox with an email a day, a week or even a month.  Just newsy emails that I hope you will enjoy reading and find of benefit or interest every two months.  Your email details will be held securely through a third party system who meet the new GDPR standards.

    I truly hope that you will subscribe to hear from me but if you choose not to please do watch the events page on my website for interesting things happening and keep an eye on my Facebook page for other details.

    Kay