The bed jacket originates from the 17th century, traditionally worn as an extra garment for warmth. Bed jackets are known to be lightweight and worn to cover the chest, shoulders and arms while sitting up in bed. These lightweight bed jackets are designed to be short in length to allow for ease of movement whilst reclining. Although bed jackets are predominantly known for their added bedtime warmth, these shoulder capes can be worn at any time of day offering that extra layer of cosy insulation.
A bed jacket is designed for comfort over nightdresses and pyjamas but is equally as comfortable over turtlenecks, sweaters, etc. to provide that extra layer indoors. Put simply, bed jackets are stylish, cosy, and practical…. a bed jacket can be worn anywhere! The Kitty bed jacket combines the value of the shoulder draped bed jacket with extra length, a shorter version of a dressing gown.
Along with bed jackets there are zip up dressing gowns for complete warmth. Again, being a rather versatile wardrobe staple, the zip up dressing gown can be worn at any time of day should you choose. The zip allows to fully close the garment making it an ideal loungewear piece for those days when you wish to remain indoors and keep warm.