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Heavenly Sleepwear By Carole Hochman

Reviewing: Carole Hochman Four Piece Jersey Knit P Js  |  Rating:
laurel1 By laurel1 on
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I'm sorry, first of all, that I don't have a picture; I couldn't figure out how to take one that would do this set justice. Carole Hochman sleepwear is a fixture on QVC, and can also be found in many better department stores. She makes pajamas, nightgowns, and robes, and I love all of her things that I have.

The set I'll describe here is a typical Carole cotton jersey knit 4 piece set. It has shorts, a tank top (often with shelf bra), a long-sleeved (or 3/4 sleeved) jacket, and long or capri pants. My blue set has a solid light blue (but not a baby pastel) tank, a long-sleeved jacket with the edgees in a multi-colored floral print, shorts with a little white floral print, and capri pants in a multi-colored larger floral print of mainly blues and greens. The fabric in this set is a medium weight; some of the winter sets are a heavier weight. The bottom pieces have wide waistbands with elastic and a drawstring. They are almost ridiculously comfortable. Once you put them on, you just don't want to get out of them.

I spend a lot of time in bed due to chronic illness, so I have a lot of pajamas, probably more than most people. About half of them are Carole Hochman. I have two robes, one a summer weight with 3/4 sleeves, in a beautiful blue floral print; the other is a rose print in a heavier fabric for winter. Most of the pajamas that I have are in the cotton jersey, but one winter set, in a berry color, has pants with a silky floral pattern on the outside, and a wonderfully soft fabric inside. It's a three piece set, and has a solid berry tank in cotton jersey, and a solid jersey jacket with an embroidered pocket and the edges done in the silky fabric of the bottoms.

All of her sleepwear is machine washable, and although it's labelled "tumble dry" I usually hang it up to dry, then tumble it a little once it is dry. I have very long legs, and I always worry about pajama bottoms, or pants, getting shorter in the dryer. I've washed most of mine several times, and they don't pill at all. They just seem to get more comfortable. Most of her items come in sizes S through 3X, although some come in XS too. Prices for the 3 and 4 piece sets run about $50 on QVC, which considering their quality and durability is not a bad price; I've seen them higher in stores. If you check out the sales, you can get even better prices; I got the berry set for under $30 in early spring.

I recommend these for anyone who wants to sleep in comfort regardless of the season. The versatility of the three and four piece sets makes them comfortable year-round in the extreme climate of my North Dakota home (it's already been nearly 90 once this year, and most of July and August is in the 90s to low 100s, while September is 80s and 90s. January can be 30 to 40 degrees below zero, without the windchill). If you prefer gowns, she makes those too. All her prints are feminine but there's no scratchy lace or tight legs. I like the shelf bra that's in some of the tank; I feel supported but not confined during the night. I love these. Can you have too many pajamas? I don't think so, especially if they're Carole Hochman.