Oh, to look like ladies in old movies when they are feeling poorly! All coiffed and powdered, sitting up in bed, tea on a tray, greeting their lovely visitors, all while wearing a bed jacket. Though perhaps not as agitated as Barbara Stanwyck in Sorry Wrong Number (and I love the tray of medicines in the background):
More like this, with a satin headboard and matching tea service:
As we all know, this is what one looks like after giving birth:
I have quite a few in the shop: quilted, silk satin, knitted…all very stylish. I sold one yesterday that was red and black with a peplum waist. The customer had no intention of lying wanly in bed in that gorgeous jacket.