Hello fashion freaks! I know I’ve been casually mentioning a bit of a hospital situation in my family right now, so if my writing hasn’t been “on point”, that’s probably why. I am sure you don’t want the whole long story but, my grandmother has a few very rare conditions and when she gets sick she gets really sick. That being said, I wanted to write this blog post about hospitals, and especially hospital gowns.
Yes. Those blue, drab, bulky, airy, way too much exposure to your body trash bags that hospitals ironically call “gowns”. Easy access to everything they need to get to, but not classy or even comfortable. I’m sure after awhile they begin to feel like jailhouse jumpsuits too, everyone wearing the same one as you. But what if it didn’t have to be that way? What if instead of being just a room number, or chart number, or the person with whatever sickness, you could keep your individuality in the hospital? It could possibly make it a less drab place, especially if you HAVE to be there. What if you could have that sort of accessibility for the doctors, but keep your own style?
A few months ago I was scrolling through Facebook..as I tend to do often, and I came across an advertisement for a company that creates custom hospital gowns for people who are stuck in the hospital for whatever reason. I thought this was an amazing idea! It is a way to express your fashionable individuality in the medical setting, even if you don’t feel very glamorous. It can make the person feel like an individual, and not just another cookie cutter patient in the same drab blue as everyone else.
Henceforth, I introduce you to “Gownies” ( http://Gownies.com / http://Instagram.com/gownies )They create custom designer hospital gowns in multiple colors, patterns, AND SIZES! As a petite woman, I’ve been in a gigantic over-sized hospital gown, and it is not fun. Gownies customizes based on the size of YOU. Not a one size fits all piece of fabric cut from the same cloth. Gownies.com creates gowns that are approved by medical professionals for easy access while also being stylish! Gownies are fabulous and completely different than others because they are custom to your body type and they do not slip, bunch up, or need readjustment like ordinary ones. They have a great line of maternity gowns as well for new and soon to be moms. > “Gownies wear can also be extended from the hospital stay, and be worn at home after the delivery during the recovery process.”
Gownies has matching gown and pillowcase sets, labor gown and robe sets, delivery robes, sleepwear, socks for labor, mommy and me sets for mother and baby, or mother and child, baby swaddle sets, little girl robes, baby layette sets, plush toys for children, and more. They have the cutest patterns!
Aren’t these the most warm-hearted, compassionate, adorable items you have ever seen!?
In addition to “Gownies” I also wanted to speak about the other customized gown company, “Gracie’s Gowns”. ( http://graciesgowns.org / http://Instagram.com/graciesgowns ) “Gracie’s Gowns provides custom hospital gowns to children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Each gown is homemade and delivered to children across the world.” There is no payment for a Gracie’s Gown, since all gowns are requested. They specialize in gowns for sick children across the world. There is a link to donate to the cause. No family of a child who requests a gown pays, since it is a special gift to lift the spirits of the child. Gracie’s Gowns even achieved a 2018 award for being one of the top rated nonprofits. Below are just a few of the children that have received a gown. Please consider donating to the cause, not because I told you to or because you think I’m advertising (I’m not), but because this company genuinely puts a smile on the face of ill children around the world. To be able to have something that is theirs alone probably means everything to them while being there.
Keep Sparkling! ♡Mel
Q: Hospitals may make a lot of patients grovel with discomfort on all sorts of levels, but do you believe these companies can lift the spirits of these patients and put a grin on their face?