Welcome once again to the editorial collaboration between yours truly and Curve’s Revealed Magazine! In this editorial, we’re dedicating some hurray for Dopamine [Under]dressing. Hurray!

You’ve heard of “dopamine dressing” before, right? It’s a term coined by Fashion Psychologist, Dawnn Karen, and it’s the idea that dressing in mood boosting colors or wearing what you love can up your happiness. It’s usually bold blazers and fun pants but this is also (if not especially) true when it comes to undergarments, swimwear, and sleepwear.

Sleepwear, especially, has a powerful opportunity to affect your mood and that will affect your night’s sleep and the mood in which you wake. Excited? Let’s explore what it means to wear comfortable materials and deep saturated colors on our bodies so that we feel great, sleep well, and say hurray!

Want to see the full Dopamine [Under]Dressing editorial spread? Click below! (COMING SOON)

Psst! This post is sponsored by Shadowline®. I’m so grateful to share them with you. I always share items that I truly love and can help you say hurray.

This is part 2 of 7, and now it’s time to explore Shadowline®! This brand is a classic in the sleepwear and underwear category, with die hard fans and a cult following, and their team is just darling. Many of their styles are more traditional, and their designs range from downright sexy to “Golden Girl Chic”, which is something I love leaning into, if I’m honest! Their designs can be worn by folks of all ages, and offer a great mix of elegance and casual comfort.

This brand is especially known for their materials and fabrics. And this Opacitrique® fabric provides all the breathability and comfort of traditional nylon, with a modest look you can wear in front of guests, or to answer the doorbell. And is there anything more elegant than a coordinating sleep set with a pretty top and bottom and sweeping, long robe? Ah! You’ll go to bed feeling refreshed and regal. Hurray! Shop it for yourself and see what I mean.

Shadowline® Short Sleeve Button Down Pajama Set

  • Short sleeve style with a 4-button front closure top and one patch pocket on lower right side
  • Embroidered flower petal design along scalloped neckline with their signature Petals embroidered yoke details and pleated front
  • Pajama pants feature a 1/2″ wide covered elastic waistband and a straight fit for easy movement and comfort
  • Exclusive USA Fabric made of 100% Opacitrique® Nylon Tricot that is extremely opaque and saturated
  • Available in a rainbow of colors including this bold purple
  • Sizes 34-46

Shadowline® Long Sleeve Button Down Robe

  • Elegant long, lightweight robe with 54″ length
  • Long sleeve design with 6-button front closure robe and one right side seam pocket
  • Coordinating embroidered flower petal design along scalloped neckline and their signature Petals embroidered yoke and pleated front
  • Made of an exclusive USA Fabric made of 100% Opacitrique® Nylon Tricot that is extremely opaque and saturated
  • Also available in a rainbow of colors
  • Sizes S-3X

Add to the look!

Vintage 70s Square Sunglasses
Pom Pom Tassel Earrings
Polka Dots Floral Head Scarf
Velvet Pom Pom Slippers

Your turn: What do you wear to bed? How could color and fine fabric enhance the way you sleep and how you wake up? What color would you want to wear? Share with me over at @hurraykimmay on Instagram or TikTok!

Credits: Photos by Holden Blanco at the South Philly Time Capsules in Philadelphia, PA. Hair and make-up by Beauty Marks Creative. And huge thanks to Curve and Revealed magazine and the team for partnering on such an amazing project! As always, no airbrushing or photoshopping my face or body. What you see is what you get!