Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fashion Vintage: Sleepwear...

At the end of a long day, there isn't anything else I look forward to quite so much as shedding the day's worries along with that pair of pinching shoes or restricting garment. Slipping into my most comfortable set of pajamas to relax with my favorite classic film or newest good read seems to naturally make the world seem just a bit brighter.

And if there is one thing that I could point to that I believe showcases vintage designer's superiority, I would have to say that they
really knew how to create sleepwear.

So, whether you are a glamorous nightgown-wearing sort of girl or prefer that classic set of pj's, hopefully you'll find some vintage inspiration here!


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I love this photo!

This is such a soft, classic example of a nightgown.
I think any girl would love to have its swirling
skirt about her feet!

This model's cute, perky ponytail matches the
personality of her nightgown to a tee!

As cute as this look is, it's the pj's and robe
of the little boy in the background that have really
captured my attention. How cute can you get?

The shape and styling of this pair of pajamas
really seems oh-so classic America to me.

The interesting thing to note here, I think,
is how vintage designs so often pair comfort and style.

Isn't she cute?

I love the look of her much too big pajamas!

I think this darling set of pajamas (foreground)
is a perfect example for those who think that pajama
"pants" sets can only be "boyish."

Scallops, tiny bows, and a belted waist are only a
few of the many details that make this a feminine
and pretty look!

Girl next door personified.

More "apron" styling.

Look at all of the detailing!

This nightgown is so exquisite...

This sort of glamorous, dainty style
is a definite vintage specialty.

And look at those slippers!

Be still my heart.

Two vintage models...too cute sleepwear.

Ever so glamorous...

If you look closely at the sweetly-styled nightgown
in this photo, you will see why I think vintage
sleepwear can't be matched today.

Look at all of the detailing...

So many aspects of the skirt and bodice look like
something that could be worn out.


Doesn't this look like a still from some
ultra-glamorous Golden-Age era film?


Ms. B said...

Gorgeous photos! I have quite a few vintage pieces of sleepwear but I hardly ever wear them because I'm afraid of ruining them. I mostly sleep in my husband's over sized t-shirts. Very unglamorous :(

Eleree said...

Amazing! Mmmm! I love vintage night wear. I have a vintage inspired cotton nightgown that I made and it is oh so heavenly to wear! :)

Missing you!


Beth Ann said...

Beautiful post for the eyes! Loved looking through the photos. :)

amy said...

I love the scalloped pajamas! I love in old movies when the women come out of the bedroom with long flowing gowns and robes.

Miss Jen said...

what simply fabulous night wear!!
Now..... when are you going
to open up a Vintage Nightwear

Lots of Love~ Jen

Anne said...

I just found your blog and I LOVE it! In 2005 I treated myself to a good old fashioned train trip across the country .... Richmond to Philly to NY to Chicago down to LA and up to Seattle, stopping along the way to sight see and visit friends/family.
My NUMBER ONE prerequisite for the trip was a pair of classic pajamas! I was aiming for Claudette Colbert wearing Clark Gable's PJs in It Happened One Night. I found them and I still love them!
Thanks for the unique and fabulous blog!

Audrey said...

Love this post. Vintage style is the best.