Image: A COLLECTION OF TRUE VINTAGE SLEEPWEAR & LOUNGEWEAR

A COLLECTION OF TRUE VINTAGE SLEEPWEAR & LOUNGEWEAR

It seems that in the past women, and men, made a real art of wearing at-home fashion. They didn’t bop around the house in sweats or nothing (nothing is lovely, but not very mysterious).

No, there were smoking jackets, bed jackets, peignoirs, robes, caftans, gowns, pajamas and many variations of each. I will show more in the future, but for now . . . . . .

Left to right: a quilted lounging or bed jacket from the 1950s or 1940s, a boys’ size 18 lounging jacket from the 1950s or 1960s (just right for a small woman, too), a babydoll gown and peignoir set from the 1960s or 1970s, and two 1950s bed jackets.

One should not neglect one’s fashion presence just because (maybe) no one else is around. Much more important if someone is.
I love finding these beautiful old high-quality items.  Everyone deserves the luxury.

There’s nothing like receiving casual guests in a smart caftan or reading in bed in a lovely gown with matching robe because if the doorbell rings . . . . . . . .well, you just never know . . . .. . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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2 thoughts on “Image: A COLLECTION OF TRUE VINTAGE SLEEPWEAR & LOUNGEWEAR

  1. A COLLECTION OF TRUE VINTAGE SLEEPWEAR & LOUNGEWEAR – magicvintagespy

  2. YES. Go into the stores today and it’s all the dreaded athleisure wear (are we supposed to be ALWAYS working out?), the “career separates” (for those who work 80 hours a week but don’t want to wear a suit, lest they get ahead), the beaded evening gowns (so everybody at your cousin’s wedding can mistake you for Mariah Carey performing on a yacht), and the 50 Shades-inspired lingerie, matching whip sold separately (because we’re ALL supposed to be into BDSM). Apparently Hugh Hefner is the only one who wears at home clothes anymore (his pajamas & smoking jacket set is iconic, though). There’s no female icon making the baby doll teddy & matching high heel bedroom slippers cool, there’s only the kardashian sisters and their skinny jeans. I’m signing the petition to bring back vintage loungewear.

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