Dressing Gowns

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Rayon boudoir dressing gown by Diana Leslie for Tyger Tyger.

Dressing gowns should be comfortable, glamorous and practical. Here we show you what you might wear if you want to potter about the house in style, from towelling to satin, the pick of the bunch.

Modeled by Anjelica Huston.

Photographed by Steve Hiett.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Flair, December 1971

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Red and white flower print rayon dressing gown by Karencraig.

L-R Beardsley print slinky dressing gown by Georgina Linhart; Red voluminous nightie and peignoir by Biba; White and black kimono by Jasper.

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Dark brown panne velvet dressing gown by Georgina Linhart.

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Lilac and burgundy towelling zip up dressing gown by James Drew.

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Liberty Veruna wool checked wrap dressing gown from Liberty.

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Inspirational Illustrations: Eric Boman, 1974

Grey wool cardigan, oatmeal overchecked, pale grey silk shirt, both at James Drew. Grey felt hat by Edward Mann.

Grey wool cardigan, oatmeal overchecked, pale grey silk shirt, both at James Drew. Grey felt hat by Edward Mann.

Meet the new fashion collector. She will be about for a long time. Her lipstick is red. She wears only navy, ivory and grey, but so cleverly that there’s no limit to the flattering effects she can compute. Her clothes are so simple and beautiful. It all looks easy. She spends more money on her clothes than most woman, but, when they’re searching around for something to wear, she’s already perfectly dressed. When their clothes are beginning to look wrong, hers are right. So in the end, she probably spends no more than they. Here’s how she does it…

Illustrated by Eric Boman.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, February 1974.

Left: Muffler, long cardigan with scroll embroidery, sleeveless putty crepe de chine gilet, skirt loosely pleated in front at Annacat. Hat by Jacoll. Right: Ivory crepe de chine open-work dress, couldn't be simpler, tied at the waist by Salvador. Straw hat by Bermona.

Left: Muffler, long cardigan with scroll embroidery, sleeveless putty crepe de chine gilet, skirt loosely pleated in front at Annacat. Hat by Jacoll. Right: Ivory crepe de chine open-work dress, couldn’t be simpler, tied at the waist by Salvador. Straw hat by Bermona.


Inspirational Images: Lady, look to your shirt…

James Drew, at 3 Burlington Arcade, W1, was first established in 1838 so has quite a few years experience to draw on. Recently they have re-vamped their collection and now sell lots of incredibly luscious shirts by Turnbull & Asser of Jermyn St. They make them up in simple crepe silk, add fantastic embroideries. Pictured: velvet cape with multi-coloured fringing, embroidered with gold butterflies, £90; matching turban, £17.50; black crepe silk shirt with feather emblem embroidered in purple, shocking pink, fuchsia and magenta, £57.75; all from James Drew.

James Drew, at 3 Burlington Arcade, W1, was first established in 1838 so has quite a few years experience to draw on. Recently they have re-vamped their collection and now sell lots of incredibly luscious shirts by Turnbull & Asser of Jermyn St. They make them up in simple crepe silk, add fantastic embroideries. Pictured: velvet cape with multi-coloured fringing, embroidered with gold butterflies, £90; matching turban, £17.50; black crepe silk shirt with feather emblem embroidered in purple, shocking pink, fuchsia and magenta, £57.75; all from James Drew.

Photographed by David Anderson.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from the ‘Shopping Bazaar’ pages of Harpers and Queen, April 1971.


Inspirational Images: Warm and fuzzy

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Left: Coat by Young Jaeger. Trousers by Angela at London Town. Shirt by James Drew. Striped waistcoat at Bus Stop. Right: Borg jacket by Gerald McCann. Angora trousers by Mary Farrin. Socks by Mary Quant. Clogs by The Chelsea Cobbler at Russell and Bromley.

Photographed by Elisabeth Novick. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vanity Fair, October 1971

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Left: ‘Monkey’ jacket by Gordon King. Checked Oxford bags by Bus Stop. Shirt from Bus Stop. Authentic Forties head by Zapata. Veiling from Biba. Right: Short furry jacket from Wallis. Trousers from C&A. Shirt from James Drew. Hand-knitted waistcoat from Bus Stop.