Silks and Satins for at least one third of your life

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Pale violet nightdress from Browns.

A heavenly combination of slinky nightwear, mid-Seventies tech and a very welcoming looking bed arrangement. Oh, and Marie Helvin of course. This is very much how I would like to spend the next few weeks, months… in fact, a third of my life!

Italian ‘Cifra’ bed by Vittorio Rossi & Luciano Bertoncini from Heal’s.

Photographed by David Bailey.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, July 1974.

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White satin de lys pujamas by Liliane Dreyfus for Vog.

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Pale beige crepe nightdress by Stan Herman for Charnos.

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White nightdress by John Kloss for Cira.

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Cynthia always dresses for breakfast.

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Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, November 1971.


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.


Mensday: Boucanier – en pyjama “jour-nuit”

Boucanier November 1972

Phwoarr. Etc…

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Lui, November 1972


Making Lingerie and Nightwear

I had three reasons to buy this glorious book from 1979: the beautiful illustrations (which I will scan at a later date), a vague idea that it might be rather cool to start making Seventies-style lingerie and lastly, that the photos within are quite spectacular. Of course, my definition of spectacular is slightly different to many people, but there are plenty of levels on which you can enjoy them.

(Published by Mills & Boon, no less!)

Unisex sleepsuits

Victorian negligee

Bra and slip

Strapless corselette

Nightwear into evening wear


Vintage Adverts: The Restaurant Pyjama

Janice Wainwright for Golden Charm. Advert scanned from Vogue, April 1969.

Excitement abounds! My new lingerie and loungewear section of the website is taking shape behind the scenes and I am particularly excited about an upcoming Janice Wainwright for Golden Charm ensemble, not entirely dissimilar to this one.

I’m more into lounging in loungewear around the house than in a restaurant, but I suppose one only knows what one knows. The fact is that in 1969, people were so well-dressed when they went to dinner that you could be truly outrageous by wearing your pyjamas. In an age when nobody gets dressed for anything, well that is when you need to shock by wearing your finest frocks.


Vintage Adverts: The Picture That Feels Like Celon

Celon seems to feel a bit smoky, if the first picture is anything to go by. I definitely fancy the harem pyjamas with the mesh middle below though…

Images scanned by Miss Peelpants. Honey Magazine, April 1970