The Vintage Peignoir
This is by far my favorite vintage piece of lingerie! In my series of articles on vintage under garments I am now about to cover peignoir's.
Definition of a vintage peignoir. " A long outer garment for women, usually sheer and made of chiffon and often sold with matching nightgown, negligee or underwear ".
My article on this super fabulous garment will be filled with many facts and my whole, " take " on how much I adore them. How I feel in them. How many I've collected and price ranges.
The major difference between this and a Dressing Gown is a peignoir is sheer, made with chiffon. Can be long or just at the knee. Above the knee is a Baby Doll negligee.
The Dressing Gown being made of silk and satin and is not sheer. Usually it's long, like a robe but fancy. Both the peignoir and dressing gown can have lace, fur or feathers.
I think most full length peignoir's are open with belts, tie waist. Where as the shorter ones are not. Negilee's I consider slinky, silky and then you'd wear a peignoir, that's sheer over it. Or a bra, panty and girdle and peignoir over them.
After the 60's fashion in general pretty much lost me, my personal interest because of personal taste. The vintage peignoir styles of the 1950s are my favorite. The reproductions of them have really become popular with the pinup and boudoir industry these days.
Here is my preview of my article. I'll have to use images I have permission to have published, that are of me or models I've styled when I pitch thus series.
These are some great vintage images of starlets, models and vintage ads.
Of course all the majority famous stars during the 40s, 50's and 60's, even beyond, all wore these gorgeous garments and looked absolutely stunning, breath taking even!
There are many album's with images of Old Hollywood starlets, pinup models and burlesque performers in the slide shows and gif's I've posted, on my Facebook page.
Vintage Stylist Dianna Prince