The Designer Sleepwear Boutique
Designer sleepwear for women has become a very diverse category of lingerie apparel. No longer is it just nightgowns, chemises, pajamas, and robes. Women now sleep in everything from their boyfriends boxers to camisoles, and everything in between.
You still have your traditional women’s pajamas, and nighties – these are designer sleepwear staples. However, women are now branching off into more comfortable and sexy sleepwear areas. On the comfortable side you have soft cotton knit sleep wear and loungewear that you could sleep in or feel comfortable wearing if you had to answer the door. On the sexy side you have sexy gowns that are sheer, clingy, embellished with lace trim, very short, and worn with thongs. And the baby doll lingerie category has become very popular…again.
Here’s a brief description of the different styles of sleepwear:
Pajamas are a type of women’s sleepwear typically consisting of a loose-fitting shirt-and-pant sleepwear set that is worn for sleep and lounge. The pajama pant often features an elastic and/or a drawstring waist, so you can adjust the fit to your comfort. The pajama top may feature pull-over styling or a full button closure, and it may have short sleeves or long sleeves.
Today, the nightgown is a staple of women’s sleepwear wardrobe. Nightgowns are a type of sleepwear that hangs loosely about the body, so the legs are not as visible. Nightgowns usually feature feminine touches such as lace, ribbons and bows, and may or may not be sleeveless. They may also have side slits or front slits, to show more leg or thigh.
Chemise refers to any type of shirt-like nightgown that hangs straight from the shoulders and fits loosely at the waist. They are often sleeveless and may come with adjustable straps.
Chemises can be worn as lingerie under formal clothes or also as a simple sleepwear. They are usually made from comfortable fabrics like cotton, silk or satin.
Sometime referred to as a nightshirt, is a loose shirtlike garment reaching to the thigh or knee, for sleeping. Having a relaxed fit.
They can be made of fabrics like cotton, flannel, silk, satin, or other fabrics.
Camisoles are probably the most versatile pieces of lingerie apparel. They can be worn under a sheer blouse (underpinning), as outer wear under a jacket, or as sleepwear.
Camisole are generally waist length with thin straps, but there are several variations on this style that are usually dictated by the function of the camisole.
Camisoles can be made of cotton, silk, satin, or other pure materials.
For some reason, most manufacturers don’t consider that full figure women need plus-size sleepwear, but there are more and more lingerie apparel makers that are starting to make plus size sleepwear.
Plus size sleepwear lines can go up to size 3X.
They come in the same styles and colors as the smaller sizes. And, made of the same fabrics.
There are several types of robes. For example, spa robes are the soft white terry cloth robes that you put on to get dry or to feel warm. Kimono robes, which can be a silk or satin robe with long full sleeves and a wrap design.
Other fabrics that are used are cotton, silk, flannel, polyester, and acrylics – just to name a few.
They can be short length (wrap), knee length (robe), or ankle length (robe).
The caftan, probably one of the most comfortable robe styles. Associated with Islamic culture for thousands of years, the caftan came into popularity in the 1960’s as part of the hippie culture, which embraced ethnic styles. It also became popular as a hostess gown for in-home entertaining.
Very popular are front zip caftans, which can be stepped into and quickly put on. A caftan is a great travel outfit. It doubles as a robe or as an outfit. They also tend to be made in vibrant colors and prints. Natori, Amanda Rich, and Oscar de la Renta make fabulous caftans.
The babydoll has made a comeback of sorts it is becoming a very popular style. Its popularity stems from the fact that it’s short, usually teamed up with a thong, and is usually very sheer; to make for very sexy outfit. So, the babydoll is most likely not going away any time soon.
There are many styles of women’s sleepwear, these are some of the most popular styles.
Designer sleepwear for women, as you can see, is very diverse in terms of silhouette and lifestyle. There is a wide variety of styles to choose from. They are made in many different fabrics. And colors, oh my, you can find just about any color you want. From whimsical to classic, you can find sleepwear to fit your personality. So now is the time to add new designer sleepwear to your lingerie closet.