Bed Jacket


A bed jacket is a short, below bust or waist length jacket specifically intended be worn in bed while sitting up. Worn over the nightgown, the bed jacket can be found in a wide variety of fabrics and treatments. It is most likely derived from 19th combing jackets, and was popular into the early 1960s.

Written by Hollis Jenkins-Evans/pastperfect2

Vintage 1920s bed jacket - Courtesy of pinky-a-gogo

Vintage 1920s bed jacket Courtesy of pinky-a-gogo

1930s bed jacket - Courtesy of linn

1930s bed jacket Courtesy of linn

Vintage 1930s silk bed combing jacket - Courtesy of thespectrum

Vintage 1930s silk bed combing jacket Courtesy of thespectrum

Vintage 1940s rayon bed jacket - Courtesy of alonesolo/fashiontales

Vintage 1940s rayon bed jacket Courtesy of alonesolo/fashiontales

Vintage 1940s mohair bed jacket - Courtesy of pinky-a-gogo

Vintage 1940s mohair bed jacket Courtesy of pinky-a-gogo

Vintage 1940s bed jacket - Courtesy of thespectrum

Vintage 1940s bed jacket Courtesy of thespectrum

1950s bed jacket  - Courtesy of themerchantsofvintage

1950s bed jacket Courtesy of themerchantsofvintage

Vintage 1960s bed jacket - Courtesy of damngoodvintage

Vintage 1960s bed jacket Courtesy of damngoodvintage

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