For centuries, nightwear was unisex, cut like a shapeless shirt or smock, devoid of color or detail, and made of simple washable fabrics like linen or cotton. The game-changer came in the 19th century with the availability of ready-made nightwear. Women’s nightgowns were embellished with embroidery, beading and ruffles, and new styles – like the two-piece pajama – were introduced.
Sleepwear styles continued to evolve during the 20th century thanks to innovations in fabric manufacturing. Silk, rayon and the introduction of nylon allowed more glamorous, figure-hugging options to be mass-produced, all the while becoming increasingly more colorful and diverse in style, reflecting the fashions of the day.
Whether you choose to slip into cozy flannel pj’s, a slinky satin gown, a frothy chiffon peignoir, or a crisp cotton nightshirt for your beauty sleep, this week VFG members reveal their dreamiest options for the boudoir.View the Parade Now