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Hostess Gown: From the 1930s – 1970s, a dressy full length garment for entertaining, but not as formal as evening wear. Other than the full length, the lines followed current fashion.
Housecoat: Covers a variety of garments. Originally a dressy, yet comfortable coat worn around the house. Often buttoning or zipping at the front. Later in the 20th C, a more utilitarian front closing shift with pockets and either long or short sleeve worn at home for comfort.
Bathrobe/Robe: A utilitarian garment able to handle becoming damp. Worn either immediately after the bath or over a nightgown. Usually in washable, sturdy fabrics such as terry cloth, quilted cottons and man-made fibers.
Written by Hollis Jenkins-Evans/pastperfectvintage.com
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Vintage 1930s reversible silk robe
Vintage 1941 housecoat pattern
Vintage 1950s house coat pattern
1950 staffeta hostess gown
Vintage 1950s silk embroidered robe
Vintage embroidered robe
Vintage 1960s robe pattern
Vintage 1970s silk robe
Vintage 1970s Vassarette nylon robe