If you were to ask anyone who has ever had to live with me, or just knows me really well, about how much I like pajamas (no idea why you would be asking this question, you nosy creeper!), you will unanimously be told - a LOT. Yes, I do love me some pajamas. PJs. Pa-jay-jays (Gracie hates this one). Lounging clothes. Jammies. They're wonderful. As soon as I get home at the end of the day, or even if I get home in the middle of it, I immediately put on my pajamas. It's not that my day clothes are uncomfortable, its that pajamas are just so very comfortable, plus, I can sit however I like in them without fear of wrinkling, eat in them without fear of stains (because unlike much of my dry clean only clothes, I can pop them in the washing machine), and generally just be very comfortable in them.
|Very comfy and even more cute: I want all of these!|
The thing is, the lovely pajama styles of yesteryear are not so easy to find. And it's not that I frown upon the modern sleepwear trend of sweatpants and leggings, but its just not my own style, and I'd like to find an in-between that blends comfort with style. I've managed to get creative, so I can attempt to do both, and this usually involves one of my vintage slips and my silky (but not actual silk) robe, or, on colder days, a slip top and pajama bottoms and my robe. But I'm not really satisfied with my lounging style. In an ideal world, I would slip into some of the following lovely looks, posted below, when I got home everyday.
At my home in Atlanta, I've got stored away a lovely 1940s boudoir robe, and a 1930s silk nightgown, bolero, and robe set, which I adore. But I can't bring myself to wear them, since a.) they would look extremely out of place in all of my home environments (my parents would tease me endlessly, and my current housemates would probably think I'm mad), and b.) I worry about damaging them and their delicate silk fabric, which would defeat the purpose of them being comfortable. So, I'll save those for my future boudoir (if I'm being optimistic), but in the meantime, I'm searching for the more everyday vintage pajama look: adorable matching shirt-and-pant sets, cotton or synthetic fabric nightgowns, any type of housecoat or robe, and any and all novelties of vintage nightwear in between.
I do think the saying is true: When you look good, you feel good! And what's more comfortable than feeling good?
(These come from all over the internet, I just retrieved them from my massive "clothing" folder on my computer, so I can't remember where I got them! If any of them are yours, just let me know!)
|Jean Harlow rocking some PJs that look super comfy.|
|Alice Faye in some simple white silk PJs, with fluffy silk slippers!|
|Constance Bennett in a simple but cute top and bottom set.|
|Gene Tierney looking sultry in a lacy nightgown.|
|Greta Garbo in a very comfy looking simple set.|
|An asian-inspired loungewear set on Ida Lupino.|
|I love the hood!|
|June Collyer in what appears to be a silk, lace, and velvet set.|
|The marvelous Alice Faye in what I like to imagine as a red and white christmas inspired set.|
|Carole Lombard in another cute top and bottom set.|
|Ginger Rogers in an unusually shaped set. I do love it though - the puffy sleeves, the delicate embroidery, and the lace detailing on the pant bottoms!|
|I noticed on a later episode of Pushing Daisies that Chuck had on a vintage nightgown with the many-buttoned front - so cute!|
|Jean Harlow looking spiffy in some crisp PJs.|
|Sandra Dee, cute as ever in a peasant blouse style PJ set.|
|B Stan in a silky slip.|
|Dorothy Lamour, glamourous in what I think is a top and bottom set with a matching robe.|
|Myrna Loy, perched in a lacy nightgown|
Part two will feature some more collected images, this time mostly of robes and/or fancier boudoir wear!
Wishing you happy (and stylish) ZZZ's,