Sunday, 2 October 2016

Loungewear, 1930s' Style

A Sunday morning.  It's raining outside, and there's no place you need to be.  With a proper cup of tea in hand, and perhaps a vintage magazine to flick through, you lounge on the sofa.  The feel of silk, satin, lace, and billowing sleeves helps with the make-believe.  You might be in The Valleys, but you're dressed like you're in Hollywood, baby!

1930s dressing gown porcelinas world

1930s dressing gown porcelinas world

1930s dressing gown porcelinas world

1930s dressing gown porcelinas world

1930s dressing gown porcelinas world

Rosie autograph pyjamas 1930s loungewear

Rosie autograph pyjamas 1930s loungewear

Rosie autograph pyjamas 1930s loungewear

Rosie autograph pyjamas 1930s loungewear

Rosie autograph pyjamas 1930s loungewear
1930's dressing gown: local vintage shop (now closed)
Pyjama set: Rosie for Autograph at Marks & Spencer

Who couldn't feel like a Hollywood starlet in glamorous loungewear?  The peach dressing gown is an original vintage piece that I picked up from the sale rail at a Cardiff vintage shop (now closed).  I think I paid £20.  There are lots of condition issues, so eventually I'd like to use the garment to make a pattern from, and recreate it.  The fabulous pyjamas are from Marks and Spencer.  I adore their range designed by model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley; it's always heavily inspired by vintage pieces, and is very affordable.  The colour is more Eau de Nil in real life, it looks a bit pale in these photographs.  You can buy the trousers here (£20) and the top here (£16).  I managed to purchase the trousers in the longer length too, hurrah!

If you want to see a little bit more of my collection, you might be interested in this post featuring my nylon slips and nighties, or you might want to look at my Kiss Me Deadly 1930's style black robe and nightgown.

17 comments:

  1. Well these definitely fit into the category of things that look great on you that would look truly horrible on me :D But that's ok, I'm here for the view ;) Way to use your house for the pictures, by the way. I haven't quite figured that one out yet, but I'm working with vastly less space over here :S Have a fab Sunday! xx

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  2. I love vintage loungewear. I have a quilted robe that I pretty much live in during the cool months here in New England. I'm actually wearing it this morning as I enjoy my tea and browsing the web. :) I love your pink robe and the way it closes, very pretty.
    -Emily

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  3. Gorgeous photos, I love both of these vintage loungewear sets, but that light blue set looks so comfortable yet stylish to wear! :)

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  4. That vintage 1930s dressing gown is fabulous and surely a steal at £ 20! Lounging in such pretty loungewear is definitely worth having a rainy Sunday for. xxx

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  5. Great photos! I see that there is truly a market out there for vintage loungewear. There were quite a few people buying it at the vintage show yesterday.

    I was stunned to learn that second outfit is new. It really does look vintage.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  6. I love your lounge sets and photos. It's been a while since you've done a lounge set photo shoot and I'm so happy to see one back! Such an utterly luxurious life! <3 Love both set. My favorite of the two though is that blue set-- So completely fantastic! <3

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  7. Such great pieces. I think I'd venture and wear them outside the home !

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  8. Ooh, loungewear!! I love loungewear! It feels so very luxurious to have fancy loungewear. You inspired me completely with your vintage slips post, I have been working on my collection ever since. And I agree wih the Rosie collection, I have a few pieces myself. You look lovely in your loungewear, super glam!

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  9. Fabulous! As much as I love vintage nighties there's only a couple of months I can wear them, our ancient house is far too cold for them! xxx

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  10. I raced to the website to buy the pastel blue set but alas the matching top was out of stock, otherwise I would certainly have purchased this set for myself! Love how it looks with your pastel eye shadow too. The peach robe is a stunner, love that you swan around your gorgeous art deco home in style, so fabulous.

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  11. Gaaaah, the trousers are now in the sale in my size but the top has sold out - I rarely buy stuff I see on other bloggers, but those pyjamas are so nice I was prepared to buy them straight away. (Plus no-one's likely to see us in our jimjams at the same time...)

    That peach robe is a beauty; it's easy to see why you'd like to get it copied. If ever you go to Thailand or Hong Kong, remember to pack it.

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  12. So lovely!!! What great loungewear and so glamorous too, I'd love a pj set like that! x

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  13. So immensely lovely! As I'm usually housebound most of the time, good lounge wear is a must for me, too, and vintage pieces are some of my fave go-tos. In particular, I'm currently living in a pair of cotton 50s pjs, a 50s nightgown, and a (also) 50s quilted bed jacket, all of which I've had for at 3 - 6+ years. They've held up splendidly and (knock wood!) show no signs of giving up the ghost anytime soon.

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  14. Both stunning pieces and I am feeling envious here in my lame pyjamas :P

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  15. Love that 1930s robe, that's just stunning and those sleeves!! The PJs are cute too. I do love the Rosie nightwear and I used to love the underwear too but they've brought out the same thing over and over again each year, just in different colours. After I'd bought a black set and then the mint green set the next season I got fed up with it.

    I did also have one of the first silk full-length nightgowns they released. I say did have because I stepped on the bottom of it one time and it ripped all the way up the side seam. I'm keeping it to use as a basis to create a pattern from as it fitted me really well and I'd love to have more of them. xx

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  16. I love this vintage night less outfit,you really look gorgeous
    Bella lauren
    http://paperdollz.co.uk/

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