29 December 2009

Tuesday Trend: Lovely Layers

Have you ever wondered what to do with your huge collection of vintage slips and robes? Okay, maybe it's just me that has an entire chest dedicated to my collection, but let's face it, there are only so many nights in a week.

Here's the thing, they don't need to stay in the bedroom! Oh yes - you can show off your pretties without people asking you if you forgot to put your dress on (unless of course you know my father in law - in which case I can't help you).

The key is in layering. You want to stick with  things in the same colour range, for example, pastels with pastels, jewels with jewels to keep the whole look flowing. Also, mix textures, add woolens, leathers and cottons to bring your nighties into the light - if you wore a bright red slip with black robe and black tights - you'd look like an extra from Moulin Rouge.

Here's a outfit I picked out in neutral tones for an example:

Silk 1920s beaded Robe $110 - VonlenskaVintage.etsy.com


Vintage Cappuccino Slip $34 iseefrance.etsy.com


Lacy Leg Warmers $35 smallpackagess.etsy.com


Long Brown knitted scarf $24 sapti.etsy.com

And finally

Cream Leather lace up Granny boots $59 hipvintageclothing.etsy.com

See how we mix wool, silk, nylon lace and leather for a beautiful feminine, unusual, but utterly wearable look.

Have fun! 


  1. Teehee, my abfab favorite look, and sooo comfy. Now I require those legwarmers...


  2. Wow - great finds! Those shoes are so cool!

  3. Thank you so much! This is such a great post! :-D

  4. that knitted scarf is beautiful

  5. Layering is awesome and especially essential in this weather (^_^) i have the leg warmers.. i just need those boots!