9 Sep 2012


Negligee 3 by Vintage Vision
Negligee 3, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

This unique negligee with its gorgeous tiered sleeves is available from Vintage Vision for £35. It was worn when on honeymoon in 1962

The negligee, from the French neglige, is a form of women's clothing consisting of a sheer, usually long, dressing gown. It is a form of nightgown intended for wear at night and in the bedroom. It was first introduced in France in the 18th century, where it mimicked the heavy head-to-toe women's dresses of that time. By the 1920s it began to mimic women's satin single-layer evening gowns of that period.

Modern negligees are often much looser and made of sheer and semi-translucent fabrics and trimmed with lace or other fine material and bows. Multiple layers of fabric are often used.

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