Types of sleep wear
Chemises are gown-like delicate are extremely feminine garments. They are loose fitting, sleeveless, shirt-like garments. They are modelled on the lines of baby-dolls, except this that they are a bit tighter on the hips.
They are usually worn by pairing with a baby doll set or a bikini.
They are shorter in length and reach somewhere about the mid of your thigh.
They are made of silks and stains. Laces, trimmings, bows, etc are all incorporated into the design to make them more appealing and sexy.
The nightcaps, once popular, have lost their validity in today’s scenerio. They are snugly fitting short hats or some large conical caps. You might have seen in some movies or heard from your granny how they used to wear one with a pair of padded slippers, loose fitting nighties as well as some pajamas.
They were once a sleepwear essential, especially, in colder regions to keep the wearer warm in winters. But with changing times and with the introduction of modern ammentities, the night caps lost their validity. However, you may still find infants and small chalidren weraing a night cap while going to sleep.
A Peignoir is a long outer garment for women. They may also be understood as a loose fitting robe, worn by women. You may also wear a Peignoir over your negligee or nightgown.
They are sexy and highly feminine piece of clothing. They are made of some light-weight sheer materials whereas, chiffons remain a common and popular choice. They may be highly embellished or feature some ruffles or frills, etc. They are usually sold and paired with a matching nightgown, negligee or panties.
Pajamas are a strict wardrobe staple. They are classic and comfortable. They provide you modest coverage as well as comfort. They are available in a number of styles and you can get one to match your teddy sets, sleep-shirts, t-shirts etc.
Pajamas are loose fitting trousers that come in two peices to include a shirt or a t-shirt.
They are available in silks, satins, cottons, polysters, nylons, flannels, etc.They may be of the classy draw string-style or may feature some elastics, buttons or hooks.
They can be worn by men, women and children alike. They are popular among all age groups.
However, men, women and children have different options and designs to select from. Children Pajamas are more practical and funky in design. Children may wear a Footie. A footie is a one-piece garment that may cover a child from the head to the toe and may be worn in the winters. Some of these pyjamas are available in a set of three to include shirt, pajama as well as a robe. The design features some of their favorite super heroes, like superman, spiderman or their favorite cartoon and WWE characters. Small grils can select from a wide array of their favorites like mermaids, barbies, etc.
For men silks and satins are nothing new. Flannels and cottons are also popular.
Women have a diverse range to select from. They have a payjama for almost all occassiins froma romantic weekend to the more practical and functional ones. Even expecting mothers amy find a version for themselves that are comfortable enogh and accomodate th baby bump with utmost ease. For you flpwers, prints, motifs, geometrical prints as well as the abstracts and the plaids are all there to select from.
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Robes are usually worn by men, in the east. But, they have evolved over the years to not only accomodate men but also women and that too worldwide!
Robes are many. You can update your wardrobe with bath robes, terry-cloth robes or a bed jacket. A bed jacket, as the name hints, is a jacket like robe that can be worn in bed, over your camisoles, pajamas, negligees or deep-plunging necklines.
A Peignoir is a sleep robe is a losely draping robe for women.eless, or sexy, erotic and exotic sleepweras and provide coverage to your body in the mornings or before your bath.
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Sleep Shirts/ night shirts
They are comfortable because they are usually of soft, breathable knits that let you sleep in comfort. Some lingerie makers also make satin or silk sleepshirts that use the classic oversized shirt style with more elegant fabrics and styling.
Sleep shirts may be understood as over-sized t- shirts. They are sexy and erotic too. Soft and simple, they promise you great comfort while you sleep luxuriously.
They are usually made of cottons to promise breatheability. However, silks, satins, flannels are all there for you, to choose from.
A typical sleep shirt may run upto your knees and is of free size. They may be shorter. Sleeves are either small or full. But sleeveless versions are yet to come out!!
They are usually worn without pairing with any shorts or pajamas.
They are highly versatile and can be worn by both man and women, alike.
While purchasing a sleep shirt see to it that all seam like in a straight line and the buttons are not too large or rough to add to your discomfort. See that the collars are of the size to permit good undisturbed sleep. Avoid unnecessary pockets.
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Slips are inspired by Chemises or shifts. The slip is sleeveless and of full length. They are made of linens, satins, cottons, etc.
They are worn under the garment and over the undergarments to provide a shape as well as a smooth finish underneath a dress.
They may also provide some corseting or breast support apart from keeping the shape.
They are made of cottons, polyesters, nylons, linens and silk. Some are made of laces and trimmings and some sheer fabric, too. Various designs are available that feature slips at both the sides or at one side.
Even half sleeves are popular. They started at the waist and could run upto any length. They are mostly purchased with a camisole and come into role playing only when full body coverage would be required.
Some half sleeves are deisgned on the line of bloomers or pants.
Mini slips are also available, in case you wish to wear on underneath your mini skirts.
Full slips feature some boning or may also feature some in-bulit bras to eliminate the complete need of wearing a bra underneath.
They are the best option for wearing underneath a dress that requires full slips. Half- slips worn with a camisole may show the line where the bth meet at the waistline and you may no find it dsirable.
A nude, white and black slip is a wardrobe staple. Keep the whites for white dresses only. Do not try to wear white under yellows or pinks, unless you want your garment to appear of a lighter shade or you want white lines to peep out from beneath your colored clothes. Try to get a slip that matches the color of your garment.
Wear a slip, if in case you are wearing a sheer garment.
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A teddy is a luxury item worn by women for a sexy and hot look while on a romantic night out. They are designed to feature a single peice garment that features a top and a panty, just like the swimwears.
A typical Teddy has a Camisole like top and a fuller lower portion for the garment. The Camisoles provide some support and lift to the busts.
A few versions may fetaure adjustable straps.
However, Teddies are also available in two pieces and go well with women having a fuller body.
They are made of chic shinny materials like satins, silks, etc. Laces, trimmings etc are all used to make them more feminie, sexy and wanted.
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For a slim, small, petite body frame: silks and satins are done. Frills, ruffles, trimmings, bows, laces may all complement your looks. If wearing stripes, go for vertical stripes. Remember, that even the prints that you wear must follow a vetrical pattern.
Wear a nightie of the length that runs somewhere, an inch or two below your knees. Baby-doll styles, negligees, boxer shorts and sleep shirts are all apt for you.
A tall but slim body frame: can be well adorned in Payjamas. Wear horizontal stripes if you are too lean. You can also wear nighties that hug you well, neither too loose nor too tight. Wear a length that shows your legs well.
If you belong to the above two body types, avoid wearing granny funnel like nighties as they might over-whlemn your body frame and prove to be too gigantic for your body.
For a fuller yet small body frame: Wear boxer shorts, camisoles, sleep shirts and nighties. Go for a length that does not overwlehm your body. Do not wear payjamas, over-sized shirts and fannel gowns. Wear vertical stripes or prints that follow a vertical pattern to appear taller.
For a fuller and tall body frame: You can wear almost any thing that you wish to wear as you are blessed with a curvaceous body frame. Just avoid wearing frills, runches, ruffles, bows, trimmings etc as they might add to the volume of your body frame and make you appear bigger!
Do not wear nylons, polyesters, woolens, acrylics or lycras to bed. Wear cottons to bed.
Do not wear frills, ruflles, beads, sequins, and other detailngs to sllep as they might be itching enough to cause you great discomfort.
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