The history and evolution of nightwear

Exploring the Origins of Nightwear

Have you ever thought about the origins of your pajamas, nightdresses, or dressing gowns? Nightwear, made from materials like pure silk or cotton, is a crucial part of our wardrobes, serving both fashion and comfort.

Evolution of Nightgowns

In the past: For centuries, nightwear resembled male shirts or loose lady shifts. Though bulky and shapeless, they provided essential weather protection, typically made from bleached and boiled white linen. Nightgowns remained simple and loose until the 19th century when they began incorporating yokes, collars, and cuffs, becoming more tailored and fashionable.

Modern times: While pajamas emerged in the late 19th century, long nightgowns remained prevalent. The 1920s saw a shift to more colorful and diverse nightwear as fashion trends evolved. Today, a plethora of ruffles, lace, high-quality natural and synthetic fabrics, and varied lengths ensure the enduring popularity of the traditional nightgown.

Origin and Transition of Dressing Gowns

Originating from the Middle East and oriental cultures, dressing gowns were vibrant coats worn indoors, crafted from silk, cotton, or velvet. Equally worn by both genders in the 19th century, they provided luxurious comfort over nightshirts and nightgowns. Women’s dressing gowns, shorter than men’s, offered respite from restrictive period dresses and protected clothing from hair powdering.

Transitioning to the 20th century: As hostess dresses and robes became accessible, dressing gowns lost popularity, especially as more women entered the workforce. The concept of lounging in a dressing gown became antiquated, with comfortable sleepwear becoming fashionable only in the latter 20th century.

E-Lingerie Nightwear Collection

The E-Lingerie sleepwear collection blends supreme comfort with style. Our range of alluring night dresses adds flair to your nights while ensuring warmth in winter and coolness in summer. Our plus-size nightwear celebrates your curves, accentuating your strengths and adding an air of mystery and allure. Experience a restful and elegant night’s sleep with our offerings.