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dreamland


One of my favorite luxuries is vintage sleepwear! Nothing can compare to the sheer glamour and luxury of those sweet silk and lace confections. I thought I'd share some of the creme de la creme of my modest collection. All of these pieces are 1940s to early 1950s, and all were thrifted for $3 to $10!! 

~ 1950s nightie, 1940s bedjacket, 1920s silk roses:

~ 1940s/1950s "Tula" seersucker dressing gown, 1940s satin dressing gown:

I feel like Jean Harlow in the satin number, it's such a dreamboat. Was thrifted for ten clams... among my greatest vintage victories!

~1940s "Tutundgy Original" dressing gown:
....this pretty piece was clearly well-loved, and has quite a few stains and pinholes towards the hem. I think I'll take it up a few inches to eliminate those, and perhaps add some strategic snaps and sport it as a day dress this summer.

~ Some graceful midcentury nightgowns:

~ 1940s bedjacket:

~ 1940s mens' "Tootal" rayon robe:
....well now, what's happened to all the glamour?! Honestly, on many nights I just wrap up in this. A little more practical than floor-length satin, I daresay!

Oh, and of course, no vintage lady's bedroom is complete without a li'l boudoir doll...

That's all!

40 comments:

  1. *___* I think this has to be my favorite post of yours to date - these dressing gowns are unbelievably gorgeous!

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  2. These pieces are all so gorgeous--especially those dressing gowns! I have a little collection of vintage bed jackets, and just bought my first vintage dressing gown (a dramatic 40s velvet number with serious Joan Crawford shoulder pads!). I love being able to add a little glamor at times when I'm just hanging around the house. ;)

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  3. So slinky and glamourous, you and the gowns! :P

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  4. This post is utterly delightful and what a glamorous way to sleep!

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  5. you look stunning and your collection is great

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  6. i love your room,
    and you look fabulous!


    // *MICROPHONEHEART.

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  7. Ohhh just so lovely! I adore your collection. I want to get more beautiful nighties.

    xo,
    Em

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  8. Gorgeous collection of dreamy sleepwear. You LOOK like a gorgeous boudoir doll!

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  9. awww you look sooo pretty!!!you give jean harlow a run for her money !! :D

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  10. What a lovely collection! I too have a soft spot in my heart for pretty frilly vintage confections - I have a few bedjackets and some gowns, though your beautiful collection of robes is reminding me that I need to keep my eyes open for some pretty robes since I am lacking in that department. They surely do not make them like they used to!

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  11. The bed jackets and dressing gowns are just divine! I would quite happily wear any of these as clothes, although perhaps with something a little more opaque underneath! I think wearing the floral dressing gown as a dress is a great idea.

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  12. Your collection is to die for! I have little to no silky bed things (only one bedjacket, but too delicate to wear much!). I sleep in a frumpy men's night gown most of the time, but I would love to have something like that 40s pink dressing gown--that collar! xx

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  13. Great collection
    I especially like your 1940s bed jacket :)

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  14. I love wearing bed jackets! I have a few like yours which I wear all the time and others I just treasure! Lovely things and you look as pretty as a peach as always! :)xxx

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  15. So gorgeous, you really look like a film star! Also, that boudoir doll really looks a lot like you :)

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    1. Hehe, I totally use her as my make-up muse in the morning!

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  16. Thank you, gals!! I must say, I immediately regretted posting this, as putting pictures of myself in my pyjamas on the ol' internet feels a little strange...... oh, but they're so pretty, I don't want to hide them away! ;o)

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  17. You're so right. Wearing stuff like this makes me feel like a movie star. But I'm too cold to actually wear it in the winter lol. I need my flannel stuff. Also, you are just soooo gorgeous!

    Mabel
    Larroquette

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  18. Oh my gosh - adore it all! Especially the seersucker and the satin gowns - I can't believe you scored one for 10$!!

    Emily

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  19. Oh my gosh such a gorgeous collection my eyes nearly popped out of my head when I saw this post. You look like a movie star! That floral gown is going to be amazing as a dress, cannot wait to see it on you. I am going on eBay now aha xxx

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  20. Dakota I think this has to be my favourite post of yours! Firstly you look amazing! Secondly I am so happy beecause I collect vintage lingerie too and we share a couple of the same pieces. I have almost the exact same Satin dressing gown but mine is quilted all over, I also have a pink version of your blue bed jacket, the lace is in the exact same place and everything. I really want to share mine with you now. Vintage lingerie has to be my favourite thing to collect, you can't beat how glamorous it makes you feel. Thank you so muh for sharing. xx

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  21. Oh, gosh, your collection is so beautiful, you look amazing in them. I LOVE the floral one, too, it will make an amazing dress. You have an amazing sense of style. xx

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  22. I don't think I've commented before, but I love your blog and just have to say that you are so one of the most beautiful girls I have ever seen! Also, that boudoir doll looks exactly like you.

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    1. Ahh, thank you! This is such a compliment, you're one of my very favorite bloggers!!

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  23. I too have a huge collection of vintage nighties and robes. I just feel so feminine sleeping in them. Your styling in these photos is fabulous. You look like a 30s/40s starlet! Gorgeous as usual:)

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  24. your blog is absolutely amazing!

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  25. It all looks so beautiful and silky!

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  26. Beautiful as ever! <3 I love love love the pale apricot shade on you!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

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  27. Everything is gorgeous darling *.*
    xoxo

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  28. Wow, so beautiful! Love the peach and lace :)

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  29. Peach satin sleepwear is the best! also, all the cool old stuff on your vanity and table is the best!! i especially love the big Hank Williams picture in one of the photos!!!
    victoryvintageblog.blogspot.com

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  30. Oh wow! These are completely stunning!

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  31. beautiful photos, I really like it x

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  32. you're perfect... gorgeous clothes! lovely blog <3

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  33. Thank you, kind readers!! You are all so very sweet :)

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  34. I'm continually amazed/thankful in my own selfish way at what an under-shopped section of the Goodwill the nightgowns and nightwear racks are. That Harlow satin dressing gown IS a dream. And that color of dusty pink/rose is such a nice shade with your hair! Pretty, pretty things.

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