Looking Lovely in Loungewear

Looking Lovely in Loungewear

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Now that Prada designed pajamas, you can check the mail and take out the trash wearing your PJs with pride.

The new Prada pajama line is geometric, the tops tunic- or coat-length, or with the shirt tucked into pants for a more familiar Prada silhouette. “I have always loved pajamas,” said Miuccia Prada in a Herald Tribune article.

The Prada pajamas are actually designed to be worn outside with a pair of high heels and a belt. But if you really want to take catwalk trends to the bedroom, why not opt for a little color? La Silhouette Lingerie owner Britt Cruikshank says pastels are now prominent in the lingerie and loungewear lines. “They’re very beautiful and feminine,” she explains.

In addition, Cruikshank says, fashionistas can be style-savvy with their nightwear by incorporating this season’s spring/summer trends, such as floral prints or nautical stripes.

Cruikshank says the casa couture trend is for it to look flattering as well as being comfortable. That’s right ladies, there’s no longer an excuse to look frumpy when comfy. “Lace is especially popular now,” she says. “It adds a very sexy element to a comfortable item.”

0208GIBBERMAN.gif   An online loungewear company that’s revolutionizing how women dress behind closed doors is the London-based Pyjama Room. “We don’t believe that comfort should in any way compromise the way we look,” says Pyjama Room’s Web site. Their Spring Summer ’08 collection incorporates designs with various occasions in mind: from country weekends, to Summer getaways, to long haul travel, to entertaining and working at home or just cozy nights in.

The Pyjama Room site says the secret is in the fabric. “We have sourced the finest luxury modal, made from sustainable beechwoods and is 100% natural. It washes well, holds colour and best of all has an exceptionally luxurious feel.”

But no matter how luxurious the fabric, you still have those who prefer to sleep in their birthday suit. If this is you, don’t fret for a fashionable moment. You can still grace sleepyland with a touch of your style with night-time accessories. Try Mary Green Breakfast at Tiffany’s eye mask, the Pure Collection silk lined cashmere eye mask or the Ted Baker pink and black knitted striped hot water bottle cover and eye mask set.


Photo: Neysa Ruhl Photography
Location: Gateway Quarter
Model: Angi Bushelman,  .mtm. John Casablancas
Makeup Artistry: Jocelyn Sparks, Zoë Custom Cosmetics