Today, ladies’ nightwear is a big business, with numerous styles from which to choose. And probably some of us cannot imagine that there were times when specific nightwear did not exist. Yet specialized sleepwear is actually a fairly recent invention.
ChemisesChemises are the tunic-like garments worn in ancient cultures. By the Middle Ages, the chemise had developed into an early form of underwear. The long garments protected clothing from sweat and body oils. Chemises were much easier to clean than the outer garments, so it was common to have several chemises and rotate them between washings.
Nowadays men do not wear chemises any more but women do. There is a great variety of choices. They are short, light and of course sexy!
In the 1920s they began to mirror the short satin evening dresses that were popular at that time. But only after World War II negligees were specifically designed as sexy underwear.
Women of our time like negligees a lot for their practicality and style.
Nightgowns vary widely in design.
PyjamasPyjamas can be traced back to the 17th century in South and West Asia. By the 18th century, British missionaries had chosen this style as nightwear for men. However, pyjamas became a popular form of sleepwear for females in Western society much later, in the mid-1980s.
Lingerie StylesToday, nearly anything can be worn as ladies’ nightwear. However, many women love silk lingerie styles for their luxurious sex appeal and because they are soft, flowing and lightweight.
You can find nightwear versions of all sorts of sexy lingerie items. For instance, babydolls.
BabydollsBabydolls are said to have been popularized by the 1956 movie Baby Doll starring Carroll Baker in the title role, which essentially marked the beginning of the enduring popularity of the style for adults.
The baby doll lingerie category has become very popular and the items of this style are now available in a sufficiently wide variety.
look very sexy indeed.
Besides all the types of nightwear mentioned above you can probably find other clothing items to wear for sleep.
Many women like wearing a short Tee with nice panties or their boyfriends’ boxers, everything depends on the taste…