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The Pyjama look

I have this weird attraction to wearing fancy nightwear as day wear. In general I am very open to mixing things up the clever common way, like wearing sequined skirts with t-shirts, or boyfriend jeans with sharp jackets or pretty blouses, but my favorite rule breaker must be the silk pyjama thing.

TheSecretCostumier - The Pyjama Look - Dolce and Gabbana

It’s funny because it wouldn’t be my first choice to wear it in bed, but there is something so appealing about the satin, the silk, the piping, and the polka dots, that I feel like it would be rude not to show it off to whoever is lucky enough to see it. 😉

It seems to be coming back again after the S/S 2009  Dolce & Gabbana collection that inspired so many people (from fashion bloggers to editors that is). Since then we have seen many variations from the head to toe look to the one piece of lounge wear at a time approach. Stella McCartney’s S/S 2012  collection is really fresh in many other ways too, but the pyjama prints, silky trousers and oversized jackets are the ones to watch out for.

TheSecretCostumier - The Pyjama Look - Stella McCartney S/S 2012

TheSecretCostumier - The Pyjama Look - Paul Smith A/W 2012

TheSecretCostumier - The Pyjama Look - Elizabeth and James A/W 2012

TheSecretCostumier - The Pyjama Look - Louise Vuitton Resort 2012

While I personally find most of these pyjama shots inspiring, I would not go for the full look as I think the slouchy bottom + slouchy top combo is extremely hard to pull of, even for the skinniest models, especially if the whole thing is satin silk and/or printed. Although Viviana Volpicella…’s pyjama suit is truly flawless (1. photo).

TheSecretCostumier - The Pyjama Look - Street style pyjamas

I just stumbled upon this blouse recently and while it is well out of my price range, it is now definitely on my “Future Projects” list, as it is basically a chiffon shirt with some contrasting piping on the edges. I guess it would make a versatile addition to my wardrobe (especially to the imaginary one).

TheSecretCostumier - The Pyjama Look