Like every other fashion, sleepwear has changed dramatically over our lifetime.
Mostly, it seems to have become more comfortable and practical, but you might disagree.
Take a look back through some sleepwear fashions of the past for tonights Saturday Night Nostalgia. Which styles do you remember wearing?
Pretty was the name of the game in the ’50s – and fairly modest too. A bit of length, and in pure colours like blue.
And you always had a bed jacket to keep your shoulders warm if you were sitting up to read.
Although still very pretty, things became a little more risqué in the ’60s. For one thing, hemlines shrank dramatically, and things were a little more … sheer. Baby doll styles really came into their own in this decade!
But, you never had to fear catching a chill, because bed jackets were still around.
The fabric continued to disappear into the ’70s. Short hems, light fabrics, and even less on top, and often embellished with fur or feathers!
Sleepwear in the ’80s went one of two ways. There were the full coverage gowns, complete with quilted dressing gowns.
Or, there were these babies:
Yes, the ’80s ‘Teddy’ or rompers were a big hit.
In the ’90s, satin, man-style pyjamas were the big thing. You won’t be able to watch a TV series from this era without stumbling across these. Who remembers the sparks (literal, not metaphorical) they’d create when they rubbed against the sheets?