Silk Nightgown: How To Avoid 5 Top Mistakes

Silk Nightgown - Few things feel more luxurious and indulgent than the touch and feel of a silk nighty on your skin. The ultimate in beautiful lingerie, every woman should have at least one at the ready in her lingerie drawer... and if you don’t, perhaps it's time to ask yourself, "why not?"

Like all gorgeous nightgowns and sleepwear, the key to enjoying them is knowing the dos and dont's beforehand. To help you choose, we've gathered the top 5 mistakes and how to avoid them.

Saving A Silk Nightgown Just For Special Occasions

An anniversary or special evening is certainly fitting for a silk nightgown, but don’t make the mistake of letting it sit in your drawer on all of the other days. Give any day a celebratory feel when you slip your silk nightie on just for the fun of it.

Wear it on a Tuesday, just because, and watch as your evening quickly goes from mundane to one of luxury and pampered lingerie pleasure.

Choosing The Wrong Silk Nightgown

The selection of silk sleepwear now available is staggering. There are endless options of cut and style to suit any woman’s unique figure.

The key to choosing the right silk gown for your shape is to be honest about your body type and find a style that plays up your best assets while masking problem areas.

  • Full figured women will look better in A-line cuts that show a little skin with thigh high slits and plunging necklines. 
  • Large busts will need nighties with underwire cups to stay supported and stylish.
  • Petites should opt for styles that create the illusion of curves, like embellishments on the bust or ruffles at the hips. 

Pay attention to what works and doesn’t work for your figure and choose accordingly.

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Not Caring Properly For Your Silk Gown

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Think of a silk nighty as a treasure and treat it with special attention.

This particular style of ladies sleepwear has the ability to make you feel sensual, special, and spoiled, so it must be treated with the respect that it deserves.

Instead of shoving your silk lingerie to the back of your drawer, consider either hanging or folding it nicely so that it does not wrinkle or lose shape.

Then , when it comes time for cleaning, hand wash in a mild detergent and lay flat to dry.

Taking the time to care for your delicates means they’ll last longer, look better, and feel more special.

Staying With Just One Silk Style

There are so many cute styles of silk nighties out there, so why stick to just one?

Indulge yourself with a few pretty pieces, perhaps one that’s revealing and sexy, such as a silk chemise, another that’s simple for every day wear, like a silk slip, and yet another that's fun and flirty, with lots of lace. Whatever your style, revel in your femininity and spoil yourself by stocking your collection.

Picking The Wrong Silk Nightgown

Silk comes in a variety of forms and knowing the differences can help you avoid choosing the wrong style for your body type.

  • Bias cuts hug the body but cling to problem areas
  • High-shine silks highlight your assets but also figure flaws
  • Washed silk has a more casual and matte finish and is great for every day, as is silk jersey
  • Airy silk chiffon is perfect for covering imperfections with it’s featherweight feel
  • Raw silk is stiffer and better suited for more structured lingerie

The best way to figure out which type of silk works for you is to try on different nightgowns and see what makes you look and feel your best.

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