Victorian Nightgowns: How To Look Beautiful
No Matter What Your Budget
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Victorian Nightgowns - What
could be more romantic and feminine than Victorian sleepwear? We
simply can’t get enough of the sweeping silhouette, the delicate
trims, and purest shades of white that are so elegant and demure.
But, specialty sleepwear can be incredibly expensive, especially with imported laces and high end Egyptian cotton. Whether you’re on a limited budget or money is simply no object,
we’ve put together our top tips for this romantic sleepwear style that has become so popular.
Victorian Nightgowns: How To Splurge
the woman who loves the best of the best and wants to indulge without thinking twice about the cost,
here’s what to look for in a luxury version of the Victorian
fabrics - Upgrade
your nightie from basic fabrics to organic cotton. Organic fabrics come at
a higher price point, but they’re a special splurge for the woman
who wants to pamper herself with the purest materials possible.
length nightgowns - Go
all out with your Victorian gown and choose a long and dramatic
version with a floor-sweeping hemline. Choose a long nightgown with added
ruffles at the hem, and a more generous amount of fabric for an
elegant and dramatic silhouette.
trims - We
adore the extraordinary embellishments that make Victorian
nightgowns feel even more special than regular ladies pajamas. Take your
trims to the next level with fancier versions, like pearl buttons
instead of plastic, and handmade French lace instead of
Victorian nighties usually have exaggerated ruffled detailing along the sleeves, shoulders, and collar.
Long sleeves with ruffled cuffs, dainty buttons, lace accents and satin bows are often used to accentuate their femininity.
made or custom made - Treat
yourself to a one-of-a-kind version of the Victorian nightgown with a nightie that’s handmade, or really indulge and have one custom made just for you. These romantic nightgowns are
definitely more of a splurge than nightgowns that are produced for
to toe details - Victorian
nighties range from simple nighties to those loaded with pretty and exaggerated details and
trims. For an ultra feminine and luxurious gown, choose a style
that’s dripping with details. Look for lace trimmed cuffs and
hemlines, pin tuck seams or rusching on the bodice, and a collar embellished with ribbons and lace.
Did You Know?
This romantic sleepwear style traditionally has an empire waist. It's floor length and tends to be gathered to a yoke in front and back with a ruffled bodice and wide flounce at the hem.
Victorian Nightgowns: How To Save
the look you love and stay budget savvy when you look for ways to
save on a more modest night gown that still feels special:
- Short nightgowns - Simply
put, less fabric generally means a lower price point. Instead of a
dramatic, floor length nightie, you can still get the look you love in a
shorter length. Knee length short nightgowns can be just as pretty, and a
slimmer a-line silhouette without added ruffles can drastically
reduce the cost.
strategically - Look
for Victorian style sleepwear at chain stores or affordable
department stores instead of exclusive boutiques. The price tag will
always be lower with mass produced styles than it will be at stores
that carry elite brands and styles with limited production.
The appeal of this beautiful ladies sleepwear has increased dramatically, due to the series Downton Abbey, films like Pride and Prejudice, and the idyllic novels of Jane Austen.
sleepwear blends - If
you’re flexible with your fabric choices you can save a bundle.
Instead of seeking out high thread count cottons, or the finest
organic materials, look for thinner cotton, or cotton blends for
lower priced alternatives. Get the feminine and romantic nightgowns that
you love and save your hard earned dollars by choosing natural
fabrics blended with synthetics.
simple styles - Instead
of a gown that’s loaded with lace, ruffles, ribbons, and bows,
choose simple cotton nightgowns that have fewer trims and details. A gown with
a pretty lace collar can give you the same dreamy look, and you can
save your pennies by skipping the elaborate hem and cuff details.
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