LUXURY LADIES PYJAMAS

LUXURY LADIES PYJAMAS

Comfortable, fashionable, warm in winter we love them for their infinite variety of styles & fabrics...but where did they come from?

Pyjamas (pajamas in the US) are an ever popular form of sleepwear that was first introduced into the West by men returning from India in the 1870's, paejama meaning 'leg covering' in Hindi...

In the 1890's these were gradually replacing the male nightshirt, worn for centuries, and by the 1930's they were becoming essential in every man's wardrobe in fabrics such as silk & cotton and often in stripe designs...

With the rise of more casual sleepwear for men pyjamas have decined in popularity but there is something very special about a smart cotton or silk pair of classic pyjamas such as those from British company Derek Rose, founded in 1926 to tap into this new vogue...

Pyjamas were considered too masculine for women, who had always worn nightgowns, until Coco Chanel introduced lounging pyjamas, worn in the evening, and beach pyjamas for women in the 1920's which became more fashionable into the 30's - think Hollywood glamour such as Ginger Rogers and Jean Harlow...

We stock luxurious pyjamas in all different styles & fabrics from smart aqua cotton sateen Laurence Tavernier to lounging pyjamas from Grazia'lliani and Hanro of Switzerland in slinky modal & cotton jersey. Classic ivory silk pyjamas from Vivis of Milan (with matching pure silk robe of course) for that weekend away or cosy tomato cotton flannel pyjamas from Laurence Tavernier...

Coco Chanel "Luxury must be comfortable otherwise it's not luxury" For us this is what it's all about...

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