7.10.2009

Nightie-Night

The heat. There is no other solution than to simply blame it on the heat. To place all responsibility regarding my betrayal of comfy, cozy flannel pajamas with wide legs, and button-down tops, upon the stifling heat that is making bedtime a nightmare – even before my head has hit the pillow, and my eyelids have grown heavy. I’m aware that it’s a sweat-induced, scoundrel-like bit of behavior, but it’s certainly the truth; for I would not have cast my typical bedroom attire aside so simply for feminine, flirty pieces like the Canterbury Knit Nightie had the temperatures simply stayed within bearable numbers, as opposed to exceeding the mid-90s and leaving me drenched in dread and desperation. And not just for an air conditioner, mind you; but a way to retain my cuteness without compromising my conquest for comfort.

I should think that there is no more alluring piece of boudoir accoutrement than the ladylike Lolita-influenced Canterbury Knit Nightie from Victoria’s Secret.

A tantalizing, thigh-length piece that hangs lankly about your frame, yet manages to accentuate each and every curve in the most elegant, modest fashion imaginable. The cotton knit creation is breathable, keeping you cool no matter how stifling the air around you may become; while the romantic lace and satin ribbon details found surrounding the bust and hem contribute a very sleek, undeniably chic, sense of swank glamour which prevents you from ever looking untidy.

Whether taken home in the winter white or the sweet pink, there are a few requirements that simply must be met:

Satin sheets in a color of your choosing.

A modern-day Marie Antoinette-approved French bedroom design that includes gilded mirrors and vanities, a renaissance headboard, splendrous chandeliers, and a chaise longue for those damsel-in-distress moments that are bound to plague you from time to time.

Draperies surrounding your Louis XIV bed to shield you from the cruel, outside world.

Why such an atmosphere, you ask? Well darling, it would simply be unfair for attire as grand as the Canterbury Knit Nightie to take up residence in a location that is any less luxurious than the aforementioned. Besides, judging by the sweet as candy factor alone, you will most likely find it impossible to ever change out of the nightie in question again; so you’d better be holed up in a glamorous location once you slip it on, for it’s certain to be clinging to your skin for quite a bit of time.

Perhaps all these years I’ve been wrong. Maybe my true bedtime destiny lied not in the baggy bits of bliss I have often turned to, but in short and saccharine frilly pieces that were capable of inducing nothing but sweet dreams. Clearly I’ve learned my lesson...nightie-night all.


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Victoria's Secret for the pictures.
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26 comments

jayne said...

hmm I've never tried a nightie either, but now I'm intrigued

Couture Carrie said...

These are such sweet nightie options ~ CC wants!

xoxox,
CC

Meream said...

The pink one is cute. And man, the models are gorgeous!

Leia said...

Oh, I love both the white and the pink; they are divine! I would love own both, but I think they are still a bit too short for me - when I'm at home, I live with lots of boys (my two brothers and my father) so I have to be modest with my bedtime attire! :)

E said...

These make me want to get back in bed!! And ugggh, don't crave the corporate world. It is le boring!

janettaylor said...

Adorable. I agree with Couture Carrie. Janet want too. Haha! :)

and Miranda so beautiful...

XoXo

la petite fashionista said...

i need to invest in some nighties! so much cuter than sweat pants! I'm doing my research design paper about bras so i've been in so many lingerie shops lately, i've seen so many cute nighties!

Delectable Swank said...

I've seen these in the VS catalog before; they look so cute and comfy! There is nothing better than sleeping in something light & easy when it's hot outside!

Kristin said...

Ooooooooooo, I think I might need the pink one!

Is This Real Life? said...

Love these pics, super cute!

Sherin said...

Nighties are so pretty. That pink one is so pretty and girly. I can imagine myself just chilling at home in one as well.

Adela said...

love the pink dress!

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

fashiongrail said...

Love them both!

La Couturier said...

So adorable! (: I love pretty nighties like this; they are my pajamas of choice!

bisous,
La C.

Savvy Mode SG said...

i want the pink one. so cute.

Marian said...

these are adorable options. I am terrible with Nighties, they always go missing with me.
muah x
marian

miriam said...

everything has its own time... nightie-night (love this, so clever I might have knick it from you!) have a lovely weekend sweets, xx.

Nicole Marie said...

i really need to buy some more *ahem* attractive sleep wear :)

LML said...

haha i love the maire description! cotton nightes are very comfy for the summer!

♥ Marta ♥ said...

I love nighties... they are so comfy and pretty :)

Annie Spandex said...

Well, at least my quilt is Matie Antoinette-esque :) The nightie looks very comfie..

FabBlab said...

The pink one is adorable! I don't really wear nighties but I've worn some before. They're so luxe :D

But then again, anything looks good on Allessandra Ambrosio.
Miranda Kerr is decent, also :)

XO
A*
http://www.FabBlab.blogspot.com

Little Red said...

Very intrigued by nighties. Definitely need to buy some! One of the things that inspired me to have pieces like this is Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl. She always look fabulous even when she's lounging around the house!

zupu said...

So cute, I love that pink one. I prefer the light and girly-sexy nighty dresses all year long, I want to look pretty and it's also important to match the bedlinens :)

Iva said...

ohh! these are such cute options. I really like the pink one, I hope you are having a great weekend!

Little Bow Prep said...

I like the trim :)

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