Fashion trend: Boudoir
From silky robes to lace-edged negligees, pyjama dressing gets the glam treatment this fall. Fur stoles, spaghetti straps and ladylike silhouettes on the Fall 2013 runways show us how to take our favourite boudoir basics out on the town.
With sultry pyjama-like frocks at on the runway at Chloe Comme Parris and Louis Vuitton it’s clear that the daytime nightie is key for fall. The fabulous yet basic gowns suggest minimal lines for eveningwear in the upcoming season. Nina Ricci presented a selection of lingerie trend worthy dresses in shades of red and cream. A corseted, skin-bearing gown won our hearts, showing us how to appropriate the structured bustier look for day-wear. Rochas took the boudoir trend literally, presenting multiple silk pyjama-like suits that looked equally high on the comfort scale as it did on our fashion radar.
Elements of the lingerie dress were fused with typical daytime styles at Giles where thin silks were used for floor-sweeping gowns in feminine shades of pink and gold. Jeremy Laing added neon to the mix with soft black and white printed silks incorporating unexpected pops of bright yellow for a playful take on the lingerie trend.
Glamorous feathers took centre stage at Dries Van Noten where brilliantly coloured knee-length dressed looked as though they’d been painted with sumptuous ostrich plumes. Erdem combined similar plumes with layers of lace and black chiffon on his Fall 2013 collection, adding lingerie accents to feminine designs. Fur, the ultimate boudoir trend must-have, was as popular as feathers, with scarfs and stoles added to slinky, lingerie trend inspired dresses. Fur-lined coats turned heads at Louis Vuitton, where tousled bobs and pastel palettes completed the effortlessly sexy look. Fur stoles covered slinky, metallic gowns at Marc Jacobs presenting a lingerie trend inspired take on eveningwear for fall. Marni also played with fur for fall, tossing lavish oversized stoles over simple black strapless designs, allowing them to steal the spotlight.