It’s been a while since I’ve done a vintage-focused look, so I’m really happy about today’s post. Sadly I haven’t been vintage shopping in over a month, so I definitely need to get back into it! This dress is from a purchase a few months back and actually came with a matching vintage kimono that you can see in this post. So as you might have guessed from the title, this dress is actually a vintage nightgown and is completely sheer. But it is way too pretty to be worn as a nightgown, so I decided to turn it into a dress. Read on to see how I styled this nightgown as a dress.
In order to wear this nightgown as a dress, the most important thing is to solve for the sheer element. Finding the right slip to layer under a vintage nightgown can be difficult, and I have to admit I tried on multiple options before finding the right one. I settled on a sheer black lace dress that is actually meant to also be worn as a slip. So essentially I layered two sheer dresses together, with the key being that the layer underneath is a darker color, thus making the top layer look not as sheer. I also like that the black lace dress is longer than the nightgown, allowing the pretty lace to peer out. This gives the outfit dimension and movement, and makes the nightgown much more wearable as a dress.
The accessories are also important when it comes to styling a vintage nightgown. I chose modern elements to add sophistication, including a pair of pink mirror sunglasses and a leather yellow handbag from Luana Italy. This handbag gives the outfit a touch of luxury and also complements the yellow in the dress. For my shoes, I went with feminine wedge sandals with a yellow sole, thus tying the colors of the outfit together. I completed the look with dainty jewelry: a pearl necklace, thin bracelets, and a rose gold ring. This whole outfit is feminine and light, and exudes a sense of whimsy that can only come from wearing a nightgown.
What I’m Wearing:
Nightgown: Amarcord Vintage (similar here)
Black Lace Dress: Genuine People (similar here)
Shoes: & Other Stories (similar here)
Bag: Luana Italy (for yellow version visit their SoHO store at 155 Spring Street)
Sunglasses: The 5TH
Ring: Thomas Sabo