Time to be at Your Sexy Best
By TANUSHREE PODDER
Getting married? You have spent a fortune on that designer lehenga or saree, but what about nightwear?
No matter what you have worn for sleeping before marriage, things are bound to change after you tie the knot. It is time to discard the frumpy housecoats and ugly gowns and begin dressing up for sleeping. The idea of dressing up glamourously or sexily for bed seems to amuse a few people: “I don’t plan to go for a party in my dream,” joked a friend when I suggested that she shop for a few sexy nighties for her honeymoon. “There is no point in spending a fortune on glamourous nightwear. I could buy a couple of good outdoor clothes with that money,” she exclaimed. True, no one really goes gallivanting in his or her dreams, unless she is a sleepwalker, but that doesn’t mean that one can’t dress up sexy while sleeping, was my argument. A visit to a good store could well be an eye-opener for most of us. The range of nightwear is both exotic and wide. A casual browse through women’s magazines will also reveal the tempting range offered in nightwear.
The selection ranges from satin pyjamas to exotic kimonos to diaphanous nighties and ravishing robes, all done up with metres of frothy lace, tulle, georgettes, chiffons and ribbons. Not to forget the sexy twin-sets that can set the bedroom ablaze. It goes without saying that a bride’s trousseau should contain a variety of nightwear. The material and colours would, of course, depend on the kind of weather that exists during the honeymoon. One can’t be expected to wear a heavy silk robe in summer or light, diaphanous chiffon in winter. Here is a range of nightwear one can choose from:
These could be made in pastel shades of satin, embellished with matching lace or embroidery. They could even be made out of daintily printed mercerised cottons to suit our weather conditions. The length can alternate between the calf length and ankle length, depending on individual preferences. The tops come in a wide variety of necklines; right from daringly scooped ones to the sedately collared ones. Young girls love the freedom that comes with pyjamas. The best part about well-tailored pyjamas, is that one doesn’t need to rush and change if people suddenly drop in for a post-dinner cup of coffee.
Twin-sets essentially mean an inner robe made of a see-through material, with thin spaghetti shoulder straps and an outer garment with longer sleeves and a modest neckline. These sets can double up as a negligee, while giving a classic elegance when worn with the outer layer.
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