Slip Into Something Beautiful

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To sip your breakfast fruit juice slip on a cotton camisole, £10.95, and bloomers: £26.50 the set, Kayser. Earrings, £12.50, Butler & Wilson.

One of the nicest things about a summer holiday or a lazy weekend is not having to do anything—not even get dressed. With a handful of this summer’s prettiest lingerie you can breeze through a day of sunning or swimming. And then dress up for evening in a ravishing nightgown.

Hair by Kerry for Molton Brown

Fashion by Liz Smith

Photographs by Norman Parkinson.

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, July 1979.

To luxuriate in that idle day ahead, change into a silky bias-cut night-gown, £50, Ossie Clark for Charnos. Sandals, £20, The Chelsea Cobbler.
To shimmer in a blue pool, float in lace-edged polyester satin camiknickers, £6.99, Marks & Spencer.
Lace and polyester camiknickers, £8.50, Way In at Harrods.
Flowery georgette bra, £5.95, suspender belt, £5.75, panties, £3.75, stockings, 85p, Fenwick. Cotton voile robe, £59, by Jane Cattlin.
For a shady siesta, lounge in a broderie anglaise cotton bra and panties, £5.99, Marks & Spencer. Dotted net petticoat, £6.99, Dorothy Perkins.
To dance on your terrace, leap into a cotton voile and lace nightdress, £59, Jane Cattlin. Pumps, from £4.95, Frederick Freed.
To flirt, twirl in a lace and voile nightdress, £46, matching negligee, £50, Jane Cattlin. Sandals, £20, The Chelsea Cobbler

Designing Women

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From left to right: Biscuit nightie, with matching negligee, designed by Larraine Gibbons. Pyjamas, with elasticated waistband, short-sleeved top, and lounge jacket, with two pockets, designed by Doraine Armstrong. None of the items had been priced when we went to press.

Students at the Kingston College of Art had an interesting assignment set them recently by Miss Selfridge. The store wanted young designs for young people and asked the students to make up a complete wardrobe of clothes, from undies right through to coats, keeping Miss Selfridge and its many branches in mind. The garments had to be commercial in the widest sense, suitable for sale all over the country. From the many beautiful designs sent in, Miss Selfridge chose what it thought were the best for retail. The one to make the most money will win its designer a trip to Paris. We photographed a selection in the lingerie range, all made in Dicel, to show you what’s in store.

Photographed by Peccinotti.

Scanned from 19 Magazine, February 1974.

Cami-knickers, with button opening, by Elizabeth Gillis.
Shortie pyjamas. Designed by Doraine Armstrong.

Softly Draping

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Softly draping nighwear, dressed up for the boudoir. Cream Quiana jersey nightgown with lace halter and edges, the bib embroidered with coffee ‘leaves’. By Bill Gibb.

Originally published in Vogue, 1973.

Photographed by Norman Parkinson.

Scanned from Lingerie in Vogue, 1981.

Frill on frill of chiffon make a soft, dressy nightgown in forget-me-not blue and palest cream. By Gina Fratini.

The night before

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Looking great, feeling fine. In soft, silky nightdresses exclusive to Miss Selfridge.

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, November 1974.

First Essentials

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Lace and satin nightdress, turquoise and white, by Janet Reger. Mules by Midas.

Photographed by Eric Boman at The Savoy.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, April 1977.

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Silk crepe de chine wrap by Richard Hamnett at Tuttabankem White bra and French knickers by Silhouette at Dickins and Jones. Plastic and marabou shoes by Rayne.

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White layered waist slip by Janet Reger. Clear plastic mules by Midas.

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Briefest white bra and white nyloon very briefs, both by Triumph. Clear plastic mules by Midas.

Silks and Satins for at least one third of your life

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Pale violet nightdress from Browns.

A heavenly combination of slinky nightwear, mid-Seventies tech and a very welcoming looking bed arrangement. Oh, and Marie Helvin of course. This is very much how I would like to spend the next few weeks, months… in fact, a third of my life!

Italian ‘Cifra’ bed by Vittorio Rossi & Luciano Bertoncini from Heal’s.

Photographed by David Bailey.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, July 1974.

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White satin de lys pujamas by Liliane Dreyfus for Vog.

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Pale beige crepe nightdress by Stan Herman for Charnos.

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White nightdress by John Kloss for Cira.

Cynthia always dresses for breakfast.

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Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, November 1971.

Dressing Gowns

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Rayon boudoir dressing gown by Diana Leslie for Tyger Tyger.

Dressing gowns should be comfortable, glamorous and practical. Here we show you what you might wear if you want to potter about the house in style, from towelling to satin, the pick of the bunch.

Modeled by Anjelica Huston.

Photographed by Steve Hiett.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Flair, December 1971

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Red and white flower print rayon dressing gown by Karencraig.

L-R Beardsley print slinky dressing gown by Georgina Linhart; Red voluminous nightie and peignoir by Biba; White and black kimono by Jasper.

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Dark brown panne velvet dressing gown by Georgina Linhart.

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Lilac and burgundy towelling zip up dressing gown by James Drew.

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Liberty Veruna wool checked wrap dressing gown from Liberty.

Mensday: Boucanier – en pyjama “jour-nuit”

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Boucanier November 1972

Phwoarr. Etc…

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Lui, November 1972

Making Lingerie and Nightwear

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I had three reasons to buy this glorious book from 1979: the beautiful illustrations (which I will scan at a later date), a vague idea that it might be rather cool to start making Seventies-style lingerie and lastly, that the photos within are quite spectacular. Of course, my definition of spectacular is slightly different to many people, but there are plenty of levels on which you can enjoy them.

(Published by Mills & Boon, no less!)

Unisex sleepsuits

Victorian negligee

Bra and slip

Strapless corselette

Nightwear into evening wear