THE STATEMENT OUTER: THE PEIGNOIR
Yes, yes, questions. To start, it’s pronounced “peyn-wahr”, derived from the French word peigner that means “to comb”. Yes, that would allude to the fact that it’s a vintage-style dressing robe – sheer, feminine, floaty, and originally meant for the bedroom. Yes, some of the most trendsetting labels are now proposing that you revive it and wear it out to party. At Miu Miu (seen here in georgette, $2,810), it’s worn over satin column gowns or swingy, see-through baby-doll dresses; at Louis Vuitton, a shiny bikini-shorts set and boots; at Moschino, an embellished bodysuit. Yes, it’ll get cameras clicking. And, yes, it’s supposed to channel sexy boudoir chic, but without being overly revealing. For that, it gets another yes.