on a mannequin
The negligee or négligée, from the French: négligée, literally meaning "neglected", is a form of women's clothing consisting of a sheer usually long dressing gown. It is a form of nightgown intended for wear at night and in the bedroom. It was first introduced in France in the 18th-century, where it mimicked the heavy head-to-toe style of women's day dresses of the time.
By the 1920s it began to mimic women's satin single-layer evening dress of the period. The term "negligee" was used of a Royal Doulton run of ceramic figurines in 1927, showing women wearing what appears to be a one-piece knee-length silk or rayon slip, trimmed with lace. Although the evening-dresses style of nightwear made moves towards the modern negligee style—translucent bodices, lace trimming, bows, exemplified in 1941 by a photo of Rita Hayworth in Life—it was only after World War II that nightwear changed from being primarily utilitarian to being primarily sensual or even erotic; the negligee emerged strongly as a form of lingerie.
Modern negligees are often much looser and made of sheer and semi-translucent fabrics and trimmed with lace or other fine material, and bows. Multiple layers of fabric are often used. The modern negligee thus perhaps owes more to women's fine bedjackets or bed-capes, and up-market slips than to the nightgown. It spread to a mass market, benefitting from the introduction of cheap synthetic fabrics such as nylon and its finer successors. From the 1940s to the 1970s, the trend was for negligees to become shorter in length (e.g. the babydoll of the 1970s). Negligees made from the 1940s to the 1970s are now collectible vintage items.
In the UK in 2004, negligees accounted for only four percent of women's nightwear sales, women's pyjamas having dominated since the mid-1980s. However, UK negligee sales are said to have been the fastest increasing sector of the market since 1998.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:01:09 -0800
Mariah Carey was steaming up the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show today in a hot pink negligee. She completed her ensemble with black gloves, fishnet stockings, and black Christian Louboutin heels. I'm sure her husband, Nick Cannon, has absolutely no ...
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 02:28:09 -0800
This week, Mimi showed up for an interview with Z100 to promote her new single, “You're Mine,” wearing nothing but a hot pink négligée, heels, and long black ball-gown gloves. Your first thought might be that Mariah was just running late that morning ...
Wall Street Journal
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:45:00 -0800
However, we could see the brilliant orange Spider very well under its car-show negligee of white silk, and we could see that it looked exactly like the blue coupe sitting naked beside it. Nevertheless, the proprieties must be observed. Here is what ...
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:58:40 -0800
The campaign features four different bra styles and a range of separates, as well a negligee, robes and sleepwear. Cheyenne's ashen hair is slicked back and out, and thanks to her Italian heritage, her olive skin compliments the monochrome palette.
Fond du Lac Reporter
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 06:33:55 -0800
It was a classic 1950s pin-up image showing a negligee-clad woman changing an electrical fuse. “This would've gone on a calendar in the 1950s … that would have hung in only the finest gas station service areas,” Moran said. “He bought this painting ...
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:56:15 -0800
Podrán quitarla de campañas de belleza por ser demasiado atrevida en las redes sociales y también podrán decir en algunas revistas de moda que es una prostituta. Lo único cierto es que la cantante Rihanna se adueña de cualquier lugar que pisa.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 06:01:55 -0800
'Comfort' is not part of my fashion vocabulary. You lose attitude when you feel too comfortable, so I prefer to wear clothes that have a certain edge to them. I think of my lace negligee as sexy rather than relaxing, and I keep that feeling in mind ...
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 07:45:00 -0800
She came out in a red negligee and he told her she was beautiful. They made out and she said she was ready. Down in the lobby, Michael and Kiki argued about the Franco situation. Rafe Jr. interrupted, told her he'd rather skip dinner and that he would ...
Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter
You can talk about Negligee with people all over the world in our discussions.