Taking Pajamas Out Of The Bedroom and Into The Streets


Sarah Rutson wore pajamas from For Restless Sleepers at Milan fashion week this fall. PHOTO: DANIEL BRUNO GRANDL via WSJ

In 2015 at the Met Gala, Grace Coddington won all the awards by wearing a silk pajama set by Michael Kors, customed designed for the event. Later that evening, Coddington was pictured wearing her outfit at the airport, as if to better demonstrate that her ensemble of choice was both stylish and insanely practical for comfort. Now it appears that her sartorial choice is slowly infiltrating both the runway and streets. Boudoir elegance is one of the newest fashion trends to come out of the spring 2016 runway season. Matching pajama sets, little lace camis, pretty satin chemises—all the sartorial pieces typically reserved for the boudoir and in between the sheets are about to see the light of day for fall/winter 2015. We’ve seen teddies, chemises and even full-on pajamas on the runways of Celine and Balenciaga, to name a couple, which is very good news because: Hello, you get to wear your pajamas outside of the house! In between cozy knits, cuddle-worthy coats, and nightwear elements, designers have effectively captured all of our hibernation tendencies during winter (especially this one) with one collection. Pajama dressing may not be a novel concept, but this time around, the trend has been reimagined with modern silhouettes, luxe touches, and new layers. No need to wait until spring to pull off what could be the easiest, comfiest trend in recent memory. Street style stars have already endorsed the look by way of silk pajama sets and piped cotton night shirts (not to mention Gucci’s fur-lined slippers that editors and bloggers can’t seem to get enough of).

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