Remember these women who spent their days lounging in a camisole, negligé or just pyjamas, maybe with a drink in their hand. Just think of the movie Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) with Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman. We don’t know what we should think about this, as today most of us have to get dressed in the morning to get out and do something, but one thing is for sure: Don’t we all want days like that to come back, at least fashion-wise? The trend to wear your pyjama pants to fashion shows is already one step into the right direction and we might go for more as we are longing to be comfortable all day long.
So look closely into your lingerie drawer and see how you can wear your nightwear during the day. Some sophisticated accessories will help to make your pyjamas the perfect streetwear.
We talked to Dorothea Höhn Hieronimi, the designer behind the loungewear label biscuits.
IRMA: Do you prefer one-piece nightwear or pyjamas at night?
Dorothea Höhn Hieronimi: In summertime, I love wearing a light, soft nightshirt, but in winter I definitely prefer wearing warm and cosy pyjamas.
IRMA: What are your favorite materials in your nightwear collection for biscuits?
D.H.H.: I like working with micro modal, silk and light sweat fabrics, always in combination with a bit of stretch which gives a cosy wearing comfort.
IRMA: When traveling on a plane overnight, which outfit do you suggest?
D.H.H.: Most of the time, I choose a combination from my Sweat Collection. I can perfectly combine it with a huge cashmere scarf (a must-have to survive the air conditioning) and fluffy socks, modest jewelry and a casual bag. Also a hat to cover my tired eyes and messy hair. After landing I quickly retouch my blush, lip gloss and mascara, put my blazer on and then I feel and look ready to arrive at the hotel.
IRMA: Could I take something from your nightwear collection and style it so it can be worn also during the daytime?
D.H.H.: Yes, my pure silk tops and bottoms, my Sweat Collection or my modal shirts are easy to wear with cardigans or blazers and you still feel dressed and sexy. That’s a really important part of my philosophy – relaxed fashion with wearing comfort – always trendy, an easy style with job and kids. When I come home, I wear suitable lounge bottoms, which immediately make me feel relaxed.
IRMA: Where do you look for new ideas?
D.H.H.: On journeys, airports and hotels or while taking time out with my family. But the most important input I do get from conversations with great women with different ideas who help me to create my collections (by incorporating their wishes).
IRMA: How do you like the current trend to wear pyjamas as daytime prêt à porter?
D.H.H.: I love it 100%! A casual chic with a grain of salt. Women who dare are often confident and cool.
IRMA: Your favorite accessories to upgrade this look?
D.H.H.: Less is more…. the look speaks for itself. At day times, a big clutch and loafers or at night high heels – but the most attractive accessory is, and always will be, a friendly smile.
IRMA: Any tips against cold feet?
D.H.H.: To cuddle with my husband or to drink my absolute favorite self-made ginger tea with honey or I treat myself to a lavender oil foot bath.
IRMA: What books are on your night table at the moment?
D.H.H.: I love books with humor and depth. On my night table at the moment is “Die Deutschlehrerin”.