Fashion Friday : The Babydoll

The nightgown, or nightie as we call it in England, is a garment mostly worn by women to sleep in, but can also be classified as lingerie and used to spice up a boring relationship in the bedroom. It can be full length, or knee length, but of course, the type that men are more likely to respond to is the hip length type, also known as the babydoll.

What I also like about this type of garment is that it’s usually made from see-through sheer fabric, which adds to the allure.

Of course in Shanghai, nighties are also perfect for popping out to buy some bread at the nearby department store! I actually spotted this young lady buying bread at a very upmarket department store, The Landmark, on Nanjing Road East and couldn’t believe my luck eyes. She was dressed as though she was at home in her bedroom having just come out of the shower.

Happy Olympic Friday everyone!

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16 Responses to Fashion Friday : The Babydoll

  1. Rich says:

    I’ll be the first to admit I dont know much about photography, but I do think you should have used a brighter, more powerful flash on that last pic ;) Would have made the pic even more interesting :D

  2. wancestyle says:

    That’s a classic! Unfortunately, I haven’t seen many Chinese ladies wearing nice nightgowns when going shopping. Most of the times they look old and out of fashion. Maybe they carefully keep their fancy nighties for their husbands. But I doubt it :)

  3. Swiss James says:

    I definitely don’t have a thing for nighties, ask anyone (not Emma).

    You’d think that this kind of underwer-outside would be dying out now wouldn’t you? Instead I seem to see it more this year than last.

  4. Woaizhongguo says:

    Rich – I hear you brother, but all I had was the IXUS with a flash the size of my little fingernail.

    Wancestyle – Nonsense, why keep the good stuff for their husbands! I think you’ll find they keep their fancy nighties for WoAi!

    James – Yes the lines between underwear and outerwear are being blurred. There are of course babydoll dresses that are supposed to be worn outside, but the fabric is usually less see-through and pants of some kind need to be worn under them, since they only come down to the hip.

    I blame Superman for starting this silly underwear outside trend.

  5. Swiss James says:

    when I went to dingle’s new apartment the other day there were a couple of builders walking around the place just in their Y-fronts.

    You can’t really blame superman for that.

  6. you know, it wasn’t nice for you to post those two very nice photos and then BAM! hit me with the last one! ack! my eyes!

  7. and those shoes!

    *something fit for swiss james’ shoe tuesday.

  8. Woaizhongguo says:

    Angie – I’m glad you enjoyed the first two pictures as much as I did and apologise for the 3rd. I am not sure of the right word, but obviously that was a very deliberate technique to maximise the impact. I only regret not snapping the photo while she was at the counter of the very posh department store buying her bread. It would have been priceless.

    James is welcome to take those shoes, but I suspect the photographic quality is beneath his high standards.

  9. D says:

    i have too many — but never enough — of those :)

    oh i dont mean the women i meant the nightie itself

  10. D says:

    rich i think the subject might be too far away for flash. but again i dont think she will mind the attention of flashing:)

  11. Woaizhongguo says:

    D – Please do send me a photo of you and your nightie, I’m sure the readers would love to see that!

  12. D says:

    ahhh its for private viewing only :p

  13. Woaizhongguo says:

    D – Send it by email. I won’t publish it, promise.

  14. Woaizhongguo says:

    Don’t worry Angie, I’ll forward it to you for your viewing pleasure.

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