I'm so happy that my Mama saves everything. When I visited her recently up in Georgia, I was organizing her closet and found my Prissy Peignoirs from the 60's! I call them "Prissy" because they are very feminine nightclothes made of chiffon...pajamas you can wear when you'll be seen and you want to look your best!
I have such fond memories of these peignoirs. Although my Mama worked outside the home as a Secretary, she was always there for me whenever I was sick. If I stayed home from school, Mama would stay home too and fix me my favorite "I feel puney meal" of Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup, Saltines, and Coke. Mama would tell me to wear my favorite peignoir...just in case a friend dropped by. I clearly remember propping my prissy self up on my white French Provencial bed, wearing these peignoirs and waiting for my friends to come to visit me.
Mama would peek inside my pink bedroom and check on me..."How are you feeling honey?" Until this day, I don't like anyone calling me honey except for my Mama!
This peignoir is a full-length chiffon gown in a champagne color.
The coat has 3/4 length sleeves, lace, and a satin bow.
The gown features lace from the top to the bottom...with another satin bow.
This little mint green peignoir appears kind of boring right? Well, unless you have ever worn a peignoir, you would not know how nice they feel and how they flow...they are so soft and just so feminine!
Of course the sweet gown has lace and little bows down the front.
I liked hot pink way back in the 60's...
Comfy, but sweet.
This yellow peignoir was my very favorite. I always thought it was so cheerful!
I think I'll take a bubble bath later tonight and then wear this one!
Back in the 60's, ladies wore peignoirs during hospital visits...when recuperating and walking down the halls. I remember being hospitalized for a minor surgery and receiving guests while wearing my peignoirs. I think they are much nicer than the "hospital-attire" worn today.
Did y'all know that Southern ladies in the Deep South were buried in their prettiest peignoirs? I like that idea!