09th Apr 2020
Channel your inner Ginger Rogers.
Look, if you’re not parading around your home in a silk dressing gown like André Leon Talley, you’re doing this self-isolation thing all wrong.
Like great perfume or the right red lipstick, fashions greatest power lies in its ability to completely alter your confidence, mood and personality. Call it wardrobe therapy, like the concept of the ‘power tie’.
A few years ago, a study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science that had people wear formal business attire and complete a series of experiments found that those who dressed up felt significantly more powerful than their under-dressed peers. I’m willing to bet that if a similar study was done on the silk dressing gown, you’d get the same results. It’s the BDE of the female wardrobe: Big Fashion Energy, as cult as the LBD or the perfect trench.
If you have the money, British luxury nightwear brand Olivia Von Halle (whose fans include Angelina Jolie, Emily Ratajkowski and Kendall Jenner) is the only place to go to find gorgeous printed silk dressing gowns. Every single one makes me audibly gasp. If not, this floral print satin Topshop dressing gown, or the Rosie for Autograph offerings from Marks & Spencer feel just as Old Hollywood.
Shop our edit of luxury silk and silk look dressing gowns below.
Photography by @oliviavonhalle.
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