The babydoll has historically been synonymous with female liberation, from nightwear and lingerie to punk performance and couture. They signified the emancipation from corsetry and strictures of hemline etiquette. Its appearance at the turn of the 20th century was in stark contrast to the idealised body standards of the time. The popularity of the style gained traction with the 1956 cinematic release of Babydoll starring Tennessee Williams' where the Babydoll officially became widely associated with a political and sexual freedom, as well as a physical one.
"I've dreamt of a liberated woman who will no longer be swathed in fabric, armour-plated. All my lines are styles for quick and fluid movement. My dresses are real dresses, ultra-light, free of padding and corseting, garments that will float on a body delivered from bondage." - Hubert de Givenchy
Babydolls are the perfect way to add a layer of comfortably sensuality to your lingerie. We offer both loose and tight-fitting styles with open cup or padding to layer over lingerie or wear solo. They'll keep your feeling comfortable enough to sleep in, but sexy enough to not want to sleep!