Peignoir and Negligee Marketing Opportunity

This might do.

This might do.

There’s a neglected market out there.

I get a lot of hits involving the search terms peignoir and negligee. Even in this economic climate, women (presumably) want frou frou nightwear.

Those poor lost souls wandering the Internet in search of white peignoir lace and negligee blue sleeves must be really desperate if they’re clicking on something called W. Va. Fur and Root to find it.

Having done the desperation thing in search of the Beloved Bathrobe (the post that is confoozling people’s search engine), I’ve spent some time looking for a peignoir. By no means ratcheted up to desperation status, I would like one. Perhaps those lost searchers sense my sympathetic spirit. Or not. I wish they’d leave a comment. Even a where the hell’s the “black negligee halter”? would tickle me.

We could start a club or a petition.

There really is a dearth of over-the-top-Hollywood-in-chiffon nightwear. If I were an obliging blogger, I would post the links to some vintage clothing sites I’ve found where they might have some luck. It’s probably cruel to post this as it’s just going to entice the poor dears all over again.

Maybe an open thread? Women Who Want Peignoirs and the Men Who Love Them. Naw. I can see that getting out of control soon.

Speaking of which, I did have one search – white control panel negligee – that bothered me. My ideal waft-around-the-house-inappropriately-elegant-40s-glam nightwear couldn’t wouldn’t mustn’t involve control anything.

Any entrepreneurs out there take notes. Most of those searching want white, but blue runs a close second. Black shows up now and again. I’m dithering between white and black, but sometimes think a dark red could be the one. No marabou, fringe, smocking, embroidery (unless a very tasteful fleur de lis or similar motif), no ribbon rosebuds and certainly nothing that involves a matching garter belt. One does not wear a garter belt with a peignoir. That’s just gauche. I want the gown in a silk charmeuse and the robe in something transparent and floaty with minimal ruffles. It goes without saying that I want the damn thing long enough. Hell, I want a train on that robe. (No ermine.)

11 thoughts on “Peignoir and Negligee Marketing Opportunity

  1. You should have what you want. . . then post pictures.
    Really, there is nothing sexier than a long black or white peignoir gown. It makes most every woman look exceptional.
    Not bragging, but I do know my lingerie. . . er, women’s lingerie. . . uh, not for me but for the women who have been in my life.
    OK, so I’ve got a thing for women in lingerie. The thought of it makes me goofy and reading a blog about . . .
    BTW: One of my former conquests. . . I mean, girl friends, used to flit around in a long black sheer peignoir with matching garter belt and stockings underneath.
    Of course, she was just trying to get on my good side.

  2. Now Sagacious, I answered you over in the Kenny Loggins section and, really, I’m completely at a loss as to what to say here though I’m tempted to quip, “You have a good side?” – but I don’t know you that well. –C (now I’m gonna have the Kenny Loggins people showing up which leads me to mention the negligee searches have accelerated and now I’m getting folks looking for out and out pOHNOrn.)

  3. Lol, then you would love the piece I found in my local Goodwill during freshmen year. It’s white, sheer, the fabric is soft and double layered, and the only “fruff” is the collar and sleeves that I’ve used to have it double as a sheer cape. XD It also trails on the ground (probably more because I’m 5’1″, but eh) and is quite flowy. I don’t wear it often because I tend to trip on it going up and down stairs in my dorm building, but it is a treasured piece in my slowly growing wardrobe of vintage clothes.

    (Also, I feel I should apologize for commenting on this almost a year after you wrote it, but I found your site in an attempt to get a definition for “peignoir,” which kept popping up as I was trying to date my dark blue Ogla Body Silk nightgown, also bought at the same Goodwill. ^^; )

    • No apology needed! I’m glad I made you laugh, Serenity. Besides, we have something in common. I also have a sheer white peignor I found in a Goodwill. I think it was 50 cents. My two peignoir posts get more hits than any other post I’ve written. That makes me laugh.

  4. I know I’ve read this before, but something must have been added for me to suddenly gasp in horror. All these comments must mean that Fredrick’s of Hollywood must have gone…um,,,tits up!

      • Of course they are over the top sleaze, that was their stock in trade. But they did offer lots of sheer peignoirs with buxom babes busting out of them. Where the hell did they advertise that I would have seen their ads? Hairy chested men’s magazines, obviously, but I can’t imagine I was ever hard-up enough for reading material, that I curled up with one of them on a cold winter’s eve. ‘Tis a puzzlement.

        I will watch my local thrift stores for you classic peignoir.

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