Or Just Wear an Actual Nightgown
Duskin designer Stephanie Tran collects, slumbers in, and goes out wearing Victorian-style nightgowns. (When I sleep in them, I get up and go in the morning. It frees up so much time.) Here, her tips on how to ready an off-the-rack nightgown for public consumption.
1. Hit the sleepwear section. [Department-store nighties] are so durable, but I like lighter-weight ones, which can be pretty sheer. Make sure to get whatever slip you need for underneath: A silk, nude option always does the trick.
2. Get the length right. I like them to hit just below or above the knee. Use your scissors; I love a raw hem. Or use a skinny leather belt to modernize the silhouette and shorten the dress by an inch or two.
3. Accessorize, but not too much. I usually wear the nightgown with just flat leather sandals during the day. At night, a loose blazer and slightly chunky heels dress it up without being too prissy. Hair up, side-swept into a loose bun is, hands-down, the way to go.