HOW TO WEAR YOUR DRESSING GOWN IN THE STREET

Vintage silk Chinese robe from Rozelle Markets

Vintage silk Chinese robe from Rozelle Markets

Dressing gown dressing is the obvious progression of pyjama dressing. Just ask Christopher Bailey, who for AW'16 sent his female models down the Burberry runway in gentlemanly silk robes belted over tulle dresses and slinky PJ separates.

Burberry Pyjama dressing AW16

Burberry Pyjama dressing AW16

Burberry runway AW16

Meanwhile Gucci's love affair with Chinoisierie continues. Designer Alessandro Michele loves a dressing gown worn as a coat or dress. It's the decadence I think, that he must find so attractive; the message it sends that you have no pressing commitments, let alone anything so tedious as a work meeting. 

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Gucci dressing gown chic from Spring '16

Gucci dressing gown chic from Spring '16

How to wear a dressing gown as a coat

Vintage rummagers rejoice! Look out for quilted or paisley designs. Leave the candlewick behind. Chinese robes are very common flea market finds. I picked up this gorgeous one at Rozelle in Sydney from a $5 sale rail. Crazy, huh? And it's pure silk. And it's red. Obviously it was coming home to join my collection. The simplest way to wear it is over a plane white T-shirt and blue jeans. I guarantee no one is going to point and stare and shout "WHO FORGOT TO GET DRESSED THIS MORNING?"

Dressing gown dressing par excellence - by Milanese brand For Restless Sleepers

Dressing gown dressing par excellence - by Milanese brand For Restless Sleepers