Can You Go Out In Your Dressing Gown?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

All the way back at the end of November Idiosyncratic Style wrote a post called Fashion Dare: Pajama Possibilities. I included it in my Links à la Mode round up that week and I also though “hmmm”

Hanging on the back of my bedroom door for about 3 years has been a beautiful printed satin kimono wrap. I rarely wear it, because it’s all slinky and pretty and most times when I want a robe I want fluffy and cosy.

But what if I belted it in?

Could my dressing gown pass for a dress?


I’m still not sure. Maybe it’s because I KNOW it’s actually a robe? I love the length and the dramatic sleeves but I still might just feel like I’m going out in my dressing gown.

What do you think? Should it make it’s way into my Christmas Party wardrobe or go back on the hook on the back of my bedroom door?


15 Responses
  • Fasshonaburu
    December 8, 2009

    Bella! I would never take it off!
    .-= Fasshonaburu´s last blog ..Sequin Tee =-.

  • Previously Owned
    December 8, 2009

    looks like a dress!! haha I actually though it was, when I first saw the pic without reading the title.

  • Previously Owned
    December 8, 2009

    Im not sure if comment went through, but just in case “looks like a dress!! haha I actually though it was, when I first saw the pic without reading the title.”
    .-= Previously Owned´s last blog ..Endless Inspiration: Black & Silent (a fashion spread by Steven Meisel) =-.

  • Kristen
    December 8, 2009

    you completely pull it off… maybe because you know it’s a robe it feels silly, but i think it can definitly work outside the house. It is always awesome to see people being brave with fashion, has great results!

  • Laura Connell
    December 8, 2009

    It SO can pass for a dress. I would use a flashy gold belt, though.
    .-= Laura Connell´s last blog ..Make the Season Special =-.

  • jennine
    December 8, 2009

    well it’s a gorgeous robe! i would have never guessed!

    personally, i would look like a bag lady if i went out in my dressing gown.
    .-= jennine´s last blog ..Holiday Film Guide =-.

  • Michelle
    December 8, 2009

    That can definitely pass for a dress! How gorgeous & glamorous.
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Marvelous Monday! =-.

  • Markieboyuk
    December 9, 2009

    Looks fab my dear, you can certainly carry it off! Mx

  • eyeliah
    December 9, 2009

    yeah why not? though i think it is more suited for summer and pretty sandlas….
    .-= eyeliah´s last blog ..Inspiration, Studded Guys and Cozy Guys =-.

  • Retro Chick
    December 9, 2009

    General consensus is yes then?!

    Laura – I tried a few different belts, but because the robe is so printed anything too flashy competed with it too much and a wider belt made it look more structured

    Eyeliah – Yes, I think it would work with barelegs and pretty sandals in the summer, but I thought because there was black in the print I quite liked it with opaques as well.
    .-= Retro Chick´s last blog ..Can You Go Out In Your Dressing Gown? =-.

  • Emily
    December 9, 2009

    Wear it out – it’s fantastic. I was wondering if I was the only one who thought it was acceptable to wear pretty robes like this outside the house!

  • Chic 'n Cheap Living
    December 9, 2009

    Um I’d totally comment on how cool your dress was if I saw you at a party. It’s also all about the accessories and you used some pretty darn cute ones!
    .-= Chic ‘n Cheap Living´s last blog ..Tropical daydreams…Manila and a flora sanctuary at home =-.

  • reckless daughter
    December 11, 2009

    um…YES! that is beautiful!!!

  • Peldyn
    December 13, 2009

    That is such a gorgeous robe! I would layer it with other pieces like a skirt and maybe a cami. For the office a blouse perhaps and a vest over it THEN belt it?
    .-= Peldyn´s last blog ..Friday Finds Dec. 11th =-.

  • Tayler
    January 2, 2010

    Love it I think its beautfiul, maybe a thinner belt and a scarf? anyways it looks like a dress! 🙂
    .-= Tayler´s last blog ..Imma Do What I do, So do You hey hey =-.