My fabulous peignoir finds last week were probably a little too past cocktail hour and certainly not quite right for hard-core 'builder's tea' and laptops! Although I fear some of my more racy friends might beg to differ! Zut alors!
Silk then, would be my next material of choice and Olivia Von Halle has consistently made the transition from bed to work feel easy with loads of her clients just wearing her silk pajamas to the board room. Her long silk kimono-style piece is available for summer both in pink and in blue, and is more dressing gown then peignoir, but I have to say she has another (SHHHHHHH) secret piece of silk launching at LFW for AW2014. It certainly would fit the peignoir bill glamorously and totally.
Of course though, for this dreary weather, something a little heavier is certainly required. Luckily I think I could have just found the piece.
Made totally in the UK, Betty Blues Loungerie is evocative of the '50s and '60s screen sirens but with the practicality of it being 100% fleece. There are two colour-ways available: baby blue for your sleepy blondes and lipstick red for your power brunettes. Is it possible to be both glamorous and warm? Well, yes!
And, at 6:30am I know that one client in Kensington is going to be opening her computer warm and in STYLE!