Nightdresses: sleep, not slip

We love the after dark implications of the slip dress, but there's still room for a bedroom-only womanly night dress.


Sheer luxe...

As glamorous as you can get without shelling out for real silk, this Topshop nightdress is delicate, soft and thin. You can get an entirely black version, but we like the contrast between the rust skirt and black eyelash-lace upper. Lace slip dress, £38, Topshop


Night garden

So close to this season's embroidered and embellished trend that you'll almost want to wear it out. However, it is completely see through, so maybe pass on that one. We love how the floral print glows against the black background. Freya Paradise Chemise, £38, House of Fraser


Cross me

In a calm palette of charcoal and black, this satin slip is subtly sexy. It's also worth clicking through to look at the cross-strap detail on the back. M&S, they always come through. Satin lace trim chemise, £29.50, Marks and Spencer


Black pearl

Italian brand La Perla are the go-to for luxury lingerie. This black night dress is one of their more simple offerings, but it's still wonderfully soft, made from a mix of light cotton and silk-blend muslin. La Perla Jazz Time cami, £150, Matches


Feeling blue

A deep petrol blue combined with black lace makes this something slightly different. This is a lightweight slip with, crucially, adjustable shoulder straps. We all need an adjustable shoulder strap. Fanstasie silk panel slip dress, £52, Harrods

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