While all of you brave and beautiful ladies are basking in your swimsuits by the pool this summer, you’ll find me in the shade, likely nowhere near the pool, but still embracing a beachy trend straight out of the Twenties and Thirties: Beach Pajamas.
This loungewear got its start as bedroom attire. Before long, it was being seen on beaches around the world. In the 1970s, the fad returned in the form of palazzo pants. The category of Resort Wear got its start in the transitional style idea behind beach pajamas.
My outfit from Anthropologie would fit right in with the ladies roaming the beaches in the Thirties. Today, I could wear this to the beach as a swimsuit coverup, but as I mentioned above, I’m not really a beach person. Still, I like this easy breezy look. I don’t just have to limit it to a resort or beach. I can wear this all over Seattle when the temperatures hit over 90°F/32°C.
Some places in Seattle where I can wear this:
Shopping at Pike Place Market:
Listening to great music at Seattle’s Out to Lunch concerts:
Enjoying dinner alfresco at Oddfellows Cafe:
If I had friends in town, I’d take them on an Argosy Harbor Cruise wearing this dress.
I could also just sway back and forth in this dress. The movement has sort of an hypnotic feel to it.
You’re getting very sleepy….
Can you tell yet that this jumpsuit is super comfy? Let me show you just how roomy this puppy is:
For those of us with small assets up top, there’s a built-in shelf bra. If you prefer some extra support, there are bra strap clips sewn into the shoulders straps.
The back of the jumpsuit dips low and has an elastic band about mid-back. A ribbon that criss-crosses on the front ties in the back. The shoulder straps are adjustable with two buttons on each strap that make the armholes longer or shorter, depending on preference and fit.
My shoes are thrifted Eileen Fisher. (Similar styles are available at Sundance Catalog.) The hat is from a couple of years ago. I bought it at Goorin Bros. right in Pike Place Market here in Seattle. (Here’s a similar version from Nordstrom–and it’s on sale!) And the sunglasses are Kate Spade.
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