For a while there, back in the Unisex Decade, it looked like we’d lost lingerie. A woman’s sleepwear was reduced to a collection of oversized T-shirts, occasionally supplemented by an old pair of her husband’s or boyfriend’s flannel pajamas if the night got cold. Or, as often as not, she wore nothing at all. Bare was beautiful. Except for Frederick’s of Hollywood, lingerie was relegated to deep corners of department stores somewhere behind the sheets and towels.

But, of course, no fashion disappears forever. As the Eighties dawn, lingerie is rising from its social slumber to put some style back in the bedroom. T-shirts were fun and naked was nice, but let’s face it – the sexy luxuriance of a delicate negligee does a lot more for the soul. On the following pages are a few suggestions for putting some style into your sleep, some soft and silky ideas for dressing up your life between the sheets.

A) A Great Connection: The trend is definitely back to lace and frills, as in this two-piece lingerie outfit by Fernando Sanchez (from Marie Leavell). Black satin mules also from Marie Leavell. (Weiman chair from J. Riley Smith; Trinity acrylics keystone pedestal from Ginger Miceli Associates; Safari dracaena palm from Edmund Kirk Associates; chrome telephone from Con-tempo Decor.)

B) Picture Perfect: Even when you’re just lounging around, you can look great in new designs like this Fernando Sanchez cap sleeve jacket and cotton moiré pants (from Marie Leavell) and Charles Jourdan shoes (same). (Whitney Backlar croissant chaise, Ginger Miceli Associates; stage lights, Lights Fantastic; SX 70 Sonar camera, The Camera Shop.)

C) Panties to Please: Treat yourself to sheer comfort in this 100 percent silk camisole and panty outfit from Neiman-Marcus. (Bubble lamp from Martin and Wright; chrome base from Contempo Decor; Bang and Olufsen headphones from Hillcrest Hi-Fi.)

D) Teddy Bare: Today’s lingerie is often just as elegant as what you put over it – like this black teddy from the Gazebo. (Chrome arc lamp from Contempo Decor; chaise lounge from Edmund Kirk Associates.)


The Camera Shop 3116 W. 6th St., Fort Worth, (817) 332-7481.

Contempo Decor 15340 Dallas Parkway, Suite 2108,239-0111.

Edmund Kirk Associates 1444 Oak Lawn, 744-0696.

The Gazebo 4924 Cole Ave., 522-1380.

Ginger Miceli Associates 545 Oak Lawn Plaza, 745-1970.

Hillcrest Hi-Fi 6309 Hillcrest Ave., 528-0575; 5551 W. Lovers Ln., 352-9757.

Lights Fantastic 13388 Preston Rd., 233-1531; 4645 Greenville, 369-1101; 1012 McKinney, 742-3736; 2050 Alma Rd., 783-0110.

Marie Leavell Inc. 147 Inwood Village, 357-6441.

Martin & Wright 1444 Oak Lawn, 742-5801.

Neiman-Marcus 1618 Main St., 741-6911; 5285 Belt Line Rd., 233-1100; 400 NorthPark Center, 363-8311.

J. Riley Smith 1621 Dragon, 742-8600.


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