"“Rosemary found room and spread out her peignoir on the sand.”"


Ester Williams in Peignoir
Public DomainEster Williams in Peignoir

The name peignoir comes from the French verb ‘peigner’ meaning to comb and refers to a long, frequently sheer women’s outer garment. Originally a peignoir would have been worn whilst combing one’s hair, hence the name, but by the late 19th and early 20th centuries it was primarily a boudoir item worn over nightwear or undergarments in the bedroom.

Vintage Fashion Guild Lingerie Resource, Peignoir