The babydoll - what's more perfect to sleep in, on a hot summer's night?
Some styles seem more like fancy date-night lingerie, but most babydolls are perfect for sleeping in every night - as long as you don't go for the super-skimpy options.
No matter which style you choose, these babydolls will all feel so light and silky against your skin, you're sure to sleep like a baby.
Pretty in Peachy Pink: This is the Dream Angels' Sheer Babydoll by Victoria's Secret (Buy Direct). It has a low scoop neck, elastic under the bustline, and pretty cream-colored lace trim.
It's such a sweet retro style, perfect to wear as you dose off to dreamland. It also comes in a more vibrant red.
The Bonus: It's just the right length - long enough to be comfortable, but short enough to be a very sexy little babydoll.
Go Green, Girl: This is Betsey Johnson's Two-Tone Babydoll and Thong Set, at Nordstrom (Buy Direct). It's a flirty little style that is made from semi-sheer nylon. It has lace at the top, a ruffle at the bottom, and the cutest little hot pink bows.
The top of this babydoll is a bra style, with a lace back band, and soft nylon cups that will offer a little support. It also has adjustable straps, which are always a great feature.
The Bonus: The back of this nightie has a sexy surprise - a low V-shaped cut-out. And, it comes with a matching thong.
If you're not a nature girl who's into 'lily pad green,' this babydoll also comes in purple.
Ruffles & Lace: This pretty babydoll, with tiers of ruffles and lace, is called the 'Mia' Tiered Babydoll Plus' by Frederick's of Hollywood (Buy Direct). It's available in hard-to-find plus sizes - and, it'll look extremely flattering on all body types.
The Bonus: Since it's a halter style that ties at the neck, it will offer a little extra support for which is perfect if you're curvy.
In case this shade of coral (which, by the way, is very flattering on darker skin tones) makes you cringe, this babydoll is also available in black.
Pink Roses & Polka Dots: This is Jonquil's 'Roses' Babydoll & G-String, at Nordstrom (Buy Direct).
This nightie's polka dot pattern and black accents make the hot pink rose print look modern, and young.
The Bonus: The top of this babydoll features a comfortable, built-in bra. It has adjustable straps, and will provide lots of support.
Fancy and Comfortable: This is the Parfait by Affinitas' Alexis Babydoll (Buy Direct). It has a built-in bra on top, which is perfect for curvy women who want extra support.
The sides and back of the bra are made from stretch satin, which is soft and comfortable. And, I love the pretty lace overlay on the bra cups.
The Bonus: The bra's center panel glistens - it's adorned with 3 faux crystal drops, and a shiny bow.
Sheer & Pleated: This is Linea's 'Donatella' Pleated Babydoll Chemise, available at Macy's (Buy Direct). And it reminds me of a just-washed white sheet...so fresh and clean.
The Bonus: The fabric slightly gathers just under the bustline, which adds the pleated feature. This also makes this nightie a little more free-flowing and flattering. It also comes with a matching thong.
A Perfect Combination: This is the Hannah Push-Up Babydoll by Affinitas (Buy Direct). This nightie is such a pretty shade of pink, with a floral print - and just what you need to lounge in, on a summer night.
The Bonus: Having a built-in, figure-flattering push-up bra in a babydoll is awesome - especially if you wear a small cup size.
And if you like the pretty floral print, check out the balconet style Hannah Bra - minus the babydoll part.
Pretty Purple & Black Lace: This is Jonquil's In Bloom Satin & Lace Thong Set, at Nordstrom (Buy Direct). This nightie is made from polyester satin, but you'll love it's silky feel.
The built-in soft bra cups will offer a little support, and they are covered with a pretty black lace overlay. It also has adjustable straps, for a better fit.
The Bonus: I love this babydoll's low-cut back. When summer heats up, I always feel that the less fabric you wear to bed, the better you'll sleep.
If purple isn't for you, check it out in hot pink, sky blue or ivory.
A Glamorous Set: Did you ever want a fancy peignoir - a sheer, short floaty wrap that matches your skimpy nighty? Here's your chance to try one - this is the Shirley of Hollywood 3-Piece Peignoir Set (Buy Direct).
The fancy, sheer wrap is open in the front, with three-quarter sleeves that are trimmed with lace and bows. But, you're only in luck if you're curvy - this set is only available in Plus sizes.
The Bonus: This babydoll has a built-in lace bra, with elastic straps for holding power. The skirt is opaque, and very flattering with vertical pleats that are gathered at the bustline and flare out, away from the body.
This set also comes with a matching G-string, and it's available in black or white - in case you're not that into pink.
Lace & Leopard Spots: This is the 'Sexy Little Things' Lacie Halter Babydoll by Victoria's Secret (Buy Direct). It's a little daring - but when the temperatures climb, you'll appreciate the high-cut slit.
The Bonus: The top part is a soft, stretchy low-cut bralette style - and just as comfy. It's also supportive, because it has a halter neckline.
And if you're not in the mood to wear a sexy leopard print, this nightie is available in light blue, rose pink, white, or all black.