Vintage style clothes, shoes, underwear, accessories…
Check, check, check and check!
Wait, what about sleepwear?
Oh wait…it’s too expensive and not in my size anyway…never mind.
If that sounds familiar allow me to introduce to you Australian vintage inspired and reproduction sleepwear Queens, Minxy Vixen.
I discovered this brand a couple years ago and ordered myself a couple pieces that I’d originally intended to wear on stage in a pinup pageant. With routine set changes this never happened so my gorgeous 50’s sleepwear sets were hung away for safe keeping.
Well I’ve brought them back out now and seeing them again I’m reminded of why I loved them so much in the first place!
Minxy Vixen offer various 40’s and 50’s sleepwear sets but my favourite for it’s understated glamour and playfulness is the 50’s Replica Nightie and Dressing Gown Set.
Made from a gorgeous light weight sheer tricot, this set includes a matching nightie and dressing gown.
The dressing gown and nightie both feature a scooped neckline trimmed with gorgeous lace that also adds a pretty finishing touch to the short flowing sleeves and the hem of both gown and nightie. The hem itself hits just above knee length on me for a fun, flirty look. The gown fastens with a double row of matching colour ribbon which looks adorable when tied in bows or left undone, depending on your preference.
Each Minxy Vixen piece is lovingly handmade here in Australia, and are available in a range of colours from soft pink and powder blue, to vixen red and black.
I had mine made in this gorgeous lavender purple because I had always planned to wear it with this purple lingerie set from Target, which I think compliments it nicely.
I’m wearing a size large which caters to an Australian size 14-16 which fits me really well, the sleeves of the gown are quite loose, and the nightie is actually sleeveless with wide arm holes for comfort.
The gown and nightie is designed to be a loose, flowy fit so if you’re unsure on the sizing it may be best to contact customer service for size advice.
The Minxy Vixen 50’s Replica Dressing Gown and Nightie retails for $100, is available in 8 gorgeous colours and sizes small (8-10) to XXL (20-24).
If the shorter sleeves aren’t really your thing, there is an equally glamours long sleeve option available.
To create a complete 1950’s lounge wear look, add a pair of the Minxy Vixen Kitten Slippers and be the glamorous dame your childhood self imagined you to be.
Another great thing about having something made to order is the sizing can be tailor made just for you!
Just pop through an email before placing your order to discuss sizing options.
Thank you so much Jill Kerswill Photography for these gorgeous photos!