Elegant In Eggplant

At first glance, this nightgown may be mistaken for being as “simple.” Many elegant things — and people — are often mistaken for simple or even bland and boring in our world of look-at-me-screaming, gawdy things. In terms of lingerie, yards of fabric are often forsaken for skimpy, yet frilly or bold, ribbon-sized wrappings. There are times for those lingerie pieces to be sure, but one shouldn’t overlook such spectacular nightgowns as this vintage Ralph Montenero for Blanche. Here more really is more — if one can take the time to notice all the special details, such as the fitted scalloped bodice which flows into sheer floral lace work. Elegance is in the subtle but significant details; be it lingerie or the people who wear it.

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