Lingerie of the Week: Marjolaine Passion Nightgown

Pleasurements.com / Ron de Wildt

I know, I know…last week I said I wasn’t going to do another Lingerie of the Week with black mesh.  But this is totally progress right because black lace is completely unlike black mesh. I mean, they’re not even the same material, right?

Right. I’m so glad we’re on the same page.

There are a few stores I check pretty obsessively for new items. Faire Frou Frou is one. Journelle is another. And Pleasurements is a third. Based in The Netherlands, this boutique was also our top choice for 2013 because of the tremendous range of brands they carry and the fact that they shoot their own photography (I’m a total sucker for brands that do their own catalogs and lookbooks). Like the predictable lingerie junkie that I am, I immediately went to the new section and stumbled upon this dream of a nightgown that’s since rocketed to the top of my lust list.

Though I don’t own a single thing from the brand, I’ve been a tremendous fan of Marjolaine for years now. They remind me of a lower-priced Carine Gilson, though they’re not so much affordable as just somewhat less expensive. One of their chemises from a few seasons back made it into a Lingerie of the Week feature roughly 18 months ago, and I am still kicking myself for not picking up that beautiful piece. Put plainly, I just adore what Marjolaine does with lace. There’s something very classic, yet incredibly decadent about their designs; all that lace is just so lush and sensuous…I love it. And if I ever win the lottery and have a private yacht on the French Riviera, this is the gown I’ll wear on my immaculately polished deck, likely as a swimsuit coverup. While we’re on the subject of extreme lace lust, by the by, can I just say how much I adore these French knickers? I mean really…talk about a brand that pushes all my Lingerie Addict buttons.

The Marjolaine Passion Nightgown is available in sizes S-XXL from Pleasurements and retails for 289 (approximately $396.42 USD). However, I don’t know what that size range works out to in terms of US or UK dress sizes, so I’d definitely get touch with the boutique directly for any clarification, especially since I also don’t know if this gown has any stretch. I would say the corset-laced back, loose sleeves, and high side slits appear to be a very forgiving for a wide range of body shapes and sizes though, so even women outside the technical size range may still be able to wear this gown.

Because I am a glutton, I’ve put all the photos of this lace confection below. I hope you won’t mind. What do you think of it? Do you share my slight (okay, not so slight) obsession?

Pleasurements.com / Ron de Wildt

Pleasurements.com / Ron de Wildt

Pleasurements.com / Ron de Wildt

Pleasurements.com / Ron de Wildt

Pleasurements.com / Ron de Wildt

Pleasurements.com / Ron de Wildt

Cora

Cora

Founder and Chief Editor of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, my little site has become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and it's been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every woman deserves gorgeous underpinnings that help her feel comfortable and confident. Body snark free zone since 2012.

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6 Comments

  1. 04/04/14 at 11:43

    That is absolutely gorgeous! I never really liked anything “girly” like lingerie and lace until just recently. Now every pretty lingerie piece I see I want! :D

  2. Rachel
    04/04/14 at 13:12

    So beautiful. My breath is stuck in my throat.

  3. jessa
    04/04/14 at 15:38

    This feels a bit costume-y to me – between the lace up back, the wide sleeves and the long length, it just reminds of a dress up witch for some reason. For me, there are too many features going on, and the lacing and the sleeves and the sheerness are all competing with each other rather than complimenting, it all just gets too busy for my tastes. With such incredible fabric, too many details ends up gilding the lily. I think I would want something a bit more simple and classic if I was paying this price. The lace is beautiful though, and looks wonderful as french knickers, and the chemise you linked to from an older lingerie of the week is absolutely gorgeous. I guess part of my issue is that as a short slim woman with a full bust and butt, I just can’t carry off something like this, so the beautifully willowy/amazonian amongst us may see it differently.

  4. 05/04/14 at 16:39

    Love the cut and style of this! So gorgeous, and would lovely in a boudoir shoot.

  5. sydnee
    05/04/14 at 16:54

    The sleeves! I’m in love.

  6. Sheryl
    06/04/14 at 17:32

    I also love when retailers photograph products on their own models – it’s great to have some more perspectives than the designer’s lookbook for colour, fit, etc reference, in case nearby retailers do not stock an item. (So often I find they stock a few items in a range, but not the ones I was lusting for!)

    And I love those knickers too. I think I would love this without the slits, I find slits kind of break up a silhouette.

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