Lingerie of the Week: Dollhouse Bettie Lace Cocoon Robe
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As some of you know, I've been traveling a bit lately for Lingerie Market, the semiannual tradeshow circuit where brands view product and place orders for next season (in this case, Spring/Summer 2015). While the focus of market is on goods for the upcoming season, some brands also bring what's available for this season along as well (those are called "immediates"). While I've seen Dollhouse Bettie's Lace Cocoon Robe on their site for weeks now, it wasn't until I viewed it in person at the last couple of tradeshows, that I realized it was a "have to have it" item.
Items like this tend to be a bit controversial or hit-and-miss when it comes to the general lingerie-buying public. While I see a robe reminiscent of the Ziegfeld Follies (I love those photos by Alfred Cheney Johnston), other people may only see the "impracticality" of yards and yards of sheer, delicate lace. But this isn't meant to be the kind of robe you wear to get warm or cover up after a bath. It's meant to be a glamorous, luxurious indulgence. The kind of robe you'd wear in a boudoir photoshoot, for instance, or, if you're especially stylish, could even wear out and about with your "regular" clothes.
Like the rest of Dollhouse Bettie's in-house line, this robe is ethically produced at their San Francisco headquarters. It's also shockingly inexpensive for what you're getting. I fully expected a price point near or above the $200 range; instead, it's a comparatively reasonable $128. That's not inexpensive enough to buy off the cuff perhaps, but it's certainly well-priced for an affordable splurge or holiday present. And again, it's produced fairly and ethically in the USA. Because of the loose, voluminous construction, this piece is also one size fits all.
What do you think of Dollhouse Bettie's Cocoon Robe? Is this something you would wear? Please share your thoughts!