A baby doll dress is a short nightgown which is generally worn as a nightwear. It is often adorned with bows, lace and ruffles, staying true to its name. It gained popularity during 1956 when the movie ‘ Baby Doll’ starring Carroll Baker hit the big screen. She wore childlike costumes in the movie and created a revolution by introducing a new form of dress. In due course the style evolved from a night dress to high street fashion where women of all shapes started experimenting the trend.
The style skims gracefully on the body emphasizing your best assets like a great pair of legs. They do not have a defined hip line or waist line. They just flow below the chest to create a free silhouette.
Baby doll dresses come in different fabrics like chiffon, satin, georgette etc. Certain styles are intended for day wear. They come in various styles, patterns, colors and designs. These dresses are also worn as lingerie or negligee in fabrics such as fishnet or mesh.
However, if the cut is not perfect on your body it can look horrendously frumpy. It is usually three to six inches above the knee. Nevertheless, too short is too tarty – leave it for the teens and twenties. If you are above thirty never opt for a short hemline. Women with fuller thighs can team it with leggings, tights or skinny jeans. Opt for a pointed -toe shoe as they enhance the line of the leg making you appear taller and slimmer.