Originally Posted by justplaincharlotte
Your post sent me out in search of what a boudoir cap was designed for. For those who are as insatiably curious as I am there's an interesting bit of history behind them here: http://vintagefashionguild.org/linge...e/boudoir-cap/
Thanks for the link, Charlotte. From what I've read, boudoir caps were also worn to bed--to keep women's hairdos from being messed up.
I also saw patterns for "hair receivers," decorated containers in which women collected hair from their brushes and . . . . then what they did with that hair, I don't know! Not sure I WANT to know.
Interesting that the article you linked to says that after women cut their hair short, boudoir caps weren't needed--interesting because almost all the models wearing boudoir caps in the antique pattern books had short
hair. So obviously short hair didn't stop women from wearing these "night caps."