In Bloom by Jonquil Review

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Inspired by her silent movie actress Great-Aunt and fashion illustrator Grandmother, Diane Samandi began sewing patchwork bikinis in the front window of her San Francisco Victorian in the late 1970's. Diane had always loved old Hollywood glamour and vintage design and with those elements in mind, bikinis soon became dresses, and dresses became exquisite lingerie.

In 1980, Diane founded Jonquil, a romantic lingerie line well known for its lavish laces and intricate detail. A favorite with brides, Jonquil has enjoyed thirty years of success, and is one of the most sought after lines in the lingerie world. You can find her bridal lingerie, loungewear, sleepwear, and nightgowns at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, the finest specialty boutiques worldwide, and her web-site .

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I love to lounge in comfortable yet fashionable clothing when I'm at home, so I chose two maxi gowns, the In Bloom by Jonquil Butterflies are Free (Regularly: $68 On Sale: $44.90) and Josianne (Regularly: $68 On Sale: $45). They can either be worn to bed or as a lounge wear. I like that both gowns are lightweight, breathable, luxuriously soft, and sexy without pushing the envelope, making it the perfect loungewear since I never know who will drop by when I'm lounging around. Also, it's usually hard for me to wear long dresses or gowns because of my height. However, the long length is perfect for my petite height.

The Butterflies are Free Maxi Gown is far by my favorite because of my love for butterflies. The ruffle straps and detail under bust adds a playful touch of femininity. The Josianne Maxi Gown features a lace inset at the bust, which makes it effortlessly elegant. It also has a surplus bra with tucking details.

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