Day Dreams

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(L) The stuff of dreams—posy-printed makeup coat, tap pants are of pure silk mousseline with cob-webby lace borders and inserts. Shu-ba by Holly Lueders. (R) Barest essentials—front-closure bra's a curve-cuddler in lustrous nylon tricot with liberal dollops of ecru lace, stretch beading shoulder straps; bikini panty has sheer side panels. By Kayser.

With the current vogue for more simple lingerie styles and the rebirth of interest in Calvin Klein underwear, I find myself yearning for lacy and very girly underthings. Debra Jo Fondren (Playboy's Playmate of the Year in 1978) stars in this saucy editorial from Cosmopolitan. All of these pieces would be just as wearable today—whether under your clothes or for lounging.

Debra Jo Fondren photographed by J. Frederick Smith for Cosmopolitan, March 1980.

Girls like you don't confine your dream-looks to the bedroom! Alluringly feminine or downright minxy, your pretties go out every day under all your work and play clothes. Ever see a dream walking? Look closer—she could be you!


(L) Educated elegance of Robert Metzger's posh interior is glamorous background for sexy day-wear duo even nice girls hanker for! Boned bustier minimizes the midriff, lets nature take over above and below. By Glydons. (R) Oh-la-la teddy's the kind of underpinning you don't even feel, goes to bed as smartly as it snuggles under street-wraps. Of whisper-weight cotton lawn, bosom and high-thigh leggery nestle in dyed-to-match lace. By Emilio Pucci for Formfit.


Some A.M.'s you just linger forever—especially when you're wearing abbreviated makeup coat and tap pants of cotton polyblend drenched in lace romantic as a valentine! Fernando Sanchez coat, panty. / Minty camisole's, inset, trimmed in swrls of lace with a little row of buttons at center front; half slip's side-slit, slender in matching Antron III Ravissant. By Vanity Fair.  / Mirrored and moody bedroom settong by Robert Metzger Interiors highlights shadow play of blueberry bra-bikini combo. By Maidenform: "Sweet Talk" bra, bikini. / Primavera-patterned teddy's worthy of a frisky wood nymph! Pure silk mousseline charmer's bordered in fragile lace at bodice, sassy high-cut legline. By Holly Lueders for Shu-ba.


Daffodil-hammered satin makes bias-cut camisole, its plunging neckline accentuated by drifts of delicate lace; matching petticoat has deep center slit. By Christian Dior. / Darkly etched flower motif plays over net surface of teasingest teddy that might be right out of an old movie. By Sami. / Asymmetric lace is used in combination with gleamy Antron III tricot for a teddy yummy as grape soda pop. By Glydons.

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