O's creative director, Adam Glassman, tells you what your best friends won't.
Q. It's the season for houseguests and weekend shares. What night garments are okay for hanging out?
A. For appropriate coverage, try knits instead of flimsy tell-all fabrics, pajamas rather than gowns; nothing is chicer than traditional men's pj's—think Brooks Brothers. Clean, cute, and sporty is the idea. Save the sexy, bias-cut charmeuse for more private occasions. And be sure that whatever you choose isn't stretched out: You don't want to look like you've been wearing it since your college dorm days. Another concern might be, "Do I have to wear a bra?" Most women can't wait to take them off when they get home. In mixed company, however, the well-endowed should be discreet; a top with built-in support works well.
Perfect for communal kicking back, a camisole with an underwire bra inside (GapBody) and jersey pajama bottoms (Donna Nadeau).