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PRE-WEDDING
WARDROBE 

The dress is already spoken for. Here, our picks for the best robes and pajamas to don while hitting the hair and makeup chair.

Written By CHRISTINE WHITNEY

Market By CYNTHIA COOK SMITH

JACQUELINE and John F. KENNEDY / PHOTOGRAPHED BY LISA LARSEN / THE LIFE PICTURE COLLECTION / GETTY IMAGES

We all know what Cindy Crawford wore on her wedding day. We know what Jackie wore, and Bianca Jagger, and even Duchess Kate. But what they slipped into during the critical moments before their vows—that is, in the makeup chair—we can only imagine. (We do know, however, that it must have been as carefully planned and perfectly on point as Cindy’s bridal beach waves.) 

Below, a selection of Violet-approved loungewear and robes worthy of even the most illustrious wedding beauty icon, curated expressly for you. 

PRE-WEDDING
WARDROBE

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Pair this silky number with a marabou or bejeweled slipper for maximum vintage Hollywood appeal. Should you fancy a matching set, look into the designers’ coordinated shorts and camisoles as well. 

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Embrace your bridal status and wear white as often as possible, while steering your entourage toward supporting colors. 

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SIGNATURE KIMONO ROBE

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The charm of coordinated pajama sets is not to be underestimated. Channel your inner Audrey and wear this pink striped top (and matching bottoms) while balancing your terrier, a glass of rosé, and your updo. 

POPLIN 

SITWELL STRIPE TAILORED SILK SHIRT

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Eschew the white terrycloth robe from your on-set days in favor of an elegant kimono-style rendition. 

OLIVIA VON HALLE

QUEENIE LUNA FULL-LENGTH SILK KIMONO

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Take care of the blue mandate early with this Sleepy Jones top (matching pants are available too!).

SLEEPY JONES

MARINA PAJAMA SHIRT 

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You can’t ever go wrong with a classic spa robe, and this one from Swiss brand Hanro monograms so nicely. 

HANRO

ROBE SELECTION TERRY-TOWELLING ROBE

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Celebrity stylist Mariel Haenn (Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, et al.) dreamed up the T-back detail for this piece from her lingerie collaboration with TyLynn Nguyen, lending just the right amount of edge to the bridal staple. 

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Stella McCartney’s camisole and short set is sweet and simple—precisely the thing for a raucous hair-and-makeup session before your country club nuptials. 

STELLA MCCARTNEY

MARIE SKIPPING POPLIN CAMISOLE AND PAJAMA SHORTS

LOOKS BY
DESTINATION

Makeup artist Mary Phillips and hairstylist Laini Reeves offer counsel on wedding guest beauty.

WEDDING DAY
BEAUTY RULES

Teddi Cranford and Tiffany Patton of bridal hair and makeup service White Rose Collective offer beauty advice for the home stretch.