Shorter than a nightdress or a chemise, babydolls are sexy and revealing luxury nightwear and perfect for special occasions. Be sure to include a babydoll in your bridal lingerie set for the honeymoon. Our selection comes in beautiful silks and lace from Aubade and Marjolaine and a range of colours including black, ivory and royal blue. The invention of the babydoll is credited to an American fashion designer who specialised in lingerie. She created the super-short nightdress during World War II when there was a severe shortage of fabric but it was a risqué, controversial 1950s movie, Baby Doll, produced by Elia Kazan and Tennessee Williams, that popularised the mini nightgown and gave it its name.