The feeling of stepping out in pyjamas — or in this case, boudoir-inspired ready-to-wear — is inexplicably rewarding. On a very small level, it's the thrill of subverting sartorial norms, and in an incredibly stylish way at that. Given that the seasons have birthed incarnations of the trend (see the SS16 slip dress), it's about time fall 2016 took boudoir dressing to new heights: One destined for the boardroom and beyond. 

Dating as far back as the 14th century, the allure of velvet's rich texture appealed to the aristocratic, and the fact that it cost more than other textiles to produce, didn't hurt — affording wearers symbols of wealth and status. Fast foward to the 21st century, think of its unique sheen as a muted alternative to sequin-encrusted separates and pieces with gold adornments.

From pyjama-striped blazers to robe-like jumpsuits, pick from fall 2016's luxe offerings to give your ensemble a sartorial power up — one that'll captivate in the bedroom and impress in the boardroom.

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Raquel Allegra tie-dye velvet trench coat

Raquel Allegra tie-dye velvet trench coat

Saint Laurent velvet shirt

Saint Laurent velvet shirt

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini lace-trimmed velvet mini dress

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini lace-trimmed velvet mini dress

Fendi crepe-trimmed velvet jumpsuit

Fendi crepe-trimmed velvet jumpsuit

Valentino wide-leg velvet trousers

Valentino wide-leg velvet trousers

Gucci Horsebit shearling-lined velvet slippers

Gucci Horsebit shearling-lined velvet slippers

Jil Sander velvet square toe slippers 

Jil Sander velvet square toe slippers

Miu Miu crystal embellished leather and velvet mules

Miu Miu crystal embellished leather and velvet mules

Bonus: Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage striped velvet jacket 

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage striped velvet jacket