We don’t need to remind you of how obsessed we are with the K-drama, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, starring Seo Ye Ji and all her fabulous designer outfits as Ko Mun-yeong. She’s practically blown us away with her sartorial choices in every single episode.
We’ve already delved into her jewelry, watches, and other notable outfits, but if there’s one constant OOTD she’s always slaying, it has to be her nightgowns. Naturally, they aren’t your run-of-the-mill department store finds. As the super extra fashionista that she is, Mun-yeong’s pambahay comes from big-ticket designer brands. Honestly, we never thought nightgowns could look this cool, but Seo Ye Ji is convincing us otherwise. To prove just how chic they could be, we’ve rounded up all her dreamy sleepwear outfits so far. “White lady” but make it fashion!
1. This ruffled confection from Fendi
In Episode 14, Ko Mun-yeong flaunted an off-white midi-length nightgown, its tiers trimmed with ruffles. The piece is actually a design from Fendi’s Pre-Fall 2020 collection, an embodiment of the Italian brand’s “younger, softer” persona. It’s exactly this playful take on “grandmother’s nightgown” that makes this look chic and not outdated. Of course, Mun-yeong was fully aware of that.
2. This voluminous pastel blue Cecilie Bahnsen number
Phoebe Dress, €890 (around P51,690.31), CECILIE BAHNSEN, ceciliebahnsen.com
Danish designer Cecilie Bahsen is known for her sweet frocks and babydoll dresses, so it was only inevitable for Mun Yeong to don one of these looks in the show. Of course, Mun Yeong didn’t just go for any other puff sleeved number—she went for her signature dramatic ovoid shape, made softer in a pastel blue hue. This outfit could totally work outside the home, too—just imagine it with white stockings and vintage Mary Jane heels. Ugh, adorbs!
3. This dreamy MINJUKIM dress
In case you missed it, Mun-yeong is obsessed with South Korean designer Minju Kim, the winner of Netflix’s Next in Fashion. But among all the MINJUKIM pieces she wore in the show, perhaps the most memorable was this gauzy sheer gown in the faintest pink color. It’s what our nightgown dreams are made of, honestly. ‘Cuz if you’re going for that whole “airy as a fairy” vibe, might as well look chic, right? Mun-yeong totally nailed it.
4. This romantic Isabel Marant frock
Justine Dress, $336 (around P16,495), ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE, isabelmarant.com
The epitome of French insouciance, Isabel Marant puts a feminine flair to her edgy designs through the Isabel Marant Étoile collection. It boasts of everything from oversized shirtdresses to fresh prairie dresses like the ivory-colored one Mun-yeong sported in Episode 6. What we love about it is its figure-flattering design: The ruching creates a vertical striped pattern for an elongating effect. Plus, the subtle ruffles and timeless lace trims make it wearable even long after the prairie trend fades away.
5. This fun, printed Fendi dress
Multicolor mesh dress, $3290 (around P162,330), FENDI, fendi.com
Mun-yeong’s everyday style is inherently bold and daring, often playing with oversized shapes and striking colors. And so, it was only a matter of time for this to reflect in her penchant for nightgowns, too. In Episode 9, Mun Yeong turned this twill-and-organza Fendi midi dress into a pambahay staple, and amped up the coziness with a chunky cardigan (also from Fendi). It’s a look she pulled off directly from the runway, and quite amazingly at that.
6. This beribboned Lee Matthews dress
Pleated oversized shift dress, $522 (around P25,622), LEE MATTHEWS, farfetch.com
Sometimes, Mun-yeong can’t help but let her struggling soul speak through fashion, resulting in all-black ensembles. They’re moody, sure, but incredibly sophisticated—black is always a safe fashion choice. It appears, however, that this can totally work at home as well. In Episode 7, she donned another nightgown in her signature ovoid shape from Aussie fashion designer Lee Matthews. Now we want to wear puff sleeves at home, too!