The name Babydoll comes from an American film “Baby Doll” from 1956.
The film is about an underage young woman who is married to a much older man. However, only on the condition that the “marriage is only carried out” when it is of legal age. On the one hand, the girl “Baby Doll” is still very childlike because she is still sleeping in her cot and sucking her thumb. On the other hand, she can hardly wait to finally live out her eroticism.
At the time, the film was considered very scandalous and far too revealing. However, it was probably precisely because of this that the film sparked viewer interest and even won two Golden Globes and was nominated for an Oscar several times.
In one of the scenes, the young lady wore a wide-cut but tight nightie. And so after the release of the film, this type of women’s negligee became a real trend, which was later changed from nightwear to short women’s dresses.