What are you wearing to bed? Pajamas? T-shirts too big? Nothing? Lately, it seems that every woman I know has talked about nightgowns …
“I’m thrilled with this theme,” laughed my friend Lucy P. They’re more romantic than other sleepwear. And if you need to go out for a newspaper, they pass like a dress. What can’t a nightgown do? “
I haven’t worn it since third grade, but Cup Jo readers claim that nightgowns are the most comfortable. For example, Lauren struggled with pajama sets: “I nurtured the savagely impractical aesthetics of a men’s smoking dress that I thought of as what is worn to solve train murders.” But the clothes that really worked? “It turns out that the only thing I can sleep in are those plaid belt knitted nightgowns with spaghetti J.Crew stopped selling around 2000 (J.CREW PLEASE RETURN THEM). ”
As for go-to brands these days? I keep hearing the name Eileen West. “Their nightgowns are magnificent,” says a reader named Claire. “Many years ago, I wandered into a department store with a gift card from my mother. I couldn’t find anything I liked, so I took Eileen West’s cotton nightgown from the sales stand, wondering if I would ever wear it. Turns out I was wearing it constantly. Cotton fabric, light as a cloud, and beautiful. Grandma scum! Nightgowns to win! ”
Here are nine lovely versions:
Do you ever wear nightgowns? I’m curious to try one. A few months ago I accidentally ordered this instead of my usual pajamas and I adore it. (Alex too!)
PS More what should or should not, i holster for men’s pajamas.
(Photo above by the author Doen.)