The go-to sleepwear style for flowing, feminine comfort Getting a good night’s sleep doesn’t only take a comfortable mattress and the right sheets and bedding. Sleepwear can make a big difference in how you feel from lounge time to bedtime. And if you’re looking for a good and comfortable night’s sleep but prefer the free feeling and feminine look of a dress-like garment over shorts or pants, the nightgown might be the best choice for you. What is a nightgown? The women’s nightgown, which is also sometimes referred to as the “nightie” or the “nightdress,” is typically a loosely hanging piece of sleepwear that can be found in several different lengths and styles. The feminine nightgown can also be made of a variety of fabrics and materials, including silk, cotton, satin, flannel, and more. Silk and breathable cotton nightgowns are popular during the warmer months of the year, while more insulating and warm material like flannel is great for keeping you warm during the colder times of the year. A little history The precursor to the modern-day women’s nightgown is the chemise. This is the undergarment women have historically worn under their long dresses to prevent their gowns from getting dirty. As times have changed, so have the uses for women’s nightgowns. Today, the modern nightgown has become a staple of many women's sleepwear wardrobes. While nightgowns are known to be a type of sleepwear style that hangs loosely on the body, so the legs are not as visible as they are in pajama pants, many of them also feature pretty accents. You can choose from feminine and even sexy touches such as lace trim and detail, ribbons, bows, sleeveless tops, form-fitting seaming, and eye-catching patterns. Nightgowns can also often be paired with matching robes. At HerRoom, we offer a variety of different nightgown styles for every season, style, and occasion. Explore our large selection of beautiful and comfortable nightgowns now!