Rated 4 out of 5 by CarmenSandiego cut big and dumpy, but not bad for a nightgown
I'm slim & petite at 5'1", 112". The XS Regular was very roomy, in keeping with Bean's vanity sizing. The shoulder seam was good, which is the garment's only saving grace. Otherwise, this would look like my grandmother's nightgown!
Since this is neither outside clothes nor "sexy" nighttime wear, I forgive it its "dumpiness". It's soft and comfortable, which is all I need in a basic nightgown.
I might it to my tailor to take it in at the waist and put in chest darts. I haven't washed it yet, but I could use some heavy shrinking!
As usual, the cotton and construction are excellent Bean quality.
The clearance price is unbeatable.
February 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by travellllller Had to buy a larger size than normal
I normally buy LL BEAN size large or XL (depending on the cut of the item) - but they didn't have my size in stock and I really wanted this gown so I took a chance and bought a 1X. It fit perfectly. I couldn't believe it. I was worried that open area on the chest would go too low - but it is just fine. I like the 3/4 length sleeves because I wash my hands a lot and I don't have to worry about the material getting wet. I like the length- it is long enough to give some warmth- but not so long that I will get overheated. The gown does have a chemical smell when it comes out of the package- but it goes away in one wash. The gown is soft and a bit silky- so some might find it to be made of material that is a bit cool for the winter- but I like being covered and not overheating- and this material works great for me. It is a thick material so you cannot see through it. I have washed my gown at least 20 times so far and it looks exactly the same as when it came out of the package. I have already bought another one in the 1X size- and it has been washed a lot already and is holding up great also. I don't believe my regular ll bean size would work for me in this gown- but the larger size suits me great. I love this gown. I would recommend it and would definitely gift it to others.
January 31, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ziggy10 Supima Cotton Nightgown
I have several of your supima cotton nightgowns that I have bought over the years. I love the feel of the fabric, 3/4 sleeves and below knee length all perfect for sleeping. I would love to replace them but the current items as SO DUMPY looking when they arrive that I have had to return them. Please restyle and bring back your old items!
December 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by peacetress favorite nighty ever
I bought this nightgown about 3 years ago and wear it year round. It's so soft, smooth and comfortable. Supima cotton makes all the difference. It washes well and retains its size. The texture is almost silky, yet it's cotton and breaths so well. I'd get another one, but not until this one needs replacing.
November 12, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by mattmom Chemical (?) smell
I had already overlooked the unexciting gathering at the V-neck and the overly bright shade of blue when I ordered this item because it is a good midweight nightgown to wear on fall or spring nights, or for traveling. But the unpleasant chemical smell of the nightgown when I opened the newly delivered package this morning was very unappealing. Possibly if I wash it the smell would go away but it isn't worth it. I will just send it back. I think I've had this experience with one or two other items over the years--do not know if it is a factory issue or a dye issue but it is not a good sales tool. I had ordered three nightgowns; only one did not smell. I am about to write a short review of the other one.
November 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MomToTallBoys Just what I have been searching for!
I really wanted 3/4 sleeves for sleeping because my arms always get cold and I didn't want full length or short so this one was perfect! The fabric is really soft and a nice weight, not too thin. I have had no problem with shrinking. It does need to be washed before wearing. The only negative? - I wanted more and they are sold out in my size!
October 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SNHReviewer Not loving 3/4 sleeve
I bought one from a Llbean store and had washed and worn it. This night gown is almost perfect for me: soft Pima cotton, fabric substantial enough for winter, my favorite calf length, and very simple/uncomplicated yet pretty enough styling. It shrinks a bit with dryer but keep the size well if air dry. I am 5'6" and 116lbs and the xs fits fine but I think s will be ok too.
If and only if the sleeve were wrist length it would be wonderful. When i sit in bed reading, the sleeve is just a bit below my elbow (a real 3/4 should be even longer), making it uncomfortable for a bending elbow, also leaving my fore arms feel cold. 3/4 sleeve is so ubiquitous I am sick of it but often have no choice. Long sleeve is much more versatile -- it gives more coverage and if need be can be folded up for people who want to do dishes in their night gowns. But 3/4 is only good for washing dishes and warm climate folks I guess. And Do you not find it annoying when you need to layer over a 3/4?
October 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by plantagenet Almost Perfect Nightgown
This is the almost perfect nightgown - I love the fabric, which is silky and a perfect weight; I love the 3/4 length sleeves and the mid-calf length. I also like the pattern, an understated floral. The only drawback is the unflattering droopy-looking V-neck, which would have looked SO MUCH better rounded. Despite the unfortunate V-neck, I plan to order several more because I love the way it feels to sleep in! LLBean, can you bring it back like it is but with a better neckline?
October 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SusannaD Comfy nightgown
I have bought many of these wonderful nightgowns in the past and just bought two more. The fabric is very soft and comfy and launders really well. The colors and prints are always very pretty.
September 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lovinglife1 Very soft and comfortable, feels like a big hug
Just got one of these and the gown was so comfortable. It didn't ride up and get all twisted. Very soft cotton. Great length. My husband even likes it. No, it's not sexy, but it looks and feels good on. Haven't washed it yet, so I can't comment on that. I did order a second one, as I know the first will be worn often.
August 10, 2014