Rated 5 out of 5 by Krismiss VINTAGE L.L. Bean
THIS IS the coolest, most comfy, NOTform-fitting nightgown. Perhaps as you remembered it!!! Sexy? Probably not, but does it look it? It is the lightest, coolest, light cotton you want when IS HOT---city or country-. I have to give credit to LLBEAN for coming up with retro even pretty patterns for this nightie classic. They even offer it in petite! And don't size up or down. Size to YOU. IT'S PERFECT FOR SUMMER and made with precision. You can't find these anymore. I bought 2 for myself and 1 for each of my family. THANK YOU, BEAN, FOR PETITE NIGHTWEAR in 100% cotton.
June 23, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Athleticsenior Utilitarian
Although fit was perfect, Xs for my 5'3" 118lb frame and the blue color was bright and striking, the nightgown itself was just so so. I notice other reviewers called this nightie 'romantic' but I thought it was a bit dowdy. I wasn't looking for sexy but I didn't even think it was cute. It was just 'there'.
June 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by needswarmth Just What I Needed
The fabric is the ideal weight for summer heat. Unlike other reviewers, I prefer the longer length. This is just what I need for the warm season. I hope this item is offered again, especially in non-pastel colors.
June 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MaggieM Great for hot summer nights
I really like my gown. It will be perfect for those warm summer nights when we turn off the a.c. The lightweight poplin is soft and love the blue patterns. So pretty and feminine looking. The length is about the same as in the model pictured and I'm 5'6", falling below my knees. I bought size large since other reviews said it runs slim which is true. I really appreciate the selection at L.L. Bean, I don't want to wear the short gowns around in front of everyone and by the way, it is not see through
May 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pokeyclown Beauty Galorious: Light Blue Jasper"wear"?
I was taken aback by the beauty of the Crystal Blue fabric online, and kept admiring the closeups of the yoke ,or zooming in on the full-length photo to see the pattern better.
But what was it that made this simple blue and white nightgown so special?
Upon a background of incomparable Beanian blue rest swirling vines of white leaves and white shadow-flowers. Exquisitely simple. Simply exquisite.
Could your designer have been inspired by the beauty galore- galorious?- of "Light Blue Jasperware" ceramics? All I know is I thought I'd died and gone to Wedgwood. (They actually make a "Bean Box"!)
On arrival I found a third color. Each white shadow-flower is dabbed with the palest sea-aqua tint. But not noticeable enough to take away my delight.
Yes, the nightgown comes to my ankles, but I love this style, fabric, and pattern, so I forgive it that one tiny flaw.
There's only one improvement I'd suggest. This pattern is so beautiful you can't just offer this one item. I beseech the Beanian gods, please offer a matching robe.
May 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by NorthernLiora No petite sizes this year?
I bought several last year, and they are perfect for summer. Absolutely love them - cool, comfortable. Unfortunately I see that there are no longer petite sizes, so I guess I won't be getting any more. Bummer.
May 9, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by sportsbra TK280443
Bought a medium. I'm 5'4 with small frame. The gown came to my ankles. I also did not realize it was not cotton knit. So, I'm disappointed, but it will be nice in winter.
May 9, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by MountainGram Too long!
I was SO looking forward to having a couple of lightweight, cotton nightgowns for the summer. The material is a little on the thin side; but, that was okay since they are summer nightgowns. The deal breaker for me was the length. I agree with another reviewer....they are WAY too long. The regular size large is about 49 inches and the petite large isn't much better at about 46 inches. If this nightgown was truly just below the knee...it would have been perfect. So, unfortunately, I had to send both of mine back.
May 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by donamaria74 Love this summer gown!
I have been buying the vintage flannel gown for years and totally love it, so I thought I would try this one for summer. It is wonderfully made and fits beautifully!! I did order a large, as I read the reviews and wanted a bit of a loose fit. In the vintage flannel I wear a medium. This gown is sized or cut a little differently, because the large fit just right. Love the style and length, as well as the fabric! (I am 5' 4" tall) Good job, LL Bean!! Thank you!
October 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dashzap Cool and comfortable
I own and love two of these gowns in blue.
- dry quickly
- especially good for those of us in middle age who run hot
- XL fits a 5'6" plump woman
June 14, 2014