Rated 3 out of 5 by DairyStateShopper Pretty as a picture...and that's about it.
I loved the look of this nightgown so much, I bought it in three difference colors when they went on sale. PRO: it's 100% cotton, and the pin-tucking is sweet. CON: The fabric is (pay attention to the description!) poplin which isn't very soft, and the fit is very odd. It's blousy and too roomy on the top, and then it tapers just below your knees and hit me (5'3") mid calf. This makes it restrictive when sleeping and impossible when you need to bend down at the knees.
Unfortunately, I'm sending all three back today.
July 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MichiganderLovesLLBean Best Hot Flash Nightwear I've Found!
I must have two dozen nightshirts, PJ's and nightgowns that I've bought for coolness in the summer months. These are by far the very best, very coolest I've come across. My doctor told me to buy sleeveless, 100 % cotton nightwear and 100% cotton sheets. I did both and what a difference it's made. I LOVE THESE NIGHTGOWNS and have one of each color. I quality is excellent and I'm sure I'll have these for years. Love it!!!
July 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveTheClassicsLady LOVED the first three, and JUST ordered more!
I ordered three of these gowns (Blue Dot, Pink Dot, and Lt. Blue Floral) for my mother (in nursing home). I was SO impressed I ordered more for myself! They washed beautifully...NO shrinking, and were true to size!
Mother and I agree they are similar to many of our homemade gowns of years past, and that's a PLUS for us! We also appreciate the pretty stitching detail at neckline and pin-tucks at bodice and bottom of gown. I am 5' 2' and Mother is 5' 4", ...we actually preferred the REGULAR (modest) length (instead of PETITE). This gown meets ALL requirements for our sub-tropic Texas Gulf Coast summers. Our ONLY regret is that it isn't offered in a 3/4 length (PUFFED/Loose gathered) sleeve style as well!
July 16, 2015
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