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
Rated 4 out of 5 by LuckyStar57 Just what looking for!
The only reason I didn't give this five stars was I think it could be a little shorter, but I am pleased with purchase! Yes, it is not on the intimate side, but it serves the purpose! I love the fabric as well; it is nice and lightweight.
June 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pokeyclown Watercolor Flower Field of Dreams
This is my Watercolor Nightgown, and I am so glad I bought it. I almost didn?t because I didn?t want there to be orange tones in that reddish color. But somehow it all works and I absolutely love it. So I?m going to call that color ?washed red? with an even paler shadow version of itself, just as there are two blue hues, and two greens for the stems and leaves. Although it?s called White Floral, the floral pattern dominates the white background so no, you cannot see through it.
I have loved this style nightgown from the beginning, but was sometimes disappointed with the patterns and background colors. I am so tired of polka dots on nightgowns. Please let sleeping clowns lie, or at least rest for a while. As for white backgrounds with tiny pale pink polka dots ? well, the reason is transparent as to why some may object. Maybe if you?d reversed the colors?
Here?s what I?d love to see next in this style: Tiny White stars on a Navy background. Yes, just like your new poplin shirt, DG288660 ? but you can omit the spandex for the nightie, thank you.
I bought the Petite XS. I am 5 feet short and it comes to about 4 inches above my ankles.
June 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by NYCBeanBabe Sigh
Not a happy purchase. I got a blue and a white gown for the summer and they looked sooo pretty in the bag. However, the cut is all wrong. I wish the description was more thorough. I love the sites that tell you the size of the garment on the model and her height. Nice and roomy up top and I am roomy up top as well. It is long but so narrow that it is not a good length for sleeping or even bending. Also the cotton is a bit flimsy even for summer sleeping. I have a flannel Bean gown that I love but it is much fuller from the waist down. I am sadly returning the two gowns. My shape? Short and hourglass. The nightgown? Tall and slender. Sigh.
April 25, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by travellllller I won't buy one of these again
I bought the white with the pink dot. It is practically see-through when your skin is pressed against the material. The material is very loud- it makes rustling sounds when you move and when the material touches sheets or furniture. The design of the gown reminds me of a maternity gown. I do not find it flattering in any way, shape, or form. Sometimes when I roll over during the night the material gets caught under me because of the length and pulls the gown tight which makes the material/arm holes on my shoulders dig into my skin. I find that the material is very stiff and so therefore the folded areas are very, VERY stiff- which means the arm holes are quite stiff/sharp on the edges. I am concerned that if I catch this gown on something that it will end up ripping the material, not just causing a hole like would normally be the case, because of the stiffness. I find that this gown runs big and didn't shrink like I thought it would. Had I paid full price, I would have returned it immediately- but since I got it on the daily special I will keep it. I will not buy this type of material or gown again.
April 23, 2014