Don't Waste Your Money is supported by our readers. When you purchase an item through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

The Best Nightgown

Last updated on March 8, 2024

Our Review Process

Don't Waste Your Money is focused on helping you make the best purchasing decision. Our team of experts spends hundreds of hours analyzing, testing, and researching products so you don't have to. Learn more.

Look for the DWYM seal for products that are the best in a category.

Our Picks For The Top Nightgowns

View All Recommendations
Product Overview
Key Takeaway
 Top Pick

PNAEONG T-Shirt Dress Pure Cotton Nightgown

Don't Waste Your Money Seal of Approval


T-Shirt Dress Pure Cotton Nightgown

Summer nights have never been so comfortable, thanks to this soft nightgown. It's constructed from 60% pure cotton and designed to be nice and loose. With over 31 fun prints to choose from, such as blue elephants, pink coffee and colorful stars, you can't go wrong!

Overall Take

Affordable Price TagThanks to the budget-friendly cost of this nightgown, you'll be able to order more than one.

 Runner Up

Ekouaer Pull-On Lightweight Nightgown


Pull-On Lightweight Nightgown

Elegance meets comfort with this lace-trimmed nightgown. The sleeveless design and loose fit ensure you never overheat on a warm summer evening. In the winters, you can switch to using this piece as a slip under your dress.

Overall Take

Multiple Color OptionsYou'll find this nightgown comes in an astounding 34 color options, including light blue, red snowflakes and hot pink.

 We Also Like

Avidlove Sexy Baby Doll Nightgown


Sexy Baby Doll Nightgown

If you're searching for a nightgown that's fun and flirty, this silky sleepwear is the answer. It's made using a smooth satin and features an attractive lace around the edges. The deep v-neck adds to the appeal of the gown, while the adjustable straps allow for a custom fit.

Overall Take

Lightweight and SoftYou'll find this nightgown comes in 17 vibrant colors, including rose red, peacock blue and army green.

 Strong Contender

Shadowline Women’s Silhouette Sleeveless Nightgown


Women's Silhouette Sleeveless Nightgown

This nightgown is a full-length nightgown that adds an air of refinement to your evening routine. Silky-soft fabric is whisper-light against your skin. The lace bodice, pearl accents and delicate satin bow also make this nightgown a cut above.

Overall Take

Sophisticated ChoiceIf you're on the hunt for a gorgeous nightgown that adds class to any evening, this nightgown is your answer.

Buying Guide

It’s easy to hunker down in an old t-shirt at night and leave it at that, but there’s something to be said for upgrading to a classier look. Investing in a feminine nightgown adds an air of elegance to your evening routine. It’s a fun way to add extra self-care into your day.

Kristin Forte/Simplemost Media

Choosing a nightgown that fits great and feels great can be tricky. There are literally tens of thousands of options out there, so it can be difficult to know where to begin.

Kristin Forte/Simplemost Media

The first consideration you should make when you’re on the hunt for the perfect nightgown is fabric. If you get warm when you sleep or live in a humid climate, you’ll want to look for cotton or cotton-blend nightgown. Cotton is breathable and easy to care for, although it doesn’t wick away sweat as well as other fabrics, like nylon or polyester. 

Kristin Forte/Simplemost Media

If you get cold when you sleep or live in a chilly area, fabrics like silk or linen can work well. These fabrics also add a hint of luxury to your nightgown — silk is particularly popular for bedtime wear. 

The fabric you go with will also affect how your nightgown fits. Cotton is soft and has some stretch to it, so it will move with your curves. Slinky silk nightgowns are a bit less forgiving, so you’ll want to carefully measure your chest, shoulders, waist and hips before you buy. Cotton blends (like cotton/polyester) give you the softness of cotton with a sturdier edge for a more structured look.

Kristin Forte/Simplemost Media

The right fabric and fit will lead you to a nightgown that’s full of finesse. Shimmy on down to our Tips & Advice for more hints about choosing your nightgown.

What to Look For

  • Choosing your nightgown is only half the battle — the real fight begins when you need to wash it. In order to keep your nightgown in tip-top shape, you’ll have to use care when you clean it. Regardless of your nightgown’s material, try spot-cleaning to remove marks before throwing the whole thing in the washing machine. If it needs a full-on cleaning, carefully consider the fabric before making your next move. 
  • If your nightgown is 100% cotton, you can machine wash it in warm or cold water. You’ll want to avoid hot water, as this will shrink your nightgown. Tumble dry the nightgown on low to avoid shrinkage, then quickly remove it from the dryer once the cycle is complete to prevent wrinkles.
  • Cotton/polyester blends are a little sturdier than pure cotton garments. You can wash them in your washing machine’s “normal” cycle with warm water. Make sure you wash them with similar colors to prevent color bleeding. You can dry your cotton/poly nightgown on any setting in the dryer; it won’t shrink like 100% cotton.
  • Beautiful satin nightgowns should be hand washed or washed in cool water on your washing machine’s “delicate” cycle. It’s important that you use a gentle detergent, like Woolite. Never put satin clothing in your dryer. Instead, lay them on a clean, dry towel and roll it up (like a jelly roll), then gently push down to remove excess water. Unroll the towel, then lay them flat on a second dry towel and let them air dry. Keep your satin nightgown away from intense heat or sunlight. You’ll probably want to iron it on a light/medium setting with no steam when finished.

More to Explore

Sleepwear has gone through hundreds of style changes over the years. The first nightshirts were plain, practical affairs, but designs took a fanciful turn around the Victorian era. Ankle-length nightgowns were very popular, and wealthy women often wore them for most of the day. If they needed to see guests or go outside, they put a dressing gown on over their nightdress.

Wearing a nightdress and dressing gown for most of the day kept their formal dresses safe from wear and tear. (Or at least, that’s what they told people — we all know that any excuse that keeps you in your pajamas all day is a good excuse!)

From our partners