Ralph’s nightgowns

When the day is over and it’s time to shed those soft dresses… of course it’s time for a luxurious nightgown. Some people complain that they can’t wear nightgowns because they ride up and bind around the waist, but I say that’s just because you get them too short. Get yourself a good floor-length “granny gown” and you’ll spend the night caressed from neck to toe. The other great thing about nightgowns is they’re baggy anyway, so even after I lost a lot of weight they still fit well.


13 Responses to Ralph’s nightgowns

  1. alice says:

    Hi, Ralph
    Great nightgowns. I am crazy about wearing the same ones – satin, “grandmother’s style”. I haave a whole collection of nightgown and robe sets in differenrt colors, some of the models are similar to your blue and white ones. All of them are floor-length (I’m 6’4″ tall and weigh 137 kg (about 280 lbs, so they are all custom-tailored with a local lingerie company, because such sizes are practically not available on the stanzard-size garments market) and have matching robes/peignoirs in same color and style. Many of them have lace, embroidery and other decorations. I use them, not only for sleepong but for lounging (and very often for night work at the PC) at home My wife and daughter are OK with this, they have a lot of fun 🙂
    Yassen aka Alice
    Bulgaria, Eastern Europe.

  2. Ralph says:

    Glad to meet another “giant” nightgown wearer (more of a giant than I am!). I recently found a supply of flannel-backed satin, aka “cuddleskin” satin, and bought a few yards. I’m going to try to make my own nightgowns with it so they fit to my specifications.

    One of these days, Alice…

  3. alice says:

    One of these days, Alice…
    Do you also like wearing robes or caftans over your nightgowns? One more “strange” thiong with me, that I also like wearing long 50’s style flowery and frilly oiicloth aprons over my nightgown/robe sets, when lounging at home:). I have a collection of 12 aprons. hangiong on a special hanger in the kitchen:)

  4. alice says:

    sorry for those typos 🙂

  5. Ralph says:

    Sometimes… it depends on the mood. Sometimes I like just a simple, plain dress between me and the outside air (especially in the summer!) and sometimes, when it’s cold, I like to wear several layers from neck to toe keeping me warm.

  6. Peter Eisenberg says:

    Oh, thank G-D, I was starting to think that I was the only one who liked cotton fleece granny gowns (especially the increasingly scarce VS) for our L.A. version of winter, when the nighttime temps can plummet into the 50’s. Naturally in Summer, I’m a fan of the cute cotton cami variety, but they still have to be long so they don’t end up around my waist at 3am. I blush to admit that I still have some of Mrs. Ashley’s wonderful creations . . .

  7. Ralph says:

    If Laura Ashley produced stuff in super-extra-large (waist 42 and up), I’d probably sell my house and buy everything she ever made. *sigh*

  8. Yes I also wear night gowns I bought from America they are polyester satin unisex but I would like to find UK gowns liquid satin long to the ankles I also lounge and wear them to bed but if I could I would wear dresses cut for a man to wear.

  9. peisenberg683@gmail.com says:

    Amazon has The 1 for U brand – lots to choose from, sleeves, sleeveless, long, short . . .


  10. Ralph says:

    I have seen the 1 for U on Amazon, and I might give it a try. But they tend to run a little short, around 50 inches in length, and I prefer mine to be long enough that they won’t bunch up around my waist overnight. So I look for gowns that reach the tops of my feet (around 55 inches) or even brush the floor when I walk. Having to keep them picked up off the floor while I’m walking is a small price to pay for the comfort of having a gown that stays around my ankles all night.

    I suppose if I get one in white cotton it would be easy enough to add an extra 6 to 10 inches. I’ve done that often enough with the nightgowns I wear!

  11. Michel says:

    Hello Ralph and everyone.I share your passion since being a little boy
    I don’t know if you came across it but
    I found this site that sells old fashion cotton nightgowns and they write they can add length to them for a fee .If that can help some of us.

  12. Ralph says:

    Thank you for the link, Michel. I am familiar with Recollections, although I did not know they had nightgowns in their catalog. That being said, I’m reluctant to spend a hundred dollars (!) on a single nightgown. I feel guilty enough spending $30 or $40 on one! I’d also like to try some of their historical outfits someday like the calico pioneer dresses, but again it’s hard to justify $150-$300 on a dress when we have bills to pay.

    A more affordable option that I like very much is this long flannel gown. It’s one of the only brands I have found that makes a taller length so it actually reaches your ankles, and it only runs about $30.

    For summer wear, this Shadowline long sleeve gown is perfect. At 53 inches it’s long enough out of the box but if I really want floor length it’s easy enough to add another six inches of nylon around the hem.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Hi Thanks for the tip but I already had a look.Unfortunately they won’t produce the size and length I need in the colour I wanted any more they said .I’ll have to keep looking on Ebay.
    have a good day

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