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The Best Night Gowns Come From Surprising Places

From specialty boutiques to vintage shops, did you know the best night gowns come from a cornucopia of places?

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Finding the perfect sleepwear can be daunting and discouraging - especially if you're looking for something exciting and out of the ordinary, but don't know where to look.

As tempting as it may be to default to the traditional tendency of shopping for nightgowns and sleepwear - heading to the local department store - thinking outside the box can make a big difference in the number of amazing new choices that are suddenly available. 

Before you hit autopilot and head to the mall, take a moment to read through the list we've pulled together of where some of the best nightgowns come from.

The Best Night Gowns Come From Around The World

While there are more than likely a variety of attractive sleepwear options in your area, some of the most beautiful and unique nightgowns come from different parts of the world.  Quintessential classics such as -

  • Silk kimono style nightgowns from Japan
  • French lace nightgowns from France
  • Stunning silk nightgowns from Italy
  • All-natural cotton nightgowns from the United States
  • Beautiful saris from India

Inspiring and supremely stylish, the best places to look for these timeless options are on your travels - what a great way to remember a vacation every time you slip into a night wear memento. 

No trip planned? No worries. Simply hop online for a taste of sensational global sleepwear styles from the comfort of home.

Carmen's Tip

When shopping online for nightgowns and sleepwear, keep in mind that sizing may be different from what you're used to.  To get a better sense of fit, consult the manufacturer's size chart that's usually available on the listing. 

Specialty Lingerie Boutiques

If you're looking for something unique, skip the chain stores and seek out special sleepwear boutiques that carry handmade lingerie and nightgowns from independent designers.

There are loads of up and coming lingerie brands that you’ll never find in major department stores.

These specialty sleepwear styles are made in smaller batches or one-of-a-kind styles, and often feature extraordinary hand crafted fabrics and finishes that will make your nightgown feel ultra luxurious and exclusive.

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Directly From The Designers

Many high-end designers have sleepwear lines that make their chic style more accessible, while giving your nightgown a dose of style that can't be found at the mall.

While you may not be able to afford a dress or outfit from designers like:

  • Vera Wang
  • Stella McCartney
  • Oscar de la Renta
  • Ralph Lauren

... you can enjoy all the decadence of their designs by shopping their nightwear lines. 

More of a splurge than regular department store brands, these night gowns come at a fraction of the cost of one-of-a-kind designer clothing. Wrapping yourself in elegant luxury is an indulgence that everyone deserves.

Sexy Lingerie Boutiques

It's true - beautiful night gowns come from places you'd never dream of.  You might be looking for an elegant nightgown, but that’s no reason to pass up the specialty boutiques that offer sexy lingerie.

Famously scandalous brands like Agent Provocateur Lingerie and Kiki de Montparnasse are known for their risque lingerie, but also have an offering of ultra high-end luxury nightgowns and pajamas that are stunning.

Skip over the scantily clad mannequins and look a little closer at their opulent silk slips and ultra chic floor skimming nighties for a glamorous spin on the classic nightgown, from a place you’d never think to look.

 Vintage Clothing Shops

Love the style and feel of old world charm?  Set yourself apart from mass-market night gowns and turn to vintage boutiques for sleepwear that’s completely original.

Vintage night gowns come in an amazing collection of styles.  Seek out romantic cotton nightgowns, classic silk slips, Victorian nightgowns, and lace peignoir sets that are beautifully crafted in ways and fabrics that we simply don’t see in modern pieces.

Looking for something with a retro vibe?  You’ll love the vibrant prints and patterns that come from the 60s and 70s, the sweet chiffon styles of the 50s, lacy deco-inspired sleep sets from the 20s, and even the glitz and glam of the 80s.

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Online Lingerie Stores

Shopping in person only gives you access to the stores in your town, but turning to the internet offer an unlimited selection of sleepwear that you can purchase from anywhere in the world.

Look up hot new French and British nightgown designers, up and coming Australian brands, or turn to North American brands that you might not have heard of and can’t buy in your own city.

The sky’s the limit when you’re lingerie shopping online, and scoring some of the most beautiful nightgowns is right at your fingertips, 24 / 7,  from the comfort of home.