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Victorian nightgowns - Two words that evoke thoughts of flowing cotton nightgowns with long dramatic sleeves and romantic necklines trimmed in delicate satin ribbons, bows and lace.
Victorian lingerie is most definitely one of the most recognized symbols of the Victorian era – romantic lingerie that’s filled with frothy lace and cotton chemises, corsets, slips and nightwear.
For lingerie aficionados all over the world, it’s a step back in time; to an era when modesty was the norm and a woman’s femininity was celebrated.
Today’s Victorian womens sleepwear has come to represent the best of that romantic period: delicate & whimsical styling, incredible attention to detail and a comfortable fit and feel. Let's take a closer look at what you need to know...
Style - traditional or modern with a Victorian twist?
Traditional Victorian gowns are flouncy and exaggerated in styling. They have a lot of detailing like lace, silk or satin ribbons and eyelet trim.
Modern night gowns with a Victorian flavor don't have frothy lace, billowing sleeves or fussy necklines. Instead, they focus on simplicity, with straight sleeves and pleated front panels.
Length - full or calf length... or short?
Calf length and long nightgowns are a good option if you are sensitive to cold and prefer to keep warm by wrapping your nightie around your legs.
Alternately, if you live in a warmer climate, have hot flashes or are always warm, short nightgowns or sleeveless nightgowns are a great choice.
Price - How much do you want to spend?
Authentic Victorian nightgowns can run well over $100-, depending on the quality of cotton and lace. Egyptian cotton is the best and generally more expensive.
If, cost is a big factor, here's a tip - opt for cotton blend fabrics that are more affordable, or shop off season (after Christmas sales are a good time to buy).
Nightgown Shopping Online on eBay Clothing
Shopping online for romantic victorian nightgowns, long nightgowns, bridal nightgowns and womens nightgowns is easy on
From comfy cozy flannel and cotton nightgowns to popular Miss Elaine nightgowns and plus size nightgowns, the selection of intimate apparel has never been better.
The womens nightgowns that you see listed below are available right now - so if you see something you like, hurry and place your bid.
Everything listed is available right now - so if you see something you like, hurry and place your bid.
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