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White Cotton Nightgown

Updated on October 10, 2014

The Romantic Mystique of a White Cotton Nightgown

If you are looking for a nightgown that is both super-feminine and romantic, a white cotton gown has a feminine mystique that is hard to beat. Many men find the seduction of white cotton and lace hard to resist.

While the white nightgown is wildly romantic, it is also cool, comfortable and practical. Cotton is a breathable fabric, keeping you cool on hot, summer nights. It is easy to launder whether by machine or by hand, and dries quickly.

White cotton is basic and pure, old fashioned and simply beautiful. A nightgown made from this fabric is sexy in an understated way. It would be hard to find any sleepwear more romantic than a white cotton nightie!

Find the sleepwear of your dreams! Whether you are looking for the perfect, basic cotton gown or a Victorian nightgown covered with lace, I have gathered my favorite ones on this page to make your shopping easy!

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Handmade White Nightgown - With Tatted Lace

This nightie has been the most popular one with my readers since the time I first posted it here. It is a very special nightgown that will quickly become your favorite! It is handmade and embellished with tatted lace.

Long Nightgown - With Pintucks and Pique Lace Trim

This long scoop-neck nightgown has 3/4-length sleeves. Check the beautiful detail on the bodice and gathered sleeves!

Thea Pomina Long Sleeve Gown (7042)
Thea Pomina Long Sleeve Gown (7042)

The gown is 44 inches long. It is made of preshrunk 100% cotton fabric.


Beautiful Nightgown with Eyelet Trim

I love this nightgown with eyelet trim. I had one very similar to this many years ago and it was my favorite. It was so cool and comfortable, and also very pretty!

Historical Nightgowns

For many centuries, women slept in white cotton chemise gowns, often embellished with lace, embroidery, smocking and openwork. Young women would sew these garments carefully by hand to prepare them for their bridal trousseau.

Here are some links to historical garments that have been preserved in museums for educational purposes.

The Beautiful Thea Poinciana

Could a nightgown be more beautiful than this? This may be the perfect one for summer!

Thea Poinciana Long Gown (1040)
Thea Poinciana Long Gown (1040)

Embroidered bodice, pique lace trim around the scoop neckline and sleeveless arm openings.


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White Nightgown with Short Sleeves & Hand Embroidery

Pretty dotted swiss fabric, accentuated with a pintuck bodice trimmed in lace. So pretty!

Long, Dotted Swiss Gown

This nightgown is lightweight to be comfortable year around! It is a wonderfully simple design made in pretty dotted swiss cotton fabric.

Another Knee-length Gown - With Tatted Lace

So pretty! The v-neck bodice on this white nightgown is trimmed with tatted lace.

While the description says "long", I do believe this is a knee-length nightgown.

Beautiful Thea Tatiana Nightgown - Lovely for Winter!

This is a truly elegant nightgown by Thea. The pleated, button yoke and banded collar are trimmed in scalloped lace.

Thea Tatiana Gown (7051)
Thea Tatiana Gown (7051)

Gown is made of 100% cotton fabric. Center back is 48-1/2 inches long.


A Sweet Victorian Nightgown by Madame Barocle

I enjoyed watching this video of Madame Barocle sewing her Victorian nightgown. It reminds me of watching my grandmother sew for me when I was a little girl. It always fascinates me to watch anyone make a garment without a pattern. I really think it is wonderful!

Dreams & Co. Nightgown - Beautiful Plus Size Nightie

plus size white cotton nightgown with detailed bodice
plus size white cotton nightgown with detailed bodice
short white cotton nightgown
short white cotton nightgown

Short Cotton Nightie

Short and Sweet for Summer!

I am loving this short and feminine nightie for summer! This is the length I like to wear to bed. The eyelet bodice detail is so beautiful!

Just imagine slipping into this on a hot night, after a cool shower. It is hard to imagine anything more lovely and fresh!

This gown is available in sizes small to extra-large, and also comes in a dainty print.

Eileen West Women's Beautiful Heart Short Nightgown

Sweet Babydoll Nightgown

If you like your nighties short and sweet, you will love this babydoll style in cool, white cotton!

Eileen West Gowns

I have always loved Eileen West products. They cannot be beat for quality and design! I have always been very pleased with any sleepwear I have purchased from this manufacturer.

The gowns are feminine and well-made. They often have pretty robes available to match them too!

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Eileen West Women's Frosted Beauty Ballet Nightgown
Eileen West Women's Frosted Beauty Ballet Nightgown

Long flannel gown, with beautiful bodice detail and deep bottom ruffle.


More White Cotton Nightgowns at eBay

Find a bargain on your white cotton nightgown at eBay! Some of these are going fast. Don't let your favorite slip away!

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Where to Buy White Cotton Nightgowns in the UK

For my friends in the UK who may not be able to order from Amazon, here is a British company that sells white cotton nightgowns. Check the video advertisement and then click the link below to visit their website.

More Websites for White Cotton Nightgowns!

If you did not find the nightgown you were looking for, check these links for more white cotton gowns!

Tell us about your favorite nightie! Why do you like white cotton nightgowns? - If you prefer another kind of sleepwear, tell us why!

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      CrazyHomemaker 4 years ago

      This is such a nice collection of nighties! I've always dreamed of having a white cotton one like these. I had a pink cotton gauze and lace short nightie from when my Mom was younger. She couldn't fit into it so she gave it to me when I could. I loved all of the hand-me-down nighties my Mom and Aunt gave to me. They were so pretty. I felt like a princess in them.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @carolinarobin: By any chance, was it from by Cherokee? I had a white eyelet gown with an empire waist and gathered, gypsy-style bodice from them that I *loved* for years until it died. I would love to find a replacement, but can't find anything like it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am a Victorian era person and seldom wear anything else

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      carolinarobin 5 years ago

      I had the most beautiful comfortable and cute white cotton eyelet nightie! I wore it until it fell apart. I have never been able to find one like it since. If it were here, I would surely buy it.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I think these white cotton nightgowns are so beautiful and it almost makes me wish that I didn't prefer flannel pajamas. Oh well!

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      Judith Nazarewicz 5 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      I love Victorian hand embroidered cotton nighties! Really nice lens!

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      I love these! My favorite here is The Irish Linen Store Lucy.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      White and soft and most of all it should be comfortable.

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      olmpal 5 years ago

      They are so romantic! I made one by myself and decorated it with handmade crochet lace. It is beautiful!

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      carolinarobin 5 years ago

      I had a white cotton gown that I wore until it fell apart. I mended it several times, but finally had to give it up. I loved that gown and have never found another like it. White eyelet, baby doll, empire waistline, so cute! ;-(

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      Ruthi 5 years ago

      I don't much care for white but in the heat of summer a white cotton nightgown is cool!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Oh, I do love a white cotton nightgown! They can be very romantic :)

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      barberrela 5 years ago

      I don't wear white cotton nightgowns, but some of these look pretty.

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      lilblackdress lm 5 years ago

      Very sweet and feminine lens!

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      I haven't had a white cotton nightgown in years. It brings back sweet memories.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I find the white cotton nightgowns made on the shorter side easier to sleep in...I'm so tired right now, makes want to go to bed!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Such lovely, attractive nightgowns. Thanks so much for sharing.

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice lens. I like the sexy lingerie, even at my age. Thanks for sharing. Blessed.

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      I like wearing one of John's long t-shirts to bed - or not!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      love the designs. great for my wife

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      White cotton nightgowns seem a bit old-fashioned. Actually that's what I like about them. If they have a bit of lace or ribbon, even better.

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      Terrie_Schultz 5 years ago

      I love white cotton nightgowns! I had a favorite one that I wore for several years until it literally fell apart. I was so sad!