(also called a nightdress
) is a loosely hanging item of nightwear
nowadays solely for women
. Its length may vary from hip-length (babydoll
) to floor-length (peignoir
) but is typically knee-length. A nightgown is manufactured of e.g. cotton
, or nylon
. It may be decorated with lace appliqu's
. Optionally, panties
(UK - knickers
) are worn under the nightgown (nightdress
A short nightgown is often called nightie.
See also dressing gown and pyjamas.