Hot summer nights are not a problem for everyone. This I know. But they are, in fact, a problem for me. I live in L.A., where some evenings don’t cool down enough to bring relief from the 95-degree day. I also don’t love running the air conditioning all night long. (Yes, I’m one of those earth lovers.)
Historically, I’ve been a lover of pajama sets, and I own a more than I care to admit. Lately, though, I haven’t been able to sleep through the night in the shortest of pairs, which is why I’ve turned to short nightgowns. It may seem like they have the same amount of fabric as a cami and shorts, but there’s a significant difference: Nightgowns allow my body to breathe.
The best part about nightgowns? They come in so many varieties. From silky slips and lacey chemises to cotton sleep shirts and babydoll dresses, they meet whatever need, mood, and occasion you may have, every night of the week. Even if you run that AC all night long, I promise you’ll still love waking up in a pretty sleep dress. Here are 27 of my favorite short nightgowns on the market right now, so you, too, can experience the luxury of a flowy dress made for bed.