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Best Nylon Nightgowns: Feminine Sleepwear for Men

As a woman, I write a great deal about men who wear lingerie. To be honest, it has become rather a passion of mine over the past few years.

So you like to wear lingerie under your clothes during the day, and you want to extend your lingerie obsession into the night as well. There's nothing wrong with lingerie being an obsession; in fact, one could argue that it is obsessions which make the world go round.

Nightgowns, also known as night dresses, are long and flowing items of lingerie designed to look sexy and be incredibly comfortable. Yes, if you wore one of these, you'd technically be wearing a dress. But, oh, what a dress! Clad from top to toe in the smoothest of silk or nylon, you'd have the best night's sleep you've had in a very long time.

A long gown from Shirley of Hollywood.

A long gown from Shirley of Hollywood.

1. Shirley of Hollywood Long Gown

Shirley of Hollywood never fails to please, and this long-line beauty is no exception to the rule. With lace and mesh cups for that touch of flirtatiousness, this garment would just scream class. Except class doesn't scream, so rather it murmurs class in refined tones. Of course, once you slip this on, there's no guarantee you'll be able to show the same level of restraint.

A sheer lace and mesh nightgown from Rhonda.

A sheer lace and mesh nightgown from Rhonda.

2. Rhonda Sheer Lace and Mesh Nightgown

How gorgeous is this piece of lingerie? The charmeuse fabric drapes your body, the mesh splits reveal a naughty side and the lace trim reminds onlookers that you do have a touch of class after all. This is an incredibly beautiful nightgown from Rhonda.

A nylon tricot nightgown from Unmentionables.

A nylon tricot nightgown from Unmentionables.

3. Unmentionables Nylon Tricot

50 inches of the finest nylon topped with beautiful lace inlays which show off your charms. Who could fail to fall in love with this nightgown from Unmentionables? Someone without a soul, that's who. The feminine shape and cut of this nightgown is sure to delight and inspire—and yes, even men will look feminine due to the fact that the bodice creates an artificial waist as it flows down into a full skirt.

Another Unmentionables nightgown, this one with a lace bodice.

Another Unmentionables nightgown, this one with a lace bodice.

4. Unmentionables Lace Bodice

For men who like a little more lace in their nightgowns, this lace bodice gown delivers. Also from Unmentionables, and also 50 inches long, this beauty offers plenty of room to play. Much like its sister nightgown, this is sure to create a very feminine shape on any body, male or female.

Where to Find Nightgowns

These styles are all available from reputable online lingerie retailers such as and and, so there is no need to brave the winter cold or the summer heat. Internet shopping: providing naughty little pleasures since Al Gore invented it in 1995.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.


Owen on August 21, 2020:

I sleep in a nice nighty, silk every night and love the way it feels on my body.

richard.g on June 29, 2020:

I have sent several posts but none has shown up.

Phil on June 05, 2020:

I just love vintage babydoll nighties with nice long ribbons on the shoulders and a big bow in the front with 2 bows either side. The ribbons would have to be nylon and extend beyond the hem. As I love playing with the long ribbons when wearing my babydoll nighties . I wear them round my home too

"Donna" on May 25, 2020:

I have been wearing women's clothes all my life. I wouldn't be able to sleep without a nightgown and panties on.

Richard on May 19, 2020:

I have sent several comments but they have not been posted.

Thomas de Jong on May 02, 2020:

I like the night gowns and I wear a night gown my self but I miss male models showing your night gowns.

Rick on April 01, 2020:

I like wearing silk granny panties and avia jog bra. On cold nights i like wearing my moms old wool night gown.

Rick on March 31, 2020:

I wear an avia jog bra at night, and during the day when shoping or whatever i wear a avia, 16/18 size very nice fit and feel. It gives me suport and a little bounce for the girls.

Lance on March 08, 2020:

I prefer to sleep in bra and panties to me a night gown is too restrive.

Rick on February 22, 2020:

I think most places would, but i would call first and ask. All they can do is say no. Personaly i have been asked to leave or called queer. So call first.

Patrick on February 15, 2020:

I love wearing my nightgowns from Shadowline. I sleep so much better wearing them. Long nightgowns in winter and short in summer.

The problem is that when my girl friend stays over, she doesn’t want to see me wearing my nightgown. She knows I wear it and she sees it hanging in the bathroom, but I cannot wear it when she is with me.

She has no problem with my wearing It when alone, she just doesn’t want to see me wearing it.

Henry on December 21, 2019:

Where can a man find a place to try on sexy womans clothes

John on December 19, 2019:

I have been wearing a nightie every night since I was 14 now 53 love them

Thomas on November 17, 2019:

I am a male and I wear nylon nightgowns and I love them. I feel that I should have them years ago. what I would like to see that you use male models to show off these nightgowns.

Saniya (Abi) on October 28, 2019:

Oh i am a boy, but i loved to wear nighties at night. In night i usually wear matching bra and panties then petticoat and then a full sleeve nighty. I also wear two anklets and a long scarf over my head. What a feel it was to sleep in that sexy outfit. Sometimes I also wear satin night wears. Every man should try this atleast once in his lifetime to feel and enjoy what these sexy feminine dresses can give you..

Jim on October 13, 2019:

I wear panties 24/7 and I wear night gown ever night. at first my wife was upset but now she is use to it, she even comment on my lingerie. I sleep great. love the way it feel on me

Chuck on October 01, 2019:

I LOVE wearing any lingerie. I wear panties ever day . Some days I’ll wear a garter belt with my hosiery. Gowns are awesome . I’m wearing a bra, pantyhose and bikini panties now. When I come home every day, I change into something special. Before my wife passed away, she was approving more and more. Many times when we’d go to the beach, I’d were her panties as my bathing suit!!! So now, I’m enjoying what she liked!!!!

Richard on September 10, 2019:

I love walking around the house in silk or satin slips mmmmmmm makes me feel so sexy!

Phil on August 28, 2019:

I have always LOVED the feel of feminine finery. Looks very amazing too!

james on August 17, 2019:

I like long see-thru nylon gowns and long sleeve robes combined with chiffon lace panties.

dave on July 27, 2019:

Panties....nylon....full back briefs....the ultimate panty to wear ....feels good on body parts....arouses me to the max....especially when a woman or another man enjoys it with me....

Tallguy on July 26, 2019:

I’m lovin sleeping in Satin. My wife at first accepted it now likes it. It’s so sensual. It’s done wonders for our love life!

It’s a bit tricky to find sexy gowns in plus sizes but it can be done. Some Asian products are way undersized.

But it’s worth the research. We have fun swapping gowns and helping pick them out each night. It’s added so much spice to our life. We wink at each other in the day thinking about our secret nightwear! We are seniors in a long marriage

Plus a satin nightdress is so comfortable

D on June 26, 2019:

I wear a satin nightdress every night and have done so for about two years. I have never slept as well as I do now.

Mark on June 14, 2019:

My name is Mark I love wearing black stockings I love to put them on very slowly

A black bra black satin long dress to the floor with a split on the right side for my leg long black hair to my waist just be a woman that's all I want to be I just want to be a woman I don't like being a man anymore

Kendall on April 29, 2019:

I want to wear woman underwear and women nightgowns but my girlfriend is not in to that I'm thinking about buying some and hide them so she doesn't know about them short night gowns boyshort hipster checky underwear always turn me on so much that's why I want to buy some

Brian on February 21, 2019:

I love wearing womens lingerie [t is so soft and pretty but it is hard to find the right size.I find that when buying panties it is easy slips are easy to but when buying nightgowns camis bras ect you should really go to a lingerie store to be measured

oooo on February 04, 2019:

god i love night iam a man

Judi Ann on December 20, 2018:

I adore wearing pretty, frilly, satin or nylon nightgowns. My love for girl clothes began when my mother took me dress shopping when I was eight years old. She treated me like a girl and those were the best days of my life.

tim on December 15, 2018:

I like cape sleeve nylon nightgown the best but I like them long too its herd to find one that 56 in long any more .

John Moran on December 07, 2018:

I love long nylon or satin nighties. I wear one every night along with a bra and panties. I'm 73 years old and have done this for a long time.

John on December 03, 2018:

Like Susan, I also love wearing satin nightgowns. I also like wearing long nylon nightgowns.

s on December 03, 2018:

I love wearing long nylon or satin nightgowns. I sleep in one every night. They feel so good on my body. Sometimes, I stay in one the whole day.

debbie on November 25, 2018:

I love men that wear night gowns.

Susan on November 21, 2018:

Love wearing satin nightgown make me feel like the woman I am

Abby on November 06, 2018:

love to wear long nylon nightgowns to bed no panties just love the feel of nylon wife let me wear them to get a good night sleep

Billie on October 24, 2018:

Phil, your story is so nice

Georgie3 on September 26, 2018:

Hello georgie3 here again so nice to here that so many guys are wearing lovely nighties .i have added to my collection with long seethrough nighties and I wear panties all the time now .so nice to get out of bed in the morning and walk to the kitchen for that first cuppa ,feeling all that nylon mmm. Keep wearing guys . Nice to read your stories

Andrew on September 20, 2018:

I love wearing satin nighties long and short ones. I used to sleep around my aunties, she wasn't a real aunty a lot during the holidays and she always had me wear a satin nighty to bed, she saw at once how much I liked the satin against my body and would watch me play. She even dressed me fully as a girl at times and took me shopping for lovley satin lingerie. she told me she always wanted a daughter

PaulaPlaytex on September 11, 2018:

"Phil"...That is such a "Sweet Story" about you and your Mom...My Sister-In-Law has got me into being a "Crossdresser"...I have "Natural Big Breasts" (46B/46C-Cup)...She gave me one of her "Old Bras" to try on...Her Bra size is a 46D-Cup...Cup size was "Too Big"...She took me "Bra Shopping"...We found the "Right Bra Size" for me to wear.

Phil on August 20, 2018:

My Mother got me into vintage nighties in the 60's. Nighties wern't vintage then just a normal nylon nightie in thoses days.

She was going through a divorce and I had come home and live with her as she was alone, I used to come up to her bedroom each morning as I didn't start work till much later on. I love to sit on her bed in my P.J.s and one morning she said to me "you should've come up in your nightie, Phil" I said. " I havn't got any nighties Mum" so she replied, "Well, do U want to try on one of my nylon nighties???" And I said "well.......OK then, is that OK Mum" "of course U can" she said so I asked her what draw do U keep your nighties in Mum,??? so she told me, so I she undressed me from my PJ's to the nude and I sorted out a real sexy nightie that she used to wear quite a lot,I put it on as fast as I could and she said that it suited me and IT FELT SO so nice I just had it on all day, then I asked her if I could wear it to bed"of course U can " Then she said "lets go to the lingerie shop and buy you some nylon nighties " So off we went and bought some real nice baby-doll chiffon nighties I think it was about 3 or 4 its a long time ago now, but I had to sleep in with my Mother she told me but that was OK as we both loved to wear the baby-doll nighties. Sometimes we would swap nighties in front of each other, and we both loved doing that, as she told me, and I said yes Mum I love to do that to. But sadly a few yrs ago she passed away, and now I'm in my late 60's and have been wearing chiffon nylon nighties ever since both when I'm at home during the day when I'm not working and to bed at night ....its great and I love it. I have a big drawer just FULL of chiffon baby-doll nighties and another drawer full of nylon peignoirs or negligee's all different soft colours as well and some have nice ribbons and bows on as well.

PaulaPlaytex on August 08, 2018:

I always sleep wearing a "Sexy Nightgown"...Wearing my Bras and Panties underneath...(Sometimes I wear my Nylons too).

Spizzo on August 04, 2018:

I love wearing Shadowline and Amanda Rich nightgowns especially on weekends.

Andy on August 03, 2018:

Hi can anybody recommend some good nightgowns the sleep in I have a Carol Hoffman nightgowns it good I’m looking to at

To my nightgowns

Richard Regan on July 26, 2018:

I've been wearing woman's nightgowns since I was 14,I used to wear my aunts nightgowns and I really enjoy it it relieves a lot of stress and I sleep like a baby in I'm addicted to wearing women's gowns and panties Ill be 75 in Sept.I love to wear flannel, nylon and plisse gowns' don't care much for pajamas any more, a nightgown is much more comfortable and I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Keith Anthony on July 10, 2018:

Why do straight guys love wearing silky night gowns

John on July 03, 2018:

Gillian's husband is a very lucky man.

John on June 29, 2018:

I've been wearing long nylon nightgowns for over 20 years. love the feel and comfort.

Andy on June 21, 2018:

I just started to were nightgowns to sleep in a couple of. Months ago and I love it

Mark on June 08, 2018:

I love wearing nighties and would love to be able to post a picture on Herr.

Pete on March 25, 2018:

I wear a silk nightie to bed every night and silk extremely comfortable.

Madeline on March 11, 2018:

Hi love to wear cotton full coverage panties and a nightie to bed every night it just feels so nice. Wear panties and a cami under my man clothes all the time

ray on February 26, 2018:

i love to wear lingerie because of the sensouous feel of nylon against my skin, as a man i would only feel rediculous wearing a bra i'd rather wear a silky nylon cami so i can feel the nylon of the cami gliding across my nippleswith of corse nylons and panties, makes me feel so sexy!

Bob on February 18, 2018:

Good to be back. I found a small lingerie shop in a neighboring town that loves to help cater to guys. They do bra sizing and everything. They created and account and file for me and I just order items when I feel I need them. Everything is done by appointment. Panties, bras, slips and thigh highs, doesn’t get any better than this. So nice having bras with panties to match, especially in correct sizes.

Gillian on February 02, 2018:

I purchased a lovely satin gown and robe for my husband--red. When I presented them to him he was surprised but pleased. He looks so sexy in them and loves to wear them. When we go to bed I love the feeling of warm satin next to me.

Since the first purchase I bought panties and bras which I introduced him to gradually--especially the bras. Today he wears all of it and is very happy to please me in every way. I'm dying to see him in a pretty blouse, stockings and a pencil skirt. I know it's feminizing him and at first we were both a bit apprehensive but the pluses far outweigh the negatives--at least for us. Gotta go--time to help him polish his toenails.

Dave on January 24, 2018:

So glad to find this sight. To know I am not weird or alone. I enjoy the slips and nightgowns on my body. Feels soft and flowing. Also enjoy the bra on occasion as the straps with the slip straps feel sexy. I am married but my wife does not see this as normal. As far as I am concerned it is not abnormal and enjoy when we can.what makes women's clothes any different. It is only material. We should enjoy as well. Long live slips, nightgowns,nylons and bras!!

Dave on January 24, 2018:

It is nice to find out I am not alone

PaulaPlaytex on December 14, 2017:

I love wearing woman's nighties. Also wear BRA and PANTIES to bed...Sweet Dreams ! Paula Playtex P.S. Only wear PLAYTEX BRAS !

Bob on November 11, 2017:

When my wife is out of town on business I sleep in one of her half slips. Half slips are the only ones that fit me as I have none of my own. This is in addition to garter and thigh highs. I have two garters to choose from, a Christian Dior I bought her for an anniversary and one I purchased for me. When I finish wearing hers I just throw it back in her drawer. She never knows. I usually wash it along with my stockings in Woolite and hang to dry.

Ryan on October 14, 2017:

I have not tried nightgowns but I wear panties 24/7 what should I be looking for when I go shopping for nightgowns

GEORGIE 3 on October 08, 2017:

hi all so pleased to see so many guys wear ladies long nighties its such a lovely feeling i try to wear a long nighti all day when i can im wearing one now its pink see through with gold lace straps feels good i also wear slips and panties . lovely keep having harmless fun georgie x

brian on October 01, 2017:

I love the shirly of Hollywood blue nightgown very pretty I would wer that with matching panties

Lovely Nancy on September 21, 2017:

I've been wearing Nighties since I was 8 yrs. old.

I only wear Satin in the winter month because satin doesn't breath as well as Nylon.

I prefer Olga, which I don't think they make anymore. They are very comfortable to wear and you forget you have one on.

My wife says they are very sexy.

Silkydrawers on May 28, 2017:

I have been collecting and wearing nightgowns for over 30 years and my collection has grown into the thousands and I am still finding new treasures to add to my collection.

Paul on April 19, 2017:

I have been wearing a nightie every night since I was 14 years old now 51 .

Sissy Charleen on January 27, 2017:

I wear women's nightlys everyday plus panties night and day ❤️

jeff on November 06, 2016:

i wrote here 7 years ago and my wife still loves me dressing in the double layerd nighties that are short. She rubs my nighty when iam in bed with her iam so lucky to have such a good wife who lets me wear these nighties to bed i love them and they feel great. I used to wear t-shirts and tighty whities now i wear sometimes to bed vanity fair granny panties full brief but not very often. I like to feel the nighty on me it feels great and i love it. I have 5 babydoll nighties and love them.

Bryan on August 11, 2016:

got my nightdress on now it's satin and so comfortable will never sleep in pjs again

teki on November 01, 2015:

I got awfull testicle pain from the sharp crotch of my pyjama trousers and when I realized what could be causing the pain I borrowed a simple cotton nighty from my wife. I felt foolish it was too tight with the short sleeves and cold wearing above knees so I went online and found 'Woman Within' had a sale on. I bought a long sleeved 53" full length night gown and it felt so natural I was hooked and bought three more. Wife thought I was funny but I hurt my shoulder at work and couldn't be on top that night in bed so common wife to my rescue and with legs apart she tried the 'on top position for the first time. Boy was that terrific guys. Soon I was having my panties taken down and began a brand new sex life as the sub partner. Now we both change into our nighty's to sit around drinking cocoa and watch a movie together in body shaven massage's and sheer frilly feminine bliss. Don't knock it till you have tried it guys.

Richelle on October 26, 2015:

I have been wearing the last two styles for several years and you are correct. After the first time you put it on that's it your hooked for good and you do get a grate night sleep in them. I like the idea that some people think it is okay for men to use these clothes and there is nothing wrong with it. Good blog, like the information you put out there for use to learn from.

Wilsinho on February 17, 2015:

I have done extensive rercaseh on this subject, and agree completely with the way this was written. I only wish I had the eloquence to put it into quality writing. I will shurely post a link to on my site.

Lady Joanne on March 19, 2010:

I absolutely love & need to wear to bed every night dainty and demure, long sleeved, hight necked, full length Nightgowns with lovely lace and ruffled adornments at their collars, bodices and cuffs. I also love adorning myself with frilly lace sleeping caps & just adore setting my hair up in rollers before securing them in place under my lacy boudoir caps. I have developed a lifelong fascination for the Victorian era Nightdress with all its attendant whitework Broderie Anglais frillings and finely worked pintucks. When I prepare myself for bed as the modest minded lady of the Victorian era, in conjunction with my fully buttoned up to its frilly collar, long flowing voluminous & elaborately befrilled Nightdress, I also don a beautifully befrilled Night Bonnet that fully frames my face in soft delicate lacy ruffles and ties securely in place with a dainty draping bow under my chin. A pretty cardigan & or shawl, worn over my Nighties on the colder nights completes the picture of Olde World boudoir minded modesty that is my life long transgendered identity. I wonder, does anyone else feel that their feminine identity is not of this time and wish they were a woman of another time as I persistently do ? To conclude I love my vast collection of Victorian and contemporary Nighties and ruffled Nightcaps and wish I was the wife and mother to a husband who comes every night to our conjugal bedchamber adorned in his own fine lace ruffled Nightshirt and Nightcap in the glow of our oil lit bed lamp.

ashtree on February 17, 2010:

I sleep only in full-length satin and nylon nightgowns, and to tell you the truth, unlike PJ's they "remove the stress" somehow. I don't know why, but I feel fantastic, putting on a nightgown after a hard-working day. I'm about 190 cm (~6'5") tall, so all my nightgown and robe sets are custom-tailored, about 65"-66" long from shoulder to hem. Such lengths are practically unavailable on the market. I'm happy - my wife and daughter are OK with that, they have a lot of fun :) I don't wear any panties or other underwear underneath- it only spoils the great feeling!

MrDonald on December 22, 2009:

I too have been wearing long (52" or longer) nightgowns for many years and will never go back to pajamas. To me, pajamas are too "restricting" and I tend to get too warm in them. Nightgowns keep me plenty warm yet allow for circulation.

I also see no need for male nightgowns because 1, they tend to be not long enough and 2, they are rather plain. I have 8 womens 52" nightgowns in various fabrics and styles. Some are best for winter, some are best for summer, and the others can be worn year round.

A long time ago, men used to wear a type of gown to bed anyway. But if more men tried a woman's nightgown for sleeping, many would find it far more comfortable and restful than any other type of pajamas. Many probably would never go back to PJ's ever. And yes, lots of women's nightgowns do look very nice on men.

dane on November 18, 2009:

Nylon nightgowns are the best! I have always worn women's nightgowns, only because they were the only thing available. My wife doesn't care for the look on me but knowing how much I love nylon and satin, she's ok with it. BUT! I just found a site where they sell nylon nightgowns for men. I searched on yahoo search engine and found I ordered a blue and lavender one (my wife is glad about how they're designed-not so feminem- but she wasn't thrilled i wanted lavender). Can't wait till they come in!

fran-gerry on September 20, 2009:

I love wearing a long nightgown, sleep in one every night have never slept better.

JEFF on July 22, 2009:

I feel like a lucky guy I love to wear the double layer baby doll nighties of nylon and to me they are the sexiest things i have ever seen. Now I get to wear them for my wife. But the feel of the nightie is awesome But a lot of men if they were to try these on would experience something they never have experienced and that is feeling so good in these beauties. nylon nighties are the best and i love them. The only way you will enjoy it is to try it on you will be hooked.

Wren on July 22, 2009:

I have never thought of wearing a night fown before. It is worth considering, not sure how the GF will take it though.

Brandy on July 21, 2009:

I know that I am lucky because my Gf loves me in silky night gowns and all lingerie. We spend most mornings sitting on the patio in our nightgowns talking and drinking coffee. I have never slept better than when I started wearing lingerie to bed

scantilyclad on July 17, 2009:

i love sleeping in a nightdress and panties, and Hope is right you get a wonderful nights sleep!!

Zeta on July 15, 2009:

Oh! That is sad!

They had nice full nylon briefs with nylon crotch as well.

I will treasure my two nighties!

Nanciboy on July 14, 2009:

Shadowline, alas, is no more. (as of two or three months ago)

Zeta on July 14, 2009:

Nightgowns also feel wonderful walking around in the morning. Can't you imagine the feel of a soft summer breeze playing with the hem?

Shadowline often has nice nylon gowns on sale

Nanciboy on July 13, 2009:

Me inappropriate? I was mearly referring to forgetting to hold our tummies in and stand up straight when dressed up for taking pictures. What were you thinking of? ;)

50 Caliber from Arizona on July 13, 2009:

Unmentionables Nylon Tricot sweet!

I can feel the heat from this gown on Satin Sheets, one might slip out of a bed that is not level. :) I suppose you could have your wife tie you in so you don't slide out........ then the Spanx panties could earn there name.

Nice hub! It generates ones thoughts to full speed of delightful adventure.

Hope Alexander (author) on July 12, 2009:

That's what the flouncing is for.. now shush, you're dangerously close to being inappropriate ;)

Nanciboy on July 12, 2009:

Of course most of us wouldn't have a flat front as shown in the pictures when wearing gowns like these.