Help dating men’s nightgown

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by acceber, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. acceber

    acceber Registered Guest

    I got this from an estate sale, sold by a 60something woman who says this belonged to her great great grandfather. If it is that old, it’s in incredible condition. There are no tags anywhere. It’s very white, rather stiff, unfinished seams and only opens in the front about halfway down. Thanks for your help!

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  2. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Trade Member

    I think this may be Edwardian era, 1900 - 1910. But I doubt with all that eyelet, th epuffed sleevs, and the extensiive back gathers, that it was a man's. Maybe her Great Grandmother's? Men's nightshirts had a more tailored appearance - much like a very long dress shirt.
  3. 196t's

    196t's Registered Guest

    Agreed. That pleating around the bust and the back look more feminine to me.
  4. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    I agree that it's too lacey for a man's, however, we had a similarly fancy nightgown donated a couple of years ago that the donor said was her GGgrandfather's. However, it was based only on family hearsay, so I disregarded her story. I have never seen an image in a catalogue of a man's nightgown that lacey.
  5. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand Trade Member

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