Nightgowns Are Trending — Here’s Why

Eliza Huber

First there was “Renegade” and Dalgona coffee. Then, it was whipped Nutella and Megan Thee Stallion’s #SavageChallenge. But of all the topics creating buzz on TikTok these days, it’s the nightgown trend that we care about most. Upon searching #nightgown on the beloved Gen Z platform — a keyword that’s garnered 832k searches thus far — you’ll be met with a slew of results, from one user’s growing collection of ‘50s-era vintage nightgowns to another’s shock that women used to sleep in dresses of all things. 

That’s not to say that sleepwear has made a comeback recently thanks only to TikTok. Since 2018, nightgowns took a fashion-forward turn in the design department, with many brands like Sleeper, Loup Charmant, and Skin creating silhouettes suited for both inside and outside wear. Even so, now that the nightgown trend has TikTok’s stamp of approval, it’s safe to say that the age of the nightie has officially hit its peak. 

Not convinced? Just take a scroll through the other popular social media feed: Instagram. These days, one post after another features a pajama dress in some form, from silky slips to prairie-style linen frocks. In some, wearers can be seen styling their nightgowns as if they’re going out into the real world with bike shorts underneath and Teva-like sandals, while others are pairing their PJs with cozy home socks or fuzzy slippers

So, to help our favorite TikTok trend hit “Renegade”-level fame, we’re taking it cross-platform and rounding up the all-time best bedtime looks on Instagram. Oh, and in the not-so-rare case that you end up feeling inspired to post yourself, we threw in some shoppable options, too.

At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.

<br> <br> <strong>JansVintageStuff</strong> French Linen Chemise De Jour, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F716560120%2Ffrench-linen-chemise-de-jour-white" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>


JansVintageStuff French Linen Chemise De Jour, $, available at Etsy
<br> <br> <strong>Peony</strong> Aftersun Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Flisasaysgah.com%2Fcollections%2Fdresses%2Fproducts%2Faftersun-dress-lavender" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lisa Says Gah" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lisa Says Gah</a>


Peony Aftersun Dress, $, available at Lisa Says Gah
<br> <br> <strong>Hill House Home</strong> The Tati Silk Teddy, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hillhousehome.com%2Fproducts%2Fthe-tati-silk-teddy" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Hill House Home" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Hill House Home</a>


Hill House Home The Tati Silk Teddy, $, available at Hill House Home
<br> <br> <strong>La Perla</strong> Silk Chemise Slip, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.shopbop.com%2Fsilk-chemise-perla%2Fvp%2Fv%3D1%2F1562410461.htm%3FfolderID%3D53394%26fm%3Dother-shopbysize-viewall%26os%3Dfalse%26colorId%3D10402%26ref_%3DSB_PLP_NB_18" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shopbop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shopbop</a>


La Perla Silk Chemise Slip, $, available at Shopbop
<br> <br> <strong>Sleeper</strong> Atlanta Linen Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fthe-sleeper.com%2Fen%2Fproduct%2Fatlanta-linen-dress-in-black%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sleeper" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Sleeper</a>


Sleeper Atlanta Linen Dress, $, available at Sleeper
<br> <br> <strong>Loup Charmant</strong> Minerva Dress in Lace Jacquard, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Floupcharmant.com%2Fcollections%2Fsleep-lounge%2Fproducts%2Fminerva-dress-1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Loup Charmant" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Loup Charmant</a>


Loup Charmant Minerva Dress in Lace Jacquard, $, available at Loup Charmant
<br> <br> <strong>Pretties</strong> Picot Tank Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fprettiesvenice.com%2Fshop%2Fpicottankdress" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pretties" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Pretties</a>


Pretties Picot Tank Dress, $, available at Pretties
<br> <br> <strong>HVN</strong> Lace-Trimmed Printed Stretch-Modal Jersey Chemise, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.net-a-porter.com%2Fen-us%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fhvn%2Flace-trimmed-printed-stretch-modal-jersey-chemise%2F1225523" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Net-A-Porter" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Net-A-Porter</a>


HVN Lace-Trimmed Printed Stretch-Modal Jersey Chemise, $, available at Net-A-Porter
<br> <br> <strong>Eileen West</strong> Poetic Chemise, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eileenwest.com%2Fcollections%2Fsc-eileen-west-plus%2Fproducts%2Fpoetic-chemise-white" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Eileen West" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Eileen West</a>


Eileen West Poetic Chemise, $, available at Eileen West
<br> <br> <strong>Hill House Home</strong> The Ellie Nap Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hillhousehome.com%2Fproducts%2Fthe-ellie-nightgown" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Hill House Home" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Hill House Home</a>


Hill House Home The Ellie Nap Dress, $, available at Hill House Home
<br> <br> <strong>Universal Standard</strong> Jenna Jersey Sleep Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.universalstandard.com%2Fproducts%2Fjenna-jersey-sleep-dress-pale-pink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Universal Standard" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Universal Standard</a>


Universal Standard Jenna Jersey Sleep Dress, $, available at Universal Standard
<br> <br> <strong>Skin</strong> Shani Silk Chiffon Midi Chemise, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.verishop.com%2Fskin%2Fpajamas%2Fshani-silk-chiffon-midi-chemise%2Fp4325174509591%3Fcolor%3Dballet_pink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Verishop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Verishop</a>


Skin Shani Silk Chiffon Midi Chemise, $, available at Verishop

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