A nightgown， nightie or nightdress is a loosely hanging item of nightwear， today almost exclusively worn by women. A nightgown is made from cotton， silk， satin， or nylon and may be decorated with lace appliqu?s or embroidery at the bust and hem.
From the 19th C， a loose fitting ， attractive robe worn informally at home. Usually trimmed with lace or ribbon， this was worn for rest with out a corset， or over a loosened corset. Supplanted by the tea gown in the early 1900s， it is now a feminine dressing gown in sheer fabrics.
A babydoll is a short， sometimes sleeveless， loose-fitting nightgown or negligee intended as nightwear for women. It sometimes has formed cups called a bralette for cleavage with an attached， loose-fitting skirt falling in length usually between the upper thigh and the belly button. The garment is often trimmed with lace， ruffles， appliques， marabou fur， bows， and ribbons， optionally with spaghetti straps. Sometimes it is made of sheer or translucent fabric like nylon or chiffon or silk.