There are so many reasons we love this lovely nightgown. It was designed not only for comfort but for beauty, made of exquisite fabric and lace, still has its original silk ribbon threaded through the neckline, sized large for that roominess we love. Everything you could possibly long for on a hot summer night. Dating to c1890-1910, the bodice is lush with lace. The thin silk ribbon used as trim has faded to a delicate pale pink. If you want more of a spot of color, you might want to replace it. Three large box pleats are at the front beneath the lace insets. Each side at the skirt bottom has a godet, a triangular inset to add volume to the hem of the garment. The sleeves are bell shaped, designed with a slit to the hem for ease of movement, and trimmed in the Valenciennes lace. A homemade nightgown, the gown is both treadle and hand stitched. The hand stitching is tiny and meticulous. 53"L shoulder to hem; 46" chest when fabric is fully extended; 52" at waist and hips when fabric is fully extended. There is nothing like an antique nightgown to make you feel wonderful. The cotton lawn is pure, the fabric is soft, the construction has withstood the years. And this particular nightgown is particularly easy to iron. You just can't beat that.