5 Lightweight Nightgowns That Will Keep You Cool All Summer Long

Sleep cool in these styles.


As if getting a good night’s rest wasn’t already a challenge, with the temperature rising, it can be even more difficult to get your eight hours. You may have already summerized your bedding with cooling sheets and breathable comforters, but if you’re still sleeping in the same flannel or polyester nightgown, you’re still destined for night sweats.

Upgrading your nightgown to a more lightweight and summer-appropriate style will keep you cool and lead to an overall better night’s sleep.

Scroll down to see our favorite (and stylish!) nightgowns for for summer.

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Eileen WestFloral-Print Swiss-Dot Cotton Nightgown

$70.00, Bloomingdales

  • Venise-lace-trim neckline
  • Pullover style
  • Sleeveless
  • Ayoka-shell button placket at front
  • Pintucks at yoke and ruffle-trim hem
  • Allover watercolor rose print and Swiss dots

Lace trim edging, pin tucked pleats and a cute floral pattern scatter across the soft cotton of this nightgown. The airy flow of the makes this a comfortable wear on those warmer nights.

A reviewer wrote: “I have only Eileen West nightgowns, I love the feel. My new nightgown is beautiful with very colorful flowers. I feel very feminine wearing it to sleep.”

Cotton Classic Nightshirt

$85, The White Company

  • 100% cotton
  • Length of back to hem: 35″

You can’t go wrong with this classic night shirt. This timeless style has textured stripes and rounded lapels that has never gone out of style. It’s crafted from fine cotton to keep you cool and features traditional piping detail.

Cotton Woodblock Print Nightgown

$59.50 (was $85.00), The White Company

  • 100% cotton
  • Adjustable straps
  • Three-button placket
  • Regular fit
  • Length of back to hem 34″

Inspired from the common Japanese artistic technique of woodblock printing, this nightgown is perfect for lounging, sleeping or even days at the pool or beach over a swimsuit. The gown also has mother-of-pearl buttons laddered down the chest for a delicate look.

Eileen West: Cotton Lawn Ballet Nightgown

$62.00, Nordstrom

  • Front button closure
  • Scoop neck
  • Sleeveless
  • 100% cotton
  • Machine wash, tumble dry
  • Sizes run large – downsize by one

Slightly longer in length but still breathable and lightweight, the Cotton Lawn Ballet Nightgown is perfect for summer wear. Plus, it’s crafted from the purest of cotton and edged with lace trimming for delicate detail.

A reviewer wrote: “So comfortable! Love Eileen West cotton nightgowns. They are so beautiful, wash and dry nicely, and perfect for those hot summer nights.”

Linen Stitch-Trim Nightgown

$76.30 (was $109.00), The White Company

  • 100% linen
  • V-neckline
  • Adjustable straps
  • Regular fit
  • Length of back to hem 36″

The Linen Stitch-Trim nightgown will make you feel like you’re sleeping in luxury. Linen is widely recognized for its cooling capabilities, making this a worthwhile summer investment.

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