In lieu of a real outfit diary (my usual Monday column), we’re going to talk about the Amazon Nightgown as that’s pretty much all I wore while I was on Cape Cod. This is one of my fav pieces of clothing for summer, it’s only $30, and I have a whole highlights section on my Instagram. (I’m also personally determined to get #amazonnightgown to trend!)
Amazon Nightgown Review
First thing first: Let’s give credit where credit is due. I discovered this dress via Hitha, who found it via The Buy Guide. Months and months ago she linked to it in her #5SmartReads Newsletter (which I highly recommend signing up for, besides all of the great Internet things she also tracks down amazing shopping discoveries which are always well priced and at least somewhat practical). A few months later and it is one of my most cherished possessions. It’s comfy, cute, lightweight, and… THIRTY DOLLARS (give or take!) It’s also one of my top-selling products… in July + August (so far, ten days in), more than 500 of you have bought it!
I’m going to answer all of the most frequently asked questions in today’s post… but if you still have questions, definitely leave a comment below and I’ll update the post/respond to your comment.
PS – If you are still nervous about buying clothes on Amazon, check out my tips for buying clothes on Amazon. There are a lot of sketchy products on Amazon, this is not one of them!
Amazon Nightgown FAQ’s
Is the Amazon Nightgown actually a nightgown?
No. Sorry about that. There’s been a bit of confusion and it’s because I have a strange sense of humor (and also this reminds me a lot of Busy Philipps’ Mr. Nightgown. I call it a nightgown because it looks like one. I mean maybe it could be? It’s a dress, a caftan, a swimsuit cover-up. It’s a movement. An internet sensation! But no, it’s not actually a nightgown. (Though I won’t judge if you want to sleep in it, it’s super comfy!)
How is sizing?
It definitely runs a bit small. Generally speaking at least! I have the colors “pink” (that’s the pink and purple one below) and “light pink” (up top). Pink is pretty tight in the chest. I’m always pulling it down to get it over my boobs but I don’t really care – it’s still cute. Light pink is a little big and I have to tie both bows or risk flashing the world.
My advice is to order two sizes – your regular size, and a size bigger. If you are particularly busty, go up a size for sure. Amazon Prime’s return system makes it so easy; yes it’s a pain, but for a very cute $30 dress, I think it’s worth it! I have heard from a few Instagram friends that you should actually go up two sizes if you have a larger chest.
But as a medium-sized person with medium-sized boobs, I was fine wearing a medium. (I’m usually a small or medium in dresses.)
How long does it take to come?
This also depends on the color. Definitely check out each individual color. Some colors are back-ordered. I ordered “red” and “blue” (LOL at these color names, they could have been so much more creative!) on July 19th and am still waiting for them. (I’ve been promised an 8/21 delivery date.) As summer is coming to an end, make sure to pick a color that’s readily available. Luckily, Amazon is pretty good. It notes the anticipated delivery date for each color once you’ve selected a size. Shipping is very very fast (just a couple of days) if you select a color that is in stock.
What do you wear underneath it?
So I am of medium bustiness… not flat chested but not particularly well endowed and also not afraid to show a little cleavage? I do quite well with a cute lace bralette. I LOVE the Anine Bing lace bralettes for that reason – they’re perfect and easy and comfortable and if they show a little, it’s a nice little flash of lace. For a little more coverage, Hitha highly recommends these!
How to style the Amazon Nightgown!
Honestly, anything goes! Working from home? Wear it with the Amazon Slippers (should we get those to trend too?). Sneakers are cute! I love it with my beloved gold Birkenstocks for what my father coined, a “Mamas and the Papas vibe” (Totally into that!)
Or pair it with heels and the Amazon Pearl Earrings (lol, these are my latest Amazon obsession… more to come on these but I guess I’m just adding a capital “Amazon” to all my favs). I’m linking a few other bloggers’ posts below but definitely check out the Amazon Nightgown highlight on my Instagram page!
Can you nurse in it?
A lot of people asked me this and honestly, I don’t know. I have no experience here and don’t know anyone with it who have tried. It is pretty tight in the bust. BUT if you size up it could be possible!? I would love for any mamas who read here to weigh in and I’ll absolutely update the post with your advice.
The nightgown has made its way around the blogosphere. Here are how four of my friends + fav influencers styled it!
Amazon nightgown… but make it fashion. OF course, Blair manages to make this $30 dress look like high fashion!
And last but certainly not least is Anna Jane Wisniewski! How cute is she in hers!?
I could not love this thing more. Best $30 purchase ever!
Also, a reminder: if you buy the nightgown and rock it, post it to Instagram and tag me (+ use hashtag #amazonnightgown!) I love reposting my favs!!!!