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What Marie Antoinette Wore to Bed.

Marie Antoinette had everything. Her father was emperor. Her husband was king. She was queen.

But Versailles suffocated her. She hated the acres of ormolu, miles of mirrors, armies of flatterers. She yearned for something else; she yearned for innocence.

She almost got it- built another world for herself. Off in the woods, far from Versailles, she created a tiny hamlet of farms, cowsheds, private apartments with thatched roofs, dairies, vegetable gardens, a ballroom in the form of a barn, a little gleaming river, even a secluded meadow.

Few were ever invited to see it. But it was a sensation. Overnight, the aristocracy would have given anything for the privilege of ... milking a cow. Or any other favors.

This simple nightshirt epitomizes Marie Antoinette’s dream of innocence.

Innocent it is. No lace. No embroidery. No gewgaws. Pure cotton (the best there is). Fresh, white, crisp, innocent. Four-button placket. Band collar.

Sleep in it, walk along beaches in it, visit a secluded meadow in it.

Marie Antoinette Nightshirt (No. 1019).

Women's sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL.

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Item No. 1019


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Fabric Content: 100% Cotton.

Care Instructions: Machine Wash Cold, Tumble Dry Low, Only Non-Chlorine Bleach When Needed, Use Warm Iron If Desired.

Length ranges from 42” to 44”. Varies by size.

Generously Cut.

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By AJenner
Connecticut, U.S.A!
Confirmed User
sweet dreams are made of...
Mother simply adores these Nightshirts! Sweetly off to slumber and dreams...has a rainbow. If only they were available in an Extra-Large size for these broad shouldered friends of hers mainly me )
By LPeterson
Hampden, MA
Confirmed User
so good I've bought three
I first bought this several years ago and sadly lost it while traveling. I missed it so much I bought another. They were both white, which started to look a little dingy after the constant washing and wearing, so I bought a blue one, too. I'm between a 12 and 14, right between Medium and Large. I first bought this in Large, which is very roomy. My newer blue one is a Medium and I actually like it better.
By JWright
Miami, Florida
Confirmed User
The Most Versatile Piece of Clothing I Own!
I've been wearing these for years, and I'm ordering two more today! I can go to the mailbox in it, with slacks, and use it as a coverup for a bathing suit, plus a hundred other uses! It's my Saturday outfit!. PLEASE don 't EVER discontinue these!
By JFavuzza-Sneider
Westport, CT
Confirmed User
I fell in love with a false image. The illustration in the catalog appears to have a full width folding in front almost like it was pleated. So I took a chance on the only size availablea small. And since it was on sale, I bought two. It was the opposite of full. It was a straight cut with no give at all. So, I agree with the reviewer who suggested larger sizes be made available. And maybe draw a more accurate image for the catalog.
By BButler
Kansas City
My One & Only
Like a previous reviewer, I don't remember when I first ordered these, but I probably have had around 10 of them, including white (of course), peach & now, my new favorite, blue. For me, they are very comfortable & I use mine all year 'round.
By JBoyce
Houston TX
Confirmed User
More Sizes
I love this nightshirt, but need at least a medium, but prefer large. When will you have these sizes available?
By SStastny
I've had a white one for about 4 years, it's my general sleep shirt. I'm now ordering a blue one! Just lovely craftsmanship. I usually line-dry, but sometimes it makes it in the dryer. I really, really like this night shirt.
By KBeebe
Sacramento, CA
Confirmed User
I have been wearing these for more than 10 years.
Perfection year round. I've always had white ones, looking forward to the blue!
By MDuffy
Fairhope, AL
Confirmed User
Simply the Best
I currently own 7 or 8 of these. Whenever they go on sale, I pick up one or two depending on the shape of my older ones. They last generally about 5 years or so, and get better with each wash as you would expect 100% cotton to do. I've been wearing them so long I honestly don't know when I bought my first one! After the first night, though, I immediately ordered 2 more. LOL I don't care if the placket wrinkles or for that matter if the gown wrinkles... I pull them from the hot dryer and fold them I'm wearing them to bed for pete's sake! Best thing I've ever found in 55 years to sleep in!
By CMartin
Lake Mary, FL
Confirmed User
Sorry, Marie A !!
Not the most comfortable for an insomniac such as myself - cut was too voluminous, plus the fabric could have been a softer cotton.
By csandlin
United States
Confirmed Buyer
I'm on my 2nd one and I've had it for years. My 1st one lasted for years as well and finally I had to throw it way because it literally was falling apart. I was so glad to see they were still in the ctalog when I needed a new one. It gets softer with age
By mimamura
Love it but I wish it comes with no-iron option
I bought it years ago and still love it but wish it comes with no-iron cotton (as option). Front and bottom hems curl up even hang-dry.
By LCunningham
St. Joseph, Mi
Love it
I have 3 of these and I dearly love them. One has gotten so thin and soft but I hate to part with it. My go-to night wear. I am about to order another. Mine are all white and thats the color I like best in these.
By pwilson
la verne, CA
Confirmed Buyer
Please do not EVER discontinue these. I will order them as long as I am in control of my sensibilities. They are comfortable for both summer and winter. More colors, please.
Confirmed Buyer
Simple, elegant-in-its-own-way
More than met my expectations so much so that I have two, and probably wont stop there. Look closely at he seams, the stitching who else pays so much attention to detail after timeless detail?
By LMann
United States
Confirmed Buyer
Not just for night time
Put on some leggings and a belt. Jacket and boots to suit. Crisp, cool and timeless.
By PGibson
Buena Vista, VA
Confirmed Buyer
Im very particular with whom I go to bed...
Well, I am! Marie Antoinette and I have been bed partners for the last ten years. We do allow my husband to join us. Hes a wise man as he finds Marie elegant and beautiful too. Its time to add another gown or two as I have worn out two of my last three. I had wanted to add a lavender one last year, but every time I tried to order one you were out! Im not going to let that happen this time. Ive made do with my old peach ones (not my favorite color, but it was a change from white!) and its about time for Marie to have a new color! Thank my dear Peterman for keeping Marie in the line. I cant imagine going to bed without her.
By EOsborn
Confirmed Buyer
I have been wearing these for over 10 years!
I have ordered this nightshirt for years. I think I am on my 6th or 7th. The all cotton and full cut makes it so comfortable. Nothing to bind you. It is also very modest and great to wear around your kids friends. Love the longer length for the same reasons.
By CBoyles
Holden, MO
Confirmed Buyer
Great for sleeping in or wearing in the house.
Smooth, soft material, no matter what color you choose. I got two of each and I look forward to more colors. Highly recommend.
By CCieri
Confirmed Buyer
best thing to wear in the hot summer weather
We just had more 90 degree days than we ever had during one summer over 40 so I lived in this wonderful Summer shift have both the lavender and the white. Great soft cotton material loose but still flattering.
By KCollins-Cunningham
Phoenix, AZ
Confirmed Buyer
The best! Style and comfort.
I love this gown. This has been a staple of J Peterman for years and I can see why. Its comfortable, stylish and not embarrassing to be caught in. I have the lavender and should probably order the white.
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