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Using a fabric tape measure, obtain body measurements as follows and compare to the size chart below.
BUST: Measure around your body at fullest part of bust, keeping tape under arms and fairly level front to back. Larger busted women will have a more accurate reading if bra is worn during measurement.
WAIST: Measure around your natural waistline holding the tape comfortably loose.
HIPS: Stand with heels together. Measure around hips at fullest part (approx. 9″ below waist).
Tips for getting the correct size are at the bottom of this page:
|(Measurements are in inches)||SMALL||MED||LARGE||EXTRA SIZES|
|Bust (not bra size)||35½||36½||38||39½||42||43||45||47||49||51||53|
|Alpha-Sized (except panties)||XS||S||S||M||L||L||XL-1X||2X||2X||3X||3X|
|Numeric-Sized (except panties)||32||34||36||38||40||42||44||46||48||50|
|Comparable Dress Sizes||8||10||10||12-14||16-18||16-18||20||22||22||24||24|
|(Measurements are in inches)||Small||Med||Large||Extra Sizes|
|Bust (not bra size)||35½||36½||38||39½||42||43||45||47||49||51||53||55||57||59|
|Comparable Dress Sizes||8||10||10||12-14||16-18||16-18||20||22||22||24||24||26||26||28|
We have kept the original Dixie Belle panty sizing, which fits a little smaller than Shadowline panties. Once you know your Shadowline panty size (check our size chart at the top of the page if you’re unsure), you can use the comparison chart below to find your equivalent size in Dixie Belle:
Additional sizing tips:
- Bust measurements are more important for full slips, camisoles and garments with loose, flowing bottoms such as nightgowns or sleepshirts.
- Hip measurements are more important for garments with closer fitting bottoms like slips, pajamas and panties.
- If one of your measurements falls in a larger size or you prefer very loose garments, you may be more comfortable in selecting a larger size.
- Shadowline sizes garments for generous comfort. If you prefer your clothing form fitting, you may want to order a smaller size.
- Slip lengths (full and half slips) are measured from the waist down – nightgowns and sleepshirts are measured from the shoulder down.
- Bra size is NOT the same thing as bust size. Generally, you can convert by adding bra band size (i.e., 34, 36, etc.) to cup size in inches (A=1″, B=2″, C=3″, D=4″, DD=5″). For example, a 34C Bra size = 37″ Bust measurement. Measuring your body is the most accurate method for sizing.
- All of our products are listed in US sizing. Shopping from abroad? Use the conversion chart below to find your US size equivalent:
Anonymous (verified owner) –
Height: : 5.5
Age: : 55
I prefer the bridal collection. Although these are nice, the fabrics in the bridal collect are lighter and make you feel like a princess.
Height: : 5'7"
Age: : 75
More upscale than most Shadowline products. More upscale designs, please, and more colors!
Seriously, I wish you would do a totally elegant, upscale line. There are many older women who are larger, who have new husbands or serious boyfriends or who just plain enjoy and have the means to obtain beautiful things. A more expensive, elegant line, in addition to your regular line, I believe, would be a big income producer for you. Saks and Neiman’s styles are usually not cut for my body. Shadowline is.
Also, for goodness sakes stop putting red roses on your black gowns and robes. That is so so tacky.
Reply from Shadowline® (store manager) –
Hi! Thank you for your feedback. If it’s elegance and luxury you’re after, we think you’ll like our Silhouette collection: https://www.shadowlinelingerie.com/collection/silhouette-collection It’s our only sleepwear collection made using our Satintrique® nylon (alongside lashings of European lace), which is a semi-sheer fabric with a glamorous pearlescent finish. The peignoir set in particular is a very beautiful and popular option!
Bertha (verified owner) –
Age: : 60+
Love this gown. beautiful lace, washes well. No problems. Next time i will order a size smaller.
Best gown ever! I have 6 and I wouldn’t take anything for them! 4 are 30 years old!
Beverly S. (verified owner) –
Height: : 5’8”
Age: : 69
Consistently the highest quality! This is my 4th item from Shadowline and I am glad they survived the Covid shutdowns to still be able to provide us their products.
I have 8 of these gowns, love them, but would like some new colours
Louise Glass (verified owner) –
Height: : 5 foot two inches
Lovely nightgown and very comfortable. I’ve bought Shadowline for many years- my highest recommendation
Like some many others, I have worn this gown for years. And I’ve reached a point where I would love some other colors! I wear a 2X, and would even welcome a pink one! I’m really tired of blue. PLEASE make this style in the extra large sizes (1X-3X) in some pastels other than blue!
Reply from Shadowline® (store manager) –
Hi Judy, unfortunately Pink is now discontinued, but it’s available in a 2X in the short flutter-sleeved gown from this same Beloved collection. As for this particular nightgown, we appreciate the feedback on colors – while we don’t currently have plans to add more, we’ll be sure to mention it to our design team.
J S Elias –
I’ve had 3 of these nightgowns for years and sadly they are wearing out.
I cannot find my size (medium) anywhere online. Please make more of them in all sizes in the same material. I also wish you’d add more of the brighter colors back for this specific gown. I do not like pastels or black.
I like the thin spaghetti straps but the longer ankle length. I’ve tried other gown in the Shadowline nightwear but they just don’t feel the same while sleeping.
For whatever reason, I do not get tangled up in this goen when I sleep.
Reply from Shadowline® (store manager) –
Hi, it’s currently in stock in size M in Blue and Black. Pink unfortunately is now discontinued. While we don’t currently have plans to add more colors, we appreciate the feedback and will pass it onto our design team!
Kim D. (verified owner) –
Height: : 5’10”
Age: : 63
I bought my first Shadowline spaghetti strap nightgown 23 years ago and have bought 6or7 since then. I absolutely love this style and have one in every colour! It washes like a dream.
Maddalene (verified owner) –
Love this gown. Worn this style for years. You just.need listen to your customer and create more colors. Navy, Emerald Green,Royal Blue,Red, Purples , deep Golds,Burgandies etc. This is a gown your customer love but need variety. Thankyou.
Anonymous (verified owner) –
Height: : 5’7”8
Age: : 65
Very comfortable. Love the nightgown. It is hard to fine lovely night gowns today. Thank for your wonderful product. This is a great standard nightgown that works every night. Fabric washes well and looks great all the time. It is very classy. Your company has other night gowns that are a bit sexier but this is just beautiful and standard classy nightgown that everyone should have in their closet. Please note this nightgown is still flattering.
I’ve had the blue and pink gowns for over 4 years…so comfortable, wish the would come in more colors. Machine wash and hang dry.
Lorna Chung (verified owner) –
Love this one I just got a size too large my mistake
virginia hillegeist (verified owner) –
This is the highest quality gown that I have ever bought. I am in the process of ordering more gowns from you because the are excellent quality.
Marianne (verified owner) –
Love this nightgown, I am a tall woman so this is the perfect length! Can’t wait for it to be back in stock wish they made it in more colors!
akkarney (verified owner) –
Gown is too long, needs to be 6 inches shorter.
Manufacturer’s Response: Shadowline long gowns are typically 53″ from shoulder to hem. This Beloved style is also offered in a shorter, 40″ length, Style 34275: https://www.shadowlinelingerie.com/product/sleepwear/short-babydoll-nightgown.
Vicki O’Pecko (verified owner) –
Hey, how about a navy Beloved collection? Love the darker colors.
Glenda Gavin (verified owner) –
Just purchased this gown and it is everything I have been looking for. Was not familiar with this brand but found it on the internet. I will be ordering more . I purchased the long gown but will also be buying a shorter version for summer. I have been looking for this style for a long time (since my others wore out) and had had no success. I am so proud to find this. Fabric is so soft, colors beautiful and love the lace top.
SUZANNEJNELSON (verified owner) –
I am so pleased with this purchase! The quality of the tricot nylon is exquisite, and the lacy-appliqued bodice, braided straps, and satin buttons add to the allure of this beautiful gown. The sizing was a true fit with a little extra! I agree with some of the others, more colors please!!
tj4heard (verified owner) –
I love these gowns. I been buying them for years now & still love them . Thank you
Irene Peery (verified owner) –
I have several of this gown, both short and long. The long is my favorite. I have lost weight and now need to get smaller gowns. I have blue because that was all that was available. Would love a turquoise one. Noting that all the comments request more colors, would you consider doing so? I love the feel and fit. Works no matter what the season. Will be ordering new smaller ones soon.
pswilley1313 (verified owner) –
Love this gown, the more you wash the better it feels….Please bring back the magenta color…..
Jo-Anne Jones –
Love this nightie so much I have bought it a few times for gifts. My friends were so loving it I had to get them one as well. I do look for a matching color fo a house coat as well. Wishing they would bring back the Aqua (turquoise). My all time favourite
Ramona (verified owner) –
Still love the style! They NEVER wear out!!! Unfortunately, I have notice that the fabric is thinner than it used to be…I just wish they had more colors! Please bring red and purple to this style and bring back the deep teal!
Nancy Callahan (verified owner) –
I have been a fan of Shadowline night gowns for years. My favorite is the Lace Spaghetti Strap long night gown. It is so soft and silky and moves with me when I sleep. It does not bind or restrict me at all. The gown launders beautifully and always looks brand new. I have the pink and blue and am so pleased to find the black available in my size. I wish that you had more colors available in this style. I would buy them all.
It is a family Christmas tradition that I give my daughter a nightgown on Christmas Eve. She only wants the Shadowline Lace Spaghetti Strap long nightgown. Please keep making this style, we are customers for life.
Beverly Stanley –
I LOVE these gowns and currently have two and ready to add a third one. The quality of Shadowline nightgowns surpasses every other brand. Glad to see they are doing well as a company after re-orgong a few years ago.
I have all the colors except black which I am ordering today. I really love this nightgown. So full and comfortable and they make you feel beautiful. Please come out with some more colors. Perhaps a green or even red.
J Manning –
what ever you do , don’t ever get rid of this gown. I have about 5 of them and wear them winter and summer (in Canada). Just move so easily with you , look so beautiful and feel so elegant in them. Love the black , have the turquoise pink and blue. I used to have white but gave it to my daughter. She was thrilled
Patricia Schmidt (verified owner) –
I have worn this style gown for YEARS! So comfy and elegant! They never wear out! So glad to get it in the pink!
I own this. it’s lovely and comfortable. only limitation is that the medium is a bit small on me and the large is REALLY large! I already have this color and would order another if it was available in some other color!