Shadowline® Short Flutter Sleeve Nightgown

Style: 36280

NEW! Raspberry & Lilac
(55 customer reviews)


Our short women’s nightgown is made with a matte fabric that compliments the beautiful flower petal embroidery framing the face. This nightgown for women offers a flowing design for maximum comfort. Pair this ladies sleepwear with the 3/4 sleeve button down robe from our Petals collection.

• Short sleeve nightgown with embroidered flower petal design along scalloped neckline
• Our signature Petals embroidered yoke
• USA Fabric – 100% Opacitrique® Nylon Tricot
• 40″ length

Product Care: Machine wash warm with like colors. No bleach. Tumble dry low. Warm iron if needed.

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  1. Debbie M. (verified owner)

    Height: : 5'4"

    Age: : 69

    I’ve worn these gowns for many years. They are so comfortable. I’ve lost weight and went from 3X to 1X and these fit so well. I love these gowns.

    • Marilyn (verified owner)

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      I’ve worn the long version of this nightgown for years but decided to try the short version for the hot summer nights and for travel (less fabric, lighter weight). It’s a great nightgown.

      • Cindy (verified owner)

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        Age: :

        Very good quality gown.

        • Anonymous (verified owner)

          Height: : 5'2"

          Age: : 73

          I have always loved Shadowline nightgown. They are comfortable to sleep in and they are easy to turn over in bed. They last a really long time and are a quality product! It is the only nightgown I have slept in for over, probably, 40 years!

          • Kathryn J. Davis (verified owner)

            Height: : 5ft 2in

            Age: : 73

            I ordered the Navy Blue color but received a different color blue. Since I already had a gown in this color, I was very disappointed. I did not want the bother of returning it.

              • Reply from Shadowline Lingerie (store manager)

                Hi Kathryn, we’re sorry to hear about this. If you change your mind, note that you have 30 days to return an item and we will refund the return shipping cost if we made a mistake and sent the wrong color. You can find our full returns policy here: We’re glad to see that you liked the other gown that you purchased at the same time enough to give it a 5 star rating!

              • Anonymous (verified owner)

                Height: : 5'2"

                Age: : 76

                I’ve used Shadowline products for many years, but have just, in the last year, ordered my first two short flutter sleeve nightgowns. I loved the look and feel of the first one, so was pleased to order another. They are, to me, the perfect gown for warmer months. I’ll be ordering more in additional colors.

                • Anonymous (verified owner)

                  Height: : 6’1”

                  Age: : 74

                  I love the entire Petals collection. This nightgown is very stylish and comfortable. I love the nylon material and the colors offered.

                  • Jayne Bellini (verified owner)

                    I have been wearing this style nightgown for at least twenty years and I have 13 of the same style and size. I have received the last four and found them to be skimpier than the older ones. I am now in a nursing home and the nurses have a hard time getting them on me. I am truly sad that these don’t fit as well.

                    • Height: 5' 4"
                    • Age: 74
                    • Reply from Shadowline Lingerie (store manager)

                      Hi Jayne, we greatly appreciate your continued custom over the years! We’re sorry to hear your latest purchase isn’t a great fit. Please visit if you need to find our returns policy.

                    • Paula B. (verified owner)

                      Height: : 5 feet

                      Age: : 69

                      I absolutely love this nightgown! Silky and soft like sleeping in nothing, yet substantial enough to wear around other people. Will be ordering other colors and getting rid of my scratchy cotton pajamas.

                      • Carol (verified owner)

                        Height: : 5ft 2

                        Age: : 72

                        My absolute favorite gown

                        • Anonymous (verified owner)

                          Height: : 5"6"

                          Age: : 64

                          Lovely gown; material not flimsy and transparent as most gowns.

                          • Carol (verified owner)

                            Height: : 5 feet 2 inches

                            Age: : 72

                            Absolutely perfect

                            • Linda T. (verified owner)

                              Height: : 5'3"

                              Age: :

                              They should be tagless. The tags at the neck are very itchy and uncomfortable. Tags at the side seam would work fine.

                                • Reply from Shadowline Lingerie (store manager)

                                  Hi Linda, thank you for the feedback – we will pass your comments onto the design team.

                                • Kay Lanier (verified owner)

                                  Height: : 5’3”

                                  Age: : 78

                                  Love them

                                  • Shirley (verified owner)

                                    Height: : 5'4"

                                    Age: : 73

                                    I love the Shadowline Short Flutter Sleeve Nightgown! It is the only nightgown I wear. It is pretty, flattering, comfortable, and washes up beautifully every time! I am in the process of buying one in every color!

                                    • Shirley (verified owner)

                                      I just bought the Petals Short Flutter Sleeve Nightgown in pink, blue, and seafoam. I love them! Would you please bring back some beautiful colors that have been discontinued: MELON, SOFT PEACH, ORCHID, PERIWINKLE, and BLACK. I would love to have these discontinued pastels, and the black with red and pink roses with green leaves. Thank You!

                                      • Height: 5' 4"
                                      • Age: 53
                                      • Reply from Shadowline® (store manager)

                                        Hi Shirley, we’re glad to hear how much you like this nightgown! Unfortunately the discontinued colors aren’t coming back anytime soon, but we do have two new colors planned for the Petals collection in early 2023. Stay tuned!

                                      • Nancy H. (verified owner)

                                        Height: : 5'

                                        Age: : 72

                                        I love this nightgown. It wears well and is comfortable.

                                        • Anonymous (verified owner)

                                          Height: : 5'2"

                                          Age: : 70


                                          • Norma (verified owner)

                                            Height: : 5'1"

                                            Age: : 83

                                            I am very satisfied with style and sizing of this nightgown. I think the fabric is too thin in weight, not like others previously purchased.

                                              • Reply from Shadowline® (store manager)

                                                Hi Norma, we’re glad you like this nightgown style! The Opacitrique® fabric is the same as always and is known for being exceptionally opaque compared to standard nylon sleepwear, however it can appear a touch sheer in lighter colors. So if you want maximum opacity, we would recommend sticking with our darker color options.

                                              • Elaine (verified owner)

                                                Height: : 5’6”

                                                Age: : 76

                                                These gowns are so comfy in the summer. The high quality and workmanship harks back to the 1960’s The price is actually $ 40. Service was fast

                                                • verna v. (verified owner)

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                                                  Comfortable, pretty, wash easily, durable

                                                  • Debbie Cummings (verified owner)

                                                    Height: : 5 foot even

                                                    Age: : 63

                                                    I love, love the short flutter sleeve gowns. I went to visit my mother and she and my sister both loved my gowns. bought these for my elderly mother and my sister also placed an order for gowns.

                                                    • Corinne Edwards (verified owner)

                                                      Height: : 5’5”

                                                      Age: : 51

                                                      These are the most comfy gowns ever!!

                                                      • Shelley Wise (verified owner)

                                                        I especially love the 3/4 inch sleeves and the robes and gowns with the roses at the neck line. I am only 5’1″ and my arms and legs are short so these are my FAVORITE gowns and robes I have found!!! I have right many sets and then I buy just the gowns for the summer since I get hot flashes! I have been wearing these for a lot of years!!!! When my Mother was living these were the only ones she would wear also!!! I always would buy them for her for her Birthday, Mother’s Day and Christmas! PLEASE NEVER STOP MAKING THESE!!!!!!!!!!

                                                        • Height: 5'1"
                                                        • Age: 68
                                                      • Susan P. (verified owner)

                                                        Height: : 5' 3"

                                                        Age: : 72

                                                        This gown is so pretty. I bought it in pink and it is very feminine. My husband likes it too.

                                                        • Debbie M. (verified owner)

                                                          Height: : 5'4"

                                                          Age: : 68

                                                          I’ve worn this night gown for years. I can’t find it in the store anymore, but now I can order it online. I like it so much better than trico gowns, this one lasts a LONG time. And it’s so comfortable.

                                                          • Cynthia (verified owner)

                                                            Height: : 5ft 6

                                                            Age: : 60

                                                            Comfortable gown and very well made. Fabric is perfect weight.

                                                            • Alison G. (verified owner)

                                                              Height: : 5'3" and shrinking

                                                              Age: : 60

                                                              As always, the quality is the best. This length works for me as I am 5’3″ but stopped with my bad back. I really like the long gowns but trip over the bottom so I tried the short length. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

                                                              • Kathy G. (verified owner)

                                                                Height: : 5'7"

                                                                Age: : 63

                                                                This is my favorite nightgown!

                                                                • Barbara (verified owner)

                                                                  Height: : 63 inches

                                                                  Age: : 69

                                                                  Comfortable and once I removed the tag there was nothing in it that itches me. Love them.

                                                                  • Aneeta (verified owner)

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                                                                    I’ve bought Shadowline nightgowns for many years and will continue to do so as long as they are manufactured. The fabric is silky and very durable. I’m sure I’ve laundered one gown a hundred times and there has never been a seam rip or any other damage. The neckline roses always look fresh. My gowns simply never wear out, so the only reason I buy a new one is because I want a different color.

                                                                    • Lynda Phillips (verified owner)

                                                                      Height: : 5ft

                                                                      Age: : 80

                                                                      I have had several of these gowns & robes & the Dixie Belle panties they wear great & last forever! So glad to be able to get them again.

                                                                      • Kathy C. (verified owner)

                                                                        Height: : 5’7”

                                                                        Age: : 65

                                                                        I love these gowns. Have worn them for years, but can be hard to find so I was happy to have ordered. Soft and silky and wash well.

                                                                        • Nadine (verified owner)

                                                                          Height: : 5'

                                                                          Age: : 80

                                                                          As always very nice and will last forever.

                                                                          • Kathy (verified owner)

                                                                            Height: : 5'3"

                                                                            Age: : 60

                                                                            The quality of their product lasts many, many years. I have one that I bought so long ago (and still wear) I cannot even remember what year and was delighted they still make the exact nightgown. I have purchased two ! The quality, colors, workmanship and delivery are great.

                                                                            • Dawn S. (verified owner)

                                                                              Height: : 5’4

                                                                              Age: : 56

                                                                              This is the most comfortable night gown I have found!

                                                                              • Anonymous (verified owner)

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                                                                                These are my mom’s favorite nightgowns. She was so happy to get new ones for her birthday. They are well made, fit well, and are comfortable. Perfect!

                                                                                • Anonymous (verified owner)

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                                                                                  Love them

                                                                                  • Cheryl (verified owner)

                                                                                    Height: : 5"3"

                                                                                    Age: : 75

                                                                                    Love this nightgown. Ample dimensions and quality yoke with embroidery on it. I plan to buy more.

                                                                                    • Aville

                                                                                      Not a fan of the pink flowers on the black gown, but I do love a solid black gown. Would love this gown in solid black…please!

                                                                                      • Height: 5'6"
                                                                                      • Age: 60
                                                                                    • Lois Rao (verified owner)

                                                                                      Height: : 5’7”

                                                                                      Age: : 65

                                                                                      Love this style gown!

                                                                                      • Bev

                                                                                        I already have several but would love to buy more of these gowns, especially the Navy, Melon, Turquoise, & Saffhire. Alas, you do not have this available in a 3X in any of your lovely colors. Also, years ago you offered a waltz length in some of the styles which was perfect. Any chance that length will return?

                                                                                        • Height: 5'4"
                                                                                        • Age: 71
                                                                                      • Sanford

                                                                                        fab nightie

                                                                                        • Height: 5/9
                                                                                        • Age: 72
                                                                                      • Kim Johnston

                                                                                        LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this nightgown! My daughter loved hers I gave her, and my mother always loved these. In fact, when my mother passed away, this is the particular one I buried her in. I have several and they are the best!!

                                                                                        • Height: 5'6
                                                                                        • Age: 60
                                                                                      • kitsune.jaz (verified owner)

                                                                                        Shadowline is hands down the best on the market. I love this nightgown, comfy and well made.

                                                                                        • morrisjulie93 (verified owner)


                                                                                          • Height: 5’5
                                                                                          • Age: 71
                                                                                        • Kim G (verified owner)

                                                                                          The gowns are beautiful, comfortable and elegant. I have every color and will wear nothing else!

                                                                                          • Ava Allen

                                                                                            I’ve been wearing Shadowline for at least 25 years. I still have the first one I bought. The fabric is so durable and the most comfortable I’ve ever worn. The quality is above all others. There is simply no other that can compete.

                                                                                            • Connie Heddleston

                                                                                              My mother is in the nursing home and has every color of your gown. That is the only brand she will wear and they last so long. I do wish however that you would make one in yellow. She has one from long ago in yellow but it has been washed so many times it has begun to fade. She wears the short flutter sleeve gowns.

                                                                                              • Doreen Thibodeau (verified owner)

                                                                                                I didn’t think I could find this nightgown ever again. I have looked everywhere. Then I found it here. I bought this 40 years ago when I was pregnant for my last daughter. It is still in great shape and I love it. Best ever and so comfy. I just bought 2 more and am in love with them. They are the exact thing. I was amazed. I would recommend to everyone. I am now 71 and still love this nightgown. Thank you for staying in business and for the fine quality you have kept ❤️

                                                                                                • Jeanette (store manager)

                                                                                                  About 25 years ago I bought four Shadowline nightgowns at a hospital gift shop. I’m still wearing them, every night, night after night, and they’re all in perfect condition except for a shoulder seam on one of them which I’m going to mend.
                                                                                                  I just thought you might like to hear from a very satisfied customer.
                                                                                                  Thanks for making such an excellent product.

                                                                                                  • Melba Thompson

                                                                                                    Only gowns I will wear! Last forever.

                                                                                                    • Nancy L. Khoury (verified owner)

                                                                                                      I now have 3 of these gowns. Two of them I have had for years and believe they will last forever. The last one I ordered was for a neat new color (red), These gowns are comfortable and flattering. I would recommend them to anyone who wants a good night’s sleep.

                                                                                                      • Martha

                                                                                                        I have five of these nightgowns. The first two I had for about 10 years, I love them, the first ones looks as good as new ones.

                                                                                                        • Joanne

                                                                                                          Love this gown. I have five. They are well made, have the first one for five years and it is as good as new.

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                                                                                                          Size Guide >

                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                          Waist 25 26 28 30 32 34½ 36½ 38½ 40½ 42½ 44½
                                                                                                          Hip 35 37 39 41½ 43 45 47 49 51 53 55
                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                          Numeric-Sized Panties 4 5 5 6 7 7 8 8 9 10 11
                                                                                                          Alpha-Sized Panties S S S M L L XL-1X 2X 2X 3X 3X
                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                          Waist 25 26 28 30 32 34½ 36½ 38½ 40½ 42½ 44½ 46.5 48.5 50.5
                                                                                                          Hip 35 37 39 41½ 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 57 59 61
                                                                                                          Alpha-Sized Garments XS S S M L L XL-1X 2X 2X 3X 3X 4X 4X 5X
                                                                                                          Numeric-Sized Garments 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
                                                                                                          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: