Mail Order 8086; ca. 1940s; Quaint Nightgown. Look a bit quaint in a nightgown with old-fashioned air. It falls fully from deep shoulder yokes, opens to below the waist, may be belted in if you prefer. Just a touch of lace or ruffling on the simple neckline gives a softer look to the tailored gown. For a warm, snug version make long sleeves - for a cooler version, try short sleeves.