Our church had a bridal shower for an older lady in our congregation. She is in her 60’s, and this is both of their second marriage. At this age, they both have everything they need, so what do you buy the bride to be? Take a gander over to the Vermont Country Catalog, and you are sure to find something suitable for an older gal.
What we gave her was a very elegant nightgown and matching robe made by Eileen West. The nightgown is made of cotton, and is sleeveless with beautiful lace and ribbon. The Eileen West Moonlight Sonata Nightgown has a rounded neckline trimmed with lace, and the gown has eight shell buttons down the center front with a ribbon bow trim at the top of the neck. The bodice has vertical pintucking, covered with criss-cross lattice style lace.
The Moonlight Sonata Nightgown is ankle length with a full skirt and ruffle at the bottom, but above this ruffle is a very unique style that sets this nightgown apart from all others. There are more vertical pintucks, and the lace is sewn on top in a vertical zig-zag design. The approximate length is 52 inches. Wonderful.
This nightgown is paired with the matching Eileen West Moonlight Sonata Robe. The robe is a copy of the beautiful nightgown, but it has a lot of buttons all down the front with the same pintucking and lace overlays, but the long sleeves are cuffed with more lace trim that matches the neckline of the nightgown. The robe measures approximately 54″ in length.
According to the Vermont Country Store website, the material used, which is pure cotton lawn, is one of the coolest fabrics, and it is super lightweight despite the length. The gown and matching robe are easy to care for, you can throw them in the washing machine and dry them in your dryer.
We purchased the blue color, but these also come in yellow, mint green, lilac and white. The sizes range from mall to 3X, so there should be something for most gals here. We chose the size small in the nightgown, which retailed for $66.00, and a size medium in the gown, which retails for $80.00. That may sound like a lot of money, but this set is very elegant and oozes class, you can tell by looking at it that it is quality made and is expensive. It looks like an outfit that would be purchased at a high end clothing store.
The Eileen West Moonlight Sonata Nightgown and Robe were a huge hit at our bridal shower. This is a timeless classic, yet elegant design that could be worn by any age woman. I was very impressed with the workmanship that went into this set, and highly recommend it if you are looking for a very special gift.