The official robe of certain professional men and scholars, as university students and officers, barristers, judges, etc.; hence, the dress of peace; the dress of civil officers, in distinction from military.
Gown types include baby dolls, negligees, nightdresses, and peignoirs. Used for night or lounge wear. Often made of silk, cotton, or polyester, and sometimes includes adjustable shoulder straps. Sometimes worn with matching outer robe
The word "Gown" is used in several contexts in clothing and fashion. In Lingerie, the gown is the long version of the Chemise or Babydoll and is usually used for sleeping and lounging. Depending on the style, Gowns can also be worn as Clubwear and by erotic dancers.
Throughout the 18th century a woman's dress usually consisted of a gown and petticoat. The gown consisted of the bodice and skirt joined together, with the skirt open in the front to reveal the separate petticoat, which was an essential part of the dress and not an undergarment. (See also Petticoat and Stomacher)
Is like a chemise but varies in length from thigh, to ankle length. Variations do exist in the owners expectations of how they want to please themselves along with their loved one. Gowns may be worn as Lounge wear or for the bedroom. Full length gowns can be too long for very short women so it should be remembered when ordering small, medium or large.
A gown (medieval Latin gunna) is a (usually) loose outer garment from knee- to full-length worn by men and women in Europe from the early Middle Ages to the seventeenth century (and continuing today in certain professions); later, gown was applied to any woman's garment consisting of a bodice and attached skirt.
Black gown which you will need to wear to formal meetings with the Master (e.g. Master's Collections, signing the book of admission); to exams (plus cap and sub fusc), and to matriculation (plus cap and sub fusc). You are asked to wear your gown to Chapel and Formal Hall. Gowns can be bought second-hand from several shops in Oxford. A Scholar's/Exhibitioner's gown is longer than the Commoner's gown. All first year students will need a Commoner's gown.