Long gowns are a type of sleepwear that cover a woman's legs and usually fall up to the ankles. Fabricated from a variety of materials to suit every weather, long gowns offer coverage in a simple and elegant manner without being overtly sexy. Loose-fitting and flowing long gowns in materials such as silk, satin, and chiffon can be worn for elegance and style. Long gowns may be embellished with lace and ribbons for a more luxurious look and feel. Women wear long gowns to feel romantic while also remaining comfortable to lounge around the home. Long gowns are sometimes worn over more erotic lingerie by women who want to leave something to the imagination.