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Mens dressing gown, ca. 1707-1720. From the Victoria Albert Museum. In the 18th century, what we now call a dressing gown or a robe was called a nightgown, morning gown or banyan and was something like a light jacket meant to be worn in the mornings and evenings around the house.  This one is inspired by Japanese kimonos and was woven in England.