The good is this nightgown is so comfortable and soft. It's super stretchy and perfect for bed and getting ready in the morning. I usually do a robe, but I liked that I don't have to worry about tying and untying it.The bad is the material can be unforgiving when it comes to being flattering. I wouldn't really feel comfortable wearing this while having anyone at my house due to the thin material. It shows all the lumps and bumps, if you know what I mean. Wearing a bra would get rid of some of that concern, but I wouldn't ever wear a bra going to bed. If you live alone or just with your significant other, this wouldn't be a problem for you. I think if the material was a little more thick and less stretchy, maybe it would fit better.Overall, this gown is a great alternative to a robe, but wouldn't replace it completely for me. I'm definitely more of a robe girl, but I can see myself reaching for this from time to time.