From pyjama dresses to nap dresses, a clear trend right now is the fusion of comfort and style. Another iteration of the trend: home dresses. Not necessarily a new fashion concept, they have continued to gain popularity over the past few years.
“Housewear is the ultimate work-from-home outfit,” says fashion stylist Leena Alsulaiman. “It lifts your spirits instantly, requires little effort, but you feel comfortable. Also, ‘dressing up’ has a major impact on our mental health, when we miss our social circles and cope with the unpredictable future It’s very important when you’re anxious about sex.”
From a variety of styles, fabrics and features, we’ve rounded up our favorite loungewear from the internet, with insight from fashion experts.
The beloved Hill House nap dress is transformed and ready for your winter and holiday parties. With its silky drape and soft velvet touch, this navy blue number is perfect for flattering but staying comfortable. If you want a more understated version for everyday wear, you can also buy two flannel prints and a range of other colors and prints. Learn more about the Hill House brand here.
Flannel is one of the quintessential cold-weather fabrics, and for good reason; it’s warm, soft, and designed with simple stripes. Pair this Madewell flannel shirtdress with your favorite black boots and jacket for a complete look, or pair it with colorful bodysuits, scarves, and accessories for a more dynamic look.
Picture your favorite plush sweater. You can rest in it, run errands in it, and wear it for almost any occasion, but now it has pockets! This Cozy Karma turtleneck dress is designed to keep you warm and can be dressed up or down with a few simple layered pieces. Plus, it’s made from recycled polyester from post-consumer plastic bottles, making it a more sustainable winter clothing option.
If you live in a warm climate but still want to get in the seasonal spirit, this layered check dress is a fun and sexy option. The Midnight & Toffee colorway is paired with dramatic puff sleeves and a flowy skirt for all holiday spins, so you can wear this piece year-round.
An airy dress with the comfort of an oversized tee for lightweight warmth. It’s also available in standard, petite, and regular sizes, so you can find the size that best fits your body.
Who said that loungewear can’t show curves? This Skims dress is loved by critics for its snug, snug fit. Available in sizes XXS to 4XL, this casual dress comes in six seasonal colors, from dark cocoa to rich wine.
Free People is designed to give you a laid-back yet chic look. This long ribbed knit is cut with a crew neck and side slits so you can still move freely. Available in four colors, it’s an understated staple that you can wear casually.
We love these Hill House nap dresses. Comfy, cute, and available in 11 different colors and prints (plus pockets), you’ll want to wear this dress all summer long.
Fashion designer Olivia Romero says these pockets are useful because you can carry your phone, lip balm, a pack of tissues, headphones, and more. Available in delicate stripes and solid colors, this dress has just the right mid-length when paired with leggings to take you from warm weather to winter.
We love the look of this dress with a longer back and shorter front. With a racing back and pockets deep enough to hold your phone, we could definitely live in it.
Wear this shirtdress as a mini casual dress or layered with leggings or trousers for a more tunic look. Textured crinkled cotton gives the dress shape and movement without being bulky, while the collar and button details give the shirtdress a classic look.
Available in sizes up to 3XL, it’s pretty much the easiest dress you can imagine, with a swinging silhouette, pockets and tee-like material. You can also opt for a long-sleeved version during the colder weather season.
This jersey midi dress features an elasticated waist detail for more silhouette in this soft wool and cotton style. Wear it over your everyday workout clothes or when exercising around your home for a comfortable but non-distorting fit.
Nice button detailing at the neckline and an A-line silhouette, this voluminous dress has a modern edge.
Crafted from super soft Pima cotton, this formfitting midi dress is a lightweight dress that’s perfect to take with you all day.
With a ruffled hem and colors like pastel pink and bright red, we love this flowy pocket dress.
OK, but what about the house jumpsuit? We love this stretchy jumpsuit with an elastic waist and neckline, which can be off-the-shoulder or off-the-shoulder. Plus, it even has pockets for sizes up to 3XL.
This Everlane cover-up dress features a layered skirt, pockets, and high-fit top with wide bra-fit straps for an instant classic look. Everlane also has colors for every season. This Bluebell Gingham print is perfect for warm weather, the Autumn Fern is perfect for fall, and the print black floral is perfect for year-round wear.
Sometimes all you need is a simple satin petticoat to complete the look. Featuring adjustable shoulder straps and a flattering V-neck cut, this petticoat is available in sizes up to 4XL, so just your favorite statement accessory will give you a simple, stylish look.
Imagine how easy your day will be when all you need is this comfy t-shirt maxi dress, it even has pockets. It comes in sizes up to 26 and we really like this ox blood red.
This coveted Amazonian pyjama dress is actually designed as a loungewear, with a pretty boho style, loose fit and flowing long sleeves. See us rocking a Fleetwood Mac in this cotton-blend dress in the living room. Reviewers point out that it’s definitely oversized, and it’s also available in sizes up to 2XL.
We love the look of this casual sleeveless dress, it has so many cool prints, we might just have to buy more than one.
Crafted by contemporary Indian label World of Crow, this colorful burgundy cotton dress is effortlessly elegant yet effortlessly casual.