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Regardless of you call it a nap dress or a house dress, this wardrobe staple is designed for lounging. It’s a loose-fitting design comfortable enough to relax in, whether you’re taking an actual nap or just watching Netflix inside the house. And, depending on the material, it may even be a more versatile go-to than your sweats. While the nap-dress trend got its start due to labels like Hill House Home and Sleeper, it’s evolved since to be a closet essential.
In the warmer months, we typically wear lightweight versions in linen, silk, or poplin with simple, minimalist sandals or even sneakers. But cold-weather iterations come in thicker fabrics like velvet and wool — and they’re rendered in color palettes and patterns that speak to the holiday season. Think plaid, checkerboard print, reds, greens, and deep blues.
Whichever style you choose, these dresses are all meant to make you feel restful but romantic, stylish yet effortless. As so many of us continue to work from home, this is exactly the type of mood-boosting outfit to make you feel a little more glamorous. And the best part is these dresses are perfectly appropriate for holiday events, from dinners to dates.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up nap dresses with long sleeves in darker colorways or autumnal tones, so you can dress for an easygoing mood without feeling restricted, whether you’re stepping out or staying in. Scroll ahead for some dreamy, fall-inspired nap-dress looks from brands like Hill House Home, Sleeper, Doen, and Target.