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Bored of leggings? These are the 7 Best “Nap Dresses” for WFH Life

Saanya Ali

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Call me "cottagecore" all you want, but put me in a nightgown and play Taylor Swift in the background, and I'm a happy gal. During these past new months of quarantine, I've grown bored of my leggings and sweater wardrobe and my sweatpants have officially gone threadbare, so this winter, I've leveled up to the "nap dress," aka the thing that everyone seems to be wearing nowadays. And when it comes to finding the perfect "nap dress," the key is looking for a fit that is soft enough to go to bed in, but is still stylish enough to garner some "ooohs" and "aaahs" on a morning Zoom call or pair with some boots and a puffer for a quick grocery run. Here are 6 best nap dresses that you'll want to to sleep, snack, Zoom, and dance around your bedrooms in all season.

1. Sleeper Brigitte Linen Maxi Dress, $290

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This flowy frock has total ready-to-prance-through-a-meadow-vibes. The puffed sleeves, ruffled hem, and tie at the waist make it stylish enough to wear out to brunch with a cardigan or leather jacket, but the sheer, linen fabric makes it perfect for couch lounging too.

Shop now: Sleeper Brigitte Linen Maxi Dress, $290

2. Natori Yukata Caftan, $78

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Looking for a fun pop of color to spice up a wardrobe otherwise filled with winter neutrals? This patterned caftan has got you covered. The flowing sleeves and silky feel are the epitome of loungewear elegance.

Shop now: Natori Yukata Caftan, $78

3. Christy Dawn Bianca Dress, $218

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In the style of the classic peasant dress, this wear-everywhere number is light and breezy enough to avoid any under-the-duvet sweats, but also perfect to pair with tights if you're on the go. It also comes in five colors, so there's sure to be one that suits your style.

Shop now: Christy Dawn Bianca Dress, $218

4. Everlane Japanese GoWeave Slip Dress, $88

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Everlane has done it yet again. This simple slip dress comes in three neutral tones. The side slit is right-off-the-runway chic. But the best part is that it's made out of Everlane's own wrinkle-resistant fabric, so you can roll right out of bed and out the door without a care in the world.

Shop now: Everlane Japanese GoWeave Slip Dress, $88

5. Free People Walk About Maxi Dress, $78

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With winter in full swing, cozy is the name of the game. This throw-on-and-go ribbed sweater dress is effortlessly stylish, while also toasty warm. One reviewer commented, "I love this dress. It is comfortable and can be lounge wear or dressed up." Because of its maxi length, you'll have no need for a blanket when you're snuggled up on the sofa.

Shop now: Free People Walk About Maxi Dress, $78

6. Summersalt Cloud 9 Boyfriend Sleep Shirt, $80

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This breezy boyfriend sleep shirt is optimal for prime napping comfort, but the versatile silky fabric can turn this top into a complete fit with a pair of jeans or fleece-lined leggings in a pinch.

Shop now: Summersalt Cloud 9 Boyfriend Sleep Shirt, $80

7. Hill House The Nesli Nap Dress, $125

This powder blue frock is the brand's signature piece and channels total modern Cinderella vibes. It is soft enough to wear all night and elegant enough to pair with kitten heels and a scarf for a vintage brunch look in the morning. The A-line cut is also universally flattering.

Shop now: Hill House The Nesli Nap Dress, $125

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