Although the nap dress hit its stride during the summer of 2020, we’re still obsessed with its nonchalant qualities. The flowy, Victorian-meets-minimalist-chic frock formerly understood as a nightgown is now accepted as daywear. Now, it’s a viral investment worth making and a style that is needed within the wardrobe of every dress fanatic.
How does this new and improved style differ from nap dresses before? The difference is subtle, but apparent. For starters, the frock features more structure with a smocked bodice and the loose sleeves have evolved into delicate puff sleeves or frilly straps. Also, nap dresses are no longer only one tone and simple. Now there are eye-catching patterns, embroidery, and colorful hues to choose from.
Where the nap dress was inherently bedroom-born as a sleepwear piece that took to the streets, the nap dress 2.0 is a comfy daywear that can go from napping to brunching to lounging about your day. If you’re still not sure how to picture this all-purpose frock, scroll forth to see the best nap dresses that we’ve lined up ahead.
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