From nightdress to nightdress, a clear trend in fashion right now is dresses that blend comfort with style. Another iteration of the trend: loungewear. Not necessarily new fashion concepts, they have continued to be popular over the past few years.
“Lounge clothes are perfect for working from home,” says fashion stylist Leena Alsulaiman. “It lifts your spirits instantly and requires very little effort, yet you feel connected and comfortable. Also, ‘dressing up’ has a major impact on our mental health, as we miss our social circle and deal with stress. This is very important when dealing with anxiety about the unpredictable future.”
From a variety of styles, fabrics and features, we’ve rounded up our favorite loungewear from around the internet, combined with insights from fashion experts.
The beloved Hill House nap dress has been updated for your winter and holiday parties. With a silky drape and a soft velvet feel, this navy dress is perfect for a gorgeous yet comfortable piece. If you want a more subtle everyday version, you can also choose from 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 comes in a simple striped design. Team this Madewell flannel shirtdress with your favorite black boots and jacket for a complete look, or colorful leggings, a scarf and accessories for a more vibrant look.
Picture your favorite fuzzy sweater. You can wear it for lounging, running errands, and just about anything, but now it has pockets! Designed to keep you warm, this Cozy Karma mock turtleneck dress can be styled with some easy layering. 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 warmer climate but still want to feel seasonal, this tiered check dress is a fun and flirty choice. The Midnight & Toffee colorway is perfect for all seasons, and the exaggerated puff sleeves and flowy skirt are perfect for your holiday rotation, so you can wear this piece year-round.
This breathable dress is as lightweight and warm as an oversized tee. It also comes in standard, petite and regular sizes so you can find the perfect fit for your body.
Who said loungewear can’t show curves? This Skims dress is a critic’s favorite for its comfort and slim fit. Available in sizes XXS to 4XL, this relaxed dress comes in six seasonal colors, from dark cocoa to rich burgundy.
Free People is all about laid-back chic. This long ribbed-knit style has a crew neckline and two hem slits so you can still move freely. Available in four colours, this is an understated staple you can slip on and go.
We love these Hill House nightdresses. Comfy, cute and available in 11 different colors and prints (and pockets too), you’ll want to wear this piece all summer long.
Fashion designer Olivia Romero says the pockets are useful because you can carry your phone, lip balm, a pack of tissues, headphones and more. Available in pinstripes and solids, the dress has just the right mid-length length and can be worn with leggings to take you from warm weather to winter.
We love the look of this dress with its longer back and shorter front. With a racer back and a pocket deep enough to hold your phone, we could definitely live in it.
Wear this shirtdress as a mini dress, or layer it with leggings or pants for more of a tunic. Textured crinkled cotton lends shape and movement without bulk, while collar and button detailing give shirtdresses a classic look.
Available in sizes up to 3XL, this is pretty much the simplest dress imaginable, with a swinging silhouette, pockets, and T-shirt-like material. For the colder months, you can also opt for the long-sleeve version.
This jersey midi dress has an elastic waist detail that creates more curves in soft wool and cotton. Wear it over your daily gym outfit or while exercising at home for comfort without losing shape.
With pretty button detailing at the neckline and an A-line silhouette, this dress is loose and stylish.
Crafted from ultra-soft Pima cotton, this fitted midi dress is a lightweight dress designed to take you with you throughout the day.
With a ruffled hem and colors like this pretty pastel pink and bright red, we love this flowy dress with pockets.
OK, but what about loungewear? We love this stretch jumpsuit with elasticated waist and neckline, which can be off-the-shoulder or off-the-shoulder. Plus, it even has pockets up to size 3XL.
An Everlane cover-up dress with a tiered skirt, pockets and a high-waisted top with wide, bra-friendly straps for instant classic styling. Everlane also has colors for every season; shop the Bluebell plaid print for warm weather, the Fern for fall or the black floral print for year-round wear.
Sometimes, all you need is a simple satin slip to complete the look. Cut with adjustable straps and a flattering V-neck, this slip dress comes in sizes up to 4XL, so it only needs your favorite statement accessories to round out this simple, sleek look.
Imagine how easy your day will be when you can simply slip on this cozy tee maxi dress, which even has pockets. It’s available in sizes up to 26 and we’re absolutely loving the blood red.
This Amazon’s favorite pajama dress features a pretty boho-inspired pattern, a loose fit, and long, flowing sleeves that can almost be used as loungewear. See us rocking a Fleetwood Mac in this cotton blend dress in our living room. Reviewers note that it’s definitely oversized and also available in sizes up to 2XL.
We love the look of this slouchy sleeveless dress, which comes in so many cool prints to choose from, we might just have to buy more than one.
From contemporary Indian label World of Crow, this beautifully shaded burgundy cotton dress is elegant yet casual.