What Is A Nap Dress + Why Is It The Only Thing We Want To Wear Right Now?

What is a “nap dress,” you may be wondering? We all know that loungewear had quite a moment during 2020, but a nap dress really takes it to the next level. It’s meant to be something you can sleep in, and something you can wear to a picnic. It’s the Ophelia-inspired garment for day-to-night. A nap dress reminds me of something a young heroine of a Frances Hodgson Burnett novel might pull out of a steamer trunk. They’re superfluous, completely “extra” and yet highly desirable. Maybe it’s the current obsession with cottagecore, or perhaps it’s just our desire to spruce up all this time spent at home, but either way, we’re onboard with the allure of the ethereal “nap dress.”

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The Ellie Nap Dress


The Nesli Nap Dress


Gretchen Pinafore Convertible Dress


Sleeper Atlanta Gingham Balloon-Sleeve Dress


Ruffle Mini Dress


Relaxed Midi Dress


Natural Element Midi Dress


Bunny Strap Dress


The Caroline Nap Dress


One-Side Ruched Woven Dress


All Eyes On You Midi Dress


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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram