Sweatpants and a hoodie might be your quintessential cozy at-home look for brisk days, but with the sun out in full force, it’s clear that we’re all in need of an easy outfit upgrade for warmer weather. The change in temperature calls for a style overhaul, which sadly means putting the heavier joggers to the back of the closet for another year.
Instead, we recommend something light, loose, and suitably comfortable to see you through sunnier days. The answer? A good ol’ fashioned house dress. We aren’t talking about restrictive bodices and heavy fabrics, either: These light and airy (and sometimes sustainable creations) give your body breathing space as temperatures begin to rise.
Whether it’s wafting through the kitchen as you bake something wonderful or twirling around the garden as you drink something lovely, the house dress is here to solve all your comfort conundrums. We’ve gathered the best easy-to-wear dresses on the market to help you keep cool and comfy as we step into a new season, so click through to find frocks made for both indoor and outdoor life.
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Oaklyn Floral Buttoned Shirt Dress, $, available at cupshe
Madewell Plaid Tie-Waist Midi Dress, $, available at Madewell
Summersalt The Smocked Maxi Dress, $, available at Summersalt
Zara Voluminous Braided Strap Dress, $, available at Zara
Nap Loungewear Bunny Strap Dress, $, available at Nap Loungewear
MINKPINK Vera Tiered Midi Dress, $, available at Urban Outfitters
Reformation Bucatini Linen Dress, $, available at Reformation
Alice + Olivia Shanti Eyelet Lace Midi-Dress, $, available at Saks Fifth Avenue
Athleta Presidio Dress, $, available at Athleta
Hill House Home The Ellie Nap Dress, $, available at Hill House Home
Endless Summer Extratropical Maxi Dress, $, available at Free People
The Somerset Collection by Anthropologie The Somerset Maxi Dress: LumenSilk Edition, $, available at Anthropologie
Lovestitch Gauze Maxi Dress, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
J.Crew Factory Square-Neck Tiered Dress, $, available at J.Crew Factory
NYTT Sunny Breeze Tie-Dye Maxi Dress, $, available at Lulus
Abacaxi Patchwork Tee Dress, $, …read more