9 Stylish and Comfy House Dresses You’ll Want to Live in 24/7
Get ready to fall in love with the season's most effortlessly cool house dresses—perfect for every style, size, mood and budget.
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The house dress is the modern era’s answer to unmatched comfort and style all in one package. It rivals the casual coziness of the best loungewear. And it offers an elevated take on the typical leggings and stylish tops combo for the days when you can’t be bothered to put together a full ensemble. House dresses are even trendy and stylish enough to wear out of the home, taking you seamlessly from Zoom meetings to the grocery store to get-togethers with friends.
In short, these classic dresses are one-and-done fashion solutions without any added effort. They’re simple, elegant and, perhaps best of all, comfortable to wear year-round. Read on for our favorite casual and cozy-but-still-chic house dresses, whether you’re hanging out, going out or even working out. The only challenge? You’re going to want them all.
Hill House Home Ellie Nap Dress
You don’t have to choose between comfort and style with the Hill House Home Ellie nap dress. This viral Internet sensation comes in plenty of eye-catching prints and simple neutrals. The flattering A-line silhouette is accented with elasticated smocking, ruffled shoulders, a tiered midi skirt and pockets you can actually use. So no wonder it’s one of the most popular house dresses on the market.
Plus, it’s available in sizes XXS through 2XL to suit a variety of body types. Wear it on its own at home, or gussied up with kitten heels and statement accessories to be the best-dressed guest at a casual wedding.
Quince Fit & Flare Knit Dress
The Quince Fit & Flare knit dress is the perfect balance of comfort and sophistication. It offers a subtly sexy square neckline, as well as two front pockets that make carrying a phone and lip balm easier than ever.
You’ll feel good in and about this purchase. The dress is constructed from sustainably-sourced wood that’s been converted into Tencel, which is a soft and stretchy fabric. The production also uses less water, and the dyes are environmentally-friendly, making this stunner an excellent eco-friendly gift for fashion lovers.
Cozy Earth Rib Knit Tank Dress
The forgiving drape of this Cozy Earth rib knit frock makes it one of the best house dresses on the market. Most rib knit dresses are clingy and show every lump and bump, but the double-layered tank style of this beauty loosely hugs curves in the most flattering way possible. It’s also made from bamboo viscose for a sustainable take on trendy fashion (P.S. If you’re a hot sleeper, stock up on some bamboo pajamas, too). With an impressive 10-year warranty, it’s easy to wash and wear repeatedly without worry.
The clean lines lend well to office wear when topped with a blazer and accessories. But it’s so soft and cozy you may just want to wear it snuggled up beneath warm flannel sheets. It comes in four neutral colors and is offered in sizes XS through XXXL, so there’s a perfect option for nearly everyone.
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Eileen West Grace Nightgown
This Eileen West Grace nightgown is one part sleep shirt, one part romantic frilly dress. It also looks like it stepped right out of the pages of your favorite romance novel. Available in two soft feminine blue-toned prints, it boasts a flattering square neck and back that show just the right amount of skin.
Wear one of these house dresses to bed, accessorize it for daytime functions or show up to your next Zoom conference call without anyone ever realizing you’re in your pajamas.
Everyday Cloudful Flare Activity Dress
Get in some exercise or do nothing at all in this trendy and super practical Halara dress. It comes in dozens of colors, regular and plus sizes and is made of the same workout-style material you love in leggings.
The attached shorts feature pockets on both sides for storing essentials, and the top boasts a built-in bra that reviewers can’t stop raving about. Here are some more exercise dresses for every body type and occasion.
Lake Pajamas Veranda Dress
Embrace the prim-and-proper side of your personality in this perfectly preppy Lake Pajamas Veranda house dress. It comes in a classic navy-and-white gingham check and a powder blue poplin stripe. The frock features puffed sleeves and smocked detailing at the neck and hits just above the knee.
The loose, unlined style is perfect for warm-weather lounging or layering with a cardigan. It’s also easy to throw in the washing machine and dryer, so you can keep it in constant rotation. Or, purchase multiple of these beloved house dresses so you’ll never have to wait for wash day. While you’re at it, you might want to get yourself one of Lake’s pajama sets, too.
Pact Airplane Tank Dress
You’ll love this stylish organic cotton Pact Airplane tank dress for a variety of reasons, but particularly for its throw-it-on-and-go easiness. This customer favorite is a one-and-done fashion statement available in a variety of trendy color options. It’s also a sustainably made dress that uses far less water than conventional cotton. There are also no toxic chemicals, and it’s manufactured in a Fair Trade–certified factory.
Public Rec Go-To Dress
Sporty types and those with athletic builds will quickly fall in love with this Public Rec Go-To dress. This moisture-wicking, cap-sleeved gem is sure to become a closet cornerstone. It’s made of stretchy performance fabric that feels like a tee and can flex for every occasion.
With some trendy jewelry, it’s ideal for an evening out. When dressed down, it’s one of the comfiest and most breathable house dresses out there. It’s also wrinkle-resistant and features figure-flattering gathering at the waist.
Amazon Maxi Dress
With more than 11,000 five-star reviews, this maxi dress is by far one of the most popular dresses on Amazon. Stylish and super affordable, these sleeveless house dresses come in dozens of shades and prints, in sizes S through XXL.
“Love, love, love these dresses!” shares verified Amazon reviewer Catherine. “I bought two because I couldn’t decide, and I’m so glad I did. I’ve washed and dried them a few times, and the color has held up, and they don’t seem to wrinkle too terribly, if at all, when you leave them in the dryer overnight.”
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