19 Fall-Friendly Outfit Ideas For Your Nap Dress

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Regardless of you call it a nap dress or a house dress, this wardrobe staple is designed for lounging. It's a loose-fitting design comfortable enough to relax in, whether you're taking an actual nap or just watching Netflix inside the house. And, depending on the material, it may even be a more versatile go-to than your sweats. While the nap-dress trend got its start due to labels like Hill House Home and Sleeper, it's evolved since to be a closet essential.

In the warmer months, we typically wear lightweight versions in linen, silk, or poplin with simple, minimalist sandals or even sneakers. But cold-weather iterations come in thicker fabrics like velvet and wool — and they're rendered in color palettes and patterns that speak to the holiday season. Think plaid, checkerboard print, reds, greens, and deep blues.

Whichever style you choose, these dresses are all meant to make you feel restful but romantic, stylish yet effortless. As so many of us continue to work from home, this is exactly the type of mood-boosting outfit to make you feel a little more glamorous. And the best part is these dresses are perfectly appropriate for holiday events, from dinners to dates.

Ahead, we've rounded up nap dresses with long sleeves in darker colorways or autumnal tones, so you can dress for an easygoing mood without feeling restricted, whether you're stepping out or staying in. Scroll ahead for some dreamy, fall-inspired nap-dress looks from brands like Hill House Home, Sleeper, Doen, and Target.

How to Wear a Nap Dress

Wear your nap dress around the house barefoot, with a chic low bun slicked back and natural makeup.

How to Wear a Nap Dress

Style your nap dress with delicate wear-everyday jewelry, such as a nameplate necklace or a thin charm bracelet.

How to Wear a Nap Dress

Add on a pair of dark sunglasses and platform creepers for stepping out of the house. Finish the look with a thin choker necklace.

How to Wear a Nap Dress

Style your nap dress simply, with a pair of printed high-top sneakers that play up the color of your dress, and a handful of everyday rings.

How to Wear a Nap Dress

Get into full photoshoot mode and style your nap dress in an open field with a woven sun hat.

How to Wear a Nap Dress

Tie up your hair to showcase the frilly details of your nap dress, like a picnic pattern, ruffled sleeves, or elastic neckline. Wear a bunch of chunky rings and keep the rest of your accessories minimal.

How to Wear a Nap Dress

If your nap dress is embroidered with a colorful pattern, stick to a minimal sandal or flat in a neutral shade. Feel free to swing on a shoulder bag that accents the print on your dress.

How to Wear a Nap Dress

Highlight the shape of a pouf-sleeve with thick bangles and hoop earrings. This graphic-style look is all about shapes. Tie back your hair to allow full focus on your silhouette.