Channel Nap-Dress Vibes With These Sweet Midis and Maxis
In case you missed it, boho is officially back — and better than ever. The return of prairie dresses to runways and the rise of the cottage-core trend on social media signal a major sartorial shift. Gone are the days when mini lengths and bodycon silhouettes dominated the summer style scene. Now, long, breezy dresses in pretty plaids and romantic florals recall the free-spirited, bohemian style of early aughts It girls.
And don't get it twisted. A long, puff-sleeved dress does not have to be frumpy or shapeless. In fact, one of the most popular iterations of the flowy dress trend is the "nap dress," with its flattering cinched waist and smocked bodice. As the name suggests, these are the kind of versatile, comfortable pieces you can wear to a fancy dinner at your favorite restaurant, or just to curl up on the couch with a paperback. What more could you want in a dress?
Old Navy Fit & Flare Off-the-Shoulder Puff-Sleeve Smocked Cotton-Poplin Midi Dress
Move over, LBD. A flowy midi dress is the most stylish way to wear black this summer. The Old Navy Fit & Flare Off-the-Shoulder Puff-Sleeve Smocked Cotton-Poplin Midi Dress ($55) has the dreamiest details, from dramatic puff sleeves to a ruffled neckline.
Old Navy Waist-Defined Flutter-Sleeve Smocked Midi Dress
Be the main character this Leo season with the bright yellow Old Navy Waist-Defined Flutter-Sleeve Smocked Midi Dress ($50). The stretchy smocked waist makes this piece as comfortable as it is flattering.
Old Navy Waist-Defined Puff-Sleeve Plaid Midi Dress
The Old Navy Waist-Defined Puff-Sleeve Plaid Midi Dress ($45) is the perfect piece to help you transition your wardrobe from summer to fall. It combines a light, breezy feel with a cottage-core-inspired autumnal print.
Old Navy Puff-Sleeve Floral-Print Pintucked Smocked Midi Swing Dress
The best thing about midi dresses is their versatility — they can easily be dressed up or down depending on your mood. The Old Navy Puff-Sleeve Floral-Print Pintucked Smocked Midi Swing Dress ($45) looks as amazing with white sneakers and a cardigan as it does with strappy heels.
Old Navy Fit & Flare Cotton-Poplin Smocked Cutout Cami Midi Dress
Flash a playful pop of skin in the Old Navy Fit & Flare Cotton-Poplin Smocked Cutout Cami Midi Dress ($34, originally $45). In one of many five-star reviews for this dress, a customer gushes, "This is a great little piece! The cutout is a nice touch and is at a good position where you can still wear a bra with the dress."
Old Navy Puff-Sleeved Floral-Print Midi Poet Swing Dress
With its long, voluminous sleeves and contrasting trim, the Old Navy Puff-Sleeved Floral-Print Midi Poet Swing Dress ($55) is the most romantic dress of the summer. It's giving prairie girl chic, and we couldn't be more in love.
Old Navy Waist-Defined Flutter-Sleeve Plaid Midi Dress
Not into a puffy sleeve? Try the Old Navy Waist-Defined Flutter-Sleeve Plaid Midi Dress ($50). It has the same flirty feel, but the ruffled sleeves give it a slightly more understated look. Plus, who doesn't love a dress with pockets?
Old Navy Waist-Defined Puff-Sleeve Smocked Midi Dress
Simple is sexy with the Old Navy Waist-Defined Puff-Sleeve Smocked Midi Dress ($50). A subtle ditsy floral print sets this piece apart from your basic solid-colored dress, without being too loud. Style it with tall boots and lots of layered gold jewelry for a boho look.
Old Navy Tie-Shoulder Floral-Print Split-Front Midi Swing Dress
Don't be afraid to show off a little bit of leg in the Old Navy Tie-Shoulder Floral-Print Split-Front Midi Swing Dress ($35). This effortlessly pretty dress has adjustable straps and an elasticized bodice for maximum comfort. Wear it into the cooler months by layering it with a jean jacket.