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Wake Up to 12 New Perfect Summer 2021 Nap Dresses

Wake Up to 12 New Perfect Summer 2021 Nap Dresses

A red-hot fashion trend during the coronavirus lockdown, the nap – or “house” dress – remains a key fashion element for spring summer 2021. As warm weather returns, their chic, comfortable and cozy allure is only growing. So, what are the best new designer “nap dresses” (or house dresses, or kaftans) to buy right now for spring summer 2021?

what is a nap dress, and why do you need one?

Whether you call it a nap dress, a flowy tunic, a kimono or even a muumuu, the house dress has been having a renaissance as a hot fashion trend. As we previously reported, the nap dress was the “it” look last summer and fall. And for spring summer 2021, it’s still going strong.

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As our correspondent Jillian Tangen shared with us last season, the nap dress is a master multi-tasker and its becoming a wardrobe essential.

Wake Up to 12 New Perfect Summer 2021 Nap Dresses

New spring summer 2021 nap dresses to buy now.

Made from billowing linens, cozy cottons and floating silks, voluminous house dresses have become a welcome escape from the endless cycle of sweat suits we all lived in during The Great Lockdowns.  With no buttons or waistbands, house dresses offer easy comfort, while at the same time providing a slightly more pulled-together look than typical athleisure outfits. Win-win!

12 New Perfect Summer 2021 Nap Dresses

Here’s our edit of the fresh new takes on nap dresses that are perfect for spring summer 2021.

1. Hill House Home

The O.G. of the nap dress, Hill House Home now offers several variations on the original. This “Ellie” nap dress in gold jacquard features ​elasticated smocking, ruffled shoulders and a tiered midi skirt. Just looking at it makes us feel happy.

 

best summer 2021 nap dresses

 

BUY NOW: $225.

2. Ganni

GANNI’s organic cotton-blend seersucker minidress delivers the cool Scandi vibe that devotees of the brand adore. And really, what’s not to like? Cool, crisp and comfortable – and it’s made of recycled fabric.

best summer 2021 nap dresses

BUY NOW: $235.

3. Lee Mathews

Nothing says carefree summer like gingham, right? Lee Mathew’s blue and white Bessie dress is accented with gingham checks and airy puffy sleeves. Crafted from cotton with a bow-embellished square neckline, it’s gathered at the empire waist and tiered with pleats down to the knee-length hem.

BUY NOW: $460.

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4. Poupette St Barth

This “Sasha” floral mini dress from Poupette St Barth is a flirty and fun take on the nap dress. It sports easy breezy purple fringe trim and white lace, flutter sleeves and a V-shaped neckline.

 

BUY NOW: $270.

5. Hill House Home – the Caroline Nap Dress

The brand describes the Caroline Nap Dress as “a nightgown you’ll never take off.”

 

best summer 2021 nap dresses

BUY NOW: $100.

6. LoveShackFancy

This pale lavender Freja minidress from LoveShackFancy is made from cotton, with a square neckline and voluminous balloon sleeves. A combination of floral and starfish embroidery up the ante for romance, charm and dreams of the summer.

 

BUY NOW: $405.

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7. Zimmerman

This romantic Brighton day dress from Australian brand Zimmerman is crafted from lightweight cotton with bow-ties at each shoulder.

best summer 2021 nap dresses

BUY NOW: $650.

8. La DoubleJ

This vibrant blue maxi from La DoubleJ is made in Italy from cotton poplin. Perfect for lounging around in Positano . . .

 

BUY NOW: $850.

9. Staud

Scandi brand Staud nails the 1950-s California vibe with this breezy blue ombre gingham dress. It’s crafted from sustainable recycled nylon and sports a wide Cuban collar and a matching fabric belt.

BUY NOW: $375.

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10. Horror Vacui

Horror Vacui’s cornflower-blue Defensia maxi dress is like something out of a Gothic fever dream – all the better to nap in, no?

best summer 2021 nap dresses

BUY NOW: $1,198.

11. Lisa Marie Fernandez

Lisa Marie Fernandez’s pale orange check Muu Muu dress is a dream of a summer’s day: cotton-blend voile with a square neckline framed by gathered sleeves.

 

BUY NOW: $695.

12. Melissa Odabash

Melissa Odabash’s Corina kaftan keeps last summer’s love of broderie anglaise alive and well.

 

best summer 2021 nap dresses

BUY NOW: $350.

new nap dresses perfect to welcome summer 2021

That’s our edit of the fresh new takes on nap dresses that are perfect for spring summer 2021. Which one will you be curling up with, dear reader?

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