Now that it’s starting to truly feel like summer in most parts of the country, it’s getting to be too hot for all the heavy loungewear we stocked up on several months ago and beyond that, many of us are tiring of wearing the same sweatpants over and over (myself included). One solution to summer dressing while staying comfortable at home? The house dress. These easy throw-on dresses have always trended this time of year, but this year, they’ve become even more appealing—and that only means one thing: Time to usher in a new round of trends.
Once again, fashion people have proven to be a huge source of inspiration here, as they’re the first to test out these new dress trends and show the rest of us how to style them. From the loose and languid maxi dresses to cotton ribbed-knit styles and pretty smocking, this summer’s crop of house dresses couldn’t be any prettier. Whether you plan on lounging around, working from home, or, you know, just taking a nap, keep scrolling to see and shop the pretty dress trends that define the perfect house dress.