As the temperatures continue to drop, we're reaching for all things cozy in just about every shape and form. From fuzzy cardigans and sweatshirts to Sherpa hoodies, there are plenty of things we plan on sinking into during the next two seasons — and we can now add nap dresses to that list.
The nap dress trend first went viral during the summer of 2020, as people ditched pants and restrictive clothing for more breezy options. The style caught on quickly as it looks nice enough for Zoom calls yet is comfortable enough to sleep in.
Just last month, Hill House Home, the brand behind the original Nap Dress, released an entire holiday collection that clearly shows the summer staple is a winter must-have, too. Midi dresses with flutter sleeves and buttery-soft velvet are the focal points of the collection, and we're so tempted to add each style to our carts.
Hill House Home Nap Dress Holiday Collection
"The Hill House Holiday collection is inspired by the joy and merriment that encompasses the holiday season and includes a range of pieces that can be worn both for festivities [and] for those cozy nights at home," Nell Diamond, Founder and CEO of Hill House Home told Shop TODAY in an email. "Our prints and fabrics reflect those moments."
While the dresses tend to be splurge-worthy, the brand is giving shoppers a chance to save up to 50% on some styles, including The Ellie Nap Dress. Other pieces, such as the Jasmine Nap Dress and the Pandora Tulle Skirt are already out of stock, so we have a feeling pieces from the holiday collection and the annual sale will sell out fast. Below, we rounded up some of the new styles that are still available, so you can shop them now and arrive fashionably late to all your holiday parties later.
Of course, no look is complete without matching accessories. This padded headband comes in six different designs that correspond with the new prints featured in the holiday collection.
If you prefer a longer dress, this style hits right above the ankle. It's a simple piece, with a smocked neck and puff sleeves, that comes in 10 different colors and patterns, including solid shades and a dainty embroidered design. The fabric itself is sheer, which makes it a great option for sleeping on hot nights.
With an A-line cut, smocked bodice and ruffle shoulders, the Ellie Nap Dress is one of Hill House Home's bestselling designs. The dress is stunning on its own, but if you want to add an extra layer during the winter months, the brand says you can easily pair it with a bodysuit. As part of the annual sale, you can find this piece in certain designs and sizes discounted for up to 30% off.
The Katherine features a shorter hem compared to most of the dresses Hill House Home has to offer. You can find it in seven different prints, including this Sheer White Swiss Dot design that is on sale for 20% off right now.
Many of the holiday-inspired prints of this babydoll dress are selling out fast, but you can opt for timeless shades like this Navy Poplin style for year-round wear. The contrast of the smocked bodice and puff-sleeves make it a statement-maker.
The "mini me" in your life deserves a nap dress, too! The Tiny Ellie Nap Dress is a new addition to the Hill House Home collection and offers a perfect matching fashion opportunity for this year's family holiday card!
Another new addition to the lineup, this A-line style features some of the details also found on the Ellie dress. However, you can opt to move the neckline onto the shoulder or off the shoulder, whatever you prefer. The velvet designs are nearly out of stock, but you can shop this sleek Black Poplin style in sizes XXS-2XL.
With its puff sleeves and smocked top, this dress is bringing the drama. It comes in four different designs, including Black Poplin and a Burgundy Botanical pattern.
More velvet dress styles
Looking for more velvety styles in different sizes or colors? We scoured other retailers to find similar seasonal dresses that will elevate any holiday look.
Though this dress is made from polyester, it is just as eye-catching as other velvet pieces. It is a true wrap dress, but you can adjust the fit with the included matching belt.
This breezy style comes in two colors, navy and Chaparral, and is available in sizes XS-4X. The short puff sleeves and split neck make it look and feel super stylish.
If you're looking for other festive prints, you can never go wrong with paisley. The faux-wrap style of this velvet piece means you don't have to worry about it untying as the day goes on, but you still get the fashionable look of a wrap dress.
This stunning velvet dress falls below the knee, so you can wear it for practically any occasion. It features a button closure and comes in sizes 00-24 in two different colors, black and "Old Forest" green.
This faux-wrap dress is sure to impress due to its sophisticated appearance. We love the deep red color and the hidden zipper closure that makes it easy to slip on and off.
Since it comes in simple colors like Honey and black, this dress from Anthropologie is a great fit for the holiday season and beyond. It features a smocked waist and is covered in "maximum-sheen" velvet, so you only need to throw on a pair of statement earrings to complete your look.
With its A-line silhouette, puffed sleeves and smocked shoulder and waist seams, this Ralph Lauren piece might become your new go-to holiday dress. It comes in a gorgeous Lipstick Red color, is available in a range of sizes and also features some of the dreamy detailing seen on the original Nap Dress.
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This article was originally published on Oct. 27, 2021.