Don’t take the name too literally, though. While you could theoretically wear a nap dress to bed, it’s not solely a nightgown. The idea is that these dresses can be slipped on without fuss, are comfortable and non-restrictive, can be worn without a bra, and tend to suit all body shapes. They blur the lines between what you might wear to bed and what you might wear to a fancy brunch.
As someone who barely gets much sleep and certainly never takes a nap (I have a full-time job and a full-time toddler!), there is certainly a soothing allure and escapism to nap dresses. Perhaps that’s why I can’t seem to get enough of them. Lucky for me, they’re sticking around this year too. We spotted nightgown-style dresses all over the S/S 21 runways—from Copenhagen to Milan.