Daylight savings has come and gone, Netflix is releasing new shows by the minute, and bomber jackets are trending—I'm starting to get the hint that hibernation season is officially upon us. The time has come for me to revisit my at-home wardrobe, and I'd be totally unprepared for months of series binging without buying into my new favorite trend that is maximum cozy, minimum effort, and instantly chic. I've decided that house dresses are the best way to step into 2022 with an elevated take on loungewear.
Gone are my early pandemic days of frantic Amazon orders hoping to find a solution to the newfound need for more time spent at home. I now have a strategic approach that is both comfortable and stylish, and I want you to try it with me.
It may be difficult for me to convince some of you to trade in your trusty sweatpants for a chic dress, but hear me out. Dodging seasonal woes becomes much easier when you feel like your best self, and this is the trend that will help you do just that. A new house dress is a purchase you won't regret because you'll be able to layer it with cozy knits for days spent at home, but you can also dress it up for a night out here and there—exactly what you'll need for this winter. I've gathered a style for everyone, whether you lean toward more tailored, menswear-inspired pieces or flirty, feminine silhouettes, so start scrolling.
Nothing But Knits
The knit dress is an item I can guarantee every WWW editor has, and so should you. We universally agree that WFH days, movie nights, and everything in between require this comfortable yet elevated dress.
I've decided that every winter wardrobe this year requires this shade of green.
Little House on the Prarie
This dress style is the definition of comfort first. I always find myself in between a float and a flounce when I wear this style around the house. The breezy silhouettes make them instant mood-lifters.
I swear this is the color that flatters every complexion.
Oh, to feel as young and free as Tom Cruise's happy-go-lucky character in Risky Business. Well, now you can sorta get there by simply throwing on your favorite oversize shirtdress and having an at-home dance party. I know what my plans are for tonight.
The infamous phrase "It has pockets!" comes into play here.
Slip Into This
Nothing feels more luxurious than lounging at home in a delicate slip dress. I'm trading in the recently revived cowl-neck silhouette and choosing styles that bring a bit of edge with intricate cutouts, scrunched straps, form-flattering necklines, and more.