This Comfy Dress Trend Is the Most Underrated Basic of Summer

I've always loved wearing dresses, but I recently realized that most of my collection is for work or events and not so much for lounging at home. (Sweatpants usually serve that purpose for me.) These days, I'm working on changing my dressy-to-casual dress ratio since I spend so much time in my apartment working from home. I'm still holding on to my special occasion pieces for wedding season, but right now, it's all about easy, breezy dresses.

It's not hard to quickly determine what kind of dress would be comfortable for lounging at home. We're talking stretchy, loose, soft, and unfussy pieces that are easy to slip on and off. To that end, I've rounded up 27 of my favorite casual midi dresses.

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This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Erin Fitzpatrick
Senior News Editor

Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 12 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of senior news editor (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.