Some of Rihanna's going-out outfits aren't always try-this-at-home kind of fare, but after she swapped her sensational Comme des Garçons Met Gala look for her after-party ensemble—a kitschy-cool combo of a silk blouse-cum-minidress with ostrich feathers sprouting from the cuffs accessorized with diamanté sunglasses, two layers of snakeskin belts, and tufted satin sandals—we couldn't help but wonder if we could pull that off.
Well, maybe not the full outfit (our budgets also look a little different from Ri's) but at least the spirit of it, with a fancy-yet-comfy dress that's just a few steps away from wearing pajamas to a party.
And it turns out, the pop star isn't the only one we can look to for inspiration on this front: boudoir-inspired robe dresses are having a moment with celebs this spring, with Candice Huffine choosing a mini from Attico, the luxe line from street-style stars Gilda Ambrosio and Giorgia Tordini, for Vogue's pre-Met party, and Kiernan Shipka opting for a hooded velvet version for Dior's Cruise show in Los Angeles.
Even better? The pieces are more practical than they may seem at first glance since most of them can be worn as a dress or left undone over a tank and jeans as a lightweight jacket. So, who wants to invite us to a cocktail party? We know what we'll be wearing.
Below, shop our favorite robe, kimono, and wrap dresses to wear this season.
If you're going to wear a feather-trimmed nightshirt as a minidress, you might as well go hard on the OTT accessories, too.
On Candice Huffine: Attico Lauren Satin-Appliqued Crepe Mini Wrap Dress ($1885).
The patent boots and side-swept hair complement the '80s vibe of this robe dress (if you can't tell, that's a satin panther embroidered on the side).
On Kiernan Shipka: Dior dress, shoes, and bag.
The best part of this outfit? How comfy it looks.
On Tracee Ellis Ross: Rosie Assoulin dress.
Tracee Ellis Ross has been killing it on the red carpet lately, and this patchwork robe dress—paired with statement earrings and pointy metallic pumps—is no exception.
On Khloé Kardashian: Givenchy Medium Antigona Duffle Bag ($2450).
What "business casual" looks like when you're a Kardashian.
This dress is actually sleeveless, but the print pops even more when paired with a matching coat.
Who: Kate Moss.
The ever-chic Kate Moss demonstrates how to wear velvet in spring; the statement belt, platform sandals, and embroidered clutch give this look some vintage flair.
We're seeing spots.
The piping plays up the pajama vibe.
Meet your new favorite LBD.
This Israeli brand makes paisley feel fresh.
Exactly what we want to wear on our next vacation.
Summer in a dress.
Simple and sweet in the perfect shade of crimson.
The side slit lends this maxi Ref's signature sex appeal.
Throw this on for laying around your house, and then throw on a pair of sandals and wear it out to brunch.
Take a cue from the MJ Spring runway, and pair this with sky-high platforms.
We don't know about you, but we'll be wearing this all summer.
Exactly what we imagine ourselves wearing to our next al fresco dinner party (now we just need a backyard).
The O-ring belt and cuffed sleeves feel polished enough for work.
The emerald green is guaranteed to stand out.
What could be more romantic than peachy-pink ruffles?