5 Pretty Dress Trends Fashion People Are Wearing Indoors

Now that it's starting to truly feel like summer in most parts of the country, it's getting to be too hot for all the heavy loungewear we stocked up on several months ago and beyond that, many of us are tiring of wearing the same sweatpants over and over (myself included). One solution to summer dressing while staying comfortable at home? The house dress. These easy throw-on dresses have always trended this time of year, but this year, they've become even more appealing—and that only means one thing: Time to usher in a new round of trends.

Once again, fashion people have proven to be a huge source of inspiration here, as they're the first to test out these new dress trends and show the rest of us how to style them. From the loose and languid maxi dresses to cotton ribbed-knit styles and pretty smocking, this summer's crop of house dresses couldn't be any prettier. Whether you plan on lounging around, working from home, or, you know, just taking a nap, keep scrolling to see and shop the pretty dress trends that define the perfect house dress.

Reliable Ribbing

You know your favorite ribbed tank top? These are everything we love about them in dress form—they're easy to throw on but still sleek and polished. Accessorize with some chunky gold jewelry and you have yourself a look.

ribbed dresses for summer



Loose and Languid

Flowy and floor-grazing with barely-there staps, this summer's maxi dresses will have you feeling like you're on vacation without ever having to leave home.

Serious Smocking

Fact: Put smocking details on any garment and it becomes instantly more appealing. How is it that the stretchy fabric is comfortable, suits everyone, and is a magnet for compliments and kind words? Try one of these pretty frocks and see for yourself.

Sultry Slips

Boudoir-inspired dressing was a major trend on the S/S 2020 runways, so we're not surprised to see these lacy slip dresses bubble up for summer. 

slip dress trend


pretty slip dresses



Backless Beauties

From cutouts to lace-up straps, showing a little skin is, well, in, and you can't deny how stunning some of these backless dresses are.

backless dress trends


backless dresses



Next up, five sunglasses trends that are in for summer 2020 (and five that are out).