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Found: A Dress That Feels Like Pajamas

Shop our favorite silhouette of the summer.

babydoll dresses

During the summer the thought of suiting up in layers of constrictive clothing is less than appealing (OK, the entire year, but the summer months especially). If you, too, are crowded around a window AC unit in your apartment, you'll understand the need for clothing that touches your body as little as possible. Lately, we've found ourselves gravitating towards babydoll silhouettes that are, for lack of a more eloquent description, the closest thing we can find to pajamas.

Characterized by an empire waist, babydoll dresses are cut in a super-oversized silhouette—hence the impending comfort. A silhouette favored by brands like Khaite, Merlette, and Cecilie Bahnsen, its past is both wrought with innocence and slightly salacious at times. When selecting your purchase, keep in mind that a higher hemline can negate the innocence that the oversized silhouette champions, though longer variations are great if you need greater coverage. Indulge in the aforementioned mood with a pair of socks and mary-janes à la Zoë Kravitz, or counteract it with sneakers or moto boots. Regardless of how you plan on wearing yours, we've rounded up 15 options that prove babydoll dresses are perfect for summer.

How to Wear:

Shop Our Favorites:

Ava Dress

Cecilie Bahnsen
$885 $398

The Athena Nap Dress

Hill House Home

Zane Dress

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