Wear Your Nightie Out

Introducing the sleep dress, the sartorial solution for the summer sloth.
Summer makes us lazy. It isn’t our imagination. It’s science. Studies have been published in recent years showing that high heat and humidity have an impact on our concentration and productivity levels.
So now that you have the backing of the science community, you can let yourself go when it comes to your wardrobe. And what could be lazier — or, in fashion-girl speak, effortless — than stepping out in your nightie? Pajama dressing has been a trend for a while now, but it’s usually focused on matching sets. This season, we’re diving deeper into the top drawer and embracing the sleep dress, which fares far better in warm weather than a silk suit. Here’s how to style the look as temperatures rise.

When you’ve got deadlines and an ever expanding to-do list, you don’t want to be distracted by an outfit that doesn’t breathe. On a busy day, opt for a billowy cotton nightie with plenty of room to move. Keep things sophisticated with closed-toe mules, a chic carryall and a belt cinched at the waist.

Perhaps you’ve compounded the mind-slowing effects of humidity with a few too many the night before. No matter: Slip into a frock from the loungewear label Sleeper, and when it’s time to rush off to brunch, simply add ballet flats, your go-to straw bag and the biggest sunglasses you can find.  formal dresses nz