Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the so-called Nap Dress by now. Known for its comfortability and coastal grandmother aesthetic, it’s about time that I shared my thoughts on the dresses that have gained a cult following.

My thoughts on the Hill House Nap Dress

What is the Nap Dress?

The Nap Dress is a style of dress produced by Hill House. The original Nap Dress is the Ellie style, which is a mid-length dress, but they have since expanded into the Elizabeth which hits just above the knee.

What size should I buy?

These dresses are known for running small, so I went down a size in all three! I’m usually an XS or 00 for reference, but I chose to go down to the XXS.

Are they comfortable?

They don’t call it the nap dress for nothing! You could quite literally take a nap in them if you wanted to. The cotton is the lightest and most breathable. The tulle isn’t itchy, but delicate. The velvet is silky smooth.

Do I need to wear a slip?

The smocking is amazing, so I don’t need a bra with any of them. For reference, I am a 32B. However, I do need a slip with the tulle one. Mine is from Amazon.

Are they worth the price?

1000% worth the splurge in my opinion! I wear them so often, can dress them up or down, and they stretch easily whenever my weight fluctuates or I want to eat a big dinner.

Have you found a good dupe?

Yes! I wore this black smocked dress from Few Moda when I was in Greece and Rome (use code AMY10).

Styles I Own and Love

The Collector’s Edition Ellie Nap Dress in Lilac Sky Tulle

The Ellie Nap Dress in Emerald Trellis (sadly, this was a seasonal style, but this one is similar)

The Ellie Nap Dress in Velvet (this is also a seasonal style, so keep an eye out for it in the Fall!)