Everyone Is Wearing Daytime Nightgowns Now

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I have always been supremely jealous of people who slumber like the proverbial log. I’ve never been able to, but especially not now. Not when my brain is an arid desert and my dreams are peopled with a Robert Altman-sized cast of secondary characters. Sleep, when it finally visits, doesn’t feel like a relief so much as it does an extension of the day-in, day-out limbo that is quarantine life.

I feel like I’m alone in this, though, because when I open my feed these days, it’s filled with people in nightgowns. Brands like Sleeper and Dôen offer their own chic versions. The $125 “nap dress,” the breakout product of the bedding brand Hill House Home, has become an Instagram favorite. Everywhere I look, it seems, there are people lounging in eyelet.

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The Dresses Fashion Girls Will Be Wearing This Summer

It probably comes as no surprise that in my role as an editor, I spend a rather large chunk of my workdays researching emerging fashion trendsshare-worthy shopping finds, and buzzy or on-the-rise brands. Every once in a while, however, I’m lucky enough to have one or any combination of the above categories simply present itself to me, instead. As you probably guessed, such is the case with the topic of today’s post—Rat & Boa’s dresses which have recently taken over my Instagram feed at somewhat of an exponential rate.

While the brand, which launched in 2015, is not particularly new, as most labels do over the course of their lifecycles it seems to be experiencing a period of particular popularity right now, and just in time for summer dressing. Their dresses—the majority of which are under $300—range from floor-length slips to minis and

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