The Nap Dress hit the internet in the early aughts of summer 2020, smack dab in the middle of a global pandemic that's rocked our worlds and pushed us to reconsider the concept that less is more. The flowy, opaque, victorian-meets-minimalist-chic frock formerly understood as a nightgown was now accepted as daywear; because the only places we'd be visiting for the foreseeable future were our couches, beds, desks, or the occasional trip outside (where the only accessory that mattered was our face masks). This dress that could comfortably take us from the bed to the grocery store and back again was a viral-style investment worth making — and now, with a fresh season approaching, we're making a new case for what we're reframing as, "The Snack Dress."
How does The Snack Dress differ from The Nap Dress? The difference is subtle but bear with us while we brush off the Cheeto dust from the couch. For starters, it features a bit more structure with a smocked bodice that allows for optimal snacking — including, but not limited to, catching crumbs and acting as a napkin while still maintaining an elegant demeanour. Where The Nap Dress was inherently bedroom born as a sleepwear piece that took to the streets, The Snack Dress is comfy daywear that secretly doubles as sleepwear. Yes, the lines are blurred, yes, there's now Cheeto dust on the carpet, and yes, it's possible that the best outcome of 2020 will be sleeping and snacking in a nightgown as we please.
If you're still not sure how to picture this all-purpose frock, scroll forth into the 15 prime-snacking examples we've lined up ahead.
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