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Let's get into it. Is the Hill House Nap Dress worth the money?
I have to admit, I was a Hill House Nap Dress skeptic. Over the last year or so, I saw the Nap Dress take the internet by storm and I questioned it. Was it REALLY worth the price tag? Over $100 for a sundress?
I knew it sold out quickly, and I knew that the prints were cute. But that was about it. So like all good internet trends, I had to give it a try. I ordered the Ellie Nap Dress in a limited edition Navy Check and the Nesli Nap Dress in a light blue glitter check. And after multiple wears, I'm ready to give my full review.
Hill House Nap Dress: A Full Review
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I will say, every time I've worn one of the Nap dresses……I get a LOT of compliments. In fact, the first time I gave one a whirl, I wore it to our family day at A Touch of Disney and y'all asked about the dress more than anything else. They're the perfect combination of cottage core and hip while being comfortable and wearable. They ARE on the pricey side (about $125)…..but I'm at the point in my life where I'd rather invest in less pieces but high quality pieces. I've already worn both dresses multiple times (and I just ordered the Ellie in a limited edition Iris Tartan). In fact, they've become a staple in my Disneyland outfits (I think the tartan will be perfect for a visit to Avengers Campus). They're perfect for casual wear with sneakers or sandals and can easily be dressed up with heels.
Sizing: One of the biggest questions I've gotten about the Nap Dress? Has to do with whether it runs true to size. In my experience, the Hill House Nap Dress sizing is generous. I tend to wear a size 10 to 12, and the medium fits perfectly. The dresses are currently made in up to a 2XL but I have friends who wear a 3XL that have said the 2XL fits them ideally. If you're in between, I'd definitely size down. Remember, you can always return or exchange!
Fit and Style: Now let's talk how it fits. For my pear shaped body? I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cut of the Nap Dress. One bonus? It's very easy to adjust to your body type thanks to the gathered top. I can adjust to my liking and it feels GREAT. I love that it's flowy without looking like a pillowcase and the sleeves? Oh the sleeves. Both the Ellie and the Nesli have GREAT sleeves (one is sleeveless and the other has adorable puffed sleeves that can be worn on or off the shoulder).
Bra-Friendliness: Let's be honest, this is key right? If I'm wearing a dress all day…..frankly I'd rather not have to wear a strapless bra. Both Nap Dress options that I own are bra friendly, and I wear a regular bra with straps. Since you can adjust the gathered top to be higher or lower, it's pretty easy to be sure that everything is covered.
Fabric: The fabric is one of the most important parts of loving the Nap Dresses (in my opinion). Hill House Nap Dresses are unlined, and are made from a fairly thin cotton. Notice that I have colored dresses. I've found them to be not at all sheer and the fabric is soft and comfortable. I have heard that the white dresses can be a bit sheer…..so I've stayed away from those. I have to admit, I'm tempted to try the pink and white Bubblegum stripe dress.…..it MAY be thick enough to not be sheer. If you own this one, let me know your thoughts!
My Suggestions: Trying to decide where to start? I'd go with a classic color (potentially the plain navy or black or the light blue glitter check). Look for one that will be versatile from spring to summer to fall and that can easily be layered. For me? When I'm spending this much on a piece, I want to be sure I'll get a ton of use out of it. I try to think of at LEAST three places or ways I can wear the piece. And for the Nap Dress? That's easy as pie. Layered with a denim jacket and sneakers is perfect for cooler days. Worn with ears and great backpack at Disneyland is perfect for comfy style. And dressed up with wedge sandals and great earrings is perfect for a date night.
How to Snag One: The trickiest part of Nap Dresses? Snagging one. They sell out FAST FAST FAST. They recently launched a kids' collection and it was almost totally sold out within an hour or so! I check the site randomly and every now and again something will have restocked. Hill House also announces drops on their Instagram account (be sure to set an alarm because they'll go FAST)!
Do you own a Hill House Nap Dress? Thoughts? Recommendations?