37 Best Work-From-Home Clothes You Can Wear Now and Later

Back in May, we asked Glamour staffers about the best work-from-home clothes they’re almost always wearing, and the general consensus was nap dresses, cozy socks, and bike shorts were on heavy rotation. The pandemic raged on and here we are, eight months and seasons later, many of us still couch-bound and dressed in clothes that make us feel polished enough for a Zoom meeting but ready for a Bridgerton binge the second we’re done with our to-do lists.

With “professional” wardrobes having dwindled down to a handful of decided closet staples, we’re playing favorites with pieces that count towards actually “getting dressed” without being the least bit constrictive. That means leggings that feel like a second skin, boots that feel like slippers, and accent jewelry to make our looks pop from the shoulder up.

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As tempting as it is to stay swaddled in a robe from your morning coffee all the way to wine o’clock, putting an outfit together is good for mental health, and fashion brands have leaned heavily into loungewear to meet homebound consumers where they’re at. Stretchy bottoms, plush sweatshirts, and fuzzy slippers are at the top of the shopping list—along with mood-boosting items that bring lightheartedness to a period in time that’s felt anything but breezy.

If you’re looking for the best work-from-home clothes you’ll want to keep on rotation for the remainder of your time in quarantine, start by shopping Glamour staffers’ must-have picks below—from fuzzy cardigans to bottoms that feel like pajamas but look like real-life “pants.” Oh, and socks. Lots of socks.

The 23 Most Comfortable House Dresses to Wear Instead of Sweats

Photographed by Zoe Ghertner, Vogue, December 2019

Comfortable house dresses aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. At first, it was our new stay-at-home lives in 2020 that ignited the appreciation of house dresses. After weeklong sweats-and-pajamas spells, throwing on a dress (even if never leaving the house) was the primary way to experience the transformative power of fashion. Clothes have symbolic meaning, and getting dressed up as a means to help your brain feel some semblance of normalcy went from theory to practice. A thing as simple as a great dress could have lessened a sense of melancholy and provided a feeling of mental preparedness for a day of working working remotely from home.

And what dress could be more suited to life at home than the aptly named house dress; it’s a garment you didn’t know you needed until 2020, and even now, the love remains. These dresses are comfortable and easy enough for at-home wear with their non-constricting silhouettes, long hemlines, and comfortable fabrics.

Now, as we’ve reemerged but continue to work at home some days, dresses that feel right for an upcoming soirée but also for sitting on a sofa at home continue to reign supreme. Thanks to brands like Hill House Home and Dôen, the house dress is a closet champion that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Here, shop the best house dresses to wear inside or out and about. Throw one on, and you’re instantly ready for the day or night ahead, even if that just means relocating to a different room in the house.

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Promising review: "The material is a waffle knit that is soft, not very stretchy, but super comfortable to wear all day. The top looks super cute with leggings or jeans and the back is long enough to cover the bum. It can also be worn partially unbuttoned over a tank or T-shirt on warmer fall days. The tie in the front can be adjusted so the length can also be adjusted with a tighter tie. The quality is very nice, holds up to washing and drying perfectly. I would definitely recommend it." —Jackie L

Get it from Amazon for $15.29+ (available in sizes XS-2XL and 45 colors).

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