October 2020

Why you need a “house dress” this season

In a year of uncertainty, we look to what we can control – beginning with what we wear. Being comfortable yet put together is essential as we balance virtual meetings, Face Time calls, and working from home. So it’s no surprise that the house dress is, as Alina Selyukh recently wrote at NPR.org, “having a 2020 renaissance.”

We asked Rach Dimare of RD’s Obsessions to show us her three favorite dresses, and consider how these comfy yet sophisticated pieces are what every WFH wardrobe needs for fall and beyond. 

Garnet Hill’s collection is filled with comfortable dresses well suited to everyday wear around the house. They have a modern sensibility to satisfy modern tastes. In other words, they’re extremely versatile. 

You can wear them to weekday Zoom calls and weekends, too. I love that these dresses are ideal for indoor activities and lounging as well as for running errands and getting a little fresh air outdoors. A quick switch of accessories, and they’re good to go.


1 | The Ballet Knit Midi Dress

This dress is a faux-wrap style, which I personally think is a great and flattering feature. It’s effortless and made for a busy lifestyle, yet still put-together for work or when you need to look a little more polished. The silhouette hugs you in all the right places and gracefully moves with your body, and the TENCEL Lyocell fabric is buttery soft. 

2 | The Recycled-Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater Dress

Who doesn’t love a sweater dress for fall and winter, especially if it’s in cashmere? It’s a must-have on my list! I tell people that everyone should have at least one piece of cashmere in their closet. I sound like a broken record, but who doesn’t want to be comfortable? Cashmere’s exquisite comfort comes from the softness of the fiber – and the easy, graceful shape of this dress only enhances it.

3 | The Bateau-Neck Knit Midi Dress

I love that this dress has pockets! I know I’m not the only one who gets excited every time I find a beautiful dress with pockets. The elastic waist creates a fun, on-trend silhouette, creating the illusion that I’m wearing separates. And it’s so versatile — simply change the accessories, and you can wear it for work calls,  date nights, and just hanging out indoors.

I’ll be wearing these Garnet Hill dresses through fall and winter. I just love how stylish they are, yet they’re also so practical and comfortable. 

Which dress is your favorite?

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