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Get the Comfiest House Dresses From 11 Local Hawai‘i Designers

In this heat, forego your overworked sweatpants and snag this season’s hot sellers.


Dining editor Martha Cheng wears her new favorite house dress (with pockets!) from Island Bungalow.
Photo: Martha Cheng


We seek comfort, especially with last week’s (heart)breaking news story; who else is still sobbing over the looming end of Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza? But we have until Nov. 5 to “live mas” and nosh on as many pizzas as we can while donning our enchanting house dresses—ones that have no waistbands! We stan these frocks. Besides flowy silhouettes, the mu‘umu‘u riffs are light as a feather and can be found in happy hues and lively prints. We wear ours everywhere: from the couch to the takeout counter to the coast for a surf sesh. Below, find some options made by a talented crew of local designers that always make dress-up so fun.



Amare maxi, $178


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At Dawn

Linen block print poncho, $168


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XIX Palms

Gold Coast wrap dress, $130


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Jams World

Casablanca kaftan, $124


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Noa Noa

Rajah caftan, $169


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Fighting Eel

Anaha crinkle dress


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Mid shirt dress, $168


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Island Bungalow

Butterfly kaftan, $160


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Isabella maxi, $98


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Marina & Co.

Irene Sunlight floral dress, $220


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Janica Navy Breeze dress, $142


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