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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.


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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.

 

Gillia

Amare maxi, $178

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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gilliaclothing.com, @gilliaclothing


 

At Dawn

Linen block print poncho, $168

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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theatdawn.com, @atdawn_oahu


 

XIX Palms

Gold Coast wrap dress, $130

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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xixpalms.com, @xixpalms


 

Jams World

Casablanca kaftan, $124

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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jamsworld.com, @jams_world


 

Noa Noa

Rajah caftan, $169

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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noanoahawaii.com, @noanoahawaii


 

Fighting Eel

Anaha crinkle dress

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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fightingeel.com, @fightingeel


 

Here.

Mid shirt dress, $168

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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here-shop-here.com, @here.thestore


 

Island Bungalow

Butterfly kaftan, $160

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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islandbungalowhawaii.com, @islandbungalow


 

Manuheali‘i

Isabella maxi, $98

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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manuhealii.com, @manuhealii


 

Marina & Co.

Irene Sunlight floral dress, $220

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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shopmarinacompany.com, @marina.co.hi


 

Vermilli

Janica Navy Breeze dress, $142

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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vermilli.com, @vermillihawaii

 

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