Shabbos Casual Wear
In the good old days when I was growing up, we wore something called Shabbos Robes (remember those?) and we went to a separate store to buy them. These days I like to get what I call a Robe-Dress, which is in essence just a maxi dress that is dressy enough for Shabbos but still has a comfortable feel to it. So when I’m out and about on a Shabbos afternoon, I look casually put together and I’m not too nervous about getting dirty from sticky hands.
I usually buy two or three a season, so I have for Friday night and Shabbos afternoon, and I’m not horribly bored of wearing the same thing every week.
Everything I’m posting here is what I would wear for this purpose, but they are regular dresses that can be worn for any purpose that you like. I posted solid, prints, summery vibe and more of a solid black look, choose what speaks to you.
I know that some people don’t like to spend on a robe dress, but I feel that in honor of Shabbos and the fact that it gets worn more often than all the fancy stuff; I think it is worth it to invest in something nice. With that being said, I tried to post reasonably priced dresses.
I love the geometric print of this black and white dress. It is a stretchy fabric, and an A-line style. If you unsure of which size to order, I would recommend sizing up.
What I love about this dress is the soft mesh fabric and beautiful print. Even though it’s black because it’s a lightweight fabric, it still feels summery. It has a great shape that will flatter. This model is wearing a belt, but the dress has enough shape that it is not necessary.
This is a simple cotton swing dress, Breezy fabric and if you don’t like anything restricting, this has cuteness and style to it.
I don’t know if this dress will work in the heat of the summer, but it is great for the Pesach season. It is two separate pieces so the under dress can be worn separately. It has a flattering asymmetric style and white stitching.
This a beautiful printed shirt dress, it is so summery and vibrant. It would be a great option for long Shabbos afternoons.
This great dress by Banana Republic is a silk button down shirt dress. It comes in two solid colors and this printed version. It has amazing flow and a flattering shape.
This dress is so vibrant and has such an ethereal feel to it. It has an adjustable drawstring waist. I actually have this dress in a different print from last season, and it is amazing! Super comfortable and light and I got compliments all summer long.
Soft, lightweight with a muted print, this dress is spot on. It has a great shape, and is on sale now for an excellent price.
This dress is bolder, if that is your style. It is fun and bright without going too far. The price is great.
This dress by Boden has a sweet paisley print. It has a great shape and fit.
With smocking on top and a tiered bottom, this is the perfect easy dress. It is comfortable and lightweight with a beautiful metallic print.
This is one of my favorite options this season. We had to decide who in the family should be the one to get it. It is flattering and summery but still black based, so this is a nice compromise if you like black.
This dress is so sharp and flowy, though it does necessitate another layer. I would throw on a cream cropped cardigan.
I love the print of this dress! It is fun and bright but not too bright. It doesn’t even need a shell! So, a win all around.
This dress is a bit pricier, but it is well worth it in my opinion. It has a classic elegance to it that will never get old, and this companies clothing is second to none. I highly recommend their clothing in general, they have a beautiful fit and are incredibly well made.
I saved the best for last, this is my win of the season. It comes in a few beautiful colors and has a great shape. The fabric has a shine almost like a taffeta and it looks classy without being too dressed up.
Wishing everyone an amazing Yom Tov season, spending time with family and friends, and looking fabulous all the way!