Idina Menzel has a clothing line you can wear to bed and wear the next day: genius?

Last year there was a fashion trend called the “nap dress,” which was a sundress with a shirred top and ruffle sleeves that was said to be comfortable enough to sleep in. I contend that every no-iron dress can be a nap dress and that I regularly nap in my dresses, especially the jersey knit ones, of which I have many. It’s a great marketing trend though, and that’s what came to mind when I heard about Idina Menzel’s new clothing line, Encore, now at QVC. Idina says you can go to bed in her collection and wear the same outfit out the next day, wrinkle-free, and that’s where she got the idea. She wants women to feel comfortable, relaxed and confident.

Idina Menzel… has recently stepped into the style game with her own clothing line, a collection of fashionable yet easy-to-wear pieces called Encore.

Menzel told PEOPLE that she “never really saw myself as a very fashion kind of girl,” but the desire to craft the collection — sold on QVC — stemmed from her want to have clothing that she could wear to bed and continue wearing the next morning, all while still looking “chic.”

“Sleep to street, that’s kind of where it came from,” the actress shared. “And then, when I started to really manifest the idea and put it out there, I [saw] how I could build upon that for an entire collection and really take decision making [of a day’s outfit] out of the equation.”

“To be able to go into my closet and not feel overwhelmed, and know that I have these pieces that work with everything in my closet — that the colors go together, that the fabrics feel great, that I feel confident in them … and it all works together — [is what I wanted],” she continued.

“Even though I’m in these costumes and on these red carpets and all that stuff, the real me is someone at home who likes to just roll up on the couch and feel comfortable, and not be overly dressed,” added Menzel.

[From People]

As I’ve mentioned many times, I regularly sleep in athleisure. I wear clean workout clothes to bed, workout the next day in them, and then take a shower and put fresh workout clothing on, rise and repeat. This works for me and it’s super comfortable and convenient. Sometimes I switch it up, especially now, by wearing a dress or jeans when I go out. I’m starting to clean out my closets because I’m about to move and am surprised by how many cute outfits I’ve collected over the years. There wasn’t an occasion to wear them for over two years! It’s about time I started dressing nice to go out again instead of wearing leggings everywhere. There’s a hole in the market for clothing that looks work-appropriate but that you can sleep in. I know that sounds lazy, but who cares because it’s awesome.

This is a great idea and I feel like Idina is a kindred spirit. You can sleep in your damn clothes and still look cute the next day if you put a little, but not too much, effort in. I’m about the same age as Idina and I feel more confident yet am less willing to go out of my way. Win win.

The outfits are cute! I’m not fond of the jumpsuit but other than that I would wear these.

This is not a sponsored post I just wanted to talk about it.

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  1. Chaine says:

    She must not get hot flashes or night sweats. No way I would wear something I slept in the next day because it would be cruddy and possibly a bit damp.

    • NotSoSocialB says:

      Same! This is my tenth year of hot flashes, though they peaked maybe five-ish years ago.

      • Linda says:

        OMG me too! I went through periods where I would have 5-10 hot flashes an hour. Sweats and chills. All I wore was performance clothes. Now I get them occasional and not as severe. (knock on wood)

      • YVR says:

        Me three! I keep thinking they’re slowing down, then I get a run of 10+ flashes day and night for weeks. So tired of waking up utterly drenched. When will it end?!

      • Renee Brown says:

        20+ years of hot flashes. and worst now than ever. I have to change bras daily because mine are soaked by the end of each day. No way I could wear this after sleeping in it.

    • Prairiegirl says:

      I came here to say exactly this!

  2. IForget says:

    I change my clothes a few times a day cause I overheat very easily (medication) but I LOVE this idea in theory!! Also I just love her, she radiates positive vibes. I’ll check out her clothes 🙂

  3. J. Ferber says:

    Yes, the clothes look nice whether you want to sleep and go or just choose them for one or the other. Lovely lady, huge talent.

  4. Elsa says:

    I’m more Street to Sleep than the other way around!

  5. Hootenannie says:

    This seems like it’s trying to solve a problem that doesn’t exist.

    I can’t imagine it takes that long to get dressed in the morning to the point where this would be helpful. You can choose your clothes the night before if that helps. These clothes look casual so it’s not like you’re saving time where you would be putting on blouse, slacks, button down, etc.

    I will admit that I love clothes and now that I’m going out more regularly I dress for the grocery store/errands how I always would- sundress or midi dress with block heels, for example – which is now viewed as very formal strangely enough. Dresses are easier to put on than leggings, a sports bra, and an athletic top! Literally faster and fewer pieces. I will die on this hill.

    • Imara219 says:

      For real, there are times that I will sleep in a sports bra and my gym shorts and wake up early for an early morning workout but Nah this isn’t a real market and why would I want to go to work in clothes that I went to bed in? It just seems wrong.

  6. LIONE says:

    I don’t sweat at night, but I still smell and feel like I look stale in the morning, lol!

    I need that shower/cat bath, and a change in the morning to feel ready and good about starting the day, unless I stay at home and relax all day. Is that her targeting group? Seems limited, haha!

    My brain probably wouldn’t accept inside clothes being worn outside, even if they were newly washed when wearing them to bed first. Once I start sleeping in something those clothes are for sleeping in only. Like I wouldn’t wear outside clothes to bed.

    The closest I can get to this idea is when I’ve been camping wearing tracksuits and just napped and used the same tracksuit, but it’s not a fresh feeling, is it? Or using a tracksuit at home, napped on the couch and gone to the mini market to pick up something and back home. But I still wouldn’t go to bed in it at night.

    Then again I struggle with sleep, and have to devide day and night strictly. So day clothes and night clothes it is.

    Anyway, I like the idea, but feel like it needs more developing. She’s on to something, just not quite there?

  7. Wiglet Watcher says:

    I enjoy having clothes that are fine both ways. Oversized sweaters. Comfy, wide leg pants. Tank tops of any fabric.
    She’s doing what women have done for a while, but it’s brilliant to market it specifically for that!

  8. AnneL says:

    I do this in the winter sometimes, on nights I don’t get hot or sweat. As in, wear a long sleeve tee shirt and some comfy sweat pants to bed and the next morning just switch out the sweats for jeans and throw a sweater over the shirt. Or do the athleisure thing if I’m working out in the morning.

  9. Case says:

    I love this because I shower at night and often wear athleisure-type clothes to bed that I can keep wearing the next morning. This is a great idea not only for nighttime showerers, but people who are dealing with depression and other mental health issues and may not have the energy to get changed in the morning.

  10. RN says:

    I hate sleeping in any clothes at all. I can’t be the only person who sleeps nude. I don’t know how people wear clothes to bed. It’s so uncomfortable to wake up and have clothing twisted around you.

    • Lola Coasters says:

      RN, I’m with you and was wondering where all the nudie pattoties were!

      • SomeChick says:

        had to stop when the flashes and sweats started. you need that buffer layer. also if there’s an emergency and I have to run out of the house it’s going to be hard enough to catch the cat much less figure out how to put on pants while half asleep.

        but yes it can be quite luxurious!

    • HeatherC says:

      Another one here, though I sleep in a sports bra, I sleep on my stomach so the girls need to be wrangled into a comfortable spot and stay there.

  11. lucy2 says:

    I did a lot of this during the shut down, especially in the winter.
    I’m picturing wearing that white outfit to sleep in, and what it would look like in the morning after my 2 black cats were done snuggling.

  12. AMM says:

    I can see the need for this for like, an early flight or even the morning school run. I don’t think I would wear the outfits all day, but i definitely appreciate non-pajamamy pajamas for a late night or early morning errand.

  13. Nick G says:

    Congrats on your new house CB!

  14. SIde Eye says:

    I grew up in the cold so I shower at night (trust me you don’t want to go outside in -30 degree weather with wet hair) so this is perfect for me. What a brilliant idea. Especially now during the pandemic, I go out a lot less. It’s not for everyone but I love the idea.

  15. Julia K says:

    A solid NO from me. No way will I leave the house in clothes that have been slept in. I need to freshly dress to start my day. I have palpitations when I see people at the grocery store wearing messy looking flannel pajama bottoms and uncombed hair, looking like they’ve just rolled out of bed after a tough night. I think it is disrespectful to the people around you to not look clean and well dressed. So yes, I guess I’m old.

    • Normades says:

      Yea, I’d feel gross and cruddy if I wore something during the day that I had previously slept in. I’d only do that if I was at home with the flu or something.

  16. Yonati says:

    She’s making money off my whole quarantine routine???

  17. Bread and Circuses says:

    I forget when I first started sleeping in the tshirt and underwear I wore the previous day, but it was ages ago.

    Which is to say, this concept seems very natural to me with the caveat that I’d want to do it in the opposite order: Wear the clothes, sleep in them, then change the next morning.

    The wrinkle-free aspect is still welcome though. Hate ironing.

  18. Delphine says:

    I do this! I have long t-shirt dresses that are so comfy I sleep in them and then wear them on the school run. It’s kind of what I look for in clothes. Can I sleep in this and still wear it the next day.

  19. Sour Pasoa says:

    If I got drunk fell a sleep, and went home the next day, 20 years ago: yes.

    But not in the near future