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Old 07-29-2013, 01:22 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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They scream "I'm plump and have pendulous breasts and don't want to wear undergarments."
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:27 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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LOL, now that they've invented Lycra, we don't need the housedress any more, thank goodness. If I didn't have things like yoga pants, I'd be wearing something un confining like a muumuu.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:27 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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They scream "I'm plump and have pendulous breasts and don't want to wear undergarments."
That's funny.

OP, I don't know your age, but I don't necessarily agree with the above poster. My aunt who wears one is of average weight, more so on the thinner size.

She is older, but doesn't sit around in them all day. She still works and is very active, goes to the gym, walks, owns 2 Harleys.

I am pretty sure she wears underwear.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:28 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I read an interview with Christina Hendricks (I think it was) where she said that she only wears maxi dresses and sun dresses around the house so her husband doesn't have to see her in yoga pants or leggings. Still comfortable, but feels like she's trying a little more.
Smart lady.

If the maxi dresses I like (Rachel Pally) weren't so freakin expensive, I'd do the same thing.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:32 PM
 
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It's not a moo-moo but I do wear a simple sun-shift in the house, although I usually pull on a pair of leggings if I leave the house (a mite too short).

But I would love to own a muumuu and am going to find one.
we spend time in Hawaii each year and we always stop at Hilo Hatties:
Muu Muus#
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:38 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I have a couple of long dresses I wear around the house. One was actually intended to be a house dress, the others were not. My husband likes the look of them. I wear shorts and tshirts around the house most of the time though.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Not that I'm aware of. (I suppose that yoga pants are the new house-dress?) I don't remember either of my grandmothers having house-dresses, or any of my great-aunts. I'll have to ask my mom if they did years ago before I was born.

If I'm going to be home all day, I usually run around in yoga pants, or leggings and a tunic top. Comfortable, but still decent and presentable in case someone comes to the door, and presentable enough to run out and do a quick errand.
This is my "homebody style" as well - unless I'm working in the yard, in which case, I am not fit for human interaction!!!
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:57 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Do any women still wear house dresses when at home or is this a thing of the past or limited to very old ladies?

No. But I think that today's version is "sweats" or yoga pants.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:10 PM
 
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I don't wear house dresses, but OLD, long dresses around the house because they're too tacky to wear anyplace else. (Maybe house dresses ARE "OLD, long dresses ). They're comfortable. Maybe the thrift shop has some old ones that are wearable in the house. Hmmm ...

I'd LOVE to wear "mumus" in the house. They're comfortable, too - and breezy in the summer.

Pants are getting on my nerves now. I don't know why. Maybe because movement in them isn't as free as a (long) dress.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Absolutely! I have one of my Mother's favorites. She is deceased but I have very fond memories of her wearing it and always feel that she is a little closer when I wear that blue cotton airy dress.

I will wear dresses around the house when temperatures get above 75 degrees in the summer.
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