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Old 07-29-2013, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by GrandviewGloria View Post
That's more of a long caftan (and a fancy one). House dresses are usually knee length or longer, cotton blend, sleeveless or with sleeves and fit loosely. Some slip on over the head; others have a button or snap front. (I think Aunt Edna in one of the Chevy Chase movies wore one)
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:25 PM
Location: Oakland, CA
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Originally Posted by Wry_Martini View Post
Smart lady.

If the maxi dresses I like (Rachel Pally) weren't so freakin expensive, I'd do the same thing.
Target, Ross, Old Navy, Kohls.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:33 PM
Location: San Francisco
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Originally Posted by eidas View Post
I've been thinking of getting some scrub pants as prior generation "house dress" (which my 93 yr/o mother never wore!) they should wash up easy & I think they have pockets
2 of my cousins are nurses, and they wear scrubs around the house for that purpose all the time.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:45 PM
Location: Olde English District, SC (look it up on Wikipedia)
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Both of my grandmothers wore house dresses. They're both dead and would be 101 and 93 now if they were still alive. My mother (age 70) has never worn one. She prefers the same thing I do around the house--shorts and t-shirts in summer, sweats in winter.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:22 PM
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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Originally Posted by jade408 View Post
Target, Ross, Old Navy, Kohls.

I usually wear stuff like this around the house...

Last edited by picmod; 01-10-2014 at 04:22 PM..
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:13 PM
Location: Somewhere
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I will usually wear a beachy type sundress around the house especially spring through fall. Otherwise it's sweats or flannel bottoms with a tank top.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:18 AM
Location: South Bay Native
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Not unless it's Halloween and I'm dressed as Mrs. Roper (hasn't happened yet).
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:10 AM
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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'Mu mu' just reminds me of this:

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Old 07-30-2013, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by nightlysparrow View Post
They scream "I'm plump and have pendulous breasts and don't want to wear undergarments."

^This seems to be pretty standard in 95% of the people I see wearing them. And usually the plumper they are, the more likely they are to be shopping in them. Around the house, I'll wear something like this, especially if it's hot.

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Old 07-30-2013, 09:22 AM
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When I'm home alone all day, like during the summer, I live in a huge oversized T-shirt. It's not a "dress" or a "muu muu", but it's just as loose and comfortable. If I'm going outside I'll throw on a pair of shorts, but I don't make any effort to get more formally dressed if I'm not going anywhere or nobody is going to see me.

An elderly neighbor friend of my mother's used to come visiting in her nighty. It wasn't a house dress or a muu muu - it was a NIGHTY. She died when my youngest was about five, and she still remembers it!
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