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Old 07-29-2013, 12:41 PM
 
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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?
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:43 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Still?
I never wore a house dress and I am pushing 60.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:52 PM
 
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I know my 90 yr. old mother-in-law never did. I, too, am pushing 6-0 and have never ever considered wearing them, although my grandmother did. Do they even still make them?
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:02 PM
 
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I know my 90 yr. old mother-in-law never did. I, too, am pushing 6-0 and have never ever considered wearing them, although my grandmother did. Do they even still make them?
Yes, they still make them. They are sold as such in mail order catalogs and at Sears, and on eBay.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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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.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:10 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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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.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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The old lady across the street does
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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(I suppose that yoga pants are the new house-dress?)
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.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:15 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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My mom and Grandma used to, and I would be willing to bet that my aunt still does before she gets dressed, maybe while she is drinking her coffee before work.

Me? Almost 40 and no, never. Sweat pants or yoga pants, maybe pj bottoms and a t shirt around the house if I am not dressed to leave.

I am not feeling well today and when I got home a little while ago, I will say I put my pjs back on..
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:17 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Amazon.com: National Checked House Coat: Clothing

This is the type of thing both my grandmother, mother, and all of my aunts wore around the house. My mom was 65 when she passed back in 2000 and my grandma was in her 80s when she passed a few years after that.

I have an aunt who is 69 who wears them in the am before she gets dressed, like a robe.
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