There has been a change in my summer wardrobe, a drift away from wearing my beloved jeans for leisure wear. I am now wearing dresses at home for comfort. I’ve seen others wearing ‘house dresses’ on my social media recently and it made me shout out loud ‘’YEAH, ME TOO!“ Because you see I have a house dress thing going on…
What is a House Dress?
To put it simply a house dress is what a housewife wore at home in the 1950’s. Along with a glamorous hair style and a full face of make-up. Now I may be wearing a house dress or two, but my face is still bare (apart from moisturiser with an SPF) and my too long hair is held back with a scrunchie on most days of the week. So why do I love a house dress all of a sudden? For oh so many reasons…
To put it simply – a house dress is what a housewife wore at home in the 1950’s.
A House Dress is good for all types of English Weather.
Easy to wear, a house dress is a ‘no brainer’ a complete outfit. A dress that can be worn in all weathers. During hot UK days I wear mine with just knickers and sandals. On cooler days I wear a camisole under and a cardi on top. How simple is that?
The comfort factor:
You know I love a comfy outfit, I’m sure you do too? An added advantage of wearing a dress is that it does not dig in around my expanding waistline, unlike my jeans. Plus it is very handy to tuck around my feet when curled up on the sofa. Or even on a log pile…!
A House dress does not dig in around my expanding waistline and is handy to tuck around my feet when I am curled up on the sofa!
A dress can even be worn for dog walking…
It was so hot the other day, I wore an old summer dress on our daily exercise and dog walk. I was lucky, the teen agreed to snap a few photos for you. As we climbed up the hill a gentle breeze wafted the dress around my legs, it was delicious, you don’t get that with jeans.
This dress is an old one (possibly from Uniqlo) It had long wide sleeves, so I chopped them off and sewed in some elastic to the hems.
Before you go, can we talk about that very useful leather pouch around my neck?
Not something I would normally mention, but this little pouch is so useful both in and out of the house. Large enough for a phone and a pair of glasses. Then when we eventually get out again, it will be brilliant for tickets and cards, it has a slot for them at the bag. I even popped a lip balm in it the other day.
I bought it from COS Stores
there are a few other versions too, but I can highly recommend it to all. Even my 18 year old son thought it was cool. Now I always know where my phone is, win win I say!
a gentle breeze wafted the dress around my legs, it was delicious, you don’t get that with jeans.
I can highly recommend wearing a house dress, there are many similar dresses online at the moment:
My sneakers are from Mango they are on sale in white here
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