Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Non-ironic muumuu Mondays!

According to Wikipedia, the muumuu, or mu'umu'u, is a loose dress of Hawaiian origin that hangs from the shoulders. The etymology is somewhat disturbing, coming from the Hawaiian word for "amputate", referring to the effects of Hansen's disease (aka, leprosy) during the Hawaiian missionary period.

Thanks wikipedia for that awesomely uplifting background!

So, we're not only going to overcome how bummed out I feel after learning where the muumuu came from, we're also going to overcome the stereotype that muumuus are worn by fat people that don't keep themselves clean or fashionable.

With these goals in mind, I'd like to introduce....

Non-Ironic Muumuu Mondays*
Dedicated to reclaiming the shapeless cotton shift dress for fatkind everywhere!

Outfit details:
Muumuu: Woman Within, size M, $9!!! Them's thrift-store prices!
Belt: Target, 2xl (still in stores!)
Petticoat: thrifted, but you can easily make your own
Boots: Target Kady, size 11

Also, let me just point out that Woman Within, while they have some honest-to-God polyester monstrosities, is your ONE STOP SHOP for some hot muumuu action. Check out these options:

Starts at $7.99, and would be so cute belted (they also have some awesome other fabric choices)

Surprisingly on-trend with floral pink tones.

Just lounging by the pool.

I know many of you won't be on board with my muumification strategy (see what I did there?), but they really work for me! What could be better for the upcoming summer months than to be swathed in cotton comfort?

* Muumuu Mondays may occasionally, as like today, not fall on Monday. Sorry, yesterday was a holiday, but I did for-real-honest wear this outfit yesterday.


Courtney said...

I love that yellow one!
I wanted to let you know that I am giving you a blogger award! All the info is on my blog. : )
Loving The Reflection

Ragini said...

i love the fact that you wear petticoats under dresses. it always looks so elegant. and the green muumuu is so pretty. this post makes me want to reclaim muumuus by refashioning them into mini tent dresses and wearing them with tough boots and cute socks. thanks for the idea!


neffbot said...

Thanks so much Courtney!

Ragini - that's an AWESOME idea - you should totally go for it!

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