Friday, September 21, 2012

The housecoat vs. The Mu-Mu: my candid review

I've been joking about getting a mu-mu for a long time. Then the joke turned into a serious consideration, then I decided to stop messing around and just go for it. I wanted both a housecoat and a mu-mu, although I don't really know if they are different. For my purposes we will call a housecoat one that snaps, buttons, or zips up the front. A mu-mu is more like what Hawaiian ladies wear. First, I'll review the housecoat. I'm not going to lie. Every time I wear it I feel like a piece of my childhood slips away. That said, it's awesome. It's nice and roomy; tent-like, even. It's lightweight and airy. I will say the snaps can become cumbersome. I got the thing for ease and comfort and I don't really want to spend, like 15 seconds, buttoning up. The snaps ARE a nice feature when I have rollers in my hair because I can remove the housecoat without messin' up my 'do. Now onto the mu-mu. Simply stated it is heaven. Heaven in a Hawaiian print dress. I make no apologies for this. I love everything about it and even though my husband won't admit it, I think he loves it too. He loves the deep v-neck, the shorter hemline, the baggy fit that makes you wonder what womanly curves are hiding underneath, oh but wait... did she step into the sunlight and show that this dress is actually quite threadbare? I'm certain that's what happened but it was a fleeting moment... a moment of pure bliss. The mu-mu is wonderful. It's changed my life. I might have another baby just so I can have a comfortable mumu pregnancy. In simple terms: Housecoat - 3.5 stars, Mu-Mu - 5 stars.

1 comment:

  1. I had no idea there were differences. Thank you for educating me on housecoats vs. mu-mus. I think I need both.