Ditch the leggings pants and try a vintage-inspired house dress instead. This simple act can help you feel more productive and put together, plus vintage clothing is so much fun.
Yoga pants and leggings seem to be the uniform of housewives these days. For years I also wore yoga pants most days. They are comfortable and when you are at home it can be easy to just focus on that.
In the last couple of years, however, I have been getting more into a vintage lifestyle including fashion. I’ve always been interested in the idea of the 1950’s housewife and loved 1950s fashion. It was only in the last several years that I found that a lot of people still dress like this. That sparked my desire to wear more vintage clothing and vintage-inspired clothing.
At first, the idea of staying in your PJs all day sounds amazing. But pretty soon you can start to feel like a frumpy housewife. Many women find that when they stay at home full time that they lose themselves.
One thing that can help keep that from happening is to ditch the yoga pants and get dressed each morning. If you still want to be comfy consider a house dress instead of stiff jeans.
What is a House Dress?
House dresses have been around for generations. Typically they have been simple dresses worn while doing chores or for quick errands. They were made of washable fabrics and were designed to be very practical.
My favorite house dresses are those from the 1950s. During that time the house dress started to become more stylish. The shirtwaist style was a very popular house dress. They were easy to put on and to wear all day comfortably.
Wrap-style dresses have also been popular house dresses. And really any style that you find comfortable is perfect for a house dress. It should just be easy to clean and comfortable to wear while doing chores.
If the vintage clothing style of house dresses appeals to you there are some great vintage clothing stores to check out. Many carry the more casual types of dresses as well as some beautiful dresses for special occasions. I do recommend looking for cotton, lightweight dresses for everyday wear.
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Whether the vintage clothing style house dresses appeal to you or not, getting dressed in the morning and getting ready for your day can really change your attitude for the better. It’s also important to do this for yourself. While it’s nice to look good for your partner and others around you, it’s most important that you are doing it for yourself.
Are you more of a leggings person or does the idea of a house dress sound appealing? Let me know in the comments.