Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Patio Dresses: Hot Weather Fashion or Fashion No-No?


Let's start with the proposition that patio dresses should stay on the patio--or porch--and not out in the general public.

It's been so HOT (see the previous post) here in Houston that my brain has been baked sufficiently that I actually went out and bought a couple of patio dresses to wear around the house. What is nice about them is that they do not touch your body and hence are much cooler than shorts, capris or anything else.

SSSHHHHH! Don't tell Portia and Babs who will definitely NOT approve.

And if the general public visits me on my patio and finds me in my patio dress then that is the general public's problem.

What's your favorite hot weather fashion?

12 comments:

Averill said...

*sighs and shakes head*

Presbyterian Gal said...

We called those mu-muus. My mom got into those from her time in Hawaii.

If it's cool and comfy then I say, wear it proudly!

I wear shorts and a t-shirt. Sadly the t-shirt no longer takes a direct route from my shoulders to my hips.

Bad Alice said...

skirts. Don't like pants in the summer. Like floaty, gauzy skirts.

ROBERTA said...

that's a muu-muu if i ever saw one! in the early 60's we wore them in the playground over our school uniforms :)

but hey - whatever works to keep the sweating to a mimimum!

Gannet Girl said...

My favorite -- a tank suit and soccer shorts.

In a VERY other life, I suppose it would have been a bikini!

Anonymous said...

Several years ago I found some mid-calf black slips (yes, slips) that are substantial enough not to be too revealing. With support in the bodice, so underwear is at a minimum. That's my at-home attire when the weather is sizzling. Hope no one but very best friends comes calling unexpectedly before things cool off a bit!

Jane Ellen+ said...

In my youth, these were called "house dresses," and my gram had several. Not worn out in public, but certainly around the house and yard-- especially in the days before air conditioning was everywhere.

In hot weather, the key is loose. Depending on what I'm doing... T-shirts or tanks, and shorts, skorts or lightweight skirts.

Rev Kim said...

As someone who wilts in severe heat and humidity, I'm with PG - if it keeps you comfy and cool, then go for it!

In hot weather attire, I usually go for loose - shorts and skirts - and lightweight - cotton and linen. Also, wearing cool colors - white, light blue, light yellow seems to psychologically keep me cool.

Rev Dave said...

Staying out of this one...

zorra said...

T-shirt and stretchy workout capris.

I cannot even visualize you in a patio dress. Are we even old enough to wear them?

Don't answer that.

Marlene said...

If it's that hot, stay inside. You seem way too classy to wear a great grandma dress.

Marlene said...

On the other hand I bet you are so classy that you can wear this with style. Some women have enough confidence to look great in anything!