We all remember seeing our mothers wear comfy house dresses when we were young before pants became popular. Some even wore poofy moo moos to cover up their middle age bellies. But with more women working from home, including older women, it’s not always easy to find dresses that are comfortable as well as classy.
I have a few dresses I love to wear around the house because they keep me cool and breezy. I call them my shmattes, which is the Yiddish word for rags, and I wear them until they fall apart. We often think of a schmatte as something our grandmother wore but these days women over 60 are nothing like our grandmothers. We can be sexy, business-like, or casual but don’t have to be confined to pants that confine us.
The dresses below are designed to look sharp but also cover up flaws that most of us have as we age. We may have saggy arms, a protruding belly, or wrinkly knees. They aren’t granny dresses, which can be attractive as well but rather cool and sharp warm-weather dresses you can enjoy and be comfortable in.
No matter if you are curvy or slim, they will all look flattering.
LaCausa Tate Dress – in Black, Rust, or Eucalyptus
Land’s End Cotton Poplin Split Neck Dress in Indigo Chambray, Forest Moss Mini Floral, White/Pink Striped Palm, White Burst Tye Dye
Lilysilk Pinstriped Freesia Shirt Dress in Brown or Navy Pinstripe
Do you have house dresses you love to wear? Please leave a comment below.