The home dress is back in town! Vogue has spent an entire article this week about the home dress and selected the most beautiful dresses for the reader. But what is a home dress? And why would you want (to make) it?
Home dresses versus sweatpants
Less than fifty years ago, it was the most normal thing in the world: women had beautiful clothes for special occasions, going to the church, parties or social events. There were a lot of strict rules about a ladies wardrobes.
At home women were wearing home dresses. These were more comfortable and less expensive. In these dresses the women walked around the house as we nowadays wear casual (sports) wear or home wear.
Almost the same principle. The minute you are home, you undress yourself and you put on your jogging pants and a t-shirt. Some people are devoted to their bathrobe, but that feels different than a comfortable outfit, which you can safely wear if someone comes by or you suddenly have to be present behind your laptop for a Zoom of Teams meeting.
We work a lot at home because of the Pandemie. Most people are wearing sports wear and home wear the whole week. Nobody is watching.. nobody is visiting you, why would you want to dress up?
"Home wear" is actually a bit like nightwear. It does not have that look of beautiful home dresses. The sewing patterns are mainly bathrobes, pajamas and clothing that are suitable for wellness and sleeping.
We started looking for beautiful sewing patterns to make home dresses. The term 'Home dresses' still sounds a bit 'old-fashioned', but as soon as you see the sewing patterns below, it is not too bad. In fact, they are all beautiful outfits and you can just see that they are comfortable.
These are dresses in which you can be seen but at the same time you can relax as well. These will be your favorite dresses that you will wear all day long. And admit: it really looks much nicer than the jogging pants and hoodies.
Vogue: The 23 most comfortable homedresses