Thursday, June 16, 2011

Comfort

Is there anything better than a good fat dress?  I use that term lovingly as I have had my share of skinny dresses and fat dresses over the years and I can tell you that there is really nothing better in the world than a good fat dress.  I get all mine at Savers - the best thrift shop evah.  They are just soooo perfect for gardening in the summer or for putzing around the house.  No need for underwear or slips or bras or any of those torture devices. 
I have to admit that I am this close to moving from the less-than-horrible, comfy fat dresses one rack over into the actual house dresses.  I have avoided these for some time because that's a slippery slope, me dears.  Once you get a mauve, button-up dress with embroidered bees on it, you're done for.  Now, don't get upset with me if you're already there cuz I'm telling you that I'm almost there. It's that damn flounce at the bottom that really keeps me away.  But if there was a thin cotton one in blue tick pinstripe with no flounce... oh, I'd be done for.
Don't you just love a good fat dress? Am I the only person who actually gains weight in the summer?  I just cannot get much exercising done unless it's before 8 in the morning and, um, that doesn't happen much around here.  I also drink a lot of cold beer (and mojitos) and eat a lot of summery pasta dishes because, well, it's summer, FFS! 
So, three cheer for the fat dress!! 
PS I wonder what the equivalent of a fat dress is for the boys?

19 comments:

  1. OMG. you are one funny girl!! there is something so lovely about standing outside watering on a warm summer morning wearing almost nothing. what better way to feel the soft air and gentle breezes! to hell with the neighbors! i don't own a house dress--yet. i just pad outside in my nightie!

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  2. Oh my dear, that's hilarious. I have one, but it's my baby-doll empire waste gauzy white dress with ummm....a big ruffle/flounce at the bottom. The saving grace is the deep v neck and above the knee cut. Still kind a sexy if you can be kinda sexy at 40. But please, do your girls a favor and wear a bra. You've seen me, and some of us just have no choice. ;-)

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  3. I thought I was the only one who gains weight in the summer! I've never felt that "it's too hot to eat" thing. I like to stay inside and eat all the yummy summer vegetables that all happen to taste best with lots of mozzarella and olive oil.

    Your fat dress looks perfect. I've got a second-hand sundress that almost counts, but I think I need to make a trip to Savers for a proper one!

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  4. Savers rocks!!!!! I got my fat dress (wait they are all fat dresses) from them which I wear every weekend. I actually get a lot of stuff from Savers and it's close.

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  5. All those pullover A-line dresses I've been sewing up are my version of a summer fat dress. Also, when I cut out the mushroom print I posted on FB, I cut it the wrong way. The mushroom stems are pointing UP the dress. ARG! Rookie move! So it will definitely be a housedress.

    I am unemployed, so if you have 2 7/8 yards of cute fabric, or a groovy sheet, that you would like to have made into a non-ruffly housedress, message me on FB, girlie.

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  6. Oh, hey sorry, that was LucyBelle commenting as Miss Conduct above.

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  7. A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou in a fat dress.
    Life is good.

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  8. Baggy sweat pants and a old baggy t-shirt tis the boy equivalent of a fat dress; better yet, in summer, baggy shorts made out of sweat-pants material. Even better if they slip down to show one's plumber's crack when rummaging under the kitchen sink for a new sponge. Best worn with socks and sandals. I swear my mommy had a mauve button-up house dress with embroidered bees on it. I am not there yet. I find summery dresses uncomfortable what with my sweaty thighs rubbing together...gimme a t-shirt and some sweat pants like the boys.

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  9. Gimmie a ratty ol' tank top and whatever shorts are handy. I'm afraid if I wear a dress the hubby will snap a picture of me working that looks those old-lady-bending-over lawn ornaments.

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  10. But the embroidered bees would be soooo cute!

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  11. I tried myself a fat dress once upon a time... And I always woke up strangling almost plumb to death... The morning I woke up with my tiny baby dog gasping for breath all tethered to my ankles we gave up the fat dress. We sleep, and likewise garden in good 'ol fashiined Granny panties. It's just safer. Occasionally we add a long, soft ratty t-shirt stolen from the hubs, simply for the benefit of the neighbors ;) Keepin' it simple. That's how we roll.

    For the record, if that's your fat dress honey, I believe you should rest your tiny hiney on the couch and eat some big 'ol sammiches. With a six pack ;)

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  12. Next thing we know, we'll be seeing you out there wearing moomoos/mumus (however you spell the word for those big ol' flowery Hawaiian caftan dresses).

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  13. I love your fat dress. Love it so much I think I'll look for one next time I'm at Savers. Which will certainly be within the next five days, as I go there almost weekly. Except that I'm still nursing a babe so it's hard to wear dresses. Can you see me trying to nurse a babe in a fat dress? I'd probably smother the baby with all that fabric piled up on top of my boob. Hmmmm...

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  14. I am LOVING all the comments on this post, y'all!! I have just laughed and laughed at everything. Thanks so much to everyone for playing along. xoxox

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  15. I just bought TWO such dresses at HEB (lol) the other day! I am calling them "pregnant dresses" right now but when I'm not pregnant I call them "flowy dresses." haha I am a fan of comfort!

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  16. I just lost 20 lbs of chemo fat, so happily I'm out of my fattest clothes, but I still love a cool summer dress. My favorite is cropped pants and t-shirts. I don't like the way sweat running down my thighs feels!

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  17. OH I love my fat dress. After coming in from working outside I am so SO hot and sticky that I have to get nekkid, stand under the fan for awhile and then put on my fat dress. Down with underwear, ya'll. I have so many folds and creases. I need my FREEDOM !!
    Ms Mudd

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  18. Imma get me a fat dress next time I'm at Savers. Cannot.wait! :)

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  19. LOLOL! Hehehehe. I also gain weight in the summer. What can you do when it is hot enough to cook pancakes on your car top??? I have to force myself to get in the car to go to the a/c'd mall for some walking!!!

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