Sack the stylist!

Post Reply
User avatar
Zoomer
Posts: 12903
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:49 pm

Re: Sack the stylist!

Post by Zoomer »

This is the kind of thing I mean. I have vague memories of my paternal grandmother wearing one.
And when I lived in Rome, the market near me had a stall selling them, so presumably some Italian ladies were still buying them.

Image

User avatar
emma_p
Posts: 31303
Joined: Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:50 pm
Location: stateside

Re: Sack the stylist!

Post by emma_p »

Awww, my grandma’s was like that too! :love:

They are not dressing gowns! My grandma wouldn’t have dreamed of cleaning in her dressing gown. The very idea!

smalex
Posts: 46074
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:29 am

Re: Sack the stylist!

Post by smalex »

The warehouse one would look utterly dreadful on me!

Disco
Posts: 41994
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 11:28 pm

Re: Sack the stylist!

Post by Disco »

I would just call that a tabard; the one Zoomer exhibits but I've always assumed "housecoat" was another name for dressing gown so I know nothing.

smalex
Posts: 46074
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:29 am

Re: Sack the stylist!

Post by smalex »

the ones my nan favoured were like this. Maybe slightly shorter sleeves
81UyrLloCNL._AC_UL320_SR278,320_.jpg

User avatar
emma_p
Posts: 31303
Joined: Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:50 pm
Location: stateside

Re: Sack the stylist!

Post by emma_p »

I have a denim dress just like that! I love it!!

Mountain Goat
Posts: 24206
Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:14 pm
Location: London

Re: Sack the stylist!

Post by Mountain Goat »

My mum always wore one for housework. Given how much crap I get myself covered in I should probably consider it. Plus you get to take it off when you're finished and then no more work can be done. Blue and white check, made out of something you shouldn't get to close to an open flame. :love2: I find them comforting, possibly due to the association with being at home in the day, so school holidays or off sick.

We also had the giant roll(s) of sellotape. They fell off the back of a lorry, along with my record player (remarkably unscathed) and four crates of satsumas. :look: I think your grandma maybe knew the same lorry. :))
Protected by the ejaculation of serpents

Mountain Goat
Posts: 24206
Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:14 pm
Location: London

Re: Sack the stylist!

Post by Mountain Goat »

Mine was more like smal's, but was sort of empire line, just so you look like you're as wide as your chest the whole way down.
Protected by the ejaculation of serpents

User avatar
emma_p
Posts: 31303
Joined: Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:50 pm
Location: stateside

Re: Sack the stylist!

Post by emma_p »

I bet it was the same lorry! :mog:

smalex
Posts: 46074
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:29 am

Re: Sack the stylist!

Post by smalex »

Mountain Goat wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:47 am
Mine was more like smal's, but was sort of empire line, just so you look like you're as wide as your chest the whole way down.
YES. that's what nan's was like.

User avatar
ParisGal
Posts: 24166
Joined: Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:22 am
Location: la France

Re: Sack the stylist!

Post by ParisGal »

As far as I'm concerned, a housecoat goes over your normal clothes, it's not a dress.
ETA I missed the last page and was replying to 97's photo post.
Mountain Goat wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:45 am
Blue and white check, made out of something you shouldn't get to close to an open flame. :love2:
Yes, this is what I remember too.

User avatar
H1ppychick
Posts: 11974
Joined: Fri May 29, 2009 10:29 am

Re: Sack the stylist!

Post by H1ppychick »

A “house dress” (two words, working garment) as described in that Lucille Ball pic is not the same thing as a “housecoat” (one word, dressing gown).

User avatar
Estrella
Posts: 16859
Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:13 pm
Location: The Future

Re: Sack the stylist!

Post by Estrella »

My Gran had one just like the one you posted, Zooms.

MrE’s family call a dressing gown a house coat though. Which I consider to be wrong.

User avatar
Margo
Posts: 3531
Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:26 pm

Re: Sack the stylist!

Post by Margo »

Mwahahaha! The quilted monstrosity bought back a fab memory!

When I was much younger, I lived with a guy, H, and his parents were very, very keen for us to get married and provide grandchildren. I was very, very not keen, much to their annoyance. For Christmas one year I received a full length, baby pink quilted monstrosity from them! I think they were trying to make me look as awful as possible so H would leave me! 😂😂😂

Wiggle
Posts: 1287
Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:02 am

Re: Sack the stylist!

Post by Wiggle »

This website has some interesting (and expensive) items
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Squirrel
Posts: 30742
Joined: Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:55 pm

Re: Sack the stylist!

Post by Squirrel »

I’m wearing that right now.

User avatar
ParisGal
Posts: 24166
Joined: Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:22 am
Location: la France

Re: Sack the stylist!

Post by ParisGal »

Tree surgeon harness AND rhinestone nipple covers :puzz:

lazzbo
Posts: 564
Joined: Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:10 pm

Re: Sack the stylist!

Post by lazzbo »

Squirrel wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 2:55 pm
I’m wearing that right now.
:lol:

User avatar
Livilla
Posts: 23453
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:36 am
Location: London

Re: Sack the stylist!

Post by Livilla »

Squirrel wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 2:55 pm
I’m wearing that right now.
More money than SSense, Squirrel. :no:

lazzbo
Posts: 564
Joined: Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:10 pm

Re: Sack the stylist!

Post by lazzbo »

Are you wearing the chain on its own, Squiz, or over a similarly see-through garment? I reckon you should just show off the chain in all its glory, you don't want anything to distract from it.

Post Reply