Friday, May 17, 2013

Muumuu 2.0

I've decided to finally work to materialize, one by one, all of the random clothing design ideas I've been thinking up.  One random idea being a hybrid version of a muumuu.

If you followed me during my trip through the Philippines, you know how in love I am with muumuus, or, house dresses.  Also, since I'm in permanent pool weather now, I have been settling my attention for the first time on swimsuit coverups.  Coverups have never appealed to me before, I think because the concept of them was just never applicable to my lifestyle (stepping from the pool into some glitzy sandals and a coverup to grab a drink at a nearby beach bar or to take a stroll on the boardwalk - yeah, I can say I've literally never needed to do that before) until now.

So - with our rooftop pool and 90 degree weather in the shade, I am finding my beloved muumuus to be a bit overbearing with their full coverage and heavier fabric.  And while I like the sexy femininity of a sarong or coverup, it has no place in the city at dinner or happy hour.  

I  wanted something more transitional and multi-purpose than a suit coverup or a muumuu.

So I created this:

Sheer like a coverup.  Loungy like a muumuu.  Full coverage in the design.

This completely sheer fabric is certainly fit for throwing over a swimsuit at the beach or pool but it's also been designed as a muumuu, specifically with its length and fullness, so I will also love throwing it on over a bra and leggings, like you see above to run to the store or do whatever I'd like in the city.  
Or I can simply wear it over my undergarments when chilling at home.


I wanted something sexier, prettier, something elegant to look at.

So while I am definitely still attached to all the more traditional muumuus I've collected over the past year, creating the muumuu 2.0 gives me a more transitional piece to wear stylishly everywhere.  In fact, I went to dinner in this particular piece.  Popped on my cropped jacket and oxfords and headed out to celebrate a bday.  I love when clothing is dynamic!  Don't you?

Such is the Tiny Closet way...

I will definitely be wearing my new and improved muumuus all Summer long so if you're needing to see more pictures, come back next week!!  
I will surely have more for your viewing pleasure :) 

11 comments:

  1. This is really cute. how did you make it? This needs to be in my closet.

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  2. LOVE this! Absolutely Brilliant!!!

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  3. Add me to the "want one" list!

    Krystal K.
    The Feisty House
    www.thefeistyhouse.com

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE! PLEASE MAKE THIS AVAILABLE TO BUY!!! With you living in LA I can see sooo many high end shops wanting this piece. GREAT JOB!

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  5. I so love this, and would buy it in a heart beat if I could!!

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  6. this is so adorable! I probably have said it before, but I love your style!

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  7. Love that fabric! Feels like vacation, which lends to the loungy feel you were going for.

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  8. I absolutely love the dress, i have a similar sheer as your but from American Apparel!!
    love your blog ;-)

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