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Cotton House Dress

Updated on September 5, 2014

Cotton Dusters, Loungers and House Dresses for Women

These cotton house dresses and dusters bring back the standard of looking neat, tidy and modest while staying cool and comfortable around the house.

At the end of a hot day, I like to take a cool shower and put on something neat and loose-fitting to relax on the porch and watch the sunset. A cotton house dress fits the bill.

These dresses are not just for elderly women! Many are stylish and attractive for any woman who wants a loose-fitting, modest garment to wear in the comfort of her home. Let's face it, sometimes you need something that is not quite sleepwear and not quite streetwear. You need something in between, and that is where a house dress fits the bill.

I prefer cotton, because in the summer that is the fabric that I feel keeps me cool in the heat. I am on the hunt for something pretty I can wear in the evening on the porch, when a neighbor might drop by for a chat, or my daughter's friends might be hanging out at my house. These house dresses are perfect.

Colorful Patio Dress

National Tropical Print Dress- Misses, Womens
National Tropical Print Dress- Misses, Womens

You will be as pretty as a tropical flower, when you slip into this colorful patio dress!

National Crinkle Cotton Dress
National Crinkle Cotton Dress

This simple dress could be accessorized so many different ways and worn out on a little shopping trip.


Cotton House Dress in Crinkle Cotton

Never Needs Ironing!

You will love the easy care of this lounge dress! The crinkle fabric never needs ironing! Great for traveling or anytime you need a casual dress!

This pretty dress comes in such a wide selection of colors, with such delicious names, it will be hard to pick your favorite! It comes in blueberry, raspberry, cranberry, jade and lilac. I love them all!

This popular dress is available in misses sizes small to extra-large.

National Striped Patio Dress
National Striped Patio Dress

Comes in six gorgeous colors!


Cotton Seersucker House Dress

I love this patio dress made of 100% cotton seersucker. This dress is super cool made from this fabric!

I remember, as a child, when my mother wanted to keep us cool on the hottest summer days she dressed us in seersucker. It is so light and airy, and stays looking fresh and crisp in the most hot and humid weather.

Pretty Batik Patio Dress

I love the dress in this pretty batik print! It definitely has an earthy, ethnic appeal!

Batik Dress
Batik Dress

Choose from aqua, fuschia, purple or coral. In sizes small, medium and large.


Yellow Cotton House Dress in Plus Sizes

This brightly colored float dress will have you walking on sunshine!

More Cotton House Dresses

With all of these great choices, you are sure to find something comfortable to wear. Whether you are relaxing at home or out running errands, you can look fresh and stylish, while feeling comfortable and pretty!

Dip Dye Crinkle Cotton Dress
Dip Dye Crinkle Cotton Dress

This crinkle dress has always been popular, and now it comes in even more colors! Besides the coral shown here, you can get it in pink, purple or turquoise in this style. There is also a solid version available. The misses sizes are small, medium and large. It is also available in plus sizes up to 6XL.


Vintage House Dresses on eBay

Looking for a vintage style house dress? Try eBay for a great selection!

What do you like to wear when lounging at home? - Would you wear any of these house dresses or loungers?

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      Susanna Duffy 3 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      @joyceosborn: The Mu Mu was a loose, baggy dress supposedly from a style of Hawaii

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      Susanna Duffy 3 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Heavens, I feel so sloppy! I pull on an old Tshirt (formerly my son's) and baggy shorts in the morning. No elegance at all in my house

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      Oh my goodness, shades of the Fifties. My mama made her own house dresses back then, sometimes out of flour sacks. I had almost forgotten about them, but oh yes, I can remember how much she enjoyed getting out of her suit or dress after a trip to town and putting on a freshly pressed house dress, then sitting in the shade of the big old elm tree with a glass of iced tea. What memories you've brought back. I think I could go for a house dress myself, if I could find one in organic cotton. So loose and comfy!

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      I love all of these little cotton housedresses, they definitely remind me of spring.

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      Praveshkumar 4 years ago

      pretty nice cotton dresses i liked very much

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      joyceosborn 5 years ago

      My mother-in-law calls them moo-moos -- Some of these are really pretty!

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      KeriCarter 5 years ago

      Fashionable and comfortable? I am there. These are so pretty. My mom still wears housedresses.

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      snrklz 5 years ago

      I had to read this because my grandma used to wear these back in the day... Some of these are really pretty. They're much prettier than the ones my Oma used to wear. :)

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      hntrssthmpsn 5 years ago

      I do love a loose, simple cotton dress. Particularly in the heat. I'm pretty shameless about where I'll wear them, too. The older I get, the lower the bar sinks for "dressed to go out"!

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      I'm with you - I love to take a shower then get into my comfy clothes but they need to be something I can answer the door in. Sometimes I wear a cotton dress, other times a long tee shirt and leggings. Love the Hawaiian style dresses for summer.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I like the dresses. Great lens.

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      Aster56 5 years ago

      i like all the dresses. These are perfect dresses for the summer. Good lens and thanks for it.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      This is exactly what I like to wear lounging around the house on a hot summer day. I call them patio dresses. It's tough to find one that doesn't look grandmotherly. I had one from Hawaii that I wore to a frazzle. It was so comfortable, free-flowing and stylish.