I adore this vintage 1940’s housecoat, and have worn it out of the house many times. So far, no arrests. I just love the cheerful print and the sturdy cotton material. Many of my vintage 40’s and 50’s pieces are fragile now, and can’t take a good washing. This dress can. I can’t remember where I found it, but I’ve had it for at least six years – probably via eBay.
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It’s not a dress to wear to the office, I admit. It’s one for going out for tea or margaritas, or to a house party with a couple of friends. Of course, also perfect for browsing the New York Times at home with a skinny latte.
It pairs better with chunky sandals or platforms (sim), but it was actually chilly here today! So I added funky boots (sim), and for fun: faux pearl chandelier earring (sim).
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Wow how beautiful!! I love vintage pieces as they are always so unique! I love how the pretty roses match your lipstick perfectly! Very nice look hugs xxx
Loving the print of your housecoat ,I love the vintage stuff because they always look gorgeous and stylish.have a look at my vintage clothing
I really love the color of your housecoat ,very comfortable fabric with beautiful print
I love love love how you’ve paired this house dress and made it so versatile.
The dress is beautiful, I do love a pretty floral print!
Oh, I think this housecoat is sooo pretty! I modeled a vintage apron at http://gingerwroot.com/what-the-wroot-wore-wednesday-vintage-apron/ and I so appreciate cool vintage clothing…it’s unique and eye-catching! Thanks for sharing!
When it comes to clothing, the adage, “They just don’t make ’em like they used to” is so true! The colours and pattern are so pretty with your hair.
Hi Patti, I will link back to this Visible Monday next Monday alright? As a lot of readers have already seen my Sunday post. At least I have joined again. Progress.
So immensely pretty! That soft, sweet colour palette is spectacular on you, lovely lady.
This vintage dress has a perfect print ! Love the colors ! Kisses Patti !
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Patti, what a great idea creating “visible monday”! Very cool. I think that the housecoat looks darling on you, and the fit is great too. Wear it everywhere!
LOVE the fact that you took a vintage housecoat and wore it as a dress! Isn’t it so much fun to play with pieces, especially vintage ones!! Thank you for hosting Patti.
What a stunning piece Patti, much too pretty to be hidden away indoors, it deserves to be seen and admired. It looks in really good nick too. Loving the nails also.
Oh this is amazing Patti. Would total want to steal it 😉 Cool you could even wear it and be the trendy streetstyle blogger that you are….Just booked my flight to the US and NYC in Sep that is…yay. Sabina
lovely outfit, you look beautiful. That dress is so pretty!
Love the dress/housecoat in this floral pattern – so feminine. Although everything you wear is utterly feminine, it seems to be your signature. Thanks for the link up party again this week Patti x
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Oh, this housecoat/dress piece is such a beautiful thing! Lovely floral print and the colour suits you so well!
What a beautiful colour. Yes, you’re right. It’s definitely an outfit to wear while sipping a few cocktails. 🙂
So pretty! Both you and the housecoat.
You really look a vision in that housecoat! That really is visible Monday!!! You look beautiful!x
Your housecoat is so pretty on you , so special because of its age , it must have always been so well cared for. Perfect for inside or out.
That is so beautiful! The colours are still so vibrant, it looks fresh and new, and I would not have been able to tell it was that old without you mentioning it. What a great piece. I think it would be very at home at a cocktail party! Have a super week x
What an amazing housecoat/dress Patti! Glorious colours and it look looks lovely on you. It reminds me of the summer which seems so far away in freezing England at the moment. x
What a fabulous piece, Patti – I love seeing you wear vintage! Gorgeous colour and print, and I can tell you love it, you look radiant! And as someone who wears vintage nightdresses and beach dresses out and about – I salute you! xxxx
Gorgeous dress/housecoat, I love the color and the print. It looks great on you.
Housecoat or maxi dress, this piece is gorgeous, Patti. I can so see myself wearing it with a leather jacket and maybe even a beret 🙂 xoxo
That dress/housecoat…..whatever it is supposed to be it is DELICIOUS!!
You make it come alive.
Your colouring is perfect and the cut is a dream.
I am pea-green….:oP
I think this dress/coat is very feminine and beautiful!
Your dress proves that florals stand the test of time. Have you noticed that the print incorporates this year’s Pantone colors? I hope you’ll consider adding your post to my Powers the Flower link up.
Very pretty, Patti. Just my style too. I wouldn’t know it’s Monday without you. Thanks.
This looks fabulous, I’m loving the baby blue and the floral print. Love, Kirsten xx
Why do I love this housecoat on you. First, the baby blue looks great with your fair skin and hair, Second, I am a fan of florals, Last, Its vintage and I love that quality!
The colors are so pretty on you, Patti! I love how you do vintage with a modern flair. Very cool.
Thanks for being a part of Fun Fashion Friday!
I love 40’s fashion, and the colors are beautiful! 🙂
You look so pretty and dainty in this house coat Patti – Have a great week!!!
Beautiful look. That print is amazing and looks so great on you. Can’t believe you’ve had it for 6 years, still looks brand new!
– xox Mary
You had me at “vintage”. It is stunning and a very unique item. The fact that it is flattering is great!!!
Beautiful housecoat – I would have thought it was always meant to be a dress! Gorgeous colors and pattern. Have a wonderful week, Patti.
What a great way to wear a housecoat and the print is so pretty it brightens up a Winter’s day. Great idea to style it with the boots. And whilst you’re having a margarita, would you please pour one for me too?
Best dress EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. I want one, ahhhhhh.
Tons of love, dear Patti
The pattern and cut of this housecoat are great, and the length works well for you, but I’m afraid I’d drown it it. Yet I think it would be absolutely fun to wear. You seem like you enjoy it anyway 😉
There’s something to be said about quality if a piece is still in excellent shape after more than 70 years. Do they still make them like that? Somewhere?
Have a great week!
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I love the dress –Hanna Lei
This is one pretty house coat and not what I envision a house coat to look like. Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!
Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.
Quite stylish for a house coat! The floral print is lovely .. and sure, I’d wear it out for coffee 🙂
Oh my gosh, that housecoat is gorgeous…and I would totally rock it as a dress too! You look beautiful, Patti!
beautiful!! i love the florals.
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You rock this lovely vintage floral maxi. Such a pretty color and print. =)
Fantastic pattern and swish factor. This is the kind of dress you can swan around in and have fun in. Thanks for hosting your get-together! It helps me stay on track.
Hi Patti! I have a dress very similar to yours and I wore it as a duster. It received a ton of compliments. Mine was a dark floral. I love the soft blue hue of yours. The pink flowers look very pretty with your shade of lipstick.
It is amazing no matter where you choose to wear it. I absolutely love the print – I am a sucker for florals but that color combination is my favorite. If you ever decide to get rid of it let me know! Have a great week! : ) Ana
Gorgeous color and pattern. Love your pretty nails and lips too.
Amazing housecoat. Love the pale blue color. Haha, too beautiful for any arrest.
Do you know how much I love that you’re wearing a housecoat as a dress?! It’s gorgeous…far too pretty to be stuck at home.
You look so lovely in this dress, it’s not something that many could pull off but you do so beautifully! Thanks for hosting as always!
I love it! Definitely a perfect ‘tea with friends’ sort of dress!
Vintage is always so special. You and Melanie are great about wearing housecoats as dresses or jackets.
The print and colour on this is so wonderful with your skin tone. And it looks like your lipstick matches the red on the piece perfectly!
I think it’s really lovely! 40’s fashion is a favorite of mine and that shade of blue is so ethereal. You wear it beautifully 🙂
Oh my, Patti. That outfit is adorable!! How I do love vintage housecoats and loungewear from the 30s and 40s, especially to wear for everyday. The prints are always fantastic. Much prettier than anything you’ll see today. And the fabrics are divine! Cool silky rayons, nice crisp cottons and check out this darling seersucker one I have on my site. If it was my size I would have kept it for myself, for sure!!
I LOVE it! I can remember my mother wearing a similar housecoat for “entertaining at home”!
Beautiful dress/housecoat! The colors are gorgeous on you!
Thanks for the link up, Patti. You look ready for some relaxation!!
It’s beautiful, Patti!! One of my favorite outfits on you. I have been told to try wrap dresses but can only remember worrying about the one wrap top I bought. I didn’t want to pin it, but it was one stretch away from a likely arrest for indecent exposure. 😉
Well, you need something nice to wear when sipping margaritas or lattes, too. This sure beats my typical “lounge wear” of a ratty tee and yoga pants, should up my game a bit after seeing this…
What an adorable print! I have a plaid housecoat, also vintage and every time I wear it my teen sons say “mom, what are you wearing?” Comfort and old school style my darlings, lol. You look gorgeous!!!
Houseboat or dress it’s stunning!!
What a smashing dress/housecoat! I love this relaxed casual, yet dressy, look. Thanks for hosting, Patti! I’ll be linked up shortly.
Wow how beautiful!! I love vintage pieces as they are always so unique! I love how the pretty roses match your lipstick perfectly! Very nice look 🙂 hugs xxx