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I would like a pottering around the house outfit that isn't sportswear. What do you wear to potter?

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BroccoliSpears Thu 21-Aug-08 21:18:52

For the days when you don't plan to leave the house or see anyone, but you have stuff to do.

Can't bear the thought of not getting up and dressed (pjs all day - ugh, I know some people do it, but nooooo).

If I put on tracksuit pants and a t-shirt I feel munty all day. Maybe I need nicer tracksuit pants?

But I don't like getting properly dressed in real clothes either for lots of reasons.

What do you put on, on these days?

PussinJimmyChoos Thu 21-Aug-08 21:20:37

I'm a munter then - am in trakkie bottoms and DH's old rugby shirt as I type...blush

I don't want to fork out for reasonable outfits to wear in the house only for them to be covered in play doh, paint or soggy biscuit grin

hana Thu 21-Aug-08 21:21:27

lounge-y bottoms and a cami. Mine are from all over - Old Navy/Jacob/Gap - Don't own tracksuit pants (urgh!)

janeite Thu 21-Aug-08 21:22:10

My favourite wafting around the house outfit at the moment is dd's aged 13 Boden silk skirt, which has a lovely forgiving elasticated waist!

Clary Thu 21-Aug-08 21:25:23

I must be a munter too.

My excuse is that I sometimes go for a run later but I change into trackies as soon as I come in from work.

ATM I am wearing the fetching long cycling shorts I erm cycled home in.

I don't like to crawl round hoovering in my jeans - but I have been told off on MN before.

Don't care tho <sticks tongue out>

Heated Thu 21-Aug-08 21:26:00

these but not in white or 3/4 length.

BroccoliSpears Thu 21-Aug-08 21:33:48

Ahh, linen trousers. Yes. But a pair of trousers that fit and was in good nick would then qualify for proper clothes - leaving the house clothes, and I'd be back to square one.

BroccoliSpears Thu 21-Aug-08 21:34:09

Hana what are loung-y bottoms?

hana Thu 21-Aug-08 21:37:43

like pj bottoms that don't have a matching top? we call them 'loungers' in our family - not sure where the name came from!

Dragonbutter Thu 21-Aug-08 21:38:37

i like to wear a dress especially if it's raining outside.

hana Thu 21-Aug-08 21:38:59

like this

www.boden.co.uk/col.asp?segname=Women&styid=WT021&segid=6&gpname=Loungewear&desname=Cosy+Brushed+Pul l%2Dons&gpid=37&gen=1#img

Heated Thu 21-Aug-08 21:49:22

I'll quite often wear something like this with some close fitting 3/4 length trousers/clam diggers so if I have to nip out or go to the front door I can without having to change.

BroccoliSpears Thu 21-Aug-08 21:50:34

Hmmmm... am unconvinced by lounging trousers (apart from anything else, I can't stop pronouncing it lynejing trysers in my head). Bit too much like pyjamas.

A DRESS! Yes, that would be good. What sort of dress?

Heated Thu 21-Aug-08 21:51:16

You could always resurrect the Goodlife and wear a kaftan wink

BroccoliSpears Thu 21-Aug-08 21:51:21

Which one Heated? Lots on the page.

MrsCurly Thu 21-Aug-08 21:51:47

Following this thread with interest but those Boden pull-ons are absolutely pyjamas!

traceybath Thu 21-Aug-08 21:53:11

i'm quite liking this for pootling about at home

BroccoliSpears Thu 21-Aug-08 21:53:16

lol @ kaftan. But nooooo, a kaftan would be turbo-annoying when I was carying the laundry basket upstairs or fishing under the bed for my hairbrush or wiping dd's bottom or emptying the paddling pool. Too floaty and liable to dangle.

traceybath Thu 21-Aug-08 21:53:39

is currently sat in my virtual basket

hf128219 Thu 21-Aug-08 21:53:46

A PVC apron? grin

Heated Thu 21-Aug-08 22:00:54

Anything that Asos claim is a dresshmm I wear like a top and stick narrow trousers under it like this and this one

BroccoliSpears Thu 21-Aug-08 22:02:36

Maybe a kaftan and a pvc apron?

hf128219 Thu 21-Aug-08 22:19:18

Kaftan and PVC apron good ides. I like.

LittleDorrit Thu 21-Aug-08 22:47:36

I am reading this with interest - I am always on the lookout for appropriate "around the house" clothes. This may sound really weird, but I always have to get changed when I get home - not just after work, but even on the weekends - I feel I can't relax if I am wearing something that I wore out - even jeans.
I am afraid I wear trackies most of the time, with a nice top...

gok Thu 21-Aug-08 22:56:01

You need a lovely ousecoat dear

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