I remember the first time I had a COVID zoom meeting and I wasn’t wearing any pants. No joke. It. Was. Awesome. I didn’t have to hunt for something that was clean and wasn’t too tight (thank you quarantine girth expansion). But pants-less meetings aside, working from home is a DRAG, man! After months and months of being stuck at home, I’m tired of feeling gross. Pajama day is fun for the first few days, but after a while, I find that I need to get up, get dressed, and feel cute in order to be as productive as I want to be. Weird, I know, but I’m not the only one.
I was grateful to be able to go back to the office simply because I was able to walk by reflective surfaces and say, “yup, still a 10” instead of “time to crawl back in bed and I’ll shower tomorrow.” Not too long ago I wore my one of my Evy's Tree dresses to work instead of my usual joggers disguised as slacks. The minute my favorite co-worker walked in, she stopped, and said, “oh my gosh! You’re wearing a dress! It’s ADORABLE!” Since then my collection of casual yet
adorable house dresses has continued to grow (I would say, “shhhh, don’t tell my husband”, but he’s not the boss of me or my paycheck And I want to look cute).
And the best part? NO PANTS! 😍
The “mom uniform” has evolved since the 50’s. With good reason. You could choose between fashion or function, but there was no way to have both.
On one hand we have the “mom who gets it all done” house dress that was easy to work in due to their durability, and loose and flowing so you could sit or kneel in them with ease. But they didn’t exactly have the wow factor we are looking for. Older house dresses may have looked more homey than chic (think farmer’s wife).
On the other hand, we have the dainty, fragile housewife dress (think June Cleaver), which was clearly NOT made for the lifestyle of the modern mom. We care far more about our own health and wellbeing to be constrained by restrictive and fragile clothing. I beg your pardon Christian Dior, but snug and belted waist lines and petticoats aren’t exactly mom friendly.
The benefits of not wearing pants were not nearly enough to make cinching our post-baby bellies into the “ideal” 27.5 inch waistline.
But in an attempt to reclaim physical comfort while we are elbow deep in dishes and diapers, we swung aggressively to the other end of the spectrum. There is a reason why they make fun of yoga pants on women who have never practiced yoga. It’s not a GOOD reason (because yoga is boring and yoga pants are divine), but they aren’t completely wrong. The “mom uniform” is synonymous with “I didn’t expect to leave my house today”.
We deserve so much more than that. We deserve to feel beautiful because we ARE beautiful!
Good thing Evy’s Tree has got your back. With our adorable and flexible house dresses, you can quickly get your household chores done in comfort and style: like, walk by the mirror, only to be startled at your own loveliness style. Call me old fashioned, but I think clothing for mothers should be designed by mothers. We know what’s up!
Did you know that SO MANY of our dresses have pockets??? Perfect for holding your phone as you wander around your house doing chores whilst listening to your favorite audiobook (or secretly listening to The Good Place… again).
But, what about when you want to leave the house, be it for errands, a playdate, or Netflix and chillin’ in style? If you’re wearing sweats or gym shorts all day, you’ll definitely want to change before leaving the house. With everything we have on our todo list on any given day, who has time to change their outfit multiple times a day, am I right, ladies?
A great house dress is brilliant with flip flops and leggings for running errands and dragging kids around town, or some adorable heels for a less casual look on your date night. An added plus is it’s comfortable enough to sleep in… which I may or may not have done. Twice.
And did I mention no pants?