Thursday, January 5, 2012

Precursor to Shabbos Robes

The Hostess gowns of the 1970s can be equated to the "Shabbos robe" that used to be and still is cultivated by many a baalas habayis. Often made from polyester, and so unfriendly around stoves, it was ideal for pre-cooked Shabbos meals. 
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via cupofte.blogspot.com
When googling "Shabbos robe," the screen screams with results. It is still with us,  it seems. 
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Via RazaDesigns.com
The article was chronicling the debate of the modern hostess; for the non-Jewish world, the hostess gown is no longer an option. Some want to dress up more, others less.

As a hostess, it seems, there is no wrong way to dress. So be comfy when serving chicken soup.

1 comment:

modest jewish clothing said...

The modern Shannat robes are beautiful!