1. a long, loose fitting dress, usually brightly coloured and patterned, traditionally worn by Hawaiian women.
2. an oversized housedress.
First recorded in 1920-25, the term muumuu is derived from the Hawaiian word muʾumuʾu meaning cut-off, so called because the dress originally lacked a yoke.
Thrift a shapeless house dress and transform it into a groovy summer fave in minutes with A Very Easy Hawaiian MuuMuu Refashion:
I scored that fab patterned original Hawaiian muumuu at a recent clothing swap for Fashion Revolution Week. The shape and fit were pretty great but the length was awkward and totally unflattering.
Thankfully it’s crazy easy to shorten a dress and transform it from frump to fab:
Grab my simple shortening steps right over here and check out my easy no sew shortening method below: