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What's the difference between a caftan

And a muumuu?

by TIAreply 4407/24/2013

One is an article of clothing that gay men seem to clamor for, the other is the sound a cow makes.

by TIAreply 102/25/2013

A caftan is dressy. and perfect for any occasion. A muumuu should only be worn around the house.

by TIAreply 202/25/2013


Listen up --

Muumuus are worn by fat Hawaiians.

Caftans are worn by killer queens.

Got it?

by TIAreply 302/25/2013

A muumuu is a dress, a caftan is a coat. You wear your caftan over your muumuu.

by TIAreply 402/25/2013

Caftans usually have long sleeves and generally have straight lines. MuuMuus have flowing open shorter sleeves and are usually A-line. MuuMuus are often shorter, while caftans are usually at least ankle or mid-calf length.

Now, a burnous on the other hand ...

by TIAreply 502/25/2013

One never wears earrings with a muumuu.

Unless one is Phyllis Diller.

by TIAreply 602/25/2013

Wow, small is size 8-10. That would be a large in today's sizes.

by TIAreply 702/25/2013

Whether you are standing on the mainland, or Hawaiian soil

by TIAreply 802/25/2013


by TIAreply 902/25/2013


by TIAreply 1002/25/2013

R10 That's not a caftan, it's a bedspread!

by TIAreply 1102/25/2013

La Liz is wearing a caftan, R9. This is a muumuu:

by TIAreply 1202/25/2013

I Live it. Every day

by TIAreply 1302/25/2013

here is Kaftan

by TIAreply 1402/25/2013

HERE is MuuMuu

by TIAreply 1502/25/2013

Moisture content.

by TIAreply 1602/25/2013

A MuuMuu can double as a single window drape, and vice-versa.

by TIAreply 1702/25/2013

I prefer a djellaba.

by TIAreply 1802/25/2013

No idea, So Sari!

by TIAreply 1902/25/2013

Oh yeah, Django likes Djellaba, R18.

by TIAreply 2002/25/2013

I prefer a capirote.

by TIAreply 2102/25/2013

pretty sure that OP wanted to start caftan quips, but a muumuu has a yoke, and a caftan does not, but comes down straight from the shoulder seam.

by TIAreply 2202/25/2013

My word!

by TIAreply 2302/25/2013

Snap down dusters also = muumuu.

by TIAreply 2402/25/2013

LOL@ "Snap down dusters"! WTF!!

by TIAreply 2502/25/2013

Aunt Hilda---is that you?

by TIAreply 2602/25/2013

Now, recall what a poster on an earlier Caftan thread once wrote:

"A gentleman always first sprays his butt-crack with PAM non-stick spray oil before donning his caftan. This, of course, to avoid heavy personal stains on the caftain in the event of a caftan wedgie."

by TIAreply 2702/25/2013

It's a muu-muu!

by TIAreply 2802/25/2013

Muu-muus were originally designed by New England female missionaries to Hawaii in response to their request for dresses worn by said New England female missionaries. The challenge to the missionaries was usually how to cover 300 pounds of flesh on aristocratic Hawaiian women. The solution was the muu muu. The caftan's origins are rather older but the area of the world one usually thinks of is Morocco or perhaps North Africa in general, including Egypt. It is more of a male garment worn to cover flesh but remain cool in the North African heat. Caftans are a practical, simple, comfortable garment. I have one for each day of the week but only wear them around the house.

by TIAreply 2902/26/2013

"I have one for each day of the week but only wear them around the house."

And we thank you for that, Miss Mary.

by TIAreply 3002/26/2013

Do you 'go commando' #29?

by TIAreply 3102/26/2013

Caftan is floor length and can be worn to entertain guests. A muumuu is something like a house dress but a little fancier. A caftan is suitable for evening cocktails; a muumuu is meant for daytime coffee clutches.

by TIAreply 3202/26/2013

[quote]daytime coffee clutches.

Oh, dear.

by TIAreply 3302/26/2013

Don't forget about me!

by TIAreply 3402/26/2013

Snap-down dusters! God, I haven't thought of those in years. They were the 1970s woman's "I'm just hanging around the house" garment of choice. They were never worn in public, just at home as loungewear. Today's equivalent would be an old pair of sweatpants or trackpants and a t-shirt.

by TIAreply 3502/26/2013

Can we get a photo of a snap-down duster posted?

by TIAreply 3602/26/2013

I wish I could just wear a Snuggie some days!

by TIAreply 3702/26/2013

Another snap-down duster-

by TIAreply 3802/26/2013

Here you go, R36! Snap-down dusters galore, and many in beautiful floral prints. Courtesy of the good people at Kmart.

I honestly didn't know these things were even sold anymore.

by TIAreply 3902/26/2013

Isn't a duster also a men's long coat?

by TIAreply 4002/26/2013

R38, can you find me that in fuschia, Le Plus Grand homme? Thanks and merci!

by TIAreply 4102/27/2013

Wow! All of these replies are so helpful... NOT! B----es, thanks!!!

by TIAreply 4207/24/2013

Damn you, 28, you beat me to it. I think we might get along well.

by TIAreply 4307/24/2013

a caftan in summertime is the best

by TIAreply 4407/24/2013
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