The muumuu is a loose dress of Hawaiian origin that hangs from the shoulder and is like a cross between a shirt and a robe. Like the aloha shirt, muumuu exports are often brilliantly colored with floral patterns of generic Polynesian motifs. Muumuus for local Hawaiian residents are more subdued in tone. Muumuus are no longer as widely worn at work as the aloha shirt, but continue to be the preferred formal dress for weddings and festivals such as the Merrie Monarch hula competition. Muumuus are also popular as maternity wear because they do not restrict the waist.
History of Muumuu
The word muʻumuʻu means “cut off” in Hawaiian, because the dress originally lacked a yoke. Originally it was a shorter, informal version of the more formal holoku. Holoku was the original name for the Mother Hubbard dress introduced by Protestant missionaries to Hawaii in the 1820s.The holoku featured long sleeves and a floor-length unfitted dress falling from a high-necked yoke. Over the years, the holoku approximated more closely to European and American fashions. It might have a fitted waist, and even a train for evening. As the holokū became more elaborate, the muumuu, a shortened version, became popular for informal wear.
Beautiful women’s muumuu dresses in tropical Hawaiian prints are worn at many formal occasions. One of the most popular uses of the muumuu dress is to use it as a wedding dress.Many couples have chosen to have a tropical Hawaiian wedding theme or beach wedding and it’s no surprise. The beautiful colors and patterns of Hawaiian prints represent and transmit a unique aura of joy, happiness, and a bright future outlook for the bride, groom and all those at the wedding.For some prints we can match the apparel for the bride, groomsmen, bridesmaids.
More couples are choosing Hawaiian apparel for their wedding or other special occasions than ever before. What better way to express your happiness at your wedding than with a beautiful muumuu dress for the bride and bridesmaids along with a matching Hawaiian shirt for the groom.Of course you don’t have to be getting married to wear these beautiful muumuus.