Over-Mumus: the good, the bad, and the fugly

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This probably isn't long enough to be an over muumuu, but I really had to share:

Originally Posted by TRBL
Nope. This appears to be a gem sweater and not a muumuu.
Originally Posted by Cheetara
But it has a zipper! Can't it at least be a sequined jacket?
Originally Posted by TRBL
Honestly, I don't know what to make of it. It looks like something the well-off older matrons of the suburb I grew up in would wear to the mall before it opens, in which to walk laps and work their shriveled, over-privileged hearts.
This probably isn't long enough to be an over muumuu, but I really had to share:

Originally Posted by TRBL
I can totally see my boyfriend's grammy rocking this at dialysis.
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Last edited by Eilonwy; 01-31-2011 at 05:47 PM.
This apparently is called a ruana.

Originally Posted by TRBL

A ruana is a shawl that is poncho-shaped and open in the front, so, yes, that is a ruana. The word/garment is South American (Peru/Colombia), so I don't think it's in contention as a over-muumuu.
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It's right. The word is Hawaiian, and is sometimes written mu'umu'u. I guess because the Hawaiian language sounds out all syllables (like Hawai'i).
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
The backwards apostrophe is actually a letter of the Hawaiian alphabet. It represents the glottal stop, which is the "separating syllables" sound you'd make if you said mu-u as two syllables. There's something in the back of your throat (ie, your glottis) that closes right when you say it.
Originally Posted by Eilonwy
Ah, the glottal stop. I haven't heard it mentioned in years.
And really, the correct spelling of mumu is muumuu? Looks so wrong.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl

It's right. The word is Hawaiian, and is sometimes written mu'umu'u. I guess because the Hawaiian language sounds out all syllables (like Hawai'i). I wasn't going to correct the massive misspelling that's been going on here the past few days, because that would be rude, so I just started writing it out as muumuu, and some seem to have picked up on it.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
I was just spelling it how spell check told me to. Spell check prefers muumuu. But I will more than likely go back to mumu because I like it better.
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Maybe I need to add a pic to this thread - of me in my poncho. : )
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Maybe I need to add a pic to this thread - of me in my poncho. : )
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
I'm always interested in a good poncho pic.
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I like kurtis which are similar to that, but are not open in front.

I really hate the flyaway look. It looks unkept or something.
This is a poncho. Not a mumu. But it does hide the flab much like a mumu.
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From what I can make out, it looks cute, jeepy.
That is definitely not an over muumuu Jeepster!

This is also not an over muumuu, but is kinda hilarious =)

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I........think......I want it to be up for consideration. How long is it, do you think?

It belongs on stage.
I have no idea.. I found it on ebay, I think I just typed in sequined jacket. I can't tell how enjoyable it has been to look for bad clothes online today. Although I don't think the ruana I posted was bad, just different.
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I don't want to buy it, but how much was it? It looks oddly valuable.
This is a poncho. Not a mumu. But it does hide the flab much like a mumu.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
Wow! You look fabulous. The hat. The poncho. The hair. The BOOTS!

I can honestly say this is the first time I've actually seen a pancho and wanted one.
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