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Posted by on Jan 10, 2011

Hot Momma In The House

Yesterday, on the way home from picking up my daughter from school, she informed me that she will be playing the role of a mother in a school play (or skit), and therefore she will need to borrow “mommy clothes” from me.

That was almost hilarious for me to hear.  Why, you ask?

Well, let’s see… we (my fellow Filipinos and I) probably will be in agreement that when one says “mommy clothes” here in the Philippines, what they almost always mean is this:

Daster Hot Momma In The House

The “Daster”

That is what we call “daster” here in the Philippines (although I’m pretty sure it’s not something that is exclusively worn only by Filipino women).  I honestly don’t know where the name originated from.  It doesn’t even show up in Wikipedia or Google, unlike the “barong” or the “salakot”, so what’s up with that?!  You try to Google the word “daster” and what comes up is “disaster”…well, that’s probably what it is anyway… wearing something like this at home is an absolute fashion disaster!  I know…ATROCIOUS, right?

So naturally, my reaction was, “Mommy clothes?!  Baby, you’re kidding, right?  Have you EVER seen me wear mommy clothes at home?!”  My daughter sheepishly smiled and said, “Yeeah…’re right….I’ll go and ask Ate Connie then” (Connie is our Cook  and I’ll talk more about her some other time ’cause she’s one entire category all by herself, LOL).

Going back to the subject of “mommy clothes”… these are what I wear at home on a daily basis:

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capri at home Hot Momma In The House

So now you understand why I balked at hearing the words “mommy clothes” right after “Mommy, would you lend me…”.  What you see above is something I will never refer to as “mommy clothes” but rather “HOT Momma Fashion clothes”… yeah!

So to all my Mommy Friends out there, please, please, please tell me you don’t wear anything that even slightly resembles the “daster”, okay?  Have mercy on your kids and husband!  :)  I know, I know… we all differ in our taste and preferences when it comes to clothing, and I don’t expect everyone to be like me.  Hey, what works for me may not work for you… and I am not saying either that there’s anything wrong with being a mommy, so much so that you should dress up in such a way that people won’t be able to tell that you’re a mom…. not at all.  I am one proud Mommy, so that’s not it.  What I’m saying is veer away from the stereotype.  BE A DELICIOUS MOMMY!  At least put some effort in paying attention to what you wear even when you’re at home.  The people in your household should be able to go through their entire day at home with you without having to run to the bathroom secretly to vomit, hehe!  All I’m saying is that whatever your style preferences are, whatever your age, whatever your size or figure, a little more effort in carefully and tastefully choosing the clothes you wear, both in and out of the house, will go a long, long way in terms of boosting your self confidence and gaining the admiration of the people around you, most especially your husband and your kids–people who are already looking at you as their icon of beauty and grace.

Now if you are the Mommy who, for reasons having to do with comfort and convenience, has worn, has been wearing, or is right at this very moment wearing a “daster”, heed my plea… ditch that piece of sorry fabric right now!  I understand that it might be the most comfortable thing you’ve ever worn and that you probably can’t see yourself being able to give that up anytime soon, but if looking good is also just as important to you, then believe me… it doesn’t look good on you, nor will it ever do anytime in the foreseeable future.  In fact, no woman ever did (I mean, come on…honestly?).  So why not consider switching to any of these:

T shirt dress Hot Momma In The House

The T-Shirt Dress

The Tunic Hot Momma In The House

The Tunic

The Maxi Dress Hot Momma In The House

The Maxi Dress

Remember… being a Mommy, a Momma, a “Nanay”–whatever your kids may call you at home–doesn’t mean you should smell like onions or baby barf, and certainly doesn’t mean you should look like you don’t even have time to look at what you’re putting on.  And I don’t mean either that you  should be so obsessed about looking good that you end up neglecting your family.  Be a HOT Momma!  Be glamorous, be fashionable, be graceful, be delicious but do it all out of love for your husband and kids!  They will thank and praise you for it!  Take my word.  I’m sure.  ;)

What about you?  May I ask what you think is a Hot Momma Fashion?


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About The Author: Myla “MyMy” Upshaw

Myla “MyMy” Upshaw is a stay-at-home mom who prides herself on her status as a Filipino Christian wife and mother and “domestic goddess”. She blogs about popular subjects for stay-at-home moms such as fashion, family, beauty, relationships, entrepreneurialism (“mompreneur”), movies, self-improvement, health & wellness as well as about her faith as a follower of Christ.

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  1. Amory Sotto-Busalla

    Oh yeah right there!!!

  2. marsha rosales

    even my mom doesn’t wear “daster” at all even if she’s a grandma now, she told/adviced us then that we should NOT wear “daster” at all… me and my sisters took her advice seriously and we don’t regret it.

  3. Lorraine Garns

    What youre saying is completely true. I know that everybody must say the same thing, but I just think that you put it in a way that everyone can understand. I also love the images you put in here. They fit so well with what youre trying to say. Im sure youll reach so many people with what youve got to say.

  4. Michelle C.

    Should I hide my real identity here for fear of not belonging to the hot mommas?
    : ) I’m a “daster” lover. It’s my “comfort outfit”. It gives me so much of a homey feel. Maybe because I saw my own mom wear it from time to time in the house and her love for the comfortable airy “daster” rubbed off on me.

    It’s not my everyday house clothes though but there won’t be a week when I will not long to put it on.

    Yeah, I go for shorty shorts and nice little outfits that looked like it came from the closet of the Desperate Housewife, but the “daster”, my ever comfy “daster”… I won’t trade it for any other outfit. Oh, I just can’t.

    My husband, so far, has yet to complain ; ) I guess what matters most is what’s underneath the balloony “daster”… *wink*

    • Myla Upshaw

      Hi, Michelle! Thanks for giving us your own insight into being a hot momma in the house!

      Nope… No need to hide your real identity! Of course not! Nobody else here appreciates honesty more than the rest of my blog readers and I do! :-) So rock what you got, Girl!

      One thing I noticed in your comment was the emphasis you put on the word “comfort”. I’m not one who thinks you should be crucified for choosing comfort over looking and feeling sexy (one thousand push-ups will suffice, hehe!). Hey, what actually works for you, works for you. The point I was making in this post was the cold, hard fact that the “daster” ain’t sexy; plain and simple. “Comfort” was not what I had in mind in my post, nor was this post about which piece of clothing is most comfortable for mothers to wear around the house. This was about what a mother can wear at home and still look De-Li-Ci-Ous! :-) I was only pointing out that if you want to LOOK more like a mom and not a grandma, and a “HOT MOMMA” for that matter, it’s just not gonna happen with the “daster”. I’m sorry, Michelle, but for as long as we are on the topic of looking HOT (as opposed to feeling comfy), I just can’t recommend the “daster.” Never.

      There is a good reason we haven’t seen any of the well-respected fashion designers and icons sporting the “daster” on the runway and in real life. Sure, I agree that BEING sexy is not just about LOOKING sexy, but one should never take for granted the way you look, in my humble opinion, just because you feel confident enough about your sexuality. What you present to your husband by the way you take care of your body and the clothes you choose to put on are all just part of the prelude. What you have to offer underneath the “balloony daster” (and how you offer it), should be the main feature. However, men (and even women) respond to what they see, first and foremost. Unless of course your hubby assures you that your “daster” is what feeds his fantasies! If that’s the case, then to that I’d say, “you go daster-ize him, Girl!” :)

  5. tweet

    hot momma it is!!! super agree!! ;) most of the time i wear shorts or tunic at home.

  6. Sai

    LOL… over here we call that moo moo dress. I’m proud to say I don’t own one. But you’re right; there’s just no excuse for it :)

  7. alona nava-auto

    hi mymy! you are right, my mother and my mother in law wear the daster, i feel that it’s for the oldies, anyway i would never wear one, right now with 2 kids i still wear the shirt and shorts,…

  8. Tuttie

    I like the phrase “BE A DELICIOUS MOMMY”!!!! hahahaha….i believe in what they are what you wear…. siguro ill start wearing the DASTER when im 60.

    • Myla Upshaw

      First of all, thanks Tuttie for the visiting and for the comment… but no! Uh uh… Just like what Sai earlier commented, there is NO EXCUSE for the daster – whether you’re 16 or 60. Kuha mo? Hehehe! ;)

  9. Remy Tahil

    It’s really fun reading your blog! it’s enlightening! i don’t wear daster but i just wear big t shirt and shorts at home. I have 3 kids ages 6, 5 and 3 plus i don’t have a maid so all the work at home are with me. Goal now is i want to be called a DELICIOUS MAMA!!! dont like to be an adobo mom:( hehehe!
    Thank you! by the i was just ready your blog to spa or not to spa…well, i am to spa!
    want to join the contest too…

    • Myla Upshaw

      Hi, Remy! Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I love your term – Adobo Mom. Funny!!! To be a delicious, HOT MOMMA isn’t difficult at all to achieve. Stick around and you’ll get a lot more info here on MyMy Blog that I’m sure you’ll find helpful. If you would like to join the Freebie Friday contest, just follow the instructions at the bottom of the post. Thanks again. :)

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    Valuable information. Lucky me I found your website by accident, and I’m shocked why this accident did not happened earlier! I bookmarked it.

  11. Chante Churan

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  12. Phoebe Guthmiller

    I love your blog.. incredibly great content. Did you create this web page yourself and was it all that difficult to do? Plz reply as I am looking to create my own blog and would like to get some tips from you. appreciate it

  13. Morris Mickus

    Fantastic content. Thanks for posting!

  14. Katlyn Tokay

    Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  15. lorie zamuco

    daster reminds me of my lola :-)


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