What do you do when you canâ€™t find an outfit that makes you feel comfortable and beautiful while still being stylish?Â You make it of course! Thatâ€™s exactly what designers Cologne Schmidt and Cammy Hebert did.Â The girls, graduates of University of Berkeley, went on a weekend excursion to Miami during the summer of 2009.Â They wanted to look chic while dancing the night away.Â However, they encountered a seemingly insurmountable obstacle- the humidity and heat of this metropolitan oasis.Â Tight fitting clothing was uncomfortable and sweltering. Â The girls experimented and created their own makeshift fashion by stretching out the necks of oversized shirts and layering them over vintage slips.Â While this created a breathable and flowy mumu-esque dress, the silhouette was still unsuitable.Â And thatâ€™s how it all beganâ€¦
Cologne and Cammy resolved to reinvent the Mumu and contribute to the empty place in every womanâ€™s wardrobe by creating the design company Show Me Your Mumu. Mumus can be worn over a slip, leggings, mini skirt, jeans, cutoffs, bike shorts, tights, or tucked into anything high-waisted.Â The possibilities are endless.Â You will never run out of innovative and beautiful ways to wear the Mumu! Moreover, the Mumu is more than clothing- itâ€™s a philosophy.Â The girls profess, â€œMumu is not simply a garment, it is a lifestyle.Â Spontaneous and fun.Â Easy going and versatile.Â Make-believe.Â Travel.Â Improvise.Â Gold, silver, and bronze worn together.Â Feathers and jewels.Â Explorers and inventors.Â It all encompasses the mumu, and a way of life.â€
Mumus are perfect for pregnant women and new moms. It’s not maternity clothing, but it’s loose fitting and comfortable (and it comes it a variety of patterns and colors- some are charming, others bewitching, and still others graceful.Â What could be better?)
Here Are Some Of Our Favorite Designs:
* What Do You Think: Would you ever wear a mumu?