people do not know the word MuuMuu means "amputated" in
may have originated in the Protestant missionary period
in Hawaii in reference to the effects of leprosy.
MuuMuu was, and still is, commonly worn during illness.
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
might have a fitted waist, and even a train for evening.
the holoku became more elaborate, the MuuMuu, a shortened
version, became popular for informal wear.
the MuuMuu is commonly worn in hot climates for comfort
and ease of changing. As the body perspires, the garment
may be easily changed for a cleaner one several times
throughout the day.