So I finally put on the house dress that I bought at Wal-Mart. Here is the good news - you can buy a size smaller than you normally wear and it is still a little large. I find that to be a positive in any clothing. I actually saw someone wearing this at Wal-Mart after I bought it. I stared. She didn't seem to care. That seems to be the magic. If you're wearing this to town, you just don't care anymore. My husband said that I had a good 20 years before I could pull off this look. I corrected him; he surely meant to say 40 years. Lively discussions make for a healthy marriage.