My Grandma Leona wore a house dress whenever she was at home, which was most of the time. Some of you may not be familiar with the house dress. It is not a house coat, which is a favorite of my mom's. Once, my nephew came out of his room with his hospital gown on backwards. He told his mom that he was wearing that thing that Gigi wears. He was wearing his own version of a house coat. All he needed was the slip on house shoes, and his outfit would have been complete. Anyway, the house dress is usually considered daytime wear. If the meter man knocked on the door, it would be acceptable to go see what he needed while wearing the house dress. You would not be considered the neighborhood flasher. It seems as though house dresses are difficult to find, unless you visit a Wal-Mart or K-Mart which happen to be the last bastions of fashion. Photos will come in a day or two.