Muumuu, May I?

The decelerated pace of things lately has re-introduced my appreciation for an all-inclusive garment—one that’s easy to wear, stow, and care for (and hides away my quarantined snacking-related choices). Thankfully, the muumuu dress has made its way from its...

Fall into Caftans

We are on day four of rain in the Carolinas, and with a forecast of rain for the rest of the week, I am in need of bright colors and comfortable clothing options to chase away the dreary day. National has a new assortment of patterned caftans, ideal for a day at home...

Lounging into Spring

Especially during my “new mom” phase, I championed the loungewear wardrobe as my daywear look. As spring approaches, I have pulled some of my favorite new selections towards the front of my closet, ideal for a quick stop at the grocery or stroll down the...

The History of the Caftan

From Kurdish weddings to royal red carpet walks, caftans have graced the history of fashion for centuries. Typically used as a coat or overdress, most caftans of early history were full length with long sleeves. Fabric selections included wool, cashmere, silk or...

The MuuMuu Craze

The lounge dress has been a part of the National family for as long as I can remember. Catalogs that date back to the 1970’s and 80’s boast a wide variety of options. (I even uncovered a detail about my mother’s schoolwork – she wrote a college...