The term "muumuu" is believed to have derived from the Hawaiian word "mū'umu'u," which means "cut-off" or "shortened," referring to the simplified and flowy design of the dress.

Muumuu dress is commonly worn for various occasions, including casual gatherings, luaus (traditional Hawaiian feasts), beach weddings, and other special events.

They are made from lightweight and breathable fabrics such as cotton or rayon which are more suitable for the tropical climate or even comfortable for very hot weather.

Muumuu dresses come in different neckline styles, ranging from high necks to scoop necks, V-necks, or even off-the-shoulder variations. These neckline options add versatility and cater to individual preferences.

The muumuu dress is designed with a relaxed, A-line silhouette. It is often seen as a flattering option for various body types.