Certainly it is not the loose and ungainly mother-hubbard gowns which are still the style of the native maiden.
She was dressed in a shabby mother-hubbard gown and her feet were bare.
Some were in mother-hubbard gowns, some in pongee silks, some in canvas and white duck, cut either for street or evening wear.
The wizard was tall and thin and wore a long white beard, a sort of mother-hubbard gown, and a pointed cap.
Old Mother Hubbard, nursery rhyme, was printed 1805, written by Sarah Catherine Martin (1768-1826) but based on earlier material of unknown origin (the name is attested from 1591).