Onesies, why is this awful craze occuring?

(67 Posts)
Thinkingpositively Sun 26-May-13 22:20:36

I can't help but thinking that Onesies are symbolic of the infantalisation of our nation (do you like what i did there?!) and should be banned for anyone over the age of three...AIBU?

MissBetseyTrotwood Mon 27-May-13 00:02:40

Like all crazes, there is sensible reason why they are so popular as well as all the silly ones.

And in the case of the onesie, it is that it is very, very comfortable. With no waistband, there's nothing to cut into our expanding tummies.

Your point re. going to the loo peeriebear - not in the case of my DH's friend's onesie. It has one of those old fashioned button over the bottom flaps. Which makes me boak at the thought of him actually going to the loo in it.

unapologetic Mon 27-May-13 00:07:25

My dc look absolutely gorgeous in their fleecy onesies. I was genuinely thinking of buying one for myself only today.

Apileofballyhoo Mon 27-May-13 01:10:35

My DS who is 5 knows nothing of the onesie craze but asked me tonight where his pyjamas with the big long zip were because he wanted to be cosy. I'm amazed he remembers his last baby pjs/babygro from well over 2 yrs ago - but looks like I'll be getting him a onesie! It goes to show they must be comfy if he still remembers them so fondly. (I am wondering about him managing a wee in the night if he needs one - he still wore a nappy in his last onesie. Clearly the loo is a onesie issue.)

MyBaby1day Mon 27-May-13 02:29:11

I type this while wearing my lovely onesie! smile. No, YABU, I LOVE my onesie, I have an illness which makes me quite thin and my onesie keeps me all warm and snug. I intend getting a few more onesies (fleece ones) and love them!. They're cute!.

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Mon 27-May-13 03:10:27

You people are all mad.

Except the OP. OP, YANBU.

I've got a onesie with a...erm...'bottom flap'? so I don't have to take the top down to go to the loo. Living in a house with no central heating, it's wonderful in the winter smile Came from the All in One Company - not cheap, but very practical! I would not wear it outside the house, though.

I love them, I want one. Unfortunatly I would look like a Tellytubby in one. grin

crypes Mon 27-May-13 07:26:37

A 14yr old girl came on stage and did her whole act wearing a Onsie on Britains got Talent last night, and she got through.

poppycock6 Mon 27-May-13 07:29:05

YANBU. People look like overgrown babies in them.

Bluegrass Mon 27-May-13 07:32:44

Perhaps in a couple of years time these same people will be on here explaining why the new adult nappy craze is actually really sensible as why should you have to miss a couple of minutes of TOWIE just to have a wee!

wanderings Mon 27-May-13 07:34:39

Yes, bottom flap makes going to the loo easier! I like my onesies, I have more than one of them.

And as for infantilisation of the nation, don't we often hear the opposite too, that everyone is forced to grow up far too quickly?

perplexedpirate Mon 27-May-13 07:40:21

Have you seen the clubbing onesies? With lights and glowing bits and a pocket for your poppers?

superbagpuss Mon 27-May-13 08:04:05

I was bought a purple one for Christmas. never thought as bout it before but very comfortable, can slip it on over short nightie, skimpy PJ in morning so respectable for DC when getting them up. I only use it instead on a dressing gown and never where people can see me,

dh calls me a purple tellytubby and it is very unflattering

Midlifecrisisarefun Mon 27-May-13 08:09:58

There was a time when someone walking around shopping centres in bed clothes would have warranted a call and them being led gently away!! grin
I guess it looks no worse than boys traipsing around with their backsides hanging out their trousers. They look like toddlers waddling along with soggy nappies!!

threesypeesy Mon 27-May-13 08:21:37

I love love love me a onesie although I would never wear it out the door.

I was at a spa hotel at the weekend and the amount of women walking around in them and coming to breakfast in them was unreal I felt over dressed in skinnys and a top

Thinkingpositively Mon 27-May-13 15:17:55

poppycock tortiose bluegrass I am reassured I am not totally alone!

I will never wear a onesie.......I am sorry, they are hideously a-sexual. I cannot imagine what it does to a person's self esteem to spend too much time in one. My husband has seen me in all sorts of horrible states but if i ever wore one of those things i am sure he would be filing for divorce. Bum Flaps!!???? I cannot believe an adult human could possible even entertain wearing anything with a bum flap! I will never dress like a giant baby..never. (although they do seem ever so slightly appealing for camping ) emigrating to France, you'd never see a French women in a onesie with a bum flap!

mrsjay Mon 27-May-13 15:19:41

girl on BGT was wearing one for clothes last night hmm I hate them with a passion and you need to get stripped to go to the toilet ,

Thinkingpositively Mon 27-May-13 15:20:20

threesypeesy women? at a spa hotel? Wearing onesies? what is the world coming too........! You be over dressed. someone has to uphold some dignity!

mrsjay Mon 27-May-13 15:20:24

you get themw ith bum flaps WHAT shock

VerySmallSqueak Mon 27-May-13 15:21:19

I had one in the mid 80's.
It's not a new craze,just a revisited one.

SmiteYouWithThunderbolts Mon 27-May-13 15:22:25

YABU. They are the very epitome of comfy and snuggleableness. I do not give a shiny shite if my husband doesn't think I look sexy in it (fwiw, he rather likes it and wants one for himself grin ). Looking sexy isn't nearly as appealing as being bloody comfortable.

mrsjay Mon 27-May-13 15:23:00

yes I had 1 in the 80s just for bed though never wore it outside

VerySmallSqueak Mon 27-May-13 15:25:09

I did mrsjay blush

Don't think dh would be impressed if i bought one, vise versa. How to people get it on in them contraptions? And even if they did, surely it would be like, weird?
I think they must be comfy, although unattractive and ugly all at the same time. Only babies & toddlers look cute in them.

FannyMcNally Mon 27-May-13 15:39:24

What's wrong with clothing being a-sexual confused

My dds love them, they have about 15 between them. Great for getting to and from sleepovers in the winter! No need to dress at all.

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