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?

dolallylass Sun 26-May-13 22:22:11

Totes disagree they are amazeballs and they're are all I wear nowadays. wink

Anifrangapani Sun 26-May-13 22:22:20

YAsioooooooo NBU

deepfriedsage Sun 26-May-13 22:22:38

Banned for anyone over 18 and from the streets. It's a bit warm for them now.

NotYoMomma Sun 26-May-13 22:22:58

I'm wearing care bear pyjamas on my 28th birthday

can't bring myself to give a shit unless they wear them in Tesco

TheSmallClanger Sun 26-May-13 22:23:13

YABU. I have a wonderful cat onesie which was a christmas gift from Tiny Clanger. It is just the thing for slipping on over PJs/other clothes and walking the dogs in the morning, when it is cold and damp. Plus, there is the comedy aspect of a cat walking some dogs.

FWIW, it is grey, and just looks like tracky bottoms under my coat.

They are the best things ever!

Onesie love right here [beats chest]

Ilikethebreeze Sun 26-May-13 22:27:15

Have you ever worn one.
Lots of people change their minds [yes, really], when they put one on.

cardibach Sun 26-May-13 22:27:15

I don't get them. OK, I don't like the look of them, either, but my main concern is practical. The coldest place in my house is the loo. Wearing a onesie would not be warm as you would freeze to death in the loo when you had to take it more or less right off hmm

WorraLiberty Sun 26-May-13 22:28:00

Perfect for the winter

Yes they look silly but who cares unless you're going to wear one outside.

HollyBerryBush Sun 26-May-13 22:29:35

Err, where do live, the Arctic Circle? they are soooo yesterday!

Wereonourway Sun 26-May-13 22:30:31

I have a onesie, it's leopard print.

I look like a little Britain character in it, thanks to my rounded tum and fat arse.

And it's a pain in the arse going to the loo, and it gets too hot.

But I still kind of like it

Onesies rule. End of. Why should you give a flying fuck what other people wear? And why should they give two shits what you think of their choice of fashion?

Sherbert37 Sun 26-May-13 22:33:13

Thought no, no, no then bought one and I love it! I came late to the onesie party but am still wearing mine at night as it's cold here.

Tortoise Sun 26-May-13 22:33:23

I love my onesies grin .
So warm and comfy on cold nights.
No loo problems, I just put a t-shirt or vest top underneath. No chance of freezing then.
My Teen DSs love them as do my younger DDs.

Each to their own but, as Cardibach said, you need to take them right off to go to the loo. If the point is to keep warm, doesn't this defeat the object of wearing them in the first place?

Wearing them in public should be right out though, as with any other form of nightwear - if you can be bothered to go out surely you can be bothered to get dressed?

McNewPants2013 Sun 26-May-13 22:35:05

Jumpsuits and onesies are so last seasons

gordyslovesheep Sun 26-May-13 22:36:54

Camping, early May ... PJ's then ONSIE then sleeping bag, the duvet ...I was never happier to own one than that cold night!

SoleSource Sun 26-May-13 22:37:25

I can't wear a onesie. The shops don't sell them in gigantic size.

My DS has a Tasmanian Devil and American Stars and Stripes.

He looks so cute

Thinkingpositively Sun 26-May-13 22:37:48

Ilikethebreeze I can't do it I'm sorry. I can't wear a Onsie! I did once own some polar fleece pajamas though..... HollyBerryBush yes i think i live in some kind of self imposed version of the arctic circle. Actually if I lived in the Arctic Circle then I would probably consider it.......... Gosh, that is a strong defence of the onsie trashcanjunkie! Are onsies actually fashion or are they like say overalls that are for practical purposes of keeping warm...?

Ilikethebreeze Sun 26-May-13 22:43:14

I know 2 people who hated the idea of them, but had to go out and buy them to go to fancy dress onesie parties, and now like them.
So all you need op, is a fancy dress invite!

Startail Sun 26-May-13 22:44:54

Because they are fun.

Must confess it is slightly odd seeing DD2 (12) in a navy flowery one, that looks very like one of her baby grows.

DH always called her bigger bigger baby when she wanted carrying up to bed as a toddler and small child. Now she looks like a giant baby.

My 15y just looks cute, but her pink fleece one doesn't resemble anything she wore when small.

plainjaney Sun 26-May-13 22:47:00

I've had one for about ten years, they started as kigus or kigurumi and were Japanese animal costumes. We all have them in our house from cats to dinosaurs and stitch as well.
Kigus are the original and best and are so snug on a winters night when you get in from a long cold day.

I have been out in mine once, though in defence it was Halloween.

WestieMamma Sun 26-May-13 22:49:20

They are the most hideous item of clothing imaginable ... but we still have them. In our defence, we had them (homemade) before they became popular and for the sole purpose of holding off hypothermia at night when camping.

peeriebear Sun 26-May-13 22:51:53

But you have to take the top down to go to the toilet!

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.

IfIonlyhadsomesleep Mon 27-May-13 15:41:39

I don't mind what anyone else wears, but there's no way on gods green earth that I'll be wearing an item of clothing that looks unflattering on a model. Just looked them up on line and they just looked rubbish.

loofet Mon 27-May-13 18:47:34

They're ok if you wear them as pjs but this new craze for wearing them outside makes me boak. You look like tools, stop it now.

WMittens Mon 27-May-13 20:56:02

Pfft I was wearing onesies years ago, before it was cool. Ones just like these

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BethCalavicci Mon 07-Apr-14 22:05:25

YANBU, they're horrible. They look like overgrown babygros. Must be a complete pain in the arse to go to the loo in as well.
Baffles me.

Caitlin17 Mon 07-Apr-14 22:13:53

YANBU. They are hideous on every one over the age of 2.

TheEnchantedRose Mon 07-Apr-14 22:16:13

Haven't onesies been around for a good 2 years? Hardly a new craze is it?

80sMum Mon 07-Apr-14 22:18:21

I first bought a "onesie" in 1980 for DS from Mothercare. In those days they were called "walk-in sleepers" and were only available for babies.

When we moved house when DS was 5 I bought some fleece fabric and made him one, as the house was so cold in the mornings. I felt a bit bad making him wear such a babyish item.

I think it's hilarious that adults now wear these things! It just goes to show that with the right promotion you can get people to wear almost anything!

Maybe I will start a trend for the wearing of clothes with holes ripped in them. Or how about thick sheepskin boots with summer dresses? Or trousers with the crotch almost to the knees? No wait, someone's already thought of those!

Who can come up with a novel idea for the next bizarre clothing trend?

pizzachickenhotforyou Mon 07-Apr-14 22:19:21

Mmm I hated them then got one for Christmas during a stay in a drafty coastal cottage I wouldn't admit it in real life but it's amazing. I wore my short and t shirt pj set I keep there and my underwear with knee high socks under it and it was so toasty and snuggly.

Not in public though.

TheGirlFromIpanema Mon 07-Apr-14 22:22:12

Well this thread has been around almost a year rose

I suspect ms Anderson has an agenda hmm

iloveny001 Mon 07-Apr-14 22:22:43

I need A bottom flap one for camping! Was out last night and a bit chilly going to the loo.

RedPony Tue 08-Apr-14 01:10:45

I used to hate onesies when they first came out until I wore one and realised how comfy they are! I even have a maternity onesie and it's so warm and snuggly and is nice to lounge around the house in grin

I have 3. Two fleecy ones and a light cotton one. I'm wearing my leopard print one right now. If anyone would like to discuss anything (and I do mean anything) I choose to spend my hard earned pennies on, feel free to email me at

RedFocus Tue 08-Apr-14 07:39:50

I absolutely hated them with a passion and scoffed at my sis in law when she wore one to bed. But I have been converted! I bought myself a fleece one as I was so cold and to tight to put the heating on in the evenings and it's fab! I look a total twat and my dh laughs at me but I am sooooo toasty. I would of course never wear it outside because it is a nightwear item after all. Plus I do look like a numpty in it and I would never want anyone else to see me in it. Personally I think people who refuse to try it are worried they can't pull it off and don't have the courage to look like an arse while being warm and comfy wink it's so worth the initial humiliation hehehehe

letsgomaths Tue 08-Apr-14 07:42:52

In the OP: infantilisation of the nation?

Most often these days the complaint is that children are forced to grow up too quickly. Maybe adults in onesies are the result! (Dons trainers with onesie, before hanging out washing)

RedFocus Tue 08-Apr-14 07:43:07

I don't actually wear mine to bed though because I would die of a heat stroke in the night. I got it to go over my pjs. I also wear bed socks with it. Of course it does hinder sexy sofa time but like I say I take it off for bed. wink

Joysmum Tue 08-Apr-14 07:58:45

They shouldn't be banned and I can see why people like them (don't have one myself).

I do think they provide a useful uniform when out in public for identifying people whom I'm not going to have much in common with and give me opportunities to feel superior wink

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