Onsies to go to the shops?

(107 Posts)
wonderstuff Thu 02-Jan-14 15:47:57

DH saw three people in town in onsies today. What is going on? I can only deduce that I'm getting old..

Love them for indoors, but outdoors, NO, they are not a good look!
More suited to bedtime imo

SapphireMoon Thu 02-Jan-14 15:49:00

Happens round my way too.
Only teenage girls and women spotted; no men yet!

sooperdooper Thu 02-Jan-14 15:50:26

Ridiculous, like people wearing their pyjamas, just put some clothes on! It's horrible, I think they think it's cute or ironic or something, I think it just looks scummy

Joysmum Thu 02-Jan-14 15:50:57

Wondering who the the first person will be to mention the word 'chav' and....doh wink

Makes 2 of us wonder, some of them are very obviously pyjamas. Others are more borderline so maybe, but seriously, have we actually got so lazy that we can no longer be bothered to get dressed to go outside? and believe me I am lazy, with bells on

formerbabe Thu 02-Jan-14 15:51:48


Financeprincess Thu 02-Jan-14 15:54:09

A friend told me that downtown Crewe is awash with onesies for daytime wear. No men yet, but perhaps the onesie is the modern day version of the shell suit, and it will only be a matter of time?

wonderstuff Thu 02-Jan-14 15:55:16

DH saw one bloke in one!

Bloodyteenagers Thu 02-Jan-14 16:02:59

I laugh when I see them. I am not really discrete either about it. They look really lazy. Wouldn't even call them tramps, most tramps have pride in their appearance... And yes I have seen a couple of blokes.
I think it's really sad when you see these lazy people in their onsies on the school run at 3:30.

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 02-Jan-14 16:05:31

Also on a countdown to 'chav'.

And please, people, it's onesie, with an e.

Stop calling them onsies. It refers to an all-in-one, not an on/off thing.

TheRobberBride Thu 02-Jan-14 16:08:24


They're warm and comfortable.

Don't own one myself but I can think of better things to get worked up about.

RandyRudolf Thu 02-Jan-14 16:09:51

Sheep not chav.

I hate it when people follow the crowd so they can be 'on trend'

I also hate the term 'on trend'


500internalerror Thu 02-Jan-14 16:11:50

I wish I had a onesie now, to nip round to the paper shop for milk - can't be bothered to get dressed gringringrin

Celticlassie Thu 02-Jan-14 16:18:05

They're like giant babygros. It's only a matter of time before people start wearing nappies under them. wink

sockssandalsandafork Thu 02-Jan-14 16:18:18

My neighbour paid £130 for his, he says he will be buggered if he is going to just wear it in the house I wouldnt describe him as a chav but he is an orange twat

wonderstuff Thu 02-Jan-14 16:20:45

£130 shock

ViviPru Thu 02-Jan-14 16:23:14

I don't get the onesie thing. The whole idea (I think) is that they are comfortable. I had to get one for a friends hen do onesie party (purely indoors) so I thought it was a good opportunity to see what all the fuss was about.

My over-riding impression was that it's just awkward to go to the loo in. And there was no additional comfort benefits over and above lounge pants and jersey top that I pretty much live in

What's the point of them?? Genuine question.

volvocowgirl Thu 02-Jan-14 16:24:33

There's lots and lots of full grown men in our town who wear them all the time - people have taken to photographing them and putting them on one of those Spotted pages on Facebook.

mrspremise Thu 02-Jan-14 16:26:10

grin grin grin at orange twat

ParenthoodJourney Thu 02-Jan-14 16:31:32

I wouldn't wear one out and about. If someone was nipping into the corner shop early AM with a onsie or pyjamas on it wouldn't bother me. But to walk around town in them as if they are fashionable for every day wear does irritate me a little bit.

My DS is 4 and has a few really cute and lovely onsies, furry ones with lovely patterns on or ears on the hood - I let him wear them if we are nipping to tesco or also they are really cosy for wellyboot walks! I wouldn't myself though ! grin

HOMEQCRICH Thu 02-Jan-14 16:32:29

I bought one because my house is freezing I only wear it indoors and only when it gets below zero. And its a bloody nightmare exposing your top half to go to the loo when its that cold! It does the job of keeping me warm, but its not a good look!

Ohfuckeryitsmarzipan Thu 02-Jan-14 16:34:45

I saw a bloke before Christmas.he also was obviously not wearing anything under it. blush

wonderstuff Thu 02-Jan-14 16:36:14

At 4 is different, fancy dress to the shops is fine at four..

SapphireMoon Thu 02-Jan-14 16:36:28

Serve him right if he got caught in the zip then ohfuckery.....

AnitaManeater Thu 02-Jan-14 16:37:03

I saw a man in Ikea yesterday, he was wearing a unicorn onesie. Even my kids stopped and stared.

KringleCandleLover Thu 02-Jan-14 16:38:41

You obviously live in a more upmarket area than I do...

I own a shop dead opposite an Asda and see many a binner trot over the zebra crossing in full jamas and dressing gown.

If only I could see someone in a onesie.

Wallison Thu 02-Jan-14 16:41:32

I always think those wearing them look like those people who dress up as animals and then have sex with each other (there's a name for this fetish - something furrys or something like that).

Unicorn onesie?! shock

Anita, please tell me more - did it have a full on spiralling horn, or just little unicorn pictures on it?

IneedAsockamnesty Thu 02-Jan-14 16:46:57

My teenagers wear them, they are easy to adapt for them,they can mostly dress themselves with them they are warm and comfy.

Can't see the point in getting judgy about clothes

Golferman Thu 02-Jan-14 16:48:04

Onesies for anyone over five and spanx have to be the worst fashion disasters ever

Wallison Thu 02-Jan-14 16:49:26

Here they are! And they are indeed called 'furries': news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8355287.stm

NinjaBunny Thu 02-Jan-14 16:49:43
AnitaManeater Thu 02-Jan-14 16:49:47

Last - it was white with a purple sparkly horn and little blue wings on the back. Hood was up, not sure if DD was scared or jealous. We did try to get a pic but couldn't manage a clear one. Bristol Ikea about 2pm. I can't have been the only MNetter to have seen him!

BillyBanter Thu 02-Jan-14 16:52:01

Oh, why not? It doesn't actually do anyone any harm.

This is a catsuit. I wear it outside
This is a onsie. It is basically the same as a catsuit (or whatever they are called this season) but warmer but when I wear it outside people start threads about it.

MrsBennetsEldest Thu 02-Jan-14 16:52:50

Why wear something that makes your backside look slack and baggy. In the house.....fine. Outside and the wearer should be fined.

MrsFruitcake Thu 02-Jan-14 16:53:14

Saw a teenage girl wearing one in the supermarket yesterday. It had good stains on it, which was a double fail as far as I'm concerned. It's laziness that makes people wear these outside of the home.

MrsFruitcake Thu 02-Jan-14 16:54:05


Wallison Thu 02-Jan-14 16:54:07

It's not laziness - they're all going fucking dogging.

jenwa Thu 02-Jan-14 16:54:31

Hahaha hilarious.
I don't own one. Would also not want to expose my top half when needing the loo and have to sit there shivering. I have a friend who has one and it has a flap down there that you can undo to go to the loo!!! shock or maybe for other reasons too!!! shock shock
I saw a lad in one when we went away last week. It was in the forest and he had wellies, hat and scarf too! confused

SapphireMoon Thu 02-Jan-14 16:59:25

jenwa- were there lots of people all furry like in the woods.....

jenwa Thu 02-Jan-14 17:03:38

Haha sapphiremoon. There were a few but no bears wink

ariadneoliver Thu 02-Jan-14 17:05:48
ApprenticeViper Thu 02-Jan-14 17:09:45

I am the proud owner of two onesies (a twosie?), but I would never, ever dream of wearing either of them outdoors, even to go and put something in my recycling bins three strides from my front door.

They are soooooo warm and comfortable, and the only downside, as mentioned upthread, is having to strip off the top half to go to the loo.

I work not far from a supermarket in a less-than-naice area, yet I have never seen anyone in that supermarket wearing a onesie. There is a proliferation of pyjamas and dressing gowns though, and I don't understand it. How much effort does it take to throw on a pair of jeans or trackie bottoms and a hoody???

Am laughing at the image SapphireMoon has put in my head! grin

Islenka Thu 02-Jan-14 18:04:37


I own a onesie althoigh I wouldn't ever go out to a shop with it!

CleanHankie Thu 02-Jan-14 21:54:25

I work in a library and did enquire before Christmas if we could have a dress code for our borrowers, having seen someone wandering around the building in a onesie. Middle of a Sunday afternoon

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 02-Jan-14 21:57:56

Shock horror! People in onesies read books! Who'da thunk it? Why should wearing a onesie have anything to do with borrowing books at a library.

And where is this magical library that's open on a Sunday afternoon?

wonderstuff Thu 02-Jan-14 22:17:38

Our town library is open 7 days a week, I think lots of city libraries are, it's called a discovery centre now though..

loveolives Thu 02-Jan-14 22:32:58

Major cringe!

lottieandmia Thu 02-Jan-14 22:35:09

I can't stand onesies even for bed - I feel trapped in them!

perlona Fri 03-Jan-14 00:43:06

Don't they know how ridiculous they look? I can't imagine how far outside normal society you'd have to be to think that acceptable. It's one thing to be lazy, stupid, lacking self respect and proud of having nothing to get dressed for, it's another to advertise that to the entire world.

ninah Fri 03-Jan-14 00:45:45

I don't see a problem with it.

Misspixietrix Fri 03-Jan-14 01:38:53

I detest the creations. Don't get people venturing outside in them neither! School Runs Shop runs are all done by a fair few on onesies in this area.

ComposHat Fri 03-Jan-14 01:42:48

If I ever set foot outside the flat in a onesie, I would take it as a sign I'd given up on myself.

SabraCadabra Fri 03-Jan-14 01:48:36

I was in Asda just before Christmas, there was a bloke shopping in a Christmassy onesie.He was in his 50's, the onesie was about 3 sizes too small very figure hugging and he had a huge beer gut.
It was so funny everyone was looking at him sniggering, Ive seen some sights in there but this was the best smile

D0oinMeCleanin Fri 03-Jan-14 01:50:45

Some of my sister's friends do this and the daughter of someone I work with.

They've explained it to me. They are not pyjama onesies. They look like pyjama onesies, they buy them from the nightwear section of Primark, but they are not sleepwear, so it's okay.

What they do is go to bed in their bedtime oneise, get up, get showered, put on clean underwear, apply their make up and do their hair and then put on their daytime onesie and ugg boots or outdoor slippers. T'is very trendy, but only for teens, it's just "weird" when grown ups do, or so they say hmm

IneedAsockamnesty Fri 03-Jan-14 19:34:34

Plenty of clothing options I don't like. I just choose not to wear them wouldn't knock anybody who did

happytalk13 Fri 03-Jan-14 19:38:01

Meh, they're not hurting anyone. Wouldn't be my choice (I go one better and throw on sweats and a t-shirt) but each to their own.

Caitlin17 Fri 03-Jan-14 19:58:31

I really don't care if this is judgemental but no matter how cold it is and even if it were only the cats who saw me I wouldn't be seen dead in one. Hideous garments.

I've never actually seen one in the flesh on teenagers or adults. Obviously on babies , they are called babygrows.

There was a CSI episode about a murder at a furry convention.

lljkk Fri 03-Jan-14 20:01:43

DD's best mate has a unicorn onesie; he wore it to the school open evening.

mewmeow Fri 03-Jan-14 20:08:09

Haha at most tramps take a pride in their appearance confused

Who cares what anyone wheres anyway? It's a rejection of social norms and pressure and I'm all for that. It can also be seen as a rejection of consumerism, and protest at lack of opportunities. I think someone did a study called 'pyjama girls' in merseyside, I've come across it but not read it. Might be quite interesting.

southeastastra Fri 03-Jan-14 20:11:52

i saw a (young) man in a pickachu onesie today, was slightly too small which added to the appeal.

knockedgymnast Fri 03-Jan-14 21:01:44

southeast grin grin

My DD kept her new onesie on for all of Xmas day, it's pink with pugs all over it hmm she then drove her mate home at midnight wearing it, she's 24 grin

WelshMaenad Fri 03-Jan-14 22:21:31

I saw someone jogging in one just before Xmas. Bloke. Big cream/ navy Scandi print wooly one , not even something that could be mistaken for a sport unitard.

Surely it would chafe?

Heartbrokenmum73 Fri 03-Jan-14 22:24:59

Where do people get the Pikachu ones from though?

I tried to get DS one for Christmas and all over the internet it was adult sizes only - not a sniff of children's ones!

He loves his skulls one, but I know he would have loved the Pikachu one even more, the little Pokemon nut that he is.

MaidOfStars Sat 04-Jan-14 00:40:46

Not each to their own, or better things to get worked up about. These are grown up people - adults - deciding to go about their business wearing what can only be described as baby clothes. It's not fashion, it's not's clever, it's fucking embarrassing.

stayanotherday Sat 04-Jan-14 00:44:43

I like them.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Sat 04-Jan-14 00:56:36

I took my car for its MOT yesterday and drove past a man striding towards the local shops, in a camouflage onesie garment. I don't see many adults wearing them, a few teens, but I've yet to see anybody who is not a small child, looking good in them. I personally think they look ridiculous as outdoor wear. Horses for courses though, I don't care what anybody else wears as long as I never have to wear one.

<my spellchecker has picked up 'onesie'. Surely it's only a matter of time before the word is fully incorporated in everyday usage?>

HoneyDragon Sat 04-Jan-14 00:57:19

This thread really makes me want to get a going out onesie.

IIhave a black one with little white snowflakes on it. When I'm having a lazy day and need to nip to the corner shop I put my big parka over it, put my uggs on and just go about my business. No one has ever passed comment. I wouldnt care if they did. Its true. Wearing my onesie has made me give up caring what people who aren't minding their own business think. Best £25 I've spent. I'm wearing it now and my Give-a-shit-ometer is resting comfortably at zero. Its like wearing a big chill pill. To be honest the area I live in is so diverse I really can't remember the last time I had a "What the feckin feck is he/she wearing?!" moment.

mayorquimby Sat 04-Jan-14 02:18:57

Saw a woman show up for her sentencing in court about a month ago in one, not a bother on her.
Tbh they're not an uncommon sight in the courts these days especially for people who've been picked up on warrants

5HundredUsernamesLater Sat 04-Jan-14 03:00:02

It doesn't really bother me that others wear as long as I don't have to.
Think I ought to start wearing reading glasses though, just had to have a look at the link on ningabunnys post ( previous page) out of curiosity cos I thought it said Mucus Bag!

bragmatic Sat 04-Jan-14 05:02:44

I think they look hideous, but I'm in the live and let live camp. But you'd have to drug me to the point of a coma to drag me out of the house in one.

bragmatic Sat 04-Jan-14 05:03:14

While I'm here, I might as well say the same thing about jumpsuits.

Chottie Sat 04-Jan-14 06:13:57

DP had a 'wear a Christmas sweater to work day' before Christmas. A middle aged man who should have known better turned up in a onesie. DP said it was gross.

Anatanacoat Sat 04-Jan-14 07:01:50

I have to say, the woman getting arrested on our street at 6am the other day was wearing a fabulous combination: three quarter length skin tight grey jersey onesie (deffo not a playsuit) and sparkly sequinned bolero. No shoes!

As she tried to do a runner, the policeman grabbed her wrist. She flung out her other hand and twirled back into his arms, lighting a fag as she went. A flourish! We all clapped.

ForalltheSaints Sat 04-Jan-14 07:21:33

Romper suits (to give them their proper name) should not be worn to the shops. I would support a shop that refused service to someone wearing one, just as I would if they were wearing pyjamas and a dressing gown.

londonrach Sat 04-Jan-14 07:57:42

I really dont get this fashion fad....the ones. Reminds me of shell suits of 1980s. In your home no problem, outside.....

snakeandpygmy Sat 04-Jan-14 08:10:33

I really don't get why people give a toss about what other people wear, as long as they are decently covered who cares? I can see getting worked up about offensive slogans, but otherwise, meh....

Personally it wouldn't worry me if people walked around naked but I suspect I'd be in the minority on that one.

When I was last in England, I went to Primark to try to get a sleepsuit for my two-year-old. They had none in stock, but they had exactly what I was looking for in adult sizes, starting from age 14. I nearly tore something from laughing. Scummy, scummy times we're living in.

southeastastra Sat 04-Jan-14 08:43:06

scummy? get a grip

Personally it wouldn't worry me if people walked around naked but I suspect I'd be in the minority on that one.

It depends where. In England, not a chance. No amount of money could ever compensate for the mental trauma.

All my grips and stays are firmly in place, thank you.

Glad I live somewhere where people spend 90% of their disposable income on personal grooming and clothes. The population is a lot more aesthetically pleasing. As a shallow person, I appreciate that.

MissDuke Sat 04-Jan-14 08:55:44

Phew I am so glad that I don't live there then, as I have other priorities!

I don't like onesies and hope to never own one, but I struggle to understand why anyone would care about what someone ELSE wears :-/ Scummy?? Really????

southeastastra Sat 04-Jan-14 09:00:02

90% blimey chavtastic

IneedAsockamnesty Sat 04-Jan-14 09:04:33

Using strongly insulting words about something so minor makes me wonder how excited you get when faced with a real issue.

normaleggy Sat 04-Jan-14 09:13:55

I detest them, ridiculous items which people only wear because they want to follow the crowd. I have repetitive strain injury from having to use the hide button on Facebook this Christmas due to all the fucking twats posting pictures of themselves in their fucking romper suits, thinking they are hilarious and quirky, when they just look like George Dawes only not as funny. 'I wear on because it's so warm'. Bollocks. Pyjamas are warm, jumpers are warm, dressing gowns are warm, nobody ever complained about those things being cold, therefore it is just a fad to try and make yourself look a bit fun. Probably the same kind of people who tell other people that they are 'completely mad!!'. How is anything that you have to virtually remove to have a piss in any way warmer than something you don't?

Now stop wasting shop floor space on these fancy dress costumes and put proper clothes back please.

normaleggy Sat 04-Jan-14 09:15:27

sock don't be silly, it's sweating the small stuff that makes us able to deal with the bigger stuff properly. Don't ever go and watch a comedian will you...

snakeandpygmy Sat 04-Jan-14 09:21:27

Not sure what is so traumatising about a naked body, nor why it would be so much worse in England. Now, if you were going boggle eyed about nudity because of the cold then I could understand it, though given a certain natural propensity for shrinkage when it's a bit chilly you'd have a bit less to go boggle eyed about smile

dashoflime Sat 04-Jan-14 09:22:44

If it was the corner shop I'd say they were lazy


Since its in the Town- It must be fashion and we are all getting old

IneedAsockamnesty Sat 04-Jan-14 09:36:03


I spend shed loads of time dealing with the big stuff and tend to reserve such strong feelings for those and find being able to switch off when I get home rather more effective than taking the piss out of others for nothing other than their clothing choices.

Was your post intended to be funny? Comedy I enjoy lots but the only comic value in people getting wound up by other people wearing clothes is down to just how silly the ones doing the piss taking sound if you can ignore the very unpleasant inaccurate superiority issues,actually scrap the ignore bit because that does add to it.

normaleggy Sat 04-Jan-14 09:43:59


I also spend a lot of time dealing with the big stuff, but thank you for so patronisingly assuming that I don't. Therefore I like to let off a bit of steam sometimes about the less important things in life. I'm not mocking people for the normal clothes they wear, in that respect I couldn't care less what they wear, but romper suits are worn for a reaction, they are not a normal item of clothing so I think if you wear one in public, you are inviting comment.

5HundredUsernamesLater Sat 04-Jan-14 09:45:34

How do you know that the person in the onesie doesn't spend 90% of her income on grooming and clothes and just has different tastes to you and chooses to buy onesies.

HoneyDragon Sat 04-Jan-14 09:54:59

Now stop wasting shop floor space on these fancy dress costumes and put proper clothes back please

No. But I did appreciate the please.

normaleggy Sat 04-Jan-14 09:57:34


I would say that people who spend 90% of disposable income on personal grooming and clothes are even bigger twats than the ones who wear romper suits. What incredibly dull people they must be.

Allofaflumble Sat 04-Jan-14 09:58:42

Indoors fine. Outdoors they give me the shudders. I know it's gross but I cant help but thinking skanky genitals. I imagine the men with it all hanging loose and all of them men and women unwashed, hate it, but I can get a bit OCD. Would feel the same about people shopping in their pyjamas though.

HoneyDragon Sat 04-Jan-14 10:02:24


Now I just want to go out in a a Onsie and buy lipsticks. You are not furthering your cause. grin

normaleggy Sat 04-Jan-14 10:04:44

I don't have a cause, just an opinion...smile

StickEmUpBigStyle Sat 04-Jan-14 10:06:08

I've been to th corner shop in mine with my coat over, I will say as it was cold and I couldn't be arsed to get dressed again.

If you think this is chad, we'll fuck you I don't cAre

StickEmUpBigStyle Sat 04-Jan-14 10:06:39

Bad not chad.

I certainly didn't mean to write chav.
Also a fuck you word.

JakeBullet Sat 04-Jan-14 10:07:37

Norma, I think I love you grin

You say exactly what I think, my house is a onesie free zone.

Arf at "romper suits" grin

normaleggy Sat 04-Jan-14 10:15:05

smile thanks Jake. Don't suppose you're a handsome single man are you..?

JakeBullet Sat 04-Jan-14 11:01:40

Funnily enough.......no grin . Now if overweight, middle aged and hetero women are your thing then you are in luck! wink

*normaleggy Sat 04-Jan-14 09:57:34

I would say that people who spend 90% of disposable income on personal grooming and clothes are even bigger twats than the ones who wear romper suits. What incredibly dull people they must be.*

Phew! I don't know. I am unwilling to write off large swathes of the local population as twats because of either the scumminess or blinginess of their clothes. I don't think they're dull, in all honesty. Mind you, it might be the case that onesie-shopping is the most super-duper exciting adrenaline-packed thrilling adventure under the sun and all of us who haven't experienced it are dullards. I wouldn't know. smile

HoneyDragon Sat 04-Jan-14 14:29:36

Omg. Now I want to buy a special going out indie a pointlessly expensive lipstick and go on a super duper awesome onesie adventure in Asda.

<<I'm very easily influenced>>

peking Sat 04-Jan-14 14:32:50

Aaah, I've not seen a man sporting one in public yet! thank God

Saw a pre-teen girl in one in Sainsbury's today. Yes, I felt a bit judgey. But then I remembered how much I hated being dragged around supermarkets as a child and thought good on her.

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