Onesie for a 16 year old boy??

(57 Posts)
FIFIBEBE Fri 05-Oct-12 19:25:17

Has anybody seen any? The great ones in Primark are too long. Have seen some retro tracksuit type ones in John Lewis but they are about £139!! Running out of imagination and would appreciate any help.

TheonlyWayisGerard Fri 05-Oct-12 19:29:35

I saw them in Bank recently. My 19 year old brother tried one on. He's over six foot though, so they may be too long, although they are footless, so maybe not so much of an issue.

Tuttutitlookslikerain Fri 05-Oct-12 19:33:45

Whatever you do, do not buy the soft grey one in the men's dept at Newlook. I bought DS2 one, it was lovely. I washed it and it shrank by about 4 inches in the arms and legs. I thought I had washed it wrong and he was gutted so I bought another, and washed this one at 30 and again it shrunk. I have sent them back for a refund!

Topman do extra small, but are about£27.

Some in the xmas next catalogue, I think they go up to 16.

SkiBumMum Fri 05-Oct-12 19:55:19

I am so out of touch. Nearly choked on my cappucino in Starbucks today at the sight of teenage boys in babygros. I then saw them in River Island. So wrong.

Brycie Fri 05-Oct-12 19:58:56

I'm putting my hands over my eyes with you SkiBum.

MaryZed Fri 05-Oct-12 20:01:27

Get one without feet in Primark. ds has a tiger one, which is too long but it doesn't matter (he just looks like a giant toddler with a massive poo in his nappy from behind).

The ankles are elasticated so, a bit like tracksuits, the length doesn't matter so much.

pepperrabbit Fri 05-Oct-12 20:02:46

We saw some lads locally in them, DS2 turned to me loudly and said "why is that boy dressed as a bunny?"
I have to say I agreed with him grin

I got one in Top Man for ds1 yesterday, it's black with a skeleton printed on the front - he thinks its awesome. He's 15. Wanted to wear it to dress down day today. I said no. grin

MaryZed Fri 05-Oct-12 20:06:03

Why not 2blessed? ds and dd and all their friends wore onesies to a school disco.

I thought it was a vast improvement on what the girls usually wear grin

FIFIBEBE Fri 05-Oct-12 20:06:15

accessorizequeen - thank you. Think that will be great, will order. Didn't even think of Topman - they have loads too.

ajandjjmum Fri 05-Oct-12 20:06:38

shock I thought they were only for in the house, like replacement pjs. People really wear them out??!!! grin

Brycie Fri 05-Oct-12 20:09:09

They are the new shell suit.

MaryZed Fri 05-Oct-12 20:09:25

Teenagers do. And they are much more covered up than their usual going-out clothes, so I'm pretty converted by now grin

Brycie Fri 05-Oct-12 20:09:54

The ultimate comfy clothes, no waistband or restrictive seams if you aren't very slim either.

mysteryfairy Fri 05-Oct-12 20:25:32

I got my ds one from George at asda half price in the sale. I can't bring myself to spend more than a few pounds as suspect it will be quite a short lived thing!

musttidyupmusttidyup Fri 05-Oct-12 20:31:31

Errrrm. Someone please please explain.
1) why
2) why why
3) why tf are you all talking as I these are outdoor clothes?
Wrong inside unless your are 2 and wrong-diddly-wrong-wrong-wrong outside.
<fears she's out of touch>

mirry2 Fri 05-Oct-12 20:34:59

What on earth does the crotch area look like when the're on. I'd have to shield my eyes

MaryZed Fri 05-Oct-12 20:40:03

mirry, like a toddler who has been swimming in a disposable nappy grin

musttidy (you really need capitals, btw, Chaos and the capitalisation police will be after you and my old eyes can't cope ), as the parent of a 16 year old girl and a 14 year old boy who struggles to leave them at parties in various states of undress, onesie parties are the best thing ever.

The only thing better would be chastity belt parties grin

mirry2 Fri 05-Oct-12 20:54:06

But Maryzed
wet disposables are rather bulky whereas surely onnses would be rather, ahem, clingy and not leaving much to the imagination. And surely a teenager wearing one to a teenage party would get himself noticed as he 'stood to attention' grin

MaryZed Fri 05-Oct-12 21:00:22

No, because they are baggy. Really baggy, and the way they are made they sort of hang down, but are thicker around the waist, so the wider bit hangs around the bum/crotch line and just looks sort of baggy, nappy-ish.

I presume they wear something underneath them to, erm, keep themselves packaged grin

pepperrabbit Fri 05-Oct-12 21:01:26

So do they just wear underwear and the onesie?
I guess I imagined they were like baby snowsuits that you put on on top of everything else?
<gives up all pretence of being young>

MaryZed Fri 05-Oct-12 21:03:22

ds wore boxers, swimming shorts (you know those board shorts) and a t-shirt the one and only time he went out in a onesie.

dd wears a pair shortie pj bottoms and a bra and vest hmm.

To be fair, they have only been to one onsie disco, dd has been to mixed sleepovers in a onesie, and worn them to one school occasion.

It isn't an every day occurrence. And they haven't gone to Tesco in one.

pepperrabbit Fri 05-Oct-12 21:09:30

Ah, I think it must have been a mufti day for one of the secondary schools last week when I saw them.
I have to say I nearly laughed out loud - but I dare say I'm old enough to be "invisible" to anyone between the ages of 14 and 25 so they won't be traumatised...
Having driven down our high street late on a Fri/Sat on occasion I can fully understand the parental attraction of them being more covered up smile

fedupofnamechanging Fri 05-Oct-12 21:11:51

Saw some in Burtons today, for £28.

imperialstateknickers Fri 05-Oct-12 21:17:57

Dear God.

alemci Fri 05-Oct-12 21:22:24

it was jeans for genes today so my ds went in jeans. I asked him just now if he wanted a onesie and he shrugged. he said everyone wears them on non uniform days.

can't say i've really noticed. i did notice some six formers at the end of the summer i think, wearing animal suits. i assumed it was fancy dress costumes they had hired.

meditrina Fri 05-Oct-12 21:27:09

Mine all fitted in Primarni ones. And we had a lovely time with them all wearing them to snuggle up on the sofa to watch Doctor Who together - like having toddlers again (with wisecracking rather than wailing tantrums).

Tuttutitlookslikerain Fri 05-Oct-12 21:32:23

DS2 only wore how indoors and in bed. Tomorrow we are venturing to Primark to get DS some new ones. He has always liked being snuggly in bed, so they're ideal for him.

I am currently wearing a striped one in bed watching Strictly. Romance is dead and buried in our house!grin

DS1 thinks they are awful and says we look like chavvy kangaroos!

Tuttutitlookslikerain Fri 05-Oct-12 21:32:52

His not how, bloody auto correct!

MaryZed Fri 05-Oct-12 21:35:32

this is ds's one (though it isn't ds). Note the baggy crotch area grin

this is dd's - it isn't her, and she doesn't have a bump. I'm hoping a strategically placed padlock on the zip might help her not have a bump in the foreseeable future.

Mine got theirs at Christmas, and wore them almost solidly for the whole holidays.

Almostfifty Fri 05-Oct-12 21:35:41 are very good. They rang me twice to make sure I had the one I wanted for my 16 year old son.

Wish I'd got myself one now.

tigerdriverII Fri 05-Oct-12 21:37:11


You cannot be serious

mirry2 Fri 05-Oct-12 21:39:39

Reminds me of my dd when she was little.

alemci Fri 05-Oct-12 21:40:47

do they have pouches so you can put things in so you don't need a bag LOL - responding to the chavvy kangaroo comment - have you morphed into Skippy,

MaryZed Fri 05-Oct-12 21:44:32

No, no almci, don't you know anything at all about teenage girls?

They don't take bags to discos. They stuff their phones down their bras.

Seriously shock

meditrina Fri 05-Oct-12 21:46:17

Do the tiger ones have tails?

MaryZed Fri 05-Oct-12 21:46:58

Yes. Or at least they do for the first five minutes grin

alemci Fri 05-Oct-12 21:47:25

i've got 2 so i hope i do. they seem to take bags. mind you into discos a bit 80's Maryzed smile

MaryZed Fri 05-Oct-12 21:50:44

I'm an old gimmer.

Nightclubs, maybe <said through gritted teeth - nightclubs for 14 year olds are just WRONG>

meditrina Fri 05-Oct-12 21:50:55

DBro's Xmas pressie sorted, thanks!

mirry2 Fri 05-Oct-12 21:52:02

Aren't they called discos anymre? (seriously behind the times, me)

musttidyupmusttidyup Fri 05-Oct-12 21:54:16

And we had a lovely time with them all wearing them to snuggle up on the sofa to watch Doctor Who together - like having toddlers again (with wisecracking rather than wailing tantrums

Celticlassie Fri 05-Oct-12 21:54:34

Oh my God - I think I would wee myself laughing if any of my pupils came in in a onesie. What the hell is going on? They're bad enough on women but on men? Good Lord.

musttidyupmusttidyup Fri 05-Oct-12 21:55:08

Today I have learned.

alemci Fri 05-Oct-12 21:55:27

so am i Mary. i suppose at least if they don't have the bags, they don't have to dance around them

Tuttutitlookslikerain Fri 05-Oct-12 21:57:49

No they don't have pouches almeci. I don't know where he got "chavvy kangaroo" from!

Ds2's had such a baggy bum, it looked like he had shat himself!

MaryZed Fri 05-Oct-12 21:58:48

Yes alemci, dd takes a suitcase, practically, everywhere she goes. But in the evenings it's a phone down her bra and a tenner in her shoe hmm

meditrina Fri 05-Oct-12 22:00:55
Celticlassie Fri 05-Oct-12 22:02:13
alemci Fri 05-Oct-12 22:09:09

could you imagine if you invited someone into your home and you all had one on including my 47 year old DH, it would be like your living room had morphed into a 70's childrens' tv show or somewhere far worse. it would act as a detterent to door to door salespeople.

I live in fantasy land don't I [grin}

MaryZed Fri 05-Oct-12 22:10:44

That's what our sitting room looked like at Christmas. And we spend Christmas day with my brother and his family, so had 6 teenagers in onsies (and one in normal clothes looking superior grin).

alemci Fri 05-Oct-12 22:13:51

perhaps we should all wear them to work, solve the dilema of what to wear and so professional

Celticlassie Fri 05-Oct-12 22:14:13


They are not for outdoors! That is wrong! I embrace my old fart, out of touch, middle aged self, she knows that these are replacement for pjs and not for outside...and I don't care what ds1 says, if he tries to wear it out I'm taking it away!

difficultpickle Fri 05-Oct-12 22:21:00

Please God tell me this thread is a wind up.

Ninjacat Fri 05-Oct-12 22:44:58

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