Don't judge me but I want a onesie

(89 Posts)
FragglerockAmpersand Wed 20-Nov-13 21:59:10

Can anyone recommend a really warm (insulated?) onesie with a hood - that goes up to plus size? Infuriatingly I'm about a 16 but have a massive arse and thighs.

I know, I know, they're gross; but I seriously do live in the coldest house of all time and work from home, and can't really afford to have the central heating on all day.

The internet's full of the blighters but most of them look very thin and a bit pointless. Can't afford to be too choosy on the style but I do like the whole Aztec and Fair Isle look.

Thanks in advance for not taking the piss grin

GivesYouHell Wed 20-Nov-13 22:20:13

I bought my first ever onesie this weekend. From Peacocks, thick snuggly fleece, size 18 to 20. Cost £18.

Best. Thing. Ever. I pull it on over my clothes when I walk in the door. I got thick fluffy fleece socks too. Toasty warmness from top to toe. (I even like the hood, but I think the ears attached to it make me look like a giant furry tellytubby)

I also get constant entertainment value from the kids recoiling from my fashion crime...

BeCool Wed 20-Nov-13 22:21:41

<<whispers - I brought a fleece one (my first) from Primark last week. It is heaven. £10, no hood. I may never go out again>>

BeCool Wed 20-Nov-13 22:23:14

I get down to knickers and vest and climb right in. It is amazing. I can't believe I took so long. It's a light fleece which suits me - no feet, no hood. Size 18 - generous.

BeCool Wed 20-Nov-13 22:24:17

not helpful you to OP sorry, but I feel so much better having confessed publicly

GivesYouHell Wed 20-Nov-13 22:32:13

This was my first post ever in Style...

<awaits lifetime ban>

horcruxmanzini Wed 20-Nov-13 22:35:45

So shoot me too, but I'd like a hooded onesie but - crucially - not one made from that statictastic fleece M&S seem to have bulk bought this winter. Is there such a thing as a cosy jersey onesie for under £50? I've seen the really expensive £150 ones on the John Lewis website but it's bad enough paying to look like a Tellytubbie as it is...

BeCool Wed 20-Nov-13 23:20:15

a jersey one would be nice

teta Thu 21-Nov-13 00:00:04

I've bought one for my dd from Matalan.It looks really good on as it has a fitted drop waist band( for want of a better explanation).Its the grey patterned fleecy one.(very explanatory I know).

kikid Thu 21-Nov-13 00:03:27

ohh me too, coveted a thick fleece one in asda today.grin

cheerfulweatherforthewedding Thu 21-Nov-13 00:04:25

I'm considering one. They all look like teletubby outfits, but so warm.

caramelwaffle Thu 21-Nov-13 00:06:39

Fleece onsies from Primark.

other retailers are available

SoonToBeSix Thu 21-Nov-13 00:21:18

I have one from
Next it's size xl long length it is so soft and warm and has a hood . It wasn't cheap , £32 but I think I will easily save the cost in heating bills x

kateecass Thu 21-Nov-13 00:26:29

Get one with a zip not poppers. Poppers increase the length of time you freeze when you go for a wee!!

GivesYouHell Thu 21-Nov-13 05:26:31

Wear a tshirt (long or short sleeved) under your freezing while you wee!

Coumarin Thu 21-Nov-13 05:35:46

They're vile aren't they? But I want one.

I'm already jumping into pyjamas, huge dressing gown and slipper boots as soon as I get home, so may as well throw a giant baby gro into the mix.

Not sure about fleece but do want a really snugly one. Not sure if it's colder than usual but I seem to be permanently freezing.

superlambanana Thu 21-Nov-13 05:39:42

I decided last night, while getting huffy with self-rolling-up pj legs and twisting pj top and cold feet, that a onesie with feet would be a Very Good Thing. but only if nobody saw me in it

Also am pg and can't stand the thought of waistbands, and I hate nighties.

There. I've said it. I want one.

Coumarin Thu 21-Nov-13 06:09:38

Good point re waistbands. Planning on doing ivf (yet again) early next year and my stomach gets really bloated and sore. Can't bear anything tight touching that area. So a onsie would be perfect! apart from the needing to pee every 3 minutes


Bradsplit Thu 21-Nov-13 06:15:03

I will never wear a horrific onesie. What is wrong with a dressing gown ?

MorgauseIsNotBlinking Thu 21-Nov-13 06:40:51

But you have to get undressed to do a wee and then you get cold. I don't get onsies at all.

mrsWast Thu 21-Nov-13 06:50:01

i have my onesie on RIGHT NOW. zebra one with ears and a mane on the hood.

the only thing is that mine has feet, and my own feet get panicky as i can't get them uncovered.

to sum up: i fucking love my onesie.

FragglerockAmpersand Thu 21-Nov-13 08:15:55

BECool grin I think it's so important to have a safe place to be vulnerable about one's life choices don't you?!

Oh now I REALLY want one. I'll check out Primark and Peacocks - I have both nearby, living as I do in a bustling metropolis <cough>

BeCool how roomy is it round the arse and thighs please? Do you consider yourself over-burdened in that area? Not to be too personal or anything...

I got over myself and bought one from Asda - with other girlie stuff that made it look like i was buying for teenage DD.

Bought my usual dress size, but find its a bit wedgie-happy. Am forever foraging around. Might just be my massive arse though.

duckyfuzz Thu 21-Nov-13 08:24:40

Next have some lovely onesies this year

FragglerockAmpersand Thu 21-Nov-13 08:28:01

Oh just seen all the other responses - ha, this is like a onesie support thread.

Good tip re. wearing something underneath and poppers vs. zips - and I'll check out Matalan too. I think I need to feel the fabric instead of getting one online - it's so true about that nasty staticy fabric some retailers seem to bulk buy.

Funny thing is I was lying in bed last night pondering this very issue (I have a very rich internal life hmm) and out of the blue DH declared he thought we should get a matching pair grin

FragglerockAmpersand Thu 21-Nov-13 08:30:02

By the way have you all seen the ones that are about £150?! I mean they look nice and warm and all that but honestly...

purplewithred Thu 21-Nov-13 08:41:32

My mum bought me a white fluffy one from Sainsburys; it's fleecy on the inside and fluffy on the outside. It even has ears on the hood and everything.

(I would kill for a cashmere one though...)

LittleTulip Thu 21-Nov-13 08:50:39


Don't do it ladies!!

What's wrong with some jersey pants and jumper/sweater/fleece? Why must everybody want to look like big bloody babies?

I don't get it.

CurlsLDN Thu 21-Nov-13 08:57:01

I bought a jersey onesie for my hen do, which was a camping weekend. It was amazing.

I believe new look have maternity ones online, which I may just have to invest in as it gets colder.

All those saying what about a dressing gown, what about when you go to sainsburys? (Joking!!)

SpookyRestingFace Thu 21-Nov-13 09:24:22

Oh I really want one too. Discovered this site the other night as I shivered on the couch; spent half an hour designing onesies for the DC and me but did not check out as am not wealthy enough shock

Actually the only reasons I haven't yet bought a onesie are:

1) Hate cheap fleece, want something a bit nicer blush but never have time to go shopping in person and it is hard to tell online
2) The thought of the merciless mocking I will get from DP when I appear in it blush

Snowbility Thu 21-Nov-13 10:34:04

Kids bought dh and I one - they love having a life size teddy to cuddle while watching tv on a Saturday night - it's lovely to see their faces light up when we appear in them, it won't last long....and it makes us smile with the silliness of it all.

BeCool Thu 21-Nov-13 11:04:03

Dear Fraggle I am overburdened in pretty much every area, but thankfully in proportion. There is plenty of room in there smile
I am 5'8" and probably maximum height for it, so if you were shorter that that there will be even more room.

BeCool Thu 21-Nov-13 11:05:32

All those saying what about a dressing gown, what about when you go to sainsburys?
funny! grin
(I have considered this too though)

julesjam Thu 21-Nov-13 11:07:43

Oo oo, I bought my first recently! I'm not even ashamed, now I've done it wink

Matalan, grey jersey - the kind with a nice cosy inside - £14. So warm and comfy, I love it. It's got a drawstring bit around the middle so it looks more like a joined up tracksuit and a bit less Tellytubby-ish. Although I would now totally consider a tellytubby style one too. I'm all about the comf grin

julesjam Thu 21-Nov-13 11:09:48

And I definitely didn't wear it to Tesco the other night when I nipped out for some shopping... blush

DuckToWater Thu 21-Nov-13 11:19:00

I got mine last year from here:

I like the Fair Isle/Aztec type. Mine doesn't have the pom poms though smile

I'm a size 14 and the size 14 I got is generous.

DuckToWater Thu 21-Nov-13 11:20:10

I'm 5'7" and not small of thigh/leg BTW.

I want one too but again not a fleece one I feel like my hair would be constantly static.

I've just bought dh a batman one from primark for xmas. ive seen some really nice ones in next so might try and get one in the sales.

SilverCharm1 Thu 21-Nov-13 12:09:09

I think I am in shock. Onesie support thread. Love it... but not as much as I love my onesie!

FragglerockAmpersand Thu 21-Nov-13 13:28:02

Well, I've just been in Next, and they have the most RIDICULOUS awesome range of onesies, including one that would make me look like a giant cuddly furry cream teddybear grin

DH is sold on the whole idea and is quite keen to get matching ones, in a display of sickening marital harmony grin

Still not convinced that any of the ones I've seen will be truly warm, though. Where I live got down to -17 degrees last year, we live in a chily end of terrace Victorian house, and we can't really afford to have the hearting on during the day. I dream of something I can put on over pants and a T shirt and will keep me warm - but am I just chasing rainbows? sad sad sad

lifesgreatquestions Thu 21-Nov-13 13:42:46

I've wondered about getting matching onesies for me and OH for Christmas as a joke... he would laugh, wear it for chirstmas morning and then bin it but I am secretly tempted to this darkest of dark underworlds. My issues are 1) the look of them, that's a given, b) do they have seams on the inside - I wouldn't like that, 3) sweats and tees hide my belly (which is not too bad but you know) and I worry that a onesy would do horrific things with my belly. Can any of you out onesy wearers advise me on the latter two points?

lifesgreatquestions Thu 21-Nov-13 13:47:53

Actually, I'm out, I just googled and found a cosmo article from January this year reviewing the best onesies and I can see that I would look hideous in it!

Gutted123 Thu 21-Nov-13 13:57:36

I love my fluffy Primark ones. It's amazing how warm they keep you (I'm a cold soul).

Gutted123 Thu 21-Nov-13 14:00:26

I don't sleep in mine - too hot and prone to uncomfortable rucking up.

I wear my night Tshirt underneath and just quickly she'd the onesie before hopping into bed. Also warmer when you go to the loo.

Gutted123 Thu 21-Nov-13 14:00:55

Shed ^

BeCool Thu 21-Nov-13 14:11:05

I don't sleep in mine either - too hot for me

KrabbyPatty Fri 22-Nov-13 19:59:24

My husband said he would find it impossible to fancy me ever again if I wore a onesie.

I can see his point.

BeCool Fri 22-Nov-13 20:35:25

OMG major onsie failure tonight.

I half dropped off putting DC to bed and then the door buzzer went - grocery delivery. I had completely forgotten about it when I got changed into onsie earlier when I got home from work.

As I'm going to the door I think oh heck I'm in my onsie! First time smile So I open the door and stupidly half apologise for being in onsie like he cares anyway

So I take the delivery etc and they guy seems in quite a hurry and is looking at me sideways. I start putting groceries away and realise I'm feeling a little drafty! Holy cow - DD2 has only uznipped me right down the front and I hadn't realised. I'm practically naked underneath and I am ahem, rather busty! I am wearing a vest underneath but DD had pulled that right down too so I was rather exposed. Poor guys would have got a right eyeful. I'm not liable to be charged am I blush

MORTIFICATION - Had to share with someone! Let this be a lesson to us all!

Iaintdunnuffink Fri 22-Nov-13 20:38:23

I got this one last weekend,2,wm-onesies

I haven't had the courage to wear it yet and my husband doesn't know I have it. Should I come down in it and surprise him ? or pop it into a conversation to prepare him?

CockBollocks Fri 22-Nov-13 21:18:39

I have a fluffy Next one, its zebra print very tasteful. Incredibly warm!! In fact it hasn't been quite cold enough yet. smile

FragglerockAmpersand Fri 22-Nov-13 22:18:05

Oh BeCool that's quite, quite marvellous grin - I am sure you made his day and are the talk of the delivery depot!!!!

Cock that's good to know - the one I've got my eye on is just the same but a big white polar bear thing instead of a zebra, so it should be warm enough...

I like that one Iaint - it's less ridiculous than the one I'm thinking of! How warm/thick is it??

I really do need to get hold of it ASAP. I work from home and my study has breezes enough to stir the leaves of the flowers on the windowsill, and I was so cold that I ended up having to have a hot bath and go to bed at 9pm because I had backache. And the town I live in got to TWENTY DEGREES colder than this last winter. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

BeCool Fri 22-Nov-13 23:43:56

The thing that makes me cringe the most is I commented I was wearing a onsie - he must have been scared been thinking I was trying to entice him smile

Kikibee Fri 22-Nov-13 23:52:56

Frakes ;)

chimchar Sat 23-Nov-13 00:46:38

I have one of the silly expensive 'one piece' ones. Dh bought it for me last year....I had lusted after it for ages. It's camouflage print.

It is my favorite thing in the whole world. It's warm, cosy, comfy and is worn very single day. I wear it as soon as I get home in the evening with a vest/tshirt and knickers underneath. I don't sleep in it...too warm. But it goes straight back on in the morning until I get showered.

On a price per wear basis, it's pennies. Quality is really good and it washes and dries well.

There are loads of them about now....Matalan had some cosy ones there, and Asda had some beautiful heavy microfibre fleece ones too.

I'm a proper fan of the onesie.... Get one!!! grin

VenusDeWillendorf Sat 23-Nov-13 01:19:14

I read the OP as "Don't fudge me..."
and therein, I suppose, is how I feel about onesies!
<Exits thread>

Varya Sat 23-Nov-13 15:29:06

Got mine from Amazon. Saving it for really cold weather. Cant have heating on all day so it seems ideal IMO.

sOODdragon Sat 23-Nov-13 15:35:17

I don't have a onsie - I can't bear the thought of having to remove it to go to the toilet don't mention the option of a bum flap

I have an oh-so-stylish knee length fluffy fleece from Primark instead. It has an owl face on the hood classy and is lovely and cosy.

SpookyRestingFace Sat 23-Nov-13 19:24:28

I succumbed. They arrived today and I am now wearing this with a black fleece one on top (can no longer find on site but is lovely) blush

Am v toasty!

catellington Sat 23-Nov-13 22:28:47

grin oh my.... I'm just lurking here (too cowardly to admit I have a closet interest in onesies) and am literally crying with laughter... Onesie support thread grin ... becool that's the best story I've read in ages!!! A Janet Jackson style onesie wardrobe malfunction!

FragglerockAmpersand Sun 24-Nov-13 15:19:03

Ooh Spooky I think you've settled my question about what to wear under my onesie - another onesie! Seems to obvious when you think about it grin

SoupDragon Sun 24-Nov-13 17:02:48

Am v toasty!

But how toasty will you be when you need the toilet??

SpookyRestingFace Sun 24-Nov-13 17:57:38

But how toasty will you be when you need the toilet??

Well. With great toastiness comes great bladder control grin

(I.e. it is bloody freezing so I go for a wee before putting it on, then hold out as long as possible, then when I have to go I do so with Olympian swiftness.)

Is almost worth it, though, for the bliss when you get back into the thing after a visit. Like when you've had heels on and take them off, or had your hair scraped back and then let it down. Aaaaaaahhhhh .

Vicki1972 Sun 24-Nov-13 18:04:01

I don't normally venture into S&B, what with having the fashion sense of a tasteless, colour-blind hippo, but fucking hell, a onesie? sad

Had you considered a slanket at all? blush blush

FannyMcNally Sun 24-Nov-13 18:07:03

Does anyone want a brand new Cheshire Cat onesie? I ordered two by mistake and both arrived from China this week. Still in packaging. £15 medium size.

BeCool Sun 24-Nov-13 21:13:51

catellington YY a Janet Jacket style onesie malfunction - I feel so much better now - thank you grin but didn't she do that deliberately?

vicki it's beyond rude to mention slankets on a onesie thread. Who do you think we are? grin

FragglerockAmpersand Mon 25-Nov-13 10:25:29

Vicki shock wash your mouth out with soap and water for that remark! A slanket?! Who d'you think we are?!?!?!11!!1!

<high dudgeon>


I can't get my onesie until I'm paid. Sad times. But oh the joy when I do...

SpookyRestingFace Mon 25-Nov-13 17:23:19

I have a Slanket actually have two


ButterflySandwich Mon 25-Nov-13 19:10:39

So if I wanted to buy matching onesies for DH and DS (8yo) is that possible? And would you recommend onesies for short chunky males? They're a bit like the Greek father and son off of Britain's Got Talent grin

OneHolyCow Mon 25-Nov-13 19:19:53

Seriously, I cannot for the life of me get why you would want to dress yourself in something like a onesie. Ridiculous thing. I get my judgy pants, not attached to my top, in the most twisty twists. Please. Let go of this stupid fad and do not claim that you have to have it for warmth. Honestly.
It is horrible and makes you look like someone with a very unhealthy stuffed animal and diaper fetish.

ButterflySandwich Mon 25-Nov-13 19:23:26

I saw a man in his late 20s coming out of Peacocks changing room today in a blue onesie and I laughed out loud blush it did make my morning though grin

Golddigger Mon 25-Nov-13 19:31:34

Onesies seem to have gone serious mainstream.

To all those who say that they would never wear one, have you or would you wear them to a onesie party? [yes, they do exist!]
A friend of mine said neve to a onesie, but once she had to buy and wear one to a party, she changed her mind.

OneHolyCow Mon 25-Nov-13 20:27:00

I'd rather stick myself with a toasting fork.

FragglerockAmpersand Mon 25-Nov-13 21:08:34

OneHolyCow I'm slightly tempted to put you in my study on a freezing Norfolk night at -17 degrees, with very little money for heating, in a room with 2 large windows and 2 outside walls, in an old damp house, and several thousand words to write, and see how long you last before climbing into the one thing that might stop you weeping with cold grin

Disclaimer: I haven't actually got one yet. If it doesn't do precisely that I shall be terribly cross.

FragglerockAmpersand Mon 25-Nov-13 21:10:03

I must admit though, the one I've got my eye on is going to make me look like this guy off of The Shining hmm

OneHolyCow Tue 26-Nov-13 09:02:41

I have survived worse Fraggle, without onesies.. they were not invented in the ice-age that was my misspent youth in drafty squats in the eighties. What was that winter? 86?
Sheepskins man. Be warm, but cool!

KristinaM Tue 26-Nov-13 09:21:31

I think that what consenting adults do in the privacy of their own home is none of my business ;-)

FragglerockAmpersand Tue 26-Nov-13 09:42:33

"Be warm, but cool." grin grin

I've just bought the Cheshire Cat one for DD. Damn.
Have had onesies for the last two years. Never to be seen in public but utterly awesome grin

OneHolyCow Tue 26-Nov-13 10:45:48

Ok, some keep warm tips from freezing squatty days: hot water bottles. Have a sheepskin or good thick rug under your feet, loads of socks and slippers that also cover your ankles. Water bottle under or on footsies coz if you can keep your feet warm you are half way there. Hats! Felt, wool, army with earflaps, whatever but cover your head! Fingerless gloves.. you can type and write but your hands will not freeze off.
Vests... yes do as your mum or nan told you, wear a vest. Not a short one but one that you can tuck in. And then just add the layers, long cardies and stuff. You can get great woolens at charity shops sometimes.
If your study is too big to heat, hang drapes to make a small space (again, charity shop for curtains and blankets) Make it an alladin cave, all cozy and warm.
Good luck!

FragglerockAmpersand Tue 26-Nov-13 11:20:52

One that is some seriously good advice - especially about the hot water bottle...I could put one under my desk and rest my feet on it - that would make my evenings SO much nicer.

I have just started wearing a vest - my lovely sister sent me a long merino wool one ... from Australia grin grin grin

OneHolyCow Tue 26-Nov-13 11:30:17

Oooh, a merino vest! envy

Yeah, felt a bit bad about taking the piss and I do hate the cold myself as well. Horrible being too cold to think.
good luck!

catellington Tue 26-Nov-13 20:55:38

I've just bought a load of thermal stuff from m&s - revolutionary. And the most ugly pair of boots I ever saw from ecco, but wool lined gore tex and are actually the most warm comfy thing I ever put on my feet.

Still eyeing up onesies but so far have managed to just walk on by.

boogiewoogie Thu 19-Dec-13 23:27:23

Hi jacking this thread a bit but along the same lines. I saw a woman in a onesie today in the shop and couldn't help thinking that it looked like a giant sleepsuit or baby grow. It really looked as if she'd just got out of bed and slipped her Uggs on and a hat.

Are they meant to be worn outside? I can understand the comfort factor and lounging about in them but to me it just looked like sleep wear.

MrsDavidBowie Fri 20-Dec-13 07:39:12

Personally I would never wear one, but yes, they are warm and cosy.
I would rather wear lots of layers.
As long as people don't wear them out though..that's just being lazy.

I do have some warm slipper booty things as my feet and ankles get very cold.

Sonotkylie Fri 20-Dec-13 14:43:36

Thank you folks. I've really enjoyed this thread.
Still not so keen on the onesie (and have a seriously cold house (and slightly tight (but otherwise lovely) husband...)). I'm in the pyjamas or dressed camp myself and over the years have found the layers that work for me. But I will defend to the death your right to commit fashion hari kari in decent warmth!

Sonotkylie Fri 20-Dec-13 14:44:03

Oh, but not outside your own home EVER

GoodnessKnows Sat 21-Dec-13 06:45:24

I'm losing interest in mine. Take up faaaar too much cupboard/ drawer space (fleece ones) and are annoying when going to loo in night. Also footed ones get annoying as pull too tightly length-wise. Loved them for a couple of months though.

StyleOverSubstance Sun 22-Dec-13 16:27:36

superlambanana & coumarin Asda have some maternity ones on-line, haven't noticed any instore, but then wouldn't be looking in the maternity wear, so they may well stock them, so it may be worth a look there.

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