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Sartorial statment - wearing day time pyjamas.. Is this happening in under privileged areas in the uk ??

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ValiumSingleton Wed 06-Oct-10 20:19:04

Maybe this should be on a different board, as it's a social issue, but I'm just wondering if this is unique to inner city Dublin, or if it's a global anti-establishment kind of phenomenon. It's definitely reaching the suburbs now here! I saw two girls in pyjamas in a cafe in South Dublin today. Everybody did risk a quick stare, so it's not the norm, but still......

Is this anti-establishment sartorial statement sweeping Britain too....?

MakemineaGandT Wed 06-Oct-10 20:20:13

there was a big fuss over this in wales about a year ago - I couldn't believe it - thought it was a joke!

ValiumSingleton Wed 06-Oct-10 20:21:32

oh right! I'm kind of oddly relieved it's not just inner city dublin. It really is the most 'depressing' fashion ever. The pyjamas-wearers have different pyjamas for going out at night. They iron them when they are going out. confused

ValiumSingleton Wed 06-Oct-10 20:22:13

I meant to put fashion in ICs there. Not depressing. TIZ depressing

BooBooGlass Wed 06-Oct-10 20:22:13

Nope. Although one mum did come to school n her slippers the other week and I gave her the side eye for it wink

PaulineCampbellJones Wed 06-Oct-10 20:22:16

It's very common in Sunderland but normally reserved for supermarkets/corner shops/takeaways. Minging.

woopsidaisy Wed 06-Oct-10 20:22:44

Been in Belfast for a few years.Girls from the,erm...rougher parts of town never seem to get dressed! The go INTO TOWN in their pyjamas...pathetic.

ValiumSingleton Wed 06-Oct-10 20:24:59

It was funny in the cafe this morning there were two well-turned out ladies in their early seventies, pearls, cardis, ten stone between the two of them! obviously meeting for a large pot of tea between the two of them. I think they thought they were hallucinating. Their eyebrows were all over the place.

Alouiseg Wed 06-Oct-10 20:26:57

Doesn't happen in Colchester. If it does I will probably have to say something............along the lines of...........get dressed you lazy slut.

ValiumSingleton Wed 06-Oct-10 20:27:44


herbietea Wed 06-Oct-10 20:30:57

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isel Wed 06-Oct-10 20:32:12

Saw some girls smoking outside a co-op just yesterday - both in pjs, dressing gown and slippers.. probably wouldn't have noticed but it was pouring it down! Soggy slippers urgh...

Unwind Wed 06-Oct-10 20:33:46

It is teenage rebellion, no?

They are well aware that this causes more outrage in their elders than goth gear, or grunge, or dressing up as mods and rockers.

It doesn't bother me in the slightest.

BikeRunSki Wed 06-Oct-10 20:35:15

I have seen this in Dewsbury too.

Didn't Tesco ask someone to leave one of their shops recently-ish for wearing PJs in the store?

PaulineCampbellJones Wed 06-Oct-10 20:48:38

Oh it's not teenage here. All ages, shapes and sizes do it. Normally accompanied by uggs or slippers.

PussinJimmyChoos Wed 06-Oct-10 20:51:13

Have seen this in Bristol as well

DH also saw a mum with full on bendy curlers in her hair at the school gates - he was shock

Maybe that will be the next trend to accompany PJ wearing...Hilda Ogden style rollers grin

ValiumSingleton Wed 06-Oct-10 20:52:10

oh yeah, One of them had those foam bendy rollers in too!! Wow. I thought that was just coincidence, didn't realise it completed the look.

A hair net. That's what's next!

akhems Wed 06-Oct-10 21:01:41

ohhh I saw a girl in pyjamas yesterday too

weird fashion, lol

Littlepumpkinpie Wed 06-Oct-10 21:16:13

I have seen mothers at the school gates at 9am and still in them at 3.30pm. My Dc would be horrified if I were too do that. NO WAY would I even consider doing it. I have also seen them in the local Tesco express in thier pjs. Its lazyness and looks dreadful.

ladylush Wed 06-Oct-10 21:22:14

Weird how they've got time to put bendy rollers in but not to get dressed confused
There's a mum who does this on the school run - in a nightie and Uggs. I think she likes the attention.

Ilythia Wed 06-Oct-10 21:29:48

All the time here (south wales) have seen mothers at the school gates in pj's and in teh local shops as well.
Fully made up adn hair doen though, which is the opposite to me being dressed but dragged through hedge...

bigchris Wed 06-Oct-10 21:31:53

Do you mean those loungey trackie bottoms tucked into uggs with a jacket
or are we talking proper matching top and bottom pjs like the ones in m&s with a checked pattern or sheep on!

MmeLindt Wed 06-Oct-10 21:36:52

Are we talking grungy pjs or lounge wear ?

Littlepumpkinpie Wed 06-Oct-10 21:41:40

Proper PJS sheep, cows, checked ones dressings gowns too sometimes. My they stick out. Now the type of bed wear I wear would not be as blatant plain bottoms and vest tops no logos or daft pictures for moi thats my teen DD job and she would NEVER step out the door in hers.

MmeLindt Wed 06-Oct-10 21:43:31

this or this?

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