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Daily clothes routine!

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LunasPaws · 23/10/2018 07:49

Inspired by another thread. AIBU to be amazed that there's people who stay in their 'normal clothes' all day until bedtime?

What's your daily clothes routine?

I wear work clothes during the week but the moment I'm home I change into either pyjamas or my tatty old joggers comfies. Then sleep naked! I never actually sleep in my pyjamas Blush TBH I thought most people did this!

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DropItLikeASquat · 23/10/2018 08:44

Jammies or leggings at home- no matter what I’ve worn to work/ school run


Mitsufishi · 23/10/2018 08:46

My DH and family do this and I find it maddening!!!!!

Understand if you wear something really smart for work but otherwise what’s so wrong with just wearing clothes!!


Pinkywoo · 23/10/2018 08:49

When dp first moved in with me, he got in the shower and came down in clean jeans and t shirt (we both have messy jobs so shower after work), as we were staying in I put clean pyjamas on. He looked at me a bit Confused but didn't say anything, then the next day he came down in his pyjamas and has done so ever since!


BiddyPop · 23/10/2018 08:50

It really depends. My work clothes range from relatively casual (smart business casual) to formal but mostly they’re comfortable enough. I get home after 6, have to turn straight to cooking and feeding people and supervising homework. I only get to change, most nights, after 8 if I get a few minutes. Mostly though, I get to sit down After 9.30 and I don’t want to change then - I’ll get my 30 minutes to drink tea and watch something rubbish on tv before changing into pjs.

If I am wearing something uncomfortable or doing something messy or have had such a bad day I want comfort, I will change into sports gear or casual gear when I get home.

And if I have to go back out again, I’ll think about why and if I need to change - sports class definitely yes, committee meeting or academic course depends on time available and what I wore to work, social gathering definitely.


thatmustbenigelwiththebrie · 23/10/2018 08:50

I only wear "real" clothes at work or if going out. At home I wear pjs or tracksuit bottoms and to be honest wear the latter if I am going round to friends' or family's houses.

At weekends if I am out of the house it's usually to do exercise.


Upsy1981 · 23/10/2018 08:50

DH does this but he works in a suit. I keep my clothes on until I go to bed or sometimes mid way through the evening about 8pm or if I've had a bath when I'll go and put my pyjamas on and I always sleep in pyjamas except in extreme heat.


bridgetreilly · 23/10/2018 08:54

I find it very bizarre that people wear their sleep clothes around the house during the day. I guess if you sleep naked or change again for sleep, that's different. But in general I think clothes are for non-bed and pyjamas are for bed. Whether or not you want to change out of work clothes into more comfortable clothes when you get home depends a lot on what you have to wear for work. I almost always get to wear whatever I want for work, so it wouldn't occur to me to change when I get home.


whiteonesugar · 23/10/2018 09:00

I tend to stay in my normal clothes til I get showered, but DH gets changed as soon as he gets home. If i was wearing a suit or something I would probably get changed but even as a kid I stayed in school uniform until I had a bath and got ready for bed.

Last night i had a shower at 7pm so I was in PJs earlier but thats unusual.


scrivette · 23/10/2018 09:15

If I am wearing jeans I will usually put leggings on as I don't find jeans comfortable. However I will keep the same top on.


Blanchedupetitpois · 23/10/2018 09:21

I wear work clothes most of the day. I might change into casual clothes when I get home if my work clothes are fancy or not that comfortable. I sleep naked. Almost never wear pyjamas. I absoltely can’t bear sitting around the house in pyjamas, it makes me feel like such a slattern. I completely appreciate that that’s my own weird hang up though! I think people should wear whatever they’re comfortable in in their own homes.


MereDintofPandiculation · 23/10/2018 09:24

Normal clothes all day. If I'm home all day and doing gardening or diy, then "gardening clothes" (which are normal clothes no longer fit to be seen in public) - in which case I may shower and smarten up for the evening. Or I may not.


Gizzygizmo · 23/10/2018 09:29

When kids are at school I generally get up and make the effort and then get ready for work around 3pm, when i get home i straight away get comfies on. (Only work part time so home by 7)
Buuuuut like now where it's half term.... tracksuit bottoms and messy bun until I get ready for work, unless I'm going out Grin


angieloumc · 23/10/2018 09:42

When I come home from work/being out and about I change into comfy leggings/sweatshirt (or old sundress in summer).
Then a nightie for bed, I can't bear pyjamas in bed.


Thesearmsofmine · 23/10/2018 09:47

I’m a sahm so tend to be in comfy clothes ( leggings or tights, dress and a cardigan) I keep them on until bedtime then pj’s in bed.


Storm4star · 23/10/2018 09:48

I have outside clothes and inside clothes rather than day/night clothes. So if I'm out of the house I will wear the appropriate clothing for whatever I'm doing. In the house it's loungewear/PJs. Then I sleep in a nightie usually. I'd get way too hot sleeping in PJs but they are so comfortable for wearing around the house. For me personally, I have found that as I get older I just want maximum comfort!


adaline · 23/10/2018 09:55

I get dressed as soon as I get up as I need to walk the dog. Then when I get home from work I'll get a shower and change into pyjamas/comfies for the evening, then I get ready for bed - either just a t-shirt or I'll stay in pyjamas if it's really cold.

On days off I stay dressed all day as I need to take the dog out still, but I wear things like leggings/jeggings so I'm more comfortable around the house.


granof3 · 23/10/2018 09:58

Leggings & t-shirt in the house and garden.
Normal clothes when out and about.
Nightshirt or naked in bed.
I might change several times a day, I cannot do housework or lounge about in normal clothes.
I don’t actually have that many clothes and this way my normal clothes last a lot longer.
Works for me.


Solderingiron · 23/10/2018 10:00

Got used to changing when I got home in my first job (had to wear a suit). I've since changed job but still love changing into my fleecy pyjamas when I get home from work. Saves my good clothes from cooking messes! Sleep naked in bed. Husband also changes into his fleecy 'lounge wear', he won't admit there fleecy pyjamas!


SilentIsla · 23/10/2018 10:08

The norm is that people wear proper clothes until bedtime.


Orangecake123 · 23/10/2018 10:17

I'm still a student. Clothes to wear to university.

The moment I come home- pajamas/ anything soft and comfortable.


PhilODox · 23/10/2018 10:21

Don't you all change when you dress for dinner? Shock

Haha! No, I wear my clothes all day, then change (and shower if needed) at bedtime.


TombIhadaGraveChange · 23/10/2018 10:32

DP and I both change into lounge wear as soon as we can. I know I feel uncomfortable in proper clothes insde the house. Really don't know why, but I can't stand the feel of them, regardless of how comfortable I am in them. Will keep them on in bed or not depending on how warm I'm feeling.

What I do do, though, is keep one week's lounge wear out for the following week to wear in the garden (mainly to feed the animals). I don't see any point getting out clean clothes for ten minutes a day, with the risk they'll get muddy or wet.


adaline · 23/10/2018 10:35

The norm is that people wear proper clothes until bedtime.

For you, maybe! I've always gotten changed when I know I'm not going out again that day. Today, for example, I'm wearing "normal" clothes because I'll need to go out and walk the dog, and collect my car from the garage later. But if it was DH's turn to walk the dog and I had nowhere to go, I'd be in my pyjamas or comfies all day.

When I grew up my parents always got changed as soon as they finished work. I got out of my uniform after school as well, either into comfies, or I'd have a shower and wear pyjamas until bed. No need to sit around in "proper" clothes in your own home!


Storm4star · 23/10/2018 11:21

I think for me as well it's the fact that I spend time sitting on the tube, or just generally being out and about in the grime of London. I don't then really want to be spreading about who knows what by sitting on my sofa or cooking in the same clothes I wore out!


anniehm · 23/10/2018 13:56

I rarely change unless I'm doing sport, kids never changed out of uniforms either, I'm not washing more than I have to. I pick work clothes that are comfortable - I'm not sitting in pain at my desk! Women have it easier of course as jersey dresses still look smart.

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