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    Middle-Class “Seriously?” Trend of the Year

    This year a trend emerged that was genuinely bewildering to a lot of middle-class people. It started with our pre-teens. They started slumping around the house looking like giant babies. It turned out they were emulating full-grown celebrities who were actually going out of their house dressed like this. And then it caught on among apparently sensible adults. The onesie is unquestionably awful and undignified. A huge babygrow, often in terrible prints. But people really seem to love them. Apart from great swathes of MCs for whom too-comfortable clothing is a matter of concern. Let’s hope society grows out of its onesie obsession next year.

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    I do find it ridiculous when people wear the onesies outside. it is the same with the others that seem to think it acceptable to go out in their pyjama bottoms and a hoodie. however, i do find them the most comfortable item of sleepwear ever designed. they have been going around for years in the US where I attended school, and have been sporting them on cold weather around the house for at least 9 odd years. As someone that turns and tosses in his sleep like crazy and wakes up with the duvet on the floor, having something that keeps me warm is awesome. But only as pyjamas.

    January 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAugustine

    I think onesies are a great thing for all ages, but just not for going out in.

    The only exception to that rule would be when your out camping or something. I took my 14yo son and a few of his friends out on a camping trip a few weeks ago and they all donned their onesies whilst sitting around the fire at the campsite. They even wore them to sleep and in the morning before changing into something more 'appropriate' for the day. They also wore them in the car trip up there and back the next day, considering it was a 4 and a 1/2 hour drive.

    So yeah more for being comfy or messing around at mates places than wearing out on the street.

    May 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWellsey

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