Adult Onesies: the Dress Like a Toddler Trend claims further victims

Females in cute adult oneseie pyjamas
We don’t know whether to laugh or cry at this one, so we think we’re going to settle for “crying with laughter”. Because seriously, readers. Seriously. These onesies would look super-cute on babies or toddlers, but here’s the thing: they’re not for babies or toddlers. No, they’re for us. Adults. Yes, the ‘Dress Like a Toddler’ trend has struck again. Is there no stopping its reign of terror?
Now, we can’t deny that these will keep you nice and cosy on a cold winter’s night, and will be super-comfortable when you’re lounging around the house. The cosy comfort will be achieved at the expense of your dignity, however, and unless you sleep alone – or want to – you may want to reconsider your choice of an adult onesie complete with pwetty little yellow duckies on the front. That could be really off-putting for your partner, you know?

What say you to these, readers? Do you seek style and comfort, even in your pyjamas, or do these seem like a good idea to you? If so, you can buy them here. And if the pictures above amused you, wait until you see the men’s versions:

Red onesie romper suit
(Admit it: you want him…)

Here are some more examples of the adult onesies in action:

Yeah, we know you love Where the Wild Things Are. You don’t have to dress like Max to prove it, though: remember, you’re a big girl (or boy) now, you can leave onesies far behind you. It’s not cute to see an adult in a romper suit: in fact, if you want to know the truth, it’s a little bit creepy. Backing away slowly from the dude in the romper suit… trying not to make any sudden movements…

Look at these cool cats! Because nothing says “street style” like a Snuggie with legs, does it? You’ll be the envy of all your friends: well, the ones who don’t get out much, anyway.

Strippy adult onesie without feet

“Mommy, wow! I’m a big boy now!”
The Funzee

It’s not a “onesie”, it’s a “Funzee”. Do you see what they did there? “Why should babies get all the fun?” asks the website selling these. We think a better question would be, “Why on earth would you want to dress like a baby? No, seriously, WHY? That admission’s not going to get you a girlfriend, you know?” Also, this just in: you can buy NORMAL pyjamas and dressing gowns that are warm and comfortable too. Who knew?

Of course, although our name is The Fashion Police, we should point out that we do speak (mostly) in jest here. So if you want to dress like a toddler in the comfort of your own home, who are we to stop you? Go for it. After all, why should babies get all the, er, fun?


  • September 12, 2008


    There’s tea coming out of my nose now – and it’s all your fault!
    I’m cackling madly in front of the computer here.

  • September 12, 2008


    I had one of these when I was about 8, and it was comfy to sleep in – but I only got away with it because of the impunity of youth. I’d expect to be taken out and shot for crimes against fashion if I had one now.

  • September 12, 2008


    Personally, all rules are off when it comes to attire within one’s home. If I wanna wear a onesie with ducks on it, I’m going to! And my spongebob squarepants boxer shorts can testify to that.

  • September 12, 2008


    I wouldn’t wear them for the sole reason that I get hot at night and like to sleep in shorts. As long as they stay in the home, I suppose they’re okay.

  • September 12, 2008


    My bedroom had no insulation last winter. I would have killed for one of these!

  • September 12, 2008


    I would wear those in a heartbeat.

  • September 12, 2008


    Why should it matter what someone wants to wear in the privacy of their own home? I mean, I walk around in my underwear when I’m home by myself, I don’t care about my own fashion then. And I would assume most people are the same. Now if they wore these out on the town or something, then this would be an emergency.

  • September 12, 2008


    I’m with the fashion police on this one. I showed my husband these, and jokingly asked him if he’d mind if I wore these to bed, and he was horrified. Sure, these would keep you warm… but they’re not exactly designed to promote intimacy between partners now, are they?

  • September 12, 2008


    There are certain items of clothing I wouldn’t even wear in private. This is one of them. It would make me feel ridiculous, like I was in fancy dress as a baby or something, and I think there are enough warm, comfortable lounge clothes out there for me not to have to feel like that.

  • September 12, 2008


    Now really, what were you expecting from a garment that proudly screams on its product page, ‘MOISTURE ABSORBING fabric technology’? 😛

  • September 12, 2008


    I can’t stop laughing – so thanks Fashion Police, you’ve lifted my mood!
    Would I wear these? – well maybe not with the ducks on, but you know, my bedroom does get very very cold at night during the winter. Would I wear it if my partner didn’t work away from home during the week? What do you think?

  • September 12, 2008


    They would make an awful easy, and comfy, halloween costume!

  • September 12, 2008


    I live in Canada, and it’s FREEZING in my house in the middle of winter, and even I wouldn’t touch these. I’d rather wear long underwear and a long sleeved tee under my regular pyjamas that a onesie. Usually I sleep in comfy PJ pants or sweatpants and a hoodie in the dead of winter.

  • September 12, 2008


    I see little practical use for them, aside from the comedy. Of course, I wouldn’t care much what the world thought of it IF I decided to don them in private, but really, what’s the use? I don’t care to fully undress when I need to pee, thanks.

  • September 12, 2008


    LOL! The image of that guy wearing the red jammerz is HILARIOUS!!!

  • September 12, 2008


    the pink one looks like a Teletubby. :]

  • September 13, 2008


    Hahaha I laughed at the man in the red ones.

  • September 13, 2008


    One thing that you can say is that the models all look HAPPY, compared to the tortured looks a lot of models have.

  • September 13, 2008


    i didnt like these when i was youngeer i dont think il like em now

  • September 14, 2008


    Loool you should have shown the men’s version instead!!! I’m dying now. Dying laughing at a red smurf, hahaha. But I had one of those when I was like 9 or something with Minnie Mouse on the front. We used to put cushions into them and then bounce from the bunk bed onto the couch 😀 But I agree, I always hated having to go to the bathroom in those. I think they’re acceptable for kids.

  • September 15, 2008


    Seriouslyseriouslyvseriouslyseriouslyseriously seriouslyseriouslyseriouslyseriouslyseriously ????? NOnononono!
    Did you accidentally find these on a costume website?? Please???
    Halloween Fools?

  • September 15, 2008


    Ok, they are hideous, but knowing how cold I get in winter – well, never say never!

  • September 15, 2008


    I love them! I like to be comfy and warm at home so Fashion Police advice doesn’t count when you are the only person who will see yourself.

  • September 19, 2008


    I must get the one with the duckies for my niece, she’s three and would adorable in it. Do they come in age-appropriate sizes?

  • October 3, 2008


    I hope they have enuf room for my diaper!

  • January 30, 2013

    Kirsty via Facebook

    I love my onesie! It’s leopard print, which probably makes it a double fashion faux-pas, but I don’t give a rat’s ass! I don’t wear it in bed as I get too hot, but for lounging around in the evening it’s fab. I have to add, mine does not have feet on it!

  • January 31, 2013

    Murphykimkim via Facebook

    kweli unataka kua karawa