Marni helps further the “pyjamas as streetwear” trend

Marni pyjama top

It would probably be overstating things somewhat to call the fact that a lot of people don’t bother to change out of their pyjamas before leaving the house these days a “trend”. Nevertheless, it is something we’ve been seeing more and more of lately, but as of today, we will no longer judge these people as fashion criminals, because thanks to Marni’s oversized pyjama top, they could just as easily be fashion victims instead, spending £355 to look… like they just rolled out of bed and didn’t bother getting dressed.

To be fair, Net-a-Porter do suggest wearing this as “loungewear”, and as we’ve often said, what people wear in their own home is outwith The Fashion Police’s jurisdiction. That said, Net-a-Porter also suggest wearing it “with skinny jeans and heels for an on-trend weekend look”. Which is another matter altogether.

Would you wear a pyjama top – even an expensive, designer one – as streetwear, jurors? Do you think this top is the very thing your “skinny jeans and heels” look is crying out for? We’d love to know…


  • April 5, 2012


    I had a couple of vintage silk men’s PJ tops that I wore as outerwear in the 90s, cause the print and texture were beautiful. Is this trend my fault??

    Of course, mine were maybe $2 each, and they were beautiful and not at all the color of hospital scrubs, so I say no. 🙂

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  • April 5, 2012


    I despise the color, but I feel like if it was unbuttoned someone may be able to pull it off as a blazer.

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  • April 6, 2012


    Glamour magazine has a whole spread on this sort of thing this month where they mix and match a pajama top with… everything, in an attempt to show you how many “outfits” you could create by adding sleepwear to your closet.

    It was interesting, but I remain unconvinced.

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