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Fashion Police on Patrol: More adult onesies arrested

Our officers on the beat captured this Crime of Fashion at Primark this week. We know nightwear is usually outwith our jurisdiction, but this is basically contraception in clothing form, and the growing trend for pyjamas in public makes us worry that we’ll soon start seeing these on the street. Meanwhile, if these had been in the children’s department, we’d probably have thought they were cute: But we found them in menswear. That’s … not cute. Look at the FEET, people. Why would grown men want to do this to themselves? (We know, we know: they’re SO! COMFY! And WARM! But so are lots of clothes. Breaking news: you don’t HAVE to dress like a giant penguin in order to…

Bunny animal all-in-one

Adult Onesies: What’s Up Doc?

We know we’re fighting the good fight against adult onesies all on our lonesome here, and that as soon as this post goes live, we’ll start getting comments telling us it’s “NONE OF OUR BISNISS!” what people choose to wear at home, and that they’re “SO COMFY!”*, but we will continue to fight it. Because if there’s anything funnier than the idea of grown adults solemnly going about their business while dressed as Bugs Bunny, we’ve yet to see it. Actually, on second thoughts, maybe we won’t fight the growing wave of adult onesies. Sometimes we all need a good laugh, after all, don’t we? This one is from Topshop: click here to buy it. *The same argument is regularly made in…

Brown leopard print adult onesie

Speaking of adult onesies….

Following on from our roundup of adult onesies yesterday, we discovered this at River Island: We think they’re selling it as sleepwear, but the first rule of Fashion Policing is “never assume” (the second rule is “arrest anything that has a drop-crotch”), and given the current state of fashion, we’re honestly not convinced there aren’t people who would wear this in public. Stranger things have happened, after all….

Adult Onesie Halloween Costumes

Adult Onesies: the ultimate roundup

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the long year’s we’ve been Fashion Policing, it’s this: people love adult onesies. LOVE them. Seriously, you guys just can’t get enough of giant babygrows. We’re not saying you’re wearing them out of doors – not YET, anyway – but any post we write on the subject of adult onesies will normally elicit a bunch of comments which include frequent use of the phrase “But they’re so comfy!” As we believe that what people choose to wear in the comfort of their own home is no business of ours anyway, we will refrain from pointing out that this is exactly how people try to defend Crocs, too, and simply provide you with our…

Diane von Furstenberg Ceasar skirt-romper

When is a skirt also a romper?

No, that post title isn’t the opening line of some lame joke, but the answer can be found in the garment we present here.  When we first spied this skirt we thought it was a bit, well, odd, with its open sides and mini skirt underlay.  But then we looked again and realised that this skirt?  Is actually a romper too!  Behold: And there you have it.  The magically transforming skirt/romper.  And for skirt/romper read: crime of fashion. If you want the ability to convert your skirt into a romper at any given opportunity, you can buy this Diane von Furstenberg number for $265 at Shopbop.  All we ask though is that you put something underneath it as the top…

Toddler shoes collage

Dressing Like A Toddler: Child-like shoes now available

We have talked before about the fondness designers have for creating children’s garments in adult sizes: the proliferation of adult onesies, dungarees and pants with room for a diaper only serves to reinforce our opinion on this matter.  But now the footwear designers are getting in on the act too, creating shoes to complete your dressing like a toddler ensemble.  Check out the examples above.  On the left is a pair of red patent T bars by Shelleys (which we are fairly sure we had when we were 5).  On the right is a pair of the type of summer shoes you would be forced to wear for school in the summer as a child.  Not only are they juvenile,…

ONEPIECE: New evidence of the Dress Like a Toddler Trend

Look at these people, readers. They’re wearing a ONEPIECE. It’s the hot new trend sweeping the nation. Yes, we checked our calendars too, to make sure it wasn’t April the 1st already… We don’t normally reproduce press releases here, but we’re going to make an exception for this one. This is what the makers of Onepiece have to say about it (our bold, for emphasis): : Starting in 2007, three hung-over Norwegians (Thomas Adams, Henrik Nøstrud and Knut Gresvig) had the idea to sew together a hooded sweatshirt and a pair of sweatpants [OMGSTUCKTOGETHERCLOTHES! -FP], connecting the two with a giant zipper to create the ORIGINAL OnePiece. An instant success amongst Norwegians, OnePiece was introduced to the British market to a…

Forever Lazy: For those who wish to be forever fashion criminals

As you all know, The Fashion Police try to avoid getting involved in matters relating to what people wear in the privacy of their own homes. It’s out of our jurisdiction. This advert, however, appears to suggest that it’s entirely appropriate to wear an adult onesie to “the ball game” and in other public places. This is why civilisation is doomed. Watch and learn, people. (Also, look out for the big selling point: you don’t have to remove it to use the bathroom! Er, yeah.)

Pendleton meets Opening Ceremony notched collar onesie jumpsuit

We were thinking it was high time to change the uniform for our inmates in Fashion Police Jail, and we think we could have found the perfect item.  What better punishment than making the fashion criminals look at one another in this garish print all day, every day?  Mind you, that might be just too much for our prison guards to bear.  Perhaps we should just arrest this for being an adult onesie and lock it away too? Bail is set at £544 and you can pay for its release at ASOS.

Alexander Wang ribbed hooded onesie

Dress Like a Toddler: Alexander Wang ribbed hooded onesie

As you can probably tell from the title of this post, this is a ribbed hooded onesie from Alexander Wang.  And we’re going to stop Mr Wang right there because anything called a onesie?  Has no place on a fashion retail site for adults.  Yes it looks like it could be nightwear, but why then has it been styled with high heels?  Put the hood up and it looks even worse:

Fashion Police Glossary: The Dress-Like-a-Toddler Trend

The Dress Like a Toddler Trend is a fashion movement which, although not particularly widespread, has still proved to be popular with some people. Some people who feel that adults should dress like toddlers, that is. A large part of the Dress Like a Toddler Trend involves the wearing of adult onesies: These guys think they look really cute, quirky, and, like, totally adorable. They don’t have girlfriends. If they were in the comfort of their own home, it might be OK. (Unless, of course, they were hoping to get lucky that night, if you know what we mean). We’re not saying you can’t ever choose comfort over style, you see: we’re just saying that when you’re wearing the same…

Unsolved Mysteries: Alexander Wang Geometric Off-shoulder Onesie

Ah, that magical moment when evening-wear and onesies collide! We’re most confused by the tweed fabric used in this. When would you wear a tweed “onesie”? In some other fabric, and if, say, it had a skirt, rather than what appear to be cycling shorts at the bottom, it could just’ve worked – or at least been a whole lot less puzzling. Of course, that would defeat the whole purpose of the tweed onesie, though, and Alexander Wang wouldn’t be able to charge $395 for it. Ah, fashion!

Dress Like a Toddler Trend claims further victims: Opening Ceremony’s Max Suit

We’ve made no secret of the fact that we don’t really get the whole “Dress Like a Toddler” trend, or why adults would want to dress up as ickle wickle bunny wabbits and the like  – even in the privacy of their own homes. When the adults in question are prepared to pay $610 for their onesies, we’re even more confused: and the fact that this one is sold out at Opening Ceremony conforms, that yes, there are people willing to do exactly that. The mind boggles.

The Uni-Lazy: like a Snuggie with legs, or an adult onesie

So, everyone’s heard of the Snuggie, right? It’s the blanket with sleeves, and the only thing that’s saved it from Fashion Police arrest is the fact that the Snuggie is designed to be worn in the comfort and privacy of your own home, and we have no jurisdiction there. Now, though, it looks like the Snuggie has grown legs and walked right out into the open, calling itself the Uni-Lazy. As you can see, it’s basically like an adult onesie. The difference between this and other such products, however, is that the makers of the Uni-Lazy suggest that, rather than just wearing it to bed or around the house, it would be the perfect garment to wear… why, just about…

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

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…

The Adult Onesie, by Topshop Boutique

    Note to Topshop: if we could use the word “onesie” (or “babbygro” to give it its UK term) to describe it, it should never be worn by adults and is, by definition, a Crime of Fashion. Also: if it would make us look like a cartoon jailbird? Also a crime of fashion. Similarly, if it has a really, really saggy butt, even when it’s not being worn by anyone? Yeah, you got it: crime of fashion. In conclusion, then, your stripe all in one? That you’re charging £50 for? Oh, don’t make us say it again, Topshop… Love, The Fashion Police