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Adult Onesie, Crimes of Fashion

Fashion Police on Patrol: More adult onesies arrested

The Hulk adult onesie

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:

adult onesies

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 be comfortable and warm: there are other ways, people! THERE ARE OTHER WAYS.)

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Adult Onesie, Crimes of Fashion

Adult Onesies: What’s Up Doc?

Bunny animal all-in-one

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 defence of Crocs. The prosecution rests.

Adult Onesie, Crimes of Fashion

Speaking of adult onesies….

Following on from our roundup of adult onesies yesterday, we discovered this at River Island:

Brown leopard print adult onesieWe 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, Crimes of Fashion

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 ultimate list of Adult Onesies…

Adult Onesies: The Roundup

Argyle print adult onesieArgyle print adult onesie.

OK, we promised ourselves we wouldn’t make fun of these, but seriously: who’d want to sleep with this dude?

Adult onesies for couplesOh. OK.

You know, they look so happy in their adult onesies that it’s really hard to hate them, isn’t it?

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When is a skirt also a romper?

Diane von Furstenberg Ceasar skirt-romperNo, 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:

Diane von Furstenberg Ceasar skirt-romper (romper)

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 part only fastens at the shoulders and we don’t want to have to come and arrest you for indecent exposure!

Versatile item, or crime of fashion? You decide!

Adult Onesie, Shoes

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, they are also ugly.  And having been forced into them as a child, why would you want to voluntarily wear them as an adult?

What do you think though?  Do you agree with us about the increasing trend for dressing like an infant, or are we completely wrong and do you think these are the most adorable shoes you’ve seen in a long time?

Shelley’s Cupcake T bar shoes, £45 at ASOS

Red school sandals, £36 at Next

Adult Onesie, Crimes of Fashion

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 massive, indescribable frenzy [And yet you just described it. Huh. – FP]London’s Evening Standard broke the story as, “THE Winter Trend Of 2010,” The Guardian devoted a three-page cover feature on it, Sky News made it a rotating weekend feature and it became the most discussed ‘news item’ on The Daily Mail website [This isn’t surprising, actually. The Daily Fail readers get excited about anything – FP.]. With various patterns/colors to choose from (including the standard Nordic snowflake-style motif), made of high-quality, fleecy cotton with a zip that starts at the crotch and goes up to the top, OnePiece is rapidly becoming the new fashion and lifestyle statement. OnePiece is the perfect chill-out, recovery wear for lazy Sundays, it can also be worn outdoors  [Only if you want us to arrest you…FP] for a quick shopping trip/running errands, as well as a suitable and comfy in-flight clothing option (airports have never looked so colorful).

This is the shape of the future, readers. People are absolutely hellbent on trying to convince each other that they’re making a “style statement!” by wearing adult onesies in public. The Cult of the Casual has taken over to such an extent that the appearance of a new ADULT ONESIE on the market can spark a “frenzy”. In other news: there is no God.

Oh, and did we mention they’re $200?

Click here for the Onepiece website. It’ll make you feel like this, apparently:

But it made US feel like THIS:

How does it make YOU feel?

Adult Onesie, Crimes of Fashion

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.)

Adult Onesie, Crimes of Fashion

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.

Adult Onesie, Crimes of Fashion

Dress Like a Toddler: Alexander Wang ribbed hooded onesie

Alexander Wang ribbed hooded onesieAs 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: Continue Reading

Adult Onesie, Crimes of Fashion, Fashion Police Glossary

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 clothes as your 11-month-old, you might want to reconsider…

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Adult Onesie, Crimes of Fashion, Trousers/Pants

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!

Adult Onesie, Crimes of Fashion

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

adult onesie 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.

Adult Onesie, Crimes of Fashion

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 anywhere!

Here’s our favourite photo of the Uni-Lazy in action:

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Adult Onesie, Crimes of Fashion, Lingerie, POPULAR

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?

Adult Onesie, Crimes of Fashion

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…

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