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…

This guy isn’t getting any either.

Imagine a toddler’s head on this model’s body. No, actually, don’t: that’s kind of weird. Try to UN-imagine it now. You can’t, can you? Every time you see someone in denim overalls and a colourful shirt, you’re going to think they look like a giant toddler. Welcome to our world, readers!

Would you wear the same shoes as your five-year-old sister? You would if you liked to dress like a toddler. The only difference is that she’s probably not paying $695 for hers… (Bonus ‘toddler’ points if you wear these with frilly ankle socks. Fashionistas call this “edgy”. We call it “dressing like a toddler”.) We don’t think all shoes have to be high. We don’t even think all shoes have to be “pretty”. We just don’t think they have to look like this.

Anyone think of any other examples?


  • July 23, 2010


    Ok, I must confess. I own an adult onesie. Reason being, I live in the World’s Draftiest Apartment in a city whose average January low is WELL below zero. It’s made out of awesomely thick, fleecy material, and is really comfy as far as lounging in.

    I would NEVER leave my apartment in it, though!

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  • July 25, 2010


    this cracked me up!!! i’m still chuckling

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  • July 25, 2010

    aishwarya gulati

    omigod what an eyesore.what kind of a self respecting fashionista will wear something like that in public.its just an oversized,ill fitting jumpsuit,designed to make you look 15 pounds heavier.

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  • July 30, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    I like the shoes.

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  • August 4, 2010


    That look is actually quite popular in Japan. But them wacky Japanese kids can pull anything off! What looks alright on one person, won’t necessary translate to another. So, while I do think the above posted pics are ridiculous, I’ve also seen Japanese men and women wear adult one-sies and look good! Note, popular Japan street fashion brand mercibeaucoup, ( who even has multiple adult onesies in their a/w 2010 collection :]

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  • December 12, 2011


    stupid, do what you want

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