The onesie has become the Marmite of the fashion world. Critics have dubbed it an unflattering ‘adult Babygro’, while others champion its comfort, warmth and novelty value. Personally, I’m the proud owner of a penguin onesie, and have been greedily eyeing up New Look's range of all in ones to add another to my collection. Aren't they just gorgeous?
One of the biggest objections I hear about the humble onesie is that wearing one is like saying “I’m on sex strike”. In fact, a few of my friends have admitted that they’d love to have a onesie, but are worried their partner will look at them in disgust. I have two objections to this. Firstly, who says onesies aren’t sexy? Being sexy doesn’t have to involve fishnet stockings and corsets. When I asked Frank what he thought, said that when I wear my onesie he thinks it’s adorable. For him, seeing me all cosied up in my penguin kigu is the epitome of cute. To him, seeing me happy, comfortable and cute is sexy. Plus it makes us laugh and cuddle. It elicits intimacy, and that’s sexy too.
Secondly, maybe I’m a bad girlfriend for falling into the ‘like it or lump it’ camp, but so what if onesies aren’t deemed sexy? It’s not like you’re going to wear one every day, and there are times when a girl simply doesn’t feel sexy. In my case there is a certain point in the month where I’ll happily don the loosest clothing I can find, strap a hot water bottle to my bloated, sore belly and stuff my face with chocolate while watching re-runs of Larkrise to Candleford. Hardly my sexiest self, but definitely a damn sight happier and more comfortable than squeezing myself into little black dress.
And let’s be honest girls, on a freezing cold night are you really going to lie shivering under your duvet wearing nothing but a silk negligee in order to impress your fella? My guess is most of us have a few comfy pairs of pyjamas (most likely adorned with hearts, animals or stars) nestling in our drawer, and really, what’s the difference? That’s not to say I don’t make the effort with Frank, but sometimes a girl needs comfy nightwear.
Frankly if your partner is the kind of person who would look at you in disgust for wearing your onesie, I’d suggest maybe it’s time to find someone who accepts you a little more lovingly. But that’s just me.
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