Mum on the Run – Urban Chic? I think not – I am probably wearing one of the worst “outfits” known to man!

One should never judge other people’s outfits without having tried them oneself – which is how I came to be wearing a (Primark) Onesie and (Mini Boden’s version of) Uggs on today’s post.


Yesterday at the workshop I was running, one of the ladies spoke about how she had seen a woman out wearing a Onesie, accompanied by her children in pyjamas. It wasn’t Children in Need or anything like that – it was just her outfit of choice for the day. I have also heard of Brad Pitt (“Inevitable” – what a rubbish advert!) and One Direction wearing them.

Wondering what could possibly make anyone wearing a Onesie look in the mirror and think to themselves “Hey, that’s a cracking outfit, I’m going to go out in that today” I thought that I would put it to the test. Even without looking a mirror it’s pretty obvious that they are dodgy in the style stakes.

Seriously? You just wouldn’t would you? I get the idea of Onesie’s at home – they are very comfortable and warm so to that extent I can see why they might be an outfit of choice behind closed doors – in fact I might even put one on my Christmas list now.

This being our daughter’s (from last Christmas) it is a bit short in the body. I would have put the cow hood up but doing so could have caused serious injury, so I didn’t.

I did wonder whether a different angle might be more flattering but no – I still look like I am wearing a baby-gro.

All I can say is, it’s a good job that Onesie’s weren’t around when Trinny and Susannah were writing their “What not to Wear” book. If so I imagine it would have been a short book with this featuring in the first, middle and last chapter. Well that and a pair of too tight leggings with a cropped top – and no, I won’t be wearing that particular combination any time soon. At least I am covered up in this.

To everyone out there: You wouldn’t, would you? Or would you?



  1. Sue Wilty
    December 9, 2012 / 1:11 am

    You are so right, you just would NOT!

    • StyleGuile
      December 9, 2012 / 8:14 pm

      Hi Sue – not in public anyhow! I can see the attraction behind closed doors though!

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  3. The Flaky Fashionista
    December 9, 2012 / 11:13 am

    Noooooo! I really would NOT! Hilarious post 🙂

    • StyleGuile
      December 9, 2012 / 8:12 pm

      Glad it's not just me thinking along those lines! Hope that all is well with you. x

  4. Thea (Journey To Style)
    December 9, 2012 / 5:58 pm

    Never, never, never!What on earth is the appeal? Why not a nice pair of yoga / jogging pants and a sweatshirt around the house?And on a practical level, how do you go to the loo without getting completely undressed?Does your daughter actually wear hers??

    • StyleGuile
      December 9, 2012 / 8:10 pm

      I must admit, having actually tried it on, it was really cosy and as you know I am a big fan of anything comfortable and warm. Flo did wear hers -only indoors though and only until it got too small. She hasn't asked for another one though (yet)! Good to hear from you!

  5. Anonymous
    December 9, 2012 / 7:24 pm

    No I certainly would not. Have seen lots of girls in pyjamas and Uggs with their hair in rollers but no onesies yet! 🙂

    • StyleGuile
      December 9, 2012 / 8:08 pm

      Ah, the rollers – I am waiting to see those out and about. I can't wait for that moment! I heard of one school banning Mums from turning up in PJ's. Incredible that anyone would even think of it!

  6. Carol Li
    December 10, 2012 / 5:14 pm

    Onesies are all the range at the moment. I can imagine them being very comfortable but very cold when you need to go to the ladies!

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