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I am a teacher in an innercity school. If I had a dollar for every time I saw parents drop off and pick up in pjs, I would be going on somewhere nice during April vacation! I found it lacks a sense of self-respect when wearing this type of "clothing" in public! One of our schools has recently banned anyone from coming into the building wearing pjs. I say GOOD FOR THEM!
I don't wear my Jammie's in public, but dig this: today I wore a beautiful black and white tunic over my black thermal underwear---the top and bottom. I felt a little sheepish about it, but it really did look like leggings and an extra layer under the tunic. Wore it all day at work and then wore it out running errands after, and I got compliments on my outfit all day long! Ha! Just running around in my drawers all day' and no one knew it!
Only on Pajama Day at school, but then it's my robe over sweats.
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4/4/14 5:31 P
where I worked people came in all the time in there pjs to shop. they look so dumb like too lazy to get dressed? oh well each to there own.
4/4/14 4:42 P
I'm embarrassed even to put the rubbish out in my jimjams! If I need to go out in the morning to get the rubbish or recycling out (They often collect at about 8.00 am) then I'll put sweatpants on and a jacket over my pyjama top so I 'pretend' to be dressed!
I don't normally see people going round in their pjs (I live in UK) but I did hear of a school where the headteacher wrote to the parents and asked them to get dressed before bringing the children to school, so it must happen in some parts of the country.
It used to be something that people had nightmares about - turning up to work or school in their jimjams!
4/4/14 4:20 P
It's ok...you started the thread asking for thoughts or comments. People gave them is all, no biggie ;)
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1,065 4/4/14 3:52 P
In answer to: "How are people defining pajamas?" I don't define them as stretch pants or sweatpants, running pants or anything like that. In my area they are flannel or flannel-like material, usually loose fitting with elastic, or a waist draw string, often with fun prints on them. They are usually labeled "pajamas" or they are all found together in the sleepwear section of a store. They are "designed" and marketed as garments to sleep in.
For those who think some of us are "judgmental" regarding whether the person wearing them is lazy, etc., if this was about running outside to get the newspaper, or even an emergency stop in an all night grocery store, I would not really think too much of it. But in broad day light, seeing grown women even up to middle aged, (usually women but sometimes men too) in supermarkets, banks and restaurants does signal to me they are lazy.
And the reality is that all people make judgments. Some make judgments of those who they believe judged them. It is human nature. I'm am "judged" by some for having a negative opinion about the look of PJs in public. Others have tried to make the point that PJs in public are okay because in THEIR view, too-tight clothes, muffin tops, baggy pants with under wear showing and so on, and so on, are worse. I am not saying those things are better or worse. I never said that. But in this particular discussion, I was not talking about other awful fashion trends. I was talking only about PJs in public.
Edited by: SUZIEQUE77 at: 4/4/2014 (15:59)
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3,293 4/4/14 2:30 P
I think that it looks awful, especially if people look unkempt otherwise. The other day I saw a very pregnant woman in pajamas in front of the college where I teach. She looked unbathed, her hair was a mess--the whole image that she projected told me that there was something very wrong with her or in her life.
Adults should never be wearing pajamas in public. Just NO.
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4/4/14 1:39 P
Have seen it here too (…on an island in Alaska). Usually it is late at night and so it worn by some who are just making a quick trip to the store…or by some teen girls.
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2,545 4/4/14 1:33 P
I know that this started as a college trend. Roll out of bed and go to class.
It's a better lack of fashion statement then pants hanging down to your knees like a dirty diaper with your undies showing.
While it may be a comfortable way to dress, IMHO it looks stupid. Adults should not wear their jammies out in public. There are way too many comfortable alternatives that look nice to say that you are doing it to be comfy.
My 99 year old grandmother makes an effort to look nice when she goes out, even though it's difficult at times for her to lift her arms. Should we do less?
4/4/14 1:27 P
Are people considering pajamas to be clothes with characters on them? How are people defining pajamas? I find sweat pants in public pretty much on par with pants with characters on them, so really, what does it matter? In a professional setting, yes it matters but at the grocery store, who cares? My sister wears sweat pants every single day. Want to know why? She can't wear fitting pants because she has a gastro feeding tube. Yoga pants are too tight around her stomach and press on the tube or are too low to cover her diaper. Almost all of her shorts were purchased from the "pajama" section of a store since that's where they're found. I had to wear "pajama" pants in public after having back surgery because I couldn't wear anything that would push on my incision site which is exactly where my pants hit. I also wore dresses, but it was hard to find them and sometimes pants were more comfortable. I had several encounters during my recovery time which included me absolutely guilt free making people who dared comment on my clothes feel about an inch tall. They deserved it. Judging everyone by the same broad cloth is a sign of ignorance. There are lots of reasons why people dress the way they do. Some of them probably are lazy, but really unless you're going to the store or restaurant or class with them, what's it to you?
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4/4/14 12:54 P
There was a time, when I'd occasionally see someone wearing PJ bottoms and a coat outside. There were two reasons for that. one, picking up the newspaper from their front lawn in the morning or walking their dog.
Now, I see college kids wearing flannel PJ bottoms as pants everywhere. And it does seem to be mostly kids. I haven't noticed many or any adult doing this. And if I did, I'd be concerned. LOL !
I know flannel PJ pants are comfy, but come on. they aren't clothes ! They're jammies !
It was something all the girls did when I was back in High School. That was twenty years ago. So personally I wouldn't do it now. Except early in the morning when my dogs are crying to go out because they have held their business all night. I do wear them when I take the dogs out.
I would wear pajama jeans out in public but not pajama pants.
You can tell when someone is sick and they are out at Rite Aid picking up some medicine.
I guess it doesn't really bother me. I wouldn't do it, but at least the person is covered.
Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 4/5/2014 (15:29)
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4/4/14 11:45 A
Great to be comfortable in pj's at home, but stick with casual clothes for running around town. Now, with that in mind, I have been know to run to the post office (thinking no one would see me in my pajama pant), so I guess I should practice what I preach.
I would prefer casual street clothes but the pj style is just another fad. To me...it looks better that some of the tight fitting trends that left nothing to the imagination.
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1,280 4/4/14 11:29 A
I believe in live and let live, but I remember when pajamas were for bedtime or lounging, flip-flops were for showers or the beach, and underwear went UNDER clothes, but I guess that was wrong! "Proper attire", manners, or standards don't matter these days! Keep living and watch what will be worn in a few decades! You won't believe it!
4/4/14 11:16 A
Lol @ FITWITHIN.. I'm about to hop in the shower, today I'm gonna be wearing my (freshly laundered) yellow pj pants with the happy faces all over them! It's drab and dreary today, so the happy faces will definitely brighten my mood.
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23,206 4/4/14 11:09 A
Put some real clothes on when out in public.
4/4/14 10:52 A
Oh Bunny, it's ok :) No worries in the least, I've got some pretty thick skin, ha ha I must, yeah? Since I just found out that everythinks I am unwashed and lazy here. I'm actually wearing my Homer Simpson PJ pants right now!!!
I just look at being judged this way as a reflection on the person doing the judging. If I judged someone on what I saw - let's say I was talking to someone who was very heavy, 350+..and I was thinking to myself the whole time "God, what a lazy sack of sh*t..all they do is sit around all day eating oreos, and they must smell bad...how can they possibly clean every crevice on their body". Well, that really makes me the awful person. Judge not, least ye be judged I guess :)
I've been set up on 2 blind dates..my gf told each "just to give you a warning, all she is gonna wear is pj pants". Both were a little sketchy on it, until they met me...both of them said basically the same thing after meeting me (in pj pants) "shoot....you can wear whatever the heck you want to!!"
The guy I'm seeing now...he thinks it's adorable (were both in our 40's).
So, don't worry about offending me...I'm extremely secure with myself, who I am as a person and my looks ;)
I find it a bit unusual, given the present "fashion" attitudes... but I'm not disgusted by it. Somebody slept in some fabric -- and this makes it disgusting by... how? People go into stores in bathing attire, yes, perhaps with a coverup... but still, it's not "intended" for shopping. Is that disgusting too? When did fabrics attain this distinction? Is the person decently covered? Is whatever they're wearing clean? I find it a foolishness, in many cases. Should we now start (again!) scrutinizing people for the type and cut and season of their attire? That used to be quite a social "thing" (and one I'm pretty much happy to see deteriorating).
You know what *I* find "disgusting? People with big fat rolls wearing stretchy clothing that embeds itself into the cracks and crevices. Tight leggings on women which show every bump of cellulite they've got and jiggle with every step. People wearing things they've seen on models, which look good on the models... and they therefore think - for obscure reasons - it will make THEM look nice like the models do. Short-midriff shirts that let the muffin tops bubble out underneath and bobble like Jell-O™ with every step -- usually right above those aforementioned leggings. Garish and clashing colors or patterns. Men with their waistbands down *below* their butts, with garish underwear... and which have to be held up manually, unless there's some other "object" doing that job (usually not). Folks who don't seem to comprehend that certain cuts and particular patterns are not meant for their body type... such as wide women wearing big, wide, horizontal stripes. Thin women wearing outfits so narrow that you can see every bone sticking out. These things look good to SOMEone, I have to presume...
Pajamas? heck, a clean, well-fitted, nice looking set of pajamas would be a monumental improvement over any and all of these.
Besides. It's just fabric. It's our own notions that one is acceptable and another is not. My criteria runs more to the "decently covered" idea. Pajamas may well have the advantage there.
I don't wear them in public and I could less if I see someone else wear them in public. That said as the weather here gets warmer I will see them again and I especially like when young women wear them and you can toally see their thong (the "Y" shape waistband) peeking out from the back of their pj's aka WHALE TAIL!
...and I don't mean this kind! Do a Google Image for the other kind.
One of the benefits of living in a small (conservative) town in Ohio.... I've never noticed this.
4/4/14 10:18 A
If you're over 14 years old and doing this, you're doing it wrong.
Jammies-in-public is one of those things that tween girls do in the hopes that they will be seen as "edgy." I give them a pass... it's better than sneaking a smoke in the washroom or other things kids do to try and prove they are badass.
Adults who follow this trend always appear to me to lack the self-awareness that should have told them they are NOT in junior high anymore.
Edit: Sorry to those adult pj-wearers amongst us that I've undoubtedly offended. I suppose there's something to be said for staying true to oneself and not falling to the pressure of social convention or the approval of strangers.
Edited by: BUNNYKICKS at: 4/4/2014 (10:21)
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4/4/14 10:16 A
There was an article in our paper this week about students at a university here in town showing up for classes in their pj's I could not believe it!!
4/4/14 10:12 A
lol.....I wear PJ pants all the time. Yes, to the store..to a restaurant (casual), to a bar...I do not care. I've been dressing this way for years now, I've only recently noticed others doing it.
I love 'em...I have all kinds...Homer Simpson ones, Cookie Monster Ones, Mountain Dew Ones, striped ones, plaid ones, tye dye ones...
I am most likely the most comfortable person there. Why does it matter to someone else what I wear? I gave up trying to dress to impress others a million years ago.
"but then I noticed that mostly people who looked like they were too lazy to take a bath or change their clothes were the main followers of this new trend." Judgmental much? lol...trust me...I do not dress to impress you....
As far as people not bathing..well, I shower before going out..then (gasp!!) put on a pair of clean pj pants!! Yep! I bathe, and they are clean, as clean as your jeans or trousers.
Am I lazy? ha ha ha ha....thanks! I needed that laugh today :)
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4/4/14 9:50 A
I see people occasionally in their PJs usually at the grocery store or liquor store. It doesn't seem to matter what time of day. I think it's just awful for people to wear their PJs dining at a eat in restaurant, I certainly wouldn't want to serve them.
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4/4/14 9:43 A
I use to see it a lot, but it seems like it is starting to fade out since the yoga pants and leggings are now the style. I have pi's that do not look like them and I have been known to wear them to my Mom's house on sunday for brunch. My Mother or the rest of my family have no idea they are pi's because of the material that they are.
Here too occasionally. I don't pay much attention to it unless the pj's are dragging the ground and filthy. light pink, heavy fleece and really dirty on the bottoms. ewww
4/4/14 6:46 A
I've seen it here too and always find it unseemly. They look rumpled and unkempt. The only time I thought it was cute when I boarded a night flight and a dozen cute teenagers came on in matching PJ's with cute slippers obviously going on an exciting outing.
4/4/14 6:39 A
"Nothing says "lazy" any louder than somebody wearing their pajamas in public"
That's it right there. I'm grateful that where I live, it is something we see only very rarely and seems to be confined to high school/ college-age girls.
4/4/14 6:39 A
I am seeing it more and more here as well, so not right! u r in public not in your living room.
4/4/14 6:34 A
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25,428 4/4/14 5:13 A
I have seen women wearing their pj's while getting groceries at 1p.m. My niece works at WINZ (New Zealand's social services for unemployment, sickness beneficiaries etc.) She said that it isn't uncommon for them to turn up to their appointments any time of the day wearing their pj's. I personally think it totally disgusting. It shows a total lack of self respect or respect of others.
I don't wear PJs at all, just a comfy t and loose fitting shorts.
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1,065 4/4/14 3:16 A
Is this happening everywhere, or mostly just in areas like mine? These people have their pajamas on while going shopping, while going in the local banks, and local restaurants. They are everywhere! At first I thought this was supposed to be a new "cool trend" (not one I'd fall into because I'm not that trendy... :) but then I noticed that mostly people who looked like they were too lazy to take a bath or change their clothes were the main followers of this new trend.
My husband teaches at an adult technical school. One of his students wore PJs one day and he told him that he could wear whatever he wanted but he just wanted him to know that he would lose every ounce of respect for him if he ever saw those PJs again. He told him nothing says "lazy" any louder than somebody wearing their pajamas in public. (The guy didn't wear the PJs again after that).
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