Brad Pitt has been seen in one. One Direction posed in theirs. A couple in the United Kingdom even decided to get married in a matching set of them. What garment has become all the rage on the fashion scene?, the onesie!
If someone ever asks you ‘what is a onesie?’ you may automatically think of a darling little baby outfit with studs over the diaper area. However, thanks to a hot new fashion trend, a onesie is now a one-piece adult garment both men and women seem to fully embracing.
The onesie garment resembles a jumpsuit with a hood and is generally made from fabrics like fleece to make them warm and cosy, perfect for lounging about the house on a cold winter’s evening. It is precisely for this reason that the onesie seems to be a hit with both men and women. On a cold evening, you can wear your onesie while watch television, reading a book or cooking dinner.
Who Made the Onesie?
The onesie garment was introduced by a clothing company out of Norway and became a phenomenon thanks to bloggers, who had tried the garment and fell in love with the garment. The item became talked about on social media and it seems to have become a hit, as there are many celebrities who have been seen wearing the unique outfit.
From Norway, the garment’s popularity has spread all over the world and many major department stores are selling their versions of the onesie outfit. Stores are selling them in the UK, the United States and as far away as Australia and Japan. There also seem to be dozens of online retailers selling the pyjama type outfit as well.
Even though the garment was invented to be worn at home while spending the day lazing in front of the television or on the Internet, these flannel or fleece jumpsuits have been seen in nightclubs. Younger people have taken to wearing the onesie outside of their homes, whether to dance the night away or to run to the local grocers.
Though the onesie would probably make most fashionistas cringe, they are a popular gift item for children and adults. Kids and teenagers seem to love them and have no trouble going out in the garment and many requested them for Christmas. Some people might think of them as sort of a novelty item and give them as a sort of gag gift.
Onesies come in many patterns and colours for both men and women. There are also several novelty onesies made to resemble Santa’s suit or a superhero’s costume. If you purchase a onesie made in Japan, you will more than likely get one that makes you look like a monkey, lion or frog.
While most onesies are made in soft, warm fabrics such as flannel and fleece, onesies are now branching out and are being made in cotton and jersey fabrics. For warmer climates, such as Australia, the cotton/jersey onesies are also made with short sleeves to be cooler. Some onesies are made without the hood as well.
As more people wear them for an every day look and not to just lounge at home in them, the one-piece garment is being made more fashion conscious. Brad Pitt’s onesie did not resemble the loungewear so much as it looked like a pair of mechanic’s coveralls. Each company making the outfit has put there own spin on it, adding to or subjecting from the original design to make their own versions.
As with all trends or fads, the era of the onesie may end soon, but people are enjoying it while it exists. Onesie parties seem to be a popular trend where everyone attending the gathering wears their favourite one-piece outfit. While you might think this is a cute idea for kids, young adults are also holding onesie parties.
It might not be too much longer before someone asks you what is a onesie, in much the same way as what were bellbottoms?, and you will nostalgically describe the loungewear with a wistful sigh. For now you can enjoy the fad with your family and spend the day resting at home in your onesie.