I may get some pushback, but pajama pants in public? No, thank you!
Yesterday, I was in the drugstore behind a mom and her kindergarten-aged little boy. She was in full hair and makeup, of slight build, and very attractive, except… she was wearing pajamas.
Before you think I am just being judgmental and mistaking yoga pants for pjs – I’m not. These were the same fleecy, bubblegum pink Hello Kitty pajamas I just bought for my daughter in the Juniors Department at Kohls. They were not exactly subtle!
Exactly when did America decide that wearing pajamas in public was a style choice? This is definitely not the first person I’ve seen in a store, at the movies, or even in a restaurant in their pjs.
It’s not a “young” phenomenon, either. This was no rebellious pre-teen! Nor is it confined to women. I’ve seen plenty of guys out and about sporting plaid “lounge pants” instead of khakis.
I get it. The concept – stretchy, comfy, worry-free pants – completely makes sense. I have several pairs of black yoga pants, which I put to good use when I am busy with more important things than ironing. But, pjs?
I’ve showcased a few easy-care pants alternatives above. Between the super stretchy denim, cozy velour, or ultra-casual baggy pants I’ve sourced, you are sure to find something you like.
What’s your take? Am I totally off-base? Do you wear pajamas in public?
- Forever New stretch waist pants ($56 – forevernew.com.au)
- Juicy Couture slim pants (juicycouture.com)
- H&M stretch corduroy pants ($24 – hm.com)
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