Five Reasons Why Onesies Are Awesome

Five Reasons Why Onesies Are Awesome

Walking down the street, you may have seen people around in these one-suit thingies. You try not to, but you can’t help but stare: just what are they wearing?? Aren’t these only for kids?

The short answer: no way!! But why? People ask me all the time what’s so great about them, so I’ve distilled everything I love about onesies into a couple of key points. I swear, onesies are the best thing ever since sliced bread. So presenting to you … five reasons why onesies are awesome.

 

1. Onesies save us from outfit agony.

Too. Many. Clothes.

Getting dressed is complicated business. I’m sure many of us have faced situations where we spend one hour just getting dressed. Here’s my breakdown of a typical outfit:*

  • Top.
  • Bottoms.
  • Outerwear.
  • Accessories.
  • Shoes.

There’s just so many separate parts to it! Here’s my breakdown if you’re wearing a onesie, however:*

  • Onesie.
  • Accessories(?)
  • Shoes(?)

With a onesie, you can skip all the agonizing about whether your top matches your bottoms which matches your outerwear which matches your accessories which matches your shoes. Instead, once you’ve picked out your Onesie Of The Day, you’ve skipped about 60% of the headache. In fact, I’ve put question marks next to accessories and shoes because some onesies helpfully come with their own hoods and “shoes”. As a result, you don’t even need to spend precious time and/or brain cells thinking about those! We’ve only got 24 hours a day – we can’t afford to spend one hour (or even two) of it getting dressed.

(*I’m assuming you’re already wearing underwear! Of course, you don’t have to if you don’t want to but … errr let’s not go there.)

 

2. You can get dressed in 28 seconds.

Tick, tock, tick, tock...

So let’s say you’ve finally decided on your outfit (where your top matches your bottoms + outerwear + accessories + shoes). Now, you need to put it on. However, another factor why getting dressed the “usual way” takes so long is because you need to make sure your outfit stays on your body, and that involves doing up all the fiddly bits, such as:

  • Zipping up zips
  • Putting belts through belt loops + buckling things tight
  • Pulling drawstrings
  • Doing up buttons (I especially hate horizontal buttonholes)
  • Lace up your shoelaces
  • Etc.

With a onesie however, you just need to:

  • Zip up the front.
  • Slap on the hood (if your onesie comes with one).
  • Lace up your shoelaces (if your onesie isn’t a footed one i.e. it covers your soles).
  • End.

But really, the key thing is to just Pull The Zip. How quick and easy is that? I’ve timed myself – with a onesie, you can get dressed in just 28 seconds.

I’ll repeat that – just 28 seconds.

As mentioned before, we only have 24 hours a day. Imagine how much time onesies save by being so easy to wear!

 

3. They’re comfy and warm!

 

Little giraffe girl! Awww

No, onesies aren’t like scratchy potato sack dresses. Rather, they come in a range of fabrics such as fleece and terrycloth, which are really comfortable and breathable for your skin.

Also, because no one wants their onesie to fall apart while they’re partying or just crossing the street, onesie makers take special care to make sure that their products are durable and will last you a long time.

Finally, have I mentioned how warm onesies are? They’re perfect for snuggling in front of a fire on a cold winter’s night with cookies … man, I feel like doing that right now.

 

4. You could make an entire wardrobe out of onesies.

Onesies galore!

Onesies come in a variety of colors and designs. Whether you need something for a party or for sleeping in or for wearing to work, there’ll always be a right onesie for the occasion.

To start off, there are the basic onesies, which are simply and elegantly designed for casual everyday wear. If you feel like tapping your inner kid however, why not put on a onesie designed to look like an animal or a cartoon character? There are also plenty of holiday-themed onesies, where you can surprise your family by showing up as a walking talking Christmas tree, or scare your neighbors in a vampire onesie into giving you all their Halloween candy!

Not many people know this but with the right onesie, you can also look professional. Check out the Suitsy, which is a onesie that looks exactly like a business suit. No one likes to be sitting in a boring meeting for hours but in one of these babies, you’ll at least feel more comfortable than your colleagues in their stiff suits. While still looking super profesh!

 

5. Onesies are just cool. Period.

We love onesies!

This last point basically sums up everything mentioned above. With a onesie, you’re getting a ready-to-go outfit that is easy to wear, a time saver (28 seconds!!), comfy, available in a ton of colors and designs and most importantly, guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd. If this isn’t the epitome of coolness, I don’t know what is.

What are you still waiting for?? It’s time to zip up!

20 thoughts on “Five Reasons Why Onesies Are Awesome

  1. Zach says:

    I love this! Last winter I actually had seen one online from a company called onepiece. I believe they were based out of norway, but it is a website full of these. The one I had seen and was tempted to get was made out of what they called, “teddy fleece” and looked extremely comfortable. Buuuuttttt it was like 160 bucks, so I was going to wait until spring in hopes that they would go on sale. I checked in the spring and they had sold out of the teddy fleece ones. )^:

    Bookmarking your site, I may have to try this out.

    -Zach

    • Sienna says:

      Hey Zach,

      Thanks for mentioning OnePiece! Believe it or not, I actually have them referenced in my onesie buying guide, aliceinonesieland.com/how-to-buy-a-onesie. You may want to check it out. 😉 Anyway, I’m glad you liked this piece! (pun totally intended, hehe) Do check back often for updates!

      Sienna

  2. Theresa Langat says:

    Great site here!

    You have a very creative title, when I first seen it I thought I would see a bunch of baby clothes. I was very surprised to learn that onesies are not just for babies. Keep on surprising us. I can’t wait to see what else this website can do for us. Keep up the good work

  3. Krys says:

    I love love love thing. My reasoning for loving onesies are the same as to why I always wear dresses, they are easy. My closet is full of onesies they are quite easy to dress up on down depending on the occasion.
    One onesie can cover about 5 different looks depending on how I accessorized and layered.
    Whether its a night out on the town or chilling at home this is my go to. I am loving your pg btw with all of the collection of onesies…super CUTE!
    -Pink

    • Sienna says:

      I fully agree with you!! Onesies are the best thing ever. I know some people have doubts about wearing onesies out in public, but I’m going to write a post on why they shouldn’t soon. Watch out for that. 😉

  4. Nick says:

    Hah! This is a great article! I’ve got two onesies that I love to death, and it’s hilarious to see that I’m not the only one. I have 5 roommates, and they all roll their eyes at me whenever they see me lounging around in them, but the comfort outweighs the scrutiny by a significant margin. I’m glad I found your site. This is funny stuff. Keep it up!

    • Sienna says:

      Hey Nick, glad you like my article. 😉 Yeah, you totally shouldn’t worry about getting judged – so what if others roll their eyes at you? ONESIES ARE AWESOME. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Debra says:

    The onesies you describe in your post they could be considered costumes too. I agree that they are easy to put on and get off and there is no extra patching involved. They are rather expensive though.

    I always thought onesies were a simple T-shirt like material that covered only the torso of the child (which could also be very awesome and time saving) with snaps at the bottom.

    You learn something new every day

    • Sienna says:

      ​Hi Debra,

      You’re spot on – the word “onesie” was originally coined by Gerber to refer to its line of baby clothing that you describe. Over the years however, the term became more generic and can now refer to any one piece garment, be it a jumpsuit, romper, pajamas, costumers etc.

      I agree that onesies may seem rather pricey. However, consider how much you usually spend on other pieces of clothing! For example, jeans can set you back by $50 or even more depending on how “designer” you go. And unlike onesies, jeans only cover the lower half of your body! When you think about it that way, onesies aren’t that expensive after all. 😉

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Sienna

  6. Debra says:

    The onesies you describe in your post they could be considered costumes too. I agree that they are easy to put on and get off and there is no extra patching involved. They are rather expensive though.

    I always thought onesies were a simple T-shirt like material that covered only the torso of the child (which could also be very awesome and time saving) with snaps at the bottom.

    You learn something new every day

  7. Debra says:

    The onesies you describe in your post they could be considered costumes too. I agree that they are easy to put on and get off and there is no extra patching involved. They are rather expensive though.

    I always thought onesies were a simple T-shirt like material that covered only the torso of the child (which could also be very awesome and time saving) with snaps at the bottom.

    You learn something new every day

  8. Debra says:

    The onesies you describe in your post they could be considered costumes too. I agree that they are easy to put on and get off and there is no extra patching involved. They are rather expensive though.

    I always thought onesies were a simple T-shirt like material that covered only the torso of the child (which could also be very awesome and time saving) with snaps at the bottom.

    You learn something new every day

  9. Debra says:

    The onesies you describe in your post they could be considered costumes too. I agree that they are easy to put on and get off and there is no extra patching involved. They are rather expensive though.

    I always thought onesies were a simple T-shirt like material that covered only the torso of the child (which could also be very awesome and time saving) with snaps at the bottom.

    You learn something new every day

  10. Debra says:

    The onesies you describe in your post they could be considered costumes too. I agree that they are easy to put on and get off and there is no extra patching involved. They are rather expensive though.

    I always thought onesies were a simple T-shirt like material that covered only the torso of the child (which could also be very awesome and time saving) with snaps at the bottom.

    You learn something new every day

    • Sienna says:

      Hi Debra,

      You’re spot on – the word “onesie” was originally coined by Gerber to refer to its line of baby clothing that you describe. Over the years however, the term became more generic and can now refer to any one piece garment, be it a jumpsuit, romper, pajamas, costumers etc.

      I agree that onesies may seem rather pricey. However, consider how much you usually spend on other pieces of clothing! For example, jeans can set you back by $50 or even more depending on how “designer” you go. And unlike onesies, jeans only cover the lower half of your body! When you think about it that way, onesies aren’t that expensive after all. 😉

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Sienna

  11. Red Rabbit says:

    You are making me want a onesie…so badly… @[email protected]

    I think it might be time I start looking for one, any suggestions?? I’m not picky but I definitely want one that comes with those butt flaps hehe

    • Sienna says:

      I have a new onesie convert! Hooray!! \o/
      I’m happy to help with your onesie search! For a start, are you thinking of an animal-themed onesie or just a basic solid-colored one with/without patterns? Hit me up at sienna@aliceinonesieland.com if you’d like some one-on-one advice. 😉 Hope to hear from you!

      Sienna

  12. Gina says:

    Oh my goodness, what a fun website. I haven’t had a onesie since I was a child but I’ve been wanting to get them for my and my boyfriend. He likes Disney a lot so I might get him one of those. How do you size these things? By height? By weight? It seems hard to get the right fit for an adult when buying online.

    • Sienna says:

      Hi Gina! Great question – onesies are usually sized by height. Don’t worry if your onesie is a little too baggy despite being the right height for you, they’re often meant to be like that. 🙂

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