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