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Galen Tue 17-Dec-13 11:16:08

Lying in bed last night, listening to the wireless ( as one does) Winston Churchill was mentioned. It said they remembered him wearing a sort of overall thing. I presume this was his 'siren suit'.
Was this the original onesie, I wonder?

harrigran Tue 17-Dec-13 11:20:52

I would say so. We used to have all in one sleep suits with a flap and buttons over the derriere.

LizG Tue 17-Dec-13 11:46:37

They are adult babygros. What happens in an emergency tchgrin is what would stop me wearing one - well that and my looking totally stupid in it of course.

numberplease Tue 17-Dec-13 15:34:22

I know they`re getting terribly popular, but I don`t know of a single person who would appreciate having one bought as a pressie.

jinglbellrocks Tue 17-Dec-13 15:39:55

Oi! I've bought my son one. tchhmm tchgrin

jinglbellrocks Tue 17-Dec-13 15:43:03

I paid one hundred quid for the first two sizes I sent for. They both looked huge and by the time I got to the third size, they had gone up by forty pounds due to demand. I suppose the weather will go mild now. tchhmm

Nelliemoser Tue 17-Dec-13 15:50:36

The last thing I want to do when getting up for pee in the middle of the night or going anywhere else in one during the day would be having to take the whole damn thing off to do a pee. I would probably end up dangling a sleeve down the loo.
I saw a youngish woman in one in town on Sunday it was a dull brown colour and she did look a mess. They are the most dreadfully unflattering garments ever.

grannyactivist Tue 17-Dec-13 15:51:30

My son and daughter in law (24) both have to wear formal clothing for work and love to change into their onesies when they're at home. They bought the original Norwegian ones about three years ago and the cost amounted to about the same price as I paid for my (admittedly cheap) first car!! tchconfused

Mishap Tue 17-Dec-13 16:00:02

Sounds like the ultimate lover's challenge|!!

wisewoman Tue 17-Dec-13 16:00:37

The very thought of undressing every time I need the loo would certainly put me off. I remember in the seventies "boiler suit" type garments were very fashionable. I had one and visits to the loo were a nightmare - and in those days I could "hold on" for a long time. Nowadays when I need to go, I need to go. Great fun for young people with strong bladders.

FlicketyB Tue 17-Dec-13 16:25:41

DD was completely unnerved when travelling home from London on the train last week she was chatted up by a man wearing a giraffe onesie.

Elegran Tue 17-Dec-13 16:29:26

Remember hot pants? We were out at a restaurant for a meal once and the other female-half was wearing them. She went off to the loo then reappeared in seconds with an SOS for me to get her out of them smartish.

Nonu Tue 17-Dec-13 16:30:36

Wisewoman , I remember those , if you wanted "to go" had to nigh on strip off.tchwink

Nonu Tue 17-Dec-13 16:33:29

I would rather shoot myself in the left tit foot than wear a Onesie .
Make your Ass look huge !


Flowerofthewest Tue 17-Dec-13 16:37:34

Saw a Panda in Morrison's car park yesterday and a fat fairy in the chip shop

ninathenana Tue 17-Dec-13 16:43:17

number DD asked for one for her birthday in October.
I'd west one if I was a few stone lighter.

ninathenana Tue 17-Dec-13 16:48:48

Should say 'wear'
I would only wear one at home. I think it's a brave person who ventures out in one.
As for getting up in the night for the loo, the ones I've looked at say not to be worn as sleep wear.

jinglbellrocks Tue 17-Dec-13 16:52:38

I think they are meant to changed into when tired workers come home and just want to flop.

Grannya, it's an original Norwegian one I have got for DS. I think his idea is to save on heating bills!

They should never be worn out of the house.

dollie Tue 17-Dec-13 17:06:49

id never wear one because id never get it off in time to have a wee lol..

jinglbellrocks Tue 17-Dec-13 17:09:28

No. I think they are better for men. Just unzip. Carefully.

alternativegran Tue 17-Dec-13 17:12:46

Over thirty years ago my daughter brought me a onesie back from Canada with a flap in the back. I am not sure what they were called then, but it was just like an adult baby grow, not appreciated by my husband but amazingly warm in bed in our very cold house.

alternativegran Tue 17-Dec-13 17:17:31

Just noticed Ninathenana's post, my onesie was definitely meant for bed but thinner than the ones that I have seen.

NfkDumpling Tue 17-Dec-13 17:40:23

I just don't understand why anyone, especially a woman, would want to wear one. It might be good for keeping warm, but stripping off to go to the loo rather defeats the object. It's just very unflattering fancy dress.

merlotgran Tue 17-Dec-13 17:46:57

DD's mother-in-law will be spending Christmas with us all this year. She's very glam, always has immaculate hair and nails and doesn't ever look as though she's been dragged through a hedge backwards.

So I'm PRAYING that nobody buys me a onesie tchblush

If anyone does.....please don't expect me to wear it until everyone's gone home!

Mishap Tue 17-Dec-13 17:54:52

I am always fascinated by people like that merlot - how do they do this thing? Do they spend all night in a bubble? Do they have time to anything other than titivate? Beats me why anyone would bother!

Signed: Scruffy Grandma