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Shopping in your p.j.s

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dorsetpennt Sat 07-Jan-17 13:06:47

A customer recently complained to Tesco regarding people shopping in their pyjamas. I saw the article on a Facebook page and commented that I felt it was not the right attire for doing ones shopping. I was amazed at the response. Most of the commentators felt it was perfectly fine and I was being judgemental . I just felt standards are slipping to a new low . I remember my mother's disgust at women who shopped with their hair in curlers , what she'd say to this I dread to think. Is it o.k. to shop in your night clothes ?

Charleygirl Sat 07-Jan-17 13:09:23

I am also showing my age, definitely not. What else are they wearing? A coat or a dressing gown?!

annsixty Sat 07-Jan-17 13:18:45

You would be OK Charleygirl Waitrose have said they are quite relaxed about it in their stores and there would be no problem.

paddyann Sat 07-Jan-17 13:19:56

I dont understand why they need to shop in PJ's ,it takes minutes to get dressed.In fact I dont understand why mainly young people put on pyjamas the minute they get home from work either.I'm definately old school ,I still like to get changed and redo my face before I start on dinner ,that way if my OH suggests going out I'm ready to go and we do that a lot ,even if its just to a shopping mall for a look around the shops .My mother would have been horrified at women who went out in curlers too dorsetpennt

Charleygirl Sat 07-Jan-17 13:22:29

annsixty my local Waitrose need not worry, I will not be turning up there in my night attire. I only possess nightdresses anyway.

annsixty Sat 07-Jan-17 13:25:00

In the report I read it was said that a Head Teacher had had to ask mums to get dressed before the school run as it was not unusual for a whole group to be standing chatting in dressing gowns at the school gate.

Charleygirl Sat 07-Jan-17 13:29:11

annsixty that must have been a sight for sore eyes. I will only put the rubbish out in the bins in my night attire and only when it is dark.

tanith Sat 07-Jan-17 13:34:32

paddyann I agree with you about not going shopping pjs but changing and doing your face to sit down to dinner indoors? really? That really is 'old school' confused
Charleygirl I'm with you I've run the bins down the drive in my dressing gown but only in the darkgrin

Teetime Sat 07-Jan-17 13:42:24

Isn't it a bit chilly shopping or leaving the house at all in night attire? No its not for me I like to be fully dressed i.e including underwear which I don't suppose they have on under their pjs, to leave the house and I don't particularly want anyone other than DH to see me in my nightie (don't wear PJs). we do change into something comfy after dinner especially in the winter when we are pretty sure no-one will come and we don't want to go anywhere.

ninathenana Sat 07-Jan-17 13:55:53

Slightly of topic. We have D and her SO living with us temporarily. H gets really cross that the SO spends most of his life in PJ's and dressing gown. He only dresses to go out and puts PJ's back on when he returns.He has been known to go to Tesco in "leisure trousers" (PJ's to you and me) and a fleece.
His excuse is that due to his medical condition he's not comfortable in fixed waistbands. Get some bloody joggers then !!!

Badenkate Sat 07-Jan-17 13:58:26

I wouldn't do it myself and I'd probably do a quick second look, but it doesn't particularly bother me. In fact, if they were wearing pyjamas and dressing gowns they'd probably be wearing a lot more than quite a few of the shoppers I see in our local supermarket!

I don't understand the 'putting your face on' thing either. I do like some mascara but as for lippy and all the rest of it, it makes me think of the 1950s hmm

NonnaW Sat 07-Jan-17 14:03:21

Lots of younger people don't see pyjamas as nightwear, more as leisure wear, so as such see nothing wrong with it. We saw a 30-something man in Tesco recently wearing what looked to us like pj bottoms. Wouldn't do it myself though.

Ana Sat 07-Jan-17 14:05:26

It's a lazy look and I'd probably have given them a bit of a 'look' too, but I'd rather see someone in full night attire than the assortment of half-clad folk we get in the Tesco round here in the summer!

annodomini Sat 07-Jan-17 14:21:03

PJs seem to be re-branded as 'leisure wear'. I asked DS why he was wearing PJs and he informed me that he was in leisure wear! I notice that a neighbour who works from home wears similar trousers so I suppose I shouldn't be thinking that he's still in his night wear.

Bellasnana Sat 07-Jan-17 14:23:09

Shopping in your nightwear is not an unusual sight whilst shopping in Walmart in the US. I'm sorry to hear it has crossed the Atlantic. I'm another one who can't bear to sit around in night attire, I just don't feel right.

BlueBelle Sat 07-Jan-17 14:25:54

No no no and I m a very modern minded person slopy, mucky , lazy you need a shower or wash, clean your teeth and change of clothes before going anywhere

willsmadnan Sat 07-Jan-17 14:27:45

I must be really old-fashioned as I wouldn't be seen dead in my PJs ... I'm mortified if I have to answer the door to the postman in my dressing gown ! On the 'other side'(MN), there was a discussion about entertaining in PJs. Apparently someone had been invited over for Christmas drinks and the hosts were thus attired. The OP was a bit taken back and wondered if they had got the right evening, but nibbles, drinks etc were out, so ....
There then followed a long discussion between posters, most of whom thought it was OK shock and cheerfully admitted to spending whole days in PJs. Do they wash/ shower and put PJs back on ?
For what it's worth, I would have been embarrassed to be photographed in a supermarket in my nightwear, but incandescent about being photographed from the rear angry.

Greyduster Sat 07-Jan-17 14:39:44

Although I had heard about this I had never seen this until about a week ago when, shopping in Morrisons was a young woman pushing her trolley round in what looked to be a pink fluffy onesie with large white polka dots. She had a short jacket over it and ugg boots. No-one seemed to think it merited a second look except me! I'm not sure whether onesies count as night attire but it seemed very inappropriate all the same. I'm grateful that it is not something either of mine would consider doing. My PJs never go on before I'm ready to hit the sack - old school, me.

Marelli Sat 07-Jan-17 14:40:38

No, not for me either. Anyway, I prefer to wear clothes that haven't got toast crumbs or dribbles of porridge down the front when I nip down to the Spar shop. grin

shysal Sat 07-Jan-17 14:56:28

A while ago I saw a whole family in Lidl choosing their breakfast from the bakery section. They were all in pyjamas, slippers and no dressing gowns. Nobody gave them a second glance (except me!)
I always bath and dress first thing and don't get ready for bed until sleep time. All 6 DGCs tend to be very late getting dressed in the school holidays, but don't think they would go out in PJs.

rafichagran Sat 07-Jan-17 15:28:37

Not me either, I feel dirty if I have not had a shower and got dressed into clean clothes. My partner from the West Indies thinks its disgusting, and when I was in Jamaica I never saw anything like that in fact DP said it would be a disgrace and frowned apon. A disgusting last way to dress and if they are round the school doing it, not a good example to children.

Anya Sat 07-Jan-17 15:40:07

I've never actually seen it myself.

NfkDumpling Sat 07-Jan-17 15:40:50

I don't understand why women would want to admit to anyone that they wear PJs which look very much like thick school track suits. Not very romantic.

rosesarered Sat 07-Jan-17 15:41:25

It's certainly an idle/lazy / slovenly look, and says that the wearer has only reluctantly got out of bed. I have never come across this myself , but it has been reported and several forum members here have seen it, so it obviously goes on.
Presumably for some people the shell suit has been taken over by pj's. grin
I recommend that we all give them a dirty look and tut loudly.

Christinefrance Sat 07-Jan-17 16:07:16

Mixed feelings about this one, certainly feel as rosesarered does that it is a lazy, slovenly look. But having said that the two women pictured were certainly more covered up than some women in day clothes.
I do agree with the head teacher who banned night attire from the school gates saying it set a bad example to the children. If you are lazy about dressing then it follows you will be lazy about other things. ( ducks behind sofa )shock

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