Yes, the pajama look is one of the hottest trends to hit fashion runways this spring! Before you can even say “What’s so hot about pajamas? They’re comfy that’s all!” popular designers from Stella McCartney to Jill Sander will have their models walk down runways in pajama outfits that definitely don’t look like anything BUT pajamas – only more subtle, with interesting prints, edgy designs, even trimmings.
I’ve looked hard at the editorial shots taken from every angle (under attractive lighting mind you) and my mind simply concludes – it’s a pajama. Willowy models can wear it with heels or fancy flats but for me, it’s something as preposterous as pajamas worn with footwear meant for the outdoors. And yes, these pajama outfits are meant for daily wear outdoors. Fashion gurus say you can “Wear them while running errands, doing some shopping or taking walks with your friends.” But they say you cannot wear them to formal occasions (duh) or dinner at a restaurant (typed while rolling eyes).
A few designers have shied away from the full on pajama fashion set and offered pajama tops that they say can be tucked into pencil skirts or slim pants. What I can say about this is; the attire simply says “I was running late, and I had a hangover, so I mistook my pajama top for a blouse, and I’m now wearing it at the office with my pencil skirt and Louboutins.” Haute couture pajama bottoms are also paired off with slouchy sweaters or soft shirts to channel an unselfconscious slightly fashion maverick vibe.
I understand that spring is all about airiness, comfort and softness, but wearing haute couture pajama sets or separates outdoors is taking it too far, don’t you think?
I may even venture to say that perhaps designers are thumbing their noses at us in the same manner that 2 weavers in the Hans Christian Andersen classic “The Emperor’s New Clothes” hoodwink the Emperor into thinking that he is wearing the most glorious of attires, when he is actually naked all along. Could it be that an attack of ennui has led them to create these pajama disasters just to see if we (the gullible consumers) would wear them just because they said so? Take a look at the following pajama selections and find out if you’re up to wearing the latest trend in pajama fashion.