My Argument against the Pajama Look for April 2012

Written by Pinky Davo on Friday, 06 April 2012. Posted in Sexy Streets, Fashion

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.

About the Author

Pinky Davo

A freelance travel writer as well as feature writer, Pinky Davo has always aspired to write for fashion. She agrees with one famous designer who once said "Fashion does not have to prove that it is serious. It is proof that intelligent frivolity can be something creative and positive." It takes a certain intelligence to understand what trends and style would suit your fashion identity. And fashion identity is achieved only by someone who knows herself well. If we go by the Socratic principle that values knowing yourself, then we can say that a woman who dresses well and appropriately for her age and any occasion has her head firmly on her shoulders.

Comments (5)

  • April Dela Rosa

    April Dela Rosa

    14 April 2012 at 02:55 |
    I'll pass for pajamas today :p thank you.
  • PinkyDavo


    19 April 2012 at 18:03 |
    So will I April. :) For me, pajamas are best worn indoors on lazy days.
  • Jan


    20 April 2012 at 22:47 |
    I do have to agree with that this trend is just... NO.

    It might look... okay (and that's pushing it) on some 6 foot model, but would just look silly and lazy on the rest of us. I did laugh at your comment that designers actually created this look to see how far they could get away with it.
    • Pinky Davo

      Pinky Davo

      23 April 2012 at 16:22 |
      I simply think, a pajama is a pajama is a pajama. It would look preposterous with heels.
  • Jeanne Thompson

    Jeanne Thompson

    10 August 2012 at 00:56 |
    Pajamas should be more on comfort and less on the looks. That's what I think.

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