Talking Point: Do you wear PJs in public?

29 January 2010

Ok girls, be honest, who hasn’t on occasion worn their PJs to the supermarket? We’re not talking top-to-toe pin-striped flannels, more a pair of jammies bottoms tucked into Uggs, a nightie with a trench thrown over it? We did a quick poll of the Grazia team and even in a style savvy office like this, over half admitted to the sleepwear supermarket sweeping. Mainly Sunday morning-after-the-night-before when we just need the paper, milk, [insert personal hangover cure].

Now Tesco, fed up with the soft thump of slippers down their aisles, have laid down the law by introducing a dress-code in all their stores.

‘To avoid causing embarrassment to others we ask that our customers are appropriately dressed when visiting our store - footwear must be worn at all times and no nightwear is permitted’, read signs posted at the entrance.

And the new rules are being strongly policed… Elaine Carmody, 24, was escorted from a Tesco store by security after she was found browsing the aisles in her ‘best pyjamas with bears and penguins on them.’ It’s one thing disguising your pjs under outerwear, but is that taking things a little too far?

Our worry is, to the untrained eye, our new bang-on-trend jumpsuit could be mistaken for jimjams. And some of our tracksuit bottoms are no smarter then our sleepwear (apart from our fashion department of course, who even off duty look catwalk-ready, but they’re a different breed of girl entirely).

Is wearing PJs in public harmless or a fashion faux pas that shouldn’t be tolerated? You tell us?

- Amy Molloy


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