My Name Is Alison… And I’m Addicted To My Onesie

I think it’s fair to say that we can safely categorise most people these days into “Those who wear onesies” and “Those who don’t wear onesies”. I’ve always been in the latter camp. Back in 2010, when they were first spotted on celebs like One Direction and Rihanna, I felt a bit indifferent towards them. It looked like one of those “wacky” celeb trends that would come and go (anyone remember Robbie Williams wearing a dummy necklace back in the 90s?).

But then they became a “thing” and they stopped being referred to as adult baby grows and they got their own proper name – the onesie. Retailers like New Look and Primark started selling them and people – normal people – started to wear them. I remember the first time I realised how popular they were about to become. In 2012, my deskmate at Look magazine, was gifted a onesie by a high street retailer. She was a super cool fashion type, yet she was genuinely excited about being given a onesie.

So I got one. And I wore it one evening. And I… didn’t get it. I got really hot in it, and when I went to the loo, I had to peel the whole thing off me, leaving me freezing, and I had to make sure the hood didn’t land IN the loo, of course. Then, when it was time to go to bed, I had to change out of my onesie and into my PJs. It all felt a bit like too much effort, if I’m honest.

So for the past year or so, I’ve been firmly in the “Those who don’t wear onesies” camp.

Until now.

Why I Love My Onesie

Yep, my name is Alison… and I’m addicted to my onesie.

This all happened quite by accident. I bought a Sport Relief onesie, to wear when I take part in the Team Honk Bloggers’ Relay next month. It was all part of the “wackiness” of the day. When it arrived by post, I tried it on to pose for a photo… and that was it. I wore it all evening. It was so warm, and cosy. When I put the hood up, I was encased in its cotton snugness. I didn’t even mind the going-to-the-loo part, because the comfort and snuggly snugness (have I mentioned it’s cosy?) when I put it back on, made it worthwhile.

Every night for the past week, I’ve got home from work and put on my Sport Relief onesie. I cook dinner in it, I watch TV in it, I blog in it. We sat down to watch Breaking Bad on Sunday night, and I actually made my husband pause the opening scene because I just wasn’t as comfortable as I could be, and wanted to change into my onesie. I don’t actually know how to be at home now, wearing anything else.

I know they are not cool. I’m fact, I’d go as far as to say they are completely uncool but who CARES when you’re this snug? So I urge you – if you’ve never tried a onesie, give it a go. And if, like me, you thought you didn’t like them, give them another go. You might just surprise yourself…

Psst! If you want to sponsor me in the Team Honk Bloggers’ Relay for Sport Relief, please do so here!



  1. January 27, 2014 / 11:01 pm

    OMG – this is brilliant! You may, just may have convinced me to try a onesie on (although, worried about rushing to the toilet now my pelvic floors have given up all hope!) I really should be sleeping – as thats whats you’re meant to do when your baby is asleep – is sleep right? But, I cannot stop reading your blog – bloody brilliant!
    Thanks for the giggles – now I must run…. (to the loo!)
    night x

  2. January 27, 2014 / 11:06 pm

    Our little bear is firmly in the ‘onesie brigade’. Hers is pink (of course) and has the cutest, softest, snuggliest bear ears on the hood… I’m yet to join the club…

  3. January 27, 2014 / 11:34 pm

    Onesies rock – I sleep in mine. One downside – unzipping for a midnight pee = #freezing!

    Loving your honkage missus 🙂

  4. January 28, 2014 / 7:05 am

    You look very cool in that. I don’t like onesies but that looks like a race drivers uniform or something, must be the red! I think I might be willing to try one but the peeing thing would put me off…plus I would be the one that’s forever fishing the hood out the loo! 🙂

  5. January 28, 2014 / 8:10 am

    *hangs head in shame* I too, am now an addict.

    I bought one the other week after months and months of sneering, pointing and laughing, rolling my eyes and generally scoffing at them. Then my friend suggest when I kept moaning about being cold that I should get one.

    Oh.My.GOD. Working from home it’s taking all my self control not to wear it during the day and on the school run!

  6. January 28, 2014 / 8:18 am

    You see I’ve definitely been in the ‘no onesies camp’ – reserved for children and babies only. But you’re making it sound so appealing and cosy! I seem to have inadvertently bought the smallest size T-shirt that Sport Relief do (accident) so am going to look a sight!

  7. January 28, 2014 / 8:22 am

    You know what you need now… matching onesies for the rest of the family…

  8. January 28, 2014 / 9:03 am

    I’m yet to do the whole onesie thing … But I did have a Joules onesie on my Christmas hints list so I’m open to trying one ha ha! The rest of my family (husband, little boy and little girl) all have matching Spider-Man onesies and sometimes I do feel a little left out!

  9. January 28, 2014 / 10:33 am

    Haha love this Alison. I am a recent onesie convert as well after getting one for Christmas. There is just something so comfy and relaxing about them isn’t there? 😉 We should get together and have a pj evening with lots of wine and nibbles in our onesies. On a serious note next time I am in London we definitely need to go out for a glass of wine, I am coming in quite a bit over the next few weeks. x

  10. January 28, 2014 / 10:50 am

    I will never be persuaded by the power of fleece, let alone a Onesie. #SorryNotSorry
    Having said that, you look great in yours and it is for such a great initiative!
    happy to say that I sponsored #TeamHonk and that you guys rock! Go team!

  11. January 28, 2014 / 5:05 pm

    teehee 😉 I LOVE onesies too! I wouldn’t wear it down the pub or anything! But once I’m home… it’s onesie time in the Wally Household… lol xx

  12. January 28, 2014 / 6:32 pm

    I’m with From Fun To Mum with this! I can overlook your onesie wearing ways for an act of charity but otherwise nooooo! Guess which camp I’m in? Ha!

  13. January 31, 2014 / 4:13 pm

    Haha! You look so cool as well! Not fair!

  14. March 23, 2014 / 11:12 am

    Haha. I bought a unicorn onesie a while ago but stop wearing it because I drink a lot of water everyday and going to the toilet was such a pain. But they are super comfy and great for looking cute/cool at the same time! 🙂

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