Perplexing Trends

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Thank you so much for the comments regarding mom bloggers which I'd re-read many times. It's heartwarming to know that there are others like me who do not want to lose themselves despite being a mom.

I'm not an avid magazine reader these days but one can't escape the clutches of fashion mavens. Their influence transcends every social and media platform. We're talking about highly intelligent individuals sprouting garbled declarations regarding fashions trends. Truth be told, there are a few that left me completely mystified.


Designer Pajamas

First up, the designer pajamas. Marie Claire called them instant classics. I'm not talking about PJs that one wears to bed. These Louis Vuitton PJs worn by mega stylist, Caroline Sieber (below) costs more than my Chanel Timeless clutch. I could purchase a set of silk PJs from Marks & Spencer for less than £50 and pair them with heels. The only problem is most schools and supermarkets in England now ban women from entering their premises in PJs. I guess that includes designer ones.

Photo credit: Street Peeper

Photo credit: IB Times



Jumpsuit

Traditionally, when one thinks of a jumpsuit, the attire they're referring to is most likely the one piece suit worn by parachuters or skydivers. If you shrink the size of the garment and add buttons around the crotch, it's now a romper suit for babies. The only thing is that the adult version does not have this remarkable feature so I often wonder how tiresome it must be if one has to use the loo. If you really must submit to this particular fashion trend, perhaps it is wise to reduce any liquid consumption to the bare minimum.


Photo credit: Style Junkee




Photo credit: Who What Wear



24 comments:

  1. Designer pyjamas , totally disastrous and very frumpy.
    Jumpsuits make them all look enormous
    except for the last one with blonde hair and sunglasses who looks amazing .
    And she's the only one who looks comfortable with herself , as IMO the rest have a sheepish look as if they seek approval .
    I think I see the reason , if the fabric is dark and subtle and if the flesh is tanned and firm , the look is OK

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  2. Pajamas with heels, be serious...

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  3. i love jumpsuits/rompers- esp an all black one with sexy heels! xO!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  4. Wow - just say so no all of these!

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  5. The PJ trend looks comfy though people may think you've just rolled out of bed and were too lazy to change. I admit I have a bit of a fascination with jumpsuits but the cut is key and you must be pretty svelte and tall to pull it off.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  6. I'm not entirely convinced by the PJ trend (although Caroline Sieber somehow makes it work!) but I do like jumpsuits. They are usually blamed for making a silhouette look shapeless but the right cut on the right body type can look very flattering methinks. If only I could pull them off myself...

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  7. Fantastic post, been thinking about this PJ thing for ages. Funny too to think that British supermarkets etc. don't allow them. I'm sure here in North Cali - the most casual (not stylish casual) place in the universe they will be considered de riguer.(sp?)

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  8. I like the pajama style tops worn with jeans or casual pants. I think the fabric is a little thicker than regular pajama tops. Stella McCartney did a gorgeous one that I couldn't afford anyway but would have bought if I could - and didn't sell out. The whole look like the one Sophia Coppola wore for LV might work on say... Sophia Coppola - if she had an absolutely fabulous party at her house. Not in the street for sure.

    I think jumpsuits only look good if you are 1 - young 2- thin 3- tall and 4 -boobless. Otherwise they look ridiculous. (I strike out on all four counts).

    Gwennie is pushing it. You know how I loooove her. :)

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  9. The payjama trend No Way - that's what I call fashion victim! Now if I was tall I might have been tempted by the jumpsuit, however I think it takes looking like Kate Bosworth to carry it off lol x

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  10. Dressing head to toe in pjs and then adding heels is too much for me, but I think it can work if say one is just wearing the top or pants w/ other non-pj pieces like jeans or something. :)

    xxTheresa

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  11. Caroline carried it and she really worked the outfit. but I doubt i would be able to carry it in that manner lol. id go for the M&S one lol dual purpose!!

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    1. I'd love to see the reaction on people's faces if I ever work out the courage to walk around town (it's a very small town) in silk PJs and heels.

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  12. I'm not sure I get the pajama thing - I do like print pants though. Carolina did pull it off quite well I thought considering.

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  13. I love trends but I'm not a fan of pajamas and heels. I don't think jumpsuits are very flattering on most people.

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  14. Interesting..I saw another post like this too! Not sure how I feel about the pajama trend.

    161cm.com

    joanne♥choi

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  15. Maybe some designer could attach an invisible zipper that runs the length of the inner seam of the pants so people could just unzip and use the bathroom! - Aliya :)

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    1. Hahahaha!!! Couldn't stop laughing at your suggestion. What a neat idea, Aliya!

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  16. I love the jumpsuits.

    From Paris with love!
    Kristina.

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  17. Didn't like the PJ's trend at all !! But really happy to read your post, interesting !!
    Kisses
    Lamia
    http://ginger-chocolateandhoney.blogspot.com/

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  18. i can understand wanting to spend the day in PJs but i can't fathom wearing them out, with heels and makeup! totally with you on this one M - as for jumpsuits i think the 80s have a lot to answer for :o) i have some and tho i do love them, it's a total PITA going to the loo as you've pointed out!

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  19. There are some designer pajamas that look stunning and classy for evening wear, like Dree's and Elisa's. I would definitely wear those. It's a very hit-or-miss look though for sure.

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  20. Haha, not a fan of these trends - these would look awful on me. ;-)

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  21. I don't digg PJ trend but the purple one on Rihanna is not too bad ;)I think trend like this is suitable for celebrities less for mortals like us LOL!

    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/2012/05/vintage-galore.html

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  22. I just don't "get" the pjs thing. It's considered a sign of wealth in China - it used to be that people wore their pjs on the street to signify that they had money (though I'm sure that practice is no longer in vogue). As to jumpsuits - perfect if they are short, and worn over bathers to the beach - they can then transition to a fancy drink overlooking the water with a perfect pair of strappy flats. Otherwise, you're right... you wouldn't want to "break the seal" too early!

    ps. I hope you remember that lovely australian colloquialism!

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