Unusual Occasions to Wear Sleepwear

What does your choice of pyjamas mean?

This week some thoughts on some of the more unusual places where we have seen people wear sleepwear. This was prompted by this heart warming story on Buzzfeed about a couple from Washington USA; Marissa and husband-to be, Liam, came up with the idea of a pyjama wedding when his mother became seriously ill. Marissa said, “”Nearing the end of her life, my fiancé’s mom couldn’t make it to our wedding. So we brought the wedding to her.” Since everyone had to wear sleepwear the mother-in-law just fitted right in.

And last week we showed you cute Prince George. He stayed up late to meet president Obama and Michelle, but he had to wear sleepwear so that he could go straight to bed afterwards. If you are a young prince charming you can get away with sleepwear when meeting the president. Speaking of the most powerful people in the world, America Ferrera, the “Ugly Betty” star, is a big Hillary Clinton fan and wants to binge-watch something on Netflix with the former first lady. The actress posted an open letter on the Huffington Post, “I’d like to literally stream Netflix and chill with Hillary. Seriously, I’d be down to snuggle in onesies with a pint of mint chocolate chip and do a Gilmore Girls binge with Secretary Clinton … So, yeah, I would totes be Hillary’s BFF.” So if you wear sleepwear then onesie pyjamas are the choice when snuggling with a future president.

But if you are flying from San Francisco look out for the gate messages displayed by Virgin America employee Steve Freitag. He has been putting funny phrases on the screen that shows flight information at the boarding gate for years and even wore a full set of pyjamas on April Fool’s Day. One of his most popular signs simply read: ‘Have a good flight, muggles’. On another sign Steve has quoted David Bowie and even reminded passengers that the ‘mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell’.  Can anyone think of the most inappropriate sign to display for those about to leave on a flight?

What if you wear sleepwear down under? News just in that Dame Edna Everage has partnered with Aussie pyjama king, Peter Alexander, to be the face of a new campaign for the sleepwear brand. Pics for the new Mother’s Day range (Australian Mother’s Day is in May) see Dame Edna in Peter Alexander Sleepwear, including a floral pyjama top and pink dressing gown. The mother from hell maybe?