You Say Pajamas; I say Pants

As someone who has had issues in the past driving the kids to school in my pajamas and bathrobe, I was intrigued when I heard about something called Pajama Jeans.

Since I have never seen a pair of Pajama Jeans, I wasn’t sure if they were actually sleepwear or daywear or both. Could I actually sleep in my Pajama Jeans as pajamas and then wear them the next day as jeans? If this was the case, I was prepared to nominate the inventor of Pajama Jeans for a Nobel Prize. I was also prepared to never change out of my Pajama Jeans again.

Still, I was skeptical because I’ve tried some of these concept combo-clothing items in the past without much luck. I sampled a Slanket and a Snuggie, which you know, unless you’ve been living under a rock, are blankets with sleeves. They are comfortable, but even though the commercials show people going to football games and campfires in them, they are not something you would want to wear to the Mall or out to dinner. I’ve also tried Jeggings, which are a combination of jeans and leggings. Leggings, of course, have been around for a while, and were clearly invented by some skinny chick because they only look good on people with 0% body fat and mannequins. They are one of those clothing items, I believe, that fall under the heading of “Just because you CAN wear something, doesn’t mean you should,” and most people who wear them, really shouldn’t be. Now, take the look of jeans and combine them with the fabric of leggings and you have Jeggings. While they are comfortable and cute on a hanger and magazine models, again, they are not that flattering on 99% of the people who wear them, myself included.

Since I did not have much luck with leggings or Jeggings, I was understandably apprehensive about Pajama Jeans. Would they have the material of pajamas and the style of jeans, or the material of jeans and the loose style of pajamas? Either way, I wasn’t sure it was going to be a good look for me. They would either fit me like Jeggings (bad) or look like clown pants (worse).

Not willing to shell out my hard-earned blogging dough for a pair of pajama pants, I watched the commercial on the website to see if I could get a better sense of the Pajama Jeans from the ad. The commercial said that Pajama Jeans are made of a cotton-spandex-denim blend that fit like a second skin. Since I am not particularly happy with the way my first skin fits, I wasn’t that excited to put something on my cellulite-challenged butt that fit like a second skin. The commercial also said the jeans come in petite to plus sizes, but there was only one plus-sized model in the ad and even she looked two sizes smaller than me.

After careful consideration, I decided that, in all likelihood, the Pajama Jeans were not going to be a fashion-do for me. However if I decide I need a new pair of pajamas to sleep in and wear under my bathrobe when I drive my kids to school, I’m sold.


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