logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Autism Spectrum Disorders: 4:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Etiquette Site

BellaOnline's Etiquette Editor

g

Wearing Pajamas in Public


Being an etiquette editor, I receive many questions regarding semi-formal attire, debutante balls and what to wear for a certain celebration. I have never, however, been asked if itís proper to wear pajamas to a dinner party. What I have been asked, frequently actually, is WHY are people wearing their pajamas to the mall, the post office, school and other public areas. Also, why are they donning their bunny slippers like itís the newest shoe fashion?

I know many people leave the gym in sweats or yoga pants and quickly run a few errands before going home to shower and change. We all get that. Chiseling time to workout and capitalizing on the 24hourse we all have makes wearing workout clothes acceptable when pressed for time. But letís make this perfectly clearÖsweats and yoga attire are not pajamas. Yes, we may sleep in our sweats but rolling out of bed and wearing what you slept in out in public is not an approved etiquette-friendly decision.

Broken down, itís a fashion code you are trampling all over. Not just fashion but a productivity code also.

Bottom line is you are what you wear. If youíre opting for pajamas, whether in class or the grocery store, you are dressed schlumpy. If thatís how youíre dressed, itís how youíre going to act and be. Deadlines are not met when you look and dress lazy. Productivity is questionable when your focus is on relaxed comfort. Casual Friday is a perfect example on how productivity tends to go down when the dress code goes slack. To reverse that one Ė when the dress code goes slack, so does productivity.

Itís not just about self-respect; itís about respecting those around you. If you have little regard for those around you, wear pajamas and slippers and announce to the world you donít care if youíre offending, you're going to wear what you want.

Put in perspective, if you are in your backyard enjoying coffee or getting the mail, you are on your private property and can categorically wear what you are comfortable wearing. Etiquette would dictate that you wear a robe with jammies and slippers to exit your front door and get the mail. For a quick run to get the morning paper thatís on the front walk, we all get the desire to grab it and enjoy it in the comfort of your own home, and yes in our pajamas.

Itís the public areas, where you are walking around in something others changed out of because they slept in them, that you are compromising your image and their comfort. If you are going to get out of bed and change into clean, unslept in pajamas, that may be more hygienic. But unless you wear a sign that says ďThese are clean, the slept in ones I changed out ofĒ, people are still going to question your motivation for wearing something thatís supposed to be worn in bed.
Add Wearing+Pajamas+in+Public to Twitter Add Wearing+Pajamas+in+Public to Facebook Add Wearing+Pajamas+in+Public to MySpace Add Wearing+Pajamas+in+Public to Del.icio.us Digg Wearing+Pajamas+in+Public Add Wearing+Pajamas+in+Public to Yahoo My Web Add Wearing+Pajamas+in+Public to Google Bookmarks Add Wearing+Pajamas+in+Public to Stumbleupon Add Wearing+Pajamas+in+Public to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Etiquette Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Lisa Plancich. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Lisa Plancich. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Lisa Plancich for details.

g


g features
More Have a Scrooge Free Christmas

Have A Scrooge Free Christmas

Be Brave and Do It Yourself

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor