SHOPPING | Onesies are the only outfits you really need right now

Whether you're working from home, running errands or just lounging about, onesies are a must for your winter wardrobe. Try these cosy options on for size

15 July 2021 - 10:03 By Thango Ntwasa and Sahil Harilal
Fleece Onesie, R499, from Cotton On.
Fleece Onesie, R499, from Cotton On.
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It almost seems strange that there was once a time when wearing our PJs in public was a major fashion crime.

The pandemic has changed the way we dress — less heels and more Uggs — and there's sadly not much need to get glammed up these days.

So with winter in full swing and most of us cooped up at home, is it any wonder onesies are having a moment?

Try these cosy options on for size:

FOR WORKING FROM HOME

Cotton On's Fleece Onesie has to be one of the most stylish options around. You can style it with a turtleneck for those Zoom meetings, and then pop on your favourite puffer jacket or parka when heading off to the shops to stock up on essentials. 

FOR LOUNGING ABOUT

Nothing makes for great nights in like sporting matching onesies with loved ones.

aFREAKa Clothing's collaborative collection with musician David Scott — aka The Kiffness — features matching sets for the whole family with the profits going to the charitable Gift of the Givers Foundation. 

KIFF Kids Inye Onesie, from R1,050, from aFREAKa Clothing.
KIFF Kids Inye Onesie, from R1,050, from aFREAKa Clothing.
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The Kiffness models a KIFF Inye Onesie, from R1,350, from aFREAKa Clothing.
The Kiffness models a KIFF Inye Onesie, from R1,350, from aFREAKa Clothing.
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FOR WORKING OUT

With the 80s Jazzercise resurgence that has everyone working out at home instead of at the gym, bodysuits — or “workout onesies” — like Nike's Yoga Luxe Jumpsuit are proving to be hot property.

Nike Yoga Luxe Jumpsuit, R1 699,95.
Nike Yoga Luxe Jumpsuit, R1 699,95.
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All-In-One Panda Sleep Set, R219.99, from MRP.
All-In-One Panda Sleep Set, R219.99, from MRP.
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FOR SLEEPING

There are no limits to the fun onesie available for girls and boys. While the onesies printed with unicorns and soccer balls from Woolworths are sure to be a hit with your little ones, you could also deck them out in designer duds from the likes of Dolce & Gabanna.

And if you'd also like to add some playful sleepwear to your own winter wardrobe, look no further than this panda onesie from MRP or the Iconix range from Takealot, which includes wacky adults styles ranging from unicorns to dinosaurs.

Soccer Ball Print Onesie, R229, from Woolworths.
Soccer Ball Print Onesie, R229, from Woolworths.
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Iconix Unicorn Onesie for Adults, R499, from Takealot.
Iconix Unicorn Onesie for Adults, R499, from Takealot.
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