How to find a cool onesie
Let’s face it – onesies are cool, no matter your age. No matter if you are a lawyer, a programmer or a tough box player during the day, you will still resort to a comfortable and fun pair of pajamas once you get to bed. Onesies allow you to be everything you wish you were when you were a kid, without anyone to judge. Just picture yourself in a relaxing, lazy Sunday afternoon with just a cup of hot cocoa, a good movie, and your favorite soft onesie.
However, finding the right pair of onesies could prove to be a struggle, especially if you don’t have too much spare time at your disposal. Moreover, some of your regular shops may not store them or not have the print you want in your size. If you find it difficult to purchase the right onesie for you, your hubby or your best friend, maybe our comprehensive shopping guide will put some light into it.
Shopping for you is one thing but getting the right onesie for your BFF or significant other could prove a tough decision. So why not take into consideration our tips and make sure you have a delightful shopping experience?
How we chose the coolest onesie
Although there are countless prints and models of onesies, both for adults and children, spotting just the right one can be a hustle. Especially if you have to try them on and see if they fit. So how do we make sure we always get it right with this cool gift idea?
Always, and we mean always, get your measurements before buying. If you are buying the onesie for yourself, it is easy as you already know your approximate size or you could always try it on in the store. But when it comes to buying it for someone else, do not get fooled by approximate dimensions. Make sure you know your friend’s measurements (chest, hips, and waist) and don’t just assume the size yourself just by considering other items they have from the same brand in a similar size. Bear in mind that a onesie has to be loose enough to be comfortable yet not baggy or too long.
Buying for kids can prove even more difficult, as they grow up very fast and you will always have to guess their size. If your little one is younger than one year old, we suggest you also consider the season of the onesie. If the onesie is made from a thick fabric, but you are buying it in summer, think ahead of the approximate measurements your bundle of joy will have in autumn/ winter. We always recommend buying two sizes up for children if you want them to use the onesie more than a couple of times.
Another important aspect to take into consideration when buying a onesie is the season, thus the thickness of the fabric. We suggest you choose styles according to the weather in your country. Bear in mind that lightweight onesies are yet not the best option during summer as you may need something airier and with less fabric.
On the contrary, the most popular types of onesies are the plush ones, made from thick fabrics and suitable for the autumn/ winter season. These come in countless designs, mainly resembling cute animals. One of the most popular models in 2017 is definitely the unisex plush unicorn onesie. If you are more patriotic and want to meet the American National days in style, we suggest you pick up a onesie with the American blue and red flag on it.
There are mainly two types of fabrics used for onesies – cotton and polyester. Cotton is mainly chosen by those who want a breathable and natural fabric, more suitable during spring or early autumn days. On the contrary, the plush onesies with polyester filling are the most popular items because of their thick fabrics, aiming to keep you warm even during the coldest winter days. Again, depending on the season, we suggest you pick the right type of onesie for you or your significant other.
Hooded or non-hooded onesies?
Another important aspect to take into consideration when shopping for onesies is whether your preferred design has an attached hoodie. Hoodies are specific to costume-like onesies, mainly in animal prints. And here you have an endless supply of cute hooded onesies, suitable for both genders – from cute panda onesies to reindeer, the popular unicorns, rabbits, lions, bears, and even more holiday specific items such as Christmas trees or turkeys.
But hoodies are not only available for a plus of design, but for utility purposes too. They add extra warmth and can even be worn outside on a cold winter day. However, in cozy and warm insides they tend to be a bit annoying, especially when sleeping. If you don’t like covering yourself up and want to still be able to breathe, we suggest you opt for onesies without any hoodies or for those with a detachable hoodie.
Pick a footed or unfooted designs
Last but not least, we suggest you also consider whether the onesie is footed or not. Again, a question of personal taste and style, there are plenty of onesies in both designs to best suit the needs and requirements of all clients. Footed pajamas are somewhat more comfortable as you won’t need to wear socks with them, making them the perfect clothing inside the home, not only when sleeping. Also, those who cannot imagine sleeping without their socks on, the footed onesies will certainly make the right choice.
On the other hand, if your feet tend to get sweaty you may have problems with the footed onesies as they easily get dirty and smelly on the lower parts. We suggest you purchase the unfooted onesie design as you get to pick your own socks and exactly how fluffy you want them. If, however, you want the extra thickness of fabrics and are used to sleeping with your socks on, you can purchase a footed onesie with the condition of washing it regularly.