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Pajamas in Public: Illegal? Or the Latest Fashion Trend

By Kim Anne Jan 24, 2012 6:13PM
Just last week we were slapped with the strange news that the state of Louisiana wants to ban wearing pajamas in public, meaning that any “garment sold in the sleepwear section of department stores” would not be allowed in public places.

But nearly as soon as we saw the trend of wearing bedroom attire in public get flack, we see it come full circle as one of the most recent fashion trends.


In fact, Shopbop.com has highlighted the trend as one of its hottest, choosing a conglomeration of pajama-ish items to wear as clothing. From draped pocket trousers (a fancy word for pajama pants, so it seems), to long-sleeve blouses that remind us of pajamas from the past, they've got an entire section dedicated to rocking the trend. 


But is this latest look here to stay, or just a comfy, cozy excuse to dress down? Either way, we’re down for more pajama parties in 2012. That is, if its still legal. 

Tell us: Would you wear pajamas in public?

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Feb 17, 2012 2:46AM
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I think the pajamas may be a bad fashion choice, but banning them is ridiculous. The flannel and fleece pants are about the most modest thing a girl can wear in public compared to the half naked outfits that are popular today. This law is a perfect example of the backwards state of society today. Commissioner Williams actually said he wants to "save the kids" with this. Does he realize the immoral downward spiral society is in?  A little kid who grows up seeing girls barely dressed and hanging out is morally affected for the worse, so if anything we need modesty laws...to save our kids.
Feb 9, 2012 8:05PM
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Wearing pajamas in public is lazy and trashy and I do it anyway! 

You shouldn't assume that it means the person is living off food stamps or wants to disrespect you.  I actually just finished my master's degree and am employed as an educational psychologist but on the weekends I have been known to wear my pajama pants to Kroger and grab some milk or cereal or whatever else is on my list...

I do not dress casually at work and I do not live off of the tax payer's dime.  If it bothers you then don't wear your pajamas in public.  As long as what they are wearing is not indecently exposing their bodies you should be able to deal with it without having a major melt down.

It is not the government's place (or my neighbor's place) to tell me I can't wear something because it makes me look "lazy".  Maybe if I'm naked or at work... otherwise mind your own business.

Jan 27, 2012 4:48PM
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Do I think wearing PJs in public implies laziness and a presents a sloppy appearance? Yes.  Do I think that if your Jeans are so uncomfortable that you wear PJs as your casual pants that it is probably time to buy bigger jeans? Yes. Do I think PJs in public is incredibly awkward and trashy, even on college students? Yes. 

All of this being said, I definitely do not think PJs in public should be banned. I'll never wear my PJs in public, but if the government starts telling us what we can and can't wear where does it stop?  
Jan 27, 2012 3:13PM
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People that wear their PJ's to do their marketing and shopping are disrespecting themselves and others and have no pride for themselves or their families.  It shows that they are just downright lazy and I would not employ an individual whose fashion choice was to wear PJ's in Public.  But then again, we have an Administration that will give people more benefits not to work then to support themselves. We pay people for 99 weeks not to work, plus we give them Welfare and Food stamps at the same time.  In 99 weeks an individual could get an AA degree in an area of their choosing and paid for by tax payers.   
Jan 27, 2012 1:06PM
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Fashion trend?? Right. People too lazy to get dressed. Government shouldn't have to make another law to infringe on our liberties. We should know how to act and dress in public. Get a clue people!
Jan 27, 2012 12:51PM
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Goverment at it's finest. Instead of wasting money on something foolish they could actually be trying to make laws against child molesters or rapists, but oh no, why would they do that!
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