From Parents to Pooches: Onesies for all the Family (Guest Post)


The
popularity of the onesie has really taken off in recent years, and it
is not uncommon to see an entire household wearing them, including
our four-legged friends. Described by the Daily
Mail
as an “all-in-one fashion phenomenon,” no longer are
these outfits just for snuggling up in while watching the telly.
Weddings, funerals and other equally serious events have all been
attended by people wearing onesies.



Even
family pets have been seen rocking this huge fashion trend. So where
can you find a good range of onesies? A huge selection is available
at www.ebay.co.uk,
with designs and sizes to suit all the family. Whether you want to
match your pet’s onesie, prefer something a little wilder like a
lion or tiger design, or are drawn to simple patterns in warm, cosy
materials, all needs can be catered for.


National
Dress Up Your Pet Day

So
many dog and cat owners love to dress up their pets these days, that
there is even a National Dress Up Your Pet Day. Originally introduced
in 2009 by animal behaviourist, Colleen Paige, the day is a
celebration of our love for pets, and sparks national interest not
only here and in America, but globally.


Embraced
by pet lovers around the world, this year’s special day was 14
th
January, and resulted in a huge number of photos on the internet
showing pets wearing onesies. Some were functional, others were cute,
but most were very funny and the pets’ expressions said it all!


Even
hamsters had their own little costumes, but what of the humans? Did
they also sport this new fashion item on the big day? The answer in
many cases was a firm, “Yes.” They say that owners eventually
look like their pets, but on National Dress Up Your Pet Day, the
likeness was uncanny.





Do
you love them or hate them?

Often
seen as a follow-on from the ‘Slanket’ – basically a blanket
with sleeves – the onesie seems to be something that people either
love or hate. The
Telegraph
reported that a Norwegian company called ‘OnePiece’
have been credited with making the onesie into a fashion statement,
and it has certainly taken off across Europe.


As
with other fashion trends, celebrity endorsements by the likes of
Brad Pitt, Rihanna and Justin Bieber have elevated onesie-wearing to
new heights. It does not take long for high street and online shops
to offer new trends once they are seen on an A-list celebrity, but
the unusual aspect of this particular trend is its added association
with pets.


Pet
onesies not only ensure they stand out from the crowd, they also make
it easier to keep your furry friends warm and dry. They can be cute,
macho or just plain practical, with waterproof and windproof designs
that are great for long-haired pets.


So
where do you stand on the great onesie fashion debate? More
importantly, would you buy one for your pet? As far as pets are
concerned, they do provide a level of warmth and comfort particularly
for smooth-haired animals, and this might just describe why they are
so popular with humans too. 

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2 Comments

  1. Julie G.
    March 27, 2014 / 2:30 am

    Haha… my cousin is always dressing her dogs up. I think it is cute and funny. I love seeing all her pictures on facebook.

  2. teresa herrera-honores
    March 30, 2014 / 8:17 am

    Haha I love the onesies for the pets super cute! i love seeing them dressed up when i had a small doggy i would always do it! love the whole trend of everyone dressing the same too!

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