Pyjamas...

@MsTickle (25051)
Australia
August 21, 2009 8:18am CST
do you wear them? Where do you keep them when you're not wearing them? I mostly wear pj's but they take the form of a singlet and knickers or a sweat shirt and track pants or a long T-shirt and any varying combination of the above. Just between you and me there are days, especially in Winter when my day and night clothes are the same thing. If I'm not still wearing them they might be on the chair in my room or under my pillow.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
21 Aug 09
I've never been a fan of actual pajamas and would much rather sleep in boxers and a singlet. Even in winter I'll usually wear the same things to bed and if it's really cold, I might wear a t-shirt instead. If I DID own some PJ's, I reckon I'd keep them hidden in storage somewhere 'cos they're unlikely to ever come out of the packaging!
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Aug 09
whut's a singlet?
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
21 Aug 09
I think you call it a "vest" in the US? It's a sleeveless top worn underneath business shirts etc.
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Aug 09
undershirt - a vest would be worn over the shirt (weskit?)
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@veejay19 (3590)
• India
23 Aug 09
Hello tickle me pink, since i am now homebound, having retired, i always wear pyjamas at home except when sleeping. When sleeping i wear a " lungi", ie a loose piece of cloth which is more like the Burmese sarong and worn around the waist. It is very comfortable when sleeping and in my country and especially in the Southern states of India everybody wears it even in the day. Even some of the cabinet Ministers in The Union Cabinet wear the lungi at work. Our Minister of Defense and our Home Minister and many Members of Parliament from the South wear the lungi. The others wear Pyjamas.Since the weather in our country is normally hot throughout the year pyjamas are very comfortable at home.Of course when we go to work we are properly dressed in shirts/trousers.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
23 Aug 09
Now this is interesting veejay. The "lungi".....is it made of cotton? What colour is it? Does it fall to the floor? Does it wrap around the waist and tuck in? Is this a garment just for men and if so what do women wear to bed as night wear?
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
24 Aug 09
I am familiar with the garment you speak of as I lived in Singapore for 2 years a long time ago. I was not familiar with the name however. I'm also familiar with a garment tied at the back with the front passed through the legs and fastened into the waist at the back. I have worn my sarongs this way and it is very cool and comfortable. Thanks for the information.
• United States
22 Aug 09
i have some weird pajamas i'm serious ill go get some pj's and they'll have a hamster picture on them. i look and wonder what the heck? The next day when i grab a pair they will have a bunny on them. I have no idea were they come from but i really dont care as long i have my jammies lol.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
22 Aug 09
That is a bit strange. It's about that time for me when I need to be thinking about bed
@AlyssaG (30)
• United States
22 Aug 09
My favorite type of pajamas are a pair of comfy flannel pants and a t-shirt. When I'm not wearing them I almost always keep them on my bed, so they are there right there when its time to go to sleep.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
22 Aug 09
In winter, I like my nightwear to be warm when I put them on...so cosy. :)
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Aug 09
Mine can be a t-shirt, top and bottom set or a nightgown, cotton in summer, flannel in winter. And they generally live under my pillow when they're not on my body, in my pajama drawer or in the laundry basket!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
21 Aug 09
I'm pretty sure I've seen them on eBay too with Ron Howard's signature on 'em!
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Aug 09
ah, but define "signature"...
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
21 Aug 09
Do you honestly want me to do that??? lol.
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@jdyrj777 (6547)
• United States
22 Aug 09
Yes, i have nite gowns that are knee lenght. I have pj'sthat have shorts and some with long pants. I perfer the gowns. I cant stand anything with spagetti straps. Not even day clothes. When im not wearing them i throw them on the bed or hang it on one of my many over the door hooks.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
22 Aug 09
I have a row of hooks on the back of most of my doors. They come in handy. I also hang things on the corners of my wardrobe doors. My sleep attire is supposed to go under my pillow.
@jdyrj777 (6547)
• United States
22 Aug 09
I clean for a living and i find the hooks all the time. People just move out and leave them behind. Im guessing they forget them. You are right they are so handy. I know i wont be leaving mine behind whenever i move. My usual place for my pj's is on the bed. the hooks are usuall for other things like hand bags, head scarves, other clothes to be worn more than once. just sometimes the pjs.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
23 Aug 09
I have a hat stand in the main entrance for hats, scarves, bags and jackets and umbrellas. I hang my robes and jackets on the hooks behind my door, skirts too at the moment..
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
21 Aug 09
I have never really been a pyjama person, it's something I left behind when I was a child, although don't get me wrong I am not denigrating anyone who wears them, it's just that I feel comfortable in just boxers when I go to bed, I like everything loose and I like to feel liberated when sleeping, I'd rather sleep naked but it's difficult when you live with people and you need the toilet in the middle of the night and you are searching in vain for your underwear, or if there's a fire you don't want to be climbing down a ladder in your birthday suit! But no I am not a pyjama person. Even in hospital the few times I have been I have shorts and a t-shirt.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
22 Aug 09
Or encourage them LOL! Besides they shouldn't be looking in, their fault if they do, I don't know voyeurs any excuse ;0)
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
28 Aug 09
@gemini_rose (16192)
26 Aug 09
Oh I love my pyjamas! There is nothing better than being comfortable and they are the answer! I love silky ones, not real silk but similar to it they are so nice on the skin. I often spend the day in my pyjamas if I have not got to go anywhere and if I go out and get wet then I come home and get into my pyjamas too! Love em!! xx
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
26 Aug 09
Gemini...how lovely to see you, it seems like an age. I love the sound of your pyjamas. I wish they made such beautiful things for tall, big girls. I once had a nighty that was a longish shirt...it was a soft, shell pink and looked and felt lovely. Those were the days when I was about half the size I am now.
@gemini_rose (16192)
29 Aug 09
Yeah it has been a while, I am not as active on here now I spend a lot of time on the games on facebook haha! I am only 5ft 2, pyjamas tend to bury me haha!
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
22 Aug 09
I used to wear what they called Bobby Doll pajamas - the short ones, but I had rather wear gowns. I have short and long ones. I wear them winter and summer. My husband usually goes to bed before me since he gets up so early in the morning. So I usually put my gown in another bedroom to change, or laying on my Den couch. I have been known to keep my gown on half the day on Saturdays when we aren't expecting anyone. But, believe it or not, my husband is working today and I actually got right up and put my clothes on!
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
23 Aug 09
Gee, that brings back memories...we called girl's shorty pyjamas baby dolls (I notice the naughty lingerie catalogues still have baby doll attire) they were empire line tops with straps and brief panties. I don't mind not dressing if I'm wearing day clothes to bed but if I wear night clothes to bed then I would have to dress in the morning.
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@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
23 Aug 09
Just read your comment and reread mine and got a laugh! Yes, they were BABY DOLLS. The shorties I see now look like short shorts, not made from material like the real baby dolls were. Seersucker used to be one of the main cloths used in making those. We made them in Home Ec in High School. Mine were a yellow print and I put lace on mine. They were pretty! Now they seem to all be made from a think cotton knit and the top only has small straps. The girls nowdays wear those things out in public!
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
22 Aug 09
Only when I have to...If I have worn them they end up in the dirty clothes if I haven't they are in my dresser door waiting for me to use them. Winter months I sometimes will wear sweat pants and t-shirt to bed. In summer it is usually a tank top or t-shirt with a pair of shorts. I have lingerie..but rarely use it since it never stays on long enough to get any use anyhow and I find that bare..works alot faster...
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
22 Aug 09
I used to have lots of lovely very alluring, beautiful gowns but I don't think they were designed for sleeping in as they were too uncomfortable...
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
22 Aug 09
Could very well be why they come off shortly after going to bed.. But I agree some weren't comfy at all,What we woman go through for our men/significant other.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
21 Aug 09
I have them on the bed but mostly wear what I sleep in the next day or that day depends on how I feel when I go tto bed if I want to change or not lol
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
22 Aug 09
Isn't it lovely to be a grown up and have choices?
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
22 Aug 09
awwwww yes but so did I as a kid
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@K46620 (1995)
• United States
27 Aug 09
Yes I wear them. Helps my regular cloths to last longer.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
28 Aug 09
What a good idea!
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• United States
26 Aug 09
Nope I wear a long shirt and underwear and that is it when not wearing it it hanging on bed post
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
26 Aug 09
Hi cajun...haven't seen you for ages either...good to see you. A bed post eh? I reckon if I had a bed post I would hang stuff on it as well.
@quinnkl (1667)
• United States
24 Aug 09
I usually wear xl tee shirts or long tee shirt type nightgowns. I never used to wear pyjamas, but once you have kids running around, you have to make a choice! So I do where something when I go to bed each night.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
24 Aug 09
Kids create a different lifestyle for adults do they not?
• China
24 Aug 09
i wear them whether in summer or winter.and most of them are a set of special clothes, i mean i won't optional combinate the shirt and trousers together, i like something has their own order. so when i'am not wearing them, i will fold them well and put on my bed. that's my habit.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
24 Aug 09
Hi walkingcat and welcome to myLot. How very organised you are.
@bellis716 (4805)
• United States
24 Aug 09
I wear a gown or long T-shirt in the summer and PJs in the winter. Since I now have my own bathroom, my night clothes hang on the back of my bathroom door when I'm not wearing them.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
24 Aug 09
I have hooks on my bedroom door but they have garments on them aplenty. I have one hook for my bath robe on the back of my bathroom door...I'm thinking I might add a couple more.
@ellie333 (21018)
23 Aug 09
Hi MsTickle, I only wear PJ's if staying away overnight or if I have house guests other than that I tend not to bother but my fav pair are always kept under my pillow in case of emergency LOL - having experienced being evacuated in the middle of the night in the past this to me is an essential or it could become quite embarrasing! Huggles. Ellie :D
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
24 Aug 09
A sensible approach my friend...(giggles)
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
23 Aug 09
i wear either nightgowns, flannel pajamas, or small victoria secret tank and shorts. mine are all cotton and comfortable, short for summer, and long for wintertime. when i am not wearing them, i hang them on a hook or place them on vanity chair by my dresser.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
23 Aug 09
You summed it up pretty simply...thanks for joining in.
22 Aug 09
I never used to wear pyjamas, i used to sleep naked all of the time, i really didnt like going to sleep wearing anything, it felts awkward. Since my daughter was born and i have to keep getting up 2 or 3 times a night i have had to start weaing some pyjamas because it is just so cold. I do still sleep naked sometimes but throw my dressing gown on when i have to get up.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
23 Aug 09
What did you wear when you lived at home with your parents?
• Kenya
22 Aug 09
I wear pyjamas because it is a habit I acquired as a child. It is convenient for me because the night gets very cold. On a hot day I some times do not wear anything. I also have young children who walk into my room at their convenience so I have to be decent most of the time.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
23 Aug 09
Yes, children make modesty a pre-equisite. It was the same for me..as a child I always wore pyjamas, then as a wife it became a nighty, now I live alone it's ....whateva!