The attempting to purchase pyjamas RANT

I’m a fairly sane and rational person who doesn’t often resort to the CAPSLOCK button but something has irked me beyond all reason. The subject of my ire? FAILING to purchase some pyjamas.

My quest wasn’t of Fellowship of the Ring proportions (or so I thought), I simply wanted to purchase a pair of warm (but not mumsy) PJ’s for my lovely wife. I’ve tried 9 different high street stores and the closest I could get was a thermal onesie, which, discretion being the better part of valour, I declined to purchase. Do you know what the problem is?

The problem is MAD. 


You can buy, in a variety of shops, nice warm thermal PJ BOTTOMS for girls. THAT part is EASY. Can you buy a matching warm top? Can you bollocks. Fat Face, White Stuff, M&S, TopShop, etc all seem to sell thin cotton sleeveless/short sleeved tops to go with these nice warm bottoms. Yes, you can buy a long nightie made out of the warmer material in a number of these stores, but nothing to actually complete a PAIR of SODDING warm PYJAMAS.

Who on earth would want a nice warm bottom but a relatively cold top half?


I’m hot and bothered from trekking round the shops now. Some nice lady customer commiserated with me in White Stuff, saying she had exactly the same problem a couple of years ago, so it’s not me. Manufacturers of lounge wear, SORT IT OUT!