Last week, on a marathon shopping trip to Bed Bath & Beyond, I saw a display of Pajama Jeans. I’ve been meaning to try the silly things out for a while so I could write about it here.
So without further ado–the Travels With Pain review of Pajama Jeans!
The fabric of the Pajama Jeans really wasn’t what I was expecting. It’s stiff–more jeans-like and less pajamalike than I’d envisioned. I definitely couldn’t and wouldn’t sleep in these by choice. On the other hand, they’re soft and stretchy enough to wear on a plane trip or a road trip.
The box claims that the fabric is something new and special called Dormisoft(tm). The inner tag claims that Pajama Jeans are 95% cotton and 5% spandex. Whoopee.
I like the fit of the Pajama Jeans, for the most part. I bought a Small based on the size of my waist (which I am not publishing here–so there). They fit true to size, though I find them to be fairly tight through the thighs and rear. They definitely gave my behind a nice-looking lift, the way a good pair of women’s jeans is supposed to.
On the other hand, the waist is stretchy and does not dig in when I sit down and when I contort into funny positions to try to get them to dig.
I’m not in love with the Pajama Jeans style. The stitching at the waist looks kinda funky–more like pajamas than like jeans. Which makes me hesitant to wear these pants to work or out and about on a travel day. I might wear them with a long sweater or tunic-style top, but not with any top I’d tuck in or as part of an outfit that would show off the funky-looking waistband.
Pajama Jeans don’t have front pockets. I know that this is a current fashion trend in women’s jeans, but it drives me up a tree. I need those pockets. Especially when I’m traveling–I put things in those pockets, darn it!
After an Hour
After an hour of wearing the Pajama Jeans, I was ready to shed them and get back into my yoga pants.
The Bottom Line
Pajama Jeans = Meh
I’ll wear them again, and I do think they’ll make decent travel pants. I probably won’t wear them to work. I certainly will not wear them to bed as jammies if I’ve got any other options. I probably won’t buy another pair until/unless they make some styling changes.
Photo (c) Pajama Jeans(tm)
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