Work from home is a done thing now. Looks like it is here to stay. Every company from google to startup’s in all sectors all over the world is welcoming work from home. That is fine
My dilemma is, what happens to all our office wear? And how is it going to be in future? What type of clothes should one wear for work from home?
Until now, once people got back from office, it was pajama sets only at home. None of us thought of anything else. Accepted norm so to say because of the comfort and feel it gives .
Practically if we look at it, in almost every country there is some contraption of pajamas in vogue--north or south,east or west. Where it is hot and humid, half pajamas are worn. Of course, variations of gowns,maxis known as nighties and kaftans are also in use.
On the whole, these are loose, not form fitting ,and makes it easy to putter around the house. Comfort, comfort is its USP and we have all embraced it hundred percent.
Looks are not given so much emphasis in pajama suits as I understand from what is available in the market. Most are sober colours with the exception of a red or yellow here and there.Greys, light pinks, light blues, pale creams, pale greens, some almost invisible colours.Macy’s to Walmart to Costco to Forever 21, Debenhams or M&S or Harrods, to name a few, the colours are the same. Even the so called designer wears stick to this combinations only.
If we are to wear this for work from home, how many sets should we have? Right now most of us have half a dozen sets keeping the weekly laundry in mind.
Honestly speaking for myself I have bought most of them in sale as I don’t wear them outside. None of them cost beyond 20$. Is this volume and value be sufficient for work from home? And should team leaders and our women bosses wear different type?
Recently I saw a couple of videos on people working from home. There one software professional said she got sick of her dull sober pajamas and ordered new bright black and gold striped one for 200£[not $]!! The pajamas looked awesome in the video but then ...? I cannot brace myself to put anything like that in the Amazon cart even if free return and free shipping is there! How many of you qv women can do it. Honestly tell.
Another video was of Katy Perry flaunting her red pajamas in some informal chat. It was real good but then a pajama set is a pajama set. or is it?
Finally do you think pajamas are going to become the wfh dress? Will designers and fashionistas redefine the pajama culture? Or will women wear informal sort of clothes for wfh? Does a good dress look odd for wfh? What about video chats and webinar?
I am totally nonplussed about the wardrobe for work from home. Qv women should take it up and come out with their views so that the manufacturers and designers get a hang of at we want. Are there any designers and people from the fashion industry among qv members? If there are , do tell us all about it as this touches our skin LITERALLY.
I have begun the debate early on as it helps us to buy when stores open and all that. By the by what are you ladies and your friends wearing right now ? Tell us . If with images still better.
I totally empathize with @vibgyor71. For better or worse, I'm seeing tights in most video conferences with friends and in my wardrobe. You may find a more expanded variety in colors and prints, and may be find suitability for the outside world, for outdoor activities like walking and hiking. I have seen black tights with blue cheetah prints, batik prints and purple tights, tights with ruffles at the ankles and ones with tutu around the waist 😀. Wish I had a picture to share. And the price range, oh my! From the modest $20, could go all the way up to the lulu lemons in 3 digit figures. What do others think? Tights or PJs for wfh comfort?