What ever happened to using the humble blanket, the throw rug or even dragging your doona from the bedroom to keep you warm on a winter’s night when watching TV?
Last year thousands of people around the globe embraced the Snuggie. I wasn’t one of them. And for those of you who have also been hiding under a regular throw rug as the temperature plummets, the Snuggie is a blanket … with sleeves.
Yes, you heard right. Someone way more inspiring than you or I sat down one night in front of Masterchef (or the US equivalent) and thought, gee it would be nice to stay warm – and have your hands free to use the remote. Funny, that’s what I thought jumpers were for!
Anyway, I thought I’d update you on the Snuggie as there have been some 2010 trend developments. Now you are not only limited to State of Origin colours of maroon or blue, you have the “designer” option of leopard or zebra print, Snuggies for kids and Snuggies for dogs. I kid you not. It’s a Snuggie invasion. But wait … there’s more … you get a free book light.
And just when I started to cope with a Snuggie invasion, I stumble across the Duvet Suit. Yes, IT IS what you think. This two-piece garment is akin to puffa-vest on steriods. A tracksuit that wouldn’t look out of place on a science fiction show. It’s advertised as perfect for walking the dog on a winter morning or watching the kids play sport. You think?
But wait I know you really do want more … fresh from Iceland, comes the Vík Prjónsdóttir collection of capes and blankets, made by one of the oldest knitwear producers in Iceland, using “only the best quality local Icelandic sheep wool and traditional methods”. Love that these look like “Onesies” for grown ups.
Far be it from me to cast aspersions over the growing dominance of lounge-chair style. Check out the look for yourself and let me know your thoughts … are they fashion garments, costume props from the set of Return of the Jedi … or more importantly, will they make my bum look even bigger?
Yours in trends (wearable blankets or other) …