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Not even Cheryl Cole looks good in a giant babygrow

Fashion, as Coco said, does not happen in a vacuum but reflects the times in which we live. In other words: you can't blame fashion for the onesie. In fact, fashion holds you responsible. Answer me this: have you ever seen Anna Wintour hit the New York Fashion Week front row in a fleecy all-in-one? You have not. Has a onesie yet scored the cover of Vogue? Negative. There are many, many absurd trends – shoes with 7in heels, say, or swimsuits with keyhole cutouts – that can be traced back to the catwalk, but the onesie is not a look for which the fashion powers-that-be can be held responsible.

The onesie has been the runaway hit of 2012. All-in-ones make up a sturdy 15% of all Marks & Spencer's nightwear sales. More alarmingly, they are being worn in public, and not only by the »

- Jess Cartner-Morley

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