As I have previously shared, the Chinese have a penchant for making bold fashion choices. Ladies teeter around in stilettos and bedazzled from top to bottom while men mix plaids and stripes with aplomb. But they are not slaves to fashion either. In Shanghai, people young and old will wear their pajamas anywhere. I’ve seen folks in pj’s riding their bikes around town, strolling the aisles of a grocery store and enjoying dinner in a restaurant. I’ve even spotted a few gentlemen taking an evening stroll in their silk bathrobe and slippers – Hugh Hefner style!
Given the over-the-top colors and trimmings of their daytime looks, the Chinese are much more restrained in their sleepwear. (I did come across one family in matching cobalt blue silk and lace but was too stunned to get a photo, alas). I’m more than a little envious of how comfortable this lack of fashion looks!