Amply timed for the day after Tax Day, Wear Pajamas to Work Day is celebrated every year to help us relieve some financial stress. We’re not sure which genius made Wear Pajamas to Work Day a thing, but it has become nationally and virally popular over the past few years. Even celebrities have been spotted rocking sleepwear while out and about. Get cozy and comfortable in your office chair while you wait for your tax return check. Make a party out of it by inviting office friends over for a “breakfast for dinner” party at your place after.
Wear Pajamas to Work Day - Survey Results
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Wear Pajamas to Work Day - History
We Can Sleep More Safely
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) established regulations so that children’s sleepwear became more flammable resistant.
England Keeps It Cool
British colonists take a fashion tip from India to England where it became known as “Lounging Attire.”
Persia Gifts Us Pajamas
Derived from the Persian word "payjameh" meaning leg-garment.
Wear Pajamas to Work Day Activities
1. Buy Socially Acceptable Pajamas
Just because it's sleepwear, doesn't mean it can't be fashion forward. Shop in advance for a fashionable sleepwear outfit that you can wear again and again, every night.
2. Make Sure Everyone Gets The PJs Memo
Make sure that the managers are on board and send out a memo at least a week in advance so that everyone in the office is aware of the April 16 "dress way down" day.
3. Have a pajama party
Plan a post-work pajama party where everyone sees a movie, gets together for popcorn and TV binging, or goes out to a diner for waffles and chocolate milk. These party ideas will match perfectly with everyone's outfits.
Why We Love Wear Pajamas to Work Day
A. We Can Get a Few Extra Minutes of Sleep
This is the one day a year where "I woke up like this" is deemed socially and professionally acceptable. Business attire not required means you'll save a few valuable minutes of sleep in the morning. In addition to being a great conversation piece, it can help a company show a more human side — and it is sure to be a popular choice among employees.
B. Thanks For The Reminder
For those who wait until the last minute or forget to take care of their taxes, Wear Pajamas To Work Day is a great reminder for what to complete the day before.
C. Sleepwear Fashion Is A Thing
Cute pajamas are not just for kids. April 16 is the perfect excuse to splurge on a cute, cozy onesie or a sleek, silk sleep suit.