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    Quote Originally Posted by LimeSlice View Post
    Not a fan here - at all, ever, especially for twins though ergh! lol

    Would never dress my kids in the same clothes to wear out in public - mum used to do that to us - although usually different colours of the same outfit - I got pink, my sister got blue - with EVERYTHING and drove us both spare.
    Yep..agree. Although it wasn't me my Mum used to dress the same, it was my Sister's who are only 10mths apart in age.
    The boys have one top the same in different sizes, I make sure they don't wear it at the same time...in public anyway Lol.


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    I'm surprised so many people dislike it so strongly! I think it's cute, if the kids are happy then go for it! I prefer same outfit, different colour but exactly the same wouldn't bother me either. My two are different gender but I'll put them both in say, blue trackies and a Kathmandu fleece (blue for him, green for her). They love it and if it's a trackies and jumper sort of day, why wouldn't we all wear trackies and a jumper?? If I'm wearing trackie dacks and a polar fleece jacket as well does that make us all matchy/matchy??? Aahh... sh*t... now I'm gonna worry every time I dress us!!!!

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    I'm not a fan of it either, just not for me. But hey, we all do things differently.....doesn't really matter.
    There is almost a 3yr age gap between my two boys, so I shop in two different sections anyway, but I prob wouldn't get them matching stuff. I like them to have their own things along with what they like or their individual personalities. I actually do the opposite and never get them anything the same, trying to think now & I don't think I've got them anything matching, hmmm might have a look.

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    My girls often have similar outfits on, I think they have one or two outfits exactly the same - but I rarely put the entire outfit on them at the same time - I mix it up a bit! But their outfits are usually complimentary

    A few times I have matched my outfit with one of theirs - totally unintentionally! It doesn't really phase me though, who cares what other people think!

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    I personally wouldn't do it & I don't like it when I see it unless they are twins - then I think it is ok/cute but only when they are little.

    There is 18 mths btw my sister & I and she disliked getting the same clothes as me - my mum even used to make clothes exactly the same for us! (I can recall corduroy brown knickerbockers! lol) Looking back now I guess she thought it would save for argument - I don't think she would have thought it looked good/cute as my mum is not that type of person. Relatives also used to buy us the same clothes, toys everything.

    My sister & I dress very differently now, probably since we were teenagers. I think we have bought a couple of tops the same recently but make sure if we are going out together that we both don't wear it!

    I once saw this family get professional photos done & all three girls were in the same pink tops & jeans - I cringed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LimeSlice View Post

    Would never dress my kids in the same clothes to wear out in public - mum used to do that to us - although usually different colours of the same outfit - I got pink, my sister got blue - with EVERYTHING and drove us both spare.
    I'm the same, it wasn't Mum who did it - it was a pet peeve of hers too, but it was Nan and my Aunties who used to buy my cousin and I the exact same clothes only in different colours for Christmas we were only 6 month apart and I hated it!! I vowed never to do it to my kids LOL. Also because I was bigger than my cousin it always looked crappy on me, but great on her so that was another reason I turned off it. I can't do it to my girls even if I wanted to because of their colouring. DD1 has slightly fairer skin and lighter brown eyes so pastels suit her better but DD2 is darker with darker tones and darker eyes so she can wear really bold, bright colours.

    LOL at the Mummy-Daughter twins though - I know two woman who do that with their daughters and it creeps me out - their clothes are nearly identical and the one with the older daughter is worse because the DD is around 19 and they even dye their hair the same colour and wear it in the same style

    Nickle, at home it is trackies all the way and often they will wear similar looking clothes, but for 'good' clothes I avoid it at all costs.

    RhiChiChi - you need to check out awkwardfamilyphotos - another good reason to never dress your kids in the same clothes LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by RhiChiChi View Post



    I once saw this family get professional photos done & all three girls were in the same pink tops & jeans - I cringed.
    I laugh everytime I walk in to my IL's house, they have a family photo taken back in the 80's and both DH, his brother AND father have matching FLORAL shirts on.......what was my MIL thinking!!

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    Now that is just plain scary!

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    Not a fan myself

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    DD1 lives in trackies and hoodies and honestly it's such a performance getting her dressed that if DD2 is half as much trouble I won't care less whether they match, don't match or clash, I'll just be grateful to get them both dressed and out the door by midday.

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    If it's only occasionally I don't think there is any harm! If you were doing it every day then that would be a bit odd..lol. but every once in a while I think is ok. Like a PP my mummy 'uniform' is trackies and a jumper during winter, DD is dressed in trackies and a jumper too, as she doesn't really have any other style of clothing, so we are dressed 'the same' but different colours/styles ITMS.

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    We got family portraits done a couple of years ago, and I dressed my 3 girls in the same white shirt, and the 2 older ones had matching skirts. I think the photos are beautiful, and don't think myself a weirdo for having dressed them that way.
    My older 2 have a few items the same, but they tend not to wear them at the same time.

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    Today for the first time to go to a friend's sons Christining did I dress both boys in jeans and matching long sleeved tops. Looked very cute but No one actually saw as both had Jumpers on all day as it was chilly!!!!

    I don't think its weird if sometimes but if all the times its weird!! The mummy daughter thing is very strange!!

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    Whatever floats your boat i say if you like it there's no problem. Yes they are individuals but they are little so I'm sure they don't pick out and buy their own clothes so wouldn't know their own style yet.
    I only have one but my gf and I have girls just over 12 months apart and have bought similar things for the two of them to wear at the same time.

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    I don't have a problem with dressing kids the same but its not something I would try to do. I think it come from the fact that I am a fraternal twin and people used to buy me and my brother similar clothes in the boy/girl versions. While that in itself isn't too bad I used to be hated being called "the twins" so in my eyes that just contributed to it. ITMS?

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    I don't get the individuality thing personally. I think they are individuals no matter how they are dressed. They are who they are & nothing will ever change that.
    My girls don't look very similar, but if I buy something & I know they'll both like it, why not just buy it for them both? Just because they are different doesn't mean they don't like the same things.
    I knew identical twins who dressed the same but in different colours & they loved it, lol. They liked confusing people We dress them the same as everyone else for school every single day. Doesn't that take away their individuality as well? (Although I know its more than that, but ykwim?)
    As long as they both like the clothes & are wanting to wear them, by choice, why would it matter. If they hated the idea & refused, fair enough. Nothing will change who they are inside

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trillian View Post
    I'm the same, it wasn't Mum who did it - it was a pet peeve of hers too, but it was Nan and my Aunties who used to buy my cousin and I the exact same clothes only in different colours for Christmas we were only 6 month apart and I hated it!! I vowed never to do it to my kids LOL. Also because I was bigger than my cousin it always looked crappy on me, but great on her so that was another reason I turned off it. I can't do it to my girls even if I wanted to because of their colouring. DD1 has slightly fairer skin and lighter brown eyes so pastels suit her better but DD2 is darker with darker tones and darker eyes so she can wear really bold, bright colours.

    LOL at the Mummy-Daughter twins though - I know two woman who do that with their daughters and it creeps me out - their clothes are nearly identical and the one with the older daughter is worse because the DD is around 19 and they even dye their hair the same colour and wear it in the same style

    Nickle, at home it is trackies all the way and often they will wear similar looking clothes, but for 'good' clothes I avoid it at all costs.

    RhiChiChi - you need to check out awkwardfamilyphotos - another good reason to never dress your kids in the same clothes LOL
    I'll definately check out that website

    In relation to the hair thing, a mum that used to be in our mums group gave her DD the same haircut as hers...... it looked awful. Not b/c they were the same but b/c the haircut was horrible.....:S what was she thinking....

    Quote Originally Posted by JaZaHMum View Post
    We got family portraits done a couple of years ago, and I dressed my 3 girls in the same white shirt, and the 2 older ones had matching skirts. I think the photos are beautiful, and don't think myself a weirdo for having dressed them that way.
    My older 2 have a few items the same, but they tend not to wear them at the same time.
    I don't think you are a weirdo - it's just personal choice. Having said that though, DH step-siblings got a portrait done of all of them (there are 7 of them) and they had black or white t-shirts & jeans, which actually looked good.

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    no kids yet but wont be dressing them the same. I think it's ok to have the same outfit each but I'd only ever dress them in it on different days, I don't see how that is different to the younger child wearing the older childs hand me down once the older child grows out of it. I don't even like it if dh and I are wearing the same colours etc, I make him change if I've just taken forever deciding what to wear lol

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