I like to wear matching outfits with my boys. Granted, it’s usually to a sporting event where we fly the team colours, but I have been known to buy polo shirts, and t-shirts specifically to match my kids.
It’s cute when they’re infants and toddlers and kid aged, I’m sure it will be very tired if I’m in my 50s and still dressing like them when they have a rebellious teenage uniform. Still, parents of our generation are dressing more and more like the kids we raise.
Some say it’s our generation’s attitude of trying to be more friendly with our kids as the line between adult, youth, and child is ever increasingly blurred. (Did you hum Blurred Lines just now? Would your parents have hummed the song of the year when you were a teen?)
Still I think it’s just, well, cute. My boys’ eyes light up when I dress the same as them, they think it’s silly, and sets the mood for a fun day by loosening everyone up with a laugh. I don’t do it all the time, but when I do, it is all for fun. Here’s a look at some people who think it’s cute when parents and kids dress alike, and places that cater to those who want to dress like their kids.
Why Do Parents And Kids Dress Alike? 1 of 13
Scroll through for some parents that are proud to dress like their kids and will explain why. Plus you might just find some cool new places to get matching gear for your family. :)
Just Like Dad 2 of 13
I've dressed like my son a lot. I admit I did it more when I was a "new dad" with just one son, but I did receive new Batman pajamas for Christmas that match the superhero faves of my youngest. Sounds like more "just like dad" days are coming soon.
Images via DadCAMP
Newborn Matching 3 of 13
Jeremy didn't even wait until his son Jackson was a week old before tossing him into a matching vintage jersey of his favorite team.
Image via Jeremy Baker
And Tango Makes Three 4 of 13
Matching Ties 5 of 13
Suiting up wedding parties, family gatherings, and special occasions can mean fathers and sons wearing matching ties. My Favorite Pal makes them in all sizes so everyone can match exactly.
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Tie And Jeans 6 of 13
Meet You At The Beach 7 of 13
"My boys are so similar in their awesome big and little personalities, always joking making everyone smile. Some of those little looks or cute quirks only Chris has, King now has too," says Brandy of Heart & Habit. "It blows me away everyday, King is Chris' sidekick. It's amazing, awesome and adorable (and super manly, of course). It sure is a beautiful bond to watch, my little male duo."
Darth 8 of 13
Dressed Up Dad 9 of 13
Nils Pickert's 5-year-old son likes to wear dresses and skirts so he started wearing them too. "I didn't want to talk my son into not wearing dresses and skirts," notes Gawker. "He didn't make friends in doing that in Berlin already and after a lot of contemplation I had only one option left: To broaden my shoulders for my little buddy and dress in a skirt myself."
Image via Cheezburger
A Couple Of Turkeys 10 of 13
Father’s Day 11 of 13
Christmas Jammies 12 of 13
BatDad And Son 13 of 13