Siblings in Matching Outfits: Yes or No?

My sister and I are 13 months apart. With us being so close in age, many people used to think that we were twins when we were younger. Although we looked nothing alike, it was no wonder my mom always got that question because we were always dressed in the same outfit.

Most of the time we had on the exact same outfit, and if it wasn’t exactly alike, then it was the same outfit in two different colors. Not matter what the occasion, my mom made sure we were always matching in some way.

Growing up, I was always so embarrassed when looking at pictures from when I was younger. I couldn’t believe my mom would let us out of the house dressed so similarly. I vowed that if I had two little girls I would never dress them in the same outfit because I didn’t want them to grow up and be embarrassed of it just as I was.

Well they might have a chance to get embarrassed, because it looks like my views have changed.

When I found out I was having another girl, I knew that Avery was going to wear some of the clothes that we saved from my oldest daughter, Harlan. Although I didn’t do much shopping for Avery, I did indulge in a little. As I was shopping for Avery, I found myself buying the same, if not similar outfits for Harlan. If it wasn’t already obvious enough, I was turing into my mother.

Easter was the first time that I had the chance to dress the girls in the matching outfits. Both Harlan and Avery had on beautiful flower dresses. As I took picture after picture of them in their matching dresses, it brought back memories of my sister and I as we had similar Easter dresses growing up. They looked so cute in their matching dresses, but I know in the back of my mind they are going to hate me for it later on, just as I hated that my mom did it to us.

The more I shop for them, the more I find myself buying outfits that are matching or similar. It’s beginning to become a problem. I really am turning into my mother!

So what do you think, are siblings in matching outfits a yes or a no?

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Article Posted 5 years Ago

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