My mum used to dress my brother and I in brown cords and skivvies (usually yellow or green- Wiggles we were waiting!) but I'm pretty sure it was because they were durable and easily washable rather than her desire to have us look like two peas in a pod. Well, as much as a tall long haired girl pea and a short, near bald boy pea can look anyway.
And anyway in the late seventies wasn't everyone wearing cords and skivvies?
But since I arrived here I have entered a parallel universe where dressing alike is sooo cuuuutttteee. My PIL had not just one but at least two matching outfits on their honeymoon. I've seen the pictures. Apparently it was all the rage.....
There are whole catalogues devoted to mother daughter (and less commonly) mother son matching outfits....
Since becoming a mum I have kind of waivered a little on the pair look thing. When the girls were little I admit to thinking that matching outfits were kinda cute.
But I really thought it would be something we would graduate from about the same time they exerted some sartorial control.
On the contrary, it has got worse.
Getting dressed now involves not just choosing your clothes but juggling the intricacies of the washing schedule and what your sister wants to wear as well and trying to match.
Simple right? Just don't buy matching clothes.
We're living with some serious enablers here. Obaachan, two aunties and recently even the girls themselves when take shopping will go for coordinating looks.
Oh well. At least I know which ones are mine in the crowd, hey?
Oh and mum and dad: before you fall over those aren't miniskirts, they're very, very frilly shorts.