What are matching outfits?
by Megan Portas on Nov 09, 2022
Everyone loves a matching family outfit, from those awkward 80s family photos you had at a photo shop, to new parents matching their newborn twins in identical onesies.
But for many families new to the world of matching family outfits, you may be wondering what *are* matching family outfits?
Matching family outfits are also referred to as mini and me matching, sibling clothing, twinning and matchy matchy to give a few examples. It involves wearing complementary or similar elements of clothing or accessories. Below we have listed some of the types of matching family outfits below.
1. Matching Style and Fabrics
Image: Two girls wearing matching t-shirts in the same print or fabric and clothing style
Matching clothing style and fabrics involves the exact same clothing style being made in different sizes to suit all family members. For example, Dad and son wearing the same button up shirt, or Mum and daughter wearing the same dress.
2. Matching Fabrics
Image: Two children in matching fabric outfits of a t-shirt and dress
Matching fabrics involves using the same fabric but without the garments beings identical. For example, brother and sister wearing the same fabric print but in a pair of shorts and skirt respectively, or Mum wearing the fabric print in a dress and son wearing the print in a shirt.
3. Matching Clothing Style
Image: The same sweater clothing style in a variety of colours
The style of the clothing is the same but the fabric and trims are different. For example, Mum and daughter wearing the same dress but one is pink and the other is purple.
4. Matching Accessories
Image: Man and woman wearing matching festive sunglasses
All members of the family wearing the same accessories. For example, all wearing the same Santa hats.
5. Matching theme
Image: Man and woman wearing matching red and black tartan themed scarf and jacket
Nothing needs to be identical, rather you have a matching theme. For example, all wearing white t-shirts and jeans.
6. Ultimate matching
Image: Three children wearing matching jumpers and pants
Everything matches - shoes, pants, shirts, hats, everything!
Matching family outfits are a super fun way to co-ordinate your family.
Drop us a note to let us know what you think or if there are any other ways you match your family.