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Like Mother Like Daughter Fashion

Last week when I was dressing my 8 month old daughter, without even thinking about it, I coincidentally dressed her in the same outfit I was wearing. We both donned red and white stipe tees with dark denim jeans. We got our photo taken and I loaded it onto Instagram (as you do) and a stream of likes and comments filtered through like ‘oh how cute’ and ‘that’s adorable’.

Like Mother like daughter fashion is often something the celebrities do, but do they do it deliberately and is it cute or just wrong?

Katie Holmes & Suri, Jessica Alba & Honor, Posh Beckham and Harper
Katie Holmes & Suri, Jessica Alba & Honor, Posh Beckham and Harper

I think it’s cute and fun and as you can see from these examples, the mums and daughters are having a great time with their matching outfits.

From left to right:
From left to right: Matching Tees, Matching Chambray Shirts

The key to creating matching outfits is not to be dressed completely head to toe the same. Make their outfit more child friendly and yours more sophisticated by adding a blazer or wearing some heels.

From left to right: Matching pink shirts, matching headbands
From left to right: Matching pink shirts, matching headbands

We’ve put together some collages of ways you can create matching mother and daughter outfits. If you don’t want to be seen in public matching your children, then why not get matching pyjamas like these ones from Peter Alexander?

Top Left: PA Women's Penny Tee, PA Penny Pyjama pant, Girls Penny Pyjama set
Top Left: PA Women’s Penny Tee, PA Dog Classic PJ pant, Girls Doggie PJ set

A denim dress is versatile and can look sweet on your little girl. Add accessories to your outfit to make it your own.

Left to right: Just Jeans Chambray Dress, Bonds Girls Chambray Dress
Left to right: Just Jeans Indigo Shirt Dress, Bonds Girls Denim Dress

This matching smart casual look uses different shades of the one colour in the outfit.

Top Left going down:
Top Left going down: Bonds Stripe Pullover, Just Jeans Distressed Jeans, Crocs Nautical Skimmer Shoe, Just Jeans Stripe Furry Jumper, Just Jeans Distressed skinny Jeans, Crocs Cabo Slip on

Could you dress your daughter like yourself or is this whole fashion concept wrong? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard is a plumber by day and stylist by night but these days she changes more nappies than washers. She is a happily married mum to three young daughters who she styles on a regular basis. Rebecca is not only an award winning plumber, she also writes an award winning blog called The Plumbette where she shares her life experiences as a plumber and mother. Rebecca also blogs at Styled by Bec believing a girl can be both practical and stylish. Links to the blogs are and

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