Dressing Twins Alike.
Dressing Twins Alike.
The crazies are 20 mo. & 3.75 weeks old
Admittedly, I dress my twins alike from head to toe. If I absolutely don’t have two of the same hair clip or something, that will be the only exception. It makes life difficult while shopping sales without two of the same item on the rack.
But for me, I find it cute and think that there honestly is nothing wrong with it at this tender age. When they are older, they won’t want to do this anymore. So though dumb people still ask if they are twins on a daily basis regardless of attire, I’m sucking it up for now.
Since they look so shockingly different, I think it makes it all the more appealing to me to clone their clothing, so to speak. Makes them more ‘twin-ish.’
What do you think about it? If you have twins, do you dress them alike, or did you? Boy/girl pairs I am guessing this is easier to lean away from, though I’m certain I would have coordinated them nevertheless. At least in the beginning.
I agree with the experts on one very crucial thing. It is very important for twins to have their own individual style, and just be their own person in general. I think with fraternals it is easier for them to accomplish this.
Except for on this website, I don’t refer to them as ‘the twins’ at all really. I am guessing around age 4 or so, the identical and coordinating dressing will stop upon request. I will sadly, but without hesitation, succumb to this request.
Nobody is ever going to realize these two are twins throughout life, as their appearances are so different. Not without telling them anyway. That makes me sad to..but it’s a fact.
Now I have seen twins that actually LIKE to dress alike when they are older, but in today’s age I think it’s more rare then perhaps in previous generations. Now if that is the case with them I would gladly continue, but I’d never ‘force it’.
Once they are old enough to have opinions about their attire and start picking out their own clothing from the closet, which for my 6 year old was at age 3. (A little on the young side).. this will end.
She used to insist on some pretty crazy outfits, and would beg and cry for me to take her out like that. Thank God she finally learned how to match things because some of the outfits were beyond ‘interesting’. I used to always say, ‘She picked this out’ to people I would meet. ‘IT WASN’T ME!’
In closing, as babies and toddlers I think dressing twins alike is completely harmless, and up to the parents. If it isn’t your cup of tea, there is no rule that it must be done for sure.
Later on, let your children, singletons and multiples alike, express themselves through their own styles, and personal, unique flair.
I think twins from many years gone by, were a bit less embarrassed by their siblings 😛 .
Aww..it is kind of cute still, right?
Well, for the most part, even the most identical of twins end up having at least a slightly different fashion sense. As long as you treat your twins like two people and not one entity..for awhile at least, enjoy the cutesy dressing!
Take lots of pictures to, as the time flies by so fast! Tomorrow is only a heartbeat away. Enjoy today, and enjoy your multiple blessings.
Thanks for stopping by!