When I buy clothes for my twin girls, now five, I try to get coordinating outfits, the same striped shirt in a different color, for example. They usually like to coordinate…and — I finally figured out — I like it so much because it makes keeping up with laundry so much easier for me!
Occasionally the girls will want to match. (I heard them sneaking downstairs a couple of weeks ago, whispering, “Mommy is going to be so surprised!” They had gotten themselves dressed in matching outfits, from head to toe…including their socks and underwear…they were so proud!)
And occasionally the girls will choose to wear something totally and completely different from each other.
It’s all fine by me.
Particularly since the girls started preschool, when they were 3 1/2, I’ve tried to stay away from matchy-matchy, unless they really insist. Even though they’re fraternal, I think some people have a tendency to want to see twins as looking just alike, and I want to help establish them as individuals as much as possible.
Still…who doesn’t love the cutest matching set of twinkies??? The one area in which I indulge myself is with the girls’ pajamas.
I love to buy two sets of matching pj’s, and it delights my heart to see my little elves, as I call them, bopping down the hall in the morning, or cuddled up for bedtime stories at night.
No harm, no foul…and you might guess I have pictures of them in every single set of pj’s they’ve ever had. I just can’t help myself.
Do you dress your multiples in matching outfits? In general, or for special occasions?
MandyE is mom to fraternal twin girls, now five. She blogs about their adventures, and her journey through motherhood, at Twin Trials and Triumphs.