Couples Who Dress Alike Are Fashion Killers


same sneakersIf there are three things in this world that freak me out more than anything, they'd have to be little girl ghosts, the sound of metal against metal, and couples who dress alike. And I'm not talking alike a la Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, I'm talking identical. Matching t's and khakis, the same orange polo shirt, carbon copy sweaters. Ugh, it's awful. And it's just plain weird. I feel like if I had a PhD in Psychology, I wouldn't be able to understand why two people would ever do this.

Apparently, going all matchy-matchy with your significant other is a rampant trend in China, though. Forget changing their relationship status on Facebook, this is how young couples like to show their love.

Um, yeah ...

If I'm not mistaken, this was a trend that sort of surfaced in the mid to late '80s. I have memories of walking around Six Flags with my parents, seeing numerous couples in similar -- actually, not similar, the exact same clothes. It scared me more than the Scream Machine. And that was a pretty frightening rollercoaster.

If you're on The Amazing Race, fine, dress alike all you want. But if you're not, please stop. I get that we all pick up on our partner's habits, but for the love of God, can we try to maintain a sliver of our old selves after pairing off with someone?

If you really feel that the way to let the world know you're in love with your boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife is through dressing alike, how about wearing similar colors or tones instead? Both wear black or both wear earth tones. Just don't wear the same exact thing. That really is odd.

Do you ever wear the same thing as your partner?


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Lucre... LucretiaMcEvil

I'm going to consider it now, just to piss you off.

vulca... vulcanarcher

Um yes.  Eventually, as you grow together, you find that certain tastes start matching up, and sometimes that's expressed in clothing.  Maybe it's a special day for them, or the type of clothing has a special meaning.  Honestly, lighten up!  Nobody is telling you to stare at them for the rest of the day.

Doomy234 Doomy234

I do wear similar clothes to my husband a lot. I think its a subconscious thing. We will get dressed to go out somewhere, not really paying attention to what clothes the other is grabbing. Then later on, usually after we already leave, we notice that we will be wearing shirts with the same band on it, jeans in the same shade, and the same brand of shoes.

Once a man at a store commented on how cute we were with our matching Converse. And we both looked down and laughed. This doesnt happen all the time, just enough to catch us off guard. :)

nonmember avatar Lauren

The only thing me and my SO have in common clothes-wise is our taste in athletic shoes. So yes our running shoes always have to come in his and her pairs :P

Kayla... KaylaMillar

not on purpose, no.

winte... winterrose82

Matching tees every once in a while is cute. All the time, it's corny. 

slw123 slw123

I think that it's a way for insecure people to show the world they are a couple.  Very lame.

nonmember avatar Emily

My husband and I sometimes accidentally dress alike. We will get dressed and leave the house and realize once we are out that we are wearing the exact same shirt. Once it happened and we didn't notice until the "helpful" salesman pointed it out. I think the key is you should never have the exact same clothes. It is just a recipe for embarrassment.

alandou alandou

no....if I am wearing the exact same thing he is wearing, then I am wearing men's clothes. vice versa. we do however wear the same color scheme if we are going on an outing like dinner or a movie.

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