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A Do or a Don't: Dressing like your Significant Other?

A Do or a Don't: Dressing like your Significant Other?

Do you ever see couples walking down the street dressed in his and her matching outfits? I went to lunch not that long ago with one of my best friends and her new boyfriend. They showed up at the restaurante wearing matching orange sweaters and blue jeans, looking like they just walked off the cover of a J.Crew catalog. I got a good chuckle out of it, and they did look pretty adorable, but what I want to know is, do you think it's a do or a don't to dress matchy matchy with your significant other?


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Rachie-Rees Rachie-Rees 9 years
My husband and I both have red jerseys when one of us is wearing one the other one of us will put their red jersey on too... we like to copy one another, its cute and special to our relationship! Neat trend! as long as I wear the feminine version and he wears the male version, we look well dressed together i reckon!
KimmieChronicles KimmieChronicles 9 years
I think it's cute when it's done accidentally.
reese05 reese05 9 years
It would be cute if it's just a shirt but matching the whole outfir is really corny!
calibabi calibabi 9 years
my husband and i leave at very different times of the morning, so we don't always see what we're wearing until we get home. more than once we've ended up in very similar outfits (color schemes, etc.) without knowing it...i hate it!!! i think it's SO cheesy. so usually if we're going out one or both of us will have to change.
cubadog cubadog 9 years
I lived with a freak in college that thought her and her boyfriend needed to color coordinate. I gagged everytime I had to look at them. Is is beyond cheesey if that is at all possible.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
haha, well, i used to think no, except for special occassions, like going to a sports game (i see quite a few matching redskins shirts and blue jeans up here sometimes) but, if it isn't on purpose, how much cuter! on 5 occassions now, my boyuf and i have worn the same thing without planning was only awkward once, where we wore the asme, brightly colored tie dye shirt. people noticed at that point and we both felt odd...but, sometime we will both wear a red shirt with black shorts, etc....kind of cute i guess if not so blatant.
DCStar DCStar 9 years
My husband and I have matching pajama-bottoms, does that count? Lol...and he has this fantastic sweatshirt with a faux fur lining that I loved so much he bought me my own one. So I suppose on occasion we dress the same.
vmruby vmruby 9 years
No......other than the usual color coordinating for special occassions my taste in fashion does not coincide with my husband's.
saraphilley saraphilley 9 years
lilgrasshopper lilgrasshopper 9 years
Exact matches is a no, no... but nothing wrong with color coordinating.
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 9 years
I'm one for maintaining your individuality. If you happen to have the exact taste and your outfits happen to match, whatever. If you used to wear head to toe J Crew and he used to be rocker chic, there's no reason why either of you should change.
millarci millarci 9 years
100% cheesy!!
lms lms 9 years
I don't plan to match my husband, but sometimes if he gets dressed after me he will pick out the same color. It doesn't bother me at all. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law like to match colors alot. Who knows....maybe it is the brothers that like to copy us girls.
candy-apple candy-apple 9 years
if i dressed like my boyfriend i'd have to wear oversized band hoodies and massive timberland boots... as hunky as he looks in them.. no thanks!
Marci Marci 9 years
I think it's cute. And it definitely tells me that the two people are happy together and want the world to see them as a couple. My fiance and I do it accidentally sometimes, but in the winter he has two identical jackets that are really warm so I often wear one and he'll wear the other. We'll both have on jeans and we both have the same Polo hiking shoes, so we'll look identical.
sugar-n-spice sugar-n-spice 9 years
just as long as its a once-in-a-while thing. Then its cute!
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I consider a tie matching the outfit to be coordinating rather than matching. :) And a good thing.
juliemyjewel juliemyjewel 9 years
My BF and I will sometimes match when we get really dresed up. He will wear a tie to match my dress. I thik it's adorable, and then we don't clash! Love it!
rubialala rubialala 9 years
If you like it then it's cute, but if you don't, then just don't do it. I don't mind. I at least like to match to wear colors that go well together.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
Wearing the same outfit is always ridiculous-looking unless you're competing on World Series of Pop Culture. Coordinating colors for a specific event? Preferable, in my opinion. I don't want to go to my 10th anniversary dinner wearing a nice green dress and have my husband in an orange sweatshirt and jeans.
Maria84 Maria84 9 years
I think ts so cheesy. When couples match on purpose the guy has the tortured look on his face
Fashion Fashion 9 years
It's always nice to compliment e/o but serious Twinkies are a no-no! xo
fab4 fab4 9 years
Not ok. Not ever.
Muirnea Muirnea 9 years
Ohh I agree with Victoria225 also. My bf and I make sure we match when we dress up to go somewhere nice. Match, as in the colors look nice together.
Muirnea Muirnea 9 years
I think its ok every once in a while... like every 10 years. LOL. :-) Once or maybe twice it can be fun to be cheesy just for the heck of it. Usually it is just weird though and kind of seems like a middle school dating thing. Ohh and I agree with jhuck, if you look like you shop at the same store thats fine and makes sense that you would be attracted to someone with the same style as you.
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