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Matching Mommy and Baby Fashion

by Sherry Lee 12 Dec 2023

Mothers and daughters share many special moments together. From major milestones to everyday delights, there's so much to celebrate!

Fashion is one way to do that. Mommy and daughter outfits that coordinate showcase your bond while also showcasing your individuality. Here are a few style tips to get you started.

Matching Prints and Patterns

Matching mom and baby outfits are a fun way to bring out the natural bond between mother and child. Whether you love to match in simple and classic styles or prefer to rock playful prints, there are plenty of options for the fashion-forward family.

From casual twinning in a plaid print to springtime twinning in florals, you'll find all kinds of cute matching mom and daughter looks. You can even find a baby and toddler matching swimsuit for the pool or beach.

For more formal twinning, try an outfit that features similar patterns and colors or a special detail such as eyelet or bows. You can also find mommy and daughter robe and swaddle sets that are perfect for coming home from the hospital or for those first family photos. And when summer comes, you'll have no problem twinning in a beach-ready tie dye print that's just right for the warm season. You can even get matching mom and baby pajamas for a timeless cozy look at bedtime or a festive holiday photoshoot.

Color Coordination

Color Coordination

With a little planning, you can coordinate outfits that complement one another without blending into the background or competing with it. The best color schemes for mother and baby outfits are neutral colors, soft pastel pinks or shades of gray. You can also use contrasting colors to make your mommy and me look more vibrant and eye-catching.

Whether you're dressing up for a photoshoot or simply want to dress your daughter in a matching outfit, it's easy with the variety of stylish mommy and me clothing available today. Look for dresses, tops and pants in your favorite color, or choose a theme like nautical stripes or floral prints.

You can also shop online for outfits that incorporate your little one's favorite characters or themes. Check out the selection at Pat Pat, for example, which features a wide range of matching outfits in sizes up to toddler. You can find everything from adorable spring outfits to colorful coordinating outfits for holiday photos, such as Easter and Halloween. Many of these outfits can even be personalized to make them extra special.

Themed Outfits

Themed Outfits

There are plenty of options to consider when it comes to mom and daughter matching outfits, from simple color-block basics at Gap to funny T-shirts featuring Peppa Pig or Baby Shark. Etsy is an excellent online destination to find one-of-a-kind styles that are sure to delight.

Whether you and your little one prefer a laid-back look with a casual oversized shirt or a more polished outfit complete with a dapper suit, it's possible to create a chic coordinated look for your photoshoot with the right selection of clothing. A tulle skirt and dainty blazer, for instance, can create a timeless look that's perfect for spring or summer photos.

You can also opt for a more modern style that incorporates the latest trends, including mom and daughter matching sweatshirts with a snappy slogan. For example, Caden Lane features a mom and kid sweatshirt set that reads "My mom makes the world go round" on the back with a small flower graphic on the front. Pair with matching jeans and sneakers for a cool yet casual vibe.

Accessories Matter

One of the best things about matching mom and baby outfits is the accessories that add a final touch of fun and flair. For instance, a coordinating hat is a perfect way to make an outfit pop, especially when it comes to a festive ensemble.

Verywell Family Associate Commerce Editor Phoebe Sklansky and her little girl love to wear matching Hanna Andersson pajamas during the holidays, which is a fun way to celebrate Christmas together. The brand offers a full range of prints, including this attention-getting "Mama" & "Mini" t-shirt set and this ultra soft Mama & Mini Animal Print Cotton sweater set.

Personalized mommy and me pieces are an excellent option for new parents who live for the matching moment. Posh Peanut, founded in 2011 by a wife and mother of two, is a favorite amongst celebrities for its all-at-once functional, family-friendly fashion. The collection includes a range of pretty robes and swaddle blankets, all of which come in a variety of colors and boast a snappy slogan.

Another top pick is Caden Lane, founded by a new mom whose design philosophy is to create clothing that she would wear even when she wasn't pregnant. Her curated collection includes a wide array of dresses, pajamas and elevated basics that are all at once stylish and practical.

DIY Matching

For parents who prefer to create their own matching looks, a few key accessories are all you need. Look for buttery-soft turbans and bows that look adorable on teeny babies and come in matching or coordinating colors. A coordinating stretchy swaddle or baby blanket adds another element of sweetness to the look.

Matching clothing becomes easier as your baby grows older. Unlike some stores that separate their clothes by baby sizes (typically up to 24 months) and kids sizes (2T and up), Gymboree offers a good selection of styles that coordinate across ages. They also have the added bonus of a tween size range that is very popular with young children.

Another option for mom and daughter matching is a brand like Roolee, which offers cute picks for families that live to match. From maternity tees to nursing dresses, they have styles in a variety of colors and prints that you're sure to love. Their rompers and receiving blankets are hospital bag must-haves, too, and most can be personalized for an extra-special touch.

Casual Chic

Casual Chic

The mommy and baby fashion world offers a variety of cute duos. Whether you want matching fuzzy coats, duo polka-dot dresses, or bear-y cute shirts, you can find them at many of your favorite stores. Old Navy, for example, has a full collection of mom-and-daughter outfits. The pieces come in big girl and little girl sizes, as well as infant and toddler options.

Those seeking an effortlessly chic look might opt for a mother-daughter outfit from boutique brand Joy Folie. This shop carries beautiful bohemian dresses and swimwear that project a feminine style. It also has mom and daughter tees, shorts, and boxy pullovers with a casual, trendy style.

Other great brands to check out include Ivy City Co, which specializes in twinning tops with unique slogans and phrases, such as "peachy," "bloom" or "choose happy." And the mom-and-daughter Ellie Nap Dresses from Hill House Home in mama, mini and baby sizes are the epitome of feminine elegance. These smocked dresses with puff sleeves and tiered skirt are ideal for park strolls, picnics and other special events.

Cozy Loungewear

Cozy Loungewear

When it comes to mommy and baby outfits, there’s nothing more heartwarming than matching loungewear that will keep you and your little one cozy. This spring, look for coordinating sweatshirts and hats in fun motifs and bohemian styles. Check out this floral fit and flare dress with short ruffled shoulders for mini and lace puff sleeves for mama; or this striped sweater set that includes fastening-free nursing side snaps for mom and a matching baby sweater that fits 0-6 months.

Another luxe option is to shop from the brand Sammy + Nat, founded by Samantha Benson in honor of her late mother. The collection is comprised of ultra-soft, eco-chic organic cotton garments that are non-toxic and chemical free.

For new parents, there’s the Caden Lane line, which offers adorable matching maternity robes and newborn outfits. These coordinating swaddles and hospital gowns can even be monogrammed to make the perfect gift. You can also find cute picks for your entire family at Etsy, including mommy and newborn outfits and onesies that are perfect for a photo shoot.

Elegant Dresses

Elegant Dresses

The right mommy and me outfits can look gorgeous for special occasions, like your child's first birthday party or holiday photos. For example, celeb-favorite brand Seraphine makes adorable matching baby and mom sweaters in colors like light blue with stars and pink with daisies. The adult jumper is machine washable and has side snaps for nursing, while the baby version has a button-neck opening.

Similarly, Hill House Home has a sweet matching set featuring a mom and kid Ellie nap dress that's made from cotton and crepe with an elasticated smocked bodice (and ruffle sleeves). The child size also comes in a Tiny Ellie nap dress that fits babies 6-12M through 2Y and can be monogrammed.

Other mommy and me outfits are meant for everyday wear, like this mother and daughter hoodie set from Pat Pat, which features matching floral fancies in sizes from XXS to 5X. The site also offers budget-friendly options, including color-block basics and funny matching tees, like Peppa Pig or Baby Shark.

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