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Matching Outfits

Ghosting

“I’m the boy in the picture with my family. Apparently, the ghostbusters craze got the best of my mom and she made us walk through the mall in those stupid shirts to get our picture taken. From the look on my sister’s face, I don’t think she was too thrilled with the whole idea either.”

(Submitted by Trevor)

Big Red

“My mom sewed clothes for the family when I was growing up. Since our family sang together in churches in Indiana and Michigan in the 70’s, she had the grand idea of making red polyester suits with a hint of orange Polka dots (along with the awesomely huge bow ties). Gotta love ya, Mom! And BTW, I’m the little boy next to dad. Today, my family of 7 children all play in our own family music group, but without the polyester.”

(submitted by John)

Blue Momday

“It was the Sears photographer’s idea to have them on top of me. It was my idea to put them in matching shirts.”

(submitted by IG @brandmeierlinda

Knit Pic

“Me, my mom, my stepdad, my brother, and my stepbrothers. My parents had those sweaters made by a family friend. I felt like an idiot wearing it at the time but looking back I think it’s hilarious. And I think my mom still has the sweaters.”

(submitted by Barry) 

Blue Streak

“My family, and yes, they still like denim.”

(submitted by IG @rocky_roberts_)

Jean Team

“This family photo was taken in the early 90’s in Iowa. I have no idea why we were all wearing denim.”

(submitted by IG @kanthony2006

Denim Divas

“The high waist pants, crisp jean shirts and of course the hair, courtesy of overnight foam rollers. Oh the 90s.”

(submitted by IG @s.lynnw and IG @Hannah_worden

Everybody Do The Dinosaur

“Photo of my family and me (on the left) in the 80’s. No lie, this was a casual Saturday afternoon on our way to the mall! Just HaleyASaurus, MommyASaurus, and HeidiASaurus traveling around in our ‘Wish We Were A Dinosaur Family’ sweats!”

(submitted by Haley)

Prairie Home Companions

“This is me when I was 2 1/2 yrs old and my sister was 5 yrs old. Our last name is really the Waltons and we loved to watch Little House on the Prairie as a family. Mom loved to sew and make matching outfits. This one by far was the most eye catching with the matching bonnets with the dresses.”

(submitted by Becky)

Get Into The Groovy

“This was taken in the Fall of 1970.  My dad was studying for a PhD in Theatre, so he was taking a costuming class.  For some reason, he decided that it would be a good idea to make the family matching outfits.  Apparently, I was the only one brave enough to show my true feelings.”

(submitted by Milaka)