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Matching Outfits

Patterns

“This my younger brother and I, taken around 1970, when the Partridge Family was a big hit. The vests were crushed velvet and our hair was plastered with Dippity-do so it would stay in place.”

(submitted by Rob) 

Kicked In The Crochet

“Grandma made these wonderful crochet vests for each of my husband’s siblings. He looks strangely happy about it. (far right).”

(submitted by IG @kmlukas

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)

When Laura Ashley Attacks

“This is a photo of my mom, younger sister, and me visiting my mom’s parents in Scottsdale, AZ in 1989. My grandmother, an old-school WASP, ordered these matching Laura Ashley dresses for the occasion. There’s no good explanation of my modified bowl-mullet hairstyle, however.”

(submitted by Emily)

 

Code Pink

“In 1990, I was in the Marine Corps and our family only had a few days together. We wanted to “remember” this date. Mission accomplished! We should have been arrested for child abuse. As we walked across the parking lot towards the portrait studio, people laughed, right out loud! Now THERE was a clue!”

(submitted by Steve)

A Common Thread

“Not sure what we were thinking but it seemed to be a good idea at the time. It’s become a running family laugh…and a threat from my wife every time she goes to the fabric store.”

(submitted by IG @crittercountry10

Far Out

“Our family photo taken at Olan Mills.”

(submitted by Megan)  

Total Princess Move

“It was 1999. My grandparents were visiting from Texas and brought me and my cousins all matching t-shirts to get professional photos taken. I refused to wear anything but this. It’s hard being the Kim Kardashian of the family.”

(submitted by IG @shmood69area51laviticus420)

Kick In The Crochet

“My brothers and I still cringe when we look at this photo taken of us in 1974. Our mother had been so proud of these outfits that she crocheted for us. This photo was taken on our way to church that morning. Good Lord, what was she thinking!?”

(submitted by IG @branquay)

Go Fish

“It was 1965 and Mom was with her 3 kerchiefed daughters: teenager Cindy, toddler Julie in her arms and Suzy, age four. Location: Tuscola, Illinois.”

(submitted by Suzy)