In Chapter 12 of Harriet Pepin’s book Modern Pattern Design she mentions that, ” for the past several years ‘Mother and Daughter’ dresses have successfully sold in stores.”
A quick scan of images from the time show us that this statement holds true. Mother-Daughter fashions were most famously modeled by Joan Crawford and her daughter, Christina.
Dressing alike wasn’t just limited to entire mother-daughter ensemble. There was apparently a market for matching mother-daughter aprons as well.
Or, for the rollerskating set, there’s these lovely togs:
I’ve got a couple of these mother daughter outfits in my pattern collection. When I bought them, I bought them for the novelty. I’m not sure that I’d ever make them, but I do think they’re darling.
While I’d definitely make the Mother outfits for myself, I’m not so sure what my seven year old would think of the daughter fashions!
How about you, would you ever go for a mother-daughter outfit? Have you ever worn an outfit to match your Mom?