Everyone will be doing double takes when mommy is out on the town with her mini(s) in adorable matching outfits. Admittedly, as a first-time parent, pre-mom me vowed never to dress my little one in “matchy-matchy” clothing. Now that I’m currently placing my foot-in-my-mouth and wholeheartedly dressing my baby in the same outfit(s) I’m wearing, I do it simply because it creates (and spreads) so much happiness and joy. Especially, with all the global trauma and stresses we’ve gone through of late, it’s heartwarming to know that all it takes is some matching fuzzy coats, duo polka-dot dresses, or bear-y cute shirts – for instance, to bring a smile on anyone’s face.
In celebration of Mother’s Day and beyond, here are the best (and sweetest) mommy + mini matching outfits to add to your family wardrobe:
Based out of Salt Lake City, Utah and founded by BFFs Natasha Thomas, Whitney Smith, and Madeline Becker Hamilton – the talented trio combined their respective talents in fashion, design, photography, photography, marketing and business acumen to launch Ivy City Co. With romantic silhouettes and made from quality fabrics – every piece is dreamy, timeless, and memorable. Favorites include this Dahlia Dress for mama ,mini, and baby with puff sleeves and tiered skirt (perfect for park strolls and picnics); glamourous Paris in Black Dress in mama and mini with soft tulle with embellished flowers and black yoke lining (to bring wow-factor to your next special event); and pretty-in-pink Brynley Dress (in mama, mini, baby) with floral print, pleated skirt, and billowy sleeves.
Samantha Benson founded Sammy + Nat in 2014 to honor her late mother Nancy, who was a loving and incredible midwife. Utilizing her skills and fashion industry experiences, Benson decided to create a luxurious baby and children’s clothing line that not only offered stylish and eco-chic garments but also paid tribute to her mom by partnering with charitable organizations such as Bundles of Joy, which supports women and their children in critical need through initiatives such as fundraisers. As for clothing, you cannot go wrong with their signature Senna Love Pajama with monogram option in mom, mini, and baby. Composed of ultra soft 100% Peruvian Pima cotton, garments are non-toxic, use no chemicals in the production process, and are all-natural.
These fun and fuzzy coats offered by Freed are a must-have for adult and tiny fashionistas. Founder Marissa Freed started her company after growing up in the garment industry. Today she is at the helm of her family’s 100+ year manufacturing business based out of Winnipeg, Canada. These statement matching coats are unisex (so dad can also partake in the sartorial fun, too), come in vibrant hues, and are also 100% vegan and cruelty-free. On the environmental front, Freed emphasizes low-waste production and uses the cutoff pieces to fashion accessories such as headbands and totes. Favorites include this unisex teddy-inspired faux-fur Sherpa Ruby coat (named after the founder’s daughter) in steel color for adult and mini; and take-a-walk-on-the-wild-side zebra robe coat in adult and mini.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, beloved Parisian brand BA&SH – founded by best friends Barbara Boccara & Sharon Krief in 2003 – is launching a darling mommy and mini capsule on April 25th. The collection features a bohemian and street style aesthetic that includes sweatshirts, t-shirts, bucket hats, dresses, and skirts. Pieces are flowy, airy and fun: they’re perfect for layering and welcoming in the warmer spring/summer weather. Easy and elegant favorites include this mumshine statement t-shirt in mama and mini; floral kyara skirt for mini and matching yara skirt for mama; and beach-ready rose-kissed mogie dress for mama and kmogie dress in mini. *note: items will be available for purchase through the links beginning April 25th, 2022*.
If you’re seeking heirloom pieces that will stand the test of time where you can pass beloved pieces onto the next generation of littles, look no further than to Dondolo. Founded by Catalina Gonzalez, the mother of four sons crafted an ethical luxury lifestyle brand whose clothing is proudly handmade by the women in her native country of Colombia. Additionally, through ‘Dondolo Gives’ her company spearheads projects whose aim is to empower underserved communities. With that in mind, you can proudly wear favorites from this Daisy Love Collection such as this outfit for mama (as a dress), for boy (as a onesie with collar and chequered shorts), and for girl (as a dress with adjustable bow tie and daisy flower appliqué); or Cate collection for mama (as a dress with ruffled collar and shoulder trim), for boy (as a onesie with polo top and cornflower blue shorts), and for girl (as a ruffle collared dress with floral printed bloomers).
Seraphine is a London based brand that’s exceptionally innovative when it comes to offering maternity wear and functional nursing clothes: think invisible zip/button nursing access and babywearing technology, for instance. And beyond that, they offer fun and flattering outfits to allow women to celebrate any and all of life’s motherhood moments without missing a beat. Perhaps the cutest pieces are from the line’s Mommy & Me Collection – like this Mama & Mini striped sweatshirt set (with hidden breastfeeding side snaps for mom, and matching baby sweatshirt that fits 0-6 months); and snuggly-soft constellation pajama set (with fastening-free nursing access for mom, and matching baby sleepsuit that fits 4-9 months).
Rachel Parcell started out as ‘Rach + Drew’ in 2010, which was an online journal she made to document her journey as a newlywed. Her content spoke to many beyond her targeted friends and family. She quickly became a beloved influencer and blogger for her ability to connect with her audiences and chat about everything from personal style to self-care and family life. As an influencer, she parlayed her social media success into a clothing line which spoke to her personal style and ability to connect with women all over the world. She launched ‘Rachel Parcell’ – her creative, lifestyle, and fashion brand – in 2016 with an emphasis on designing pieces that spoke to elegance, timelessness, and femininity. In light of this, Celebrate Mother’s Day with these floral fit and flare dresses with lightweight chiffon with short ruffled shoulders on mini and billowy sleeves with sash-tie for mama; as well as this ethereal lace trim dress with ruffled shoulders for mini and lace puff sleeves and ruffle detailing for mama.
If you’re an on-the-go mama looking for something easy yet striking to wear – consider these athleisurely inclined leggings with a 10-year warranty on quality, no less! Founded by Denise Saad, French Lime is a sustainable luxury fashion athleisure brand. Based out of Vancouver, Canada – she fused her training in digital arts and love of travel around the world into these robustly designed prints offered as tops and leggings. Sophisticated, elevated, and above all – made for movement – the apparel is durable and won’t lose its shape, composed of eco-friendly fabric, and breathable. For Mother’s Day, the brand is offering a Mommy & Me special: the purchase of any of these selected leggings Copenhagen , London, Helsinki and Philadelphia Day will receive a free matching pair for your baby (available May 4-May 9).