Mother, 38, coordinates her clothes with her one-year-old daughter07/07/2021
Mummy’s mini me! Woman who started dressing her baby daughter in matching clothes ‘as a joke’ over lockdown reveals they now have 60 outfits including animal print and Adidas sportswear
- Laura Hampson, 38, from Wigan, coordinates daughter’s clothes with her own
- Mother says trend started when one-year-old Darlene was just a few weeks old
- Duo boast hundreds of followers on Instagram posting images of their twin looks
- Mum-of-one Laura has since purchased over 60 matching outfits with toddler
A mother who matches her toddler’s outfits with her own says that the pair now have over 60 matching outfits – despite her daughter only turning one last month.
Laura Hampson, 38, from Wigan, began wearing the same clothes as one-year-old Darlene when her daughter was just a few weeks old, and says the trend started as a joke in lockdown.
Now, the mum-of-one, who works as a visual merchandiser for fashion retailer Monki, often twins her looks with Darlene, dressing the toddler up in animal print, camo pants and Adidas sportswear.
Laura Hampson, 38, from Wigan, began wearing the same clothes as one-year-old Darlene when her daughter was just a few weeks old
Laura says that the pair now have over 60 matching outfits – despite her daughter only turning one last month. The mother daughter duo are pictured in matching animal print and sportswear
The mum-of-one works as a visual merchandiser for fashion retailer Monki and has a keen eye for fashion. She is pictured in twinning heart themed jumpers with her daughter
‘One day I dressed Darlene in a yellow jumpsuit and later thought “I have something similar to this”, said Laura.
‘I put my jumpsuit on and asked my partner Daryl to take a photo of us matching, just for a laugh.
‘But the response I got online was so great and it was lovely to match with her so I started to wonder what other outfits we had that were similar.
‘I didn’t have to buy anything special because I was already buying Darlene clothes in styles and prints that I would wear.
Laura says she didn’t have to buy ‘anything special’ for her daughter because she was already buying Darlene clothes in styles and prints that she would wear
Laura often dresses Darlene up in matching animal print ensembles. She is pictured sporting twinning zebra and leopard print outfits
Laura can be seen donning a black crop top and camp pants with a black cap while her daughter wears camouflage printed leggings and a black t-shirt and head wrap
‘I love to wear polka dots, animal prints etc. and it’s really fun to match. I dye some of her clothes if she has something that’s a similar pattern but a different colour to something I own.’
Laura has been with partner Daryl, 34, for 15 years and says she was elated to discover they were expecting their first baby girl.
‘I would have been happy either way but I was thrilled to know I was having a mini me’, she said.
‘I didn’t buy too much before she was born, I wanted to wait and see what styles and colours would suit her, but I am making up for it now.
‘She has a bursting wardrobe and if I see something in the sale, even if she can’t wear it for a few years I buy it and store it away.’
Laura has been with partner Daryl, 34, for 15 years and says she was elated to discover they were expecting their first baby girl. SHe is pictured with Darlene in matching heart themed pyjamas
Laura can be seen matching her blue polkadot jumpsuit and green and purple ensemble with her one-year-old
Laura donnd a bright yellow polkadot top paired with red trousers while her daughter wore bright yellow polka dot dungarees with a red undershirt
Laura, who has worked in fashion for the last 15 years, said: ‘I love to dress her up, I absolutely love buying Darlene clothes and I buy more for her than for myself and that’s saying something.
‘I have so much fun matching my outfits to hers or her clothes to mine and she pulls some great faces, her expressions are priceless.
‘I am probably embarrassing her but she can’t tell me yet.’
Laura has no plans to stop dressing up her daughter, but admits she’ll stop when Darlene tells her too.
Laura, who has worked in fashion for the last 15 years, can be seen posing with her daughter after matching her monochrome ensemble and blue hat with her toddler
Laura matched her yellow polkadot jumpsuit with Darlene as well as a pair of cow print trousers and a blue beanie hat with the toddler
Laura can be seen in a pink and white chequered blazer paired with white linen trousers as her tot wears an adorable pink and white chequered dress
‘I’m going to carry on until she is old enough to tell me she isn’t dressing the same anymore’, laughed Laura.
‘I buy a lot of sale items and bargain pre-loved bits that she can grow into, so I am well stocked to match with her for years yet.’
Laura and Darlene’s matching style has attracted lots of positive comments online, with the mum boasting hundreds of followers on Instagram, and she says she is even stopped by strangers in the street.
‘Obviously we don’t match all the time, said Laura. ‘Darlene has great outfits that I don’t have and I have clothes in styles that wouldn’t suit a baby.
Darlene wore a red leopard print onesie paired with a black bow on her head while her mum wore a pair of red leopard print pyjamas
Laura opted for a bright green shirt with matching trousers while her tot wore a matching green and black polkadot dress as well as a pair of candy stripe trousers matched with her daughter’s red t-shirt
The mother paired her elaborate pyjamas with her daughter, who she dressed in a matching vibrant printed dress and black head wrap
The mother and daughter duo donned a pair of matching mint green leopard print pyjamas
‘But when people see us out they are disappointed if we don’t look the same that day.’
Laura added: ‘Before I had Darlene I probably would have cringed if I saw someone do this and I am sure that some people think what I’m doing is daft, but I’m having great fun and I have so many favourite outfits I can’t choose.
‘I had Darlene during lockdown, it’s just been the two of us a lot of the time so it’s just something to look back on, it’s just a good laugh.’
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