A friend and I were discussing recently our thoughts about dressing our kids in clothes that we wore ourselves as children. And so I wanted to ask you: Is this super cute in a sort of sentimental way, even if the clothes are outdated? Or does the outdatedness of the clothes just make the whole thing a little too silly and contrived?

Here’s Lillian this morning, looking just like her momma circa 1981, in a dress made by her Nana.


She seems to like it:



4 responses to “Hand-me-downs

  1. it’s vintage! I love it 🙂

  2. I love dressing Adrianna up in the clothes I wore when I was young. I enjoy seeing the clothes get new life. I also especially like when Adrianna wears clothes that my grandmother made for me. I hope it creates a connection for her with her great-grandmother that she only got to meet once, especially when I show her pictures.

    Adrianna enjoys wearing my old clothes. Some of them have become some of her favorites now too.

    Adrianna must be a bit taller than I was though, because she is already wearing clothes that I was wearing in Kindergarten. 🙂

  3. Oh, and I just love watching Adrianna play with my old toys too. She LOVES the Care Bears. 🙂

  4. I loved dressing Abbey in clothes worn by me, and my sisters, and the 6 nieces who came before her (though not exclusively). So special! I think Lillian looks adorable. Abbey loved wearing her cousins’ clothes as she got older. There is definitely a connection there.

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