If you are looking for matching outfit for couples (eg. matching shirts) – I can recommend you a site which specializes in different kinds of matching items for lovers: shirts, mugs, pillows etc. [Click here to visit]
And if you are looking for more information about this weird but cute fashion, continue reading…
What do you think of a couple which expresses their love by wearing completely matching clothes with the same style, color and fabrics?
“Funny” would be the warmest compliment to such an outfit from a westerner. Contrastingly, in Asia (Korea, China, Japan) this is quite a popular trend.
It’s a really good example of cultural difference.
After writing the draft of this article I googled for a term “couple outfits” hoping to see a gallery of matching T-shirts for lovers (as in the pictures below), but instead got the collection of costumes for Halloween or adult games.
I did not give up and after few more searches found an article from a blog of Canadian couple living in Korea in which they describe the local fashion of wearing similar clothes, and present cute paparazzi-style photos. But from comments to that post I could understand that this style did not conquer hearts of the readers.
The last blow was provided by an article of a fashion critic who noted the following:
For adult couples, fashion is not child’s play. It’s all about subtlety, knowing how to complement your mate’s clothing without looking like you’ve tried.
Oops… Still I want to share my thoughts about this adorable style and explain why it is being cultivated in China and other Asian countries.
Obviously, this is a way to show affection to each other and claim the existence of relationship. While public display of affection is not welcome in China young people seek for other ways to express their feelings. And the fashion industry comes to their rescue offering a big choice of outfits for couples. Besides clothes there is a wide range of other matching items – such as pillows, underwear, cups, watches, necklaces, bracelets, rings and so on.
Isn’t it sweet to have some common little thingies?
Maybe it is childish. But who doesn’t want sometimes to take off the dull suits and feel naughty and young? It comes naturally when you are two and in love and don’t care about what other people think. On the contrary, strangers turn into witnesses of your love.
Sentimental Crystal Tao