6 Photos That Prove Dads Should Never Dress Kids

Today I went shopping leaving Daddy in charge of the kids. Several hours later, I came home and was confronted by my 4-year-old daughter wearing an outfit so ridiculous I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was as if Daddy had carefully picked the two most clashing patterns in her wardrobe and then put them next to each other. Perhaps it was an experiment to test whether the combination would stimulate an onlookers gag reflex.

Yes, it was that bad!

It made me wonder (out loud) whether dads realise that mismatched patterns are a bad idea?

In his defense, he contested,Ā “She chose them.”

I wasn’t sure. She has better taste than that.

And then, in a lofty tone, as he left the room,Ā “I’m giving her the freedom to develop her own style and the responsibility to dress herself.”


“Fine,” I said, “but not when she’s about to leave the house!”

After we’d finished chuckling about it, I was inspired to search around for other examples of dads clashing patterns.

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Six Delightfully bad Pattern Clashes Chosen by Dads

Here are the best worst examples I could find.

#1 The 80s Leopard Print Confetti

Baby dressed badly

Adorable baby, but Dad, what were you thinking? Euurrrgh!

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#2 Orange + Pink = No, No, No

It’s the sheer innocence in his eyes. Not a clue. Dad neither.

#3 Multiple Dimension of Wrongness

Size = Wrong. Colors = Mismatched. Patterns = Eeek

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#4 Polka Explosion

Yup, the shoes too!

#5 Something’s not Quite Right

Okay, Dad, the colors and patterns go, but when do you wear your underwear on the outside?

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#6 Haute ‘Pattern’ Couture

Dad, you are lucky! Despite your efforts, your daughter is so delightful that she actually pulls this off. She elevates your mismatched patterns and turns them trendy.

Come on Dads, Prove Me Wrong

I’m just having a bit of a giggle here, but, dads, if you are seething at my casual sexism and you feel that you dress your kids well, then let me know. I’ll write a post featuring your skills and that of other dads who I have wronged.

Take that as a challenge!

Neve šŸ˜› x

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Parenting is full of trials and tribulations. Let’s face it, when it gets exhausting, stressful and downright painful, the best thing we can do is laugh about it!

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