wearing your siblings clothes

@winterose (39918)
Canada
December 16, 2008 5:28pm CST
I never grew up with brothers or sisters so I have never experienced this, but if you were a sibling, did you have to wear your older brother or sisters old clothes? Did you hate it or did you not mind? What about being dressed up like your brother if you were a boy, did you have to dress exactly like your brother, or if you are a girl did you have to dress in the same clothes like your sister, did it bother you? did you think it was nice to be dressed the same, or did your refuse?
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@leeapollo (611)
• China
17 Dec 08
yes, I have the experience of wearing my sister's clothes. I am a boy ,but I have to wear my old sister's clothes when I was young. I hate it so much. so I began to refuse when I a litte older.lol I think it make me feel embarrassment. poor me.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
18 Dec 08
yes that would be terrible I understand
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
16 Dec 08
My only sibling is a brother who is 5 years older than I am and I am a female. I have three grown children. When my oldest was, a girl, was 3 her brother was born then 5 years after he was born my youngest daughter was born so there was not any hand me downs between them but they did wear a whole lot of garage sale clothes and they didn't mind. I never did dress my children the same either.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
thanks hon
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
13 Jan 09
Yes I did, I had to wear hand me down quite alot till I reached a certain age and then I was bigger(fatter) then the other kids so I had to get my own. Never bothered me really still doesn't to wear hand me downs. I didn't really wear the boys hand me downs unless it was a t-shirt or something. But as long as it was in good shape and not stained I was fine. I might not had the best but I had what I needed to keep covered.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
13 Jan 09
I got a lot of my clothes from the salvation army and I just hated it.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
14 Jan 09
I was never bothered much by it really. You could get some nice clothes from the Salvation army and with so many kids it was kind hard to buy all new clothes for us all. We would get a new outfit for our birthday,Christmas,and one ot start the new school year off.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I was the oldest so didnt have this problem but I dont think my brother who was born 5 years after me got any of my clothes lolololol and then my sis came along 21 years later sure momma didnt save any of my clothes!
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
18 Dec 08
so you escaped it
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
18 Dec 08
yup I did!
• India
17 Dec 08
Hi rose, I am actually the eldest among 3 ;) But my oversized clothes never could be worn by my brother;)
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
thanks for responding
• India
17 Dec 08
You are welcome Rose !
@Llonorra22 (1150)
• Philippines
17 Dec 08
As much as I want to I can't wear my sister's clothes because she's a lot thinner than me I wish I could but I'm on the chubby side my friend... Keep safe...!
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
thanks hon
• Philippines
23 Dec 08
May GOD bless you always...
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
19 Dec 08
I don't recall ever having any of my sister's hand me down's, but my mom used to dress us up a like when we were little seeing as we were close in height from a young age. I think it all started when someone asked my mother if my sister and I were twins. Nope, we aren't twins. In fact my sister is 2 1/2 years older than I am! LOL With me being the younger one I didn't really mind dressing a like. If anything, I thought it was kind of fun! Though with my sister being the older one it probably bothered her somewhat seeing her baby sister in the same clothes as her. Though we didn't do it all the time. Once we got to a certain age, we stopped dressing like twins. It's just as well, as no one would have believed that my sister and I were twins anyway after I passed up my sister in the height department!
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
20 Dec 08
I was always a big girl so I never even traded clothes with my friends when I was a teenager, I missed out on everything.
@bdugas (3581)
• United States
19 Dec 08
I didn't have that problem as I had 2 brothers, but I did have cousins that the younger ones was always getting the older ones clothes, and anything that could be passed down to them. The only time they really got new clothes each one, was at school time. But as the older ones out grew the clothes at our house my younger brother got them to wear till they was worn out. I wouldn't want clothes that my sister had already worn to school and everyone knew was her's first.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
19 Dec 08
thank you for responding my friend.
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
17 Dec 08
Hello winterose, I grew up in a big family and i have 3 sister and one brother. I would say that as a child i really don;t mind if my parents let me wear the old clothings that my sister is already grown out, since im the youngest sibling. And of course, we all knew now that children grew so fast, they don't even wear long enough the cloths and you need another one. Now, looking back, it did not bother me at all and im proud of it that i wear some clothes of my sisters and we even like to talk the memories of it. It is just a wonderful moments of memories. Happy mylotting.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
18 Dec 08
very good I am happy that I you didn't mind at all
• India
17 Dec 08
luckily I was the eldest son in the family and I alwasy got new clothes. i was always growing out of my clothes and my dad was always amazed as how fast my clothes grew small. Every now an dthen he had to keep buying new clothes for me. My younger brother had to wear hand me down clothes.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
18 Dec 08
I wonder if he minded wearing your hand me downs?
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
17 Dec 08
Oh yes, I was the youngest of three girls so i always got the hand me downs from the second girl who had got it from the first daughter. This was the norm in out family. I don't think that I minded as we were taught to care for our clothes (money doesn't grown on trees!)so they were in good condition. However, I was bought some new clothes; a new party dress at Christmas and a new outfit for Easter and a 'best' dress each summer. I was also bought a pair of school shoes and a pair of 'best' shoes and each summer one pair of sandals. Evry other year I was bought a new coat. So alal in all I ddi pretty well. Blessings
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
18 Dec 08
good, I am happy you got your own new things yourself too.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
17 Dec 08
[i]Hi winterose, I have one younger sister and I used to borrow her clothes and I love it..LOL! I am the type of person who loves to borrow when I was a kid and I am bored with my own stuff....(bad), and my Sister is opposite, she doesn't like to borrow from me! Our gag is only a year and 8 months so, Mom will always bought us with the same size![/i]
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
18 Dec 08
yes that makes sense
@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
17 Dec 08
I have a younger sister who is 4 years younger than i am.we both are of the same height and build and we are exchanging clothes all the time. She hands me some of her dresses that she has got fed up of wearing and i do the same.It is the same with my 2 daughters , they exchange clothes and hand it over to their younger cousins without really bothering about it.i feel that if the clothes are well maintained and look good why not?
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
18 Dec 08
that is wonderful
@riyasam (16578)
• India
17 Dec 08
my younger sister and i,we both are of same weight and height and we used to often exchange our clothes.even now ,after being married ,we exchange our clothes.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
thanks hon for your response
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
17 Dec 08
My sister and I had a big age difference growing up. I am 7 years older than she is, and I don't recall my mother ever making us dress anything alike. I am not sure if my mom made her wear old clothes of mine or not. There was no outfits that I recall her wearing that were mine. When she got older and I had stopped growing she did wear my clothes quite often, and so did my mom, but they did not have to do this, they wanted to. I know you asked if we wore our siblings clothes but since I am the older one it was my sister who wore mine. I would get so angry I would go to get something specific out of my closet to wear and would not be able to find it, only to see my mom or my sister wearing it. It was agravating.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
thanks so much for your response, it is good to have that perspective as well.
@j47lee (742)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
I am the eldest among my siblings.. so mostly i get all the new clothes...cool isnt it.. wen u're home its ok to wear ur older siblings clothes.. but wen u're going out.. my siblings have new clothes...
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
that is good that they get new clothes too
• Italy
17 Dec 08
I have a big family. We are 8 persons in family. 3 sisters 3 brothers nd father nd mother. earlier when we were kids, we were different ages with different physic but now we grow up and we all are quite same physic. 3 Sisters got married and happy in their homes. We 3 brothers are using same cloths and shoes. I mostly dont shop for myself my brothers gets everything for him and we all use it. He has a good sense of fashion and style. Its really soo much fun when we all together.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
that is wonderful that you can share clothes like that
@chertsy (3805)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I had two older brothers and a younger sister, so I didn't get the chance to wear hand me downs, except my brother's jeans. My late brother and I were very skinny, so once he grew out of his jeans, my mom made me wear them. Luckily nobody noticed the difference, because I got to wear new blouses. Well, somewhat new, my mom was very cheap when it came to clothes. She would shop at 2nd hand shops for our clothes. I'm 32 years old and the 1st brand name item I got was when I turned 18. I got a pair of new Nike's to use for running/walking when I went to the Naval boot camp. Now that I'm a mom with 2 girls, it's a lot easier. My family is mostly girls minus two boys (my nephews), so theres a lot of trading of clothes. Especially my side of the family. My oldest gets them first, then my niece, then my youngest, then my great niece. Clothing that's still good (no rips or stains) gets worn to school, while the ones that is used (rips and stains) gets used for after school. Now, with having a younger sister. My mom would get me and my sister to dress alike for picture day at school and have our picture taken together. Her way of saving money on pictures. I hated it, it was bad enough that our birthdays were only days apart (3 years ), that she had to dress us alike for pictures to. She tried to do this with my brothers but they refused and got their way. Me and my sister didn't win, because both my mom and dad thought it was cute.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
yes it is awful when you have to wear clothes that you don't want to wear
@vanonas (950)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I used to wear my mom's clothes to school because we were almost the same size, she was a little bigger than me. She didn't know so I would hang her clothes back up when I got home from school because she'd still be at work. She found out I would wear them because sometimes I would keep them in my drawers in my room. She was furious! Well not too mad, she just told me not to wear her clothes again. Sorry she's not my sibling, but that's what your discussion made me think of! As for my younger sisters... I didn't start sharing my clothes with them until a couple years ago when they actually started to fit them. Sometimes I wear my younger sisters shirts because she has nice ones. My youngest sister who is 11 wears the clothes that I left in Virginia Beach from when I left for college. It's funny because when I look at her Myspace she has pictures where she's wearing my clothes.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
well it worked out well for you, that is good,
@bellebads (741)
• Philippines
17 Dec 08
with my sibling we actually borrow each others stuff. she sometimes borrow my jeans and shoes and i also borrow her's. but we never borrow blouses or dresses because it's too obvious if you wear it and your sister already wore it before, some people might recognized it and think that we borrowed clothes with each other. so only jeans and shoes are the items that can be borrowed. it's not a problem with us. we actually enjoy this sort of thing we can mix and match our stuff.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
thank you for your response