Kate Hudson, Gabrielle Union and Ciara Prove Mommy & Me Dressing Is a Huge Summer Trend

Once upon a time, matching with your kids was solely reserved for cheesy holiday cards. Now every baby and their celeb mother are stepping out in coordinated ensembles that pack a sartorial (and cuteness) punch. We’ve been tracking the trend since Gabrielle Union and her 9-month-old daughter, Kaavia, launched a mommy and me collection earlier this year and watched as matching mother-daughter outfits became a definite Rule of Three. See how Union and fellow moms, Ciara and Kate Hudson, have nailed mommy and me fashion.

Gabrielle Union & Kaavia In New York & Company

Gabrielle Union, 46, loves matching with her daughter, Kaavia, so much that they even collaborated on an entire mommy and me line for New York & Company in May. The L.A.’s Finest star and her little girl hit the red carpet at the collection’s launch event alongside dad Dwyane Wade wearing matching blue-and-white tie-dye dresses from the Kaavi James collection. Union wore the now-sold-out mommy frock, while Kaavia rocked the mini version ($25).

Ciara & Sienna In Sian Swimwear

The 33-year-old Grammy winner twinned with her 2-year-old mini-me poolside in Sian Swimwear last month. Taking a page out of her mama’s playbook, little Sienna vamped for the camera in her Zoe swimsuit ($76) while Ciara rocked the adult version of the leopard print one-piece ($197). Talk about leveling up.

Kate Hudson & Rani In Pink Chicken

The 40-year-old Deepwater Horizon star and her 10-month-old daughter proved they’re cut from the same stylish cloth earlier this month when they put out all the Almost Famous vibes in matching Pink Chicken embroidered boho dresses. While Hudson’s version is sold out, the long-sleeve option is still available ($94). She paired her look with layers of gold jewelry, a double buckle belt and chandelier earrings, while Rani kept the accessories light and paired her Marabella 2-piece set ($34) with a stuffed bunny.  

The apple doesn’t fall far from the fashionable celeb mama tree.


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