These 21 Forced Family Photos Will Make Your Holidays Bright, Because Nothing Says We're Related Like Coordinated Outfits
'Tis the season of quality family time and digging out old photo albums in hopes of embarrassing your little brother in front of his new significant other.
Last week, Bustle and Nine West launched #ForcedFamilyPhoto, a contest to show off the best and worst family photos you've taken over the years. Not surprisingly, you all have blown us away with adorable relics from childhood and in some cases, photographic evidence of those angsty coming-of-age years.
We're going to notify the winners once we've had a chance to thoroughly enjoy everything you've submitted, but for now — take a look at our favorite photo submissions so far.
Written by Dani Fankhauser
Baby, it's Cold Outside
That’s either an oversize mailbox, or a very small dog.
We Go Together
Nothing says “we’re related” like coordinated outfits, amirite?
Denim + Khaki
My only question is, why did only the two youngest get to bring an (inanimate) plus one?
Halloween, or our destiny?
This pair is as similar as can be without breaking any longstanding feminine/masculine taboos.
Image: Sam Stahl/Instagram
Remember the face you made for your driver’s license photo? USE THAT ONE.
You had me at “wet noodle toddlers.”
The glove really pulls this one together for me.
Impersonating the Family Tree
Why reenact photos of your childhood when you could re-create pictures from Grandma’s childhood?
You can tell these ladies grew up to be BFFs.
The Human Train
On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer…
Can you spot the future OshKosh B’gosh model?
“Side-eye since '95.”
This photo is a tribute to brighter days, when there were bonnets, and oh, that stache.
This was the year Mom’s orthodontia career really took off.
Hansel(s) and Gretel
No witch would stand a chance against these four in the woods.
The Human Train, 2
Line up by height and shade of plaid.
Yes, I see the camera.
Say Cheese, 2
This lady got her smile from her dad.
The Wild Side
Proof you are never too young or too old for leopard print.