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Matchy-Matchy is an adjective used to describe something or someone that is very or excessively colour coordinated.[1] It is a term that is commonly used in fashion blogs to describe an outfit that is too coordinated and consists of too many of the same types of colors, patterns, fabrics, accessories, etc. "Matchy-matchy" was added to the Oxford Dictionary of English in 2010 along with 200 new words that were previously considered as slang.[2][3]

According to some designers, matching too much is not a good thing. "Sometimes fashion has to reintroduce an idea that may have once been considered a bad taste," says Jane Shepherdson.[4]


  1. ^ Angus Stevenson, ed. (2010). "matchy-matchy". Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199571123. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  2. ^ "200 New Words Added To Dictionary". CBS DFW. 20 August 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  3. ^ "New Words in the ODE". Time Newsfeed. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  4. ^ Cartner-Morley, Jess (24 April 2012). "Matchy matchy: this summer's in-the-know look". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 November 2013.