How teenagers who can"t afford to go shopping are raiding their parents" wardrobes

Forget pocket money, Mum, can I have your clothes How teenagers who can't afford to go shopping are raiding their parents' wardrobes

As more and more women dress in pricier versions of their teenagers' skinny jeans, chunky knits and LBDs, dressing like you mother is no longer the embarrassment it once was.

And, to celebrate, savvy school-goers are raiding their parents' wardrobes, a new survey has revealed.

In an indication of how young people are being hit in the pocket, the research found that 55 per cent regularly borrow or alter their mother's old clothes.

Hollywood glamour: Goldie Hawn (left) and her daughter Kate Hudson at a film premiere in 2009

Hollywood glamour: Goldie Hawn (left) and her daughter Kate Hudson at a film premiere in 2009

The retro fashion even extends to
wedding dresses with one in four brides, 24 per cent, now choosing to
walk down the aisle in 'something borrowed' from their mother.

The survey from online retailer isme.com has found cash-conscious young women are plundering the family clothes rail to breathe life into old outfits, rather spend money on new trends.

A third of 18-24 year-old women also would rather go shopping with their mum than their partner.

And despite the influence of magazines, adverts and celebrities telling us what to wear, one in four reveal it's their mum, rather than designers or well-dressed stars, who inspire their choices.

A further quarter of women say their style is so in tune that they often look like their mum's 'mini-me' – by accidentally dressing in almost identical clothes.

This is certainly the case for celebrities like Daisy and Pearl Lowe, and the Middleton women.

Stylish duo: Daisy (left) and Pearl Lowe also share a similar dress sense, and were voted second on the list of most stylish mother and daughter duos

Stylish duo: Daisy (left) and Pearl Lowe also share a similar dress sense, and were voted second on the list of most stylish mother and daughter duos

Little black dresses: Models Jerry Hall (left) and her daughter Georgia May Jagger

Little black dresses: Models Jerry Hall (left) and her daughter Georgia May Jagger

Little black dresses: Models Jerry Hall (left) and her daughter Georgia May Jagger

The fondness is reciprocated, as one in three mums said they love shopping with their daughters for inspiration and style advice.

The research was carried out online by OnePoll in October 2011 amongst a panel resulting in 3,000 women aged over 18.

TOP FIVE MOST STYLISH MOTHER AND DAUGHTER DUOS
Goldie Hawn and Kate HudsonPearl and Daisy LoweJerry Hall and Georgia May JaggerCarol and Katie VordermanJudy Finnegan and Chloe Madeley

Surprisingly Carole Middleton and her daughters did not make it onto the list of 'top five most stylish mother and daughter duos'.

That list was topped by Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson.

Isme.com spokeswoman Ruth Start said: 'This survey confirms what many of us have long suspected that just because you reach a certain age, it doesn't mean you lose your sense of style.

'Young women appreciate role models who have learnt how to dress and look good. That takes style and life experience.'