Catherine Zeta-Jones’ Daughter, 21, Wears Her Pink Slip Dress from 1999 Looking like Mom’s Mini-Me

The timeless connection between a mother and daughter finds its expression in various ways, none more enchanting than through fashion. This sentiment was beautifully captured when Carys Douglas, the 21-year-old daughter of Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, marked her milestone birthday. Fans of the family were quick to comment on the touching Instagram post shared by Carys.

Stepping into the limelight with vintage elegance, Carys Douglas recently adorned herself in her mother Catherine Zeta-Jones’ pink slip dress from 1999 for her 21st birthday dinner, a moment she shared on Instagram.

Her caption for the Instagram post was simple yet heartfelt, “The most perfect 21st I could ask for!” It not only showcased the festivities of her special day but also highlighted Carys embracing her mother’s iconic style.

Through a series of photographs, we witness Carys enjoying a birthday dinner with friends, blowing out candles, and sharing laughter. In most of these images, Carys is adorned in the pink slip dress her mother first wore on the red carpet of the 1999 MTV Movie Awards.

Fans and followers alike appreciated the affectionate homage to her mother’s iconic fashion moment. The harmonious blend of past and present did not escape observers, who expressed their admiration. “Your mom’s dress?” one user commented.

Another left a heartfelt message, “Your mother’s dress this sweet Carys you’re so pretty!” Similarly, another exclaimed, “OMG CZJ DRESS APPEARANCE,” while yet another remarked, “carys! beautiful like her mother love u beautiful .” Adding to the sentiments, one fan remarked, “Stunning beautiful gorgeous grown woman, just like her mother x.”

As fans marveled at the striking resemblance between Carys and her mother, Catherine Zeta-Jones took to social media to celebrate her daughter’s milestone.

She shared a series of images on Instagram, capturing precious moments of Carys as a child alongside a recent portrait of the woman she has become.

Her message was filled with emotion and pride: “Happy Birthday to my beautiful daughter @carys.douglas You are the joy of my life. 21 years of watching you blossom into the most incredible woman you are today is a God-given gift that I never take for granted and cherish every day of my life. Thank you for being you. I love you with all my heart Mama.”

Touched by her mother’s words, Carys responded affectionately, “I love you Mama thank you for everything— I am so proud to be your daughter.” Carys’s father, Michael Douglas, also shared a birthday tribute, accompanied by a candid photograph capturing a loving moment between them.

The image was aptly captioned, “Happy 21 my darling Carys! You bring me and the world such happiness @carys.douglas Dad.” Carys reciprocated her father’s post with a sentiment reflecting the love and appreciation evident in her mother’s tribute. “I love you so much Dadda! Thank you for being the best dad in the world,” she commented.

In a nostalgic nod to her daughter’s early years, Catherine offered a glimpse into Carys’s childhood through an Instagram clip from a school concert. Carys, surrounded by her peers, opted not to sing but instead playfully engaged with the camera, showcasing her playful spirit—a trait her mother has often celebrated alongside Carys’s many talents in singing, acting, and music. Yet, it is fashion that Carys holds closest to her heart.

Michael has also offered insights into the joys of parenthood, describing the experience of watching Carys grow as a wonder-filled journey. He candidly reflected on the transition to being empty nesters alongside his wife, Catherine.

“We’re empty nesters now, so we have more freedom to travel compared to when we were raising two children in our fifties, sixties, and now into our seventies. I have to express my gratitude to our kids, Dylan and Carys. They’re truly exceptional individuals,” he shared.

Michael also extended his appreciation to his wife for their children’s upbringing. He added, “They’ve brought us so much joy. We haven’t encountered any major issues. We’ve had a wonderful life together. Dylan has completed his education, and Carys has one more year of college.”

Reflecting on their bond, he continued, “But both Catherine and I have found immense joy in raising them.” Michael also humorously mentioned that enticing Carys and Dylan with exciting trips has become a way to spend quality time together now that they are adults.

Michael has openly shared the bittersweet feelings that accompany children leaving home. With Dylan and Carys progressing through their education and entering adulthood, he and Catherine have embraced their roles as parents throughout their fifties, sixties, and seventies.

He expressed how much of a “treat” it is to spend time with Carys and Dylan now that they eagerly engage with him, rather than it being solely a parental responsibility.

As Carys continues to carve her own path, whether in fashion, the arts, or any other pursuit she chooses, she does so with the support of her parents’ legacy and a family that finds joy in each other’s happiness.