Tegan and Sara - how to tell the twins apart!
The Quin Twins
Canadian indie/pop/rock duo twin sister act Tegan and Sara have a large following on the internet and have critics falling over themselves with admiration. Their latest album, Sainthood, came out in October 2009 and has been a huge hit with fans and reviewers alike. For the last ten years, their music has wowed fans and earned them respect in their industry from fellow artists and record producers.
And yet, I find my friends asking me, "Which one's that? Is that Tegan, or Sara? It's Tegan right?"
And no, it isn't - it's Sara!
The fact these guys share a face has come to my attention as I'm sure it has yours, and so here I have produced, for new fans and fans that just find it hard to tell the difference, a guide to which twin is which!
The fist, and possibly simplest, pointer I have is their differences in fashion sense.
This is a generalisation, but that's all I can work with! Generally, Sara wears sleeves more often, smart shirts, and straight cuts and trousers. Her look is rather smart-casual.
Tegan on the other hand, is more likely to wear a band shirt, a shirt with a logo on, jeans, a plaid shirt (as above) or something with stripes on (as below). Her style is a lot less 'mature' then Sara's.
Although both twins have a number of images inked on their arms, I'm going to talk about two main ones that stand out and show which twin is which.
Sara has on her upper right arm a large square tattoo of a wave and a ship.
Tegan has on her lower right arm a tattoo of a tree. When photographed together, Tegan often has her arms on show so it'll be easy to spot that tattoo and know who's who.
FACIAL DIFFERENCES - EYES AND JAW
Tegan and Sara's faces differ more than you at first may realise.
Eyes - Tegan's eyes seem bigger, somewhat rounder than Sara's.
Jaw lines - Sara has a narrower jaw than Tegan, who's whole face looks wider than Sara's.
Below, you can see not only the harsh difference in jaw shape, but also the fact that Tegan wears a labret piercing. In some photographs/interviews she does not have it in, but in a vast majority, she does.
Close-up of both twin's...chins...
In most of the pictures, Sara has her hair straightened. Tegan is sometimes wearing her fringe wavey, as below.
Sara not only has a narrower face and jaw than Tegan, but also has more harrowed cheeks. In the picture above you can really see the differences in their face shapes.
Well that concludes my little article about how to tell Tegan and Sara apart! I hope now you can find it easier to tell which is which in photos, or know which name to yell at who when you're at a gig!
Below is one more picture of them. In old photographs, they look more similar stlye wise than in more recent photos. I hope you can look, apply my tips, and agree that they look different to one another!