Princess Dress Up: How to Make Your Little Girl Feel Like Royalty

In the words of author Frances Hodgson Burnett, when her character Sara Crewe was standing up for little princesses everywhere, “I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags … they’re still princesses.”

And it’s true.

Just sometimes, little girls forget how very royal they are. When that happens, it’s perfectly acceptable for the royal parents to remind them that they’re uniquely special and extraordinary little humans.

Girl in sequin twirl dress

And while they may still be a princess when they’re in rags, it sure is easier to remember you are one when you’re wearing a princess twirl dress or a princess dress for toddlers and older girls. Even better if you can accessorize with some shiny shoes and matching Minnie mouse ears.

Particularly Popular

What’s particularly popular right now in the princess dresses for toddlers are the Ice Queen and the sister Ice Princess dress-up clothes. With two movies out now that feature magical ice themes from Disney, girls can’t get enough of make-believing they’re royalty living their adventures in the snow.

Of course, the Last Force princess dress is also a hot item right now, and if your daughter loves lightsabers and stories about outer space--this may be more her style. 

Just don’t forget to throw in a pair of matching mouse ears

Who’s Her Favorite?

But her favorite princess may not be from the latest releases. If you think about it, you probably already know which princess your daughter loves best. They generally don’t keep that kind of information a secret! What movie makes you think, “If I have to watch that Disney flic one more time, I may just spontaneously combust?” Because that’s probably the one. That’s her favorite princess.

If you’re unsure, just ask her. She’ll probably be more than happy to tell you. She very well may have more than one, and that’s okay. We’ve done our best not only to keep our dress-up costumes soft and comfortable but also worked to make them affordable. Keep a few on hand.

That way, she can switch it up during dress-up playtime and not get bored. Also, you’ll have princess clothes for playdates, too. 

Take Her Out

Now that your little one is feeling especially well-fitted for nobility, have a tea party with her. Or dance around the room with her.  Or act out her favorite parts of the stories. Or take her out to dinner.

And take lots of pictures!

Because in the end, it’s not just about how well she looks the part, but how the people who love her best treat her—and the time they’re willing to spend with her--that will keep your little princess feeling royal.