Best Princess Dress Up Clothes and Accessories to Include in a Dress Up Trunk

Published: 05th December 2011
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Are you looking for a pre-assembled princess dress up trunk for your favorite little princess? You can now stop looking. Very few of them exist and those that do, usually include only very low quality pieces that will be destroyed by your little princess in just a few hours of play. No need to fret. There are high quality princess play dress up items out there. All you need is just a few minutes on the internet and you will be able to create a fabulous (and unique) assortment of princess dress up clothes and accessories that will keep your little princess busy for a very long time. So what articles should you consider selecting for your princess dress up trunk?

The most essential articles of any dress up trunk will be the dresses of course. Picking the most appropriate dresses for your princess dress up trunk might be a daunting task. We recommend keeping a few ideas in mind. In many cases Halloween costumes do not make the best dress up clothes. Typically, they are cheaply made, scratchy when worn, and fall apart in the washer when cleaned. When selecting princess dresses for your trunk, try to choose dresses made especially for playing dress up. These are machine washable dresses with soft and non-itchy fabrics that are made to withstand the wear and tear of daily dress up. Dresses that are easy for little children to take on and off themselves are also a great idea. I have two little girls and their favored dresses are typically simple dresses that are easy for them to change in and out of themselves. Seek out the child's opinion because your favorite dresses will probably not be their favorite dresses. The smallest girls are drawn more toward the typical Disney characters like Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Whereas the older girls (ages 5 and up) are more apt to choose the non-licensed princess dresses.

Other "must haves" for a princess dress up trunk include leotards and tutus. We suggest choosing a couple tutus in various colors and you typically don't have to spend more than $15 for a quality tutu and $20 for a fabulous one. If you choose to add one leotard, make sure that the tutus you select will match the leotard nicely. Little girls while playing dress up will only wear an outfit for a short period of time, so if your trunk has a great selection of tutus, your little girl can easily change her attire by just pulling the tutus on and off with little effort.

Tiaras, crowns and cone hats are a must have for every princess dress up trunk. As the mother of two little girls, I highly recommend choosing a tiara that is not made from hard plastic. These tiaras do not last since little feet are always dancing and are thus prone to stepping on tiaras and breaking them. Select a tiara with beautiful jewels and puffy marabou that isn't made from hard plastic. Or another great option is simple headband with a sequined crown attached. A princess cone hat for about $10 transforms an everyday princess into a royal renaissance princess. A white dress up veil for about $6 transforms your princess into a princess bride, which is always tons of fun. In my opinion, silk streamer wands are the best imaginary play wands on the market. These are great for imaginative play and they are by far my daughters' favorite play toy. Other unique princess wand options to consider are light up wands or those that make music when waved.

Other items to consider when creating a princess dress up trunk are princess capes, wings, boas, long string of pearls, gloves, feather fans and dress up shoes. Slides (or any shoe without a back) are the best form of dress up shoes for little girls since sizing isn't as important and they are very easy to put on and remove. A set of wings transforms your princess into a fairy princess and a cape is just plain fun swooping around throughout the house.

So once you've purchased all of your princess dress up pieces, what should you put all your items in? Unfortunately there are no great options as far as empty cardboard dress up trunks on the market. A very large pink plastic tote with a lid is a nice option that keeps all the dress up items in one neat and orderly location. If you want to spend a little more money, you can select a great wooden toy chest with a hinged top, which makes a great dress up trunk that is built to last. It also is a attractive show piece for your little princess's room.

A princess dress up trunk is an essential toy in every little girl's room. Dress up stimulates creativity and imaginary play, which seems to be lost in today's society with all of our electronic gadgets and television on 24/7. Selecting a fabulous array of dress up items will provide your little princess with hours of play time fun.

This article is courtesy of Everything Princesses. If you're looking for great items to place in your princess dress up trunk, check out Everything Princesses, your one stop shop for all things princess including the best selection of princess dress up clothing, including princess play dresses, wands, tiaras and dress up shoes.



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