Top 10 Items all Great Princess Dress Up Closets Should Have

Are you searching for a pre-packaged princess dress up trunk for your little girl? Stop now and read this article to find out how to compile the greatest dress up items for your little princess dress up trunk.
By: Melanie Rivers
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Oct. 2, 2011 - PRLog -- Have you been trying to locate a packaged princess dress up trunk for your little girl or granddaughter?  You can now stop looking.  Very few of them are available on the market and those that do, typically include only very low quality articles that will be demolished into threads by your little princess in just a short amount of play.  No need to worry.  There are great 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) collection of princess dress up clothes and accessories that will keep your little princess smiling for a very long time.  So what items should you purchase for your princess dress up trunk?

The most important pieces of any dress up trunk will obviously be the dresses.  Picking the best dresses for your princess dress up trunk could very well be a formidable task.  We suggest keeping a few suggestions in mind.  In most instances Halloween costumes do not make great dress up clothes.  As a rule, 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 specifically 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 preferred 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 youngest girls typically prefer the Disney characters like Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Belle from Beauty and the Beast.  Whereas many of the older girls (ages 5 and up) like the uniqueness and beauty of the non-licensed princess dresses.

Other "must haves" for a princess dress up trunk include leotards and tutus.  We suggest selecting a couple tutus in coordinating colors and you typically don’t have to spend more than $15 for a nice 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 when 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.

Princess cone hats and tiaras are other vital pieces to a great princess dress up trunk.  As the mother of two little girls, I highly recommend choosing a tiara that is not made from hard plastic.  Tiaras made from hard plastic are short lived since little feet are always dancing and are thus prone to stepping on tiaras and breaking them.  Try choosing 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 regal renaissance princess.  A white dress up veil for about $6 transforms your princess into a princess bride, which is always tons of fun.  As far as selecting an appropriate princess wand, I recommend the silk streamer wands.  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 accessories that you could supplement your princess dress up trunk with include: fancy gloves, dress up shoes, ballet slippers, feather fans, capes, wings boas and a string of pearls.  Slides (or any shoe without a back) are the best form of dress up shoes for kids 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 clothes and accessories, what should you put all your items in?  Regrettably there are no great alternatives 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 your budget is unlimited, 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 interested in finding quality items to put in your princess dress up trunk, check out Everything Princesses, your one stop shop for all things princess including the largest selection of princess dress up clothing, including princess play dresses, wands, tiaras and dress up shoes.
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