Just because you’re going to be walking around in the hot sun and eating giant turkey legs, there isn’t any reason you still can’t look cute! But comfort is important so choose your outfits carefully, taking these key points in mind. There are Disney PhotoPass photographers at every bend to capture your Disney memories and you want to look good! You’ll be wanting to share your magical memories on social media and saving photos in an album so put a bit of thought into your ensemble. These are my suggestions for comfy but still cute clothes to wear at Disney!
1. Choose Breathable Fabrics
You’ll be happier and more comfortable when you choose breathable fabrics, like cotton. That’s why the souvenir Disney t-shirt is so popular! We’re all rockin’ the cotton Disney tee in this shot (except for my husband, who wears nothing but white t-shirts, ever!) Cotton tees dry quickly after a dunking on Splash Mountain too.
Cuteness Tip: Choose women’s styled shirts, which are a little more fitted and shaped, instead of boxy or shapeless tees. LuLaRoe is offering some cute Disney patterns in longer lengths to wear over leggings.
2. Consider the Weather
Southern California weather is pretty typical. It’s generally hot in the summer and cool in the winter…sometimes. And sometimes you’ll have a beautiful warm and sunny day in May and the following day it’s raining! And just because it’s December doesn’t mean you’re going to need a winter coat, it could possibly be a surprising 80 degrees! Make sure to check the 10-day forecast before packing.
Dress in layers if the mornings are chilly and the days are warm. Rent a locker to store the jackets and extra layers when you don’t need them.
Cuteness Tip: Choose fun accessories like the knitted Minnie-inspired hat (shown in image below) when the weather is cold and you’re wearing a coat over your Disney outfit.
3. Head to Toe
A hat is a must in my opinion and it’s fun to purchase them at the Disney Parks. I love to choose a hat (that doubles as a souvenir) on the first day of my trip so I can wear it every day.
Cuteness Tip: Make sure to try the hat on in the shop. Be sure to check that it’s sized correctly and isn’t going to be uncomfortable.
For the love of all things, leave the heels at home! Comfortable shoes are a necessity but you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort. There are lots of adorable and comfortable Disney-styled kicks. Read my post, Best Shoes for the Disney Parks and find out why I love open-toed sandals.
Cuteness Tip: Crocs clogs are a popular choice in the Disney parks and for good reason. They are comfortable and easy to wear in the summer because they dry quickly on water rides. However I think the smaller Crocs clogs are the cuter they are (ie: leave the Crocs clogs to the kids!)
4. Disney Bound
Cuteness Tip: Channel your Inner Minnie with something polka dotted. In my opinion, at Disney you can never go wrong with polka dots!
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5. Accessorize in Style
I totally bought a “fanny pack” on my recent trip to Walt Disney World…yes, I did and I’m not embarrassed about it one bit! I loved having my hands free and my neck was hurting from carrying a purse on my shoulder through the Parks.
Choose either a waist pack or a crossbody style in a Disney pattern to use specifically for your trip. It’s so helpful to have the individual pockets on a crossbody bag and having your hands free is invaluable. You can fit a surprising amount inside these bags! If you need more room for snacks or kid stuff, choose a Disney-themed backpack to store it all.
Cuteness Tip: Jewelry accessories should be dainty to avoid damage or injury during the rides (can you imagine how your chin would feel after riding a loopy roller coaster with a statement bib necklace hitting you in the face?!) (Mary Poppins necklace from KK and Whimsy on Etsy)
6. Kid’s Couture
I love making my kids coordinating outfits when we take Disney trips. Yeah, they’ll probably hate me for it later, but they do look adorable! If you’re not a seamstress yourself, Etsy is a go-to place for clever and unique Disney wear for your family. I love to find unique outfits for my kids to wear at the Parks.
7. Your First Day Outfit
Live and learn lesson from our recent trip to Walt Disney World. Our checked bag didn’t arrive until the following day. Fortunately I’d packed a second outfit in my checked bag for me and my son (though my contact lenses, make-up bag and hairbrush were in the checked bag). My mom and brother had absolutely no clothes and had to wear the same outfit on day two. Pack your first day outfit in your carry-on bag.
Fortunately something my mom said rang true, “After ten minutes walking around and riding the rides in the Park, we’ll look hot and sweaty like everyone else.” And that was the truth!
What are your top “cute but comfy” tips for outfits at Disney Parks? I’d love to hear your comments!
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Green | What to Wear at Disney Loop:
- 1st Stop – Heidi’s Head | We are THAT (Matchy-Matchy) Family
- 2nd Stop – Saving up for Disney | Comfortable (But Still Cute) Clothes to Wear at Disney
- 3rd Stop – Two Moms and a Mouse | From Head to Toe ~ Dressing for Disney Parks
- 4th Stop – Superheros and Teacups | From Baseball Caps to Mickey Ears: What to Wear on Your Head at the Disney Parks