Princess Dresses: Making Dress Up Fit Your Life and your Carseat

Let them dress up! Wear those Princess Dresses, Costumes, and Outfits!

Packing Princess Dresses falls under the umbrella of our sister site

which is dedicated to all things family travel.

However, this information can come in handy so frequently as a parent, I feel like the golden nuggets are worth sharing here as well. You never know when you will need to fit a giant dress into a much smaller space! This will be more of a condensed version. For all of the nitty-gritty associated with the whys and the hows, check out our other channel here:

Suitcase Princess on YouTube

Disclaimer: I will say “dresses” but I mean any dress-up outfit including those of Jedis and dragons

I will include a little bonus on princess dresses, read through to the end for that extra magic.

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As you can see, we love to dress up. For pretty much any occasion, including days that end in “Y.” Especially handy when opening the Disney Store.

Find our Tips on how to open the Disney Store here.

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Packing Princess Dresses:

Let’s begin by gathering your supplies:

*dresses (not just dresses but all dress up outfits)


*extra hands or rubber bands

*sharpie (if you need to label the bags)

*suitcase or drawer (whatever you are putting the dresses into for travel or storage)

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This method is quite simple but can seem daunting because of the size of the dresses.

How to Fold & Roll Princess Dresses:

Step 1: Lay dress out flat

Step 2: Find the center point

Flip dress inside itself at midpoint

Step 3: Fold in thirds toward center

Step 4: Roll from folded edge to hem

Tucking in sides as you fold

Step 5: Bind with rubber band

Finally: Tuck into bag

Add accessories if needed

Label if needed

Compress and zip

Put in suitcase or drawer

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Best Shoes for Princess Dresses:

Take into account special shoes can be oh so cute and oh so painful! Think it through beforehand.

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I personally love that my kiddos love to dress up. I will be sad when one day very soon princess dresses are replaced by plain everyday outfits. For now, this is an extra magical moment in my house that I am in full support of. Often, I am called to use my professional skills to match the hairstyle of the chosen princess of the day. I am all too happy to oblige.


Be sure to check back as hairstyling tutorials are coming soon!

Bonus Tip!

How to buckle a car seat when wearing a Princess Dress:


Step 1: Take 1 well-dressed kiddo and 1 appropriately sized car seat


Step 2: Add kid to car seat


Step 3: Roll skirt and part it in the middle


Step 4: Buckle Leg Strap

Step 5: Buckle other straps




Be sure to not dress your child in anything that requires you to loosen the straps.  Excess material can compress during an accident. 

As always, if you have any magic ways to help us add a bit more magic to everyday home life, please share in the comments. Be sure to subscribe to be the first to know when we share new ways of Making Everyday Magic.





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