Need A Girls Dress Up Clothes Trunk? Feminine And Fun Options She’ll Love!
Are you on the hunt for the perfect girls dress up clothes trunk? Well, you’ve come to the right place! We’ll be looking dress up trunks that are cute, feminine, and fun… and all TOP PICKS by Kidslovedressup.com.
First, why is a girls dress up clothes trunk a good idea?
Trunks have LIDS. (At least, they should, in my opinion.) And a lidded box means the mess and clutter can be fully concealed inside. Know what I mean? Toss everything in… dresses, animal costumes, hats, shoes, wands, wings, aprons, jackets, capes… everything… and then close the lid. Suddenly the room is looking rather clean, no? 😉
Simple clean up. Your daughter can EASILY be able to help put away her dress up things at an early age if you have a designated dress up trunk. Pretty self-explanatory, but there’s something to be said for making “it’s time to clean up” an easy chore for her. No hooks, no hangers, just “put it in the trunk”.
They look great! They can become a cute piece of furniture in your daughter’s room or in the play room! If you get a sturdy one, they can also be extra seating (or a launch pad for jumping off of, if your kids are like mine… sigh.)
Where Can You Find Girls Dress Up Clothes Trunks?
We can help with that! First off, if you’re a DIYer, there are plenty of tutorials for making your own dress up trunks. Check out my post called Awesome DIY Dress Up Storage Solutions for some ideas.
But if you’re in a rush, or simply not a DIYer (and there’s nothing wrong with that, my husband always reassures me 🙂 ), I’ve dug around and found some seriously great options for dress up trunks for you that are available online.
Fabulous Girls Dress Up Clothes Trunk Ideas!
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Light Weight or Collapsible Dress Up Boxes
Collapsible dress up trunks are great ideas – and also likely your most inexpensive option other than a cardboard box. This option is good for shorter term storage – your little girl very, very likely will outgrow her favorite character sooner than later.
They come in different sizes, different colors, different brand characters, and different styles. But all can be folded down when not in use, and are soft yet sturdy. No snagging costumes, no hinges where fingers might get caught, light-weight enough to be dragged across a playroom floor.
This style seen here is also available in the following themes: Disney Princess, PAW Patrol, Finding Dory, Frozen, Minnie Mouse, Inside Out, My Little Pony, Sofia the First, Dora the Explorer, and Doc McStuffins (pictured). Likely more as well. I’m certain you can also find them in non-brand colors/themes, but these are definitely very popular right now. 🙂
Beautiful Wooden Girls Dress Up Clothes Trunks
Wooden Toy Boxes are really great for dress up storage – or for storage of any other sort that your little girl wants to use it for, really. Being wooden (or engineered wood), these toy boxes are heavy duty, and can handle some serious play time.
This particular one here (pictured on the left) is one of the Delta Children Deluxe Toy Boxes. It come in 5 styles (Minnie Mouse, Disney Princess, Dora, Cars, and Mickey), and has received high ratings by many reviewers.
What I love about these wooden storage boxes is that they are safe for kids to open and close – no little fingers are going to get slammed in here due to the extra spaces they put in. There’s actually a “Slow Close” mechanism that stops slamming from even happening, and the edges are all carefully smoothed.
Personalized Girls Dress Up Trunks
This particular chest that I’m highlighting here is a bit of a different idea for a dress up trunk than the ones above. It’s not OVERLY girly, but it is definitely still very feminine. And the personalization (available in a variety of colors) is beautifully done.
The design is timeless. This is more of an investment piece for your daughter – she wouldn’t mind having a trunk like that in her own house some day. It’s so pretty!
And, it’s LARGE (it will fit a LOT of dress up gear)! Handcrafted. Solid wood, with an optional cedar base. The lid has kid-safe lid supports (which means that in any lid position, it will not drop). The (white or espresso color) finish is kid safe as well. Definitely check this one out for something unique and classic!
Double Duty: Benches With Storage Can Turn Into Girls Dress Up Clothes Trunks!
When you’re looking for a girls dress up clothes trunk, why not make it a fun piece of furniture for your daughter’s dress up play area?
Benches with storage do double duty in a room… and there are quite a few GREAT girls benches that’ll do the trick very nicely for your daughter’s dress up clothes!
Seriously, how cute is the Princess Throne Bench in the picture?? Your little princess lover would be pretty excited to have her very own throne bench, complete with crown, tassels, heart-shaped pillow… and of course, “The Crown Jewels” painted on it in gold!
The one draw back to this one is that it’s not all that BIG. But perhaps it’s perfect for all of the accessories, and some fancy hooks on the wall will do for her gowns? 🙂
Other Girls Dress Up Clothes Storage Ideas
Like this Multi-Bin Toy Organizer, which is currently an Amazon Best-seller! It’d be absolutely fantastic for dress up storage! The largest bin on the bottom would fit quite a few dresses or costumes, and the smaller ones would be perfect for hats, shoes, jewelry, and other accessories!
It’s sturdy yet has light-weight bins, uses vertical space well (which is great in smaller spaces), and comes in many different character brands (Disney Princess, Doc McStuffins, Hello Kitty, Dora, Disney Fairies, Finding Dory, Skye & Everest from PAW Patrol, Minnie Mouse, and more – just search for her favorite!).
I’ve also written a few other posts that might be of interest to you if you’re looking for more dress up storage ideas:
- Little Girls Dress Up Clothes Trunks: Go Cute or Go Practical?
- The Guidecraft Dress Up Storage Center: Is This A Good Purchase?
- Guidecraft Dress Up Carousel vs Kidkraft Swivel Vanity: Which Is Best?
Which of the types of dress up trunks is the best type for you? Which is the one your little girl would just LOVE to have in her play room? Am I missing a favorite style here?
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32 thoughts on “Need A Girls Dress Up Clothes Trunk? Feminine And Fun Options She’ll Love!”
Your website is excellent. I love all of your products. I have a little girl at home and maybe sometime i’ll come back on your site and purchase something1
Glad you enjoyed popping by, Darren! Hopefully we’ll see you back some time! Merry Christmas!
I love your site! its very cute and it is a great idea. I have a daughter at home and i’m sure if I show her a few of your products on your site and she likes it I would proudly purchase sometime!
Haha… showing this site to a little girl would be a bit dangerous! I’ve discovered that first hand with my own 3.5 year old daughter.
“What are you looking at, Mommy?… OH!! Can I have that PLEASE?? I love THAT one, and THAT one, and THAT one…” LOL.
Dress up clothes and dress up trunks are definitely a lot of fun!
Thanks for commenting, Darren, and have a great day!
I love the bench trunk with storage and also the personalized one. I unfortunately don’t have any girls myself, but do have a couple of nieces I am able to spoil. I will definitely be thinking about one of these for her next birthday! Thank you for writing this and the great ideas!
Thanks Katie! I would love to get my daughter the gorgeous espresso one some day – I can see her using it well past childhood! But yes, it’s definitely a “spoil her” type gift! 🙂 Thanks for commenting!
This is an interesting post. It’s cute. I love it! In fact, I’m tempted to buy some of these cute clothes for my nieces. Great job. I congratulate the author for this excellent post. You have put more time and effort on this. Best wishes!
Thanks Nick! It’s a fun website topic to work on, that’s for sure!
This is a totally awesome idea! I love it. They can put all of their dress up items in the trunk…great way to keep it all in one place. I personally like the wooden options as they seem like they would last longer. The Kidcraft and Guidecraft look like the prettiest ones to me. The prices are not so bad either. Really wonderful ideas.
Thanks! Glad you like them… I think they are rather beautiful too! I see your tag name is “Matt’s Mom” – if you’d like to see similar options for boys, check out my post called “Boys Dress Up Trunks“!
Have a great day!
Hey Marlaine, those are good ideas for dress up boxes. I liked the lightweight dress up boxes as I am always concerned about my child’s fingers being caught in the boxes. I love your site and will visit again. Thank you for your suggestions.
Glad you hear you enjoyed popping by, Jed! The lightweight boxes are pretty nice looking too, I think!
I agree with you about the danger with lid-slamming… especially if you have boisterous children like I do. Slamming would happen. Thankfully the designers of many (most if not all) of these children’s toy boxes have added “slow close” mechanisms and even did cut-outs for fingers. Smart!
Have a great day!
You have no idea (or maybe you do) how badly I need one of these for my daughters dress up clothes and accessories. I think she changes her outfit like five times a day and I am running out of places to hang them. I especially like the idea of easy storage so that even she can put them away. Hangers are not her strong point yet. You have me convinced, now to decide on the foldable or the double duty models. Keep up the great work. Your site has become one of my go too places for ideas for my daughter.
Hi Patrick – I know absolutely what you mean because I’m in the same boat… and we have a few dress up costumes being added this weekend for gifts! (Doctor set and this fire chief set!! I’m pretty excited!) I should be adding the biggest dress up trunk I can find to my daughter’s Christmas gift list too though. 😉 Oh well – her birthday is coming up too.
Hangers aren’t MY strong point either – not for play dress up clothes at least!
Thanks for dropping by again! Good to hear that you’re enjoying your visits here!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Marlaine, first of all, I love to organize and so the idea of a trunk with lid to hide the clutter is just great. I could see myself insisting that inside the trunk be organized, lol. I also love the fact that they are decorative pieces, which are highly functional. I see that they could make great gifts for the Christmas. I took the liberty of forwarding your site to friend with a daughter. Nice job.
Thanks, Josephine! Glad you enjoyed visiting the site, and hopefully your friend has fun popping by too!
I must say that I’m more the “just toss it in and make sure the lid can close all the way, kids” type of parent LOL. 🙂 I LOVE that dress up trunks can hide so much clutter – and easily!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
I love this idea.
When I was a little girl I had a dress up suitcase that stayed under my bed. These are far more attractive and functional.
I love the ones that are personalised, because you can never grow out of it and even use it as an adult.
Hi Michel, thanks for commenting! I agree with you about the personalized trunks being awesome, but a dress up suitcase could be a really fun idea for dress up storage too! That would inspire some fun “going on a trip” dress up games, very likely!
These dress up trunks are super cute! I personally had a simple oak trunk at the end of my bed where all my dress up clothes ended up in. My daughter’s dress up clothes ended up hanging in a closet and the shoes and accessories were in a box. One of these dress up trunks would of come very handy when they were little.
Yes, trunks certainly are handy! But hey, whatever works, I think! For me, my priority is that my kids are able to put away their dress up stuff on their own. So anything that fits that bill, wins!
Thanks for commenting, and have a great day!
Hi Marlaine, last time I visited your website, I read your posts about Star Wars costumes ( they were great) I have a little sister, these could be great gift ideas what do you think?
Keep up the great work! Your site is wonderful!
Hi Anis, thanks for dropping back in! Yes, I think these trunks would make awesome gifts!
Glad my site was memorable for you! 🙂
Oh yes I just love storage trunks! I would’ve loved one of these when I was little!!! I admit that I have a bit of a weakness for boxes. I love storing things inside them and I used to love vising my Nana’s bedroom and opening all the boxes and looking inside- though she thought I was very nosy haha!
I love this comment! I’m sure your Nana didn’t really mind. But I know what you mean about boxes, Emma… 🙂 For me, I love the satisfying feeling you get when you tuck a “mess” of stuff inside a storage box, close the lid, and have suddenly a lovely clean room (or shelf or whatnot). Did you have a favorite here? (I love the dark personalized one myself – mostly because it would make our family room look like an adult area once the dress up clothes and toys are tucked away. My daughter would be tickled pink to have her name inscribed on the side too, so win win!)
Have a great day, and thanks for commenting!
Now that I’m older I’d go with the personalized black one too! (But when I was little I’d’ve gone for a colorful Disney one haha) I also love the blanket boxes and trunks that you can get- we have something in common- I also love how boxes can neatly hide messes! Noooo Nana never minded 😉 I’m really into home decor though, so I can see how a stylish black box would look incredible in a dining room or bedroom!
Absolutely! I agree – my daughter who is 3.5 might not appreciate the beauty of the dark stained one… yet. 😉 She’d be ALL OVER a Doc McStuffins or PAW Patrol one right now. 🙂
I had no idea something like this, now I don’t have kids but my sister in law could totally use this for hers. I like the color of the one on here its perfect I think, great post, and great detail, very informative.
Hmm… sounds like you might have an idea to make you “Uncle of the Year” or something! 😉
Well, I have two boys – but I have two little nieces who would absolutely LOVE the frozen trunks. I love these trunks anyway, my boys have some for their toys – but sort of pirate style ones? They’re just so useful for getting rid of clutter! I also really like the personalized ones, they’re v.sweet.
Hi netp, thanks for commenting! I agree the trunks are AMAZING for quickly clearing up a messy room – and it’s amazing how quickly dress up gear turns from fun toys into “the mess on the floor”. For your two boys, take a look at my Dress Up Storage For Boys post… you might find it interesting!
Have a great day!
A dress up clothes trunk was one of the best purchases we ever made!! Our 4 year old loves to dress up but I was constantly tired of picking up the clothes and trying to find a place to stash them! I love the personalized chests, that’s what we have! Great article!
Awesome! I hear you… they are SO great to have in the play room, aren’t they? I love just tossing everything in our dress up box! Easiest for my kids to help with the clean up too, I find!
I’d love to get each of our kids a personalized chest some day! I’m sure yours are beautiful! 🙂
Have a lovely day!