Welcome To Kids Love Dress Up!

This website is devoted to helping YOU help your little girl or guy get the most out of dress up play and creative childhood fun.   Welcome! I hope you enjoy poking around!

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Welcome To Kids Love Dress Up!

Kids Love Dress UpA beautiful princess, a knight in shining armour, a brave fire-fighter, an impish monkey. Kids love dress up! When they don those dress up clothes, ANYTHING can happen!

The imagination of a child is a beautiful thing.  Playing dress up is one of the great childish ways of developing that imagination! It also develops social skills such as cooperation, turn-taking, and problem-solving, not to mention enhances vocabulary, gets them practicing interesting skills, and can keep your little one busy for hours on end.

Kids love dress up and so do parents, as it’s really open-ended play – there is no right or wrong way to do it!  And there is no “right or wrong” dress up collection either.  Go vintage, go new, whatever you collect for your child to play with can be the hit of the day!

If you’re here for ideas on dress up clothes, dress up accessories, dress up storage, or games and activities to play, I hope you find what you’re looking for!


We have nearly 100 posts so far on our site – if you browse around using our menus, you’ll find all sorts of fun dress up related and kid-related stuff!  Here, however, is a quick list of our most popular posts to date – by general category. browsing

Top 5 Posts For Girls: Dress Up Clothes And Gear

Top 5 Posts For Boys: Dress Up Clothes and Gear

Top 10 Gender Neutral Posts (Costumes and Gear For Girls and/or Boys)

Top 5 Posts With Awesome Other Stuff For Kids!

Top 3 Posts: Dress Up Accessories


Kids Love Dress Up!Why Is Dramatic Play Important For Children? Why should you as parents and educators encourage your children to immerse themselves in dramatic play? Explore the benefits of dramatic play, dress up play, and make believe with us in this article.

12 Fun Dress Up Games For Girls Who Love Fashion If your girl loves fashion, and dress up is one of the activities that she really enjoys, this article will hopefully give you some new ideas to help her be entertained with dress up play – 12 fun dress up games and activities all about fashion!

12 Amazing DIY Dress Up Storage Solutions  If you have a bit of a knack for DIY projects, why not design and build an amazing dress up storage cabinet, corner, or trunk? Check out this collection of 12 really clever and attractive DIY dress up storage solutions – all with how-to’s and great pics!

Dress Up Games for Girls – The Non-Screen Kind  There are so many games and activities that can keep girls busy in the “dress up theme”. Read this article to discover all sorts of costume-related dress up games, and other dress up related activities to keep her busy playing.

15 Activities For 4 Year Olds They Can Do On Their Own! Need some ideas for keeping your 4 year old entertained while you get some work done or just relax for a bit? Check out these fun and creative ideas – some dress up related, some not. 🙂

Dress Up Clothes Little Girls Will Wear Over and Over – What Are They?   There are some types of dress up clothes that are HITS for little girls, and some that simply never get touched, even if they are pretty and in great shape. Why is this? What kinds of outfits are the good ones to get for YOUR child? Read here!

Little Girls Dress Up Costumes: Calling All Princesses!  What is it about the oh-so-popular Princess dress up play that makes it the most popular, by far, category of dress up clothes for little girls? Explore this idea with me here.

Play Dress Up ClothesFavorite Little Girls Play Dress Up Clothes  Although the options are endless, there are 3 big themes when it comes to dress up clothes for girls… what are they? And why is it both fun and important to encourage all three? Check out this article for more on this.

Dress Up Clothes!  Why is dress up such a fantastic activity for kids? And what is the value of having a varied and extensive dress up collection for you imaginative youngsters? This article is about what’s behind the wonderful world of dress up.

Games and Activities  This is one of my favorite pages as it contains so many ideas for parents to help their kids get the most out of their dress up play.  It’s a big list of dress up activities and dress up games – the majority of them absolutely free and simple to implement with whatever is in your house. Great info to have available for a cold or rainy “stay-inside” kind of day.

Kids Play Dress Up Clothes: From A-ZDress Up Storage Ideas  So that dress up mess… it sure grows and grows, doesn’t it? What can you as a parent do about it? Check out this article to read about various ways you can organize the chaos.

Boys Dress Up: Because Role Play Fun Isn’t Just For Girls   Boys love to get in costume and play just as much as girls – it just looks a bit different. This article looks at 4 dress up themes that your little man, alongside others, will probably very much enjoy.  Check it out!

25 Easy Halloween DIY Costumes  If you’re a DIYer, or if you’re planning to go home-made for your child’s Halloween costume this year, for one reason or another, here is a compilation of 25 clever and cute costumes for kids, all with links to photo or written tutorials.

Kids Love Dress UpAgain, thanks for visiting! Please, drop me a line via the comment section below or email me at marlaine@kidslovedressup.com and let me know what you think!   Do you want to see a page on a particular theme? Read an article about something dress up related?  I’d love to hear from you! 🙂



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14 thoughts on “Welcome To Kids Love Dress Up!

  1. Emma October 14, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    This looks like such a fun website and I know that kids would LOVE it! Its so colorful and entertaining 🙂 I would’ve loved this as a child and if I ever have a little girl, I’ll certainly come back here for some tips and costume ideas.

    • Marlaine October 14, 2016 at 9:15 pm

      That’s wonderful, Emma! Thanks for dropping by, and I’m happy you enjoyed your visit! If you do have a little girl someday, I’m sure you’ll just LOVE it… speaking from experience, it’s pretty great. Although she completely exhausted me today with her play LOL 😉

  2. Nnamdi October 15, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Marlaine, I think your website would interest almost everyone because it has to do with kids. At least this article made an impression on me in a good way. I have a beautiful daughter about 3 years old and I would buy anything that would make her happy and a better person and your website is sure a place to make that decision of what to buy for her.

    I will sure look around a little more to see more of what you have got here.

    Thanks and keep it up.


    • Marlaine October 15, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      Hi Nnamdi,
      Thanks for dropping by! I’m so glad you have enjoyed what you’ve seen so far! You sound like a very loving Dad. I have a 3 year old daughter too – this age is so interesting, isn’t it? Their creativity and ability to play seems to expand every day!
      Have a lovely day!

  3. Summerly October 15, 2016 at 9:55 am

    I really like the idea of your site, dress up is so much fun as a kid! Just the other day I saw a girl in a wedding dress, at the grocery store…for no other reason probably than she just felt like wearing it, which I love, kids don’t care about what other people think. And it really does help the imagination which I think now a days kids have alot less of.

    • Marlaine October 15, 2016 at 7:38 pm

      Haha… I LOVE that story!! And wow… I can relate to that girl’s mom, I’m guessing. At some point you just say “ok, whatever. We need to get groceries.” And you go. Costumed or not. 😉
      Thanks for dropping by, and for connecting here! Have a lovely day.

  4. Amanda October 20, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    What an AWESOME IDEA for your site!! An absolutely UNTOUCHED NICHE!! We just wish our children could stay little FOREVER, and WANT to wear SUPER HERO costumes, that represent what they believe about themselves!!! I didn’t know there were SO MANY girl costumes, and SO MANY accessories, like you have listed on your site – gloves, hats, wigs, socks, shoes, etc. LOVE IT!!!
    At this time of year, with Halloween just around the corner, I REALLY MISS taking my 4 kids out trick or treating, after figuring out what they could wear for their costumes, and having fun putting makeup on my daughters and on my son ONLY ONCE A YEAR…… LOVE THIS SITE!!!! NOW I feel like MY site is BORING……. and not colorful and FUN, like this site is!!!

    • Marlaine October 20, 2016 at 8:02 pm

      Hi Amanda,
      Thanks so much for your kind words about my website, and yes, I agree with you wholeheartedly that kids dress up is wonderful thing! It sounds from your comment that you were a Mom like my own Mom, who really helped her kids make the most of dress up occasions like Halloween. Wonderful! Back when I was a kid, it was handmade/homemade costumes, not fun pre-made ones like these. Not sure which ones I like better, although I must admit these are less work! 😉
      Thanks for dropping by, Amanda, and have a lovely day!

  5. David December 8, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Hi Marlaine,

    I have three girls and they all love to dress up! Not just on Halloween either. They always want to go to school in princess dresses and all kinds of weird stuff! We usually tell them to no you can dress ridiculously at home where no one can see you.

    I know for sure the next time I need to find hard to get costumes, I am coming here first! Anyways, this is a great niche idea and very well put together website very nice!


    • Marlaine December 8, 2016 at 10:46 pm

      Thanks David, glad you enjoyed popping by here! I have seen Princesses out grocery shopping, I must say. As a mom myself, I get it. You pick your battles, right? 🙂 I agree though – some costumes are better saved for just at home play!
      Have a great day!

  6. Mark March 18, 2017 at 4:21 am

    Hi Marlaine

    My grandaughters would love some of the outfits you have on your site. I have a little five year old too, who is always dressing up and will definitely be after some of the outfits in the near future.

    Her school very often have theme days which require them to dress up. So I will be pushing your site in the parents direction for a great potential source. Great site, full of colour and so easy to get about.

    Take care and hope you have a great year

    • Marlaine March 20, 2017 at 1:45 pm

      Hi Mark,
      Thanks so much for commenting – and I appreciate the sharing of the website with your acquaintances! 🙂 Schools often do have dress up days, don’t they… and sometimes it’s hard to come up with an idea for a costume! I hope I can be helpful with that here at Kids Love Dress Up!

  7. The Sndal :) June 19, 2022 at 6:04 am

    This looks like such a fun website and I know that kids would LOVE it! It’s so colorful and entertaining 🙂 I would’ve loved this as a child and if I ever have a little girl, I’ll certainly come back here for some tips and costume ideas.

    • Marlaine July 22, 2022 at 3:07 pm

      Thank you for the kind comment!

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