If you haven't heard about it... Dapper Day is an event held at different Disney theme parks twice a year, where everyone is encouraged to wear their best outfit! Whether that may be inspired by a specific era like the 1950s, or just your own personal style! Some park-goers have even used Dapper Day to create unique disneybounding outfits. Celebrities like Drake Bell & Dita Von Teese are known to appear as well!
If you're planning on going to Dapper Day for the first time this year, here's our list of just a few things to get yourself ready for the big day.
Wear flats! Sorry, gals. If you wish for blisters then by all means - wear those adorable heels! But my advice is to go for a comfortable, cute alternative. Or bring along a pair of flats to switch in and out of for comfort.
Set your makeup & hair. A simple makeup mist spray can save you from having to touch up your blush every hour! You can find affordable makeup setting sprays, like this one from e.l.f. cosmetics. You'll want to keep your bag light, so bring just your beauty essentials. Also, it's important to keep in mind that fast rides like Space Mountain & the Matterhorn may mess up your fabulous hairdo! Make sure you're ready for touch ups if you plan on riding the Disneyland classics.
Set aside time for the Expo! There is lots of tempting shopping inside Disneyland & Downtown Disney, but since you're going to be there for Dapper Day, why not check out the Dapper Day Expo! Many big and small pinup reproduction clothing companies will be vending there, as well as lots and LOTS of vintage!! The perfect chance to try on some of your favorite brands, and find your new favorite pieces. T We will be vending at the expo, too! It's free for anyone to attend, located in the Disneyland Hotel. Saturday April 30, noon-7pm, and Sunday May 1, 10am-7pm!
Check the weather before & dress accordingly! Although Disneyland was built where it is because of Orange County's notoriously beautiful weather... mother nature sometimes has something else in mind. If the weather says it will be 90 degrees, you may want to think about skipping the seamed stockings and fur stole. At Disneyland, you will be walking around a lot and shade is minimal, so remember to bring/wear sunscreen! Check out the Dapper Day gallery for inspiration!
Need some Disneybounding Ideas?
Disneybound as Mickey Mouse in the classic Vogue Skirt in Red!
Disneybound as the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland in the Estelle Blouse in 'Chambray Swiss Dot Blue'!
Disneybound as Sorcerer Mickey in the Roxie Dress in 'Navy Constellations'!
Don't forget to take lots and lots of photos, and have FUN! Dapper Day is a great chance to see the most fashionable vintage styles, make new friends, and have a wonderful day at the happiest place on earth!
So what about you, ladies? Got any advice for Dapper Day attendees?