Wearing a dress to Disneyland?

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  1. lalasmama

    lalasmama DIS Veteran

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    Anyone wear a dress to Disneyland? How did it go? Wanting to feel a little extra pretty on my honeymoon, and thought a dress would be nice, but not if it's going to impede my rides too much!
     
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  3. starshine514

    starshine514 DIS Veteran

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    My girls and I have worn skirts there several times. We always wear either spandex shorts or leggings underneath (depending on the weather). It's super cute and comfy! :thumbsup2
     
  4. wallawallakids

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    I have worn one to WDW!! It didn't hinder me at all on rides. My DD's have worn dresses to the parks several times as well. I say go for it!
     
  5. Midnightred

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    Sure, go for it! Especially a cute knit dress! I plan on wearing one.

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  6. bumbershoot

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    I definitely have. Just wear some sort of modesty-protecting shorts under and you're good to go!
     
  7. Rubygoose

    Rubygoose Everybody's got a laughing place

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    Just be sure to wear shorts/leggings underneath. And not too short when you're going on Splash because you have to straddle the seat.
     
  8. pennyring

    pennyring Thrift Ninja

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    Yep, I wore bike shorts under. It was very comfortable, but I wore a light-weight cotton dress. Very summery.
     
  9. Pinup Mommy

    Pinup Mommy Making everyday a Dapper Day!!

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    I do not own shorts and only one pair of slacks , all I ever wear is dresses. Each time I visit the park it is in a dress, I find they are comfy and easy to pack. I wear spanx under mine just in case :-)
     
  10. KateDrake

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    I love wearing a dress to the parks! It is so nice in the summer when it gets so hot, much better than heavy denim jeans or shorts.

    I don't wear anything but regular undies under mine, but I've never worn one shorter than knee length, and usually more like mid-calf, so it hasn't been an issue. If you are going shorter than slightly above the knee, I would for sure wear some leggings or something, just because you do have to climb in and out of several rides, etc. And yes, you have to watch out on Splash, you don't want to turn it into "Flash Mountain!"
     
  11. mamaCta

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    *note to self - pack bike shorts* ;)
     
  12. mamaCta

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    lmao
     
  13. lalasmama

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    Just bought two dresses to wear :) thanks for the encouragement!
     
  14. Eeee-va

    Eeee-va Happiest robot on Earth

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    If you want to ride Silly Symphony Swings, that MIGHT be tricky in a skirt (I've never bothered trying it, though some folks here have done it with no problems). I feel like Jumping Jellyfish might be a problem, but I haven't even looked closely at that, let alone tried it.

    If needed, I believe you are allowed to ride sidesaddle on the carousels if you're an adult--at least, I did it in DCA on my last trip. Though a long, flowy-enough skirt should allow you to straddle the horse (I've done that twice...I was just feeling fancy this last trip :rotfl: ).

    Those are the only things I've even imagined any problem with (calf-length skirts). Have a great trip!
     
  15. bumbershoot

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    Jumping Jellyfish wasn't fun in a skirt, but then again it wasn't much fun anyway! I like TOT, but JJ seemed to go so much higher, LOL. And there's that bump on the seat as well.
     
  16. theluckyrabbit

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    Agree with the other posters. I almost always wear a skirt or dress to the parks. Short or long, I usually have leggings underneath. I've heard of women who keep bike shorts in the car just for last minute trips to DLR. That way they can ride whatever they choose without worrying about being in a dress or skirt (especially if they weren't planning on stopping at the parks).
     
  17. BriAlie

    BriAlie Earning My Ears

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    I'm another one who wears leggings or tights or something along those lines under dresses and skirts, not only because I always seem to get caught in windstorms (not at DLR but in the real world) but because my legs rub when I walk and it doesn't take long for that sweaty friction to cause a painful rash that makes walking a nightmare!
     
  18. Midnightred

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    I just bought 2 "skorts". with the shorts of the same material buillt in.

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  19. ImarriedGrumpy

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    I love Athleta's "Whatever Skort" for wearing to the parks. They are cute, light weight, don't wrinkle, and water beads up on it (although it will get soaked with lots of water). The shorts underneath are comfortable and I find they also help prevent chafing. I own 6 of them now in a variety of colors, and they are easily my favorite travel clothes. The "Whenever Skort" looks cute, too, but I don't own one (yet! ;)). I first discovered them when I was looking for something to wear when my son was a toddler that would help me feel a little more pulled together than shorts and a tshirt, but still let me chase him around the playground without worrying about flashing the rest of the park.

    http://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=93758&vid=1&pid=683764102
     
  20. LisainCalifornia

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    I live in my target knit (jersey) wrap dresses at disneyland in the summer months. Call me scandalous woman, but I have never worn shorts underneath and never had a problem. Panties, yes, but never bike shorts. I don't own a pair of bike shorts! As long as you tuck right, there is no issue with flashing as long as your skirt is long enough.

    So, black faux wrap dress, undergarmets, flip flops and straw hat is my outfit of choice June-July-August.
     
  21. bearette

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    You can wear whatever you want. I personally don't but I didn't go on my honeymoon either. I have seen girls in fancy dresses and super high heels that make me laugh every time. It is just like going anywhere else, people wear everything. As far as shorts underneath, if you are the type that need to wear shorts underneath then I wouldn't recommend the dress...I just stick to pants and shorts.
     

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