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Are any of you Dapper day fans??? For those of you that do not know what Dapper day is, let me tell you! Dapper day is an outing to the Disney park to celebrate the tradition of “stepping out in style”. According to the Dapper Day website, Dapper Day is: “fun, elegant events, and accessories! Our Spring and Fall DAPPER DAY Expo at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA, celebrates stylish living from yesterday and today with bands and dancing, vintage and contemporary clothing and accessories, jewelry, barbers, beauty products, and beyond.”
The first Dapper Day outing took place in February 2011 at the Disneyland theme park. It was a very small organized event that eventually turned out to be a very well known event at the Disney parks. This event takes place twice a year. Once in spring and once in fall at the Disneyland Parks but these outings are also held in other places like museums and more.
What do people wear on these outings? People dress up in their best attire, either vintage or contemporary. The 1950’s look is very common during Dapper Day. You can see women dressed up in beautiful vintage dresses. Also, since this is springtime, you see beautiful spring vintage dresses like this one. Of course, let’s not forget all the vintage accessories like vintage hats, sunglasses, and shoes! These people take Dapper Day very seriously.
Men look very dapper around the park too. You will see guys really dress up with dressy pants or suits. Of course, you will see the guys wearing a vest and bowtie, and maybe even a vintage hat. There are more casual guys that wear suspenders to go with the feel of the park. Either way, people have a blast at the park during Dapper Day!
Not everyone dresses up with a vintage style though. A lot of people go dressed up as Disney characters, or with Disneybound attire. What’s is DisneyBound? It’s playing dress up without actually wearing a costume. How? By picking trendy clothes and basing your outfit colors on Disney characters. For instance, you can wear a yellow dress like this one, match it with a blue sweater, some yellow shoes and a red hair accessory like a bow or headband and you are DisneyBounding as snow white! Yup, it’s that simple! A great source of ideas for DisneyBounding outfits is Pinterest. Just type in the search bar DisneyBound ideas and you will get so many to choose from.
Remember, you can either dress up in detail or just dress up with accent pieces. The idea is to go to these events and have fun!
For the spring of 2018, the event is happening Sunday, April 22nd. Mark your calendars! Get your Disneyland tickets and outfit ready and we’ll see you at Dapper day! Don’t forget to book your photo session to commemorate your visit and take home those memories.