Tuesday, December 28, 2010

When Dress Up Games Grow Up

It’s safe to say that we all loved dress up games growing up. The dress up games out there for us were simple. We had Mom and Dad’s old clothing piled up in a box and maybe, if we were lucky, we had some princess dresses created just for us – maybe even Halloween costumes to enjoy. When we played dress up, the clothing became costumes and we were transported into a new universe of fun and fashion. We did fashion shows and put on plays in costume. We became super heroes and princesses. We absolutely loved dress up games.

Of course, like most things from childhood, we weren’t able to play the dress up games as much as we grew older. Things changed and we were forced to stop dressing up in mom’s old clothes and the princess roles weren’t as exciting any more. But really, we’d all love to get back into a pink sparkly dress and play princess with that air of innocence again. Fortunately we can. Dress up games online give you a chance to play with fashions and designs in any number of fantasy settings. You can see how much there is to enjoy with the games without ever having to leave your desk. And the pink dresses always fit online!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dress Up Games and Holiday Parties

What better time to play dress up games than at a holiday party? At the holiday parties, everyone is looking their finest, even if they are just wearing casual clothing. When you attend a party, you usually spend some time ahead of the event planning out your wardrobe and your overall look. Then you spend plenty of time getting ready. You want to look your best which usually means you’re wearing some new clothing and have your hair and make-up just right.

For all intents and purposes these are dress up games. The entire event is in fact a giant dress up game. Picking out the right fashions and then getting them to look just right on you is all part of the game. Add in the hairstyle and make up, and you’re getting the whole packages. Of course, holiday parties are hugely fun for everyone invited and involved. These parties are a chance to get together and share the joy of the seasons. They are just another great opportunity to share the fashions of the seasons as well.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dress Up Games and the Holidays

The holidays are a great time for dress up games. When you start thinking of the huge number of dress up games available, it’s not hard to find ways to play:

Online dress up games. Kids are home for winter break over the holidays and the Christmas dress up games are significant part of filling that spare time if you’re into that sort of thing. Pull up some of the dress up games on the computer and you can spend hours working on those and enjoying your sense of fashion.

Dress up games and gifts. Dress up games make great gifts for the holidays as well. Think of the dress up activities that go under the Christmas tree. Fashion dolls and new clothing alone makes up almost half of the items that you can find under the tree. New games that involve fashion as well as gift cards that will be used to enjoy dress up games in a store are all great examples of holiday dress up games as well.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Dress Up Games – Winter Fun

If you’re going out in the winter, you need to be ready for the cold, and ready for the wind. It’s one thing to dress warmly, and it can be a totally different plan to dress for the wind that comes with it. When you’re preparing for winter dress up games, you always need to start with layers. The thinner your layers are, the more easily you can move around while still looking great.

Pull on a pair of silk thermal underwear – it’s the thinnest and slinkiest for the dress up games. Then slide on some pants. If you have jeans, they will do, but lined jeans or pants with a thicker weave than demin are probably better choices. Jeans let a lot of wind through. Your core should have the most protection. Wear your thermal shirt topped with a long-sleeved shirt and then a sweater. A coat goes on top of it all before you slide on gloves and a hat. It can be a lot to wear, but it’s worth it to look great and feel warm all season long.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Country Dress Up Games

Everyone loves a good looking cowboy, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t come dressed as his good looking cow girl. The trick to playing country dress up games is to not try too hard. The authentic country folks can tell a phony from a mile away, so you’ll need to do a fair approximation without overstepping your limits. This gives you a few options for outfits, but easily my favorite is the simple dress, boots and a hat.

Jeans seem like the best thing you could wear if you’re going to play cowgirl, and you can wear jeans and look great. You can also wear something far less complicated and perhaps more flattering for your dress up games. Start with a dress that skims the body or a shorter denim skirt. It should be young and perhaps a bit frayed and patched. Pair it with a cute shirt and then slip on some boots if you have them or regular going-out shoes if you don’t. The final accessory is something like a black or cream hat. Adding the hat just adds the right amount of country to the dress up games.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dress Up Games and Winter Style

Dress up games are especially fun in the winter months. When it’s cold outside, the warm clothing comes out and there is so much to wear and enjoy during these months. With the cold, you’ll find that layers are a nice way to start the dress up games. Wear many thin layers of clothing and not only will things fit more nicely, they will still showcase your figure in a flattering way. When you wear thicker, bulkier items, it’s much harder to pull together a real look that’s not just a big shlumpy mess.

Of course there’s a lot to be side for shlumping around the house in a giant sweater and leggings, but it’s not the style you want to wear when you’re heading out on the town or going somewhere with friends for a drink. If you’re going to get dressed up in the winter months, shoot for layers and a thin jacket if possible – leather is an excellent choice for a thin, tailored look that is also very warm. A wool pea coat is a great choice as well.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dress Up Games and Christmas

Now that Thanksgiving is drawing close, it’s time to hit the stores for some serious dress up games. There are endless opportunities for fun in the holiday season and seemingly all of them need some new clothing styles. Pull your looks together based not only on what suits the party and what looks great on you, but on how well you can shop. When you shop well, you can get killer deals on all of your dress up games without spending much of anything. The money that is left over can be used to buy all of the necessary make-up and accessories you need to enjoy the special event.

Of course, finding the best deal for your dress up games isn’t always simple. You need to shop around and you need to have an open mind. If you’re set on a black dress with a white collar, there are only so many in the known shopping world. However, if you’re more flexible and looking for a black dress suitable for a party, you can find dozens to try out. With any luck, one of them will be fabulous on you and be on sale to boot.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dress Up Games and Winter Weight

It’s always a sad thing when you realize you’ve started your winter weight gain before winter even appears. Once upon a time, we lost weight over the winter as humans waited for the ripe and fertile spring to come again. Today though, we get to celebrate our weight gain and loss with dress up games for every season. Winter dress up games are often designed to hide the extra fluff that comes along with holiday treats and dinners. Apparently it’s already time to break out the big concealers.

Dress up games are so much more forgiving in the winter than in the spring or summer. The layer of sweaters and jackets can hide virtually anything under fleecy, fuzzy layers. A pair of stretch pants and a long sweater work all season long and even if you have to get dressed, suits are wonderful at concealing a few extra pounds here or there. The dress up games in the winter adapt as your body changes, and hopefully come January when the treats are put away, the winter weight will begin to melt off leaving you svelte and ready for spring time dress up games again.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dress Up Games and the Holidays

The holidays bring plenty of opportunities for dressing up. With dress up games, you’re able to really dig into your closet and bring out everything from the formal you wear once per year to the ugly sweater you wear as often as you can get away with it. Dress up games around the holidays are fun and you have almost carte blanche to wear anything you want so long as you can get away with it. It’s a casual time for many of us with games and contests around the office, and this holiday season will likely not be any exception to the general rule.

Dress up games let you showcase some of your great holiday finds from years past. Some people spend time looking for the perfect black cocktail dress. That dress shows up in time for holiday shows at theaters downtown. Others of us work hard to make an ugly sweater even uglier so that we can enjoy the drama of it at Ugly Sweater parties for work and among friends. Even Christmas morning can bring new outfits out of hiding to add a bit of comfort and style to the Christmas morning festivities.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dress Up Games and Online Fun

Online dress up games are simple, but they are amazingly fun. The dress up games you’ll find online are straight forward – you get a doll base and then you dress her in the clothing available until you make a fabulous outfit an show her off as a finished product. The dress up games give girls a chance to try out their fashion skills in a safe environment before taking them to the real world of fashion in the hallways or offices. The online fun of the dress up games is that the games have endless possibilities and plenty of creative genius involved.

With the dress up games, you start with a doll base that looks a lot like a barely dressed fashion doll. The doll is then dressed by taking clothing from the selection available and putting them on top of the doll. You can build complete wardrobes and outfits by pulling in the different items available. When it’s all said and done, your fashion doll will be complete and she’ll be lovely.  

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Dress Up Games and Creativity

Creativity seems to be a lost art today, especially among the younger children who are growing up without ever having a chance to play games of their own accord. Too many games online and on games systems make children play a particular role and they guide them through certain roles to find the single solution that works. It is far better to ditch those games, however, in favor of dress up games that teach creativity. Dress up games give you a chance to learn how to do things your own way without there being a right or wrong. Too often we are trapped in a pathway that leads to right or wrong. Nothing kills creativity more than by not offering a chance to discover.

Dress up games include creativity naturally. All of the decisions that go into creating a doll are individual. The girls playing get to make up every detail of the games without being judged on their solution. This is much more like the real world of problem solving than the sorts of things we like to give children today. Giving little ones a chance to figure out what is best is the kind of training they need to embrace their creativity in the real world, and its exactly what we’re going to need to move forward into a new generation.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dress Up Games for Fall

I love fall and I love the number of opportunities I have to dress up now that the weather has cooled off enough that I don’t feel like melting when I step outside. The fall weather brings on a rash of dress up games for me as I pick new styles for the football games and special events that surround this time of year. Homecoming and fall breaks from school are all reasons to celebrate, and I do celebrate in glorious fashion with bold colors and comfortable designs.

I feel strongly that clothing should be comfortable as well as stylish, and to achieve this look, I spend a lot of time at the mall trying on the sorts of things I like. When I find something I like, I use it to build a complete outfit. By the time I leave I’ll have a full outfit or two that I can easily mix and match or just enjoy immediately at school. The dress up games themselves are fun, but what makes them truly special are the sheer number of fall fashions out there right now.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dress Up Games Online

Bored this weekend? Why not head online for some dress up games? The online dress up games are a great way to do a bit of stress relief while also planning out your next wardrobe. The online dress up games are a collection of clothing and doll bases that give the choice of what fashions to create. In the games, you’ll start with a doll base who looks very much like a Barbie doll just waiting for some clothing.

You’ll have a huge collection of clothing to pick from as you design a look that works for your personal dress up game. Design something that you would actually wear or go a bit wild and create something a bit different and edgy. Whatever you pick, you can add extra detail and design by choosing some accessories and shoes as well. Finish off with a fun background or accent and then email your doll to a friend or print her off to enjoy later in a scrapbook.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dress Up Games and Winter Weight

Some of us gain weight every winter like clockwork. The rich food comes out and the yummy baking starts in earnest. Put the baking and cool weather together and you have too many calories, dark nights and a perfect chance to settle in without an adequate amount of exercise to burn it all off again. Unfortunately, this translates nicely to an extra five or ten pounds to carry around during the winter months. Fortunately, the winter months are great at providing the perfect wardrobe to help hide those pounds.

This year though I’d offer a challenge. Use the layers and bulky clothing as an opportunity to actually lose some weight. You’ll need to get outside and burn off some calories and you might have to eat a bit less of the yummy pies and cookies, but really this is the best time to lose weight. There’s almost no pressure and your body won’t be up for public scrutiny. At the end of the winter months, you can don your first sun dress or pair of shorts on a new, slimmer body and surprise all of your friends – isn’t that worth the extra piece of pie? I thought so.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall Dress Up Games

The fall is a great time for dress up games. In the fall, the weather turns cooler and the cold weather gives you a chance to pull out all of your favorite winter clothing without actually having to worry much about bundling up in a huge jacket or under unflattering caps. The fall is like a winter fashion preview – the weather is cool enough to pull off some sweaters and light jackets, but not heavy enough for snow boots or a parka. The fall fashions are also so comfortable and easy to wear, the fall dress up games are a hit every year around this time.

The minute the thermometer dips below eighty as a high temperature, the sweaters come out and the cords and jeans appear. Tuck on some fuzzy boots and a few layered long sleeve shirts and you’re ready for the evening football game or just a night out with friends. The layers and slightly bulkier clothing makes it easy to relax in your clothing without worrying about every detail of your appearance. Your hair can be worn down without it sticking to your neck and your make up won’t melt off. The cool days of fall are absolutely a win-win for everyone.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dress Up Games and Losing Weight

My favorite dress up games are the ones you play when you’re losing weight. I’ve been a bit over my normal weight limit for years and thanks to my fluctuating weight, I have a rather wide selection of wardrobes. I actually have four different wardrobes in totally different sizes. Now, though, I’m working on losing that weight and the inches are starting to drop. For me, that means it’s time for some dress up games!

These dress up games require a simple criteria – if it’s too big it gets tossed out. I don’t normally throw clothing away unless it’s tattered or gross, I prefer to give it away to others who need it. I start by pulling on all of my pants. The ones that are too loose and slide down my now-narrower hips go into the pile. Shirts that droop across my chest or have handfuls of extra material go into the pile, too. What’s left is pieced together into new outfits I can wear. The most exciting part of these games is when I get to open the boxes of clothing one size smaller up in the attic. When that happens, the dress up games start anew in a great, rewarding way.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Dress Up Games and Make Up

I don’t wear a lot of make up and lately I’ve discovered that I’m not exactly alone in this. When I was younger, make up was very much a part of my dress up games, but now, I like to play the dress up games with a more natural look. Since most of my clothing is comfortable and casual, while still being mostly stylish, I feel a bit over done when I put on a full face of make up. I’d much rather swipe on some mascara and lip gloss and hit the road, so my dress up games reflect this.

When I was younger, I had a great time playing dress up games in my closet. I’d pull out outfits to try on and see what I could find that made up new, fun outfits. When I had an outfit I liked, I did my hair and put on my full face. If a friend and I were playing together, we might even take pictures of each other in a model like way to show off the look. Today I still like pulling on new outfits and digging through my closet. What I don’t like is thinking that a full face of make up is critical to the dress up game’s success.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dress Up Games at School

I have a lot of fun with dress up games, and I especially like playing them at school when I can. School is the perfect audience for dress up games, after all, where else does everyone pay attention to everything you do? I love school because it’s such a nice play to express yourself. Sometimes I’m frustrated because I can’t do anything I like on a whim thanks to little things like dress code and blasting air conditioning, but within reason, I can try out all of the new looks I create with dress up games.

I play dress up games online to help me get some ideas for new looks, and then I head to the closet to see what sort of looks I can piece together from the items I already have. If I’m missing a crucial element for an outfit, I might head to the mall to go and find it the next time that I can. Other times I call a friend to see if she has anything available that I can wear with a particular look I’m going for, but the combination of the shopping and the sorting are the fun of the dress up games – and I certainly have a lot of fun with them.  

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dress Up Games in Winter

As much as I like dress up games, I don’t like them as much in the winter months. I’m not a huge fan of the cold, and playing dress up in the freezing dressing rooms or having to look at my dry skin in the bright florescent lighting is not a big turn on for me. I’d much prefer to wait until summer when I have a bit of color on my otherwise pasty legs before trying on clothing, but sometimes you just have to do what you have to do. This winter I will hopefully be playing a lot of dress up games.

Why – you might ask? Because I plan to lose quite a bit of weight between now and then. I’ve already started cutting back on the junk food I eat and once I’m able to work in a plan to exercise and burn off some of the calories that have been hanging around for a while, I hope to start dropping a pound or two per week. If I can keep it up throughout the winter months, I’ll be losing rather steadily over time until I hit a new clothing size. And then I’ll have to play dress up games if I hope to actually fit into anything to wear to school. Rather than a pain, it will actually be a nice feeling to look at my now-thinner body in the mirrors – pasty skin or not!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Hidden Benefit of Dress Up Games

There is money to be made in dress up games if you’re careful with your clothing. There seem to be more stores than ever that sell on consignment or offer cash for clothing that is in good condition. To make a few extra bucks, all you need to do is sell your clothing to one of these clothing resale shops. It’s simple – play dress up games at home.

To make some money, start going through your closet. As you handle each piece, consider how often you wear it. If it’s been a year since you last wore something and it’s in good condition throw it in the pile to sell. If your clothing is in pretty poor condition, you might be able to donate it or just recycle it into a quilt or rags for around the house. But even just selling five shirts and a pair of jeans that are too short can net you enough to buy a nice lunch. And you should never turn down what amounts to a free lunch.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dress Up Games at Home

I think the best dress up games are the ones you play at home. When you go through your closet to dig out the old clothing you haven’t worn in a while, it’s a very cleansing thing, but it’s also a chance to rediscover some items you might have forgotten about. For example, I dug into the depths of my closet just the other day. I was getting ready for the traditional back to school shopping and pulled out all of my pants I had put away about this time last summer.

I gained some weight and the pants had been too small to wear comfortably then. I’ve lost weight recently so I went ahead and tried them on. The pants not only fit, but were more comfortable than the ones I have to keep yanking up into place as they slip down my hips. It was a nice victory for me in the weight loss department, but it was also a fun victory for saving money. With four new pairs of pants I forgot I had, I’m able to avoid buying anything new. Dress up games are definitely worth it.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Jeans and Dress Up Games

I love the different ways that jeans can be used to play dress up games. When you pull on a pair of jeans, you’re opening yourself up to a myriad of different styles and options. Jeans are the ultimate accessory for your wardrobe. They can be classy and cool or stylish and funky. They can be casual, working or lounging. The best part of denim is how easily it allows us to change our style by simply changing the items we pair with our favorite pairs of denim.

There are certain elements of jeans that must be taken into consideration. Jeans that are light in color, faded or torn will always be casual. Dark colored jeans and tailored trouser jeans will always be a bit dressier. So if you want to go to the ball game in your cap, t-shirt and jeans, you can do so in your light, torn jeans. If you’d rather go to the bar after work, you can dress up a dark pair of jeans with a draping top and bright jewelry. Shoes are the final element for a jeans wardrobe, and they go easily from tennis shoes and flip-flops to stilettos.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dress Up Games and Hair Dye

I’ll admit I’ve always been tempted to dye my hair an outlandish shade, but I have never done it. What would it be like to walk into school next week with purple hair? Or perhaps be a bleached blonde with dark roots ala Madonna? This brunette has never even had highlights, so I’m not one to preach about hair color and dyes, but I think that the various colors and dyes available make for very exciting dress up games.

There are plenty of temporary dyes out there that wash out of your hair after a week or perhaps 6 weeks. I might have even tried to use one back in middle school, but it didn’t work. Dress up games are all about changing your persona and trying something new. Changing your hair color can be just as dramatic as changing your hair style. Being true to your inner you is a bold choice if it means dying your hair a wild color, but even if you do, you always have the option to revert back to your original color by letting it wash out with temporary dyes at least.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

High Heels and Dress Up Games

One of the most entertaining things about dress up games is how easily you can enjoy the things you don’t normally get to wear. I have plenty of high heeled shoes, but I almost never get to wear them. I have a job that requires me to stand most of the day and wearing high heels puts a lot of strain on my feet – not great for someone who likes to be comfortable. What this means though is that the beautiful heels in my closet almost never get worn – unless it’s time for a dress up game.

Dress up games let you experiment with different looks and styles, and I always believe the best time to start these sorts of games is in your own closet. Look through your closet for clothing that is comfortable and fits well. Wearing something that looks stylish and comfortable makes you feel great, and often that outfit looks even better with a sexy pair of high heel shoes. Fortunately, I enjoy playing with the high heels at home with my dress up games since I rarely have a chance to wear them anywhere fun.  

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dress Up Games and Lipstick

What is it about lipstick that makes it seem to grown up. Once upon a time when I was a little girl playing dress up games, lipstick was the defining make up item to wear to show that you were polished and dressed up. In fact, there are more than a few women out there who consider lipstick to be the number one essential item to wear when they rush out the door. Lips are noticeable and a bright lipstick or lip gloss is certainly noticeable. Perhaps this is why lipstick is such an integral part of dress up games.

When you’re playing dress up games, often the goal is to look grown up and mature. After all there are very few young girls who are dressing up like their baby sister when a hip teen sister is available to duplicate. Dress up games let you become whomever you like, and wearing lipstick is a key way to feel and presumably look a bit older. Does lipstick make a four year old look older? Not likely, but it is a fun way to let her express herself.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Dress Up Games and Weight

Too often we let weight stop us from really enjoying ourselves with dress up games. It’s a shame really that so many people in the world seem to be dieting all the time and waiting to enjoy themselves when they reach some magical number on the scale. It would be far better to let the scale dictate your health alone as you try to reach a healthier weight for your body, but in the meantime, don’t let you personal style suffer as you lose a few pounds.

Even if you’re dropping sizes like rocks, you can still play dress up games. In fact, you’ll have more opportunities to play dress up games than the rest of us. When you shop, look for standard outfits that are interchangeable with other outfits. For example, a new pair of black pants and coordinating top can be swapped out with the black skirt and button-down shirt. When your look is all pulled together, you’ll have a closet with enough clothes to have fun and look great in without a huge investment since, hopefully, you’ll be out in the stores again soon for the next size down.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Dress Up Games and Your Smile

It doesn’t matter how wonderful you look as you play dress up games if you don’t take some time to perfect your smile. Consider the models on the runway – they look wonderful in their couture clothing, but they also seem to lack a bit of personality. This is intentional of course since they are supposed to the human equivalent of coat hangers, but dress up games can be so much more rewarding if you’re let a bit of personality shine through.

To practice your smile, you’ll need to log some serious mirror time. Start with a big grin for the camera and note what you like about your smile and what you don’t. Some girls look great with a big cheeky grin and others like the mystery of the sly, side smile. If you don’t like your teeth consider some tooth whitening kits or find a sultry, winning smile that doesn’t show your teeth. Instead you can focus on making meaningful gazes with your smile or perhaps a slow wink to really infuse your grin with a bit of personality.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Dress Up Games for Girls

Dress up games are almost always geared toward girls, but that doesn’t mean that boys can’t play. Like so many things, dress up games can appeal to both genders so long as you find a way to entertain the boys of the world. While dressing up Barbie isn’t going to catch the attention of most boys, if Tony Hawke or someone else in the skateboarding or athletic realm released dress up games to give boys a chance to dress up their own skater or their own fashion icon in clothing the boys themselves would like to wear, it’s not too far of a stretch to think that boys would be just as interested in the dress up games as girls are.

Dress up games are a straightforward way to play with fashion. The dress up games give you a collection of fashionable clothing items and a doll to wear them. The games can just as easily accommodate Kurt Cobain as they do Miley Cyrus. Whatever your personal taste and gender, there are sure to be a dress up games that suit your interests.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Dress Up Games on Rainy Days

The month of June seems to bring a huge number of rainy afternoons around my neck of the woods. When it rains outside, sometimes it’s hard to get motivated to do much of anything inside. This is the perfect time for dress up games. Dress up games can keep you entertained for hours as you find ways to design new looks and come up with new styles of your own. Dress up games are an easy to way to enjoy your time indoors when the weather simply won’t cooperate outside.

The best dress up games are the ones that relate to how you see yourself or ones that seem like a great deal of fun for you personally. If you’re not into princesses, skip the princess dress up games and opt for the rock star ones instead. Don’t get pulled into thinking that there are only a few sorts of dress up games. In truth there are hundreds of different varieties of dress up games to enjoy with friends or by yourself. As you play more dress up games, you’ll see that the variety of the games available are a nice addition to your arsenal of rainy day weapons.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Dress Up Games and Your Evening Out

Depending on what you do in your evenings out, you’ll need to wear a variety of things. Going through your wardrobe to find the best options for your evenings out, however, can be tricky if you’re not sure how everything goes together. Start with the basic black pants, capris, skirts and shorts and see how they wear with the shirts and tops in your closet. As you find a style you really like or find two pieces that look great together, put those aside in your mind as a possible combination to wear out for a fun night.

Look for other outfits that are a bit more casual for just hanging out with friends or going to the movies. You want to look good, especially in the evening hours, but you don’t want to feel overdressed either. Look for clothing options that are easy to throw on that are fun to wear and appropriate for an evening, but be sure that they are casual enough to be comfortable and to transition easily from dinner to perhaps a club or party if the opportunity presents itself.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Dress Up Games and Summer

The summer dress up games are easily the best kind. When you start playing dress up games in the warmer months, you have the option of wearing short dresses and skirts as well as playing with all kinds of tops. The winter months are colder and have bulkier pieces in most cases that limit the fun to some degree. Playing dress up games in the summer months means you get to start with a minimum layer and often you get to stay there.

Start with the looks for summer days and then move to summer nights as you enjoy the dress up games. The styles you create can be just for fun, or they can translate to the kinds of things you wear out yourself. In fact, the more you play, the more opportunities you have to design your own fashion wardrobe simply by pairing up pieces you like and finding styles you simply have to have. When you create a style you love, take that style to the stores and do what you can to replicate it. The final result is a closet full of clothing that you absolutely love to wear.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dress Up Games for Girls

Girls love dress up games, and this is especially true for girls who love fashion and technology. Dress up games are a wonderful combination of both – they are fashion games played on the computer. The technical dress up games are more like a form of art than anything else with the emphasis on style and combinations giving girls a great way to express themselves through clothing and fashion accessories.

To play dress up games, you’ll start with a doll base on the internet. The doll base can be any number of different characters or even celebrities depending on what sort of game you’re looking to play. Next, look for the clothing items in the collection that she’d look beautiful in. Drag and drop the clothing on the bare base and soon your dress up games are in full gear. You’ll have an internet doll wearing the latest styles and fashions as created by yours truly. Your styles can be fun or they can be serious if you print them out to share or submit them in a contest. Regardless, it’s always an adventure. 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Dress Up Games and Summer

The warm summer months are perfect for plenty of things, and dress up games are absolutely one of them. The summer is the best time to really spend time working on your dress up games and finding the ideal style for you as you look forward to the next school year. Start your summer dress up games by cleaning out your closet from the previous year. You’ll want to remove anything from your closet that isn’t very flatting or that doesn’t fit well any more. You can also take out clothing that you don’t wear any more – if you haven’t worn it for a year, it’s a safe bet you won’t be wearing it anytime soon.

Next, you have the full summer to work on your new look. If you like your style now, just add pieces over the summer as you spend time in the shops. Play dress up games in the dressing rooms to find pieces that really suit you and that are flattering. If you’re using the summer months to lose weight, you’ll also need to take that into account as your clothing can change shape on your body if you’re losing weight. Don’t hold off on all your new purchases until the end of the summer, but don’t but anything that is already almost too loose either.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dress Up Game and Summer Hair

One of the most frustrating parts of summer dress up games for me is the hairstyles. With the hot sun beating down on me in whatever outfit I choose, I want my hair up off my neck so that I can cool down easily enough. But I don’t want to look sloppy either. And I certainly don’t look very good with short hair. It’s a fine line to walk between being comfortable and looking good at the same time.

I’ve found through dress up games that having bangs gives me a lot of freedom in how I pull my hair up and style it. With bangs, my hair always looks a bit more stylish than if I’d pulled it back in a simple ponytail. I can twist it up casually and come away looking polished thanks to the bangs that would help to frame my face. It might not work for everyone, but having bangs and a distinct hairstyle has helped me not only through the winter months when I wear my hair down, but through the dress up games in the summer months when I feel like I really need to wear my hair up.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Dress Up Games and Dieting

It seems to happen every year. I head into my closet to dig out the warm weather clothing for summer and in the process of the dress up games realize that I’ve gained a bit since last summer. The dress up games always seem to bring bad tidings, but at least I’ve grown to recognize that this will happen and prepare for it as best I can.

Bulky sweaters and an overabundance of rich food over the winter months seems to make a bit of extra padding stick to me. Since I know this will be the case, I pull out my summer clothing easy on for some dress up games at home. I try on all of the outfits to figure out which ones I still love and at the same time take note of the weight I need to lose. I think put myself on a diet for the rest of spring so that I’ll be ready for the warm weather when summer finally does arrive. It’s gotten so that the spring and summer routine is just that – routine. But using dress up games as an indicator of weight also lets me wear the same basic fashions every season, which is certainly a good thing.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Preparing for Dress Up Games

Getting ready to dress up is just as important as what you wear. Imaging slipping on a pretty gown over a body that was just sweating a bit lugging in groceries or one with greasy hair. Being beautiful means preparing yourself completely before the dress up games begin. You can do this easily enough though by going through a few simple steps.

Take a shower – it’s obvious, of course, that getting clean before dress up games is essential. If you have the time and the luxury, go ahead and take a long luxurious bath. That way you’re relaxed as well for the games to come.

Groom yourself – pluck those stray lashes and pull your hair together in your usual style. You want to feel as though you’re fresh and clean with smooth legs, sweet smelling skin and hair that is at least under control in some way.

Dress up! – Finally, pull on that pretty dress and step into your shoes. It’s time for some serious dress up games. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Pep Rallies and Dress Up Games

I had the privilege of being at a pep rally today where the teachers were dressed up like total goofballs. I loved it. I think dress up games are among the most entertaining ways to get people fired up for athletic events or a big test. This particular pep rally was for a big standardized test the kids are taking next week. It might not have made much sense to the more practical of us, but putting one teacher in a cheerleader’s outfit and another in a modified football costume made for a fun afternoon.

The pep rally was led by the goofy teachers in their poorly fitted costumes. They jumped around doing fake cheers and splits and the kids had a great time watching them. Had the teachers been calm, stoic and serious, they would never have gotten the attention of the student the way they did. I’m convinced, as many pep rally organizers before me, that playing dress up games as part of a fun occasion like that is a great way to raise spirits and bring the entire school community closer together.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Dress Up Games at School

I can’t tell you how many people I see at school who have a hard time coming up with a style they actually can stick to. When it comes to playing dress up games at school, it’s more about what you’re feeling like wearing that day than anything else. The dress up games are simply a part of establishing your identity.

Wearing different styles to school on different days of the week lets you experiment with style in something of a safe environment. If you have a strict dress code at your school, you’ll need to be a bit more careful about what you’re picking out to wear and when, but for the most part, you can enjoy dress up games at any time. Just find something cute to wear and go after it.

If you love it, you’re in business. If you hate it, you don’t have to wear it again any how. If you can take the heat, your friends at school are some of the most determined critics as well letting you know how it really is.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Dress Up Games and Shoes

Personally, I think it’s amazing how much you can do with a pair of shoes. The shoes create the outfit to some degree, in my humble opinion. Consider dress up games, for example. When you’re digging around through all of your clothing options, have you considered finding the “perfect” shoes for this particular combination? Often there is more than one pair of perfect shoes in dress up games and the one you pick can make a dramatic difference in how the outfit looks overall.

Consider a pair of jeans and a cute white top. If you pair those jeans with sneaks, your outfit is absolutely casual and ready for a walk in the park. If you pair those jeans and top with strappy flat sandals, you’re ready for a casual car trip or a trip to the mall. But to continue the dress up games feet first, when you pair those jeans with a sexy pair of heels and a large belt, that casual or snappy outfit becomes downright sultry and you’re ready for the club. All by simply changing your shoes.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My New Favorite Dress Up Game

I have a new favorite dress up game. In the wide world of princess dress up games, I now have a thing for Princess Tiana. Of course she’s not much of a princess in the beginning of the movie, but a case of mistaken identity is perfect for dress up games. Not only does Tiana have some truly beautiful clothing in the movie, she’s also a very strong female character. Even when her mother encourages her to find her own “Prince Charming” and settle down in happiness, Tiana all but rolls her eyes and keeps on planning her restaurant dream.

She’s humble enough to be likable but tough enough to have everything together and really going for her. She’s not spoiled, she’s actually the only one in the latest Disney flick that works hard for what she wants without cutting corners or creating drama of any kind. It’s refreshing. It makes me wonder if there are already Tiana costumes out and available to buy for little girls. I’m feeling a need to buy one for my niece who will most definitely grow up to be a strong little girl.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Dress Up Games and Princesses

I have a thing about little girls playing dress up. When I buy a cute costume for a niece or the daughter of a friend, there are only a few of the token princesses that I will consider. After all, have you ever considered how many of the princesses that are included in dress up games are weak and overly willful? They require assistance from everyone and can’t seem to get things taken care of themselves. The favorite princesses – Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Ariel are the worst – one needed seven men to support her, another waited for a prince to rescue her because she couldn’t contain her curiosity and another gave up her identity for a man. Don’t get me started on Cinderella and her dependence on a fairy godmother and mice.

Of the princesses, I have a handful I like and can readily respect. Belle, the fearless girl who took on an unworthy suitor, rescued her father and learns to love a man for his spirit not his looks is okay in my book. Likewise I encourage dress up games for Mulan and Jasmine. Mulan is a tough girl who goes to war in her father’s place although she is not technically a princess. Princess Jasmine keeps a pet tiger and bullies around Aladdin, her father and his trusted advisor more than a few times. Those are dress up games I can get on board with.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dressing Up Again with Dress Up Games

Often we fall into a rut of style, even if we’re not trying to. I’ll admit that I was once a bit concerned with fashion and appearances. I wanted to look nice and I worked hard to put on a good, stylish look every morning. My hair was styled, my make up was on and my outfit was carefully planned. Yet as I grew older, I seemed to leave that careful attention to detail behind when I created a new look for myself – one that’s just a wee bit sloppy.

I don’t really care to look sloppy, but somehow it just happened. The hair went up and the make-up went away. The clothes got more practical than stylish and I just stayed there. Now I’m thinking more and more that I should use dress up games to find my way back into a stylish me. If I was once attractive and pulled together, how challenging can it be to get back to that point. My hope is that it won’t be a huge problem, especially if I start with one small piece at a time. After all, we should always work to put our best face forward.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Dress Up Games and Shoes

Of all the aspects in dress up games, I think shoes are the most overlooked. After all, shoes are very much a part of a n outfit and having the right shoes can make or break a look. In fact, having a variety of shoes can change a look without having to do much other than slip out of one pair and into another. Consider the transition from a work look to an evening one. You leave the office in low heels and a cardigan over your black pants.

Once you’re in the safety of your car, you ditch the sweater to let the tube top show off your shoulders and apply a bit of body glitter to be sure you’re shining properly. Then you toss those boring office shoes in the back and pull out the glittering stilettos. Even if your feet are a bit tired from standing all day, pulling on some stilettos that showcase your adorably painted toenails and slender ankles can make you feel glamorous again. If a pair of shoes can do that, think of great it will feel to take a single pair of jeans or a dress and change it with shoes as well.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Loving Dress Up Games

It’s safe to say that I am not the only person out there who loves dress up games. The games are brilliant and there wouldn’t be millions of them if there weren’t millions of girls who enjoy them. Playing dress up games is a simple enough task online, but it can consume hours of your otherwise boring day helping you fine tune your fashion sense and getting a better feel for who you are and what sorts of styles you like.

If you haven’t tried dress up games online previously, you’ll start with a doll base who is missing most of her clothing. You’ll be in charge of picking out a hairstyle for her and getting her dressed. Go through the wide range of hairstyles and then dig through literally hundreds of clothing items available in the virtual wardrobe for her to wear. The end result is a doll ready to join a fashion show presumably wearing something you’ve designed and love. The games can give you a foundation for picking your own fashions or they can just be a fun way to express your more artistic nature.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dress Up Games and Style

It’s amazing what a simple game can do for your sense of style. When you play dress up games, you’re experimenting with fashion in more than a few different ways. Playing dress up games lets you delve into fashion much more than you might be able to otherwise. Even going to the mall and playing with the new fashions and styles doesn’t give you as much input as you can get from just an hour playing dress up games.

Here’s why.

When you try on clothing yourself, you’re confined to the number of clothes in the store, which is many, but you’re also confined by your energy level. How many clothing items can you actually wear in the course of a single trip? Probably not that many. It’s far easier to put together twenty great outfits working online than it is working in real life. And that gives you a much greater experience for mixing and matching than the three styles you might put together in the stores. Overall, you’ll learn more, you’ll become more confident in your abilities and you’ll be ready to really try new things.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dress Up Games and Repetition

Most of the time, when faced with a repetitious task, I want to poke a pencil into my eye. Not really, but you know what I mean. With dress up games, however, although they are repetitive, they are still just plain fun. To play the dress up games, you’ll start with a doll base. Take that base and put on some hair and some clothing until you have a doll dressed up just the way you like her.

Then, when you’re done designing your first doll, save her, print her or ditch her and do it again. After the first doll, you simply create another one. And then another one. And then one more. And even though it’s the same thing over and over again, it doesn’t get old. Why? Because it’s a test of creativity rather than persistence. Unlike math problem, I’m designing dolls for fun and that makes it enjoyable to keep trying new patterns and styles. At the end of the game, or when I have to move on to do some of those icky math problems, I’m relaxed and proud of my many creations, and that’s certainly the best part.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dress Up: Simple Fun

Easily one of the most entertaining games around, dress up games are enjoyable for simple reasons. They are fun and they are easily to play. That doesn’t mean they won’t catch your attention and make you want to keep on playing for hours, but they are relatively easy to play. With dress up games, there aren’t any real rules. You are given a doll base and then you have to select hairstyles, clothing and accessories for the doll. At the end of the game, you’ve created a fashion plate that is most impressive.

Then, you get to do it all again. There aren’t any levels you have to pass and the game works the same way each time. The only thing that changes is how you approach the challenge. Are you going to pick a formal or a casual outfit this time? Will you plan ahead for the next outfit while you finish this one? Is there a story behind this or are you looking for fashion ideas of your own by dressing the dolls online? It’s always an adventure when you play the dress up games and it’s always fun to keep creating truly amazing styles.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Three More Reasons to Love Dress Up Games

To continue the previous list, I have a few more reasons I love dress up games as much as I do.

Dress up games keep me looking great. We all fall into ruts and grooves when it comes to fashion. But by playing dress up games online or in the shops, I’m able to see what looks good on me and how to wear the styles best to suit my personal taste and look.

Dress up games are terrific for bonding. Want to hang out with your mother, sister or girlfriend? Simply take them to the stores and start shopping together. As you each pull out outfits to try on and show off, you’ll realize just how much fun you’re having together. Offer each other advice and laugh over some of the most outrageous clothing styles and you’ll have one of the best days of the year.

Dress up games inspire me. It’s a small thing really, but playing dress up games gives me ideas of other ways I can use my talents and creativity. I love to create things and dress up games are a wonderful jumping off place for that.  

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Three Reasons to Love Dress Up Games

By now it’s no secret that I love dress up games. Getting into new fashions and trying on new styles is great fun for me. Here’s why:

Dress up games introduce me to new styles. When you are constantly trying on what’s new in the stores, you’re able to see what looks great and how it all blends beautifully together. I love it.

Dress up games encourage creativity. There just isn’t enough creativity in my life. I love to challenge myself to create new things and I don’t always inspire myself with brilliance when I am putting together my math homework. But with dress up games, I can actually create something meaningful and enjoyable – a rare feat.

Dress up games are fun. If you look at your life and everything you’ve done in the last few days, how many of those things would you actually describe as being fun? Do you realistically love what you do most of the time? Why not break out a dress up game and actually have fun for a bit?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dress Up Games at Home

It’s almost the season for cleaning out your home after a long winter, and perhaps this year you should spend some serious time on closets. How many clothing items do you have at home that you haven’t work in years or you just don’t really like that much? Maybe a few dress up games at home are in order to help you clear out that closet and start spring on the right foot.

Playing dress up games at home is simple – just try on everything you have in your closet, shoes included. Start by tossing everything on your bed. That’s right – empty your closet completely. Then you can start putting pieces back on. Try on everything, even your favorites. You’ll get a good workout and you’ll get a great idea of what your clothing is looking like these days. A tall mirror will be needed to really get a good look, and when you find something that looks off or that you just don’t really like any more, drop it in the pile for charity.

At the end of the day, your closet should contain clothing you love and enjoy – nothing you hate or that looks terrible on you.