Disney World is a destination for everyone, and when you visit, you always want to make sure you’re going to be as comfortable as possible–no matter your size. So in this article, we’re going to present to you our picks for the best plus size outfit ideas to wear to Disney World that you will love.
Plus Size Outfit Ideas to Wear to Disney World
Let’s begin with our first outfit idea.
Disney-Themed Tee (or crop top) and Leggings
As mentioned before, your comfort is paramount when visiting Disney World. And frankly, you cannot go wrong with leggings and a simple T-shirt or crop top—a combination that ensures comfort and presents opportunities for customization with your favorite Disney stories and characters.
Fabletics offers the Define High-Waisted 7/8 Legging in sizes up to 4XL. Alternatively, consider Torrid’s “Premium Leggings,” or Lane Bryant’s “LIVI Active Plus Size Leggings.” Whatever your legging preferences, you will benefit from the chaff-preventing coverage on long and potentially humid days of walking around Disney theme parks.
This outfit combination leaves room for self-expression with T-shirts and crop tops. The “STAR WARS Retro Color Women’s Mineral Wash Short Sleeve Crop Tee” will pair beautifully with high-waisted leggings and sneakers. Consider, too, the black, semi-cropped “Mickey Mouse “J’Adore” Fashion Tee for Women”
Not comfortable in a crop top? No worries! There are plenty of themed T-shirts available to pair with your favorite leggings, including the Disney brand “Toy Story 4 Forky Worried T-Shirt for Adults.”
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Shorts and a Lightweight Tank Top
Summers in Orlando, Florida can be ruthless, with both intense sunshine and humidity. Shorts and a lightweight tank top are appropriate for a summertime trip to Walt Disney World. Due to the amount of walking required of park visitors, the risk of chafing runs high. Therefore, you will need to ensure that your shorts and tank top are made out of a stretchy, moisture-resistant material.
You might want to try the LIVI line of plus size athletic clothing from Lane Bryant. The Signature Stretch Short and Wicking Double-Layer Short are two styles of LIVI shorts that can be paired with an athletic top, such as the LIVI Wicking Crew-Neck Tank.
Leggings and Layers
Spring and fall visitors to Walt Disney World must be prepared for chilly mornings and evenings. Those who travel to Orlando in the winter will experience crisp and cloudy days, as well. If you plan to explore Disney parks during these seasons, consider wearing leggings like the aforementioned styles.
Additionally, layer a long-sleeved pullover such as the NELEUS Women’s Athletic Sweatshirts Long Sleeve, which is available in multiple colors and sizes up to 3XL. A light-weight layer like an athletic sweatshirt will not only keep you comfortable in cooler temperatures, but also offer protection from harmful ultraviolet rays on sunny park days.
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T-shirt Dress with Jean Jacket
Who doesn’t love a well-worn T-shirt? To achieve the comfort of a quintessential tee, while looking cute for those classic pictures in front of Cinderella Castle, pack a T-shirt dress or two for your Disney vacation.
The ASOS CURVE Ultimate T-Shirt Dress with Rolled Sleeves comes in inclusive sizes, with a friendly price tag of $24. Alternatively, check out the “Plus Pocket Patched Tee Dress” from SHEIN. Why? Well, because it has pockets! Once you have selected your favorite T-shirt dress, add a pair of long biker shorts underneath to protect from chafing in the brutal Florida humidity.
To complete the look and prepare for potentially chilly evenings in Disney theme parks, combine your T-shirt dress with a jean jacket. Torrid offers several versatile options, including the popular “Denim Trucker Jacket” and “Cropped Denim Jacket”.
The Disney Mickey Mouse Trucker Jacket, also sold by Torrid, will add an extra sprinkle of magic to your Disney park outfit. Throw on a cute pair of sneakers, and you will be ready to explore and enjoy all that Walt Disney World has to offer!
Character Themed Outfits
Ever heard of Disneybounding? After Walt Disney World restricted adult visitors from wearing costumes, Disney fans began bending the rules by creating and wearing unique combinations of everyday clothing items to embody their favorite characters while visiting the parks.
Here are my recommendations for plus size girlies; but remember, Disneybounding is driven by passion and nostalgia. If you choose to dress up in this way, select a character who holds a special place in your heart!
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You’re sure to look like an “absolute dream” in Minnie-inspired polka dots. The POPYOUNG Women’s 2022 Summer Casual Beach Dress makes the perfect base for a Minnie Mouse Disneybounding outfit. It is available in black and red with white polka dots. Add a red bow and a pair of Minnie ears to create a complete look. As discussed previously in my commentary on T-shirt dresses, be sure to wear a pair of long biker shorts underneath!
Ultimately, if you’re looking for plus size Disney outfits, you can’t go wrong with selecting something that’s Minnie Mouse related.
Pudge the fish needs his peanut butter sandwich! Channel the enthusiasm and generous spirit of everyone’s favorite alien dog owner with the Disney Lilo & Stitch Lilo T-Shirt Dress from Hot Topic. This flattering piece can be worn alone or as part of a detailed Disneybound.
Tuck a flower into your hair or carry the Loungefly Disney Lilo and Stitch Mini Backpack for the perfect Lilo look.
Have “an adventure in the great wide somewhere” with a Princess Belle Disneybounding look. The yellow Romwe Women’s Plus Size Sleeveless Summer Beach Sundress will help you craft the perfect outfit for a royal bookworm. In fact, if you’re looking for plus size Disney dresses, this Belle-friendly outlook might be your best bet.
Accessorize with the Buddy Women Rose Shaped Clutch Purse. As it would be cumbersome to carry an actual book around Walt Disney World theme parks, consider wearing the “Personalized Book Locket Necklace” sold by SilkPurseSowsEar on Etsy.
Go “under the sea” with a Princess Ariel-inspired outfit, starting with the EIMIN Women’s Basic Versatile Stretchy Flared Casual Midi Skater Skirt. To reference Ariel’s signature clamshells, pair this skirt with a purple top, such as SHEIN’s Plus Puff Sleeve Sweetheart Neck Rib-knit Tee. More power to you if you already share The Little Mermaid’s long, reef red hair. Regardless, there are a multitude of Ariel-themed mouse ears available on Etsy to complete your ensemble, including the charming anchor rope, flower, and dinglehopper ears.
Whether you are spending a day in a park or Disney Springs, you will need comfortable walking shoes to keep you on your feet. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find supportive footwear that will pair with a range of styles.
I’ve always been a fan of Crocs in general, because they are simple footwear, cheap footwear, and made-to-get-wet footwear.
So, with that in mind, you do want something that is probably a bit more substantial for all the walking you’ll do at Disney World. So I’d recommend going with something like the Crocs Women’s CitiLane Roka Court sneaker.
While Crocs are not known for being stylish, and Crocs Classic Clog may not survive the wear and tear of a Walt Disney World vacation, the Roka Court sneaker stands out. These versatile shoes can be worn with athletic shorts and tanks, leggings, or dresses and skirts; additionally, Bianca writes, they are lightweight, easy to clean, quick-drying, and heel-cushioning.
Character Themed Pajamas
Your outfit planning does not have to end in the theme parks. Bring the Disney magic back to your lodging with cozy pajamas featuring your favorite character! Grogu (or, as he is fondly and more commonly known, Baby Yoda), Loki, Ariel, Belle, Tiana, Mike Wazowski, and other fan favorites decorate these affordable pajama sets.
You will not regret ordering a pair to wear while hanging out in your hotel room between busy days in the theme parks. That time for rest and relaxation is necessary to fuel your Disney adventures.
During your vacation, you may want to enjoy the swimming pool at your lodging or visit Disney’s water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. Unfortunately, swimsuit shopping can be a source of distress, due to the revealing nature of swimwear.
That being said, there are a host of flattering options available for plus size women, including the beautiful Aqua Eve Women’s Plus Size Tankini Swimsuit. For a one-piece that artfully balances style and coverage, you can also consider checking out the CUPSHE Women Plus Size One Piece Swimsuit.
For a themed, Princess Ariel look, consider the purple and teal, mermaid print Avidlove Swimsuit for Women. Minnie Mouse fans will delight in the MarinaPrime Women’s Suits Swimwear, in red and black with white polka dots. Like the Disneybounding combinations suggested above, these swimsuits channel Disney spirit and nostalgia, while offering a mature look.
Swimwear Cover Up
While traveling to and from your pool or chosen water park, you will want to layer a loose-fitting cover-up over your swimsuit. And the Romwe Women’s Plus Size Short Sleeve Bathing Suit is a solid choice worth considering here.
If you prefer a skirt to a full dress-style cover-up, check out the Romwe Women’s Plus Size Crochet Beach Dress. Both options come in many colors to suit your preferences and match the swimsuit you have selected to bring on your Disney vacation. They are lightweight and will not stick to wet skin, keeping you comfortable in between splashes and dips in the pool.
Extras Worth Considering
Anti-chaffing cream: All girls know the agonizing sensation of skin sticking and rubbing on a hot and humid day. Fortunately, ChafeZone’s “Anti-Chafing Stick” effectively prevents painful chafing. Rub some on high-risk areas of your skin before leaving your hotel room, then pack the stick to reapply as needed throughout the day.
Fanny pack: While exploring Disney parks, it can become time consuming and irritating to continually reach into a backpack for frequently-used items, such as your cell phone and wallet. I recommend wearing a fanny pack in addition to or in place of a backpack or sling backpack. Try out the Fifth Avenue Fanny Pack by Jansport—it’s simple and compact. What more do you need?
Rain poncho: You never know when you might be caught in a downpour while enjoying Disney parks. In these moments, it is helpful to have a rain poncho on hand to quickly throw over your clothes and bag(s). You will want to ensure that, if the time comes, you have access to an adult-sized poncho. Stay dry by purchasing Hagon PRO Disposable Rain Ponchos for Adults in advance of your trip.
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Whether you are more inclined to athletic clothing or Disneybounding, you will need to be intentional in selecting outfits to wear in Walt Disney World. Restrictive clothing sizes and balmy weather can present challenges to plus size women visiting Disney.
Nevertheless, it is absolutely possible to dress comfortably and fashionably! Hopefully, you’ll find that our list of plus size outfit ideas for Disney World provides a strong starting point!
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