Walt Disney World outfits: Disney clothes for kids & adults UK
By Helen Wright
Planning our next trip to Orlando, I couldn’t help looking for some cute Walt Disney World 2020 outfits for me and the kids to wear to Disney World. There are some fab Disney clothes for kids and adults for sale at the moment, including, of course, at the Primark Disney UK emporium. You don’t have to wait until Florida to stock up on Disney merch, the Disney clothes UK game is strong on the high street, with a pick of character T-shirts and some great bargains too. To save you time, here is my round up of the best Walt Disney World outfits, Disney T-shirts, Mickey Mouse family shirts (and more) to bag for Disney World 2020.
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Disney clothes for kids and adults UK
Can we have a round of applause for the UK high street at the moment? Whatever your Disney style, there is a choice of fun t-shirts and outfits available to pack for your trip to Florida. Despite Disney merch popping up everywhere lately, every shop seems to have its own personality, so once you pin down your Disney style match, all you’ll have to worry about is space in your case.
Next: 70s theme park outfit vibes
Let’s start with Next. Of all the stores, this was probably my favourite all-rounder with options for both kids (age six months and three years), plus myself and even Simon, if I could only get him to wear a Disney t-shirt… The Disney clothes at Next had a bright, cheerful vibe with hot 70s summer graphics and colours.
I thought Next had the most fun-loving and bold designs. My favourite was this rainbow Mickey T-shirt which I picked up for both kids to go twinning at the parks. Finn’s eyes lit up when I showed it to him. He loves Mickey and was thrilled that him and Isobel had matching outfits. It looked lovely in sunny Florida too with the castle and blue skies as a backdrop!
If bright, attention-grabbing colours aren’t for you, this cool range called Wheat Disney (available online at next.co.uk) has some more understanded, yet gorgeous Disney clothes for kids. Generally, across the board, most of the Frozen stuff was quite tacky and polyester, so this lovely jumper is a great alternative if you have an Elsa fan on your hands.
H&M: Subtle classics
H&M is a year-round favourite of mine for kids clothes anyway, but the Disney offering at the moment is absolutely brilliant. From slogan and character tees to cute concept outfits, costumes and Disney clothes for kids and adults, H&M is fast becoming a one-stop shop for your Orlando packing list.
What I love the most about Disney clothes UK at H&M, were the more subtle options. You may have someone in your group who isn’t keen on flashy Disney branding but still wants to get in on the fun and this is the place for them to go shopping. I love the denim jacket with a simple Minnie Mouse design on the back and the matching jeans with a Minnie pocket. Perfect for shy Disney fans.
These adorable dungarees were my favourite pick for Isobel. I got a bigger size because I couldn’t bear her growing out of them too quickly. They had a Minnie version, which was a bit more pink and twee, so I much preferred this gender-neutral option. They are great quality (from the H&M conscious range) and have a slight stretch to them, so if we go again in the next year or so, I reckon I might be able to still squeeze her in. Even at home in London, I know she can rock these threads like a boss. Her hat is also from H&M, but from a few years ago. It was actually part of Finn’s Mickey outfit that he wore to Walt Disney World in 2017.
Where to buy Disney clothes for kids and adults UK before your Disney holiday
If you’re on the hunt for Mickey Mouse family shirts and you want to go twinning with your mini, H&M also have a range of Disney clothes for kids and adults to match. These pale yellow T-shirts with a Mickey illustration on them look great with a tan and will suit both boys and girls.
Finally, a Florida holiday (hopefully) means lots of pool time too, so why let your Disney wardrobe game down when you are not in the parks? Lots of stores have Disney swimmers, but these cute swim shorts are my favs.
Sticking with H&M, (I told you they were on fire with their Disney clothes for kids at the moment), couldn’t leave out a mention for these gorgeous Disney shoes. I am definitely picking up some of these Birkenstock-style Mickey sandals for Isobel for next summer when she can walk, but the Disney character trainers might be too cute to resist too…
Matalan: Character cuteness
Next up: Matalan, another store that has only been on my radar since having kids, but has some great adult clothes too. Their Disney clothes UK offering is a bit ‘girls Vs boys’ and I personally prefer items less gender-specific as a rule. However, I did find some cute Walt Disney World outfit ideas in Matalan and if you have girlie girl on your hands, you’ll be delighted with the perky pink options new in store this week.
There wasn’t much for the grown ups (although read to the bottom for the Star Wars section) but they do have these sweet Disney tote bags featuring The Little Mermaid, Tinkerbell and Minnie Mouse). These make a great addition to your Orlando packing list because as you trek around the six Disney theme parks, you will inevitably pick up a lot of stuff – from maps, to souvenirs, discarded food bits, Disney pins and more – and plastic bags are bad for the environment y’all. Obviously, they also make great swim bags for Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon too.
Disney clothes for kids at Matalan are heavy on the pink, but I did spot these cool options that are great for boys and girls. Finn loves the classic Disney characters (he still hasn’t watched an entire Disney film all the way through), so the bright Mickey, Donald, Goofy, etc, print is ideal for him. The matching surf suit keeps skin more protected from the Florida sun and helps them go faster on the water slides!
The best Disney clothes for kids and adults in the UK
Zara: Disney, but make it ‘Fashun’
Oh, Zara. I almost didn’t even think to look there, but this is a whole different mood when it comes to Disney clothes for kids and adults, and putting together iconic Walt Disney World outfits. If you are planning on snapping up Disney World for the ‘gram, this is the shop for you. Make sure to play the cult Disney game – Walls of Walt Disney World, which I explain in full on this post.
The UK Disney T-shirt vibe at Zara is less Theme park chic and more Shoreditch after-hours bar. So, if you’re hitting the Disney parks but want to maintain some street style, this is your Disney fashion match. I love the slouchy Dumbo T shirt. So much cooler than the traditional Minnie / Mickey alternatives and the faded black fabric is peak Disney emo. The baggy style is also perfect for the humid Florida weather and ideal for anyone who likes to be more covered. Tuc into ripped stonewash denim and nail that look down.
If you’re thinking ‘Florida? As if I need a big jumper‘, think again. Firstly: air conditioning. Secondly, visiting out of the summer season (October to April) can mean cooler evenings and you don’t want to let your Disney wardrobe reputation down. Air con is crazy in Florida (America in general, actually), so I always pack a hoodie or jumper for cars, restaurants, public transport, the mall, shops, indoor attractions – you name it. Not complaining, of course. Anyone who has been in August can relate, but best to be prepared for the chill!
This sweatshirt in iconic Mickey colours is absolutely fab. I am actually planning on buying it and don’t want to set this post live until I do! It’s one of the most unique Mickey Mouse jumpers I have seen (including at the Disney parks themselves). I love the nod to Mickey’s colour scheme and you could almost get away with low key Disneybounding wearing this.
If the above is a little bolder than you were planning or you’re looking for something to both take on your trip to Walt Disney World, but also rock back home in the UK, Zara has some lovely, more subtle items too. I like the embroidery detail on this white sweatshirt (below), which would make a lovely gift for someone. The oversized baggy jumper is excellent for so many reasons; stripes are always a winner, I love the Perler bead-style design and the shape is bang on trend for actual, fashiony people. Tuck into a skirt and you’re the lifestyle blogger you’ve always wanted to be.
Zara: Super stylish Disney clothes for kids
OK, lets be real here. There are plenty of Disney clothes for kids out there, not all of them particularly stylish. In fact, you’re more likely to find a hideous, badly drawn Elsa printed on cheap, shiny material than anything you might actually consider keeping and passing down to future Disney fans. Zara (along with Gap) is an antidote to that, with lovely, simple pieces that celebrate Disney without making parents nervous around open flames.
I felt, for the quality, the kids Disney jumpers at Zara were reasonably-priced and I love the classy designs. This dotty mini-mouse sweat top worn with leggings is lovely (and perfect as an aeroplane outfit too). The adorable pale-blue Dumbo jumper has an understated design that is cute without being overkill.
I wasn’t even looking for shoes but I kinda wish they did these Minnie plimsols in adult size. Would you wear them? I definitely would!
Tu Clothing at Sainsbury’s: Classic cover-ups
Hurrah, over halfway though and the first supermarket picks have arrived. I don’t have a big Sainsbury’s near me, so I don’t often get to browse the Tu Clothing rails, but when I do, I always come home with somehting. (Once at motorway services, I went in to get a snack and came out with what is now one of my favourite summer tea dresses, as you do). Talking Disney, I just love this classic, no thrills, simple Mickey classic sweatshirt. It’s a little bit vintage and I like how the graphic print drops off at the top and bottom. A perfect Disney World outfit and a bargain at £9 (kids, but I reckon I could fit into the XL…)
The other thing I loved about the choices at Sainsbury’s were the less-obvious options featuring not so trendy, cult Disney classics like The Jungle Book and Lady and the Tramp. In the mass of Toy Story, Frozen and Mickey Mouse, you can stand out in a subtle, mega cool way with retro Disney t shirts and I am here for it.
Gap: Quirky Disney kid stuff
Oh, Gap. be still my beating heart. I have loved all the Disney-themed clothing uk Gap has featured over the last year and I wish I could have it all in a big, Magical Disney wardrobe (but I am not a zillionaire, so I have to stick to a few key choices…). By the way, once in Orlando, the Gap at the Orlando Premium Outlets (read more in our popular two-week Orlando itinerary) is a great place to pick up Gap stuff at a discount, including Disney merchandise, denim and excellent baby clothes. I am still not over the Disneybounding collection they ran last year and this gorgeous Snow White dress still has sizes available. Half price now too! GO go go!
I first went to Walt Disney World in the 80s, so when it came to picking my favourite Disney Gap clothes, I had a soft spots for these decade-defining designs. If you were born in the 80s and you didn’t have somehitng tie dye, who even are you? I also feel like this washed-out pink/peach shade was everywhere when I was growing up. Add the ruched sleeves, the rainbow and the Minnie on quad skates design and you have the Millennial Disney jumper of dreams. Sadly only available in gapKids *sobs*.
For something more boyish, there was less to choose from (like Matalan, they have gone mostly with Star Wars in masculine colours. More on this below) but, I did spot this long-sleeve surfer top – currently on sale – and I love it. Long sleeves in a t-shirt fabric are ideal for Orlando (again, for aircon reasons, or also as an extra layer in the evenings).
ASOS: For a more unique style
ASOS was an interesting one. They had stocked loads of Disney clothes UK over the last few months, but everything seemed to be in the sale when I looked (or, horrible…). However, with less options for men, I am keen on this cool Japanese Mickey design which would also be ideal if you are planning a visit to Tokyo Disneysea anytime soon* (currently closed temporarily due to the Coronavirus).
Asda: Good for grown ups
The other supermarket featured on my roundup is the ever-trusty George at Asda. I wasn’t overly taken with the kids Disney clothes at Asda, but I did find a couple of neat Disney t-shirts for adults. This first, striped, number almost disguises its Disney-ness and I love the subtlety of the design. Perfect for grown ups wanting to get on the Disney action without embarrassing their teenagers. For dads, I thought this neon The Lion King t-shirt was a great alternative to the ‘Dad = Grumpy Dwarf’ option that will probably be knocking around forever (and the ‘most expensive day ever’ joke slogan top you will see at least 12 times at Walt Disney World). The king watching over his pride. Says what it needs to say and love the Mufasa pic too – I always had a crush on him. Anyone else? Just me…?
Primark: aka, the UK Disney T Shirt emporium
Oh, hi Primark. I could write a whole post on you and the epic Primark Disney haul potential. If you don’t do a last-minute Primark dash before any holiday, I don’t know what to say (from cheap sunnies you don’t mind getting splashed with chlorine, to pretty decent swimwear and all the accessories, Primark is basically a holiday shop for half the year and a Christmas jumper shop for the rest). Not sure what they even sell at other times! So, yeah, the Primark Disney T shirt game is strong. Cute unisex graphic tees, to cooler, more understated options to full-on Disney pride rainbow explosions – if you can’t find a Disney Primark T shirt you like, you may as well just give up now.
I went for this Minnie watercolour print, £10, which I thought was cool. I loved both, but was looking for a classic white t shirt to get my Disney ‘mom’ look up and running. Modelled with added Minnie ears in front of the ‘purple wall’ at Magic Kingdom, and my cheesy theme park look is hereby completed.
I really wanted to stock up on Disney T shirts for Finn but the kids’ selection wasn’t great this season. On route, I noticed this sweet pink Minnie jumper because I love the sequins and the dotty arms. This glittery water bottle is both earth-friendly and Walt Disney World themed, so I couldn’t miss that off my UK Disney merchandise hot list!
Walt Disney World outfits for Galaxy’s Edge…
Our picks to get kitted out for Disney ‘s Star Wars land
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a major attraction at Walt Disney World resort in Florida and Disneyland California. The immersive land has introduced a whole new audience to the Disney magic and the result is spectacular. It’s fast-becoming one of the most popular and talked-about lands at Walt Disney World and so it follows that fans want to show up in the right attire. I’m not a traditional, dedicated Star Wars fan but I really enjoyed shopping for Star Wars Disney t shirts uk, ideal to bring to Galaxy’s Edge.
Disney clothes for kids: Star Wars
The kids T shirts were the best! Again, why do kids always get the best clothes? There were loads of cool, non-cheesy Star Wars t shirts for kids but these three ( from Gap, Sainsbury’s and Matalan respectively), were my favourites.
If you are bringing your baby to Walt Disney World, there is no way they should miss out on the fun Disney clothes for kids trend. Disney baby romper suits and clothes are literally everywhere, but these two excellent Star Wars onesies from Gap were a winner throughout the galaxy.
Best men’s Disney T shirts (UK)
I searched the entire UK high street for Disney World outfits and men definitely have less choice, which is a shame. If you are on the hunt for Disney T shirts for men uk, Boohoo MAN (online) is a great place to start. These not-so-obvious Toy Story t-shirts are cute (£15 each). Be creative with your search terms though. When I searched ‘Disney’, neither of these came up but I happened to spot them on the suggestions side bar.
The other good spots I made were this Mickey newspaper print graphic tee, which surprisingly, I found in Sports Direct. And finally, this silly Donald T shirt, which is the ultimate big print, bad pun, men’s Disney t shirt, t shirt – PERFECT for theme park bantz and only £6.
Finally, for guys (like Simon) who flat refuse to wear anything that isn’t completely plain, could they be persuaded with this almost-there Mickey t-shirt from Mango? Oh, go on!
One last thing…
I came across this during my theme park shopping spree and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t tempted by the Disney Samsonite wheelie case from shopdisney.co.uk. Also available in red… What do you think?
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