Whether they’re dressed in rags or are ready to head to a ball, we love our Walt Disney World characters! But we admit, some of them definitely fare better than others when it comes to their wardrobes. Spanning centuries and crossing the globe, here are our top 10 choices for best dressed Disney characters.
Whether she’s rocking her layered fighting dress, her tasteful and practical training outfit, or her beautiful (yet anything but practical) matchmaker dress with the trailing sleeves, Mulan’s wardrobe gets an A+! Here’s a Disney princess who knows how to blend style with comfort, no matter what gender she’s dressing as.
Tiana is another princess bestowed by Disney with an enviously varied wardrobe. But our favorite is her famous sparkling lily-pad-inspired ball gown. It’s a princess dress, if we ever saw one! With a voluminous skirt and the most stylish neckline we’ve ever seen on a Disney character, Tiana pulls her outfit together with long gloves, a diamond necklace and earrings, and, of course, a lily pad tiara. We love a Disney character who can pull off neon green!
3. Prince Charming
Of course, it’s not all about the princesses! We love the classic royal fashion of Cinderella’s Prince Charming. His iconic prince outfit features gold-striped red pants, a cream-colored jacket festooned with all the royal trappings you could wish for, timeless black boots, and white gloves. His equestrian outfit is similarly dreamy, and even his everyday clothes feature classic cuts and touches of royalty.
4. Mary Poppins
Another character who makes a fashion statement with her umbrella, Mary Poppins might be our favorite for best-dressed Walt Disney World character of all time. She’s eminently and timelessly well-dressed. Whether it’s her stunning white lace party dress, her sensible nanny dress with a red bow for a touch of whimsy, her gigantic carpet bag or her soot compact for rooftop dancing, she knows how to make an entrance and make the perfect statement for every occasion.
5. Captain Hook
Peter Pan’s arch-nemesis may be a villain, but he sure knows how to dress! His huge red pirate hat with jaunty white feather makes a statement wherever he goes. His matching red coat with gold trim, unabashedly frilly shirt and 18th century European shoes complete his ensemble. He might be up to no good, but his outfit puts him in our good books!
Even Captain Hook doesn’t stand a chance against Maleficent when it comes to style! She’s deliciously evil in her high-necked black robe and matching gown with hits of red. Maleficent manages to meld pure evil with royal sophistication, and we can’t get enough! Her bat-wing-esque ensemble reminds us of the dragon she can change into whenever she wants. Now, that’s style!
7. Donald Duck
Ok, not everyone can pull off a sailor suit. But Donald Duck isn’t everyone! We can’t imagine this wacky Walt Disney World character appearing in anything but his classic blue and white suit with his matching blue sailor cap, and red bowtie. Donald’s wardrobe has changed very little since he debuted in the 1930s – here’s a character who knows what he looks good in, and sticks to it!
8. Jiminy Cricket
With his shiny top hat, stylish waistcoat, vest and white gloves, this is one Disney character who takes formal wear to the next level. He even sports a cravat. And we love the addition of the umbrella – not only does it make a great accessory, it’s definitely handy to have on hand! This dapper character gets a gold star for fashion.
9. White Rabbit
Another Disney character who wins points for his formal wear is Alice’s friend, the White Rabbit. He sports a formal red jacket with a high-collared vest and spiffy bowtie, and his classic pince-nez glasses lend him an air of sophistication. He also rocks his accessories, a basic black umbrella and a pocket watch so large that we’re not quite sure how he manages to be perennially late.
10. Ernesto de la Cruz
Coco’s charismatic villain might not be the nicest guy in the Land of the Dead, but he’s definitely the best-dressed. His gleaming white suit, based on traditional Mexican mariachi clothing, grabs our attention because it’s gorgeously elegant and features silver embroidery matching the detail in his wide-brimmed sombrero. His silky silver cravat completes the up-scale look. Ernesto de la Cruz is proof that being dead is no reason for shabby dressing!