Princess costumes have always been one of the top sellers at our Teetot store. Many people think girls are drawn to princess costumes simply because of the color pink or because of a certain Disney movie, but really, we think it's so much more. A common theme with princesses in popular culture is showing young women who are in control of their destinies. Girls who play pretend as princesses, with princess costumes and games, are emulating that sense of personal power and can use those qualities to become strong young women and leaders.
With such powerful drivers behind it, the princess-loving phase is one that should be promoted by parents. One way to promote it is to look at strong real-life princesses and talk with your children about them. Here's a look at a few of our favorites from history and modern times:
Amazing Real-Life Princesses To Look Up To
- Princess Pingyang. If your daughter loves warrior women, then she will love the real-life story of Princess Zhao of Pingyang. This princess organized an army in the early 7th century to help her father overthrow the Chinese Sui Dynasty. Princess Pingyang and her family were successful and founded the Tang dynasty that ruled China for many generations. Princess Pingyang is a great princess to play up for those who want to promote strong female role models that also can still boast pretty princess costumes.
- Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway. If your child's favorite princess is Cinderella or Tiana and they love that rags-to-riches storyline, then introduce them to the real-life rags-to-riches Princess of Norway. Mette-Matrit was born to a working-class family and was working as a waitress just a few years prior to marrying Crown Prince Kaakon, an event that surely transformed her life. Princess Mette-Marit is a great princess to promote and emulate with princess costumes if you want to promote the values of hard work, noting that everyone has the chance to rise up in this world.
- Princess Diana, Princess of Wales. Princess Diana was widely known as "The People's Princess" because of how much she cared for and gave to the general public. There is a bit of a misconception that she had a rags-to-riches story similar to Mette-Marit, when in reality she was born into British nobility as the youngest daughter of an Earl. That said, her amazing charity work and patronage made her one of the most beloved princesses in living memory. Princess Diana is a fantastic princess to promote for families looking to play up the values of charity and giving.
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Of course, these are just a few of the great princesses that your child can role-play when they dress up in princess costumes. Or maybe your child loves roleplaying film princesses when dressing up in princess costumes. In any case, our team at Teetot is here to provide you and your family with the best princess costumes available. Contact us today for more information.