What to Wear to Disney Traditions
One of the main things everyone seemed to worry about prior to both of my Disney College Programs was what to wear to Traditions. There's so much hype and nervous excitement around this element of your Disney training, it seems to have created some panic over what is suitable to wear.
To be short and sweet, just wear what you'd wear to an interview. If your Mum and Grandma would approve of it, you're probably good to go.
Although I will be more helpful than that, don't worry.
You're free to wear dresses, skirts or trousers to Traditions. Just make sure your skirts and dresses are to the knee or below and any tops don't show off too much cleavage. Follow those two rules and you'll be absolutely fine. Patterns and colours are also acceptable, don't believe those rumours that you can only wear black, white, grey and navy.
I'd also advise that whatever you wear, you'll be comfortable outside in Florida's heat. You will be going outside, so for that reason I'd suggest a dress or skirt and blouse combination over trousers and a blouse. If you get chilly, take a cardigan for Florida's crazy air conditioning when you're inside.
Shoes wise, I'd 100% recommend wearing flat shoes. You will be walking around, so unless you own a pair of super comfy heels which you're competent walking in for a while, go with the flats.
If it helps, I wore the same knee length floral Ted Baker dress like this and grey flats for both my Traditions classes and it was acceptable.
You can view Disney's acceptable clothing guidelines here. Take a look, make sure you follow them and you'll be fine.
You have it easy in comparison to the girls. Wear a smart pair of trousers and a shirt and you're good to go. There's no need to wear a tie, but you're more than welcome to if you want. Just make sure all your clothes are neatly pressed and in traditional patterns and colours. Best to leave that Hawaiian shirt and your jeans for your days in the park.
As I said for the girls advice, wear something that you'll be comfortable in both outside in the heat and inside in the often chilly air conditioning.
In terms of shoes, wear a pair of traditional smart shoes in a suitable colour. Boat/Deck shoes aren't allowed.
Think of what would have been acceptable in school and at work interviews and you'll be fine.
If you want to double check your outfit is suitable, you can view the Disney guidelines for men here.
You'll need a few outfits that match these Traditions guidelines, as you'll also be wearing smart attire for your introduction and training classes before you get given your costume. About 4 smart clothing options should be enough.
Also don't forget, you will need to be adhering to the Disney Look guidelines at this stage. You should have already have had some information on this, but if not it can be viewed here.
Hope this helped with your packing for Disney Traditions. Keep it sensible and you'll be fine. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or send me an email.
Have an amazing time, you're about to embark on an amazing experience, enjoy it!!