Dress-up Games

Playing dress up is a time-tested game for girls and boys that encourages creativity and imagination. These games and websites -- most of which are targeted to girls -- bring some of the same joys of real-life dress up play online. Kids might need help from parents to sift through other content on some sites to get to the dress up games, but once they find them, they're sure to have lots of fun.

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Barbie Fashion Show

age 5+

A fun way for kids to play with fashion design.

Platforms: Windows (2004)
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Barbie iDesign Ultimate Stylist CD-Rom Game

age 5+

Doll fashion play gets clever hi-tech makeover.

Platforms: Windows (2008)
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Spark City World

age 8+

Virtual world where girls can play games, gab, and shop.

URL: http://www.allgirlarcade.com/sparkcity/ (2008)
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Petz Fashion: Dogz & Catz

age 7+

Cute, fun pet simulator has mild consumerism theme.

Platforms: Nintendo DS (2009)
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Fashion Forward

age 8+

Family-friendly time-management game with positive messages.

Platforms: Windows (2011)
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Imagine: Fashion Designer - New York

age 8+

Poor graphics hamper this look at the fashion industry.

Platforms: Nintendo DS (2008)
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Miss O and Friends

age 10+

Packed girls social/publish site overwhelmed by ads, videos.

URL: http://www.missoandfriends.com (2007)
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Style Lab: Fashion Design

age 8+

Creative game lets kids design and buy their own clothes.

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi (2010)
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Style Lab: Jewelry Design

age 8+

Jewelry sim stimulates creativity with thousands of designs.

Platforms: Nintendo DS (2009)
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Imagine Fashion Designer (3DS)

age 9+

Fun fashion game with great graphics promotes creativity.

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS (2011)
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Style Savvy Trendsetters

age 9+

The focus is on looks, but business strategy makes the game.

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS (2012)
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Style Savvy

age 10+

In-depth fashion game is also a good business simulation.

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi (2009)
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Suddenly Darling

age 12+

Christian-oriented fashion site promotes style and modesty.

URL: http://www.suddenlydarling.com (2009)