Not only are dress-up dolls fun activities for kids, they can also help little ones work on their developmental skills like hand-eye coordination and recognizing colors and patterns. Here, we did some research and rounded up some of the best sets on the market for children. Each option features multiple dolls and over 30 pieces of magnetic clothing — from shoes to apparel — to dress them up in style.
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1. Melissa & Doug, Abby & Emma Magnetic Dress-Up Set
This set features two wooden dolls, sturdy wooden stands for keeping the dolls upright and 56 pieces pieces to dress them up with.
Pros: You can mix and match Abby and Emma’s outfits. Each doll comes with multiple pairs of shoes. They come stored in a neat tray with 10 compartments.
Cons: The storage case doesn’t come with a cover.
2. Kids Preferred Pete the Cat Magnetic Dress-Up Set
This wooden set includes one cat character and 34 pieces.
Pros: It also comes with a stand for Pete, two shoe styles, a guitar and a tool belt.
Cons: Some may find the pieces could be a bit stickier.
3. 56-Piece Magnetic Dress-up Pretend Play Doll Set
This magnetic set, which is perfect for the refrigerator, comes with boy and girl dolls an assortment of career-focused stick-on clothing and accessories.
Pros: It comes unisex outfits like astronauts, pirates, police officers, firefighters, athletes and more.
Cons: The smaller pieces may have trouble sticking if you don’t apply enough pressure.