"I choose the outfits based on what I would fantasize about when I was eight years old, if I saw a princess girl walking, what I would want to look at," she explained. "When I walked out here, all I do is look for the little girls and I [pose]."
And while she put on a big smile for the audience, Stefani said her ensemble could have been a little warmer.
"I feel like an icicle," she confessed. "I actually do feel like an icicle, because it's freezing!"
Stefani won't just be singing at the Thanksgiving Day Parade. She's also nabbed a one-hour Christmas special at NBC. See more on the special and her holiday album in the video below.
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade airs Thursday on NBC. Gwen Stefani's You Make It Feel Like Christmas airs Dec. 12 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.