- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015
OK, so when I first heard Alfred Angelo was doing Disney princess inspired dresses, I was pretty excited. But that kind of dropped off when I saw th actual line. Aside from the one for Belle, none of them really look all that inspired by Disney princesses than any other generally nice wedding dresses out there. Pretty? Sure. Disney? Mmm… not so much to my thinking.
So, I decided to go on a search of dresses that I thought truly embodied some princesses. Ye be warned, I can have a pretty theatrical sense of of things, so some of these definitely reflect that. OK, 3, 2, 1….
Belle/Beauty and the Beast
Despite the etsy seller calling it a Cinderella dress, this one is far more Belle to me. The bodice and the sleeves are what do it. This lady actually had a couple in the running for Belle, but in the end I thought this was best. Link to the etsy page: http://www.etsy.com/listing/106874844/cinderella-style-fairy-tale-inspired?ref=sr_gallery_22&ga_search_query=cinderella+dress&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=handmade
When I saw this it was a no brainer. The botton of the bodice mimics the lines of Sleeping Beauty dress, and the twisted cap sleeves mimic the way Aurora’s are raised up in a much more updated, wearable way. Just like Sleeping Beauty had one of the most of flowy of the dresses early on, this is flowy and soft. http://www.etsy.com/listing/110782119/delicate-medieval-style-fairy?ref=sr_gallery_44&ga_search_query=fairy+wedding+dress&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=9&ga_search_type=handmade
OK, this is definitely more over the top. But so is Tiana’s dress, and that’s why I love it. When I saw it, it was like Disney was like “We are going to outpuff, outsparkle, and outfancy every Disney dress before this!” And this etsy creation, with its hanging beads, greens and mochas, flowers, and pleats really mimics not just that, but the feel of that sort of swamp-originated magic as well.
Girlish but uber princessy, with a very “young maiden” type look to it. Not a lot more to say here!
So, for this pretty fit-and-flair, I was reminded of waves and water with the way the bottom sort of softly spills out. Sort of like at the end where she emerges from the water and it’s all glowing aroung her. Plus the shape semi-mimics a mermaid tail (I thought about a much more literal mermaid-shape, but somehow kept coming back to this one instead).
With this structured but very romantic look, I was immediately reminded of Cinderella – perhaps not just the Disney version, but that many iterations that have come about over time. Either way, I think it embodies the sort sweet, girlish toiling maid turned very grandiose lady pretty well.
Sleek, savvy, and a bit sexy, this one made me think of Jasmine. The top mimics Jasmine’s top with the off-the-soulder sleeves and neckline, as does the most fitted part of the bodice.
Like Rapunzel and her dress, this definitely has a youthful freshness to it. Highly fitted, and not a huge ball-gown by any means, and not dragging on the ground either. This still has a princess in it, but it definitely fits more with lost woodland-roaming princess.
This one is pretty self explanatory. If you ever wanted a very sparkly Tinkerbell dress, here you go.