Looking at Snow White's New Outfit

Over the weekend, both my friends at the Unofficial Disney Character Hunting Guide and Character Central reported that Snow White started making appearances in her new outfit at Walt Disney World.  While Cinderella, Ariel, Belle and Aurora have gotten royal makeovers, the original Princess had yet to get one.  In truth, I have not been a fan of several of these new outfits, mainly because they look less like they do in the animated films.  My immediate reaction to Snow White's new dress was also of dislike.  It was definitely one of the less offending new dresses, but, I just thought the original costume was perfect and looked exactly like the animated version.  Then, I decided to try to find images of Snow White from the film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to see how close each dress actually looks.  Here are a couple of stills from the film...



Here is the older dress...

© Loren R. Javier via Flickr
And, now this is the newer dress...

From Character Central (photo from user ssaamm)
I'm often very particular about Snow White's dress because, one of the reason why she's one of my favorite Disney Princesses is that she doesn't seem to be defined by ONE color in her dress (Belle is gold, Aurora is Pink, Ariel is Seafoam Green and so on and so forth).  So, when they matched her sleeves to her bodice, it just made me think they were trying to take away colors from her dress.

When I look at the image from the film, I actually have to say I like the new dress a little more.  I still don't like the darkness of the sleeves or the ornateness of the collar (I just think less is more).   But, that said, while it is strange to see the lighter color and shorter skirt and the lighter color shoes, it does look like this part of the costume is actually more accurate than the older dress.  The darkness of the cape also seems to match the film a little more.

In the end, it definitely is better than the other newer Disney Princess dresses.  I look forward to seeing her meeting in this dress in person.

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  1. I find that the heroes/Princes have more film accurate outfits compared to their leading ladies! Haha

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  2. My immediate reaction to Snow White's new dress was also of dislike. It was definitely one of the less offending new dresses, but, I just thought ... snowdress.blogspot.com

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