Fashion Inspiration: Walt Disney’s Cinderella

When most people think “Classic Disney Princess,” Cinderella is one of the first that comes to mind. She has a perfect fairytale story, a gorgeous blue dress, and even her own castle in Walt Disney World. So, of course, this series would not be complete without a post about the ever so beautiful Cinderella.

Like the previous articles of this series, the purpose of this article is to use a childhood idol as inspiration for outfits that you can actually pull off as a college student. All it takes is a little creativity!

1. Cinderella the Servant

As a servant, Cinderella was not allowed to wear anything as fancy and elaborate as the clothes her stepsisters wore; her outfits were plain and simple.

The outfit I made to channel her look is comfy and casual, but is a bit beyond your average tee and shorts. The colors tone down the outfit so that it isn’t flashy, but the feminine details draw just the right amount of attention. Wearing this outfit doesn’t require you to be a servant, but it looks so comfortable that you probably wouldn’t mind getting on your feet and doing a few chores in it!

Cardigan- Calypso,  Hat- Forever 21,  Shirt- K Karl Lagerfeld,  Shorts- Modcloth,  Scarf- Lori’s Shoes,  Shoes- Tom’s

2. Before the Transformation

When Cinderella ran to the garden, she was very upset that her stepsisters had ruined her beautiful dress, although in reality, she still looked great on screen. I decided to recreate this scene through an outfit with a one-shouldered pink dress, and floral accessories inspired by the garden.

Rose Headband- Top Shop,  Sequin Clutch- Fred Flare,  Dress- Miss Selfridge,  Ring- Top Shop, Shoes- AMI Clubwear

3. Casual Cinderella

Cinderella meets the Prince while wearing an extravagant blue dress, but you don’t need an invitation to a royal ball to be inspired by it.

The outfit below includes a more casual blue dress that is simple, although the intricate details and cream colored accessories make it feminine and elegant as well. The mouse ring gives a nod to Cinderella’s loyal mouse friends, and the watch locket necklace is to make sure you remember when the clock strikes midnight.

Hair Bow- Modcloth,  Mouse Ring- Modcloth, Shoes- Shop Ruche,  Dress- Modcloth, Earrings- Miss Selfridge,  Necklace- Modcloth, Clutch-Endless

4. Cinderella at the Ball

If you do have to get dressed up for a formal occasion, Cinderella can be a great source of inspiration.

For the outfit below, I paired a gorgeous blue dress with significant Cinderella accessories. In today’s society, clear heels are often thought of as not-so-classy (although Prada has done some great lucite heels that are, unfortunately, way out of my budget) so I decided not to include the iconic glass slipper. To make up for that, though, I did include lucite jewelry and a clutch with a lucite handle in reference to it.

Earrings- Jessica Simpson,  Shoes- Windsor, Dress- ASOS, Necklace- Piperlime, Clutch-Spiegel

via Fashion Inspiration: Walt Disney’s Cinderella – College Fashion.


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