Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Disney Princesses re-imagined in the fashions of the year they were created

princess_of_the_year_by_bealor-d6g50k1.jpg

Disney Princesses are a constant in our lives; As we grow up and grow out of them (albeit, some of us are still obsessed with Disney) they remain exactly the same.

Snow White's red bow, Sleeping Beauty's off-the-shoulder gown and Jasmine's blue harem pants have become timeless fashion icons in their own right. 

But what if they were dressed in the fashions of the time their films were released, from the large A-line skirts of the 50s to the legwarmers of the 80s, and the boyfriend trousers and brogues of the current decade?

That's exactly what one Swedish illustrator sought out to do.

The current line-up of Disney princesses

The official Disney princesses in their original costumes

"I went for what was [that is] accurate for the time AND what I think the girls would personally wear," wrote Beatrice Lorén on her portfolio on art community website DeviantArt. "This took forever... (I) had to do a lot of research," she adds.

Cinderella is re-imagined in a 1950s gingham frock, Belle is dressed in a pencil skirt and blazer of the early 1990s, and Pocahontas wears a plaid mini skirt and Mary Jane shoes as seen on Cher Horowitz in the 1995 film Clueless.

While we think most of Lorén's modern day fashion choices are spot on, she says: "If you don't agree with me that's fine, but remember that fashion is really personal and it's different around the world (I'm swedish, so this is how I see it)".

Take a look at her artwork in detail below.

Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora and Ariel...

Disney princesses in fashion

Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas and Mulan...

Disney princesses in fashion

Tiana, Rapunzel and Merida.

Disney princesses in fashion

Related

disneyhero.jpg

When Disney princess meets high fashion

hero-cinderella.jpg

Cinderella's glass slippers as imagined by top shoe designers

hero1.jpg

Disney princesses re-imagined as 'real life' women

hero.jpg

The most inspirational Disney quotes

hero.jpg

Disney princess costume changes in one infographic

Aladdin Castle Disney.png

Disney castles you can visit in real-life

Comments

More

Striking and stylish accessories under £30

Vibrant and unusual finishing touches

by Amy Swales
24 Feb 2017

Cath Kidston is releasing a 101 Dalmatians collection

Disney fans, rejoice…

by Kayleigh Dray
24 Feb 2017

Front row stars at Milan Fashion Week

Here comes the glamour

24 Feb 2017

Milan Fashion Week blog

Highlights from the shows

23 Feb 2017

Daily outfit inspiration with our look at the best dressed A-listers

Casual dressing ideas from stylish celebrities

23 Feb 2017

Hijabi model Halima Aden kicks off Milan Fashion Week

“Celebrating strong females”

by Anna Pollitt
23 Feb 2017

London Fashion Week blog

Highlights from the shows

21 Feb 2017

London Fashion Week street style

Spotted outside the shows

21 Feb 2017

Front row stars at London Fashion Week

The frows are hotting up

20 Feb 2017

The customisable handbags with six billion design combinations

The future of fashion?

by The Stylist web team
20 Feb 2017