Jasmine Has a Pretty Little Jacket, and Ariel is Basically a Gibson Girl: Disney Princess’s Outfits Through a Historical Lens.

Many people know that Belle had that pretty yellow ballgown, Cinderella had the blue gown, and Ariel stuck a fork in her hair. That last part has nothing to do with this, but I just remembered it and giggled to myself at how funny it was as an 8 year-old.

Pretty much everyone knows that “Disney” is basically synonymous with “historical sketchiness” (Pocahontas, anyone?). In terms of the iconic dresses worn by the Princesses, they basically have tiny iotas of slightly-general accuracies in their costuming. Illustrator Claire Hummel, who works for Microsoft Games Studios Publishing, researched what would be proper attire for the general time period of each Princess/fairy tale, and then had some fun slightly-tweaking their outfits. For example, Belle looks like this in the movie(s):

Since Beauty & The Beast seemed to be roughly set in the late-18th century, Hummell tweaked Belle’s dress to be in fashion with the French court of the 1770s:

To see the rest of Hummel’s changes, click here.

[Via my very awesome co-worker, and Flavor Wire]

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