24 thoughts on “Disney Princess Historical Costume Influences: Snow White (1937)

  1. Aaaaaah, this entire article is amazing! I especially love seeing the potential historical influences next to the clearly contemporary influences in the hair, silhouette, shoes, etc- such a sucker for seeing historical costuming as filtered through the lens and aesthetic ideals of the 20th century. :)

    This blog is everything I could ever want from a blog, I am finished <3

      1. Hi Kendra I was wondering if you could link some of the sources you used for this post! I am really interested!

  2. can you please do sleeping beauty next? I think that she would be great to work on and I am in need of a run down on her (she is my favourite Princess) x

  3. I am writing a degree thesis about Disney princesses and I found these articles very useful.
    Are you planning to write new articles about the other princesses?

    1. I’m so glad you found it useful, and your thesis sounds fascinating! Yes, I am planning on doing the rest — hopefully you found the Cinderella posts, and I’m working on Sleepy Beauty as we speak! Give that one another week or two.

  4. Just in passing, like many other silent stars, Loretta Young was very very young when she started. She was born in 1913, so that photo of her is probably in her late teens. She starred in ‘Laugh Clown Laugh’ in 1928 at 15.

  5. Ever considered looking at different traditional Bavarian dresses? It seems there’s a great deal of Bavarian influence in both dresses, especially the two colour scheme and the short puffy sleeves. Obviously it has been combined with elements from old dresses of noble women in the blue dress, but the general design without the small details seems like a Bavarian dress.

    1. There’s no firm cut-offs — what I was trying to say was that Snow’s shoes look more “1940s” than “1930s.” Fashion is always transitioning!

    1. Wow, Uta is clearly the influence of that evil step-mother (queen) image, it’s uncanny!

  6. The stiff white collar seems to be a rebato rather than a partlet, as it doesn’t look like it is apart of an existing/visible undergarment.

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