I watched a lot of Disney movies as a kid. I've got two sisters and we watched our VHS on repeat. My big sister and I wore through the tape on our "Little Mermaid" before my little sister was old enough to remember it. Then we watched "the Little Mermaid 2" to death, and it's not even a very good movie. So I have a lot of love for Disney weddings. They're the happy endings we earn after the scary bit where the beast is really cross (still terrifies me) or the sea witch bursts out of her Spanx
Having said which, many of them are not THAT wearable. Some of them have dated badly, some of them are a LITTLE over the top (hello Giselle) and some of them were just obviously designed by animators not designers. So here is a list of Disney dresses that I would probably wear.
Odette from the Swan Princess-
Not strictly a Disney movie (which means it's on Netflix, just saying), but I respect how Odette has incorporated biographical details (being turned into a swan by the bad guy) into a design feature. Those sleeves are unusual and kind of cute, and there's elements of sheer in the dress that I love.
Cinderella's wedding dress-
I love this dress- it's simple, flattering, stylish, and she has trained birds holding up her veil. Need I say more?
Ariel from the Little Mermaid-
My sister had an Ariel wedding dress that she wore to Disney land to the Princess' parade when she was 5 and I was 3 and she got waved at by both Ariel AND Cinderella, but I didn't care because at the age of 3 I thought I WAS Snow White and when the "real" Snow White came out of the parade and kissed me on the cheek I had probably my first fan girl experience. That's off topic, my point is I would probably wear this dress, although the sleeves are a little 1980's Princess Diana.
The Muses from Hercules-
I love drape and these dresses are totally rocking it. Those thigh high slits, draped sleeves and sexy necklines are great, and as documented, I love separates.
Anastasia's dream sequence ball gown-
Again, not technically Disney (maybe I should just re-name this post?) but I love a few of Anastasia's dresses, and more than anything I love this dream sequence dress. Great sleeves, great volume and damn, Kokoshnick need to come back into fashion.
Tiana from Princess and the Frog-
Despite some questionable styling choices, (love the boa, NOT convinced by the hat) this is one of my favourite white Disney dresses. It's simple an slinky with a gorgeous train and sexy thigh high slit. Plus it's worn during a dream sequence in which Tiana is talking about setting up her own business, which is one of the better princess songs in my oppinion
Cinderella's ball gown-
It's probably not a surprise that Cinderella comes at the top of this list. I love Cinderella's ball dress. Now that I look at it, it may well have subconsciously been the inspiration for the Elin wedding dress. I love the colour, the movement and I'm actually loving the choker styling too.