Fairytale costumes latest UK bridal wear

July 20th, 2008 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS  


London, July 20 (IANS) If you aren’t a princess already, don’t worry. You can now dress like one for your marriage, thanks to Disney. Disney next week launches across Britain a new line of bridal dresses inspired by its seven princesses.

The gowns are based on Disney’s most popular heroines - Belle of “Beauty and the Beast”, Ariel from “The Little Mermaid”, Aurora of “Sleeping Beauty”, Cinderella, Snow White, Jasmine from “Aladdin”, and Giselle.

While the idea of getting married dressed as the Sleeping Beauty may appeal to die-hard Disney fans, the gowns are not replicas of the outfits worn by the film heroines, but are simply inspired by them. As Aladdin’s love interest, Princess Jasmine spends much of her time in harem pants and a cropped top. Fortunately, the Jasmine dress is a simple strapless cream gown.

The dresses, which sell for between $1,400 700 pounds) and $3,000 (1,500 pounds) each in the US, are quite tasteful, given the designer’s technicolor muses. The Fairytale Wedding Collection is being sold in five shops in the UK in London, Essex, Wiltshire and Staffordshire, and the bridal wear is just part of Disney’s attempt to target the adult clothing market.

Created by American couture designer Kirstie Kelly, the dresses have been selling well in the US for a year. Whether British brides will be as keen to take their vows in dresses named after cartoon characters remains to be seen.

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