Disney Princess-Inspired Wedding Gowns Unveiled During Bridal Week in New York City

Update: 10-20-08 Newly released ‘red label’ Disney Bridal Gowns for plus sizes. Pictures too.

Belle_runway_10I thought you might be interested in the new line of Wedding Dresses to come out of the Walt Disney Company (Belle Dress pictured at left). My wife and I were married at Disneyland and honeymooned at Walt Disney World. It was a great experience for us. If you’re a Disney fan and can afford it, I recommend you at least go in for an appointment.

As for the Disney Bridal Gowns, I think they look wonderful and the price appears to be reasonable. I just hope Disney realizes that many of their fans are ‘plus size’ and has designed the dresses with that in mind. I’d also like Disney to come out with some Men’s formal wear accessories too. Mickey subtle patterned vests would be a nice start.

The full press release is below the cut and you can view photos of the dresses here and here (with runway pictures included).

See also: Disney Fairy Tale Wedding CD

Kirstie Kelly for Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings Collection Is
Inspired by the Unique Spirit and Personality of Each Disney Princess

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Gown. The Slipper. The Kiss. The Prince. Under it all, every
girl believes in the dream. As a tribute to fairy tale wishes and
finding true love, Disney today will unveil a new collection of
wedding gowns inspired by the spirit and style of each Disney
Princess. Kirstie Kelly For Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings inaugural
collection will be showcased on the runways this evening as part of
the New York Bridal Fashion Week. Bridal gowns priced between $1,100
and $3,500 US dollars and a “Maidens” for bridesmaids collection will
be available at specialty boutiques in North America, Japan and Europe
beginning in June. The collection will soon expand to include “Jewels”
that accessorize even the fairest of them all.

The collection combines a fashion-forward look with timeless
elements inspired by the Disney Princesses themselves, including
Ariel, Aurora/Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine and Snow
White. Fabrics like organza, chantilly, chiffon, satins and tulle are
accented with stunning embellishments, including lace, ribbons,
crystals, pearls and gorgeous embroidered beading.

“Every look takes its inspiration from the silhouette, palette and
icons of each Disney Princess story and interprets the spirit of each
young woman,” said Kelly. “Each of them has a unique, charming and
very individual style that many brides can identify with – and now
truly emulate – on their wedding day.”

The Ariel dresses are sultry and alluring – ideal for the bride
who feels comfortable with a more form-fitted look. Fabrics consist of
gorgeous silks and chiffons, beads, leaf applique and pearls, with a
mermaid-like “wave effect” at the bottom. The Aurora/Sleeping Beauty
collection is lovely and romantic, with a mix of georgette, chantilly,
high-shine satin, pearl and crystal embellishments, with pleated hems
and beaded organza inlays. The Belle collection exudes stylish
sophistication, with lace and ribbon, bands of satin, taffeta and
gorgeous tulle flowers at the neckline. The Cinderella gowns radiate
classic glamour and elegance, with silk tulle, duchesse satin,
scattered crystals and embroidered beading. The Jasmine gowns convey a
Bohemian chic look, featuring appliqued lace, embroidery and draping,
with chiffon and satin mixed in with clustered beadwork. The Snow
White dresses are sweet and demure, with rouched chiffon, tulle inlays
with beading and pleated satins.

“When brides shop for wedding gowns and see Kirstie Kelly’s Disney
Princess-inspired collection, they will stop in their tracks,” said
Jim Calhoun, executive VP, global apparel, Disney Consumer Products.
“Every bride wants to be a Princess on their wedding day, and they
want the magical feeling that goes along with it. This collection
captures that magic extremely well.”

For consumer information on the Kirstie Kelly For Disney’s Fairy
Tale Weddings collection, consumers may visit www.disneybridal.com.

About Kirstie Kelly

Kirstie Kelly of Kirstie Kelly, Inc. designs couture bridal gowns
with the highest quality and attention to detail. A graduate of The
Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles, she has
been designing bridal and evening wear for more than a decade. Hailed
in USA Today as one of the 2003 season’s new designers favored among
celebrity brides, Ms. Kelly has a growing client base that includes
individuals who are influencing the worldwide media, art, culinary and
political societies. For more information visit www.kirstiekelly.com.

About Disney Consumer Products

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt
Disney Company that extends the Disney brand to
merchandise ranging from apparel, toys, home decor and books and
magazines to interactive games, food and beverages, stationery,
electronics and animation art. This is accomplished through the work
of DCP’s various lines of business: Disney Toys, Disney Apparel,
Disney Food, Health & Beauty, Disney Home, Disney Stationery, Disney
Publishing, Disney Interactive Studios, Baby Einstein, and
www.disneyshopping.com. The Disney Store, which debuted in 1987, also
falls under DCP, through stores currently owned and operated by
unaffiliated third parties under licensing agreements in North America
and Japan, and wholly-owned stores in Europe. For more information,
please visit www.disneyconsumerproducts.com.

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10 Responses to Disney Princess-Inspired Wedding Gowns Unveiled During Bridal Week in New York City

  1. Nicole T. says:

    As a potential interested bride, I found myself a little surprised and annoyed at the lack of sleeves (in any sort of length) on these gowns. If I recall correctly from my youth, the majority of the gowns had sleeves in some shape or form – not all strapless or sleeveless. So sad. Rather disappointed with that…

  2. Jennifer R says:

    Re your comment: I just hope Disney realizes that many of their fans are ‘plus size’ and has designed the dresses with that in mind.

    These are not dresses made for anyone with hips, a chest, a tummy or a waist. They are skimpy, strapless sleeveless and some are sort of backless. If a full-figured girl is going to want to wear these, she’s going to have to hit the gym first.

  3. Leigh says:

    I don’t see any resemblance between these gowns and the classic Disney princess dresses. They could just as easily be anywhere from Vera Wang to David’s Bridal. I think the designer agreed to design for Disney so she could slap the mega-brand on her work and sell more dresses.

  4. M. Heart says:

    I agree with Leigh, I don’t see anything from the movies. I’m disappointed with 95% of the dresses. I don’t see the magical fairytale beauty in almost all of them. Ariel’s disappointed me, its my favorite of the fairytales. Aurora and Cinderella had one or two gorgeous ones and that’s it. Someone should of done MOVIE inspired dresses, not what they thought was “PrincesS” like. And Snow White, did she even have a wedding?

  5. Kelly says:

    Actually in reference to Nicole, the princess dresses did have sleeves but they were there more for decoration than for use. Belle and Jasmine have sleeves that rest on the sides of their arms, Cinderella and Snow White have capped sleeve, and Ariel has no sleeves. The only princess has sleeves for a reason was Aurora who had 3 quarter length sleeves. It seemed like many of the princesses had long sleeves but those were gloves. Just wanted to point that out…

  6. Ri L. says:

    Agreed. Lame! I wanna wear a genuine Disney princess dress, not some pansy “inspired-by” fluff.

    That is, of course, assuming I could afford a dress like this. No Disney love for a princess on a budget.

  7. princess lily says:

    waw there so ooooooooooo oooo ooo ooo pretty! i want to look just like a giant meringue on my wedding day! a big gold one! aaaah

  8. Belle says:

    Gorgeous! I’m extrememly pleased that they look nothing like the dresses in the movies. I don’t want to feel like a 5 year old little girl in a costume on my wedding day, I want to feel like a real princess. These gowns will do just that.

  9. Angela says:

    THESE DRESSES ARE GORGEOUS! They are a must have for any formal wedding! I am extremely fond of the Belle Dress! It is fitted in the right places and the rouging is just impeccable. If you are planning on being a blushing bride, these dresses are sure to make the most out of your most important day!

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