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Here is How to Channel Your Favorite Disney Princess For Prom

It is Spring! The snow is melting, the flowers are blooming, and April through June officially marks Prom season! And while traditionally one might wish to be Belle of the ball- a true Disney Princess at heart may alternatively wish to be the Snow White, Mulan, or Moana of the ball. Here is some inspiration in how to be a Disney Princess on Prom night, featuring official Disney Princess purses from Loungefly , Jewelry from the “Enchanted Disney” Princess Line at Zales, and some other fun accessories from ShopDisney. Take a look!

Snow White

(Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)

Princess Snow White Prom Look Inspiration Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Princess Snow White Prom Look Inspiration

Dress: Blue Alfred Sung Bridesmaid Dress, from dessya

Hair: Vintage Faux Bob

Bag: Poisoned Apple Crossbody Bag, from the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Collection, by Loungefly

Accessories: Bow Knot Decor Hair Hoop, Chaussures Rockabilly Vintage Jaune Heels

Makeup: Michelle Phan

Skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, hair as black as ebony. To channel Snow White in a formal look, a princess should choose a dress in royal blue, with pops of red and yellow featured in the accessories to mirror Snow White’s signature colors. A red headband or bow is perfect to top a 1930’s style faux bob look for the hair. And makeup must include porcelain skin with bright red lips.

Cinderella

(Cinderella, 1950)

Princess Cinderella Prom Look Inspiration Cinderella

Princess Cinderella Prom Look Inspiration

Dress: Perry Blue Off The Shoulder Two Piece Satin Prom Gown, from UniqueVintage.com

Hair: Kirsten Kuehn Updo and Headband

Bag: Cinderella Storybook Crossbody Bag, from the Cinderella Collection, by Loungefly

Accessories: Ssense Cinderella Velvet Choker, Pyramid Collection Butterfly Slippers

Makeup: Nikole Jackson

It’s almost midnight! To step out as Cinderella before the clock strikes twelve, choose a dress with a traditional ballgown style bottom, for a true princess feel, in a silvery blue color. A velvet black choker with a pendant or simple pearl is a great statement piece that contrasts the softness of Cinderella’s hair and makeup. And for shoes, of course, a “glass” slipper, or simply ones made of clear plastic material (be sure not to leave one behind).

Aurora

(Sleeping Beauty, 1959)

Princess Aurora Prom Look Inspiration Sleeping Beauty

Princess Aurora Prom Look Inspiration

Dress: Dusty Rose Pink Strapless Sweetheart Neckline Satin Prom Gown, from UniqueVintage.com 

Hair:  Pompadour Wedding Hairstyle

Bag: Loungefly Disney Sleeping Beauty Castle Dome Satchel Bag, from Hot Topic

Accessories: Ladies Amazing Imitation Pearls Tiara With Rhinestones, Aurora Jewelry Set for Girls from ShopDisney.com

Makeup: melody

Pink or blue? Well, here we went for pink, a gorgeous pink satin gown with a regal train. An Aurora Look should pair soft pinks with pops of gold in a tiara or headpiece as well as jewelry. Hair should include large boisterous curls. And makeup should be soft and classically glamorous with an emphasis on big eyes. Haven’t we seen that face once upon a dream?

Ariel

(The Little Mermaid, 1989)

Princess Ariel Prom Look Inspiration The Little Mermaid

Princess Ariel Prom Look Inspiration

Dress: Luminous Deep Green Mermaid Style Bateau Prom Gown, from UniqueVintage.com

Hair: Disney’s The Little Mermaid look on actress Madelaine Petsch

Bag: Ariel Crossbody Loungefly The Little Mermaid Bag from ShopDisney.com

Accessories: Marc Fisher Harpyly Pump in Purple, Disney Cubic Zirconia The Little Mermaid Ursula Shell 18″ Pendant Necklace in 18k Gold-Plated Sterling Silver

Makeup: Patrick Starrr 

If you would like to look like everyone’s favorite little mermaid from under the sea you will of course need a mermaid-style gown, with a fitted waist and flared bottom. A bustier or corset top at the top of the gown will mimic Ariel’s seashell bra, while the gown’s train is reminiscent of her tail. If you can walk better in heels than a fish out of water, go big and bold with purple heels, preferably with sparkles, giving that standout pop of purple. And a dramatic side-parted hair look with big curls should be paired with a glossy lip, so your date will be ready to kiss the girl.

Belle

(Beauty and the Beast, 1991)

Princess Belle Prom Look Inspiration Beauty and the Beast

Princess Belle Prom Look Inspiration

Dress: Gold A-Line Off-the-Shoulder Tea-Length Chiffon Lace Bridesmaid Dress With Beading Sequins, from JJ’s House

Hair: Disney Parks Official Belle Hair

Bag: Loungefly Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Belle Cosplay Wallet

Accessories: Zale’s Enchanted Disney Vault Belle Diamond Rose in Dome Pendant in Sterling Silver and 10K Gold, Bella Belle Tess Gold Lace Heels Blue Sole Shoes

Makeup: Charisma Star 

With hair half-up and big curls framing a delicately beautiful face, a regal golden gown, and jewelry fit for a princess you will be ready to descend dramatically from a staircase as your prince waits for you below.  Whether you decide to go longer or shorter for a gown, a Belle-inspired look should have a definite wider shape to it, inspired by the French decadence in the Rococo era. Try to add roses to your look, a symbol of the love of the Beauty and her Beast.

Jasmine

(Aladdin, 1992)

Princess Jasmine Prom Look Inspiration Aladdin

Princess Jasmine Prom Look Inspiration

Dress: Next Mint Off The Shoulder Ruffled Chiffon Lace Up Gown, from UniqueVintage.com

Hair: Princess Jasmine Hair Braid

Bag: Disney Genie Lamp Crossbody Bag 

Accessories: Jasmine Jewelry Set from ShopDisney.com, Crystal Crown Tiara Headpiece with Rhinestones 

Makeup: Mayada Hisham

If you want to feel like you are whisked away to a whole new world on an Arabinan night you will need to dress the part. A Jasmine look should be her signature aqua color and lightweight, giving ease of flow as one moves. A large braid should trail drown your back, with a makeup look that includes a very distinct cat eye. Be sure to include a headpiece and dangling earings that will make you look like a desert jewel.

Pocahontas

(Pocahontas, 1995)

Princess Pocahontas Prom Look Inspiration Pocahontas

Pocahontas Prom Look Inspiration

Dress: A-Line Spaghetti Straps Champagne Prom Dress with Floral Appliques, from Zapaka.com

Hair: Style Caster Half-Up Style Braid

Bag: Loungefly Disney Pocahontas “Colors of the Wind” Crossbody Bag

Accessories: Jessica Simpson Pisila 2 Platform Sandal in Biege,¬†Zale’s Enchanted Disney Vault¬†Pocahontas Diamond Feather Pendant in 10K Gold

Makeup: KatiesMakeupBag

A Pocahontas-inspired look has a general neutral base, with pops of florals representing all the colors of the wind. Hair should be worn down and straight, with optional braiding for a bit of extra style. Incorporate accessories with details like leaves and feathers, representing the connection to nature. And don’t be afraid to go for a dramatic eye look, as Pocahontas’ eyes are the first feature to capture the heart of John Smith and stop him in his tracks.

Mulan

(Mulan, 1998)

Princess Mulan Prom Look Inspiration Mulan

Mulan Prom Look Inspiration

Dress: Vanda Formal Iridescent Metallic Dress, from DivaLifeUS.com

Hair: Chic Messy Updo for Long Hair

Bag: Loungefly Disney Castle Series Mulan Cinch Sack Crossbody Bag

Accessories: Disney x RockLove Mulan Sword Necklace, Women’s Lace-Up Sandal Flats with Bowknot Ribbon in Dark Purple Evening Satin¬†

Makeup: Raiza Contawi

Mulan is a unique woman, a warrior and proud daughter, who is very glamorous at times and not at others. This look incorporates both sides of Mulan, with a color palette taken from the epic finale in which Mulan saves the emperor at his palace. There are elements of red, teal, and purple all in one. This comes together cohesively with silver accessories and violet flats, paired with a soft and naturally glowing makeup look and an imperfect bun.

Tiana

(The Princess and the Frog, 2009)

Princess Tiana Prom Look Inspiration Princess and the Frog

Princess Tiana Prom Look Inspiration

Dress: Lime Green Embellished Mesh Illusion Prom Gown, from UniqueVintage.com

Hair: Bun Hairstyle

Bag: Loungefly Disney Tiana Cosplay Women’s Double Strap Shoulder Bag Purse

Accessories: Zale’s Enchanted Disney Tiana Green Quartz and Diamond Lily Pendant in Sterling Silver and 10K Gold, Ankle Strap Imitation Pearl Flat Heel Pointed Toe White Shoe

Makeup: Lawrencia Lovette

If you want to find a way to look like Tiana at your big night you are almost there. Find a soft green gown, preferably with leaf detailing. Match this dress with a sleek perfect updo, and add accessories that feature the water lilies. You will look like you are ready to attend a Madri Gras ball.

Rapunzel

(Tangled, 2010)

Princess Rapunzel Prom Look Inspiration Tangled

Princess Rapunzel Prom Look Inspiration

Dress: Lilac Ball-Gown/Princess V-neck Floor-Length Tulle Prom Dress, from JJ’s House

Hair: Luxy Hair Rapunzel Hair Inspo

Bag: Disney Store Limited Rapunzel on the Tower Tangled Shoulder Bag with Pass Case

Accessories: Disney Tangled Sun Crystal Drop Earrings from Hot Topic, Gold Metallic Imitation Pearl Sandals

Makeup: Sarah Ingle 

Brake out the extensions because Rapunzel it is time to let your hair down! Find a delicate lavender dress, a corseted top is recommended. Take long hair and make a thick braid, with flowers of soft pink and purple hues decorating it. Accessorize with gold jewelry and shoes that match the sun that Rapunzel embodies. Make sure that your makeup look is very soft and pink, with lashes as high as the tallest tower.

Merida

(Brave, 2012)

Princess Snow White Prom Look Inspiration

Princess Merida Prom Look Inspiration

Dress: Hunter Green Princess Off-the-Shoulder Floor-Length Chiffon Prom Dresses With Sequins Pleated, from JJ’s House

Hair: Diana Pagan Hair Ponytail

Bag: Disney Parks Merida Brave Handbag Ornament

Accessories: Triple Bears Necklace, Brave Merida Inspired Pendant, Lulu’s Who’s Plaid?! Green Plaid Pumps

Makeup: anzujaamu

We suspect that Merida would not be seen at a dance except for her royal obligation as a princess, so make sure when going for a Merida-inspired look you be brave and have fun with it. Hair, is of course vital, with big bouncing curs. If you think you can tame Merida’s mane, pull it back in a no-fuss relaxed pony as if you are ready to ride through the Scottish highlands. Choose a dress of deep emerald green, and incorporate the dark green Tartan pattern in your shoes and accessories.

Moana

(Moana, 2016)

Princess Moana Prom Look Inspiration Moana

Moana Prom Look Inspiration

Dress: Burnt Orange Off-Shoulder Sweetheart Double Layer Pleated Evening Dress, from EverPretty.com

Hair: Naturally Curly Hair

Bag: Loungefly Disney Moana Pua Floral Crossbody Bag

Accessories: Zale’s Enchanted Disney Moana Diamond Double Leaf Pendant in Sterling Silver and 10K Gold, Moana Diamond Double Leaf Earrings in Sterling Silver and 10K Gold

Makeup: Daniele Alexis

For Moana fans, you know who you are, the heart of the ocean calls you. Embrace the call with beachy waves, a dress with a burnt orange tone, and Polynesian-inspired accessories. Your makeup look should be peachy and glowing as if just misted by the fresh ocean air.

Which of these princess looks could you see rocking at your royal ball?

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