Brides-to-be, here’s your chance to look like Elsa. Last month, Disney Consumer Products announced it had linked up with wedding and bridesmaid gown designer Alfred Angelo to release a dress inspired by the gorgeous Snow Queen of Arendelle, and Disney debuted the design in New York last night.
The result is an ice blue softly-flared sheath gown with a sweetheart neckline made with layers of satin, tulle, glitter net, and organza (sketch show below). All-over beading in swirling patterns cover the gown so it shimmers like Elsa’s so very treasured fresh-fallen snow. It is finished with a Watteau train, a classic style that drapes from the shoulders to the floor. The model wearing the design even styled her hair in Elsa’s cascading side braid. The biggest difference between animated Elsa’s look and the wedding gown is that it’s sleeveless, whereas in the film, the character wore sheer sleeves. Disney also revealed matching Elsa-inspired flower girl dresses.
“A character like Elsa is a huge inspiration for any designer,” says Alfred Angelo’s Chief Creative Officer Michele Piccione, who designed the dress. “She is beautiful and elegant, and her inner beauty shines through when she is ultimately not afraid to embrace who she is with confidence and poise.”
Of course, if blue is too untraditional for brides, the design also comes in ivory. Both versions will be available in January 2015 at Alfred Angelo stores (the price falls in the range of Disney Fairy Tale Weddings collection, which is $999 to $1,899). Visit alfredangelo.com to find locations near you.