Not many people are aware that Ariel’s pink evening gown was directly inspired by all three Disney Princesses prior. Her puffed shoulders are the same design of Snow White’s dress. The shoulder line and long sleeves come from Aurora. Then the bust cut, large skirt and overlaying fabric on the sides are from Cinderella’s ball gown. The soft pink color was chosen not from Aurora’s dress but Cinderella’s original pink dress that got destroyed by her stepsisters.
Circa 1940 evening gown of lavender silk with V-neck bodice; fabric from armhole twisted in front and extending back to side seams, sleeveless with mink fur trim around armholes; skirt is fitted at waist and flares out to form a full circle at hem; back bodice forms a deep V-twist.