The Style Evolution of Cinderella

The latest Disney, Cinderella premiered just last week in Theatres and it has already grossed USD$70.1 Million Dollars which is something to be commended. This Disney classic tells the tale of a young girl who was doted on by her Father who suddenly passed after he Married an Evil woman. Cinderella undergoes many changes as she has to move from her luxurious Bedroom to a much smaller room where she becomes a slave to her new family.

Throughout the Years , this movie has seen several upgrades to suit the generation and I actually like this 2015 Re-make. Below is how Cinderella has evolved throughout the years.


This movie came out in 1950 ( long before I was born ) This is the original animated version that was recently released from the vault by Disney a few years ago. In this version Cinderella is a young girl who as you know has to go through a lot of thangs . There wasn't much style to this character because of the era , but she was really pretty.  At the Ball , her dress was an iridescent Bluish Green Dress , a Black Ribbon Choker with a diamond , White Golves and her hair was up and she had the glass slipper. This look was more Classic and reminiscent of the time.


Updated version of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the classic fairy-tale, with an all-star, multi-racial cast. There was a Lot O' Singing in this version. Cinderella was played by Singer Brandy and the Fairy Godmother was Whitney Houston . The interesting thing about this version was that the cast was multi racial. Cinderella was more Urban and wore braids and boy could she sang . For the Ball scene I thought more could have been done with her Dress , she looked beautiful when it all came together , but it could have had more poof!  I love the off shoulder neckline and the Peplum of the top.


This version came out when I was in High School and featured Hilary Duff ( Disney Kid ) and Chad Michael Murray ( Teenage heart throb ) This was the modern version; Girl likes boy , boy doesn't know girl exists. This was done by IM ( Instant Messaging/ Text ) which was really popular back then. Hilary Duff's character was invisible and her style included Jeans , T-Shirts and a Converse and a few stains from working in a Diner. The Ball scene features her in a strapless White Dress ( not the Cinderella Blue Dress, her hair was down and the "glass slipper" was" a converse.


Set in the modern time of the Music Business. The Story-line is the same, young girl evil step mother and less than smart step sisters. This movie features a Guy and a girl who have hopes of making it big in the Music Business. Each night he dreams of Dancing with this girl played by Selena Gomez, then one night he finally does at a Costume Ball and become enthralled ever since. He goes from high school to high school searching for this girl who dropped her I-POD until he finds her. There was no fancy Ball Dress in this version as Cinderella only wore a Red knee length modernized Salsa Dress , Black Gloves , a mask and a Crown. This was more of a Dance Costume than a Ball gown but it fit the storyline.


When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger. This one takes it back and tells us how Cinder-Ella got her name and just the entire story in a beautiful way. In this version , Cinderella's beauty was downplayed by basic clothing , the "no-make-up" make-up look and soft beachy waves. The Ball scene featured a really dressed up Cinderella in her signature Blue Ball Gown which featured a Sweet Heart Neckline , A Corset Bodice , and a very flirty Tulle Skirt and of course her glass slippers. This version was a merge between modern and traditional and i think they did a great job with the styling.

What is your favorite Cinderella Movie?

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  1. I prefer the old look - it it what I remember from my childhood.

  2. I remember the awesome dresses over the years. The first Rogers and Hammerstien tv movie with : Lesley Ann Warren as Cinderella iso ne of the tops for me. The Animated one and The newest one are my faves also.

  3. It's neat to see how the character has changed over the years. I am hoping to catch the movie sometime this weekend.

  4. Oh I love them all. HA! I am such a softie :) I love all the cinderella styles ;)

  5. Oh my goodness I loved Cinderella dress. So gorgeous. That blue was sunning.

  6. Cinderella has been through so many style changes through the years. It's neat to see them all in the same place.

  7. I never saw the Cinderella story movies but I saw the 1997 one and the cartoon. I'm definitely checking out the new one too.

  8. So interesting to see how Cinderella has evolved. I loved the new movie!

  9. I haven't seen the new movie, but my daughter went to see it and loved it! I prefer classic Cinderella styling.

  10. Wow has Cinderella changed! We saw the newest one - loved it!

  11. I'm going to be honest and say that the original animation has always been my favorite. I have plans to see this new one since there is so much hype about it.

  12. The original will never be replaced but the new one is stunning in it's own way and think shows homage to the original

  13. Really want to see Cinderella!! I have heard it is a great movie.

  14. I just love the original Disney Cinderella gown. It's so magical!

  15. This is such a cool post. Cinderella has come a long way over the years.


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