There is one surefire way to invoke Cinderella no matter what you are wearing.
The glass slipper market is wide and varied. You can’t wear anything actually made of glass, but you can get a luxury transparent pump for upwards of $1200.
But until my fairy godmother sends them to me, here are some alternatives for under $100.
For a little extra princess-fun these have the added heart or butterfly detail.
Flats make it easier to run away – or walk around Disneyland!
Also available for littler princesses.
If you are worried about wearing clear and/or plastic shoes, you can achieve a similar effect with silver and crystals.
And for the most practical princesses of all, a running shoe.
With the popularity of the Disney Princess line, Cinderella is often associated with blue (despite her dress actually being white in the original animated film).
Stick with blues, white and silver, and pastels of purple, pink, and yellow – she wears soft colors even outside her ball gown.
There is also the variant of gold slippers in place of glass.
Cinderella has two distinctive silhouettes, the tattered and torn servant girl and the magical princess, and both are relatively easy to mimic.
Any distressed element or elements – even jeans! – will sell the pre-transformation “cinder” look. Check your closet or the local secondhand, think vintage and bohemian.
And for post-transformation all you really need is a tulle skirt.
In addition to the aforementioned glass slippers, Cinderella is linked to ash, pumpkins, midnight, and butterflies (as a symbol of transformation).
A smokey eye hints at Cinderella’s fireside existence and a little glitter carries over the magic. As always, think on why you want to embody Cinderella, explore what draws you to the character and her look, and have fun!