Snow White Fashion Primer

Snow White is one of the most recognizable fairy tale figures in the world.


The original fairy tale, first published by the Brothers Grimm in 1812, begins with a queen’s wish for a daughter with “skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and hair as black as ebony”. In the groundbreaking 1937 animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Disney dressed her in bright red, blue, and yellow, a look which is easily her most recognized and iconic. Red is the through line, and specifically a red that is stark against a backdrop of white and/or black.


Disney’s Snow White has a classic princess silhouette: puffed (peasant or princess) sleeves, cinched waist, and long flowing skirt.

Peasant tops are abundant and affordable.

All of these give a nod back to Snow White’s bodice.

Flared and flowing skirts in different lengths are also abundant. An added petticoat can give any skirt a little ‘princess’ oomph or you can play with the idea and choose shorts or slacks.

A cape and bow, or something similar, complete the silhouette.


What’s most characteristic of Snow White’s look? There’s one thing across all versions: an apple.

There are many variations on this theme: Poshmark, Etsy, Amazon. Snow White is also associated with blue birds, poison, the woods, housework, and the number seven.


Because Disney’s Snow White is so iconic, there are full outfits and replicas available:

Don’t be afraid to play, though! There are many ways to get Snow White across.

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