Snow White is a big mood.
We’re sure that you probably had a Disney princess dress (or twelve) hanging in the back of your closet when you were a kid. There’s just something about Belle’s stunningly detailed golden gown and Tiana’s billowing dress that sets off the part of your brain that never quite grows up. However, it turns out that the girls are ditching their heels and corsets for a change and stepping into a 21st century wardrobe. We’ve been treated to a peek at the princesses in their off-duty gear, complete with leggings and bomber jackets, and the internet is loving what it sees.
The iconic shot was shared by Entertainment Weekly and it’s a still from the upcoming sequel to Wreck it Ralph named Ralph Breaks the Internet. (You can see it in high resolution here.) In it, Ralph’s friend Vanellope sits in the centre of our dream sleepover alongside Pocahontas, Snow White, Rapunzel, Moana, Cinderella, Ariel, Elsa, Tiana, Mulan and Anna. There’s not a glimpse of tulle to be seen anywhere, as they’ve instead opted for casual wear which makes total sense. We bet running around all day in a stuffy dress can get tiring after a while, no matter how cute it is.
It’s the details in their outfits that have us giggling though, as they’re chock full of references to each of their movies. Elsa from Frozen is perhaps the most obvious of the lot, as she’s literally holding up a frozen treat (get it). As if that wasn’t enough, she’s also wearing a sweater with the words ‘JUST LET IT GO’ stamped across it – a reference to that song Adele Dazeem sang at the Oscars.
Snow White’s outfit on the other hand was morbid as all hell, as she chose an off the shoulder graphic tee depicting the poisoned apple which literally killed her.
If we were to pick a look to wear out, Mulan’s is definitely one we’d go for as she’s the epitome of cool girl chic in a silky bomber and comfy Converse. She’s naturally never far from her little fire-breathing guardian Mushu and if you squint, you’ll be able to make out two identical embroidered Mushus on her shoulders.
We’re also living for the other easy to miss details, like the fact that the sparkles on Cinderella’s blue bean bag look awfully like the ones from her magical dress transformation and Rapunzel’s wearing purple trousers covered in a yellow sun pattern – the emblem of her kingdom. A few Twitter users also pinpointed the significance of Tiana wearing her natural hair down, though we screamed over this ‘missed opportunity’ below.
A few of the princesses seem to be missing though and we’re keen to see what Belle and Jasmine – arguably the most stylish princesses – are going to dig out of their closet.
As for why the girls have all had a pretty dramatic costume change? We’ll have to wait until the film comes out later this winter to find out, though based on what we’ve seen before, it seems like it’s going to be a wild ride. In a previously released trailer for the film, we saw the princesses decked out in full costume ready to straight up murder Vanellope (Cinderella shattering her glass slipper to make a shank is everything) so they’ve clearly had a change of heart since then. You can see the moment at the 1.30 minute mark below.
Co-director Phil Johnston did drop a few hints in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, saying said, ‘[The sequel is about] what Wreck-It Ralph was about: What happens when the arcade is closed and how do these characters behave when no one’s looking? And it’s very similar to what happens when you’re backstage in the princesses’ dressing room. What do they do? What do they look like? What do they talk about?’
We can’t wait to find out.