A designer has created Disney gowns IRL and they’re just magical

You too, shall now go to the ball. Take that Cinderella.

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You too, shall now go to the ball. Take that Cinderella.

When crap things like Donald Trump and sexist office dress codes happen, we all need a bit of magic in our lives. Disney magic, ideally.

Well, a designer has made our dreams come true (Snow White reference here, thank you very much) by designing a collection of beautiful gowns inspired by Disney princesses.

We’re not talking tacky fancy dress either. These are couture-style gowns that wouldn’t be out of place on the Oscars red carpet.

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From Belle to Frozen’s Elsa, Chicago-born designer Michael Anthony has given pretty much every princess under the sun a high-end makeover.

We’ve got Cinderella in a glittering ballgown, which we can totally sea Blake Lively wearing by the way.

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You can also fulfil all your ballroom fantasies in Belle’s gold ruffled dress.

But if it’s more of a twist you’re looking after, then we LOVE Michael’s take on Brave’s Merida dress.

It involves tartan trousers and a deep green coat/dress and it’s superb.

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And while it’s arguable that Minnie Mouse isn’t strictly a Disney princess (though tbh she is the queen of Disneyland), her polka dot dress is just out of this world.

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The designs are all sketches for now, but we’re hopeful they’ll be made into actual gowns that we can wear. Because being a Disney princess IRL is the goal.

P.S. Check out Michael's Instagram for even more gorgeous dresses.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.