Here’s what Belle, Elsa and Jasmine have in common
While we were busy watching Princess Jasmine, Belle, Cinderella and Ariel nab their Prince Charming, Frozen’s Elsa rule an icy kingdom and Alice climb out of that rabbit hole, we missed one important fact.
All our favourite heroines predominantly wear blue: Alice’s powder blue day dress, Elsa’s embellished cape, Jasmine’s turquoise harem pants and crop top… and it turns out there’s a very specific reason behind it.
Speaking to Allure, Leatrice Eiseman of the Pantone Colour Institute says it’s all about empowering females, ‘You’re adding a bit of power to the character by giving her the blue.’
‘It’s a very subtle way of saying, ‘“Yeah, but young women, young girls, can be empowered, too”,’ she adds.
And now she mentions it, we totally see it. Belle’s work dress leads her to new adventures beyond her small village, Jasmine’s outfit helps her escape her gilded cage, and Cinderella’s gown transforms her life for the better.
That should put paid to the whole ‘blue is for boys and pink is for girls’ debate!
But there’s another reason Disney princesses – and other film characters – wear blue: it’s a positive colour, because it reminds us of the sky.
Beatrice says, ’It’s dependable. It’s reliable. It might cloud up, but we know it’s there.’