posted by Annabethandco
Most fans can agree (I think) that the dress looks quite bad on Ariel. There are several reasons for this: the sleeves are ridiculously puffy and makes her arms look misshapen and the shaping of the palda looks... Odd. I just think it's too puffy and big in general.
Another popular reason for the dress looking odd is that a red hair/pink dress combo doesn't work:
However, I personally don't feel this is the case. Disney has proven that it is perfectly capable of making a kulay-rosas dress look super pretty on a red head (a.k.a. Giselle from Enchanted). Look how cute she looks here!
Some of you may now say that the outfit only works because her hair is MUCH lighter than Ariel's, but I disagree. Look what happens when we put Ariel in almost exactly the same dress:
I don't know about you, but I think she looks stunning! Why couldn't Disney put her in a dress madami like this? A different shade of kulay-rosas and different sleeves and Ariel's kulay-rosas dress could have been BEAUTIFUL.
I guess it could be argued that Disney HAD to make the dress shaped like that with odd sleeves to make it look like a ball gown, but if they had to give her a light kulay-rosas and puffy dress, couldn't they have ibingiay something a lot madami like Lottie's from TPATF? Her dress is over dramatic, but still prettier than Ariel's.
Overall, I feel that Disney could have made Ariel's ball toga look amazing if they had put a little madami time and thought into it. They just had to change the shade and the shape and I would have adored it. I am really glad that they have decided to scrap the dress almost altogether now in merchandising, because it makes me a little sad to think how breath-taking Ariel could have looked.
(Thanks for bearing with me through this fashion rant :) Comments are always welcome)
posted by sweetie-94
posted by Persephone713