This inspiration runs deep. I've been a Snow White girl all of my life. I used to dress myself up in my mum's old navy and white floral peasant maxi dress and tie my little mop of hair up with a red ribbon just to frolic in the clover. I've even gone as far as to sing to birds in an attempt to lure them to perch on my finger! Ah, youth! Such innocence.
Snow White meets the woodsman by:George Soper 1915
However, this tale is not as innocent as Disney would make it seem. The original Grimms tale includes murder, torture and even a little cannibalism thrown in for good measure! A good old-fashioned retelling of a host of horrifying medieval tales all mashed into one. It's that dark edge that makes interpreting Snow White's style so appealing to me.
She was a peasant and a princess. All the animals loved her. She was the fairest in all the land. I must admit, that when I think of Snow White I always envision the Disney colour palate of all the primaries: red and blue and yellow. I've put together a few Snow White inspired costumes using etsy vintage, because who doesn't want to look like Snow White every once in a while?
velvet dress available from cositasseriasvintage
fox fur collar available from zaama
glass apple brooch available from waalaa
suede lace up boots available from glamtownvintage
Snow White hiding in the forest by: Franz Juttner 1905
celluloid hair comb available from gottawannitvintage
navy dress with suede accents available from nanapatproject
brown bunny shawl available from primitivepincushion
medieval stick pin available from quiterightslick
red suede gogo boots available from myfavoritevintage
Snow White is comforted by the forest creatures by: Walt Disney Studios 1937
red polkadot dirndl available from madvintage
yellow smocked blouse available from theninestories
60s uniform coat available from rococovintage
zigzag boots available from jamesrowlandshop
apple ornaments available from loliecraft
Beware of poisoned apples, everyone!