Everyone loves Disney movies. As a kid or as an adult, it’s easy to take in the simple, but still incredibly touching stories of Alice, Snow White, Cinderella, and, more recently, Elsa.
Running through that list of characters, do you notice anything in common? Maybe with their costumes?
Yup. They’re all decked out in famously blue outfits at least once, and often several different times.
You know her from the animated
Beauty and the Beast, and you’ll see her again shortly in the upcoming live-action remake with Emma Watson.
Alice wears a less-elegant, but equally memorable blue dress as well.
And Cinderella, perhaps the most glamorous of them all, wears a blue gown to the ball.
So what’s the deal with all that blue?
Well, blue is a color that historically symbolizes freedom and adventure. Many of these “princesses” (often just used to describe the female Disney leads), are somehow confined early on, but after embarking on a crazy journey, they find themselves happy and, well..free.