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Why is it that Cinderella's dress is always portrayed as blue, when it was white in the movie?

It is always blue (in pictures, on dolls, on the movie cover even, etc). If they wanted to market it as blue, why make it white in the movie?
Why is it that Cinderella's dress is always portrayed as blue, when it was white in the movie?
 timbitzk posted over a year ago
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alafastanzio said:
One of my friends at disney told me this one. This change occurred in the early 90's due to the artists who make the promotional posters, vhs covers, etc. They wanted to advertise Cinderella in her iconic ballgown surrounded by streams of sparkly magic (rather than rags)...however in the original silver color, the dress and sparkles blended into one another. So these artists added the darker blue tint to the dress in order to add contrast. It has remained so ever since.
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One of my friends at disney told me this one. This change occurred in the early 90's due to the artists who make the promotional posters, vhs covers, etc. They wanted to advertise Cinderella in her iconic ballgown surrounded by streams of sparkly magic (rather than rags)...however in the original silver color, the dress and sparkles blended into one another. So these artists added the darker blue tint to the dress in order to add contrast. It has remained so ever since.
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Awww...the middle pic is the same one I had when I was 3!
DreamyGal posted over a year ago
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Oh, yeah, I see the difference!
shomill posted over a year ago
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Thank you my daughter just asked this... and I thought they altered it for the blu ray so I looked it up and found this =)
agravelyn posted over a year ago
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disney_prince said:
If you watch the film, there is a point when you see her reflection in some water, and the reflection of the dress seems fairly blue. Also when walking in the moonlight with the Prince her dress gives off a blueish colour.

Another reason may be to make each princess have a specific colour combination to differentiate each princess with each other-
Snow White: The Primary Colours, Red, Blue, Yellow
Cinderella: Blue (even though her dress was really white)
Aurora: Pink (even though she spent most of the time in the film wearing the blue version)
Ariel: Iconic Red, Green, Purple combination as Mermaid, plus her Baby Pink coloured dress.
Belle: Yellow
Jasmine: Turquoise
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If you watch the film, there is a point when you see her reflection in some water, and the reflection of the dress seems fairly blue. Also when walking in the moonlight with the Prince her dress gives off a blueish colour.

Another reason may be to make each princess have a specific colour combination to differentiate each princess with each other-
Snow White: The Primary Colours, Red, Blue, Yellow
Cinderella: Blue (even though her dress was really white)
Aurora: Pink (even though she spent most of the time in the film wearing the blue version)
Ariel: Iconic Red, Green, Purple combination as Mermaid, plus her Baby Pink coloured dress.
Belle: Yellow
Jasmine: Turquoise
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ilovewatson said:
I always wondered about that too! I like the original silver-white dress more!
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DisneyDusty said:
Cinderella's dress is most definately silver and white. In its earliest home release (1988) it looked white, but in the two times it was restored (1995 and then again in 2005), it was clearly silver and white. It just looked blue in settings that were darker, like when Cinderella danced with the prince.

Cinderella's dress is probably portrayed as blue most of the time just because it is more marketable that way. People may think it is just boring gray. The same goes with how they made her hair a brighter, yellower shade when in the film it is darker and oranger.

The images alafastanzio gave were misleading. You can tell that the first cover he showed actually did not come from 1988, as it has the same title box as the 1995 cover. I suppose it's possible the pose of Cinderella on that cover came from a 1988 cover in another country, but from all I've seen it is doubtful.

It's really bullcrap that the artists say the sparkly white magic blended into her gown because in the film itself you can clearly see the white sparkly dust against her silver gown in the transformation scene as well as clearly see any of the white sparkles it makes when it moves. They could have simply made her gown a darker silver if they needed to.

The latest cover, for the Diamond Edition Blu-ray, shows Cinderella in a silverish bluish gown, so we know they can make it more silver on the covers and it'll look good.
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Cinderella's dress is most definately silver and white. In its earliest home release (1988) it looked white, but in the two times it was restored (1995 and then again in 2005), it was clearly silver and white. It just looked blue in settings that were darker, like when Cinderella danced with the prince.

Cinderella's dress is probably portrayed as blue most of the time just because it is more marketable that way. People may think it is just boring gray. The same goes with how they made her hair a brighter, yellower shade when in the film it is darker and oranger.

The images alafastanzio gave were misleading. You can tell that the first cover he showed actually did not come from 1988, as it has the same title box as the 1995 cover. I suppose it's possible the pose of Cinderella on that cover came from a 1988 cover in another country, but from all I've seen it is doubtful.

It's really bullcrap that the artists say the sparkly white magic blended into her gown because in the film itself you can clearly see the white sparkly dust against her silver gown in the transformation scene as well as clearly see any of the white sparkles it makes when it moves. They could have simply made her gown a darker silver if they needed to.

The latest cover, for the Diamond Edition Blu-ray, shows Cinderella in a silverish bluish gown, so we know they can make it more silver on the covers and it'll look good.
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courtney7488 said:
Wow, I've never actually noticed that! I suppose it could be so that the dress doesn't blend in with the background. Pictures of the princesses usually have a white or light-colored background (like the first one you posted), so a white dress probably wouldn't look as good as a blue dress.

Personally, I like the white dress better.
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Andolion said:
Actually to me the "white" dress looks like a very light blue so maybe they just darkened the color in advertisements and such so it wouldn't blend in with the background
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cruella said:
I don't know, but if you look at Belle her dress is portrayed as bright yellow when it was golden in the movie.
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defyingglory said:
I know, it drives me crazy too. They also make her blonder. I also wish Aurora would be in blue.
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sweetie-94 said:
I dont know.
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syrenpirate123 said:
good question but im pretty sure its blue
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good question but im pretty sure its blue
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Tarabear16 said:
I think her dress was a really light blue. I heard that from somewhere
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heathersvan said:
I assumed it's because blue looks pretty on little girls' t-shirts, as opposed to a silver which would look bland on a little girl.
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GinaPot said:
I agree it is WHITE... It looks blue in many scenes because it is in the moonlight. The prince's white jacket and the coach appear blue in these scenes as well. I imagine when Diseney went to market the dress... Blue is how most people perceive the dress as it looks blue in so mamy scenes due to the moonlight
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Rivisababe said:
I don't know. The original animators also said her hair was "Burnt red" but now people have portrayed it as blonde. Also, in the new Disney princess designs, she has bangs, a different hairstyle, and a completely different dress from the original. Have you seen the new layouts? Ruining our childhood :P
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posted 9 months ago 
amandajh said:
It was a faint blue and as the effects got better and they could make vibrant colored posters they exagerated it. Also her wedding dress was white and the ball gown was faint baby blue.
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It was a faint blue and as the effects got better and they could make vibrant colored posters they exagerated it. Also her wedding dress was white and the ball gown was faint baby blue.
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