When Peggy Orenstein worried in the Times magazine recently that the huge scary monolith that is Disney Princess culture might be "the first salvo in what will become a lifelong struggle over [her daughter's] body image, a Hundred Years' War of dieting, plucking, painting and perpetual dissatisfaction with the results," we understood her concerns, but were marginally reassured that the studies she cited elsewhere in that article seem to indicate that girls grow out of this shit and are mostly unharmed by it. And then today we saw this website for Kirstie Kelly for Disney's Fairy Tale weddings.
The Gown, The Slipper, The Kiss and The Prince. Under it all, every girl believes in the dream. So here is our tribute to fairy tale wishes and finding true love. With her bridal, Maidens and flower girl gowns, Kirstie Kelly creates a look that connects to every girl's inner princess. Kirstie Kelly's fantasy collection continues with enchanting accents and jewels - and the perfect wish to let your fairy tale begin...Yes, you can now get married in wedding gowns inspired by Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Sleeping Beauty and even Ariel the Little Mermaid (pictured). Sigh. Has Ariel's original message been lost? Bright young women, sick of swimming, ready to stand.... —Emily