I’m about as feminist as they come, but even I have a special place in my heart for Disney princesses. There’s just something soothing about escaping to a world of talking animals, fairy godmothers, and happy endings. And who could forget all the Disney princess dresses? From romantically glamorous to uniquely bold, there’s a gown for every princess personality type. For me, that’s one of the best things about those Disney stories: you could be whoever you wanted to be. (Spoiler alert: Cinderella went from rags to riches and Mulan became a warrior. Those are pretty incredible tales.)
Whether you grew up hoping for a fairytale wedding complete with your very own Prince Charming, or you pictured yourself as a powerful woman who doesn’t need a man to be happy, Disney’s got you covered. Though many of the real stories behind Disney movies are spooky and misogynistic at best, society has (thankfully) come a long way in representing princesses as fully fleshed-out and complex characters. It doesn’t hurt that their fashion has pretty much always been on point, too. So where exactly do Disney princess dresses rank when it comes to how brightly they shine in the spotlight? You’ll have to read on to see.