Product Type: Disney Fancy Dress
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ALLOWING YOUR CHILD'S IMAGINATION TO THRIVE.
Disney Princess Snow White Costume
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Disney Princess Snow White Costume
Advantages: BEAUTIFUL COSTUME.
Disadvantages: DISAPPOINTED WITH THE DRESS AFTER PUTTING THROUGH THE WASH.
When my daughter was a small child, she would rush home from nursery, go up to her room and come down dressed in her choice of costume for that day. She never ever wore normal clothes around the house. Therefore every Christmas, birthday and easter, all my family would buy her more fancy dress costumes to add to her already extensive collection.
One of her very favourite outfits was her snow white costume. I had taken her to the Disney shop specifically to buy this costume as she had been keen to own one like this for a while. Of course she had all the accesories such as the matching bag and shoes, this cost me around £40. Which I do think is rather expensive.
The quality of the snow white dress from the disney store is of a very high quality. It is very realistic and has great likeness to the dress in the disney film. It comes with a matching red hairband. This hairband was also well made and fitted my lirrle girl perfectly without slipping off her head.
I found the workmanship of the dress to be quite impressive. The stiching and detail was of a high standard and looked durable and unlikely to fall apart at the seams. I loved the vibrancy of the colours in this dress. Also I was pleased with the different textiles that had been used such as suede effect and silk effect materials. I felt it gave the dress a real high quallity look and feel.
I believe this dress contributed greatly to my daughters imaginary and role play skills. It also improved her intrest in the actual snow white story which in turn encouraged her listening and reading skills.
I found that by wearing this dress, it gave my daughter a degree of confidence. She wouldn't sing in front of people, however when wearing this dress she would love to perform the 'snow white show' for friends and family. Bringing pleasure to her and her audience!
I wasn't very happy with the way this costume washed. After following instructions I was dismayed to discover that the vibrant colours had become quite dull and lifeless. Also the silk effect skirt took on a rather bobbly appearance, which in turn made it look cheap. This made no difference to the pleasure my daughter had from this dress and she continued to play in this outfit with great enthusiasm. But considering I had paid so much for this dress, I was disappointed and let down by it's inability to go through the wash.
My daughter was and still is tiny. What I found to be befneficial with this costume, is that it has alot of elasticity in the dress. Especially around the waist and sleeve areas. This was very good as my daughter found that she could fit into this dress for a good few years. Also the velcro fastening on the back of the dress, made it simple for my daughter to pull the costume on and off herself. Promoting her independence.
I have now noted whilst on my travels, that many of the supermarkets are now offering snow white and other disney costumes. These are available for a much cheaper price. So for those who are looking for a snow white costume now, I would consider shopping around.
The only concern I have with today's trend of buying fancy dress costumes. Is that it takes away the fun and artistic creativity in creating costumes from household materials. When I was young. (which wasn't that long ago) me and my mum would spend hours together crafting some costume or other. At halloween, the black bags and cereal boxes would be utilized along with the silver foil that we be cut into star and moon shapes. But in today's society a trip to the shops is the only acceptable solution to a child's costume requirements. Thus destroying any chance of individualiity and artistic licence.
This Disney snow white costume, is very pretty and well made. But I was very disappointed with the inability to wash well. In reflection, I do think that this dress was worth the money as my daughter used this dress a heck of alot and had hours of pleasure wearing this costume.
Now she is ten and would shudder in shame at the thought of wearing a disney fancy dress outfit. I guess this makes me want to say, enjoy your little girls being fairies and princesses because all too soon they will be growing up and this gorgeous, magical time will be gone. x
Summary: MY LITTLE PRINCESS LOVED THIS COSTUME.
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