Cinderella style: Adorn your real life princess
Oh, Disney, you've done it again. Do you have your own little princess who has fairy tale taste? You don't want to miss some of the current and upcoming products inspired by a character from the happiest place on earth.
Once upon a time, character themed or inspired products didn't always sing to all of our mommy hearts. But it's 2012 and the times, they have changed. Even the most discerning mom can appreciate the quality, style and class offered in these fantastic Cinderella products for girls.
For imaginative play
Cinderella, Cinderella... are those swirling lights? Yes they are! Your little one can become the fairy godmother with the Swirling Lights Cinderella ($30, available at retailers nationwide). By simply pressing on Cinderella’s necklace, her beautiful blue ball gown will dazzle with twinkling lights while magical music simultaneously plays. Now Cinderella is truly ready to meet her prince.
For the stylish sipper
The Tervis Cinderella water bottle ($25) will keep your cutie hydrated in the company of one of Disney’s most popular and enduring characters. With an easy snap lid and an opening large enough to toss in ice cubes, you'll be able to send your daughter off to school or her soccer game with the lovely princess, who will hopefully ensure she meets her daily water requirements.
For the glass slipper dreamer
Every little princess deserves to feel like Belle of the ball. And while your daughter can't rock the real glass slippers, she can dance the day — and night, until the clock strikes bedtime — away in these sweet Cinderella shoes. In the fall, Disney by Stride Rite will offer a full collection of princess inspired slipper-esque shoes ($40). From Cinderella's glass slipper to a shoe inspired by Snow White — apple buckle and all — these shoes are sure to be a hit at any party. So let her take in all of the magic of Disney while giving you the confidence of all of the quality and fit that you have come to love in Stride Rite.
For the fairytale flower girl
Weddings fill one's heart with wishes, dreams and happily ever after. If your daughter is fulfilling the role of flower girl in a wedding, you might want to point the bride in the direction of a true, honest-to-goodness princess dress. Inspired by the princess herself, the Cinderella Blossoms dress ($229) features embroidered lace with metallic accents, crystal beading, sequins and horsehair with a draped skirt embellished with flowers. The collection of dresses, available at Alfred Angelo stores and specialty bridal shops across the country, ranges from $159 - $259 each and are available in sizes 2T through 16.