The grown-up guide to fairy tale dressing

Text: Meg van Eck; Photography: Getty Images, Bang Showbiz

Fairy tales and fashion have always shared a common bond, thanks to their themes of fantasy, beauty, and occasionally horror. And now with the remakes of Beauty and the Beast and the upcoming Mulan dominating the film world, even more magical influences are filtering down into fashion. Think the pastel-coloured looks of Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella all reimagined for modern-day muses. See our favourite fairy tale-inspired gowns here:

Evening Standard Theatre Awards, London, Uk

Keira Knightley wearing Valentino at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Jennifer Lawrence wearing Dior Couture at the premiere of Mother 

Brie Larson

Brie Larson wearing Gucci at The Oscars

Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth wearing Erdem at the British Fashion Awards

Katy Perry wearing Valentino Couture at the Grammy Awards

Naomi Campbell wearing Zac Posen at The Face premiere

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning wearing Dior at the Cannes Film Festival

Miranda Kerr wearing Joanna August to a Yuri Takano press party

Gigi Hadid wearing Zuhair Murad at the GLAMOUR of the Year Awards


Rihanna wearing Giambattista Valli Couture to the Valerian Premiere

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke wearing Ulyana Sergeenko at the Me Before You premiere

Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander wearing Louis Vuitton at The Oscars

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett wearing Armani Prive at The Oscars

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson wearing Gucci at the Golden Globe Awards

Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan Dunn wearing Elie Saab at the premiere of The Killing of a Sacred Deer

For more hot fashion news, tips and buys check out our fashion section

Free Glamour newsletter!

Glamour International