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Glinda's Engagement Ball Gown
Breakdown and Analysis
Glinda's Engagement Ball Gown Breakdown and Analysis
Below is a detailed breakdown and
analysis of the Engagement Ball Gown. I break the outfit down from
head to toe, starting from the top! See the Engagement
Ball Gown page for full pictures of the outfit.
The crown that is worn with this outfit
is usually the same design as the crown worn with the Bubble
Dress. So whatever type of starburst/snowflake design that crown
has, this crown has. The one difference is that it is
off-center. The larger burst is often off to the left of the
crown. The crown sits closer to the head than the Bubble crown and
looks like it appears to rap farther around the sides of the head.
From what I can tell, this looks like the
same wig Glinda wears with her Thank Goodness outfit but they just add
the crown instead.
As always, the necklace and earrings vary
from production to production but seem to have a trend of more dangly
parts to the necklace. Here are a couple of examples.
The bodice of this outfit is separate
from the skirt and made of a light pale blue/green fabric that has a
light florally design on it. The front has a V shaped panel with
gathered material in it, the same material that the underskirt is made
of. The original bodice had 11 gold clasps in this middle panel,
later versions did not have these. The UK/Stuttgart bodice dose appear
to have 2 clasps near the bottom of the bodice V. On the straps
and down the front of the V panel are green and gold sequins and beads
of various shapes and sizes. The UK and Stuttgart production do
not appear to have as much beading/sequins down the front as the US and
Sydney productions do and looks more embroidered actually (see last
note the gathering
at the top of the V panel
Close up of
sequins/beading and fabric pattern
production bodice with gold clasps
production, with 2 clasps at bottom
beading noted on this UK version, more embroidery on this
The gloves worn with this dress are the
same as the glove from the Thank Goodness dress, flesh-toned with
rhinestones covering the glove.
Of course the huge engagement ring is
worn with this outfit. The ring is different from production to
production, here is one example.
The skirt is very similar to the Bubble
dress is some ways. The sides and back comprise of petals just
like the Bubble dress. They are made of a light green material
that looks similar to the Bubble Dress material. The petals have
sequined designs on them in gold and a little green. The patterns
are a little more loose with fewer sequins when comparing to the Bubble
Dress. The front is open with a panel of a sheer material covered
in a swirly design. It looks like the dress might have a small
bustle in the back, could be wrong though, that is just what it looks
in front with panel of swirly fabric
looseness of the wavy pattern of the sequins?
The shoes are a gold strappy heel, this
is the only picture I had, sorry!