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Glinda's Thank Goodness Dress
Breakdown and Analysis
Below is a detailed breakdown and
analysis of the Thank Goodness Dress. I break the outfit down from
head to toe, starting from the top! See the Thank
Goodness page for full pictures of the outfit.
Glinda gets a cute little hat with this
outfit. That hat appears to be a dainty straw material and is very
flat. The center raised part of the hat usually has a pale yellow
ribbon? around it. The hat also has a jewel with a feather
attached to it coming off of the back of it. The feather in the US
productions is white, Tokyo is yellow, the the UK feather is curlier
with the feathery material only at the tip of the feather. The hat
is sometimes worn slightly off center to the left, but not always.
The UK version appears to made of a little more sturdy material, and a
more upturned brim trimmed with green.
version, slightly upturned brim
on back with the feather
version, see the curly feather sticking out the top?
UK, this one is green
production, note it has a higher upturned brim in the back
The wig for this look is an up do with a
side-swept bang to the right side. The wig has has some loose
curls in the back and some large waves on the sides. When I see
this hair it makes me think Glinda is trying to look more grown up and
professional, now that she is in the public eye.
The jewelry with this outfit, as always,
is different from production to production. The necklace is
usually a small rhinestone necklace of some kind, sometimes a little
Collar/Neckline of Jacket
The neckline of this jacket is hard to
describe. It is off center to the right of the jacket and skewed
off center. The left side comes down farther than the right.
It is a medium green color and appears to be covered with maybe seed
beads? It is really hard to tell what is covering it but that is
what it looks like to me.
Jacket and Skirt Fabric
The fabric of this outfit is very
beautiful. It is a two-toned material, maybe shot-taffeta? in a
light turquoise blue and gold color. The fabric also has a lovely
floral design on it.
The jacket, as stated above, has a skewed
diagonal neckline starting from the right going down towards the
left. The jacket has one sleeve, the other side has no sleeve and
a glove is worn on that arm. Five buttons appear to close the
jacket, the buttons are covered with green and blue rhinestones.
There is a small gathered ruffle to the bottom of the jacket, with a
larger ruffle in back with 2 of the rhinestone buttons on the back of
the jacket. The cuff of the one sleeve is the same material as the
collar with 2 rhinestone buttons on the cuff. It is very hard to
describe this jacket so let me just point you to the pictures below.
closure of jacket
corset like part poking out the bottom of the front.
sleeve, one glove!
the 2 rhinestone buttons on the back ruffle
the lining color of the German jacket and it looks like the
German buttons are different than other productions
Thanks to Dave who sent me this
cuff, with 2 rhinestone buttons on either side, note the snaps
used to close the cuff are open in this picture.
cuff! Looks like yellow, green and turquoise seed
beads (Picture thanks to PGGWG)
On the right arm a flesh-toned glove is
worn that attaches around the middle finger. It comes up over the
elbow and is covered in silver/white rhinestones.
Of course Glinda has an engagement
ring! The ring varies from production to production, here are a
The skirt is the same two-toned fabric as
the jacket is. Its length is halfway between the knee and
ankle. There appear to be lots of pleats/gathers near the waist of
the skirt. There is also a little bustle in the back of the skirt
made of what looks like a turquoisy colored organza that has rhinestones
on it. The bustle is a little bit longer in the back that the
see the gather near the top
length varies slightly, this skirt is a little longer
how the bustle is a little longer
material with rhinestones
The shoes worn with this outfit are
a dark gold heel that looks like is usually has a little bow on