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Fashion Inspiration: Megara from Disney’s Hercules

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Megara is unlike other Disney heroines: Although she is beautiful and witty, she has a less optimistic view of the world than typical Disney leading ladies.  This causes her to have a feisty attitude and a great deal of independence. She also has a great fashion sense. Although Meg only wears one outfit throughout the movie, I used different elements of it as inspiration below.

Like the previous articles in this series, the purpose of this article is to use a childhood idol as inspiration for outfits that you can actually pull off as a college student. All it takes is a little creativity!

For more Disney-inspired looks, check out our past articles on Walt Disney’s Snow White, Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, Walt Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Walt Disney’s Cinderella, Walt Disney’s Princess Jasmine, Walt Disney’s Princess Tiana, Walt Disney’s Pocahontas, Belle from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and Jane Porter from Disney’s Tarzan.

About Megara

Disney’s Hercules takes place in ancient Greece, and is a humorous film starring characters and scenarios taken from classic Greek mythology.

Megara, also known as Meg, is the main female character. She gave up her soul to Hades, the Lord of the Underworld, to free her boyfriend’s soul because she was so in love with him. But instead of being grateful, her boyfriend left her for another girl. This hurt Meg terribly, and caused her to have a pessimistic view of love and men.

Hercules is the son of Zeus and Hera who was born a God but turned into a mortal by Hades’ minions. In a plot to defeat Hercules and take over the world, Hades gives Meg the task of finding his weakness. Meg obeys Hades’ orders, because he is her master. Hades also promises her that if she succeeds, he will give her freedom. At first she thinks that Hercules is just a normal guy, but after getting to know him, she slowly lets her guard down and falls in love with him. Even though she wants her freedom, she loves Hercules so much that she can’t help Hades defeat him.

Unfortunately, Hades realizes that Hercules’ weakness is that he is in love with Meg, and Hades persuades him to give up his super strength for 24 hours in order to save Meg’s soul. Hercules agrees, and Hades uses this time to try and take over the world. Hercules puts up a fight, even though he doesn’t have his strength, which makes him a true hero and gives him immortality and permission to live with his parents on Mt. Olympus. The only problem is that Megara can’t live there, so he decides to remain mortal to be with his true love.

Meg Outfit 1: Form-Fitting Dress

Meg Form Fitting

Megara’s basic outfit in the film fits snugly on her body to show off her feminine curves. To create a similar look, I decided to use that element of her outfit to make something that would be perfect for a night out or a cocktail party. I chose a body-con dress with a colorblock pattern, since her dress has two purple tones.

Formfitting purple dress outfit

Necklace- Anthropologie,  Shoes- Windsor,  Dress- Arden B,  Bag- Modcloth,  Earrings- Fashion Addict

Meg Outfit 2: Casual Grecian Gown

Megara Casual

Meg’s purple outfit can also inspire a more casual look. Below, I used a simple purple dress with cutouts to add interest and give off a sultry Megara vibe.  I also added a circular necklace, similar to the beads on her dress straps, and a pop of orange color in the scarf, reminiscent of her headband.

Casual grecian-inspired dress outfit

Necklace- Max and Chloe,  Earrings- Zappos,  Shoes- Endless, Dress- YOOX,  Scarf- Lori’s Shoes,  Clutch- Love Worn

Meg Outfit 3: Maxi Dress

Meg Maxi Dress

Fans of the maxi dress trend, rejoice: This look is the perfect way to recreate Megara’s ensemble. You can channel her Grecian aesthetic by wearing a slender purple maxi dress, gladiator sandals, and a cute lightning bolt ring (which represents her love, Hercules).

Purple maxi dress outfit

Ring- Modcloth, Bag- Mimi Boutique,  Dress- Shop The Trend Boutique, Headband- Dorothy Perkins,  Shoes- Forever 21

Bonus: The Muses

The Muses from Disney's Hercules

Throughout the movie, the five goddesses known as the Muses narrate Hercules’ story in song form. Although they each wear a different dress, I combined elements of all of the Muses to create an outfit fit for a Greek goddess.

Outfit inspired by the muses from Disney's Hercules

Dress- White House Black Market,  Ring- JC Penny,  Shoes- Forever 21

Thoughts?

Are you inspired by Meg? Which look is your favorite? Which Disney characters would you be interested in seeing posts about in the future? I want to know what you think, so be sure to leave your thoughts in a comment!

Posted on on August 25, 2010 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , ,

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61 Responses to “Fashion Inspiration: Megara from Disney’s Hercules”

  1. 1
    August 25th, 2010 at 11:43 am

    YES FINALLY! I love these disney posts and this one is just as great!

  2. 2
    August 25th, 2010 at 11:44 am

    genius as usual Calli!!

  3. 3
    August 25th, 2010 at 11:48 am

    meg is my favorite because she is so sassy this must of been hard cus she only wears one dress but good job! #! was a perfect match #2 was my fav and i love the bonusses

  4. 4
    August 25th, 2010 at 11:48 am

    YESSSS I love Hercules! I’m not really a maxi dress kind of girl, but the one you chose is gorgeous and very Megara. In Greek myth, she was Hercules’s first wife, and he killed her and their kids when he went (temporarily) crazy. Unsurprisingly Disney didn’t include that in the movie…

  5. 5
    August 25th, 2010 at 11:50 am

    the 2nd outfit is awesome! love the shoes from the first one. nice job.

  6. 6
    August 25th, 2010 at 11:55 am

    This is real cute, I love Meg from the movie – just thought it was funny you picked 3 different outfits since she only wears 1 in the whole movie. I like the Muse inspired one – but it doesn’t give the same feel lol – wrong color, wrong style (though I’m sure I’d be made fun of if I wore something closer to theirs down the street lol)

  7. 7
    August 25th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Ohmygosh!!! I love outfit #2 but my absolute favorite is the dress for the Muses!!!

  8. 8
    August 25th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Love the dress in the first and he entire last look. Although I still find it hard to be inspired by Disney…

    Milana

  9. 9
    August 25th, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    love this! Kudos to you on being able to pull up three looks from one outfit. Great job! =]

  10. 10
    August 25th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Wow, your posts are just getting better and better! I love these outfits!!! And the way you pulled three different styles from her one dress!

    Again, I’m vouching for Mulan again, to keep her on your to-do list… but at this point, I’m actually somewhat happy that you haven’t posted on her yet because it means that your Mulan post will be awesome!

  11. 11
    August 25th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    I love your different interpretations! AHH! so cute

  12. 12
    August 25th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Wow! all of these are really good!

  13. 13
    August 25th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I would love to see Mulan too. But there is also characters like Esmeralda from Hunchback of Notre Dame, Alice from Alice In Wonderland, Wendy from Peter Pan or you could even start doing different characters who were the protagonists in the stories. My ideas are like Tinkerbell, the villians (ie. Evil step sisters, Cruella Deville, THe Evil Queen in Snow White, etc.) in all these movies or you could even do like the white rabbit from Alice in wonderland. Get inspirations from all characters in Disney not just princesses.

  14. 14
    August 25th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    hehe I always loved the Muses!

  15. 15
    August 25th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Love the outfits !!!

  16. 16
    August 25th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    all these outfits are amazing! i especially like the muses one
    and the casual grecian gown!

  17. 17
    August 25th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    So cool! I enjoy this series, alot! I hope to see Mulan, and possibly even others like Ursala, or inparations from the Lion King, anways love the posts you make and hope to see more (:

  18. 18
    August 25th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Love It!! looking forward to if and when you do mulan and esmerelda!! :)

  19. 19
    August 25th, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    I really love the color purple, and all of the dresses you’ve chosen are delightful! All of the outfits are really nice, I especially like number 2, though I can’t pull that off.

    Keep up the amazing work, and I hope that Mulan comes soon!!

  20. 20
    August 25th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    I love Meg! This was great!

  21. 21
    August 25th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    This was really well done! I especially love both purple dresses. I really hope Mulan is coming up next. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed that we haven’t seen her yet.

  22. 22
    August 25th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Yes!!!

    Please, do Esmeralda next.

  23. 23
    August 25th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    love the 1st, 2nd n last look the most

  24. 24
    August 25th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I absolutely love the Muse outfit, and would love to see you guys feature Mulan in the future!

  25. 25
    August 25th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    LOVED this, possibly my favorite Disney Inspired piece yet! Great work picking out these outfits!

  26. 26
    August 25th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    i really like all of these! i didn’t expect to at all but they’re so cute and perfectly done.

  27. 27
    August 25th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Very creative. I like how you took the one dress in three different directions. Although, I would have liked to see something other than dresses though.

    Can’t wait to see Mulan! And I thought the idea to do Disney villains was a great idea too!

  28. 28
    August 26th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Oh, I love it! If you decide to branch out into non-Disney girls, please consider Anastasia or Odette from the “Swan Princess!”

  29. 29
    August 26th, 2010 at 12:24 am

    I love that last dress, but my budget just doesnt permit it.

  30. 30
    August 26th, 2010 at 12:27 am

    I think you should do Mulan! I love that movie, and all your inspirations!

  31. 31
    August 26th, 2010 at 4:21 am

    I like the third picture very much, especially the bag. What is brand?

  32. 32
    August 26th, 2010 at 4:40 am

    I like the outfits, especially the lightingbolt ring and the colorbloc dress. But i’d love to see some Mulan inspiration. She’s my favourite Disney girl

  33. 33
    August 26th, 2010 at 5:05 am

    This is pure genius.

  34. 34
    August 26th, 2010 at 6:07 am

    awesome outfits

  35. 35
    August 26th, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Great idea to use Disney for inspiration, think outfit 3 is my fave!

  36. 36
    August 26th, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Aww, it’s so great that you guys featured Meg – she really is a stand-out leading lady :) Loved the maxi dress outfit a lot but the Muses dress is just too irresistibly chic!

  37. 37
    August 26th, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    YESSSS! Meg is my favourite female Disney character! I ADORE her to bits! So glad you did a post about her! The first two dresses are divine, and I’m seriously covetting the Muses-inspired one!

  38. 38
    August 26th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    YOU SHOULD DO ANASTASIA NEXT! SHES MY FAVORITE :)

  39. 39
    August 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    I’m so happy to see Megara on this :) I love all of the looks and thank you for the muse bonus! I would love to see Esmeralda, Mulan, Tinkerbell/Wendy and the villians next. I’m not ready for this series to end.

  40. 40
    August 27th, 2010 at 2:16 am

    So I do pageants for scholarship money, and I made Meg’s dress and sang I Won’t Say I’m In Love for my talent once. I could have saved SO much effort if I had seen this…. haha. Great post, I friggin love Meg hardcore and the dresses are bomb!

  41. 41
    August 27th, 2010 at 8:27 am

    I love these Disney posts, they’re amazing! This one was no exception.

    Like someone before me said, Esmeralda would make for great, gypsy-esque fashion inspiration. And… well, I know Duchess is a cat and all, but if she wore clothes I bet she would have amazing style!

  42. 42
    August 28th, 2010 at 8:45 am

    I love these posts! Not sure if you’re strictly sticking to Disney, but I would LOVE to see what you can do with Anastasia! So stylish.

    Also, like several other girls posted, Mulan would be awesome to see, as well as Alice (Alice in Wonderland), Maid Marian (Robin Hood), Giselle (Enchanted). And although not princesses, per se, maybe Tinkerbell and Minnie Mouse?

  43. 43
    August 28th, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    According to me, Megan’s personality is better than every other disney’s princess! her truly need of independance is an exemple for every ladies in the world , and she’s so attractive and beautiful that any men could resist to her… and certainely not Hercule :p

    the outfit 1 is exactely her, and I bet the dress fits every type of body, skinny to fat .
    I love purple, and it’s doing really great on Megan !

  44. 44
    August 28th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I LOVE MEG! Thank you so much and please continue with the Disney posts! I work seasonally at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and it’s fun on my days off to go dressed in an inspired characters look! I’d love to see a finding nemo inspired look! Minnie mouse and Daisy.Also some added different looks from the classics, belle, cinderella, the little mermaid (I can’t get enough of them!!) Thanks so much!

  45. 45
    August 28th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Yeah, I’m a little later here, but I LOVE this! You do a great job. This movie is awesome too!

  46. 46
    August 29th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Do mulan next!!! LOL

  47. 47
    August 30th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Hey! I love these and I was hoping you would do Mulan next. I also think that Esmerelda from “The Hunchback Of Notre Dame” would be awesome. You’re doing great. :)

  48. 48
    September 4th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    My ideas for next-in-series are Jessie from Toy Story, Mulan, Wendy (and possibly other female characters) from Peter Pan, Maid Miriam from Robin Hood, Kida from Atlantis The Lost Empire…maybe even a villianess series (Maleficent, Ursula, Evil Queen..etc!)

    I’m bursting with ideas, sorry! :P

  49. 49
    September 14th, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Hey! Could you do a Tinkerbell Inspired Outfit?
    By the way, this site is AWESOME, keep up the good work ;)

  50. 50
    September 23rd, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I coincidentally ran into this blog while looking for Hercules’ Muses outfits, and I absolutely LOVE it! Fortunately I have lots of dress-up parties as a student in Holland and one way or another I always want to dress as a Disney princess. Though I own my own turquoise-blue Disney ball gown, these posts are great for daily life!

    Thank you for bringing out the Disney princess in us grown-up people ;-)

  51. 51
    October 2nd, 2010 at 6:03 am

    Genius girl!
    Ariel was like the ONLY red-head princess/heroine Disney had til Meg, and YAY it was actually closer to my color! WOOT!

    You totally nailed her! and the best part, I could actually wear it all! Yes! lol
    Yeah I just thought of one more you could do…Anastasia.
    Yeah, she’s not Disney, but that movie was cool and I’m a sucker for animated red-heads…um, actually not all cause I don’t like Jessica Rabbit. LOL

  52. 52
    October 12th, 2010 at 12:43 am

    Love this movie! Cute outfits too:)

  53. 53
    November 22nd, 2010 at 1:43 am

    I thinkteh sight for taina was the most stylish one, with pochahontas and maegara, it is very trendy, what abou the disney princes,

  54. 54
    February 9th, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Wow!!!! You are a genius!!! I love Meg!!!
    Next you should do Rapunzel from the new Disney Movie Tangled and you should to Giselle from Enchanted and Mary Poppins and Kida from Atlantis.

  55. 55
    February 9th, 2011 at 7:47 am

    do Mary Poppins, Giselle, Rapunzel and Kida next!

  56. 56
    February 11th, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Do Kida, Giselle, Rapunzel, Mary Poppins and Alice!!!

  57. 57
    March 7th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Love them!!! Meg is my fave!!! Could you do Alice in wonderland, or any of the girls in Peter Pan?

  58. 58
    October 16th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I love your series, you’re a genius at fashion and extremely creative. If its not too much trouble, I’d love to see your interpretation of Kida’s oufits from Atlantis as well as Rapunzel and Giselle.

  59. 59
    June 27th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Meg is one of my favorite Disney characters. Her outfits are so cute.

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