Although Disney Villains aren’t exactly role models, they do tend to be inspirational when it comes to fashion. And since winter is the perfect time of year for moody, dark outfits, I thought it would be fun to do some posts about fashion inspired by these wicked characters.
We’ve already talked about Cruella De Vil’s style, and we’ve done a whole post on Maleficent’s fashion sense. Next up is our Evil Queen fashion guide. Scroll down to behold some wicked looks!
About the Evil Queen
In case you haven’t seen Snow White (What are you waiting for?! It’s a classic.), here’s a quick rundown of The Evil Queen’s storyline:
The Evil Queen is so narcissistic that she can’t live with the fact that her stepdaughter, Snow White, is more beautiful than her. In order to remain the most beautiful in the land, she orders Snow White to be killed.
When her plan falls through, she takes matters into her own hands by transforming into an ugly old lady and tricks Snow White into eating a poisoned apple. Thankfully, her evil actions do not succeed in the end.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
In the beginning, the Evil Queen believes she is the fairest creature in the land. That is, until she asks her magic mirror and he tells her she is actually not the fairest of them all. Predictably, she does not take this news well.
To make you the fairest of them all, I started the look off with a purple velvet dress that reminded me of the queen’s dark purple cape. (You can’t have an Evil Queen fashion guide without purple velvet!)
Next, I added a classic red bag and a black pair of shoes to make the looks perfect for any occasion. And to finish off the look, I added a gold headband reminiscent of the Evil Queen’s crown.
Products: Dress – & Other Stories, Shoes – ASOS, Headband – ZARA, Bag – Forever 21, Tights – Modcloth
An Evil Queen
You know someone is truly evil when they would cut out the heart of a young girl just to remain the most beautiful person in the world. This is exactly what the Evil Queen hopes to do to Snow White. She even has a box ready to place the young girl’s heart in. (Is it just me, or is this movie much darker than we all remember?)
The look below is all inspired by the queen’s locket box meant for Snow White’s heart. The red velvet jumpsuit and the green vintage heels are both inspired by the color of the exterior of the box. The jewelry and hair clips represent the ornate detail of the box. And of course I had to choose a heart shaped bag for a literal nod to this creepy plot point.
Products: Jumpsuit – Unique Vintage, Hair Clips – ASOS, Bag – H&M, Shoes – ASOS, Necklace – Modcloth, Earrings – Modcloth
The Poisoned Apple
The Evil Queen’s ugly personality shows through when she transforms into a peddler to trick her stepdaughter into eating a poisoned apple. Even though her looks are appalling in this scene, you can still make a great outfit inspired by her.
For the outfit below, I stuck to a black and red color scheme that’s perfect for this wicked look. I used a black top with puffed sleeves, which are very on trend, and paired the top with some nice leather trousers, another trendy piece.
I really wanted to focus on the red of the apple for the accessories, so I added a pair of red heels and a bold scrunchie. The final piece to the look is in fact a clutch with the poison apple printed on the front. All together this is a truly beautiful, but poisonous, look.
Products: Clutch – Unique Vintage, Top – H&M, Pants – ASOS, Shoes – ASOS, Scrunchie – Forever 21
What do you think of our evil queen fashion guide?
Are you inspired by the Evil Queen? Which looks are your favorite? Which Disney villains 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!
Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2010; it was completely updated and revamped in 2019 with new photos and information.
21 thoughts on “Disney Villain Fashion: The Evil Queen (Snow White)”
I thought the first one was the best. I really loved the velvety dress and would wear it any day. I can’t see myself wearing the other two just because I am definetely not a fan of maxi skirts and shawls and I don’t think the second dress would look very good on me. I think they all suit the look you were going after, but i just wouldn’t wear them all. Good job!
I love these inspiration features, I’ve already tried some looks from the Little Mermaid one.
Next I’d love to see Veronica or Betty from Archie comics. They definitely influenced my sense of style!
This is amazing! Great job! Villains are always great to take inspiration from because they seem to always make such statements with their style. I mean, how could you not wanna be that powerful with your clothing. I agree with those who think you should do Maleficent next. I’ve always remembered her the most out of any Disney villain
This is my favorite post so far! I love that you did the villians! mostly because I feel a little villainous myself sometimes 😉 I am in love with that mirror ring, if it were a hot boy I’d marry it! also, that last outfit is amazing, keep up the amazing work!
I love this series! So clever and SO cute. The third outfit is amazing, I love the addition of the red bag to mimic the apple. I would love to see a post on Anastasia or the Swan Princess, I know they’re not Disney but those were my favourites when I was growing up.
Keep up the good work!
I love this post! The last look is probably the only one I would actually wear, but I adore the dress in the first one. 🙂 As for Disney villains…. definitely Ursula, Dr. Facilier, Jafar, Maleficent, and Cruella DeVil.
I love that you are doing the villians now! Thank-you!!
That purple dress is beautiful and I think all the outfits work for the different scenes really well. But are totally wearable too. Well done 🙂
I really like the last outfit!! I’m not particularly fond of the velvet dress…I really like velvet, but the design seems a little awkward…just not my style!
I LOVE that purple dress! I’m not a huge fan of velvet, particularly when it looks crushed (shudder), but I like how it’s balanced with the chiffon. So pretty! Too bad I just bought my semi-formal dress or this would have been a serious contender.
I think the second one is a little too costumey, but either than that the outfits look great!
I especially love the third one.
I love the combination of purple and red (my two favourite colours) in these outfits.
You are my hero for doing the villains since I mostly wear dark, rich colors like the colors that she wears. My favorite is the first one! <3
That ring in the first one is fantastic!
The colors in the second and third are on point with the original looks.
I love this! Please do the queen of the Disney baddies Maleficent next! Pleeeeeease!
The third outfit is really cute I’m loving that apple brooch.
these are great! and very wearable 🙂
While I think all of these outfits are amazing, the only outfit I would actually wear is the second one just because I kind of shy away from velvet and maxi skirts. But these outfits are gorgeous, don’t get me wrong!
I love these posts. Disney inspired – amazing. 🙂