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.
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
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.
Necklace- Anthropologie, Shoes- Windsor, Dress- Arden B, Bag- Modcloth, Earrings- Fashion Addict
Meg Outfit 2: Casual Grecian Gown
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.
Necklace- Max and Chloe, Earrings- Zappos, Shoes- Endless, Dress- YOOX, Scarf- Lori’s Shoes, Clutch- Love Worn
Meg Outfit 3: 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).
Ring- Modcloth, Bag- Mimi Boutique, Dress- Shop The Trend Boutique, Headband- Dorothy Perkins, Shoes- Forever 21
Bonus: The Muses
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.
Dress- White House Black Market, Ring- JC Penny, Shoes- Forever 21
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!
47 thoughts on “Fashion Inspiration: Megara from Disney’s Hercules”
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 (:
all these outfits are amazing! i especially like the muses one
and the casual grecian gown!
Love the outfits !!!
hehe I always loved the Muses!
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.
Wow! all of these are really good!
I love your different interpretations! AHH! so cute
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!
love this! Kudos to you on being able to pull up three looks from one outfit. Great job! =]
Love the dress in the first and he entire last look. Although I still find it hard to be inspired by Disney…
Ohmygosh!!! I love outfit #2 but my absolute favorite is the dress for the Muses!!!
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)
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…
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
genius as usual Calli!!
YES FINALLY! I love these disney posts and this one is just as great!