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”
LOVED this, possibly my favorite Disney Inspired piece yet! Great work picking out these outfits!
i really like all of these! i didn’t expect to at all but they’re so cute and perfectly done.
I absolutely love the Muse outfit, and would love to see you guys feature Mulan in the future!
I think you should do Mulan! I love that movie, and all your inspirations!
I love that last dress, but my budget just doesnt permit it.
Oh, I love it! If you decide to branch out into non-Disney girls, please consider Anastasia or Odette from the “Swan Princess!”
Do mulan next!!! LOL
Meg is one of my favorite Disney characters. Her outfits are so cute.
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.
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 😉
Hey! Could you do a Tinkerbell Inspired Outfit?
By the way, this site is AWESOME, keep up the good work 😉
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. 🙂
Yeah, I’m a little later here, but I LOVE this! You do a great job. This movie is awesome too!
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 !
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?