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    One Small Detail From Disney's "The Little Mermaid" That Will Totally Blow Your Mind

    Ariel's dinner dress was actually an homage to prior Disney Princesses.

    We all know Disney’s The Little Mermaid was iconic.


    Like, who didn’t run a fork through their hair at some point growing up?


    You’re probably already familiar with a lot of the film’s finer details at this point, but there’s one small thing you totally never noticed…

    And it has to do with the gown that Ariel wore to dinner with Prince Eric and Grimsby...


    The dress was actually inspired by the dresses worn by every Disney Princess prior to Ariel!

    Those puffy sleeves look pretty familiar, don’t they?


    Yup, they're just like the sleeves Snow White rocked.

    The light pink color was an homage to Cinderella’s mother’s dress.


    While the skirt and draping were more like Cinderella’s ball gown.


    I mean, who doesn't love a good ball gown?

    And finally, the off-the-shoulder neckline and full sleeves were inspired by Aurora's dress.


    Mind. Blown.

    Disney / Mathew Guiver for Buzzfeed

    *drops mic*

    H/T: IMDB

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