Beautiful Illustrations of Disney Princesses Depicted As Plus-Size Girls Is The Body Positivity You Need To See Today

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Disney movies have been the definition of our childhoods. Those extravagant castles, beautiful gardens, perfect characters and beautiful princes and princesses still make us nostalgic.

But Disney films gave unrealistic body expectations to girls. Girls, while watching those films, have wanted those super slim waists and perfect hourglass figures. But such body shapes are physically impossible and potentially harmful to the body.

Contrary to what the world (and patriarchy) has led us to believe, a tiny waist with an absolutely perfect hourglass figure is not the solution to a women’s problems and a curvy figure is not a bad thing .

Crystal Procknow, a 30 year old illustrator from Wisconsin, USA came to our rescue and blessed the internet with beautiful illustrations of Disney Princesses with realistic body standards. She uploaded them on instagIns under the username @neoqlassicalart.

1. Snow White

Here’s the beloved Snow White ( Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) with a beautiful, curvy body plus a confidence that matches a warrior.

2. Ariel

Ariel (The Little Mermaid) rocking her plush curves with her fiery hair and  her magnificent fins. Not giving a care to the world and living in a world where mermaids actually exist .

3. Rapunzel

Rapunzel (Tangled) happily singing and dancing while combing her long, long golden locks.

4. Mulan

Mulan (Mulan) teaching young girls that an hourglass figure is not what’s required to defeats the Huns.

5. Moana

Moana (Moana) rocking her tribal wear with utter confidence and not giving a think about  her curvy figure.

6. Tiana

Tiana (The Princess and the Frog) showing that a cinched waist does not guarantee true love. And that love finds a way without looking out for body proportions.

7. Jasmine

Jasmine (Aladdin) dancing to her rhythm instead of hiding her beautiful body with clothes and coverings.

8. Anna and Elsa

Anna and Elsa (Frozen) showing the historically accurate figures of Nordic women of medieval history.

All Artwork Credit : Crystal Procknow

8 COMMENTS

  1. So much of these are completely unrealistic. Tiana works her butt off every day for example. Mulan trains hard to gain muscles and be fit, and Ariël swims every second of her life. Of course they’re skinny! Stop making being obese normal, it’s not healthy.

    • None of these are “obese”, they just have a little more pudge than the average “attractive” female. Sure some of these characters would be very fit in real life but some curvy girls can be very fit and still have pudge, take Ashley Graham for example. Or maybe some women have an incurable condition that makes them keep weight on. This amount of curve is perfectly fine. So, I say to you.
      Stop calling minor thickness “obese”. Also, let artists be artists. All art doesn’t have to conform to “realism” that’s an art style all of its own.
      Have a good day. 🙂

  2. Omg !!! Such a beautiful written article. I have been bodyshaned myself and I firmly believe that we need to embrace our curves with love.

  3. Ariel looks horrible. Not because she’s drawn plus size, but she’s poorly drawn. Her side view just makes it look like she has a large stomach/gut area. She needs a better angle.

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