Oh, Elsa. What are we going to do with you.
Frozen is purportedly set in the 1830's-40's, but I've been obsessed with finding a style that could marry her coronation gown with her ice gown more seamlessly; the open robes you see during the Regency era, including those being worn by Scandinavian royalty at the time, seemed a particularly apt analog for her... weird underarm-cape. Thing. You also see her mom wearing something very similar for something like ten years, so it's not a huge stretch to think it could be a popular look in Arendelle. THAT'S MY EXCUSE.
I initially designed this for her coronation, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to explore how that same silhouette might work with her ice gown as well. Someday, theoretically, I would love to do a more literally iced-up version of her gown, but I figured the alternate colour way would be a nice middle ground to strike. You can see the other version HERE:
Also, I can't stop looking at those amazing soft lines with which you make these details. I mean, it's just beautiful.
I haven't checked your page in months, and come to find this.
This is my favorite. I love Elsa's coronation outfit something fierce, and this GORGEOUS. I love all your designs, but I would give a leg to cosplay this. It's just AMAZING and I'm ridiculously emotional.
Still like it a lot though. I generally prefer the coronation outfit just because it seems a wee bit more regal and I just like the color purple, but I definitely look forward to the ice dress if and/or when you decide to tackle it.
Specific comments about this one: love the poofy sleeve things here. Definitely feels regal, and is an improvement on the film version which made me vaguely think of a wetsuit. The tiara, bustline, and flarey shoulder thing remind me a lot of the Empire-style (and Josephine's coronation gown in particular). The more open dress is an interesting choice too, but apt: the covered to the neck version in the film struck me as vaguely Victorian and though some of the architecture is Victorian in the film, it's supposed to be 1840s as you indicate.
But yeah, aside from the lack of the crocus I think it's excellent, even if I lack the technical vocabulary to express quite which features I like about it. This may be my favorite one in the series (surpassing Belle and Rapunzel). Keep up the good work!
I love the lace!
(P.S.: Sorry for speling and grammar mistakes, I'm german)