The dress that started it all, Cinderella's baby blue gown with scalloped trimming enchanted the imaginations of children everywhere, and became one of Disney's most successful commercial hits when it was released in 1950. The magical gown, pictured in its matte version here, sparkled like her glass slippers while she danced with the prince at the ball.
Rodgers and Hammerstein created their Cinderella starring Julie Andrews for a CBS television special. According to IMDB, two completely different designs were worn by Andrews. The traditional tulle ball gown, pictured here, was reportedly never used for anything more than publicity stills as it was "dismissed as too big and heavy to utilize through all the live broadcast maneuvers." A more fitted white dress was worn instead, beginning the constant back-and-forth between Cinderella's blue and white gowns.