Remember how a few years ago, the internet couldn’t get enough of the artistic trend that saw illustrators and cartoonists re-imaginging the Disney princesses in every conceivable way? Well, these days, we seem to have transferred that interest onto Disney princess merchandise — and these Disney princess wine glasses are the internet’s latest favorite obsession. To be fair, the draw of these particular items is understandable; they combine the delight of childhood nostalgia with the fun of adulthood. Who says princesses are just for kids?
The glasses in question come from ASOS; they’re available as a pack of two, with one featuring Belle and the other featuring Cinderella. TheBelle glass depicts Her Royal Bookishness on the front with the words “Tale as Old as Time” on the back; meanwhile, the Cinderella glass has Little Miss Glass Slipper on the front with “She Will Go to the Ball” written on the back. (The “She”and “Ball” are both written in pale blue; as such, the letters are a little hard to see in the product images. If you look really closely, though, they’re there — and they’re written in whimsical cursive, to boot.) Both Belle and Cindy are striking magnificently sassy poses; I especially appreciate the fact that Cinderella looks a little bit like she’s getting her Singin’ in the Rain on, albeit under a stream of rosé instead of, y’know, rain.
The pair of glasses retails for $24 — and if you want them, my sense is you’ll need to act fast, because at the rate this particular viral tide is moving, they’re going to be snapped up pretty quickly.
But fear not! There are plenty of Disney-inspired alternatives out there — if you know where to look. What’s more, a lot of them are wonderfully creative (and, of course, they feature more than just two of the pantheon of Disney royalty). Here are some other options if you don’t manage to get your hands on the ASOS set:
1. The Sparkly Glass
Disney Princess Wine Glass, $13, Etsy
This stemless offering from Etsy seller MAGDesignStudio lets you pick the princess and the color of the silhouette — and although there are solid color options, there are also a whole host of glittery ones. Choose Ariel, Jasmine, Aurora, Belle, Snow White, Cinderella, or Tinkerbell.
2. The Personalized Glass
3. The Stemmed Silhouette Glass
4. The Negative Space Glass
5. The "Be Our Guest" Glass
Remember that neat-o Be Our Guest dining set that's currently available at the Disney Home store in Anaheim, Calif.? This glass is part of it, although happily, it can also be purchased online. It may not have Belle herself on it, but it's still quite fun — and perfect for your next dinner or cocktail party.
6. The Work-Of-Art Glass
7. Another Negative Space Glass
8. The Pop Culture Reference Glass
9. The Quote Glass
11. The Classy Etched Glass
12. The Abstract Glass
13. The Golden Glass
14. The Personified Glass
Mulan Themed Wine Glass, $27, Etsy
A hand-painted glass honoring Fa Mulan? Heck yes. CBGLASSWARE has tons of other Disney-themed hand-painted options available, too.