Princess Couture: Venus
Princess Venus’ dress stands out from the rest, what with its vibrant colors and bounty of ribbons and gauze.
The most striking part of Venus’ gown is the abundance of ribbons. Ribbons trail from around her neck, from her shoulders, from the back of her gown and, of course, Venus retains her signature hair bow, albeit with a fancier design (instead of a plain red bow, it’s golden with a red rose in the middle). As I explained in my post about ribbons in Sailor Moon, ribbons are primarily linked with girlhood and femininity. In addition, these ribbons give Venus a very carefree look as well as lots of movement (meaning, when she moves, so do the ribbons).
The color of the gown, a rich yellow, is extremely vibrant and attention-grabbing. Yellow is sunshine. It is the most luminous of all the colors of the spectrum; it’s the color that captures our attention more than any other color. Yellow is the color of happiness, amusement, and optimism, of enlightenment and creativity, sunshine and spring. It’s warm and gives off a happy, cheerful atmosphere. There’s no color that suits Venus more!
Finally, the gown’s style accentuates Venus’ beauty and personality. It hugs her figure, showing off her curves before flaring out at the bottom. The gauze around her waist adds a lot of flair and stylishness to the dress, preventing it from being overly simple. Like the ribbons, it adds a lot of movement to the design.
All of these factors combine into one gorgeous gown that can’t be more perfect for Venus!