I don't know enough about the Princesses' gowns to begin with... I am ok with Cinderella's gown being sparkly because it was in the movie. I don't think ALL of them need to have sparkly gowns all the time though, unless the movie showed them that way. What I do NOT like is the new cartoon faces on all the "Princess" merchandise with the "wispies" in their hair like they're all about to get blown away on the breeze. Quit messing with the classics!