Does Flora's believix feel not quite on par with all the other girl's design? Do you find that her boots do not quite fit with her top and skirt? As if they're completely two different styles that should not be together? Is it her top that makes everything seem out of place? You're not alone.
Of all the believixes, Flora's is the one that sticks out the most in my mind because it has a more natural, flowery look as if her top and skirt were made of rose petals and her collar and waist band were made of vines. Of all the other believixes, hers is the one that does not fit with the theme of the believix outfit: to be 'modern.'
Now, that there is where the problem lies. Flora is the fairy of flowers and flowers are often as something symbolically synomous with natural, traditional and ancient--the opposite of modern and fresh.
Take a leap back in time for a moment and go back to season one. Do you think that they might have gotten it right back in season one? Her believix feels like a downgraded enchantix outfit with a pair of gogo boots added to differentiate it from the enchantix-style barefoot sandals.
Sure, if they spruced it up with some more elaborate colour schemes and designs, it could have worked. It makes me kind of think that the believix outfit should have been in season one while the winx outfit should have been in season four.
I do not mean to say that her believix should look like her season one outfit but when you think about it, it fits the modern and fresh idea a little more. It gives her a more focus on the fact that she is a fairy general and less on the fact that she is a very 'flowery' kind of girl. Do not be mistaken, I realise that she is the fairy of flowers and that it is obvious that her outfit is going to be influenced by that but what did pink hearts and the colour pink in general have to do with anything with Bloom's fire- and dragon-themed powers? The heart is understandable but pink?
Point being is that you would really be able to tell what the all girls' powers were exactly at a glance? Did Layla's outfit have anything to do with water or morphix (aside the colour blue); Stella with the sun, moon (and by extension, stars); Musa and music (other than the fact that she looks like a chronologically transplanted rocker); even Roxy and animals?
Back in season one, you knew automatically that Musa's powers had to do with sound because she wore headphones; Tecna and her skin-tight jumpsuit was something technological and Stella and her Staff of Solaria for the celestial bodies.
To conclude, maybe the designers should have gone back to season to look for inspiration for Flora's outfits. Maybe they could have done something elegant with her corset, maybe even a long skirt to contrast with all short skirts and pants. Anyways, it's too late now since season four is over. There is always season five to look forward too.
What do you think?