Beauty and the Beast Inspiration: Part II

As you may already know, the Beauty and the Beast live-action movie has been released. I haven’t had the opportunity to watch it yet, but fully intend to do so very soon! The flick brought in $170M domestically during opening weekend, so I imagine it’s a decent movie. In my last post, I envisioned Belle as a rebellious, independent female. She knows there is more than “this provincial life” and moves into the city (or Long Island City) to lead a successful life. My post embraced the rural style of the princess and gave it an urban twist. Now, I will show you my rendition of her famed yellow gown. This is the second (and final) part of my Beauty and the Beast inspiration series.

Yellow is a vivid shade that people tend to avoid wearing. Perhaps there is a fear of looking “too bright” or clashing against the sun? I personally love the color. I embrace the fresh, vibrant hue that automatically uplifts your mood. However, I agree that it’s a difficult color to pull off. Gold is too similar to combine with yellow, so I always suggest going with silver. Also, since the color is quite bright, avoid layering with too many accessories.

If Belle had to wear the yellow gown today, the first thing she would do is shorten it. After all, gowns are only appropriate for balls, operas and black tie weddings. You wouldn’t go to a diner in a gown. (I mean, you could, but it might be weird.) This dress reminds me a lot of Belle’s gown primarily due to the color and the tulle skirt. I felt so girly in it and at the same time, very sophisticated. The flirty bow and embellished satin waist transformed it from a sundress to formal wear. One can wear this to a summer wedding or an elaborate date night. In fact, I can definitely picture Belle wearing it to one of her fancy dinners with the Prince!

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Dress – $100 from AliExpress  | Clutch – $9 from eBay | Shoes – $41 from Bandolino

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