We all patiently recessed for it: the reveal of Emma Watson’s Belle dress in Beauty and the Beast. Measure from the photos, the yellow princess ball gown is better than we deemed. Made with silk, the dress has a satin finish that glows for the camera while the layers of organza assign the dress a light, bouncy lift. Though parts of the costume has a restrict, one specific constricting piece was left out of the new design.
Beauty and the Beast‘s vestment designer Jacqueline Durran revealed in an interview that Belle’s scold in the live-action film would not have a corset, a change Emma pushed for herself.
“For Emma, it was notable that the dress was light and that it had a lot of movement,” Durran said. “In Emma’s reinterpretation, Belle is an agile princess. She did not want a dress that was corseted or that would confound her in any way.”
Given that the actress is a proud feminist and supporter of HeForShe, it’s not surprising she signify up and did away with a tight-fitting bodice in the name of comfort. Scroll completely for a glimpse of Belle’s updated gown and other outfits, then dash out Emma’s green red carpet choices on the press tour.