golden dresses

anonymous asked:

Hi, Anea. I'm super excited about the upcoming BATB movie but very disappointed in Belle's iconic ball gown like many others. That said, I'm not a fashion person, other than realizing that yellow can be a hard color to pull off, so I don't know how the dress could have been made better. My question, then, would be what kind of alternative material/cut/etc. could have made the dress more like in the animation (better, iconic, gorgeous, flowing, all that stuff)? Thank you!

All I ask for is Belle’s golden dress as designed by Miguel Angel Huidor, for Stage Entertainment. Soft yellow sprinkled with gold, gorgeous drapes, a Rococo touch, always spectacular. 

Had the upcoming BATB movie shown this dress, it would have been an utter legend and copied to death. It offers so much for the eye to look at, without really stealing the focus from the Belle actress. Just complimenting her.

I think that’s the problem with the BATB movie dress - it doesn’t have any details or any oomph, nothing for the eye to look at. Which is nice enough for the actress, as it’s full focus on her. But it’s quite underwhelming for being *the* golden dress everyone had expectations for.

If I could choose I would have given the dress a more subtle yellow shade, maybe by adding a sequin overlay on the silk, or more ornamentation as that seen on the hem. I would also have given the bodice a more historical touch, by adding a sequinned or pleated “bertha” neckline.

Like this 1860s Emile Pingat dress:

( http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/82430 )

So yeah, a paler shade, more overlay details, more details in general, or a way more spectacular neckline at least. That’s stuff I would have added.