Another Disney Princess known for her beauty, charm, and intelligence is Belle from Beauty and the Beast. These qualities of the French mademoiselle are what attracted the hideous Beast towards her, who also turned out to be not as monstrous as he originally seemed. Belle is an inspirational character for women to portray, and the perfect Belle costume is just the thing to set the gears in motion.
The Perfect Belle Costume for Women
Ordinarily, Belle dresses simply in a comfortable flowing jumper-style blue dress with a long-sleeved shirt, and a white apron. Her hair is artlessly tied back with a blue ribbon, probably to keep her hair away from her face, especially when she is reading her countless books. She still emits natural grace and beauty, no matter how down-to-earth her attire is. However, she becomes the belle of the ball when she appears in a magnificent golden off-the-shoulder ball gown with a white petticoat and layers and layers of ruffles. Her hair is slightly held back with a matching golden band. You may opt to dress up as the everyday Belle, or be resplendent in a formal Belle costume, depending on the occasion.
What You Need for a Belle Costume
For everyday Belle:
- a plain white long-sleeved shirt with a collar and slightly puffy sleeves
- a jumper-style blue dress with a long flowing skirt
- a clean white waist apron
- simple black flat shoes
- blue hair ribbon
- matching blue riding cape (optional)
For "princess of the ball" Belle:
- golden off-the-shoulder ball gown with layers of ruffles and a white petticoat
- gold band or ribbon for the hair
- matching golden shoes
Ladies will appreciate being able to choose whether to portray the simple yet still lovely look of an everyday Belle costume, or to emerge as the gorgeous Belle in her lovely ball gown. These costume ideas for women are both smart and feminine, and thankfully, look comfortable enough to wear.