One of my favourite dresses from the movie was Ella's (Lily James) 'maid' dress that she wore throughout much of the movie whilst acting as the servant for her evil step family. I love the light, airiness of this dress and the dusty blue colour is just gorgeous. I think it's the little details, such as the flowers and pleating, that really create character in this piece and even though it may be her cleaning attire, I absolutley adore this dress.
As the story progressed we met the Beggar Woman (soon to be the Fairy Godmother) whose dress I can only describe as hideously beautiful - the creased murky brown dress again featured embroidered detailing at the bottom giving a striking snake skin effect, one of my favourite things about this exhibition was the mirrors behind all the costumes allowing a 360 degree view which showed of the costumes in all their pride and glory!
Ella's Mother's dress was also on display- this is the dress that Cinderella initially alters to wear to the ball before its given a glamorous makeover. This is another truly beautiful dress very similar to Ella's maid dress but in a dusty pink colour, the light strips of material and sweet bow are my favourite and give the dress a lovely feminine touch. Another element of the exhibition that I loved was the attention to detail with the addition of wigs and stances really bringing the characters to life.
|Shoutout to this kid for photobombing|