Does this dress give any one else Belle vibes?? I grew up completely obsessed with Beauty and the Beast, particularly Belle. It is often joked that I wore my yellow shiny Belle dress every day of my life until it got tore to pieces by my bicycle chain. The new remake of this movie was everything and so much more! (It is slightly embarrassing the fool I make of myself while driving when the soundtrack comes on my playlist.) My childhood was brought back to life in a way that literally brought tears to my eyes! Even as a 25 year old married woman I still take style inspiration from my favorite movies. Whether it be vintage vibes from The Notebook or this blue dress that makes me feel the need to get lost in a good book like Belle! Inspiration is all around and I love to take a moment to get lost in it!
With its high square neckline, full skirt, and light shade of blue I can’t help but feel like a modern Belle. The open cross back would likely be too scandalous for her time but isn’t it a fun detail?! I am more conservative in my clothing choices and very careful when it comes to big cut outs or low front tops but I do love an open back! Especially for summer. I have seen this dress in a more expensive version at Club Monaco but couldn’t justify the price. Then I ran across the same exact cut and color here at only $21 so I couldn’t pass this one up!