The promo tour for The Little Mermaid has officially kicked off, and the blue-carpet looks are everything we could want and more.
The world premiere for the live-action remake of the beloved Disney classic took place yesterday at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. The movie’s leading lady, Halle Bailey, arrived on the scene channeling her character, Princess Ariel, in a gorgeous molten blue gown from Valdrin Sahiti.
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The glistening strapless dress featured a plunging neckline framed by two dramatically ruffled bustier panels that tapped into the night’s under-the-sea vibe, with its shape resembling, say, large seashells or the crest of a falling wave. The singer accessorised the standout look minimally, eschewing a necklace and simply opting for a pair of large diamond earrings and matching diamond rings.
On the beauty end of Bailey’s look, her long hair swept far below her waist and featured a simmering auburn red hue, not unlike that of Ariel’s crimson hair in the 1989 film. She finished off the look with glittering blue eye shadow and a sparkling teal manicure.
Bailey made another splashy appearance at the Met Gala last Monday. At the time, the star walked the carpeted steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in a jaw-dropping white Gucci ensemble consisting of a sparkling semi-sheer lace halter-neck gown and a dramatic ruffled cape.
Last year, she talked about her personal style journey in a joint interview with her older sister, Chloe Bailey, for Bazaar.com. “We’re just trying to embrace our skin from the inside out,” she said. “As I get older, I’m becoming more comfortable in my body and learning to embrace it.”
This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR US.