It took being forced to wear a stranger's ugly nude kitten heels for me to see that being confident in my new job wouldn't come from what I wear.
We’re mere weeks away from the second coming of Maleficent. Angelina Jolie will play the true fairest one of them all, and the trailer is the stuff of Jennifer Aniston‘s nightmares. The diabolical villainous women lost at the end of their movies, but as far as fashion went, they were the true heroes. Here’s six actually wearable looks to channel your favorite Disney villains.
1. Villain: Cruella DeVille from 101 Dalmatians
Deville had the fashion job, and she took it seriously. She wouldn’t let cute puppies stand in the way of her perfect dream coat, but no talking dogs were harmed in the making of this Preen jacket.
Look: Preen Colby Dalmation spot Jacket $692 at MatchesFashion.
2. Villain: Queen from Snow White
Famous quote: “Do you hear that? It’s the sound of battles fought and lives lost. It once pained me to know that I am the cause of such despair, but now their cries give me strength. Beauty is my power.” That was 1937, when you had to maintain your looks by ripping people’s hearts out. Now you can just get a well-deserved squirt of Botox between your frown lines.
Look:Eugenia Kim Bathilda gold-tone headband, $165 at NETAPORTER
3. Villain: Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland
Red was her color, but she also enrobed herself in black, gold and white. She could always move around in her dress. She mainly kicked back with some tarts, used animals as sports equipment and beheaded people.
Look: Rodarte £3,345 at Browns Fashion
4. Villain: The Evil Stepmother from Cinderella
She was always put together. If her newsroom hair and ruffled shirts were a bit much, her turquoise accessories were the best takeaway.
Look:AURÉLIE BIDERMANN Miki gold-plated turquoise ring, $510 at NETAPORTER
5. Villain: Ursula from The Little Mermaid
She would wear this, and she never felt the need to choose between a smoky eye and a red lip because she had both. She styled her hair with volume that came from an underwater bottle, and she was a nut bag, but a polite one. Don’t linger in doorways, it’s rude.
Look:Emilio Pucci semi sheer dress, $1,671.53 at Farfetch.
6. Villain: Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty
She had a flare for drama with an ever-expanding dress. She wore dark robes to match her soul and conceal her scepter (and pet raven.) But she was modest in her own way. She wouldn’t dare flash skin or hair. Her horns outdo every headpiece, and she wore leather because she had to sneak the kinkiness in there somewhere.
Look: Giambattista Valli Caped Sequins on Tulle and Velvet dress, $ 2375 at LuisaViaroma.
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