Belle has an iconic look, I wanted to use the dresses to show simplicity and modernization of her costumes.
The choice of the song, “Home” for this set brings up the idea that although our situation may seem dark or undesirable, we can change it. Just as we change our clothes. Belle starts out in her simple blue dress, but as the castle becomes more her home, she is willing to celebrate it by wearing a beautiful yellow gown.
Also, given that the rose is an iconic symbol (both through thorns to keep people out and its petals because it is so beautiful), I wanted to have hints of that in her outfits. The choice of the mirror as an object to show moments in the story and its plant-like design just reinforces the themes.