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Ball Gowns, Begone! This Is Modern Cinderella Style—Plus Fairy Godmother and Evil Stepmother Looks Too

by Diana Nguyen Fri., Mar. 13, 2015 3:43 PM PDT

Cinderella may be a timeless classic—but the costumes are not.

Even though the latest reboot of the Disney movie features more modern styling, it’s a bit too whimsical and dramatic for us modern-day ladies. A ball gown to the bar? We think not.

That said, we mustered up the magic of the Internet and bippity, bippity bop-ed together fresh outfit inspiration that any princess, fairy or evil stepmother can adore.

The best part? These looks will last way past midnight.

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Cinderella Market RoundupDisney

These days, leading ladies aren’t waiting around for a prince—they make their own destinies. And they need to be comfortable doing it. 

Jumpsuits have been a constant fixture on runways and red carpets lately. The streamlined, chic silhouettes lend a powerful appeal while allowing for rapid movement. Complement the look with delicate, dainty accessories. Obviously, it’s all about the shoes.

Milly Washed-Silk Jumpsuit, $ 450; Love Pearl Clutch, $ 48; L. Erickson ‘Square Jewel’ Swarovski Crystal Tige Boule Barrette, $ 60; Marc by Marc Jacobs Ferus Lightness Collar Necklace, $ 78; Christian Louboutin Follies Crystal Mesh Red Sole Pump, Silver/Nude, $ 1,195.

Helena Bonham Carter, Cinderella Market RoundupDisney Enterprises

Modern-day fairy godmothers are busy running around town. And when they leave their magical wands at home? Then, they opt for big, carry-all bags and chunky heels for added support. This fairy is practical but still expresses her love for the celestial with a sparkly ear cuff. Finally, a black cape dress is still dramatic, breezy and functional. Hey, when you’re on the go, stains are bound to happen.

Nasty Gal Catherine Cape Dress, $ 88; Loeffler Randall Industry Bag, $ 295; Catbird Stamped Necklace/Bracelet, $ 12; Vince Anetta Open Toe Booties, $ 395; Kismet by Milka 5 Star Ear Climber, $ 770; Anthropologie Luella Scalloped Headband, $ 28.

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Cate Blanchett, Cinderella Market RoundupDisney Enterprises

Let’s dial down the manipulations and channel the evil godmother’s fierceness instead, shall we? The strength of your resolve will speak for itself, so keep it simple with a structured vest and a few statement accessories. Tortoiseshell or leopard print strongly contrasts against white ensembles. After all, if you are green with envy, there are subtle ways to show it.

Elizabeth and James Edmund Crepe Vest, $ 345; Tamara Mellon Tease Mesh Point-Toe Pump, Black, $ 595; Alexander McQueen Cat Eye Sunglasses, $ 365; Bibi Van Der Velden Sterling Silver, Scarab, Diamond and Tsavorite Necklace, $ 2,625; Saint Laurent Black/Golden Colorblock Ring, $ 295. 

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