Halle Bailey was featured as Ariel in Disney’s live-action remake of The little mermaid back in 2019, and it seems like things are really picking up on the set. The crew was spotted in Sardinia, Italy while filming the “Kiss The Girl” scene from the 1989 original film. And yes, we think what you think: “Isn’t Ariel’s dress blue when she goes on the boat with Prince Eric?” Ah-huh, you are right. But even later, Ariel wears a pink ball gown during her stay in the castle, so it could be that the American costume designer Colleen Atwood brings a twist from the animation into the traditional wardrobe.
She’s not the only one – Halle has taken off her pink, ruffled and tiered midi dress with smocked details on the top and puff sleeves, a lime green visor and oversized sunglasses. While these were likely her personal essentials for protecting her skin from the sun, Halle’s accessories prove that she approaches the role with a modern aesthetic, and her signature style has not been lost to her character. I think we can all agree that the most popular mermaid princess needed a makeover anyway, yeah? Read on for a second look and now sing with me: “Sha-la-la-la-la-la, my oh my …”