I can’t be the only one excited about this. When Disney released the solitary photograph of Angelina Jolie as the evil sorceress Maleficent, I’m sure the world (especially Brangelina fans like yours truly) was in a glorifying uproar. The Sleeping Beauty villain found its rightful translation in the actress who, like the fictional alternative, is a strong woman who has mastered the art of the effortless piercing gaze whilst dressed in sweeping black gowns armed with merely a pair of very sharp cheekbones.
Angelina Jolie wearing horns during the filming of the upcoming Disney movie ‘Maleficent’ England – 27.06.12
So when the papparazzi shots of her trudging in the field in this brown and green combo of cloak and dress, I can’t help but feel a little– crushed? This is Angelina Jolie as Maleficent we’re talking about! We can’t let the best dressed villain award go to Charlize Theron as Evil Queen Ravenna! Disney may not think she needs the couture wardrobe but really, where’s the fun in that?
The original Maleficent in the Disney animated film
This article is in case we are heeded. Below are just some of the dresses we believe Maleficent should wear. Don’t worry, we were careful not to mix it up with Angelina’s famously dark (and recently leg-baring) formal wear.
Mouchoir Gown, $1983, Paco Rabanne Archive
This dress is perfect for the Princess Aurora’s birthday party. You know, the one where Maleficent wasn’t invited to. She’s bestowing a dreadful curse on a baby, might as well do it in a black silk velvet gown with an astounding corsage.
Luminescent Gown, $956.25, Fely Campo
Roaming about in between kingdoms, in search of a missing princess, one has to be luminous to encourage answers. This green gown blends yet shimmers in the foliage and the regal peplum reminds everyone of whom they’re dealing with.
Abstract Evening Gown, $1091, Roberto Cavalli
Plotting away in her dark palace, Maleficent must be comfy and match the sinister greenish blue glow of her magic. This abstract evening gown is perfect, with the waist-centric pattern (her waist IS tiny!) and the slashed neckline.
Runway Finale Dress, $2157, Gareth Pugh
What better ensemble to wear for her transformation as fire-breathing dragon than this purple silk blend sleeveless dress? Its iridescent shimmer is malevolently captivating, not to mention the open back. Who’s hot now, Prince Philip?
All featured dresses are available on Farfetch.
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