Emma Watson's garments in 'Beauty and The Beast' were designed to not be "inhibiting".
The 26-year-old actress plays the lead role as Belle in the 2017 remake of the popular Disney movie, and costume designer Jacqueline Durran has revealed the star's wardrobe had to be adapted to enable Emma to do "whatever she would want to do" in the items whilst filming, which meant ballet pump shoes were swapped for boots, and the corset was ditched in favour of a flexible bodice that tied at the side.
Speaking about the designs to WWD, the creative mastermind said: "She [Emma] doesn't wear ballet pumps, she wears boots. She has her 18th-century pockets, but she has them on the outside of her costume so that you can see they're like a tool belt. They've got useful things in them that she'll need for doing the different things she does in the village. She tucks her skirt up into her waistband so you can see her bloomers, and she wears bloomers so that she cannot be trapped by the skirt.
"Nothing she wears is inhibiting. She can do whatever she would want to do in any of her costumes. She rides a horse."
However, the iconic yellow ball gown the Disney princess adorns as she dances with the Beast, who is played by Dan Stevens, was the "most difficult" piece to design "by a mile" because it required 10 skilled people almost two weeks to complete.
Speaking about the buttercup-yellow dress, Jacqueline said: "The most difficult costume to do by a mile. We tried all sorts of things. We tried making a more historical interpretation, we made something that was more modern and experimental, we made lots of different versions."
'Beauty and The Beast' is set to hit cinemas on Friday (17.03.17).