In Disney's live-action version of the classic rags-to-riches fairytale, Cate Blanchett is perfection as a deliciously scheming epitome of a Disney villain as Cinderella's Stepmother, the 'Lady Tremaine', flanked by her dumb and ugly-on-the-inside daughters, played by Downton Abbey's Sophie McShera and The Borgias' Holliday Grainger in true Tweedledum and Tweedledee fashion.
If you like these three gowns worn by Cinderella's step-family to the Palace Ball, designed by Academy Award-winner Sandy Powell, then you'll also love Cinderella's beautiful ball gown worn by Lily James and Helena Bonham Carter's Fairy Godmother costume from Cinderella too.
When her merchant father dies, Ella is left in the care of her Stepmother and her two daughters who all treat her abysmally, like a common servant girl, and even give her the name 'Cinderella' as her face is one day covered in ash from laying by the kitchen fireplace to keep warm after being exiled to the cold attic.
It's a shame that these gowns don't also have the jewelry displayed with them as they really complete the outfits, although it's ironic that Cinderella's Stepmother chooses a green dress, symbolising her envious and greedy personality.
My favourite outfit she wears in the movie though is her 'arrival costume', which features that amazing hat, as shown in the promotional poster above and helps evokes that classic villain imagery.
If you're a fan of the actress, be sure to check out this royal gown worn by Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth: The Golden Age and this Lady Marion Loxley Medieval costume from Robin Hood on display.
A Wish Your Heart Makes: From the Grimm Brothers' Aschenputtel to Disney's Cinderella (Disney Editions Deluxe (Film))