Lily James’s Impossibly Tiny Waist in Disney’s ‘Cinderella’

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When the first trailers and movie posters of Disney’s live-action ‘Cinderella’ were released, people were quick to point out that the popular Disney princess seemed to have an impossibly small waist. According to Disney, no digital touch-ups were done to manipulate Cinderella’s figure, but they did use a corset to shrink the waist. The voluminous tulle skirt also added to the illusion of a smaller mid-section.

Lily James, the star of the film, defended herself by saying that she has a “naturally small waist,” which had merely been emphasized by the corset she had to wear during filming. The 25-year-old actress also had to go on a strict diet to transform her figure.

Because many children admire Disney princesses, critics argue that the movie’s portrayal of a tiny-waisted Cinderella might promote a negative body image. Whether this was done with CGI or not, it’s pretty obvious that the waist is unnaturally and impossibly small.

Lily James defended herself by saying that she has a "naturally small waist"Lily James defended herself by saying that she has a “naturally small waist”

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The actress said in an interview: “I’m so healthy. I’ve got hips and boobs and a bum and a small waist.” She definitely has a pretty healthy and normal-looking figure in real life, and it does not need corsets or CGI manipulation!

At the Los Angeles premiere of the movie, Lily looked gorgeous in a stunning couture creation by Elie Saab. The Fall 2014 gown features embroidered detailing and a full-length skirt with a train fit for a princess. She complemented the dress with drool-worthy Kwiat diamond pieces and Christian Louboutin x Disney “Cinderella” shoes.

Lily James at the premiere of Disney's Cinderella held at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles on March 1, 2015Lily James at the premiere of Disney’s Cinderella held at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles on March 1, 2015

Lily James in a stunning couture creation by Elie SaabLily James in a stunning couture creation by Elie Saab

Lily James with drool-worthy Kwiat diamond jewelryLily James with drool-worthy Kwiat diamond jewelry

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