Blake Lively Channels Ariel, Posts Adorable ‘Little Mermaid’ Throwback


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Someone give this girl a tiara! Blake Lively, who’s been channeling Disney princesses as of late, took to Instagram on Thursday, June 9, to share an adorable Little Mermaid–themed throwback.

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Blake Lively attends the H&M New Orleans flagship store opening party in 2013. Skip Bolen/Getty Images

Prior to posting her fairy-tale-minded ‘gram, the Shallows star, 28, uploaded a BTS pic from her upcoming shark thriller. “There’s only one thing more terrifying than this…” she captioned a snap of herself sitting on a rock, a horrified expression on her face as a great white fin looms by in surrounding waters.

Then came the punch line. “…THIS,” she wrote alongside a sweet shot of her younger self — again, perched on a rock — but with an animated Ariel swimming by instead of a monster of the deep.

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Blake Lively attends the screening of ‘Slack Bay (Ma Loute)’ at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival. Mike Marsland/WireImage

This is the third time this year that the pregnant-again actress has flaunted her affinity for Disney royalty. Back in May, Lively — who is expecting her second child with husband Ryan Reynolds — put her baby bump on display in two princess-inspired gowns.


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On Friday, May 13, the Gossip Girl alum donned a powder blue Vivienne Westwood number that closely resembled Cinderella’s iconic ball attire. The dress featured intricate beading on the bodice and an ample, multi-tiered skirt. Lively even wore a headband reminiscent of the iconic character’s own hair accessory.

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Blake Lively attends a screening of ‘The BFG’ during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival. Gisela Schober/Getty Images

The next day, on May 14, she slipped into an icy blue Atelier Versace creation that was very similar to the cerulean ensemble Queen Elsa wears in Frozen.

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But on May 21, the mom of James, 17 months, joked that her recent fashion choices were nods not to the cartoon princesses, but to their wicked counterparts. “Everyone thinks I was inspired by the princesses,” the blonde beauty captioned a photo of herself making an exaggerated face while holding up a screenshot of Little Mermaid villain Ursula. “If they only knew…”

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