In or Out: Elle Fanning in Marc Jacobs

Posted on June 17, 2011

The Fanning publicity train keeps chugging along and Elle’s not giving up one second of her coming out party. If you’re Fanning’d out, make it more fun by picturing this week as an extended flashback sequence in a Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?-style drama that shows just why the two aging Fanning sisters hate each other so very much. We’ll leave it up to you which one’s Blanche and which one’s Baby Jane.

Elle Fanning attends the The 2011 Crystal + Lucy Awards
in Beverly Hills in a Marc Jacobs dress.

Marc Jacobs Resort 2012 Collection/Model: Julia Nobis

Aw, she was so fun and adventurous with her hippy dippy look at her premiere last week. This is just… bleh. It’s a really gorgeous dress, no doubt about that. But the more we look at it, the more we’re convinced it’s not her dress. The color really doesn’t suit her at all. The dress itself is a bit fussy and probably requires someone a bit older who’ll know how to wear it to its best advantage. It’s not really shape-flattering either. Her waist just disappeared the moment she put it on. The shoes are a bit mature-looking and we question any stylist who would pair coral shoes with a seafoam dress. Sure, the dress is a bit retro, put pairing those shoes with it is too literal. And finally, we appreciate that she’s 13 and wants to look fresh-faced on the RC rather than made up like Cleopatra. But this ensemble requires a little work north of the neck no matter how young the wearer. This isn’t some Juniors department sale item; this is a multi-thousand-dollar Marc Jacobs dress being worn to a public event. A little more effort on the hair, something to mask all the facial shininess and even out her skin tone, and at least some lip gloss or something to make it look a little more polished, please.

VOTE NOW!

IN! Shut up, T Lo! She’s a precious princess!

OUT! Right on, T Lo. You gotta put the work in if you want to wear a Marc Jacobs dress, honey!

The Minion Opinion on Carey Mulligan’s adorable dress was IN, bien sur.

[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com]

    • Anonymous

      She looks like she is playing dress-up with her mom’s old prom dress.

      • Anonymous

        My immediate thought, too.

      • http://twitter.com/ladonnazc LaDonna Carpenter

        Yep, that’s what I thought too.  Look at it on the model and look at it on Elle.  It looks like it’s about three sizes too big…waist too low, hem way below her knee.  If it was hitting her in the same places as it hits the model, then I think it would have looked young and fresh. Instead, it comes off exactly like you say…found an old trunk with mom’s prom dress and some mismatched high heels.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kelsey-Albrecht/100001647200441 Kelsey Albrecht

        More like grandma’s prom dress

        • mrspeel2

          You are SO right. If I squint just so, take away the floral embellishments and replace the sleeves with straps, it looks a LOT like the one I wore to my senior prom back in the ’60s!

      • Anonymous

        LOL! I actually know her mom, grandmother, and great grandmother and you are right on the money! Really I can see it more on her grandmother than mom so I’m guessing that makes this an OUT.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      IN – I think she’s adorable. Yeah, not into the shoes either, but overall it works for me.

    • Anonymous

      out – I guess she can’t bat a thousand on the red carpet.  

    • Anonymous

      in the interest of helping your count, let me say first:  out!

      fussy is putting it mildly, and while i’m with you guys in re: sexualization of young teens, this is twee to the point of infantilization.  i mean, if a young 13 year-old (or so?) girl can’t pull it off, just who is the dress for?  the shoes, even alone, are pretty hiddy and in this context they’re just a tragedy.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

        I’d like to see Jennifer Aniston in this dress!  She’d probably look great because it would be the antithesis of all those black dresses she insists on wearing all the time.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      out.

    • Anonymous

      Amazing how different she looks here than in that recent editorial. Just goes to show how great she is at working with a camera and a director – a terrific actress.

      Here though, as herself in that dress, she looks like one of the Walton girls going to a tea dance in a dress she borrowed from the Baldwin sisters.

      –GothamTomato

      • Anonymous

        Could not agree more.

      • Anonymous

        You’re joking, right?

    • Kathryn Gullo

      I actively dislike this dress.   The unevenness of the underskirt is disconcerting. The fit is awful. What is odd is it has all of the elements of a New-Look-ish silhouette that I generally like. But I HATE it.  Sadly, it looks exactly like the sale-item at a Juniors department you reference.

      I do like the shoes.

      Definitely out.

      Also, Elle, blotting papers are your friend!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

        She just had some barbeque ribs and didn’t bother to wipe.  Can you blame a girl?

    • http://twitter.com/frappefest ru

      In!

    • Anonymous

      Out. I feel like she’s too short for the dress.

    • Anonymous

      If she weren’t so darn cute she would definitely be out.  I think she adorable.  Hopefully she will stay that way. I think she would have benefited from the belt and I don’t care for those shoes on her. 

    • Anonymous

      in

    • http://wipgirl.wordpress.com/ kristel

      I think part of the problem is the… dress she’s wearing under it. The model looks like she’s just got a bra on, and I can see why Elle wouldn’t want to go that route, but what she’s got underneath looks makes the look heavy rather than ethereal and the neckline reads to me as old-lady. The belt on the model helps define the waist too, so it’s too bad Elle left that off. 

      I wish I liked it more because it feels mean to call someone so young Out, but…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lauren-Jean-St-Martin/504251897 Lauren Jean St. Martin

      It looks more like Dakota’s than Elle’s.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, yes, too much ‘playing dress-up’ – the fit is off, and the shoes that just don’t ‘go’, not matter how fun and colorful – completely agree with the hair and makeup comments, too – the weird little updo just echoes the playing dress-up effect that much more.

    • http://profiles.google.com/paigemano Paige Mano

      Out. Love the dress itself, though, especially on the model.

    • http://profiles.google.com/marieanne.d.hunt Marieanne D’Antonio-Hunt

      She’s darling.  She looks like a 13 year old girl dressed up for a fancy event.  IN.

    • Anonymous

      Out! She looks like she’s wearing a seafoam green poncho. I do like the dress on the model, though… just not on her.

    • Anonymous

      OUT, if for not other reasons that is needed to be fitted to her and those shoes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jennifer-Blais/682440192 Jennifer Blais

      I have to agree with you that this is not working at all for her. However, I love the shoes independently from the whole look here. I would be interested to know what you gentlemen would put them with.

    • Anonymous

      She looks awful.  Nothing is working here.

    • http://twitter.com/prettystina Kristina

      In! This dress is adorable! Like drdirections says, it reminds me of a vintage prom dress, but in a good way. I’d rather see her pair this dress with a neutral color stiletto though.

    • Anonymous

      Out.

      And can we get some ins/outs on this blog of ladies who can actually vote?

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        This is the first under-18 “In or Out” entry in several months.

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        This is the first under-18 “In or Out” entry in several months.

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        This is the first under-18 “In or Out” entry in several months.

    • Anonymous

      The length, as a whole, is a bit long, but I think it is perfectly her. In

    • Anonymous

      Out. Shoes are *way* too mature. Dress not flattering. She’s a cutie, for sure, but this is not the look for her.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7EOY54X6OW3AOAHKIH3CMUO7AY Megan

      In! Should be shorter and needs the white belt, but i like and and like the shoes.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7EOY54X6OW3AOAHKIH3CMUO7AY Megan

      In! Should be shorter and needs the white belt, but i like and and like the shoes.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDIVLIMMNQG3BZAI6WBFFHRDHE Heather

      Out.  It’s a cute dress, but the fit is awful.  So is the hair.  Such a missed opportunity, because she could have totally rocked it with some minor changes. :/

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDIVLIMMNQG3BZAI6WBFFHRDHE Heather

      Out.  It’s a cute dress, but the fit is awful.  So is the hair.  Such a missed opportunity, because she could have totally rocked it with some minor changes. :/

    • Anonymous

      Dress?  Gorge, totally.   Shoes? DSW Shoe Warehouse.  Elle?  Cute as Spring, but then she IS only 13 ferchrissakes.  Gotta give it an OUT though.  Its not working for her.  The dress is to big and the shoes are to mature looking.

    • http://twitter.com/jennayyyp86 Jennie

      Could be better fitted but she still looks adorable. IN.

    • Anonymous

      Ridiculous to put a 13-year-old in that dress and those shoes! She looks like the love child of Charlotte York and Ethel Mertz.

    • Diana Martinez

      The model had a white belt on – I think a belt would have helped Ms. Fanning, as well.  Shoes are NOT working for me.  Overall, I’d have to say OUT.

    • Anonymous

      And the dress itself: Love child of Marc and MARChesa! 

    • Anonymous

      Out.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EMJYU3ENVAX537EZRTADIX2QLI Leela

      i’m weirded out as to why she felt the need to pose like the model is posed.  that’s an odd choice.

    • http://profiles.google.com/vispreeve Daniel Vispreeve

      OUT! Little Elle was eaten by the tulle! The dress is gorgeous when it’s on the right person, and Elle, god bless her, certainly is not the right person for this dress. She doesn’t have coloring for it and she doesn’t have hight.

    • Anonymous

      Put down the crack pipe, TLo.  She looks fresh and adorable.  Yes, maybe a little more polish on the face, but not too much.  She’s still a child, after all.

    • taodon

      When is the shower curtain wrap trend going to end!?  Out.

    • Anonymous

      I agree it’s not her dress, but I wonder if even going down a size and shortening it some could have helped.  It looks too big on her.  Agree that the hair and makeup are off/wrong.  I don’t mind the color of the shoe…but they look clunky. 

      OUT

      It is a really pretty dress though…too bad she kind of ruined it for whomever it is better suited.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Actually, I agree with TLo, but I still think she look sweet. IN.

    • Anonymous

      Out. I really adore this dress, but it’s just not working on her — spot on about the ick shoes and blah hair/makeup(?).

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=610791985 Aniela Marie Perry

      The dress really needs the belt and her hair looks like she just got out of the pool. I do love the dress, though. Out(ish)

    • http://profiles.google.com/nikki.thomas Nikki Strickland

      OUT. Could have been an “in” with more effort in the hair and make up department. Also, regardless I love the shoes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=811053804 Stacy Parker Cole

      I think the fact the background is almost an exact match isn’t helping the pic either.  I really like the dress.. I just think her look wasn’t as thought out as it could be.  Considering some of her peers and the cracktastic way they dress, she still gets an IN from me!

    • Anonymous

      Elle herself is In – just look at her unbridled joy at getting to wear a Princess dress AND getting all the attention! She’s adorable but her outfit is not. Out.

      I’m concerned for her feet. She’s already getting smooshed, hammer toes. Elle honey, pamper your pooches. They will cause you unnecessary pain and grief as one day you will rue all the bad shoe choices that led to you only being able to wear prescription-only orthopedic shoes.

      Oh, and Elle and Dakota were BORN to play Baby Jane and Blanche, respectively. T Lo, thank you for the laugh of the day!

      • Anonymous

        For some reason I keep thinking the Madonna and the Olsen twins should be in a latter-day Sunset Boulevard meets Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. Not sure how it would work out but there you go.

        • Anonymous

          The Olsen Twins always remind me of the cover art for a series of creepy trash novels of the 80’s (Children in the Attic?) that involved skinny white blond children who (for reasons that escape me) were imprisoned in an attic in the first book and developed incestuous relationships. There were lots of sequels so I don’t know where the plot (term used loosely) went. Now THAT’s the movie they should be in.

    • Anonymous

      Elle herself is In – just look at her unbridled joy at getting to wear a Princess dress AND getting all the attention! She’s adorable but her outfit is not. Out.

      I’m concerned for her feet. She’s already getting smooshed, hammer toes. Elle honey, pamper your pooches. They will cause you unnecessary pain and grief as one day you will rue all the bad shoe choices that led to you only being able to wear prescription-only orthopedic shoes.

      Oh, and Elle and Dakota were BORN to play Baby Jane and Blanche, respectively. T Lo, thank you for the laugh of the day!

    • Lauren Bradshaw

      I think she is IN.  Starlets who are not whoring it up on the red carpet need a pat on the back.  This is fresh and cute.  We know she is slender under that dress.  I appreciate that she is not wearing skin-tight Britney Spears get-ups.

    • Lauren Bradshaw

      I think she is IN.  Starlets who are not whoring it up on the red carpet need a pat on the back.  This is fresh and cute.  We know she is slender under that dress.  I appreciate that she is not wearing skin-tight Britney Spears get-ups.

    • Tamara Hogan

      PLEASE. Someone tell Fannning’s people that she has officially hit “Kardashian Stage Alpha” level media (over) exposure. 

    • Tamara Hogan

      PLEASE. Someone tell Fannning’s people that she has officially hit “Kardashian Stage Alpha” level media (over) exposure. 

    • Anonymous

      Her face and hair look like the face and hair of a thirteen year old girl, and in this age of tarted up teen celebrities, that’s enough to earn an IN no matter that she’d too short for her dress.

    • Aly Light

      I say IN. I think she looks her age, and not bad for that.

    • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

      In, after some thought. She probably looks delightful in person. I like the dress and the shoes with the dress. And even the shiny face and the way she looks so pleased with herself. It gets away from the Lolita vibe of the magazine spreads.

    • Sara__B

      OUT. Not the dress for her. Multi-$1000 dresses do require more work from the person wearing them. She needed less dress to go with that hair and clean young face.

    • MilaXX

      I like the dress but not the shoes. The face is in desperate need of powder & a bit of a lip tint m also not loving the hair . Out

    • Anonymous

      OUT
      due to the lack of accessories & makeup, poor fit, and boring hair

      on the plus side her shoes seem to fit

    • Grace Ritt

      I give her an IN because I think she’s really working the dress. Although on the close-up of her feet, they look red and swollen, like she’s been wearing those heels since her morning run (which she definitely does, even though she’s only thirteen).

    • http://profiles.google.com/stevens.abby A. W. Stevens

      IN.  I don’t have the will to pick on this poor teenager…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BC35OJS3FILQCU3HUQ5YP5LRD4 Jennifer

      I have to say OUT, too.  I like her, and I want to like her in this dress…but I cannot.

    • Anonymous

      I feel bad giving an OUT to such a youngin’, but there it is. Those shoes make my head hurt. She also looks like she’s being swallowed up by the dress.

    • Anonymous

      OUT. Although the dress is appropriate for her and the event, she just doesn’t look comfortable in it and not in the too-tight kind of way. She looks like some stylist picked it out and without question she just put it on and let her people take over.

    • Anonymous

      Still In.  Cute, age appropriate and the coral heels are great.  It’s not overwhelming, but she’s clean, neat, presentable and very nicely dressed. 

    • Anonymous

      I’m on the fence. I like the dress and I like it on her. I get the summery/beachy feel they were going for with the coral shoes. The problem is that there are no other accessories, which are sorely needed. She looks like she just stepped out of the dressing room on a shopping trip and left with the dress.

    • Anonymous

      The dress is cute but the color really washes her out. I don’t like the shoes at all. I’d like to give her an In because she looks so happy, but I’m afraid she’s Out.

    • Anonymous

      I think it would have looked better with her hair down. 

    • Anonymous

      In. she looks adorable.

    • Joyce VG

      Hmmm…I was initially going to give it an in because it’s a gorge dress but TLo I agree with you.  She made no effort to make her face and hair to match the beauty of the dress.  OUT.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sorana.tarmu Sorana Tarmu

      Oh, yadda-yadda. She’s IN.

    • Anonymous

      The dress is pretty.  The shoes are pretty.  The young lady is pretty.  Together, however… not greater than the sum of their parts.  Hair is too tight, too ballerina-y and a bit of jewelry that brought the two colours (aqua and coral) together would be an improvement.  It’s like she went out without finishing getting dressed.  Her under dress was a better choice than the bra (for her), but she doesn’t quite fill it out in the top, or so it appears.  I don’t care for the tuck-up of the skirt to the waist on the dress, but that’s minor.  Teeter-tottering on OUT, but only just. 

    • Anonymous

      Not sick of the Fanning sisters yet, but I’m sure I will be at some point.
      This is a beautiful dress and the color looks great on her. I do hate the fact that the tulle is longer than the skirt of the dress. I really hate it when designers do that; this type of thing only looks good for 5 minutes on a runway or in photographs that have been styled and posed to death. It just never looks right in real life. I agree about the makeup and HATE the crappy color of those shoes. Blue and coral can look great together, but these don’t seem to be the right shade.

      Still, this girl is cute as a basket of kittens.
      I’m going to give her an IN because what I definitely don’t get tired of is seeing young actresses dressed like young ladies, not skanks.

    • http://twitter.com/DaggerMitten Lauren Nastachowski

      OUT! 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

      out
      i think the dress is too long on her and she’s washed out by the colors

    • Anonymous

      IN!

      Yes, she’s looked better, but I don’t think she looks bad here at all.  Besides, I just can’t bring myself to tell a little girl that she’s out.

    • Anonymous

      Shut up TLo she’s a pretty pretty princess. I love the dress, hair and minimal make-up. I love the color of the shoes. The heels are too high for he, but you can hardly blame a kid for wanting to wear them.”When in Rome” after all.
      Edited to add- Big IN from me.

    • Anonymous

      OUT. Elle is a lovely young lady but this dress is a dress for someone else. A five year old would look sweet in it, if it were fitted well and included a satin sash with a big bow, and those old-fashioned curls called banana curls (think Shirley Temple).

    • Anonymous

      OUT. The dress is gorgeous but it isn’t doing anything for her. She looks pretty frumpy, which is no easy feat for a fresh-faced 13-year old. I’d really love to see this on someone like Eva Mendes or Anne Hathaway, though (someone who wouldn’t be washed out by it…though I do like the fair model in it…hmmm – somehow it just really doesn’t work on Elle – it just looks too big or something)!

    • Scott Isaacs

      “This isn’t some Juniors department sale item…”

      Really? Sure looks like it.

      *ducks to avoid rotten tomatoes thrown from Marc Jacobs fans”

      But in all seriousness, I like. High quality juniors department sale item. Beautiful color. She looks like a doll – and I mean that in the best possible sense. IN.

      • Anonymous

        To me, that she is wearing it like a Junior department dress is what makes it look good on her. If she was all tarted up she would look like a Baby Jane.

        Incidentally, my young teenaged daughter just walked up behind me and said “OOoohh, pretty (of the dress) but I wouldn’t wear it with those shoes. I would wear my (Dr Martin like) boots.” Go figure.

        • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

          i vote up for the boots.

        • Anonymous

          Also agree on the boots. Especially for someone under 16.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CGY36NG25QFIZQOLMH7SQTKLU andrew

      She’s oh-so-close, but I agree, TLo– no cigar. She’s barely OUT.  Her face is too shiny (she and her sister often appear that way) and JeanGreenEyes is right, she needed some jewelry to tie the colors of dress and shoes together and make them work.  She was just a tad too ghostly this time– tone down the shine and loosen up the hair and she might have pulled it off.  But I agree with everyone who says its nice to see her consistently dress like a lady.    

    • Anonymous

      Elle for the Joan Crawford part.
      A marginal in.  You’re right about the hair, but on the whole I like that it seems to me age-appropriate; sweet, a little dress-up without being over-sexualized.

    • Anonymous

      OUT from head to toe. That dress is all kinds of wrong here and I can’t remember the last time I saw a pair of shoes I loathed this much. Especially on a 13 yr. old cuz those shoes are not youthful in any way. 

    • Anonymous

      This is a definite OUT.  The dress was given a belt for the runway for a reason — that being, one tends to get lost in the dress without it.  Also, you are completely right about the makeup.  There are ways to make someone still look innocent and fresh at thirteen without making them look like a made-up hussy.  She needs a new stylist.

    • Anonymous

      True, not her dress. Ironically, if the skirt were shortened and dress taken in overall, I think Dakota would rock it.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Are you kidding? It’s perfect? IN!

    • Anonymous

      IN.  i feel a bit defensive cause when my niece was a young girl she was always perfect in my eyes. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1027947445 Jennifer Von B

      This is gorgeous, age appropriate and the color is fantastic on her! So very IN!

    • Jennifer Gray

      Out. She’s not the right body type for that dress. She’s so beautiful and is dressed better in the movie than on the red carpet.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      Out.  The dress looks good on the model, but on her it makes her look short and square.  As you said it, it’s not her dress. 

    • Angela Green

      I say in, I think she looks cute!

    • Anonymous

      She looks like she’s playing dress-up from her grammy’s closet. Which is cute and reminds us she’s really just a kid. So I like that the viewer gets reminded that Miss Elle is quite young and this is a fabulous game of dress-up for her. Have fun sweetie!

    • Anonymous

      Pessonaly, i hate everything about this look. OUT

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      i cant stand precious princesses.

      be that as it may: i can understand, if not appreciate, what they were going for yet: still wrong dress.

      ps. i liked the shoes til i saw them.

      pps. on anyone, dress needed its belt.

      okay, done editing now.

    • Anonymous

      In. She looks cute. Some just dab power on the cute face to reduce the shine. If she were a grown woman i’d demand a belt or some other waist revealing device, but she’s not. She’s 13! I think there’s something sweet about the whole look.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

      OUT. No waist, no makeup, bad shoes.

    • Anonymous

      Out. The things that bother me are: lack of makeup (minor), unflattering by obscuring her waist (major), hair is, if possible, even more unflattering (major), color is doing nothing for her though that might be attributed to the lack of makeup, and, finally, with such a dressy dress I wish she’d worn super sheer stockings. Or, since that is Not Done these days, at least popped for a teeny, tiny wash of fake tan  – the blue might have worked better.

      I will admit that the back view is charming.

    • Jessica Goldstein

      OUT, but fixable I think. Picture this belted and shorter, like the model wore it. That would make it much more figure flattering. Then put on more modern shoe, in a matte gold or silver I think, let the hair down, and put on a bit of gloss and powder. Then I think she’d be darling.

    • Anonymous

      OUT. Its at least one size too big on her. And too long to boot. The dress is knee length on the model and nearly ankle length on Elle. Plus, she’s too pale to wear pastels.

    • Anonymous

      that is one of the prettiest dresses ive ever seen and its wasted on a girl with sinful shoes who probably doesnt even appreciate its value… too bad. OUT

    • Anonymous

      IN.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FNFWER3VPXZGG4B6QCJVIPYEDM AntonijaM

      OUT!  She’s a cute girl, but that dress is WAY too big for her. And while I understand that a lot fo makeup is inappropriate for a 13-year old–a teeny bit of powder to tone down the shine would have been good.  I do love the coral shoes with that color blue–looks fresh!

    • Anonymous

      I think she looks pretty in an old-fashioned-flower-garden kind of way.  Literal would’ve included a little hat and white sheer gloves.  She can wear more makeup when she’s 18.  And j’ADore the shoes.  They’re not matchy or nude or naked.

      IN.

    • http://profiles.google.com/anplica Anplica Fiore

      I think she’s cute.  The worst thing for this dress is the sky blue background she’s against!  In.

    • http://twitter.com/iraki86 Ira Ioannidou

      OUT mostly because I hate hate hate the shoes! 

    • Anonymous

      its called youth…peaches and cream

    • Anonymous

      OUT-ish! The dress on the model seems to have a light-colored belt that’s missing on Elle. It would look better with a belt, and the hair, the hair, the hair! Someone please help her. She’s too pretty to go out looking like that.

    • Anonymous

      IN!  And, I love that she dispensed with the white belt.  

    • http://www.joannao.blogspot.com JoannaOC

      In! I can’t bear to label any 13-year old OUT for any reason, because she SHOULD be playing dress-up at that age.  Her stylist is OUT.

    • Anonymous

      OUT.  As usual you are spot on.  Her publicity machine must be working 48 hours a day.  Her image is EVERYWHERE and she’s 13 years old.  Yikes.

    • rachel schiff

      I don’t think celebrities below the age of consent should be eligible for the IN/OUT game.  She was brought into show biz as a little kid; if she chooses to stay in it as an adult, then I would consider her fair game.  Most of what gets written on here is all in the fun, but looks and body type do come into it, and I just think it feels a little funny talking about a thirteen-year-old this way.  (I don’t have a problem reading critiques of how a magazine chooses to present her.  The IN/OUT game is more about how celebrities choose to present themselves, where T Lo and “the minions” can point out how silly or ugly a celebrity looks.)

    • Anonymous

      no to dress, no to shoe color, no to shoe style and no to hairstyle. I guess that’s a no. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/ballinger.jl Jessica Ballinger

      I can’t believe I’m about to disagree with TLO, but IN!  The color is pretty with her pale skin, the style is sweet and age appropriate, and it’s fun.  Love it with the salmon/black shoes.  IN!

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely everything you said. I’m tired today so thanks for doing all the work for me, boys. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      Those shoes are awful! And the dress looks bad. And the hair is terrible. It would have been an out with love, but then the shoes came in, and now the outfit must burn!

    • Anonymous

      OUT.  Thirteen years old, people!  Not sixteen, not eighteen.  The child can’t even fill out an A-cup yet.  She’s in what, eighth grade?!  It’s a very pretty dress, for someone who can fill it out and pull it off.  I’m not saying put her in plaid kilts and Peter Pan collars, but sheesh.

    • Anonymous

      sort of a close, but no cigar.  Out.

    • Lenora Dody

      Out. The dress just does nothing for her, the shoes don’t go and she definitely needs something done with the hair and face.

    • http://twitter.com/RozSeven Roz

      Really dislike the shoes but I say IN–the dress is a lovely shape on her. It’s too  bad she is standing against a background that is so similar, that doesn’t help anything!

    • Anonymous

      Out

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/QmbUNWEpnMu79ybqGhjEDktIFEQ-#77589 ket

      ew. i feel like she would have been able to work this if she hadn’t introduced herself as a sultry hippie slutty fashionatista queen-tween. now this is just kind of like “i wish i was a girl again! look, i can wear easter baby looks and darling shoes on my large feet, right?” no, elle..you may not. your fashion hymen has been penetrated :(

    • Anonymous

      Out! The dress is too much and those shoes are a horrible choice. Totally agree with the playing dress up comments!

    • Genevieve LeFluer

      I think she’s a cutie patootie.

    • MilaXX

      Just took a better look. I like the idea of the dress for her, but not the translation she has on. What Elle is wearing is a bit too long and I miss the white belt treatment the model is wearing. The shoe clashes both in color and style and would be better suited for Helen Mirren than young Elle. Hair & makeup critique stands and yes, she is still OUT.

    • Lisa

      Out.  Too far gone in the *other* direction from dressing her up like she’s 20.

      And by the way…. didja know we have RATS in the cellar?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_64HSRZWCSJ5RBFGCWDLFQOICYM G

      The dress is okay – a little busy, but it just seems too big for her.  Don’t mind contrasting shoes, but must give her an OUT.

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      In.

      I think she looks cute and young and like she’s having fun.  In my youth, I really liked the literally retro and vintage stuff — it was fun and it wasn’t the same thing everyone else was wearing.  I see no reason she shouldn’t have the same option. 

      It may not be the MOST stylish look ever, but it’s cute, it’s fun, and most importantly, it doesn’t make me question why Child Services hasn’t been called on her parents for pimping out their kid. 

    • aussiegal77

      are you serious?  she’s not even trying!  OUT.  

    • Anonymous

      Well, I’ve been scolded by T Lo so I”m here.  I’m giving this an OUT.  Hate the shoe color (although thank the gods they’re not nude), and from the collarbone up her look is wrong.  No earrings?  Not even the sweetest little necklace?  geez.

    • http://twitter.com/Space_Kitty Space_Kitty

      She’s perfectly lovely but the dress is too big for her.  Her stylist should have advised against swiss miss hair with such a formal dress and the shoes are too matronly for 13.

      And now I feel badly for criticizing a (wealthy, privileged) child.

      Oh, OUT, why must you hurt me so?

    • Anonymous

      Out. How old is she?

    • http://twitter.com/Naddy_Lite Ms. Nadege

      Too much for Elle

    • http://twitter.com/dcrre denise e.

      No.  The shoes go with some other frock and it looks like she had to run out of the house with her hair still up in a scrunchie while she washed her face. Out.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

      The dress makes her look wide around the waist and the shoes are too clunky for the lightness of the fabric in the dress.  The colour is nice but once again, the shoes don’t match.  I don’t mean, “don’t match” in the “old lady” sense but that the tones are clashing.  It’s like if you had a meringue sitting on top of a burnt hamburger patty.  THAT kind of “doesn’t match.” 

    • Anonymous

      IN

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shaylea-Mckay/55002756 Shaylea Mckay

      I agree with you.  It’s a gorgeous dress but it isn’t working on her.  I think it would look great on Winona Ryder or Chloe S.  She’s out.

    • Anonymous

      WINNING! In.

    • Anonymous

      Out. This belongs at the Fish Under the Sea Dance.*

      *Back to the Future

    • L Harlan

      IN

    • Anonymous

      Oh good heavens no. OUT.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

      OUT. I completely agree with T-Lo’s assessment on her being too freshfaced to pull off this look. Absolutely right. She looks like a child playing in mommy’s closet. The only thing I would disagree with the boys on is the shoes — love the coral with the seafoam green. We can’t have matchy matchy now, can we?

    • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

      I agree, T Lo, about the make up and the effort, but I think she could make this work with some more effort.

    • Anonymous

      Out.  Nice dress, but it’s wearing her.

    • Margot Brose

      In, you judgemental bitches! Yes, it’s poorly fitted, but she’s dressed her age, and it’s a bit harsh to be urging a 13 year old to put on so much make up. Give her a few more years to enjoy herself before this town eats her up and spits her out. The hair is a nice touch to keep it from going princess. SHE LOOKS GREAT, YOU BITTER KITTENS.

    • Anonymous

      Out. Cankles.

    • Anonymous

      I’m not feeling the shoes, but otherwise a sweet and pretty IN.

    • Anonymous

      OUT. I am not very fond of the way the dress sits on her, and the shoes are bad enough to ruin the whole outfit.

    • Anonymous

      It must be my screen because the dress is coming off a bit more blue and vibrant. It makes the dress look really striking on her and plays nicely off the shoes. However, fit is definitely an issue. The dress looks too big on her and the undershirt thing she is wearing really drags the whole look down. I give her an in because I really like the dress and, for me, the positives outweigh the negatives.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VA5XLSF3QRELSC3MUFSXLP4EIE rebecca

      Out. She’s a very pretty little girl and that’s about all you can say for this.

    • Anonymous

      If she’s going to wear big girl shoes, then she ought to wear a bit of big girl hair and make up, too. As it is, the end result looks, as a lot of people have pointed out, like she’s playing dress up. Sorry, kid, but you’re out.

    • Anonymous

      Agree with your OUT.  Pretty dress, but the look needs something more – a belt, different hair. 

    • http://twitter.com/asciident Melissa Della

      I feel a little mean saying this about a child, but she looks awful. You’re spot-on about her waist disappearing (turned her into a box) and the aging power of those clunky little heels. If this were school picture day, her shiny face would be fine. Since it’s not, someone should have told her to powder it a bit for the cameras. To sum up: OUT

    • Ksagun13

      Out. Too fussy, and I agree about the hair and makeup.  Shoes are atrocious — I am SO TIRED of peep toes.

    • Anonymous

      Major Inge Stevens “The Farmer’s Daughter” vibe here. Feels like she is wearing someone else’s dress. Leaning toward an Out. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/sauchih Sau-Chih Feng

      my first impression was, that’s a beautiful dress! but the more i look at it, i agree, it’s not her dress. It makes her look big around the hips, and it’s too long for her. It’d look so cute if it were shorter (above her knees). I’m not against wearing coral shoes with the dress, but her stylist found her the most staid coral shoes i’ve ever seen.

      I think i’m going to give her an Out. Elle, you’re beautiful, but you should take this opportunity to learn what suits you. This isn’t a condemnation, it’s CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM. 

      This dress would probably look stunning on Christina Hendricks, btw!

    • Anonymous

      She looks like a little girl that got into mommy’s closet.  That dress is swimming on her.

    • Victoria Ross

      I agree that she kind of looks like she is playing dress-up but she is like 13 right?  So it works for me.  IN!

    • Anonymous

      IN! I think she looks precious!

    • Anonymous

      Heinous.  Out.

    • http://summerborn.livejournal.com/ Summer Born

      OUT. That is all.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Nestor.Chocolato NesTtor Chocolato

      in   crazy whores

    • Patricia Biswanger

      OUT.  The model appears to be wearing a white belt, which really helps define the waist better.  She should have kept it.

    • Patricia Biswanger

      OUT.  The model appears to be wearing a white belt, which really helps define the waist better.  She should have kept it.

    • Anonymous

      IN. She’s 13 and it looks really fun on her. But agreed that the make-up should be more polished.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002351929256 Katie Lewis

      In!  She looks pretty and fresh and age-appropriate.  The dress might be a bit princessy and costumey, but its pretty and fun

    • Anonymous

      OUT!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PFPESDH4EDCW3UEDVNWWSHB4XQ Michaela T.

      totally IN, here. It’s a look – retro, pretty princess, and she looks cute and charming and above all very happy with how she looks.

      And I fucking love the colours and her shoes.

    • http://twitter.com/capt_shiny Mags

      Out. The dress isn’t flattering, the make-up is terrible, the hair doesn’t look good either. Work a little harder, honey.

    • http://profiles.google.com/meredith.piatt Meredith Piatt

      Pretty dress, too big.  Do NOT like the choice of shoes!  Bless her heart, she’s a very pretty young lady, though (with orange shoes).

    • Jeremy Porta

      Has she done something? Why are they taking pictures of her? Whoever is trying to make Elle Fanning happen, stop it. No one is interested.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Curefreak Daniel Wheeler

      totally out

    • http://www.facebook.com/Curefreak Daniel Wheeler

      what the hell is wrong with her toes they look all red and blistery?

    • http://dearauntnettie.com/museum dancinfool

      blech… her feet are in horrible shape.  All that red, dead skin on her ankles along with the blistered toes –  pumps would have been better.  The dress is meh.

    • http://twitter.com/Unclassical Alexandria N

      the dress is SOOO pretty! and I disagree, I think it’s a great color for her, perhaps a scosh too bright, but generally seafoam is working on her paleness. the shoes are SUPER wrong/bad/ugly/annoying/heavy/clunky/ruinous. TLO is totally correct about makeup. Hair I am mixed on… it’s not bad hair, but it feels wrong for the dress. I think the same hair with the bun placed high on the crown would have been 100 times cuter. ok, so she gets an OUT for disrespecting such a great dress. there.

    • Samantha Irene

      out it is.

    • akprincess72

      I want to like this, but I just can’t.

    • Uncle Bob

      the model makes elle look tanned
      that dress really needs pale skin to go best with the aquatic dreamy hue…it is nice but not this time elle…