Girl, That’s Not Your Dress: Sienna Miller in Valentino

Posted on January 15, 2013

Let’s turn G,TNYD into a gameshow this time. Just for shits and giggles.

Precious Unborn Fawns, COME ON DOWN! You’re the next contestant on Girl, That’s Not Your Dress!

Now, who does this dress actually belong to, since it so clearly doesn’t belong to inexplicable fashion-editor favorite and sometime actress, Sienna Miller? You have 30 seconds, PUFs. Please write your answers on the card.


Sienna Miller attends the BAFTA Los Angeles 2013 Awards Season Tea Party in Valentino.





That’s right! This dress is, in actuality, ELLE FANNING’S dress! Johnny, tell the kittens what they’ve won!



[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos]

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  • karenbttc

    I feel a sense of pride… having correctly identified the starlet who should being wearing the dress before reading it at the bottom.

    I feel like we need a ranking system for veteran readers… like unborn fawns to born fawns to Bambi 🙂

    •  I KNOW! T.Lo lifers. Of course, Elle Fanning would pair it with hideous clumpy shoes.

      • mjude

        bambi of the unborn fawns?

      • Took the words right off the tip of my tongue! You also got my tongue along with the word.

    • JasmineAM

      I also feel super proud that I called it as Elle’s. I was way more excited than I should have been to get it right. 

      • sariebee

         Me too! I’M A BIG GIRL NOW.

      • DesertDweller79

         Me too!

    • Pants_are_a_must

      Precious unborn fawns should be the readers who happened to just be reading their first TLo commentary.

    • Julie Fountain

      I think I only get partial credit as I wrote “X Fanning” 😉

      • LJCdoc

        Me too! But I said “that Fanning kid”.

      • Lily-Rygh

         Me, too.  I said “a Fanning.”

        • I said a Fanning then thought I was too obvious since it’s Valentino.

          • MoreShoes

             I can’t tell them apart, so I just said fanning. I’m too long on this site 🙂

          • KateShouldBeWorking

             I thought Fanning was the obvious choice so I switched to Knightly. I should know by now not to change my answer on a quiz.

    • aeb1986

       me too!

    • I figured it, too, to my delight. I then had to think “which one of those Fannings does the ugly shoes” and confirm, mentally, that it would indeed be Elle. Only to be made righteous by TLo. Yay!

    •  haha yeah, i got it right, too!

    • snarkykitten

       haha me too.

    •  I feel the same way! My first thought was EF and I’m so glad I was right! She just can’t be seen pairing it with clunky shoes lest it still be a G, TNYD post.

    • barbarienne

       Moi aussi!

      I was like, “Fanning the Younger. It needs heavy shoes.”

  • kalisa


  • I was all ready to say, ‘Is it Elle Fanning?’ and then you beat me to it!

  • Erin Reece

    OMG I GOT IT RIGHT.  Proof that I read you guys too much.  (IMPOSSIBLE!  The only thing better than TLo is MORE TLo.)

  • My guess was “One of the Fannings”.  Does that count?

    • Part marks 

    • Jepham

       That was my answer, too.

  • MK03

    Everything about this look, from the boxy dress to the unbrushed hair to the I’m-just-running-errands makeup screams “I DON’T GIVE A FUCK.”

    • H2olovngrl

      She always looks like she needs to be blotted!

  • VicksieDo

    I was right, yippeeeee!

  • It’s ridiculous how proud I am to have guessed correctly. 

    • RedRaven617

      Same here!

    • JasmineAM


    • charlotte

       Me, too!

    •  Count me in.

    • Alyssa Stanfield

      Me too! I may have pumped my arm in the air!

    • subwaycars


    • Exactly!

    • So very proud.. I did a little sitting down dance.. haha

  • Pants_are_a_must

    YES! I SAID ELLE FANNING! Do I get a Bitter Kitten tiara?

    • DinaSews

      Oh yes, I want a tiara!!

    • Maybe a pony!  (I’m excited too – I guessed right!)

    • Or at least an actual bitter kitten. Or a grumpy kitty.

      • Pants_are_a_must


      • pattyw

         We need Bitter Kitten t-shirts and accessories!

        • Miss_Magpie

          Totes agree.  I would shell out hard earned money for one!

        • JMB_edits

          I have been saying that for a long time. Then we could look slyly at each other out in public and just nod an aknowledegement.

    • lovelyivy

       Someone needs to sell these on Etsy RIGHT NOW.

  • I TOTALLY GUESSED THAT! Perhaps that means I spend too much time here… 😉

  • kschwarting

    Yay, I got it right!  It would look perfect on her.

  • Shoelover1512

    Woo hoo I guessed correctly!!

  • Hetha Innis

    Oh my God, I won!! Feeling proud.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Ooh, I got it right, too! What do I win, TLo?

  • Woohoo!  PUF Pride!  I got it!  

  • kerry dee

    i guessed kiernan shipka…..oops!

    • Sobaika

      Not a bad guess though.

    • That’s not a bad guess, although on her, I’d like the sleeves to either disappear, or maybe just little cap sleeves.

    • procrastinatrice

      me too:)

    • NC_Meg

       That was my guess, too. I think it’s too young even for Elle.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

       She was my second choice!

    • Sara LaBatt

      Me too!  I feel like Elle would turn up in this dress and maybe the  critique would go “it’s nice but too washed out for her.  Send it off to Kiernan!”

  • Annabelle Archer


    I was right! Holy shit, my day is MADE.

    Second guess—–anyone with a brush.

  • DeebaCee

    I guessed Dakota Fanning… partial credit???

  • H3ff


    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I don’t want this dress to be worn by anyone. The fabric reminds of some kind of ornamental pouf that would be sitting in a very cluttered, fussy parlor.

      • MoHub

         There’s an 18th century ballgown in the Smithsonian’s collection made from a very similar fabric. It works wonderfully in late 1700s terms.

  • ChiKat67

    Yay, I won!!!

  • stubbornthoughts

    My semi-fashion sense feels incredibly validated for getting this right.

  • I picked Hailee Steinfeld. Kiernan Shipka could rock this too.

    • kimmeister

      I think both of them have better coloring (hair-wise) to go with this look than Elle, that’s why I backed down from my first thought of Elle!

      • I think the difference is that while other girls might look better in it, Elle Fanning is the person you’d most expect to see wearing it. 

  • Super_Red

    hahaha! Yay! I guessed “one of the Fanning Sisters” as well. I may not be accomplishing anything at work today, but DAMMIT I won the TLO game show. 

    • MilaXX

       I thought of the Fannings, but went with Michelle Williams

      • Ooh.  That’s a good answer.  I think the thing that makes it Elle Fanning’s dress instead of Michelle Williams’ dress is the sleeve treatment.  I see the torso on Michelle, but not those sleeves.

      • Spicytomato1

        Michelle Williams was my guess, too.

        • 3boysful

           Me, three.

      • ecallaw1977

         I can see that, but I guessed Kirsten Dunst.  It looks like something she would wear to me (not that she should).

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        I though of Michelle Williams first and then thought of Elle Fanning. It really is grossly twee, isn’t it?

      • Reneesance

         That was my pick too!  Okay now I don’t feel so off for missing the Fanning factor.

  • I picked Elle Fanning, too, although it would look just as dreadful on her.

    Kiernan Shipka would look very cute in it – she has the proper colouring for such a namby-pamby colour. 

  • YES! I got it right!

  • Janet B

    My best work of the day!

    This was pretty easy, let’s do another.

  • d4divine

    It is time for her to give up this little girl/pretty vintage look.

  • Elle Fanning is as “of course” for this dress as anything that has ever appeared about Lea Michele and her “of course” posts.  Next time challenge us with something harder, TLo.  But I do like the idea!

  • DinaSews

    Woo Hoo!!!  I won!!  What did I win??? 

  • nannypoo

    A tropical vacation for two? Great, I could use one about now.

    Next let’s try to guess how huge the shoes would be that Elle pairs with this dress.

    • kimmeister

      I’m thinking, actual cinderblocks strapped to her feet with jelly bracelets?

  • random_poster

    That is one sad mop of hair, too.  Just because it’s only Valentino and not Valentino Couture does not mean you can’t get your hair styled.

  • Kate Middleton would rock the s*!t outa that frock!

  • Judy_S

    I kind of saw Chloe Moretz in it. Though I guess it might be a little young for her….

  • Judy_J

    I was thinking it was Kiernan Shipka’s dress.

    • Agree! My first thoughts were “a Fanning, or better yet, Kiernan Shipka.”

  • ralish

    I totally won!

    Edit: But of course Miss Fanning would’ve thrown in some clunky shoes.

  • The unbridled joy I just felt when discovering I guessed correctly was both amazing and, perhaps, a little worrisome. The mark of a true PUF.

  • MilaXX

    Michelle Williams, goddess of all things twee.


    Cary Mulligan on an off day.

  • captrenault

    I went with Ann B. Davis from The Brady Bunch.  On a good day.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      On her date with Sam the Butcher to the Meat Cutters Ball.

  • Kristy Evans

    Yay I won! Do I get a car? I hope it’s a car.

  • marilyn

    I got it right!!!

  • decormaven

    Aww, damn. Can we play what’s in Helena Bonham Carter’s purse next?

    • kimmeister

      I like to think that her lips purse is like a set of Russian nesting dolls.  Inside, we’ll just find an increasingly smaller series of lips purses.

  • Introspective

    as everyone did, I picked elle. i also see siena has totally gone with the fanning sisters’ predilection for little to no makeup. i guess it works for her, but between the unremarkable face, undone hair, and the twee dress Im feeling underwhelmed.

  • Ooh! I win! I win! It feels so good.

  • MoHub

    Elle Fanning fairly leapt into my beady little brain!

  • like an old gammer in a baby dress. yuck.

  • jmorino08

    I WON!!!!!!!!!

  • greyhoundgirl

    But…WHY did Valentino design that dress??

  • It’s for a little girls Easter dress

  • nicole seligman

    weeeee i got it right! on a tuesday when it’s below 40* outside, it’s the small victories that count.

  • jw_ny

    oh…I got it wrong.  For a split second I thought of Elle, but then I thought no, we always criticize her for wearing something so pink and twee.  I was thinking a woman with darker hair, to offset the baby pink, could rock it if she accessorized it right…maybe Megan Fox or Ashley Greene.  idk. 

    Kate, DoC, could probably rock it too because it’s very much her shape dress, but the pink would immediately send the tabloids off into a “it’s a girl” frenzy…

  • i won! i won! ….and now i go back to changing diapers.

  • Ann

    My immediate response was Nancy Reagan! 

  • Kiernan Shipka.

    • And I didn’t look at what anyone said before i did…i notice someone else guessed that.  It may have been wrong but it shows the right age range of who should wear that dress.

  • KSpence

    $20 says Emma Stone shows up in it next. I love her, but she seems to make some of the same mistakes as Sienna. 

  • In_Stitches

    I thought Anne Hathaway.  She’s got an edge to her that would diffuse the overwhelming twee.  

  • mommyca

    OMG, I can’t believe I got it right!!! All these years enrolled in the TLo school of fashion punditry are paying off! 🙂 

  • YES!  Nailed it.  My exact thoughts were, “It’s Elle Fanning’s dress, but TLo still don’t approve.”

    I love this new game.  It needs to be a regular feature.

  • gabbilevy

    I’m less amazed that I guessed right and more amazed at just how many of us did. That says to me a) Elle has done an amazing job in a very short period of time at defining a unique personal style and b) She is the only one that comes close to pulling off her own look. Kudos to Elle.

  • belt?

  • call_me_schmeg

    oh darn. i said ginnifer goodwin. well, next time… 

    • ecallaw1977

       I can see that.  Especially if we’re guessing who we think WOULD wear this dress, not who SHOULD.


  • AnnaleighBelle

    So weird…I actually said “Elle Fanning” at my desk!

    For some reason I never recognize Sienna Miller.  She’s completely non-descript for me, and I’m not sure why.

    The peachiness to the pink is kind of pretty, though.

  • Ridiculous, how proud I am for shouting at ELLE FANNING WITH CLUNKY SHOES as soon as I scrolled to the first picture. 

    Call me Bambi and tell me to get a life.

  • Kate4queen

    I got it right! except I said A Fanning!! Does that count?

  • Louise Bryan

    I won!!!

    Oh, it looks like just about everyone got this. You guys chose a gimme for the first round.

  • elemspbee

    OMG, as soon as I saw the dress, Elle Fanning came to view!
    Is it because Elle Fanning has actually worn this dress?

  • Imasewsure

    I was going to go with Flo W but Elle makes more sense. Sienna looks awful and that is hard to achieve

  • Jellybish

    Aw, I guessed Carey Mulligan.

  •  I guessed correctly! Yay…. now where is my prize? : )

  • Allyson Wells

    GOT IT! I’m so proud 🙂

  • wisenhar

    Fun game, but I think it was a bit of a slow pitch.  It was way too easy to identify this dress clearly should belong to Elle Fanning.

  • Susan Sontag

    Darn, I guessed Dakota Fanning.  Isn’t it Dakota who wears the clunky shoes?  She’s the older sister, right?

  • AlexisPayne

    Yay!!!!! I guessed right!

  • bigeasybridget

    I was going to say Kiernan Shipka, as Elle is even a bit long in the tooth for this twee a look.  Kiernan would rock it with a sleek pony and some pop of color accessories, though.

    • Judy_J

      I thought Kiernan, too.  It’s totally in her wheelhouse.

  • Cathy S

    OMG I got the right answer! That never happens to me. I feel so incredibly fabulous right now!

  • I guessed Elle too!

  • Woohoo, I got it right! ;D 

  • Jangle57

    Do I get partial credit for saying Elle or Dakota?

  • I’d rather see Hailey Steinfeld in it. A dress that color needs to be worn by a brunette. Plus she tends not to indulge in the seaweed/spaniel hair that Fanning and all the other blondlettes do.

  • Ok, I guessed Elle Fanning at the first picture. Years of reading TLo has finally paid off!

  • Miss_Magpie

    I did NOT answer correctly.  I still think TSwizzle might try to rock this, but Papa and Daddy are right, it is Elle Fanning’s all the way….

  • peachy

    elle f was my first guess — quickly followed by ginnifer goodwin.

    • Aly Light

       My same two thoughts, with a little bit of Carey Mulligan thrown in.

  • joything

    OMG, Elle Fanning was my first guess!

  • LindsayGoon

    I was going with Dakota 🙂

  • neofashionista

    She looks adorable
    but def twee
    unless she was a princess

  • JMB_edits

    Oh My GOD, I got it right!!!  It’s silly what a sense of pride I feel.  🙂

  • CeeQ

    I hope I won better shoes than she’s sporting….

  • As I was scrolling down, I went “one of the Fanning sisters?….

  • Meghan Bourn

    I guessed a junior bridesmaid.  Or anyone who is too young to be a bridesmaid but too old to be a flower girl.  

  • I’d say Lily Collins, but Elle makes the most sense.

  • Dagney

    I think this could have worked if she wore hair up.

  • SewingSiren

    I actually think the dress is great. The hair is all wrong for it. She should have gone for a full on beehive or something ironic like that.

  • ankali

    OMG, I WIN, I WIN!!!

  • Anathema_Device

    Crap. I said Dakota Fanning. Can I get 1/2 credit?

  • H2olovngrl

    She looks like she could be another Fanning sister in that dress. I also totally called it. Even down to the right Fanning sister. I think maybe there are a bunch of us who have been playing this game waaaaayyyy too long.

  • I went the other way and put “Kerry Washington”.

  • Mazenderan

    Brush your goddamned hair, Sienna.

  • fiestyfashionfem

    I said, “A Fanning; but only if the shoes were hideously clunky and butt ugly.” So I know not full credit – but can I get some extra credit for the shoe thing?  Is this going to be on the test?

  • Alexandra Simons

    She looks like Chelsea Handler’s sister.  That’s not a good thing.

  • OMG, I GUESSED CORRECTLY. And it’s not more than a little sad that I’m so excited about this.

  • “Awards Season Tea Party” sounds like a strange, lonely 8-year-old child made it up.

  • If it were sleeveless, I actually think this would be a nice dress for Sienna. But yes, definitley a shoo-in for either of the Fanning sisters.

  • MintaHallWriter

    This is scary cool…I was EXACTLY thinking Elle Fanning!  Wow.  I think I’m starting to channel TLo! 

    I’m so honored.  I’d like to thank the Academy, the Precious Unborn Kittens, my dear departed mother, my style-brilliant kitty…

    • It warms my heart to see someone thinking of the unborn Kittens.

  • trisker

    Some of youse Fawns are SO good!  I said Kiernan Shipka, too.

  • kaycem

    LOL i’m so glad i guessed right (although i initially thought hailee s.)!  also, i thought she was chelsea handler in the first pic.

  • Hooray, I win! Tuna and lots of it, please!

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    It’s official – we all seem to have reached some new level of clarity or communication – a TLo wavelength that only the PUFs can hear.  

    *waves* hey everyone!

  • Honestly, I think it looks like a Season 1 Betty housedress.

    • Haha I was thinking it might be something Trudy might wear to a party.

  • Elizabeth Silverstein

    I WON!!!! I am so proud of myself I may take the rest of the day off.

  • Hair, color, fabric, shoes, sleeve length, hem – all wrong.  Yeikes. Not to be too cliche, but I’m not sure that’s anyone’s dress.

  • Lilak

    I don’t loathe Miss Miller like I’m supposed to, but … no, this is not her dress at all.  And I honestly don’t think it would suit Elle Fanning any better, though for different reasons.  

    The fabric – fashioned into a different garment – might work a treat for our Miss Shipka, though.

  • Anniebet

    This could easily be a Nicole Kidman dress. Nix the sleeves, scissor in some cutouts, lengthen the skirt, change the neckline…except, even all that wouldn’t make it into a wearable fashion statement. 

    The fabric is very pretty, but looks too heavy for wearing. The sleeves are way too full, neckline unflattering, waist looks awkward, fit is downright bad, and the skirt – oh heck, never mind, I give up. Oh yeah, the shoes are shiteous. If I never see a boring beige pump again it will be too soon.

  • Zippypie

    I WON!!!!!

  • snarkykitten

     Does “the Fanning sisters” count? I can’t tell them apart

  • I called it!

  • PhillipWilde

    I love winning!

  • Catie Rowlands

    Wow, this is a big moment for me!  I often feel like I am on a completely different page from you guys, but as I was scrolling down I kept thinking to myself “Fanning, this is a Fanning dress.  I could see it on Elle” I can’t believe I got it right! 🙂 

  • Trisha26

    I WON!!!!!

  • mrspeel2

    I must be out of touch because my guess was Kiernan Shipka!

  • Toto Maya

     I actually think that could be her dress, but the horribly disgusting hair is too distracting and is making it look awful. The dress is the least of her problems here.

  • guest2visits

    It’s a youngster’s dress. But damn I love that fabric anyway.

  • tmchale

    She looks like a giant strawberry.

  • Yay me!!!  That really was my first guess!

  • DesertDweller79

    I got it right!  Can’t wait to hear what fabulous prize I have won.

  • duneboi

    Looks like she’s having fun with it — I say, “Why not?”

  • amenaneri

    I think it belongs to Carey Mulligan–she would KILL in this dress. 

  • amenaneri

    I think it belongs to Carey Mulligan–she would KILL in this dress.  I’m tired of Elle Fanning….

  • YAY, I did T and Lo proud! As long as Elle didn’t do heidi braids, and used some damn matte powder, this dress is so hers.

  • I hate to disagree, but that is definitely Betty White’s dress.

  • Sweetpea176

    I would have guessed that Elle Fanning was the right answer, but, honestly, I think it might be Ginnifer Godwin’s dress.  

  • ccm800

    She strikes me as the type of gal that gets off her bar stool only long enough for a cig and a pee and maybe to roll home with the dude she finally got hammered enough. 

  • Chloe Moretz. 

  • I guessed Elle Fanning as well! And feel unreasonably proud for doing so. I have Chloe Moretz and Kiernan Shipka coming in at a close second and third. 

  • Called it! But what’s up with the short, dumpy, shiny pink dresses lately. That is not flattering on anyone but Elle (and even she’s iffy with her shiny face!)

  • quiltrx

    SQUEE!!!  I got the right answer!

    And, if Elle is unable to fulfill the duties, it at least needs to go to someone who brushes her damn hair!!!

  • pookiesmom

    I was gonna write that Elle Fanning *thinks* it’s her dress, but I’d actually be interested in seeing Rooney Mara wear it. It’s SO twee tea party doll house, that I think it needs someone to edge it up a bit.

    • pookiesmom

      but those sleeves are just AWFUL on anyone.

  • RocknRollmom

    My “victory” has made my day!!!  Thank you.  Now we need to find the hideous platform shoes that Elle (who I think is a doll) would pair with this little dress.

  • its any girls’ dress, but not their moms’.  

  • Angela O’Brien

    I’m a winner! I so look forward to my lifetime supply of Jet Dry…

  • Hahaha! Got it in one.

  • I was going to say Ariel Winter.  I’m tired of pinks on pale blonds.

  • bluefish

    I don’t understand how SM has made it this far — at all. 

  • tereliz

    LOL, I was mentally telling Sienna to pack the dress off to Elle Fanning before I even read the question. Great minds… 

    Oh wait, she’s wearing a little girl’s dress. So, yeah. 

    This would look cute on Quevenzané, too. She’s nine. 

  • CT14

    I’m so pleased! My first thought “Fanning sisters.” My second thought? “Elle Fanning. Definitely. She’s more likely to wear a color.”

  • Carey Mulligan ferfuxake.

  • kathrineb

    Sorry I got distracted by the scraggly unkempt hair. I know shes going for ‘carefree’ but I just can’t sign off on it.