Elle Fanning in Elie Saab Couture at the “Maleficent” World Premiere

Posted on May 29, 2014

More Couture Disney realness:

Elle-Fanning-Elie-Saab-Couture-Maleficent-World-Premiere-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Elle Fanning attends the world premiere of “Maleficent” at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California in an Elie Saab couture gown from the Spring 2014 couture collection accessorized with a Neil Lane choker and bracelets, a Carolina Herrera hairpiece, and Cathy Waterman ring.

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Sometimes T & Lo fight over what celebrity looks to feature because sometimes, you see a pretty girl in a beautiful dress and you’ve really got nothing more to say than, “What a pretty girl. What a beautiful dress.”

So. It’s kinda chilly in our neck of the woods today. How’s the weather where you are?

Okay fine, here’s something: We tend to dislike chokers and we wonder if she really needed this one. Β There. Discussion point. But everything else is sublime, if perfectly expected from someone who’s basically dressing in character for the red carpet.




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  • @Biting Panda

    I love this. Fully and truly. Unnecessary choker and all.

    • I think my issue with the choker is that it makes her already quite long neck look EVEN longer. It skews her proportions a bit. Also that dress needs a hemming job, stat.

      • @Biting Panda

        I can see that, but I’m just smitten with that head shot. She looks serene and fae.

        • Kathy_Marlow

          I couldn’t agree more. I think she looks epic/regal, all the things.

        • The over the shoulder shot is beguiling in the extreme

          • suzanne77

            The choker does not work for me at all EXCEPT in that pose, where it instantly becomes an iconic look. Reminds me a 19th century portrait of a young aristocrat, you know?

          • kimmeister

            It’s very “Girl with a Pearl Earring” to me.

          • NBG

            Nailed it. Thank you.

          • suzanne77

            I can totally see that too.

        • Jecca2244

          fae. love that.

      • Kent Roby

        And I like the choker only BECAUSE her neck is so beautifully long.

        • I can see your point, I’m just not sure this is the right one if you’re going to deploy a choker. Narrower would have helped in my opinion.

          • Glammie

            Hmmm, I actually like chokers (I kind of have choker envy as I look terrible in them.), but you’re right, this is the wrong choker for her–doesn’t sit quite right on her and makes her swan neck a negative instead of an asset.

      • Kristi Mitchell

        I agree with you. The choker elongates her neck, and coupled with her hair being pulled back makes her head look even tinier to me. I’d have preferred some beautiful drop earrings with this look instead. And about a foot of fabric off the bottom of the dress. Perhaps it wouldn’t have dragged so much on the bottom if she had pulled it up a bit more on the shoulders more similar to how the model is wearing it. Makes me sad – I sooo want to love this look, but there are too many things that just seem “off” to me in it.

        • DuBey2

          This. I agree with you and Tilted. I’d like her head to look a little bigger & more attached. But wow is she growing up in a beautiful and not-awkward way.

      • It’s too thick for her neck–and chokers are just unfriendly beasties in general.

      • lundibleu

        It’s the width and colour of it, had it been narrower and a different colour (so it were more visible against her skin from a distance) it might not have had the same lengthening effect.

    • Kate Andrews

      She looks beautiful, and she has the long neck one needs to wear a choker.

    • katiessh

      I’m thinking it’s because original snow white wore a choker.

  • MilaXX

    0 for 2 for me. Love the dress color on her, but the full length looks heavy and a bit too mature. I think this would have worked better if it was cut to tea length. I also HATE chokers. They rarely look good on anyone and this is no exception.

    • sienna elm

      For some reason I’m identifying the belt as the culprit in making the dress look mature. Maybe it’s just the waistline in general but the belt is very distracting.

    • kbshee

      Love the color, love the fabric, love the top, love the hair.
      But I agree, the bottom looks just way to heavy and weighing down when it should have been floaty and uplifting.
      I honestly didn’t notice the choker since it matches her skin a bit.

    • lbl

      I think it looks mature too. I’m not sure if it’s the neckline with all the dress detail, the choker, or something else, but that was my first impression.

      I also prefer the color on the runway.

  • flamingoNW

    Yeah, I think the choker doesn’t suit her and the dress doesn’t need it. Unnecessary focus pull. Love the bracelet though.

    • decormaven

      The bracelet is quite fine. The rest is a’right for me.

    • Alyssa_T_Robot

      eff that choker dude.

  • Beardslee

    The dress is lovely and right for a young girl, but I think the choker was made for the likes of Consuelo Vanderbilt.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Definite NO on the choker. It’s making her neck proportions all sorts of strange. The color and the dress look great on her.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      It’s like she’s also dressing as Alice after she’s been embiggened.

  • Lori

    I love this dress, but I think she’s too young for it. I share TLo’s dislike of chokers. They only look good on people with freakishly long necks, and sometimes not even then. Elle does look pretty though.

  • Kristin

    Just looking at someone in a choker makes me feel like I can’t breathe! Plus, her neck would have looked so long and tender and delicate without it. No good.

    The dress is lovely. And I think her makeup looks good, for once.

  • barbarienne

    I was thinking that the choker was screwing up the proportions. I know
    long necks on women are beautiful, but this is making me think of the
    Tenniel illustration of Alice in Wonderland.

    • Jean Genetic

      Yes, that’s exactly what it looks like!

    • Yes!!! Thank you for pinpointing it exactly!!

  • Latin Buddy

    I HATE HATE HATE chokers. They’re on my list of FASHION HATE LIST.

    It includes:

    1) Wedge heels
    2) Kitten heels
    3) Baby Doll dresses
    4) Chokers

    And I’m a gay man. They’re THAT offensive.

    • PastryGoddess

      You will pry my wedge heels off my cold dead feet πŸ™‚

      I’m with you on the rest

      • pattyw

        Thank you! Wedges are a godsend to the vertically challenged — I’m 5’1″. I appreciate they’re not as sexy or aesthetically pleasing as stilettos but I can actually walk in a wedge, which, call me crazy, is something I like to be able to do.

        • PastryGoddess

          I attend many a cookout in the summer. Wedges are essential for wearing heels on grass.

          Wedges are also much easier to run in to catch your bus or the train

        • So much kinder on the knees too. Wedge espadrilles all summer for me!

        • marlie

          You mean, you don’t like hobbling down the street, barely able to stay vertical?

      • Snailstsichr

        Yes, Wedges are a short woman’s best friend.

    • dustinrhodes

      My irrational hate list, which also includes chokers, has “boat shoes” at the very top. OMG, I cannot even look at someone’s feet, my hate is so strong.

      • tallgirl1204

        so now I imagine you being tortured by preppies in college. Is the hate a flashback, or a purely esthetic horror?

        • dustinrhodes

          My irrational hate is so irrational I DON’T EVEN KNOW why I hate them. πŸ™‚

          • Latin Buddy

            So that folks know I’m not a bitter kitten just with ladies’ fashion…

            My FASHION HATE LIST (Men)

            1) white leather belts…with or without metal grommets
            2) Deep v-neck shirts (particularly among my fellow gay boys…seriously, we get it, no need to see THAT much man cleavage
            3) Related, gentleman, fit is EVERYTHING. Don’t squeeze yourself into the tightest jeans JUST because they close
            4) Nobody should wear Abercrombie & Fitch past the age of 17
            5) Yes, it gets warm in the summer but come on, wear something else other than tank tops

          • marlie

            Re: #4, add to that Hollister. I HATE it.

          • Anna

            SO with you on the Hollister hate. Just being in proximity of the store if I have to pass by it at the mall gives me a migraine.

    • Danielle

      *cross checks this list with everything I have in my closet*

    • kimmeister

      I’m with you on all of them except for wedge heels (looks down at today’s wedge espadrilles). I don’t, however, like wedge heels with long, wide-legged pants.

    • Dear gay man (and with much love) — do you personally limit yourself to wearing women’s fashionable footwear that aren’t kitten heels or wedges? Flats and high heels, for instance? And have you experienced the back issues that come from decades of commitment to those types of shoes? Because if not…please excuse women who choose wedges or kitten heels as the most merciful types of dressy footwear. πŸ™‚

      Signed, a woman who doesn’t have time for non-functional shoes that don’t let her even walk to lunch without significant pain and discomfort (not to mention wouldn’t let her make a fast escape, if pursued)

      • Latin Buddy

        hahaha I have absolutely nothing against flats, sandals, or high heels on the other extreme. I just aesthetically hate the way wedge (cork) heels in the same way I hated Spice Girls era platforms.

        Kitten Heels just look half-assed. Either do a heel or none. The stump calling itself a heel is just ugly.

        • OK – if you specify cork wedges I may forgive you for your personal aesthetic sensibilities πŸ˜‰

        • PastryGoddess

          Ah yes big wedge cork heels (a la duchess kate) are annoying

    • marlie

      I have to disagree with you on both types of shoes, however the babydoll dress makes me rage-y.

  • Carleenml

    She’s too young for this dress so she can ship it to my house.

  • Sam Smith

    I’m not a fan of the choker either, it messes up the lovely line of her neck with the neck line of the dress. Otherwise, lovely.

  • PastryGoddess

    An actual necklace would have been lovely with this dress. that choker is bad

  • Danielle

    I was totally on board, until she ruined it with the choker. Pockets!!

    • Jennifer Morrill Patterson

      POCKETS! Was my first response as well. πŸ˜‰

  • Coleslaw McGraw

    I don’t care for the choker at all but that bracelet is quite pretty. And she looks fine but honestly, nothing special.

  • Jean Genetic

    Everything’s beautiful, but the choker emphasizes the length of her neck… in a bad way. She looks half giraffe rather than half swan.

  • I love the dress, and I love that Elle & Angelina’s stylists are cooperating on this pole dance, but I do not love the choker and I do not love the matchy nails.

  • altermyego

    Gorgeous dress in both colors. I don’t like chokers either but I think it works here. It’s the best I’ve seen her look IMHO.
    That being said, she still looks like someone I’d never want to hang out with. I especially wouldn’t want to sit at the dinner table with her. Irrational hate? Or I just can’t imagine we have the same sense of humor.

    • I know what you mean, although I can’t think of any 16 year old girls that I *would* want to sit at the dinner table with.

      • kimmeister

        I like to tell myself that when I was a teenager, I wasn’t that annoying, because man oh man do most teenage girls drive me bonkers.

  • M_E_S

    I’m not a huge fan of the choker, but I’m willing to overlook it because it’s Elie Saab and POCKETS! POCKETS IN THE DRESS!

    I agree with those who’ve said she looks like Tenniel’s illustrations of Alice. Like, almost disturbingly so.

  • ImpertinentVixen

    It’s a great look, very Edwardian, but a tad too old for her age. Still, beautifully put together.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Downton Abbey, anyone?

  • Scimommy

    I don’t hate chokers in general, but give this one a big thumbs down. Unnecessary and unflattering. The dress is beautiful on her, though.

  • This color is stunning on her. I love it. And yes the choker is necessary. And if it really isn’t she can give it to me.

  • RussellH88

    The chocker makes her look like Queen Mombi and this is just one of my heads that she wears.

    • Billie_Dawn

      Yes! Chokers always give me a distinct “detachable head” vibe.

      • demidaemon

        EXACTLY my problem with it.

  • RohanMBN

    It looks like her head has been reattached to her body and the choker is holding it all together. Other than that slightly unnerving quality, she looks stunning.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Reminds me of “The Velvet Ribbon”. “I told you you’d be sorrrrryyyyy!”

      • RohanMBN

        I just looked that story up. I will never look at a choker the same way again. I had never heard that story. In grade school I heard the story of “The Woman with the Golden Arm.” Both stories do quite well in teaching children to respect the wishes of others I imagine!

        • FibonacciSequins

          The two stories are definitely in the same vein and equally scary!

      • kburnell

        Other horror stories didn’t particularly bother me, but I used to be so afraid of that story when I was younger. And maybe I still am today, because that choker is making my skin crawl.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        I heard that story on an album when I was little. Creepy, but I loved it. πŸ™‚

        • FibonacciSequins

          We had the record too! I think Scholastic put it out.

      • demidaemon

        You read my mind. That is exactly what I thought of (though I didn’t know the title of the story).

    • Beardslee

      Your comment is making me think of society dos in post revolutionary France, where people would wear a scarlet ribbon around their neck in reference to those who went to the guillotine. Unnerving, indeed.

  • I’m going to take a stand and say that there is no such thing as a good choker. Collars are for cats.

  • georgie

    The choker with the dress color is total Cinderella – wrong princess!

    • RandiLu

      I think she looks more like Elsa…

  • BLauD

    The choker is too literal Cinderella for me, so I think of that before Sleeping Beauty. Doesn’t that defeat the point?

  • I favor chokers for myself because I have a rather stumpy neck and have been blessed with a buxom chest. Longer necklaces often look matronly on me. But with Elle’s shape and the cut of this neckline, I would’ve skipped the necklace and gone with earrings only. That said, this dress looks spectacular on her.

  • FibonacciSequins

    I much prefer the dress length on the model, where the fabric stiffness gives the skirt a bell shape and you have a peek at the underskirt.

    That bracelet is to die for.

  • Denise Rambo

    It’s a beautiful dress but I think it looked better on the runway … at least from the photo – it looked like the skirt didn’t drape quite as much. Maybe she decided not to wear a petticoat that went with it?

    • FibonacciSequins

      It’s odd because Elle Fanning is rather tall. Why is that skirt so long on her? Maybe she’s barefoot under there?

      • Jessica Freeman

        She’s “only” 5’8. Most models are 6 ft or more…I think that’s why you’re seeing it puddle.

      • Grumpy Girl

        I do not think she has it hoiked up as far as the model–I see more shoulder on Elle than on the model.

  • Janet B

    Love the bracelets.

  • KinoEye

    This is gorgeous, and I like the choker, but it seems a wee bit thick for her neck and the dress. Something more delicate, but equally bold, would have been my choice here. That shade of periwinkle is a dream on her.

    • Anna

      Once upon a dream? πŸ˜‰

      • KinoEye

        Heh. That look in her eyes is so familiar a gleam!

  • Anna

    Hate that choker. Something about the way she’s styled makes it seem like she was playing dress up in a society matron’s closet, but yet it doesn’t seem as mature-looking on the model.

    Her skin is luminous, though. She is indeed, most wondrous fair.

  • Sarah Rivas

    I think the choker makes her neck/chest area look really unproportional to the rest of her body. It’s sort of distracting.

  • Frank_821

    Yes the choker must begone. Or perhaps the choker is part of the spell to put her to sleep :p

  • SewingSiren

    For the non title character , Miss Elle is whopping Angie almost every time at bat. This is beautiful and slightly less expected. I love the jewelry. I think innocent is harder to do than evil, so bravo to Elle .

  • elleg929

    The choker ruins the whole look.

  • Tricia Rose

    Hate Hate Hate the Choker. This has sent Elle officially over the edge into my “unjustified hatred” pile. It’s unjustified, but true.

  • Wink

    I just wish this movie would open already! (Not because I’m dying to see it, but because I’ve grown tired of Elle and Angie on the red carpet.)

  • MarissaLG

    Haaaaaate the choker. Pretty dress.

  • elemspbee

    nice nail polish

  • CPK1

    Why is she wearing that hideous choker? Dress is pretty

  • Nancer

    I understand why she is wearing the choker; it really fits thematically and is a beautiful piece of jewelry. However, I think it is the wrong shape for this neckline; she needed something delicate that dropped into a bit of a “v” shape between her clavicles. That would have set this neckline off beautifully.

    • Grumpy Girl

      This exactly. She needs that V to create more delicacy and youth to the look. if the choker looked more like the bracelet (delicate), it would be so much better.

      • Jennifer Morrill Patterson

        My thoughts exactly regarding the necklace needing to be similar to the bracelet.

  • KendraMR

    It’s a beautiful color on her, but I wish they would have kept the runway skirt–it looks better and more princess-y. I loathe that choker and her hair. I love the bracelet and nail polish.

  • Belvane

    Beautiful. Gorgeous color on her. I love the choker — it’s doing what chokers are meant to do, emphasizing her delicate neck and drawing attention to her face. Perfection.

  • Alyssa

    Love the dress, love the color, love the bracelet(s?), hate the choker.

  • Mrs. Julien


  • B_C_J

    Gorgeous dress color! Beautiful hair & perfect makeup! I also like the jewelry including the choker. My one criticism is the overly long hem. The line of the gown is ruined by that too long skirt. However overall she looks ethereal.

  • PinkyK

    I LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!!! The bracelets!!

  • GillianHolroyd

    Lovely gown, sans choker.

    It’s fucking freezing here and I am sick of it. SICK!

  • tallgirl1204

    Whenever I see her, I think of the song the Wicked Stepsisters sang in the early-70s version of Cinderella that was on t.v.– “she’s a frothy little bauble, with a flimsy sort of charm.” The choker enhances that image of fragility, and I don’t like being taken to the images in the song, which describe all the ways the stepsisters wish they could take revenge on Cinderella for being “a girl who’s simply lovely.”

  • Truthiness2U

    I like everything about this look, so pretty. I ebrn like the choker, I think it adds a touch of old-fashionedness, in a good way though. Because as you say, she’s basically dressing a part, and so adds to the dress/look from a different era. And yeah, I like chockers in general. I put it down to my liking them in late 1800s, early 1900s clothes.

    And full disclosure, I even liked some in 1990s.

    • SewingSiren

      I also like chokers. I credit it to being brought up in fashion starved south Texas in the early 70’s and have seen a turquoise velvet and cameo pseudo Victorian choker on a very beautiful girl. I still think that choker was beautiful. In fact I think I’ll wear one today in protest. Choker love!!

  • Jaeda Laurez

    I hate the choker. But it is a pretty dress, although I hate the color of the dress with her skin tone.

  • rebeemoon

    Otherworldly. The jewelry is perfection.

  • ChiKat67

    The choker gives her weird giraffe neck. Otherwise I love that dress.

  • queeniethebold

    Completely agree on the choker. It elongates her already-long neck and not in a good way.

  • Zeee

    Those bracelets…so very pretty.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    I think the Disney drag has been a nice change for her (forced her to wear actual colors!). I’m not sure if this is the best deployment of a choker, but I can’t help but like them in general (still holding on stubbornly to something from my teenage years!)

  • CT14

    She needs darker hair.

    It’s just too blond and washes her out so much. It could still be blond, just not THAT blond.

    Look how much better she looks in a dress with color. Now imagine hair that didn’t wash out her face, which otherwise looks lovely.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      Ooh, I think that she could potentially look great as a red head. I think the right shade would really pop on her.

  • Aidan B

    The choker takes this from Sleeping Beauty to Cinderella. Who made that mistake??

  • ashtangajunkie

    Not a fan of the choker, but I think it’s just a personal bias against them because on closer inspection, it’s very pretty. She looks lovely here.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    WERQ. Love the choker.

  • Esther Sokolow

    You know, the model kind of looks like a young Angelina Jolie. Could you imagine if they’d played character role reversal for this pole dance? That would have been fun!

  • KirFla

    I just don’t understand chokers. What am I missing?

  • msdamselfly

    What a beautiful dress, although it looks better on the brunette. Might’ve looked better is she was wearing some jewels in her hair rather than on her neck.

  • Love the chocker and the whole look is gorgeous.

  • The choker looks like it’s the only thing holding her head fastened to her neck.

  • Vegas Girl

    I’m not a fan of chokers, probably because I have a short neck and could never wear one. As far as this one goes, I neither love nor hate it. And the rest of the look is so pretty.

  • GeoDiva

    Sublime is the perfect word.

  • holla

    the choker is making her neck super long and head float.

  • Mary Lauer

    I love the dress. Choker not so much, but am THRILLED that she isn’t wearing skin tone or pink (her personal skin tone!).

  • Imasewsure

    Love the jewelry but definitely not with this gown. The choker is a no but I appreciate that she tried to give this pretty dress some edge (even if it was a mis-step)

  • ktr33

    Beautiful! her makeup, hair, everything. I’m not sure I love the choker or chokers in general, but it gives the look a little edge, takes it from pure princess to something more sophisticated.

  • Judy_J

    She has a long neck, so the choker works, I think. It doesn’t hurt that it is a beautiful choker.

  • DominoEstella

    DOWN WITH THE CHOKER! and that dress does nothing for her.

  • Town

    The choker only looks good in the last shot. In the other shots it just makes her neck look extra long, like those people who wear the rings around their neck to elongate them.

  • kimmeister

    Love that dress on her. It’s darker than the awful pastels she tends to favor, so the color is totally working. Hate the ridiculously large choker and what it does to her proportions.

    • understateddiva

      It’s still too pastel for me. Have no idea why stylists see a pale blond starlet and think only pastels! It clashes w/ her gorgeous eyes.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I love all of this even the choker (though I think it would work better if the choker were not so wide).

  • Shawn EH

    That choker has a very 19th vibe. Very Bride of Frankenstein.

  • MGK

    The dress is a few inches too long and the choker is beautifully made, those pearls are pretty lovely, but kind of awkward here.

  • katarama

    I would have liked the sleeves in the runway position…

  • smayper

    I love it and my 5 year old niece would love it too, which means a pretty big YES. Also, if there was ever a “Frozen” dress, this is it.

  • EEKstl

    It would have been more interesting if she and Angie had traded gowns. I know it would be off point, but still more interesting.

    • Little_Olive

      Very good idea! Now THAT would be original.

  • marlie

    Ditch the choker, and this would be an outstanding look. It’s perfect for her; some color, but a soft, princessy gown. I like her hair, and I’d kill for those bracelets.

  • Little_Olive

    No chocker. Here or (mostly) anywhere.

  • halleygee

    Not sure I dislike all chokers, but definitely don’t like this one with this dress.

  • I am feeling the fantasy. LOVE the choker, but not with that neckline.

  • LadyVimes

    The dress is stunning, and that color is beautiful on her.
    That said, I don’t think she can manage a choker. It takes very specific people to manage chokers without it making their necks look detached. Also, I wish she had softened the hair a bit. The model’s hairstyle is perfect for the look, hers is too severe.

  • crash1212

    That choker throws the entire look off to my eye. The rest is gorgeous. Love those bracelets.

  • Call me Bee

    I love this from head to (almost) hem–as it’s dragging on the carpet! The model’s gown is perfectly hemmed, but Miss Elle’s is too long. I hate that trend on the RC. Does Hollywood not have a decent tailor? That said, I do like the choker with this whole look. All of the jewelry is well done and enhances well, this pretty, too-long dress.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    The dress is pretty enough and I love the bracelet, but I am NOT down with that choker. She really does look like she’s choking, though, so points for verisimilitude.

  • demidaemon

    Cannot see past the choker. She looks like the girl from those horror stories, where, when you took the ribbon off from around her neck, her head fell off. Except for Elle, it’s a choker.

  • Laylalola

    Sleeping Beauty wearing Elie Saab — perfect!

  • SophieCollier

    I like the whole look, but I think I’d like it better if her hair were looser and possibly curled. The updo is the right call, but it’s so flat and “ballet class,” Some volume around her head would make the overall balance better, especially with the choker.

  • BrooklynBomber

    No likey. Twee-y. Precious. HATE the choker.

  • Chameleon

    She must have so much fun on this pole dance. She just gets to dress up in gorgeous outfits for weeks.

  • CassandraMortmain

    This has been one of my very favorite pole dances ever and I’m sorry that it’s over. I love that both Elle and Angelina have sort of been dressing in character. There have been a few stumbles along the way but more often than not they’ve nailed it. And the mistakes have been more interesting than the standard red carpet fare. It’s probably easier to dress in character when you’re playing iconic fairy tale characters in a Disney movie so I wouldn’t recommend it for most red carpets. Though Amy Adams looked pretty spectacular in her seventies-inspired looks during Oscar season.

    Not a fan of chokers but this one is so beautiful that I can accept it. Bracelets are stunning. And while that’s a lot of dress for Elle (and too long) it still works. That over-the-shoulder shot belongs in a portrait gallery.

  • DagnyReardon

    Gorgeous dress. I hate the choker and her make up. She needs a Lisa Eldridge intervention.

  • Dany

    Can this 90’s revival stop? SAY NO TO CHOKERS, PEOPLE. They make you look like video-game hell spawn.

  • frannyprof

    I love this!! Everything, even the choker, works for me. Of course, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m dying to see this movie (have my tix for tomorrow night! Squee!), so I’m biased. Also, I was in the Disney store over the weekend (for my daughter, not for me, I swear). Aurora’s costume is to die for. If they made it in adult size, I would get it.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I hate the choker, but I hate chokers and think no one should wear them unless it’s part of a costume.

    The weather here in upstate NY is 55 degrees. Will this winter never end?

    • semirose

      To be fair, this is basically a costume.

      • ShaoLinKitten

        Yeah, that’s true. This is total Disney Cinderella at the ball realness, except in lavender instead of blue.

  • MartyBellerMask

    UNNECESSARY CHOKER. She is young. Hope she will learn from her mistake.

  • prisma

    The choker made me hate this. I scrolled down thinking “I hate that choker.” So thanks for validating me at the end, TLo.

  • suzq

    “a Carolina Herrera hairpiece”??? The bun on the back of her head or the hair clip?

  • I really just want that bracelet. I really want it.

  • macwell

    I understand the pole dance for this movie revolves around her dressing as a princess at all times, but…it’s tired, expected and old already

  • Josefina Madariaga SuΓ‘rez

    I hate the choker to the point it distracts me. A delicate necklace would’ve been perfect.

  • bringbackbeatles

    I too tend to dislike chokers, especially with a dress like this. They almost never look right with strapless dresses, especially a princess dress. It’s to literal anyway. She also has a long neck and the choker throws off the proportion. Great bracelets though.

  • I don’t like her hair. But I can’t say why…..

  • majorbedhead

    Gorgeous, minus my quibble with the hem and the choker.

  • quiltrx

    Gorgeous dress…I don’t mind the choker but don’t love it…and those bracelets are EVERYTHING.

  • LeelaST

    Everything about this is just gorgeous. Indulges all my princess fantasies. Love the choker (and I don’t like chokers.)

  • musi_

    I can’t get behind the choker

  • altalinda

    Best she’s looked in ages. Love the choker in this ensemble.

  • unbornfawn

    How expensive is this dress? They couldn’t bother to hem it to her height?

  • katiessh

    I want to know whether the team decided both actresses were going to dress like their characters, or if elle fanning’s stylist just decide that since angelina jolie dresses like maleficient anyway they might as well do the same for elle.

  • DeidreRobbers

    I see two little stylists fighting over whether she wears the pink dress or the blue dress.

  • i adore that choker! it is so delicately beautiful on her long white neck. you guys are just so butch…

  • Amel

    Yes it’s princess costume, but I think this might be just the first harbinger of many a choker to come … #HeyItsThe90s

  • SophieB210

    Question: Seems like every damn ball gown these days has wonderful voluminous pockets, so why can I only occasionally find nice lady trousers with pockets? And if I’m lucky enough to find them, the pockets are only deep enough for a lipstick? Ladies, you know what I mean!