Elle Fanning in Christian Wijnants in Studio City

Posted on July 31, 2014

Crop Top Week continues in Celebrityville, with Elle offering up her entry in the “Unflattering and Diaper-like” division:

Elle-Fanning-GOTS-Rebecca-Minkoff-Christian-Wijnants-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Elle Fanning seen shopping with a friend in Studio City, California in a Christian Wijnants top and skirt paired with Miu Miu sunglasses, a Rebecca Minkoff shoulder bag, and Dr Martens shoes.

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Elle-Fanning-GOTS-Rebecca-Minkoff-Christian-Wijnants-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Christian Wijnants Christian Wijnants Tie Front Spaghetti Strap Bralette Top and Front Detail Mini Skirt | Miu Miu Cat-Eye Transparent Sunglasses | Rebecca Minkoff Marlowe Shoulder Bag | Dr. Martens X Agyness Deyn Aggy Double Strap Shoe

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We would have to be restrained from walking right up to her and saying “Sweetie, everything here is just so, so wrong. Why not go home for a while and think about your choices?” But you have to let them out into the world to make their own mistakes, don’t you? They grow up so fast. And then they wear skirts that look like they have farts trapped in them.

Is it us or does it look like she put the skirt on as a top and the top on as a skirt?

Seriously, though. That whole “She’s young! She should have fun with her style and make mistakes” argument? We’re totally on board. But it does have an expiration date, right?





[Photo Credit: Sam Sharma/PacificCoastNews, Opening Ceremony, drmartens.com, Rebecca Minkoff, mytheresa.com]

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  • paginatrix

    Cute little bag, though….

  • Lori

    I’m all for the young being allowed to look sort of silly due to having fun with their fashion. That describes a high percentage of my high school clothing choices. The problem in this case is that this silly outfit isn’t particularly fun. The top is trying way to hard and the skirt is awful.

  • Jeremiah Capacillo

    This is the exact type of look Nylon magazine celebrates. I sort of love it knowing that in ten or fifteen years time, my generation will all go “what were we thinking???”

    • GillianHolroyd

      Ten or fifteen years? It’ll take that long?

    • Nancer

      Yeah, that phone case is cute!

  • Gatto Nero

    Why put a pleat *there*??

    • MoHub

      Looks like a codpiece.

      • Rhonda Shore

        Looks like she’s on set for a remake of the Flintstones movie.

      • Built-in sporran.

      • spirit52


  • Joanna

    I like the color? That’s all I have.

  • Zeee

    Still laughing hard at “skirts that look like they have farts trapped in them”.

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  • SophieCollier

    I like the top just fine. It’s the skirt that looks strange. And the shoes are sort of laughable.

  • TinyDynamo

    I hate every single thing about this outfit. That top is horrid, and the skirt looks like she put both legs into one leg of a pair of shorts & then pinned the other leg in front. Just, no.

  • kimmeister

    The sunglasses are cute, but definitely not the right ones for her.

    • They’re too small? Tell me they’re too small. Tell me that sunglasses in that style should never be that small on someone’s face.

      • FrigidDiva

        I’ll tell you they’re too small. I just don’t think they look right in proportion to the rest of her face.

        • Sophie

          And I don’t even find them cute. They make her look like an alien in that 4th picture.

  • JauntyJohn

    I like the shoes okay but… I’m sorry, that is the ugliest fucking skirt in all creation. Its sole virtue is that it makes the top look marginally less horrible. Marginally.

    • Ginmaru

      What if she changed out that fugly excuse for a skirt and replaced it with a pair of jeans?

  • Sam Smith

    It is funny, I don’t like anything about the outfit, but it seems so right for a teen, even a famous teen.

    • leahpapa

      99% of the time when she’s featured here, I breathe a sigh of relief that my adolescence was photographed infrequently. She looks less ridiculous than most of the 16-year-olds I see at the mall (yes, I know that, unlike the teens at the mall, she has a job to do when she appears in public, but does that job really involve being more mature than is reasonable for someone her age?).

    • FridaStaire

      Yeah, and how beautiful is her skin? Hope she’s plastered in SPF 50+.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    Does anyone have worse taste in footwear? Seriously, I’m asking.

    • JasmineAM

      Our Goddess Lupita?

      • teensmom99

        I even like Doc Martens sandals . . . but not these and not with this.

        • Rhonda Shore

          The sandals are the best thing about this outfit.

        • KateShouldBeWorking

          That’s my problem with her too. She favors floaty dresses and shoes so clunky they could be used to support a bridge.

          • teensmom99

            Yeah, the sandals may be the best thing but that’s not saying much. And yeah, I even like Docs with a floaty dress but not these Docs and not this outfit.

      • marlie

        Lupita’s taste in shoes isn’t THIS bad. Elle here tends to gravitate towards the multi-colored, super-thick soled, ridiculously heavy and clunky shoes. Lupita’s shoes tend to veer towards the boring and uninspired, but they’re not this aggressively ugly.

    • Liz

      I actually really like the shoes. Nothing else, though.

    • altermyego

      Julianne Moore

  • Kitten Mittons

    Does her phone have bunny ears?

    Is that a fanny pack directly over her lady bits?

    Can you really even call repurposed pillow cases that can be worn upside down or right side up, backwards or forwards, or as both bottoms and tops, actual clothes?

    So many questions.

    • Anna

      It’s even funnier when you consider that outside of North America, I believe, “fanny” does mean ladybits.

      • Kitten Mittons

        Hee, did not know that. A good teachable moment.

        • Anna

          I didn’t either until a few years ago. The (UK) Office taught me so much!

  • Judy_S

    Nobody would restrain you from telling it like it is.

  • Anna

    Not that this would look better placed in the back or anywhere else, but a diaper front detail skirt…and I’m still not fully recovered from the last two dresses I’ve looked at.

    Where’s Joe M (preferably naked or at the very least shirtless)?! These ladystars are going to kill me.

    • demidaemon

      I was just at the grocery store and saw him on the cover of People, looking mighty fine and wet. Too bad the whole story was about him being with Sophia Vergara, which I am somewhat discomfited by.

      • Anna

        Yes, I have that People. You know what though, I’m into them as a couple. They’re perfect for each other on paper, no? Besides, when I fantasize about myself with Joe, I TOTALLY have a body like Sofia.

        • demidaemon

          Maybe. if by perfect for each other, you mean not including oneself.

  • quiltrx

    I am totally considering the sentence “And then they wear skirts that look like they have farts trapped in them” as a birthday present. I’m glad I wasn’t drinking anything–it would have been all over my laptop. Thanks for the bwahaha, Uncles!

  • Bonnie Blue

    I would burn everything, except the purse.

  • tallgirl1204

    I like the shoes… they act look like you could do a day of shopping in them.

  • Captain_Awkward

    16 year old me is pining for those shoes.

  • JasmineAM

    I think the glasses are horribly unflattering to her face. Her hair is horribly unflattering to her skin tone. I’m 22 and I feel like an old because I want to tell her to put some real clothes on.

  • Glam Dixie

    Just because it’s expensive doesn’t mean it looks good, or we could go with the old – just because it fits you doesn’t’ mean you should wear it.

    • demidaemon


  • Michael_Jones

    I’ll let you have an expiry date, but surely it’s after age 16. Elle only seems older than that because we’ve been watching her on the screen for practically all of those 16 years.

  • Truthiness2U

    I like the shoes. Though I admit, this comes from my wearing Doc Martens are her age…though not ones that cute –though that was the point. But besides that, they look comfy and cute to me.

    And I even like the bag. I think it’s kind of cute/sweet. Now do I like the bag with those shoes? no. I won’t bother to say I like either shoes or bag with that outfit, because the outfit sucks. It shouldn’t be worn, period.

  • Lily

    I was on board until I got below the waist. The top as a whole is really kind of cute. The skirt is totally unflattering, especially to someone who appears to have more of a pear shape. And the shoes… let’s just forget those exist, shall we?

  • Beardslee

    Ah, the sartorial choices of the teen. Great color on her The top intrigues me, but the skirt is all kinds of wrong.

  • Lisalady161

    I actually kind of love those ugly shoes.

  • If you just glance at that name, it looks like Christian Wingnuts. Still no excuse for that outfit.

  • conniemd

    I could handle that top with some jean shorts or white skinny pants, but that skirt is fugly and the front looks like a sewing mistake I’ve made before.

    • Ginmaru

      I should have scrolled down before I added my 2 cents. I agree! A pair of jeans might have saved this look.

  • smayer

    Wait, are Doc Martens coming back in? I just threw out my pair from high school (circa 2000-2001, trends showed up late and lasted longer in the north Louisiana boonies) that I found in the garage.

    • teensmom99

      Doc Martens could not be more in. My daughter was going to buy burgundy Docs last fall but eded up going with black with light flowers because “everyone” in school already had the burgundy ones.

      • Gatto Nero

        Are Docs ever really “out”?

        • boweryboy

          This. I think Docs, like Converse, never go out of style. There are peaks and valleys in their popularity but they’re always prevalent.

    • Peri7473

      i was just watching some English show, (I think “Last Tango in Halifax”, but could have been “The World’s End”), and they referred to them as DM’s. I never knew…

  • AwesomeMargie

    It looks like losing garment on Project Runway.

  • Lex

    After countless photos of her over the past year or two, I think it’s clear this girl has terrible taste and no clue what flatters her.

  • teensmom99

    Often, I feel my role here is to point out that some looks that the BKs don’t like on the young gals actually represent what teens are wearing these days. I’d like to point out that I can’t say that about any aspect of this outfit.

  • mjude

    do not get. but I love the shoes

  • Mark Anast

    Total disaster from head to toe. Ugh!

  • Coleen

    1998 Me wants those shoes real bad. 1988 Me asks for the purse. You can keep the outfit.

  • bassfemme

    Looking at the model and looking at Elle, the drape around the hips is different. Maybe she does have farts trapped in it.

    • Gatto Nero

      The model is also standing still and has been primped for the photo. I’m guessing that the bulge effect on Elle is the result of sitting, standing, walking — you know, actually living in the clothes. What a design disaster.

  • nannypoo

    Nothing here looks like fun to me.

  • TYFF – too young for fupa.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    I really like the shoes…the rest looks like a lumpy swimsuit coverup

  • EditKitten

    I hate everything about this.

  • Jesus take the wheel! What the hell is this?!

  • Wink

    Let’s just start with her ‘chicken fat yellow’ hair and go from there.

  • boweryboy

    Jesus! And I thought Raf Simons was bad.

  • Miss wks

    L O V E the shoes…..and the skirt that has a compartment for a dick!

  • Jeff Warhurst

    Those shoes look like something from a War Effort movie and that “outfit” is way beyond ridiculous. It’s almost arrogant.

  • clevRcat

    The expiration date for wearing diapers is around age 3.

  • ivfive

    I love the purse and the shades- but I’m in the “crazy, eccentric old broad” demographic. Rest of this garb- I want to slap her.

  • Fuchsiaforever

    I don’t care about the diaper after I saw those things on her feet.

    I can’t with the shoes- they are the most offensive thing I have ever seen in Shoe Kingdom….my eyes!!!!!!!!! I feel very strongly about this. Worse than CROCS. Can you believe that?

    • Wink

      Her shoes are some kind of fugly, for sure. But old-school Crocs are still the ugliest footwear on the planet.

  • Tina M.

    If she had on some high waisted shorts instead of that hideous/uncomfortable/poorly fitted skirt, I’d totally approve of this outfit (for a 16-year-old hanging out in the summer). And at least she’s not wearing four-inch heels to go for a walk.

  • MilaXX

    It’s a cute outfit, but I think the skirts too tight making and already pouchy situation even worse. Honestly the skirt is the only thing I dislike here. If this was a straight mini, I’d love it Docs and all. The bag is really cute.

  • SewingSiren

    None of it goes together that’s for sure. I do love Doc Martens ,but these Mary Janes want tights and winter weather. Also likes cat eye sunnies and day glow bunny eared phone cases. The skirt makes me want to gag. So does the bag.

  • girliecue

    The only person who could get away with wearing this is a toddler who actually is wearing a diaper. I’m thinking Pebbles Flintstone…

  • Violentcello

    Definitely read the headline as “Elle Fanning in Christian Wingnuts” and thought, “Ooh, this ought to be fun.”

  • Nancer

    I love the face on the model. She’s like, “Yeah. I know. This is jacked up. Take the frickin picture already.”

  • MightyMarshal

    She looks stupid every chance she gets. She’s not fashionable she’s just unfortunate.

  • kt

    How GREAT would that top be with some bell bottom jeans a la Almost Famous? ” I am a golden god”-ess

  • Bad Idea Jeans

    I just went to the Dr Martens website and bought those shoes. Seriously. I hope I don’t get my commenting priviledges revoked. I think they’re really cute!

    That skirt is tragic. Is she going to take over playing pre-op Hedwig on Broadway?

    • marlie

      I went out and bought a pair of Aldo shoes that someone wore last year and just about everyone else hated them. I love them and don’t regret that decision. I’ve got your back (even if these Docs are hiddy). 😉

  • Jacob Bowen

    I kinda LOVE the purse…but her fupa skirt is tragic.

  • jilly_d

    When is someone going to fix her hair? Teen girls have the right–even the responsibility–to dress like fools, but sweetie if you’re going to fry your hair, make it a fun color. This tweety shade is doing you no favors.

  • HobbitGirl

    Crotch bulge: never a good look, unless you’re Jon Hamm.

  • Candigirl1968

    It does have an expiration date; but at 16, she’s got a little while to keep it ridiculous.

    Love, love, love that she almost always has a smile on her face!

  • ktr33

    I actually think the top is very cute, tho I wish it had another couple of inches on the bottom. And then pair it with some boyfriend jeans (is that still a thing?) or a short pleated skirt, and voila! cute! Also, every teenager should spend some time tromping about in Docs, so even tho they’re kind of ugly and ridiculous, I’m fully on board with those. And love the sunnies!

  • evave2

    What the top does for ME is make me look at her stomach and her stomach is just so soft looking, she is slight without being slim or muscled. It draws attention to her stomach which does not look toned at all and at her age she should just look more in shape. It’s like the top is drawing a target to a less than good area of her body.

    So no on the top and I agree with Uncles T/Lo on the skirt. The shoes seem an odd choice. Like they don’t fit. But I betcha she is going someplace that she needs to walk a lot and they are REALLY comfortable.

    The skirt fits her weird or it has just ridden up wrong.

    • marlie

      I actually thought the opposite thing. My first thought was that she has a great figure, and she looks like a normal 16-year-old (with the understanding that the range of “normal” is pretty wide).

  • Judy_J

    Vagina pouch.

  • deech_sea

    Gas-trap aside, the color is horrible on bodies with pasty skin and lacking muscle tone. I would sort of like to see it on Antonia Thomas, though.

  • jeaniemarie

    The doc martins are surprisingly different.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    This girl seriously needs to rethink that shade of blonde, it’s horribly unflattering to her skin tone, there must be a colourist who can tone down that brassy straw she seems to be so fond of…

  • FibonacciSequins

    Chalk this up to a big, clunky, baggy mistake on the way to having style. After all, one learns the most from one’s mistakes.

  • frannyprof

    That skirt…

  • spirit52

    I don”t care how old she is, this outfit is NOT ok. I wish I could “un-see” this.

  • LadyVimes

    Honey, those sunglasses are too small for your face, and those shoes look like troughs.
    I am not even going to deign to address that…fabric covering your bits.

  • musi_

    the only saving grace – kid’s got spunk. she looks so happy.

  • elzatelzabelz

    I might give her a pass for youth, but, I can’t. That is fug.

  • AlisonHendryx

    Those are literally the ugliest shoes I’ve ever seen in my LIFE.

  • marlie

    That top is a thing that should not exist. This whole outfit is unfortunate.

  • FashionableLena

    That outfit is about ten different kinds of ugly.

  • I would find no fault with you walking up to her and sending her home. That is hideous. Whoever ‘designed’ that should be sent away for doing such a horrible thing to such a lovely young gal. (shivers)

  • Michelle Lim

    Even the model looks pissed having to wear that hideous skirt.

  • cocohall

    If she exchanged the skirt for just about ANYTHING else, I could let the rest of this pass. It is all “teenager having fun with wacky fashion.” The skirt is putting her at risk for a 5150/involuntary psychiatric hold.

  • FrauKrissie

    This looks like a dress that she cut in half to make 2 pieces.
    However, I can’t lie. I’m totally nerding out over the shoes and omg those sunglasses.

  • ms_kat

    Those Docs are adorable. I totally thought they were fluevogs for a moment.

  • Monica De Leon

    Insta-fupa skirt.

  • LadyLuck777

    I love it. No, not because it is good, but because she is trying to work the shit out of it and looks so proud of herself. I think it’s hilarious and endearing.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I barely care about the fugly clothes– she is gorgeous, and her body is enviable.

  • ellisd123

    Even the model looks sad that she got stuck wearing it.

  • Judih1

    Love the sunglasses. Everything else is a train wreck

  • mila_8

    Can we talk about the DMs? What’s the opposite of scroll down fug, scroll down redemption?

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  • Radish

    Oh gah, those might be the worst shoes I’ve ever seen.

  • guest2visits

    Nice little summer purse. Everything else is most unattractive. Even the glasses look like they don’t fit.

  • LibKat

    Go home and put on something better. And some more sunscreen!

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  • littlemac8

    It’s hard to imagine looking at the Wijnants style look book and saying to yourself, “I want to look like THAT!”

  • Pterodactyl111

    The top would be pretty cute with a maxi skirt.

  • Mary Lauer

    And that pee on snow hair color (TM ANTM days of yore on TWOP) also has an expiration date …