Elle Fanning in Oscar de la Renta at the BIF Awards: cute or too overdressed?

Here are some more photos from last night’s British Independent Film Awards in London. I already covered the “hot guys” although in retrospect… yeah, Tom Hiddleston just wasn’t doing it for me. I want you to just go back to the Hot Dudes post so you can get a feel for what this event was supposed to be like, fashion-wise. The BIF Awards aren’t the Oscars or anything, and they’re not the BAFTAs. Traditionally, I think they should be considered as very similar to the American Critics Choice Awards, or one of the more prestigious critics’ awards. The dress code (informally) is cocktail-evening – most men were wearing suits, not tuxedos. Most ladies were wearing cocktail dresses or suits. But not little Elle Fanning! Elle wore this full-on Oscar de la Renta GOWN. Ugh.

While a pale pink Oscar de la Renta frock is “girly” enough for someone so young, did no one say, “Hey, should we let a 14-year-old wear a giant gown for a cocktail-style event?” I guess this only bugs me.

Here’s Noomi Rapace in a simple and not-cute LBD. I love Noomi, but I feel like she needs some style help.

And here’s Alicia Vikander in Chanel. After my hissy fit about Elle being overdressed, should I say the same about Alicia? Eh. To me, this looks like something a starlet would wear to a premiere, which is what the event called for. Elle’s dress looks like something that she would wear to the Golden Globes.

And here’s Ruth Wilson in Jason Wu. She’s super-talented and while I don’t care for this look, I like that she’s mixing it up.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

 

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  1. Sal says:

    I don’t know. I think she looks underdone, if anything. She is barely wearing any makeup, no earrings or jewellery, and the dress is sort of little girly, to me, not ‘mature’. Shrugs.

  2. Riana says:

    I don’t get what she’s supposed to wear.

    Yes, she’s 14 but she’s also going to adult events and the dress above while painfully boring isn’t inappropriate in anyway.

    I don’t think arms are bad and her neckline is good.

  3. $@ says:

    Alicia Vikander is very good actress,
    she was flawless in ARA.
    I’m gonna watch AK only for her.
    I think Elle can wear whatever she wants.
    Who cares?

  4. marie says:

    I don’t really have a problem with it, I think she looks cute. I think she just annoys you.

    Noomi looks under-dressed. And Ruth Wilson’s shirt is cute, but the pants are bad, really bad..

    • Canda says:

      Nope, I’m annoyed by her, too. I’m not even really sure why, but pretty much everything about her looks, style, and acting bother me. I don’t find her to be cute or attractive (whatever’s appropriate at that age) and I literally have to turn off her movies, she irritates me so much.

      • mzthirtyeight says:

        She’s so young(though seems even youn ger)so I feel like its a tad wrong, but I have to agree with this. I don’t think she’s a good-looking girl-and I only mention that as I believe she’s presented as being sooo adorable-and her acting does irritate me. Her sister is a bit annoying and pretentious, but I do think Dakota is actually kinda pretty.

      • mzthirtyeight says:

        The dress, however, does seem fitting for a little girl. But a little girl still involved with tea parties and princess fantasies. When I’m reminded she’s a teen, it does seem a bit misguided…

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      I also get the feeling Kaiser is annoyed by Elle, she can´t do it right. If she had worn a cocktail dress it would have been “this dress is way too mature/too sexy for her”.
      I am not that much of a girly girl, but I love that dress. She looks great in it, also she is 14, who cares if she overdresses, I know she has a stylist, but maybe she just wanted to wear that dress.

      Ruth Wilson´s outfit is hideous, Noomi´s is meh.

  5. Mosty says:

    I think she just like to dress up, every event must be like a ball for her! But i like relativly simple look though.

  6. L says:

    That dress is 100% age and event appropriate.

  7. OhMyMy says:

    The dress is pretty but it would be more striking on someone with different coloring.

    It’s blending into her skintone so much you can’t even see it properly.

  8. smartyparty says:

    Elle looks like a lovely doll, and nothing about the whole get-up is one bit sexual or inappropriate, which is a glorious accomplishment in over-sexed Hollywood these days. If she was my little girl I would be proud. I don’t think she is overdressed at all.

  9. LadyMTL says:

    I think if Elle’s dress were tea-length I’d like it more. It does seem a bit overdone for an event like this, and I’m not crazy about the color either (but then, I’m not crazy about powder pink in general). What I really hate, though, are Noomi’s shoes…talk about making your legs look stumpy!

  10. cynicalsmirk says:

    I think it’s very pretty, and couldn’t really be worn by anyone much older without looking too precious.

    And hey…there are not enough occassions in life to wear a princess dress! Good for her for taking advantage of an opportunity :)

  11. Mew says:

    Elle Fanning totally reminds me Holliday Grainger in the Borgias here!

  12. bns says:

    She and Dakota are not fashion icons, no matter how hard the fashion industry tries to tell us otherwise.

  13. Eleonor says:

    That dress is HUGE! It is wearing her!
    I can barely see her.

  14. Sasha says:

    she always looks overdressed. but it’s her stylist fault though she knew the event wasn’t the oscars!

  15. j.eyre says:

    I love Ruth Wilson. I can’t with that outfit but I like her so much I give her a pass on just about anything.

    Actually, I love her shoes…

  16. Lee says:

    I like it actually and think it is age appropriate.

  17. KellyinSeattle says:

    The dress is too much “princess on top of a jewelry box” for my liking, but then again, I’ve never been a princess type.

  18. VA says:

    Noomi Rapace doesn’t have the freaky filled lips she had in Prometheus. Looks ten times better without the fillers.

  19. emma says:

    Vikander’s dress is absolutely beautiful!