Millie Bobby Brown in Calvin Klein with converse at the SAG Awards: cute and kid-like?

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Millie Bobby Brown was nominated for her performance in Stranger Things, which went to Claire Foy for The Crown. At first I didn’t like her kind of ill-fitting pink Calvin Klein dress with round sequins. It was baggy at the neck and waist and one side along the top was sewed closed at the bottom but the other had two thin straps at her waist. It also had a thin belt and a long back, which didn’t make sense. She wore her hair in little high buns with ribbons down the back. This is a cute dress for a young girl though and I like that she’s embracing that. Plus she wore converse sneakers with it. Millie kept reminding Giuliana on E! that she was just 13, which seems to be what she was emphasizing with this dress. That was smart as a lot of people have criticized her for being too precocious. I think that’s just her personality though, some kids seem like small adults.

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Dakota Fanning is 23 already! I feel old. We saw a lot of pink and sequins last night and this Prada dress falls in about the middle of the pack. It’s ok, it’s pretty enough but it’s not a standout. I think Dakota was there to promote The Alienist, which premiered on TNT after the SAGs. (I have it taped and will watch it later!) It’s not like she was in a nominated show, so she probably wanted to blend in and this is a smart choice. Her styling was so pretty.

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Natalia Dyer was in this amazing Christian Dior black and white gown featuring a tank with a mesh bustline and a full skirt with a star theme. I kept staring at this dress when she was on camera and wanted to see more of it.

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Sadie Sink was in Chanel. On an older actress I would think this dress looks too fussy but it’s kind of sweet on a 15 year-old. This also would have looked cute on Millie.

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I didn’t see Winona Ryder last night! (I kept seeing her commercials for L’Oreal Paris which so many people first thought were for an actual TV show though.) She was so cute in a long black dress with a gathered lace neckline and a tuxedo jacket over it. I have a tuxedo jacket from H&M like that, I need to wear it over a dress like this.

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  1. Coraline says:

    Sadie’s and Natalia’s dresses are beautiful. Particularly Natalia’s, I would’ve liked to have that dress.

  2. Des says:

    I love Winona. Her face was always interesting but because she hasn’t had any (obvious to me at least) work done, it stands out even more in a sea of botoxed, somehow same-looking face as something unique and lovely and characterful.

  3. Lizzie says:

    millie bobby brown’s dress was WAY to low cut on the sides – she kept tugging on her dress on the carpet and in photos. her damn nipples were practically hanging out. her styling attempts to make up for the fact that her dress is way too mature but i mean – a braless 13 year old with her nipples out is too damn much. my pearls are clutched and about to pop when it comes to this poor child.

    • V4Real says:

      She wants attention, she knew people would talk about this look. I thought Dakota was older than 23.

      • Lizzie says:

        she is 13 and has super aggressive stage parents. she doesn’t make any decisions for herself.

      • Enough Already says:

        I’m not convinced her parents are greedy stage parents on the gravy train. They are protective, involved and don’t let industry pros push them or their daughter around. With so many sharks, predators and perverts out there I don’t blame them. All of the pushy parent leaks came from agents and they are notorious for putting out gossip in order to strengthen bargaining power. The Browns nearly bankrupted themselves to help their daughters fulfill their dreams of acting. One daughter had had enough and quit but Milli was determined. When Alyssa Milano’s family moved from NY to LA for the same reasons it was seen as devoted parenting *shrug*

      • teacakes says:

        @V4Real – Seriously? That’s how we’re talking about a 13 year old now?

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        Let’s not talk about a 13 year old child like she has the motivations of a 26 year old. She probably thought the dress was cute and fun. Which it is. Her stylist should have had the sides closed up more.

      • SlightlyAnonny says:

        Millie Bobbie Brown makes me uncomfortable but to be absolutely clear, it is the people around her that make me uncomfortable for her. Her stage manager parents (who moved for her career before it was even a career) are in charge of her dress and how she is presented. She is a 13-year old child. This is not on her. This on the adults around her.

      • Lizzie says:

        @slightlyanonny and @valiantly varnished – 100% agree. it is on the people around her. she is not making these decisions and if she is – she shouldn’t be b/c she’s a child with almost zero education. her parents, her stylist, her agents. they are hands on b/c they want that $$$ not to protect her – otherwise her body wouldn’t be hanging out and she would be posing on the carpet with her co-stars like a kid.

      • Bridget says:

        @Enough Already: there are some pretty start warning signs with her parents. It really doesn’t look good. Remember the dad demanding extra $$$? The way their entire family is centered around Millie’s career?

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        @Lizzie: I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt, because you seem to mean well. But by saying that her parents not being as careful as you personally feel they should about the dresses and blouses their daughter is wearing must mean that they don’t care about protecting her from predators, (a point that was rarely, if ever, brought up when male celebrities like Taylor Lautner were allowed to appear shirtless over and over again while underage) you’re sending the message that male sex crimes are caused by the way girls dress.

      • Lizzie says:

        @Otaku Fairy – that’s not what i said or meant. it is well documented she has money hungry stage parents who are working their child to the bone to support her entire large family. it is my opinion, which is shared by others in the industry including people on stranger things, that her her parents are more concerned with her generating publicity than her exposure, literally and figuratively. i don’t think it is uncommon for stage parents to be more concerned with the ends rather than the means and it is well documented in the history of hollywood that young stars often become victims of the system despite how well meaning their guardians might be. it has nothing to do with predators and perhaps i’m a prude but i don’t think a 13 year old needs to wear a dress like that. it is my opinion that she seemed uncomfortable and the dress is too revealing. the attempt to make it “innocent” and “young” with the buns and the sneakers is transparent and makes it more suggestive. i also don’t like when she has been styled like a 30 year old. i think there are many child actors who are styled well and appropriately for their age but her team is obviously making a choice not to do that and coupled with the set stories of her nutso father – i think this girl is in for a complicated relationship with fame. and for the record –
        taylor lautner was too young to be prancing around as a sex object when he was a young teen as well.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Her parents are bottom level, terrible people. Ariel Winter’s mother level of terrible.
        The industry is teeming with pedophiles whose parents look the other way and encourage sexual attention to their underage kids for a payday. Remember the kids taken to the Neverland Ranch by the parents knowing what was happening there? Remember Ariel Winter talking about how her mother sexualized her at 12? Dan Schneider and his vile minions had access because the parents allowed it and were rewarded for looking the other way or minimizing what was happening. Corey Feldman outed his parents for this.
        So knowing her parents are that horrible and use her as a meal ticket with no regard for well being underscores everything we see in public.
        There is a rumor that some are encouraging her to become emancipated before their exploitation goes any further.

      • Nikki says:

        Lizzie, I agree with all your comments here, especially your reply to Otaku Fairy. I think her styling IS sexualized here, because you have the extremely little-girl hairstyle and sneakers, but the dress is only a light fabric covering her, and open at the sides a lot to almost suggest it’s already started being untied. I know this description sounds super creepy, but I think it was very calculated on her parents and or manager’s part. I agree with you that she is being pushed, and I really hope she comes through her career unscathed.

    • mia girl says:

      While I’m not fully clutching my pearls, I do agree with you that the dress from the side was really not for a 13 year old girl. There was too much side body and back skin exposed…It was really obvious when she was being interviewed on RC

    • ElleC says:

      I think this dress looked sweet and waaaaay more age appropriate than many of her 30-something-boss-lady looks. That said, both 13-year-old-me and 30-something-me would die for her wardrobe.

    • Sarah B says:

      I think her dress was designed that way for comfort. I’ve had a sequin dress chafe me very badly on the underside of my arms. Also, my nipples don’t pop out underneath my armpits. Maybe see a doctor?

  4. Esmom says:

    Millie looks cute and I immediately thought she must have been advised to look less mature. I think her whole look is fun. Sadie looks lovely, too.

    I didn’t like Natalia’s at all. I felt like the dress was wearing her and her hair was too severe. And Dakota was way too monochromatic for my taste.

    I liked Winona’s look, Beetlejuice realness, lol.

  5. Jker says:

    Looks like someone’s parents got the memo about actresses needing to look as young as possible for as long as possible for career longevity. It’s a lot easier to make someone look older than it is to make them look younger.

    My heart still hurts for this girl whose childhood was sold to provide financial security for her whole family.

    She’s not the first or the last, but it’s always disheartening to see, no matter the talent or circumstance.

  6. Nicole says:

    I’m guessing her parents heard the backlash over her last outfit and changed course. Natalie’s dress was amazing and one of my favorites. Sadie continues to nail it with fun yet appropriate dresses. Winona looked great as usual. The picture of her and David was too cute for words.

  7. Snowflake says:

    I like Millie’s outfit the best. I love the trend of wearing tennis shoes with a dress instead of heels.

  8. Sara says:

    When I saw MBB last night, I thought she was trying too hard to be childlike. I do agree that she is too precious. I appreciate her trying to swing back to the other side of things, but it goes off as disingenuous.

  9. Maria F. says:

    I do not like the long train of Millie’s dress, neither the converse. It feels disingenious, as if they are trying to make up for all the criticism of dressing her too maturely.

    Sadie Sink looks perfect. Age appropriate dress and shoes, not infantilizing, but also not aging.

  10. Snazzy says:

    Please don’t yell at me for skinny shaming but every time I see Natalia I feel like she looks ill.

    • SK says:

      You are not alone. It is all i can see.

    • ichsi says:

      The dress is gorgeous but she is not “naturally thin”. I find it distracting in the series and worrisome here.

    • Pandy says:

      Me too. Didn’t realize it was Nancy when I saw her in Elle.com. I just thought she looked not well. Allison Williams was unrecognizable in Elle.com coverage as well. She is very very thin and wearing really harsh make up. I always thought she had a fit, athletic body. Not anymore.

    • a reader says:

      She looks ill because she probably has a cocaine habit. Yes, this is pure speculation on my part. However, when her boyfriend Charlie Heaton (who is also a ST cast member) got caught with coke at LAX that set off a huge red flag for me. I remain convinced that she partakes, especially considering each time I see her she gets smaller and smaller. In addition, having been a twenty something who didn’t make the best choices myself, I know exactly what cocaine looks like on a body. I hope I am wrong but… I doubt it.

    • teacakes says:

      Apparently she ‘liked’ a bunch of ED recovery accounts on her social media before she scrubbed it, I hope she’s doing better now. She’s still extremely thin but not as bad as in Season 1, baby steps.

    • magnoliarose says:

      She has an ED.
      It is an open secret that she does and that she is in danger of losing her job because of it. I don’t get into body shaming, but since this is known, I can point out the obvious. Anorexia causes the sufferers to have the same look. They look almost alien-like, and their heads look odd on their prepubescent bodies. Their eyes are dull, skin color is off, hair is thin, and their faces look the same. You can definitely feel it when you are around someone who is suffering.
      There is a clear distinction between an ED and someone who has problematic eating habits or over diets.
      She should be in treatment by the look of her. That is beyond coke use. She is ill and should be getting help, not parading around on a red carpet with her disease on display and as a poster girl for pro-anorexia sites. Real ED sufferers will look at her and see it as a goal.
      This kind of thing is much more harmful than Kate Moss ever was. Supposedly.

  11. Erinn says:

    Sadie is such a pretty girl. She looks absolutely sweet in that dress- and looks excited to be there. I really enjoyed her on Stranger Things.

    I’m going to guess that Millie’s stage parents got the memo – she’s been looking far too old in a lot of photos. The longer she can look young – the longer she’ll be able to be a commodity. Unfortunately for women in the industry talent is often overshadowed by looking a certain way. I think in a lot of ways she’s kind of a grown up kid – she still has the immaturity of a new teen – but she does seem pretty bright. I actually didn’t realize she’s only 13. The thing I loved most about this outfit/styling is her nails. She had some fantastic looking nails.

    I could have sworn Dakota was older – but 23 makes sense when I realize I’m still only 27. I actually thought there was a bigger gap in our ages. But I always mix up my own age, so here we are. I love the shimmery pattern on her dress – it’s kind of a subtle mermaid kind of look, and she looks great in it.

    Natalia’s dress is really cool, honestly. It’s what someone her age should be wearing – something appropriate for the occasion, but with some neat edge to it. I knew she was quite slim – but she looks incredibly tiny here. She looks almost ballerina-ish.

  12. marc kile says:

    Natalie Dyer looks really unhealthy thin or is it just the way she’s posing.

    • SK says:

      She always look skeletal to me and she is showing some obvious signs of anorexia. I knowof course one shouldn’t judge from a distance – only she and her doctors know what is really going on with her; but it is really hard not to see it. I actually don’t want to see girls this thin on the screen because I find it distracting as I spend the whole time worrying about her. Yes, some people are naturally thin (I myself was like that as a teen – no body fat, very thin, called anorexic, but actually super healthy and a big eater) – this does not look like that to me though. She has hollows in places that are not hollow if you are healthy and thin.

      • Snazzy says:

        I’m glad I’m not the only one who sees it. It really gets to me when I’m watching the show.

      • lucy2 says:

        I noticed it as well. Hope she is OK.

      • Nello says:

        I agree about Natalia. She looks sickly. She is SO beautiful and talented and hope she is OK. And before we all get yelled at, I don’t consider my opinions “skinny shaming”. There are indeed naturally thin women who are healthy and eat normally, but they don’t look sick. Natalia looks unwell. Her face is gaunt and her skin/hair is dull. I hope she gets help because she is talented.

      • Sarah B says:

        She posted a tbt of her on instagram and she was an average-sized child, so that doesn’t lend itself to the argument that she’s “built” that way (incredibly thin-framed).

      • magnoliarose says:

        It is an open secret that she has ED and she clearly looks sick.
        This is why skinny shaming is a problem because when someone is naturally thin, they don’t look like that. It takes away from what a real ED looks like and when the comments aren’t concerned trolling but are a sincere concern for someone’s health.
        Gisele is thin, but there is no way she looks like this. None of the VS models look like this. You couldn’t keep up with the demanding schedule, and you would get dropped from a reputable top-level agency.

        She is in trouble because she is getting to Karen Carpenter levels of frightening. G-d this is sad.

    • Nikki says:

      I agree; I wince every time she appears on the show, she’s so painfully frail looking.

  13. mkyarwood says:

    Without the train, and cut a little higher in the armpit (sheesh) yes, she would have looked cute and kid like.

  14. Lucy says:

    I really like all of these, but Natalia!!! She’s bringin’ it these days.

  15. teacakes says:

    Damn poor Millie can’t win, she’s dressing her age on the RC and people still want to pit her against Sadie and find something to complain about. Natalia looks lovely though, and slightly healthier than she did last award season. I love her dress.

    Winona is still my favourite though, I love the jacket+dress silhouette on the red carpet and it fits her personal style and 90s-goth aesthetic perfectly. I love that my eternal girl crush is into the 40s with such grace.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      Right? Coincidentally, this comes right after Natalie Portman’s speech at the Women’s march where she calls out how the public bombards teenage girls working in the entertainment industry with the unhealthy message that in order to be respected and be safe from men, they have to make sure they’re careful to be ‘modest’. It’s a shame that this Millie Bobbie Brown at 13 is already automatically being painted as “The Next Lindsay Lohan” (read: Dangerous Drug-addicted Sex Worker Who Abuses & Gets Abused).
      I mean for whatever it’s worth, this girl’s fashion seems pretty modest to me, for the most part. She just naturally looks older than she is.

  16. Enough Already says:

    Milli will learn to fine tune her red carpet look I have no doubt. She has raw style and is a real fashionista, imo. She reminds me of Chloe Sevigny as far as her acting presence is concerned or maybe young Jodie Foster.

    • teacakes says:

      Yeah it does seem like Millie has a genuine interest in fashion, which isn’t surprising because she’s at the age when people develop it.

      I’ve never seen her in anything outside of ST but her work there is extraordinary and despite all the naysaying about her parental/family situation, I can’t see it as anything but a good thing that there’s always a parent/adult sibling chaperoning her everywhere. Especially after the horror stories of last week.

    • Enough Already says:

      Teacakes
      With you 100%. Yes, she was quoted as saying she supports her family but the context was lost. She was extremely proud of it because her parents believed in her and sacrificed everything for her. They are all very close.

      • Bridget says:

        There is no context when you’re talking about an 11-12 year old supporting her family financially. I read the articles and the interviews. People are 100% on the nose with the interpretations. This is a kid who has very adult expectations and responsibilities and lifestyle placed on her shoulders. Her ENTIRE family has been moved over to support her career, and basically their lives are centered around her career (big red flag there). Her dad tried to demand a $100,000 signing fee from any agency that would sign her (another red flag – that’s Kit Culkin territory there).

      • magnoliarose says:

        @Bridget

        You are correct in your assessment. Her parents are standouts in an industry full of difficult stage parents.

  17. BaBaDook says:

    Honestly, every time I see Natalia Dyer pose on a carpet I cringe. Whats with the faces?

  18. Linabear says:

    I love Millie’s hair, so cute and fun!

  19. DiligentDiva says:

    This is so much better, honestly what they did to that girl at the GG was wrong. They made her look like an adult and those photos they took of her. They were worse, having her in sexy poses at 13 what is wrong with hollywood. This is glam but still very much a reminder that she’s a 13 year old.

  20. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I guess I’m in the minority because I find Natalia’s dress rather meh. Dakota’s dress is pretty. I really love Sadie’s dress – it’s perfect for a 15 year old girl. And despite the sides being a bit too low (her stylist should have had those sewn up), I love that Millie looked her age. And it’s pretty sad that people have to be constantly reminded that her and the rest of the main cast are CHILDREN

  21. Annaloo. says:

    Winona finally looks comfortable and very self assured in front of the red carpet camera. Love it. Long reign Winona!

  22. dumbledork says:

    I’m guessing MBB’s dress is in response to the complaints about her previous choices. Anyone read the comments David Harbour made about her? Pretty telling. Here’s one part, “’I think the developing mind of someone who gets this famous and has still a brain that is not fully developed is an extremely difficult thing to navigate, and I hope that she gets the help that she needs.”

  23. Other Renee says:

    Dakota is styled nicely but that color dress washes her out.

    I loved Natalya’s dress til I saw the designs were pictures. Odd pictures. I would have liked it better had the design been abstract swirls etc.

  24. Alarmjaguar says:

    Just popped in to say that I just started reading The Alienist and can’t put it down. Can’t wait to watch when I’ve finished.

  25. serena says:

    Winona looked stunning! I also like Dakota Fanning’s look, very pretty and elegant although not really standing out.

  26. Patty says:

    The sad thing is Stranger Things won’t last forever. There are some very talented kids on the show and I know I’m on the minority but I could take or leave MBB. I don’t see her transitioning into an adult career especially with her stage parents.

    No parent should ever quit their job and be supported by minor children. Nor should they quit their jobs to help a kid follow a dream – you do that because you’re hoping to get rich off your kids.

    I admire those parents who actually make sacrifices for their kids: work two jobs to pay for gymnastics lessons, or one parent moves away with the child while the other parent stays homes and works and supports the family. There’s no shame in that. Quitting your job and having your entire family live off a 13 year old is gross and creepy.

  27. HoustonGrl says:

    As a 90s girl, I just came here to say Winona ❤️

  28. Mar says:

    I love the fashion for this SAG Awards. Lots of great drssses.

  29. Anare says:

    All beautiful looks. I would love to have that Dior zodiac dress. So cool.