We all know Dakota Fanning—the adorable teen star known for films such as “The Secret Life of Bees” and more recently, the “Twilight” series. But did you know she has a little sister? Elle Fanning is hitting the big screen as well as the fashion scene, and it’s a fight to the finish as EIU decides: which sister has better style?
image via People Magazine, August 2003
These sisters have been hitting the red carpet together since they were wee ones! Their latest appearance together at the Met Gala was a brilliantly sophisticated contrast from their pastel-infused time at the Kid’s Choice Awards a few years back. Both girls have a taste for Valentino, but they took the designer’s signature style in different directions at the Met. Dakota wore a more feminine tulle gown embellished with flowers from the latest resort line, while Elle opted for a more daring sheer lace and velvet dress from the couture collection.
A Style of Her Own: Dakota
As the older sister, Dakota has obviously been a part of the fashion world for a bit longer. Her everyday look features layering more tailored, menswear-inspired pieces. Blazers, jeans, and super cute bags in neutral and feminine colors are go-to pieces for Dakota. On the red carpet, she favors uniquely detailed feminine gowns and flirty mini-dresses.
A Style of Her Own: Elle
She may be young, but she can still make great fashion choices. Elle takes more risks with her clothing, but still maintains an original look. Her everyday style is girly with an edge—floaty skirts and dresses in fun prints, often paired with more punk/grunge shoes. On the red carpet, Elle also goes for age appropriate, demurely sweet dresses in more bold styles than her sister.
And the winner is…
Elle! I love that she isn’t afraid to try new things, and she holds herself so well and with such confidence for a 13 year old.
However, this is just my opinion….what do you think? Take the poll or let us know in the comments!
images via google.com and Lula magazine, Fall/Winter 2010