Are Dakota and Her Younger Sister Elle Fanning Close?

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Elle Fanning, who is four years younger than Dakota, made her film debut as the younger version of her sister’s character in the drama film I Am Sam (2001).

In the cover story for the July/August 2019 issue of Shape, Dakota talked about the tight bond she has with her younger sister Elle.

“My sister, Elle, and I are really close,” Dakota said about her relationship with her sister. “We always have been. We’re very different, but we’re very connected. We don’t talk every day, but we don’t have to. We just have that special bond.”

Dakota Fanning (L) is close to her younger sister Elle FanningDakota Fanning (L) is close to her younger sister Elle Fanning

“There’s no one I want to succeed more in this business than my sister, and I know she wants the same for me,” Dakota added about being close to Elle.

We’re pretty sure you don’t often utter the words sophisticated and youthful in the same breath. But those two words are exactly what describe Elle Fanning’s macramé dress at San Diego Comic-Con 2014.

Elle Fanning flaunts her legs in a dress crafted entirely of floral lace appliquesElle Fanning flaunts her legs in a dress crafted entirely of floral lace appliques

The then 16-year-old actress showed sophistication that belied her years in a Christopher Kane Resort 2015 dress.

Elle Fanning's awful eye makeup didn't impress anyoneElle Fanning’s awful eye makeup didn’t impress anyone

The dress flattered her slim body and showed off her equally slim legs.

Elle Fanning wore a bright coral Christopher Kane Resort 2015 dressElle Fanning wore a bright coral Christopher Kane Resort 2015 dress

Normally, such a cut of dress would be too hard for a teenager to pull off. It might look like the wearer was trying too hard to look grown-up.

Elle Fanning paired the dress with matching Rupert Sanderson ‘Elba’ pumpsElle Fanning paired the dress with matching Rupert Sanderson ‘Elba’ pumps

The Maleficent actress chose well as the sophisticated silhouette of the dress is balanced with the whimsical panache of its floral macramé and vibrant red color.

Elle Fanning posing with fans at San Diego Comic-Con International 2014Elle Fanning posing with fans at San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 (day 3) in San Diego, California, on July 26, 2014

Who can say no to that strap and bodice detailing, right? For that matter, who can say no to a Christopher Kane dress?

Obviously, the dress isn’t out in the stores yet, but you can indulge in similar ones from Farfetch and Shopbop:

Valentino Floral Macramé DressValentino Floral Macramé Dress, $4,397.25

Peter Pilotto Eclipse Lace Overlay DressPeter Pilotto Eclipse Lace Overlay Dress, $2,715

By Malene Birger Giulana DressBy Malene Birger Giulana Dress, $545

Christopher Kane Macrame Motif Shift DressChristopher Kane Macrame Motif Shift Dress, $3,471.27

Dolce & Gabbana Sleeveless Lace DressDolce & Gabbana Sleeveless Lace Dress, $1,648.50

These dresses don’t even require too much accessorizing. A pair of sleek pumps like Elle Fanning’s will do the trick!

Credit: Tony Forte / WENN / Apega

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