Elle Fanning in Vivienne Westwood

The red satin Vivienne Westwood dress fit the beautiful starlet perfectly...

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Elle Fanning might have had a penchant for princess-worthy gowns throughout the promo tour of her most recent blockbuster flick, Maleficent, but her latest  ensemble was way more womanly, as these stunning shots prove. 

We clocked the 16-year-old actress as she arrived at the 2014 Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Grants Banquet in LA rocking an uncharacteristically sexy dress. 

Modelled in a tomato red tone, Elle's printed Vivienne Westwood frock is undoubtedly her most grown-up look to date. Gorgeously form-fitting, the bustier style of the dress showed off Elle's toned physique perfectly, transforming her from a giggling girl to a strong young woman in a flash.

The bright hue of the dress offset her porcelain skin a dream and, in true Elle form, she kept her long blonde tresses impossibly sleek and her make-up understated and natural. 

With this much fashion savvy in her teens, we can only imagine the style maven she'll blossom into in years to come. After all; we didn't look nearly this good when we were sixteen... 

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By Maxine Eggenberger