513084613KC00004_Premiere_OElle Fanning has ditched her long, blonde princess locks and has dyed her hair brown and cut it into a shoulder-length bob. Elle normally (pleasantly) surprises us with her fashion and makeup choices, but this is one of the few times she’s shocked us with a drastic new hairstyle. And it’s gorgeous. Elle was almost unrecognizable at the California premiere of her new film, The Boxtrolls, where she debuted the new hairstyle. The darker color and chocolate brown locks make her look more chic than she already is, and older than her sixteen years. Elle is also bang on trend rocking the long bob, which has practically won the award for most popular hairstyle of 2014.513084571VM002_Premiere_Of_

If you can take your eyes off her shiny brunette mane, let’s talk fashion. Elle wore a tuxedo inspired look. She chose a strapless black peplum top accessorized with a row of bows. She paired it with slim black pants, peep toe shoes and no jewelry. I wonder if the darker, more grown up hair will affect her style? She’s been experimenting with some different looks recently, and this tailored outfit is different than the ethereal gowns we’re accustomed to seeing her wear. I have no doubt that whatever she wears, it will be amazing. This darker hair color is further proof that Elle can pull off anything.

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