Kirsten Dunst wants to dress like a 30 year old

Kirsten Dunst in brown dress at the premiere of Melancholia

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Kirsten Dunst, actress and frequent fashion offender, is having a closet clear-put, and says she wants to start dressing like a 30-year-old.

This statement is actually less surprising that it might sound, given that Kirsten is actually about to BE a 30-year-old: her birthday is next April, and the approaching landmark has made the actress re-assess her wardrobe choices, and throw away childish things – specifically the many little frilly dresses she seems to love so much.

Kirsten says:

“I’m currently cleaning out my closet of childish dresses. I want to start dressing like I’m 30. Some of the things I have are like, I can’t wear this anymore, it’s not cute.”

 

Our regular readers will know that The Fashion Police are very much in opposition to the Dress Like a Toddler trend, which we’ve been fighting a lonely battle against almost since our fashion force was formed, so we welcome ANY attempt by adults to dress like …adults.

Does Kirsten really need to throw out her dresses, though, we wonder? Should a woman of 30 be dressing differently from a woman of 29, or do you think Kiki could get away with the cutesy dresses a little while longer, at least?

7 Comments

  • October 25, 2011

    Lili @ Relatable Style

    To be honest, I thought “YES! She’s getting rid of the granny dresses!!” But, as it seems, no. πŸ™

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    • October 25, 2011

      Jeannine

      I had a similar reaction.

      I think that a 30-yr-old needs to dress differently than an 18-yr-old, but if you’ve made the transition away from teenage fashion, then you don’t have to immediately dress like you’re 50.

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  • October 25, 2011

    AMG

    Hey I think she looks great in the photo with that dress. Enchanting and sophisticated without being childish or dowdy. Great look.

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    • October 25, 2011

      The Fashion Police

      I wouldn’t imagine she was referring to this particular dress, though – this photo is just from a few weeks ago πŸ™‚

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  • October 25, 2011

    Moni

    As a woman who has already passed the magic “3” some years ago (and is quickly heading towards the “4” actually *whistle*), I must say that it’s not such a big thing as the media wants to have people believe.
    Actually, I have not changed much of my wardrobe, and I never look at clothes thinking “Naaa, I’m too old for that.”, but I wear what I feel like wearing. My wardrobe is still full of jeans, t-shirts, sneakers and hoodies, and I don’t see that change anytime soon.
    Of course, some items have gone for good now. I used to own and wear dungarees and even a dungaree skirt in my teens and early twenties, and stopped doing that at some point in my late twenties, but that didn’t really have to do anything with “Wow, I’m almost thirty, what will people think?!”. At some point wearing it just didn’t feel like “me” anymore. So I stopped.
    But in general age-appropriate is a term with a lot of range and tolerance. To me it’s much more important that somebody is dressed event-appropriate. And if they have the body and personality for a certain dress, then why not wear it?
    Go out and have fun with fashion while you can!

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    • October 26, 2011

      Lili @ Relatable Style

      Agree πŸ˜‰ I joined the over 30 club this year and really didn’t change much in what I wear. I still wear what I want, too, but I don’t feel restricted. Everything flows: I didn’t want to wear toddler stuff as a teen, so why would I want to wear teen stuff as an adult? It’s just like swapping a long night out for a quiet night in more often… except less sad-sounding πŸ˜‰

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  • October 27, 2011

    Viper

    I hate the idea of “age-appropriateness.” I think it’s an outdated term that realistically should not matter. “Event-appropriate” makes sense. “Body-appropriate” makes sense. “Age-appropriate” does not, beyond wearing diapers or onesies. “Age-appropriate” hair, clothing, shoes…people seem to believe that as they get older, presenting themselves as they used to “ages” them. I’d argue the opposite: the new mindset of presenting themselves “age-appropriately,” and the array of choices made to conform to this mindset, ages them far more.

    Kirsten Dunst has a face and body that can honestly go either way. I thought she was 24-25. The floaty pink dresses make her look as much. Granny dresses with small, dark florals like the one above make her look like she’s in her mid-30s or older. Making this choice is truly hers and hers alone, but I find it difficult to believe that she wants to actually look older.

    I hope at the very least, when she says “look 30,” she still sticks to her personal style, and her usual color palette, and her usual whimsical details, perhaps with more “mature” shapes.

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