Well Played, Chloe Moretz


She is the cutest. When I was sixteen — well, wait. When I was sixteen, it was the previous century and we were all very invested in looking like we didn’t give a shit, even though obviously we very much did.  But I think it’s safe to say that Chloe Moretz ranks with the most polished and poised teens of at least the past decade or so. I mean, just look at her:

Those shoes, with that dress, and that beehive? I want to go to there, sartorially speaking, and I have at least mumblemumble years on the kid.

[Photos: Getty]

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Comments (33):

  1. anna s.

    She looks great, but that background really helps the dress to shine. The black and white is perfect for that black and white frock.

  2. Helen

    Darling and chic all at once. Well played indeed!

  3. La Fifie

    I love this look! Also, she was so good as Jack Donaghy’s nemesis in 30Rock.

    • Claire

      SO good. So classy and poised — SO much presence and she’s 16!!! And this outfit– and those shoes!!– this is a wise and freaking cool kid.

  4. Sarah

    I’m almost twice her age and only dream of looking this good. As an old (or a near old..old adjacent?) can someone explain to me the practice of painting one nail different. I’ve been noticing it all over the place – I see here that Chloe has her pinky a different colour – is there a reason behind this?

    • Tiffany

      The one nail different color thing is just for fun. I see most people do it with the ring finger being the off color. I have also seen more manis with the last two nails being a different color recenlty. I think it is just a way to mix it up.

      • IK

        Yeah I think you’re right Tiffany, all her nails are in different (pastel) colours though!

        She looks absolutely adorable!

      • Kara

        I just did the ring-finger-different-color thing for a friend’s wedding; I did them in their wedding colors. (And I’m your age, Sarah!)

    • Lisa

      I don’t know the reason but if you zoom in on the picture you’ll notice that each of her nails is painted a different color. Maybe she just likes it. And she’s 16.

      She really does look great. Love the whole thing.

  5. Sandra

    Gorgeous AND age-appropriate. Well done, Chloe.

  6. ErinE

    I need this outfit.

  7. Orange Clouds

    Am in the minority here but I just can’t deal with this outfit, it makes me think of a Dr Seuss.

  8. Sylvia

    Very well played.

  9. Sonya

    She is so cute and this look is classy. I am envious of her hair as well.

  10. Mikki

    She looks great, and I want those shoes!

  11. Gigi

    In about 1992 or so, Bergdorf’s sold an Oscar de la Renta dress that was exactly this except imagine this dress strapless with a sheer black jewel neck, cap sleeved upper. It was CUTE and I coveted it heavily. It was $250 if you can imagine and there was no way I could afford that much. Man, how times have changed.

  12. Deborah

    I just really want a show where Chloe and Kiernan Shipka are sisters. I mostly want them to play mini versions of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

  13. house mouse

    Just adorable. That dress is awesome, and I love her cute mani.

  14. Kara

    I would wear the heck out of this outfit. Good for her!

  15. anny

    Uh, Jessica? Have you looked at those shoes close up? Because I think you wouldn’t.

    • Aphy

      You’re right! Those shoes are plastic. Other than that, she looks adorable.

  16. Mrs. Ditter

    I am so impressed by this young woman–both her acting ability and her public persona–but I’m not feeling the love for this outfit/that hair on her at this age. Guess I’m extra old and cranky today.

  17. mary lou bethune

    She looks lovely and appropriate. I expect she was well brought up– loved her in the utterly pointless and silly Dark Shadows.

  18. Sajorina

    I know… I could be her mother, but 16 year old me wants to be her best friend and raid her closet! Hell, my current self wants to do that as well! This is PERFECTION! Love the dress, love the shoes, and love the hair & makeup! Plus, how awesome is her nailpolish extravaganza! Gorgeous & beautifully styled! She’s my teenage hero! FAB!!!

  19. h² fashion

    I kind of love this. She can actually pull it off, but I’m sure on other people it would look absolutely horrible. Props to her!


  20. Lauren

    I hope this doesn’t seem weird but I am 31 and if I was a celebrity I would want to be friends with her!! She just seems so cool and fun and mature for her age. That’s not weird right? We could go shopping and get fro yo and talk about boys or something!

  21. gryt

    And no hoof shoes! No “nude” patent leather hoof shoes! Glory.

  22. fritanga

    I dunno; this whole look seems a little old for her, as if she’s going for a combo of Ann Margaret in Bye Bye Birdie and Sue Lyon in Lolita. This gives me the shivers a bit. I really like her as an actress, but I think she’s trying too hard to look older, which is sad for someone who is barely 16.

  23. Vandalfan

    Everything’s covered. Her parents get a nod.

  24. Kit

    super super cute and age appropriate – and I LOVE those shoes!

  25. Mel

    Just say “NO” to plastic shoes.