Dakota Fanning Is Not A Kid Anymore, Get Over ItS

With new photoshoots for Marie Claire and Flare, Dakota Fanning is definitely not a little girl anymore — and we know this because it says so on Marie Claire's cover.

Dakota Fanning Is Not A Kid Anymore, Get Over ItS

Of course, since we're used to thinking of her as the little girl from I Am Sam or the little girl from Uptown Girls, it's kind of strange to see her looking so mature.

Dakota Fanning Is Not A Kid Anymore, Get Over ItS

(And sometimes she doesn't look like herself at all.)

Dakota Fanning Is Not A Kid Anymore, Get Over ItS

But on the other hand, Dakota often played characters who were precocious and knowing. And that quality — some kind of wise-beyond-her-years vibe — still remains, as she ages.

Dakota Fanning Is Not A Kid Anymore, Get Over ItS

Unlike some other child stars, Dakota manages not to be photographed in skanky outfits or half-nude, swathed in fabric. Yet she still emits a Lolita-esque air; she's the innocent who is not that innocent. Because she's experienced, comfortable in her own skin.

Dakota Fanning Is Not A Kid Anymore, Get Over ItS

She's also 16 and this is super cute and totes appropriate. Love it!

Dakota Fanning's Marie Claire & Flare Covershoots [ONTD]
Dakota Fanning Is Not A Little Girl Anymore [The Life Files]