Real vs. Steal – Balmain Fall 2009 Sequin Train Dress

by Irina on July 28, 2009

Balmainia! It just won’t stop. For many months now the newly revived Balmain has been the “It“-Designer label in Fashionville. And as much as I hate being overly consumed by a trend, I just can’t help but love it. I’m so excited to see what Christophe Decarnin comes up with for the Spring 2010 collection. Are we going to see peaked shoulders and ultra-short mini dresses again? Time will tell. In the meantime we’ll have to drool at all the pieces from this year’s fall collection and may I say it’s been a wonderful one (I think I’m saying this for the 100th time!)? Some of the strapless mini dresses had long ruffled back trains to create a dramatic effect. Not the most practical accessory, but certainly a show-stopping one. The strapless dress below hasn’t hit the stores yet, so the retail price is unknown, but Balmain dresses usually sell for $6k-$10k. Expensive doesn’t even come close.

Balmain Fall 2009 silver strapless sequin mini dress with black train

Balmain Fall 2009 Sequin Train Dressls
(Price Unknown, Net-A-Porter)

bebe Strapless Sequin Train Dress

bebe doing Balmain. Sounds repetitive, no? I guess they won’t stop until the Balmain fever is over. This silver strapless sequin dress is bebe‘s interpretation of the Balmain dress above. A budget version (even though $198 aren’t exactly what I’d call a steal). The train is not as dramatic as on the original and can also be removed. You have the choice to either glam it up and go for an extravagant look or sex it up and settle for the sexy mini version.

bebe Strapless Sequin Train Dress in silver (Balmain Fall 2009 knockoff)

bebe Strapless Sequin Train Dress
($198, bebe)

Which version do you prefer?

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  • Lourdes

    It’s no longer availiable online. I was able to find one in the Bebe store but it wasn’t my size :(.


    funny because i purchased one in the bebe store. i love the dress but i bought it to wear to my homecoming that i didnt even attend. what im doing now is if i cant have my prom dream dress that they are telling me i cant have, im goin to use this dress as my last option. sorry it wasnt your size sweety..beautiful taste you have though.

  • Claudia

    I NEED to get this dress for duaghter!!!! She wants it for prom…..H E L P!!!!!
    (may 8’10) Willing to $$$$PAY $$$$ up for IT!!!

  • nazila

    i bought something of turky in istenye if want some clothes and shose ….. what will i buy somthing of internet. or dose have another way

  • sheila

    are you planning on selling this dress ? if so, i would lovelovelove to buy it off you

  • Jessy

    If anyone has this dress hanging in their closet and would like to sell I am willing to buy it even if it is not my size. I can always have it taken in. I was looking for a skirt like this and of course I find it, but it came out 2 years ago. I really am serious and am willing to pay top $.

  • Shay’

    @Jessy what size are you? Are you still interested in the dress? I have this dress from bebe’s 2009 collection. I work for bebe and it runs a size smaller than the tag size so taking it in may my be necessay based on what size you already wear in bebe.

  • Shay’

    may not* be necessary

  • Olive

    @Shay, I am really interested in this dress if you have one. Let me know if its still available.

  • Olive

    The one on the left. Without the train

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