If I had to make a fashion-related bucket list, “wearing a Balmain dress” would definitely be somewhere in my top 3. After all, can you imagine not feel like an ultimate goddess in this exquisite lace LBD below? I like to think that the reason why Balmain dresses are so painstakingly expensive is because they have confidence sewn into them, so whenever a woman wears Balmain she will automatically ooze grace and feel sexy & fabulous. Yes, I’m gushing again, sorry!
Celebrities Love Balmain
Victoria’s Secret Angel Selita Ebanks was the first to wear this racy little number back in March when she attended the New York Premiere of “Valentino: The Last Emperor”. She sure turned some heads in this mini LBD. Ex-Destiny’s Child member LeToya Luckett tried to pull off the same look at this year’s BET Awards, but failed not at least because of her clunky Alejandro Ingelmo platform heels.
bebe Unzipped Lace Beaded Dress
Update (08/15/2009): Apparently bebe liked this Balmain mini dress so much, they knocked it off twice.
bebe Unzipped Lace Beaded Dress, $119 || bebe
bebe Sequin Beaded Ruched Lace Top
I know. You must be tired of reading about all of my Balmain vs. bebe finds, but I will not stop and continue to post every Balmain-inspired look-a-like under the sun because every woman deserves a little Balmain in her life, no? Even if it’s faux-Balmain. bebe seems now to be copying backwards from older seasons. In order to not be a too obvious copycat they made a top out of their Balmain knockoff version (considering the length of the original, the change does seem logical), but even that won’t hide all the other similarities. There’s no way their version is going to look or feel remotely like the real deal, but for $89 bebe has done a good job I think. Call me crazy, but I actually like it.
bebe Sequin Beaded Ruched Lace Top, $89 || bebe