Kim Kardashian raised a lot of eyebrows when she showed up to the MTV VMAs in this poncho-minidress hybrid from the Balmain Resort 2015 collection. This interesting piece was covered with geometric beading which I quite like, and a plunging neckling. While Kim usually makes her skin-hugging, body-exposing looks work this one just doesn’t. I feel like Balmain always lets her down, yet it seems to be her favourite label.
Supermodel Joan Smalls wore another, similar look to the same event. Although hers I love. This silhouette is all about the legs, and she has legs like no other. Joan’s dress features more of a Native American beading, and we all know I love a bit of turquoise.
The collection was given another outing when Alessandra Ambrosio wore a black and white number to the Latin Grammy’s last week. She undoubtedly looks j’amazing, but I just find all that boobage distracting (although compared to Kim, this is nothing)
Joan wins. Not only because of the beading/embellishment but also because of the ACTUAL poncho style neck. That plunge, as seen on the other two dresses, just doesn’t work in this case.