Who Looks Best in Balmain: Kendall Jenner, Rita Ora or Kat Graham?

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When we first saw this H&M x Balmain velvet blazer dress, we never thought it would have a universal appeal. It’s technically a blazer but it can be used as really short dress. It would take a particularly edgy individual, or perhaps someone who works in the fashion industry, to pull this pearl-encrusted work of art off.

This is why we were surprised to find not one, not two, but three celebrities taking on the monumental task of styling this intricate H&M x Balmain piece.

1. Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner wearing H&M x Balmain velvet blazer dress

Kendall Jenner at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 17, 2015Kendall Jenner at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 17, 2015

We first saw the blazer dress on none other than fashion darling, Kendall Jenner. The model/reality star brought her edgy game on at the BMAs in this piece that she wore with a pair of thigh-high H&M x Balmain boots.

The 20-year-old finished off the contemporary look with a sleek, combed-back hairdo and smoky eye make-up.

2. Rita Ora

Rita Ora wearing H&M x Balmain velvet blazer dress

Rita Ora2

Rita Ora at the Unicef Halloween Ball 2015 held at One Marylebone in London on October 29, 2015Rita Ora at the Unicef Halloween Ball 2015 held at One Marylebone in London on October 29, 2015

The X Factor judge and singer also had the same styling ideas as Kendall. Her thigh-high boots are Stuart Weitzman’s “Alllegs” boots. She changed it up with a pair of fishnet tights, a fishnet undershirt and side braids.

3. Kat Graham

Kat Graham wearing H&M x Balmain velvet blazer dress

Kat Graham at the 3rd Annual ‘VH1 Big Music in 2015: You Oughta Know’ hosted by Mel B at The Armory Foundation in New York on November 12, 2015Kat Graham at the 3rd Annual ‘VH1 Big Music in 2015: You Oughta Know’ hosted by Mel B at The Armory Foundation in New York on November 12, 2015

You probably know her as Bonnie, a jeans-wearing powerful witch in the hit TV show, ‘The Vampire Diaries’. But in real life, Kat rocks edgy clothes. She exposed ample amount of cleavage in this blazer dress. She styled it with a pair of tights and a pair of shiny boots.

What do you guys think? Who looked better? We think Kendall did an awesome job with this look, most likely because she has the modelesque figure to pull it off. Rita and Kat looked overwhelmed and dwarfed by the sheer structure and broad shoulders of the blazer dress.

The blazer dress is no longer available but there should be plenty of Balmain frocks with the same panache that you can get at Farfetch:

1. Balmain Velvet Dress, $4659.41

Balmain Velvet Dress

2. Balmain Double Breasted Velvet Dress, $2955.91

Balmain Double Breasted Velvet Dress

3. Balmain Floral Jacquard Mini Dress, $1676.64

Balmain Floral Jacquard Mini Dress

4. Balmain Floral Print Dress, $3416.37

Balmain Floral Print Dress

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