Who Looks Best in Balmain’s Velvet Dress: Kim Kardashian or Kendall Jenner?

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Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner are both part of the ultrachic Balmain Army, so it’s expected that the half sisters get goodies from the French fashion house. But to get the exact same dress? And for them to wear the dress on the same day? It’s totally unheard of — until now.

Kim, being the older and more popular sister, naturally got to wear the velvet dress out in public first. She topped it with a matching velvet sleeveless coat featuring thick bordered edges that contrasted with the dress’s soft layered ruffles. Completing her all-black look were black stockings and Gianvito Rossi mesh-and-suede pumps.

This was also the day when Kim debuted her new platinum blonde hair, so her exposure in this dress was even more off the charts.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West leaving the Royal Monceau HotelKim Kardashian and Kanye West leaving the Royal Monceau Hotel in Paris, France, on March 5, 2015

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West heading to the Balmain fashion showKim Kardashian and Kanye West heading to the Balmain fashion show during Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/2016

Apparently not fazed by the big style shadow her older sister cast, Kendall Jenner wore the very same velvet dress that evening. The It model embodied more of the Balmain aesthetic with her slicked-back ponytail, bare legs, and Balmain “Hopi” lace-up sandals. Unlike Kim, Kendall didn’t feel the need to add any more accessories and only put a wide gold-buckle belt around her waist. Meanwhile, Kim changed out of the velvet dress and into an outrageously fringed gold-and-black Balmain ensemble for that night.

Kendall Jenner signing autographs in ParisKendall Jenner signing autographs before heading out to dinner in Paris, France, on March 5, 2015

Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian heading to the Balmain After-Show DinnerKendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian heading to the Balmain After-Show Dinner as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 in Paris, France on March 5, 2015

Who do you think looked better in her Balmain velvet dress — Kim Kardashian or Kendall Jenner? And do you think the two committed a fashion faux pas or were they just showing sisterly style solidarity?

Kim Kardashian vs. Kendall JennerKim Kardashian vs. Kendall Jenner

Our black velvet dress picks are below:

Black velvet dressesVelvet by Graham & Spencer Mesh-and-Velvet Long-Sleeve Mini Dress, $189 / American Apparel Velvet Long-Sleeve Mini Dress, $48 / Topshop Embellished Velvet Dress, $68

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