Copycat Fashion: Dress like Balmain on a Budget

After months of longing and hoping to own one of Olivier Rousteing’s very own designs it all came to an end as the two words nobody wanted to see appeared all over H&M’s website, sold out.  That’s right, everything- sold out!

H&M’s Balmain collection broke a few hearts and sold out just hours after being released. That dream of owning the gorgeous faux fur jacket Kenndall Jenner modelled, over, within a matter of hours. But dry your eyes and pull out your bank card because you can do Balmain on a budget!


Did you see the Balmain plunge neck green sequin-embroidered dress; the one that would be perfect for Christmas? Course you did, who could miss it, Kendall looks unbelievable in it!  You can too this Christmas in this alternative dress from Motel, it is strikingly similar to Balmain’s sequin dress and even has shoulder pads.

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The dreamy green and black faux fur and leather jacket was one of the collections most stunning pieces, with the combination of leather and fur Balmain created something so out of this world it’s no wonder they used the hashtag #Balmaination. You can get a similar jacket at Asos by Only for £60, and you can also get a Balmain inspired gilet from Asos by Blank NYC for £64. The Balmain collection included two faux fur jackets, the two toned black and green fur and leather jacket and the equally stunning two toned black and purple jacket. You can get a Balmain dupe of this from Asos by Glamarous for £68 and H&M sell a purple faux fur coat for £49.99. All guaranteed to keep you cosy this winter.

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It’s no secret that Balmain’s collection strived on confidence and attitude and adopted a futuristic theme. With heavy duty embellished dresses and tops the collection screamed sass and sparkle. However some of the collection adopted a minimalist look, for instance the women’s pea coat in a wool blend. You can get a pea coat almost identical to Balmain’s for £49.99 from H&M here.

















The men’s Balmain collection is very similar to the woman’s collection, incorporating the fur and leather combo, embellished garments and some monochrome pieces. Like the woman’s collection the men’s collection includes a smart velvet blazer jacket with wide satin peak lapels. Perfect if you love standing out and you can stand out wearing Topman’s alternative for £85 to the velvet jacket.




The men’s Balmain collection sold not only black biker jeans but white biker jeans. They come with panel detail at the knee and bold zips. You can buy very similar jeans at Maniere De Voir for £59.99, they stock black biker jeans even sell the similar leather joggers.

With Christmas slowly creeping up on us there isn’t a more perfect time to be rocking these Balmain inspired looks.

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