Style News: Fashion Fail! Elise Neal Wears Balmain Inspired Knock-off Dress

Actress and reality TV star Elise Neal dropped by daytime talk show The Real to promote her new “Hollywood Divas.” She showed up wearing a tacky knock-off of a Balmain dress worn by Kim Kardashian and others.

It is okay to wear simple pieces inspired by designer look but it is a no-no to wear a complete knock off that was worn by one of the most watch people on the planet! The beads, threading, and floral patterns are all tacky.


Balmain Runway Fall 2012

Blogger Table Talking With Tami Said:

“Chile, I can’t believe my eyes this morning as I sat and watched The Real daytime talk show hosts interview actress Elise Neal. She was there along with the other ladies to promote their new reality show Hollywood Divas that airs tonight. I was in shock because Elise Neal was sitting on “national tv” with a VERY questionable and poorly made dress that resembled a very famous designer!

I know that lots of people wear clothes that are inspired by fashion houses all the time like Versace and others but for a women of Elise’s caliber and who is admired by many, I am a bit confused. Elise has been on my television screen and in movies for years and years and I’m just not understanding why she couldn’t call a stylist to pull the real designer dress or buy her own to wear. I’m not trying to call her out but I am just trying to understand the logic behind her wearing a knockoff on tv? That is NOT a good look and this is why designer clothing is so expensive right now because of all the people bootlegging their designs!

I am not rich by no means and I couldn’t afford the designer dress either but it clearly shows that Elise must not be able to put two coins together either to make a purchase lol. If you look close you can see that the dress is VERY poorly made and the neck has been altered, the beadwork looks VERY cheap and the center emblem is horrid and it puckers when she moves. I am so embarrassed for her and I hope if she sees this post, that she realizes that fashion designers work very hard and if you can’t “borrow” the real deal especially with your status, maybe you should keep it cute and simple. I say this with love but please do not wear knockoff items on national tv for the world to see! Jesus be a fashion stylist on speed dial for her! Smh!”


Reality TV Star wearing the Balmain dress during her bachelorette party.


Reality TV Star wearing the Balmain dress during her bachelorette party.

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