Beyonce wears a $895 Balmain dress for her date-night: cute or totally ’80s?

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Beyonce and Jay-Z attended the Saturday night NBA Playoff game between the Warriors and the Pelicans. I know Beyonce is a big fan of LeBron James AND Steph Curry, so it was a bit surprising to see her at the Warriors game and not the Cavaliers’ game on Sunday? Hm. Maybe it was just a travel thing, or a date-night thing. Bey and Jay did leave the kids at home, and Beyonce ended up posting some lovely photos of her date-night ensemble, which is very cute.

This dress is a $895 Balmain piece from one of the latest collections. Beyonce rarely (if ever?) hashtags the designers in her social media posts, but I think her favorite designers are often given permission to confirm that she’s working with them, or that they can speak about her in some way. I actually didn’t realize this was Balmain, because I’m used to Balmain looking less… ‘80s?? I’m pretty sure Madonna wore a version of this in 1985.

Also: it’s interesting that she’s wearing Balmain because… we’re now a week away from the Met Gala. Beyonce and Jay-Z have skipped the past two Met Galas. Will they show up for this one, considering it will probably be less Instagram-model-heavy? I mean, Amal Clooney is one of the co-chairs. The theme of this year’s Met Gala is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Bey could do a lot with that.

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  1. Ce2495 says:

    She looks very lovely

    • huckle says:

      She does! But then she always does. She also looks kinda pissed though. I’d be wearing jeans, tennies and a jersey to a basketball game that’s for sure. Of course, I’m not Beyonce. 🙂

    • Lela says:

      Her face is just beautiful

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I think she looks gorgeous in the face and her body is banging but that dress is a big ol’ NO for me.

    • Noddles says:

      Balmain is so 80’s at the moment. You should see some of their other dresses. Huge shoulder pads and big buttons.

  2. nikzilla says:

    I like the dress. Isn’t Balmain also a fave of KK?

  3. Lola says:

    Why will it be less instamodel heavy?? Sounds great but I’m curious why.

  4. Nancy says:

    I’m glad she chose to see the Warriors as opposed to the Cavs. We have enough diva drama as it is. Her dress is odd, like she’s wearing a huge bandage or something of that nature. But, you’re so beautiful Beyoncé. Give us a little smile!!

    • Ankhel says:

      I’m curious, are you a guy?

      • Nancy says:

        Why yes I am. No I’m not. Whichever you want me to be, I am.

      • grizzled says:

        And therein lies the beauty of the internet, you sweet thing, you.

      • Nancy says:

        grizzled: Idk if you’re talking to me or the person who asked me the question. I’m seeing all kinds of names I never saw before and this question was purely snark. I guess a woman isn’t allowed to like basketball. Whatever, I try my best to dismiss internet people who have an agenda or appear to.

      • Elaine says:

        I’m guessing she asked if you’re a guy since you told Beyonce to smile! If she doesn’t want to smile, she doesn’t have to!

      • Elaine says:

        I think you’re missing the point Nancy

    • Anguishedcorn says:

      Nancy, Pretty sure it was the “but you’re so lovely, give us a smile” that led to the question of if you’re a guy.

      • Nancy says:

        Doesn’t matter. Just weird to me. I’d guess the posters saying she had a banging body or hot or stunning bod to describe a woman sounds more like a man’s comment. Blame it once again on my hormones in overdrive. (for the record, I really didn’t want her at the Q, enough BS with Kardashian here, hopefully gone soon).

      • Ankhel says:

        Versions of “You are pretty, why don’t you smile” have always come from men in my experience. I stand corrected, Nancy.

        As for an agenda, well. I’m a feminist. Snarky? Occasionally. A bit of a personal failing that. Sorry if my question was offensive. New? Eh, not so much.

  5. Rapunzel says:

    Not big on the top of the dress but it’s a fine outfit. Bey doesn’t look like she’s feeling it though. Her expression is a little off. Is it just a pose face?


    Don’t like her hair either.

  7. Babs says:

    She’s stunning. Not fan of the dress but she makes it work.

  8. Veronica S. says:

    Hnn, honestly, I think this is one of her better outfits. The random left extra sleeve is the one thing I could do without, but that’s easily covered up by the coat. It’s nice to see her with less intense eye makeup. She has a very pretty eye shape, and this lighter look lets it show more.

  9. me says:

    Has anyone seen pics of the twins close up and recently? I’d love to see them !

  10. Jess says:

    Eh, I don’t mind the dress, I feel like her hair is making it look a little more 80’s though. She looks great as always.

  11. susiecue says:

    I miss her real face

  12. Rumi says:

    The dress is ok, but I’m loving the coat and bag. She looks great.

  13. Ankhel says:

    Oooh, I like this. Her look is young and fashionable. She often dresses too much like her mum wants her to. That ages her. This, on the other hand, could be worn by Rihanna.

  14. Bridget says:

    Beyonce skipped the last Met Ball because she was super pregnant with twins (and it wouldn’t have been a good idea anyhow after postponing Coachella). She was at the one before that – it was the weird latex dress. She’s a pretty regular attender of the Met Ball.

  15. slowsnow says:

    Unlike Rihanna, who seems to have real fun while being whackily overdressed, Beyoncé here makes the whole thing feel contrived. She is gorgeous though.

  16. LittlefishMom says:

    Ummm no.

  17. Grinning mama bear says:

    Dollars 900 for a dress and it looks like a tablecloth with cut-outs. That being said: Bey is beautiful.

  18. Sandy says:

    She’s gorgeous as always.

  19. Diana says:

    Not eighties-inexplicable. I remember an old saying about people who are super into vogue. “Sometimes you can sell what you can’t give away!” No offense, but this is an injustice to Beyonce’s beauty.

  20. Reece says:

    It’s cute.
    It does remind me of the dress in Burning Up.