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Lady Gaga x Balmain: Cue the Applause

Lady Gaga x Balmain

Life is one big costume change for Lady Gaga. The singer stepped out yesterday in not one, but two incredible Balmain F/W 2013 outfits while promoting her new single “Applause.” In fact, the purple skirticon (on NET-A-PORTER for $3,163) was her third outfit of the day! I guess when you’re known for wearing meat dresses and lobster heels, you have to keep everyone guessing. These ‘80s-inspired Balmain looks are more toned down, though just as statement making. While we’re not all born with hourglass figures, we can create the illusion of them with wide shoulders. An added bonus? Donna Karan once told me that I could wear shoulder pads to look taller. She even had her Senior Vice President remove her jacket’s shoulder pads, which Donna kindly sewed into my dress right in the dressing room. Get the hourglass look (and extra height) with these Frugal finds – and one mega-discounted Balmain:

Religion Tassel Shoulder Dress:icon On ASOS for $75.94 (from $126.57).

Zara Blazer with Puffed Shoulders: At Zara for $99.90.

Balmain Silk-Satin Shirt: On The Outnet for $1,778 (from $4,445).



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