Eva Longoria Joins the Balmain Army in Sheer Dress

Actress Eva Longoria rocking a Balmain dress. (Photo: Getty Images)

Eva Longoria just joined the Balmain army, and she didn’t come in quietly so as not to disturb the models; she entered with a bang in a bold, sheer dress.

Longoria was at the Cannes Film Festival L’Oréal Paris party to celebrate Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing and his new lipstick collection for L’Oréal. She was basically covered in see-through mesh that had black panels attached to it.

So, to review: It really was a revealing dress, with some strips of perfectly placed fabric. Two pieces covered her chest but left her collarbones and cleavage exposed. A wide piece started at the waist and formed the front of the skirt. An identical piece covered the back. But the sides were open, save for a thinner strip of fabric that started at her waist on each side. The black panels were floor length and created a choppy skirt that showed just enough of this woman’s enviable curves, including her legs. There was also a black band around the neck, creating an illusion choker. The back was completely open.


The dress was daring, to say the least, but Longoria looked completely comfortable in it, as if she knew that anything Rousteing created would never move out of place — and that her cleavage was secured with a lot of tape. She was pictured dancing with models at the party, completely unfazed by the flapping panels.

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Another thing that didn’t bother her: her height. The petite actress — she’s 5-foot-2 — looked even tinier next to all the models who were at the party to support Rousteing and L’Oréal. Longoria came prepared in 5-inch heels and posed with them on the carpet — but that still didn’t help, since the models also wore 5-inch heels. There’s one group shot of eight models, including Irina Shayk, Doutzen Kroes, and Cindy Bruna, towering over Longoria.


The Empire actress has a good attitude about it, though. She posted the photo on Instagram and joked, “Just us models #Wore5InchHeelsAndStillCouldntKeepUp #SeriouslyShort.”

However, no matter how short she is, Longoria emanated just as much ferocity as the models around her.

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