Beyoncé vs. January Jones: The Battle of the Bargain Dress


Beyoncé and January Jones may have some serious cash in the bank and every high-end designer knocking at their doors and wanting to dress them, but that didn't stop them from sporting a black-and-white striped, satin A-line dress from Topshop that cost $140.

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Beyoncé Knowles Wearing Topshop Dress (Splash)

Queen B donned the budget-friendly frock in London while she was out on the town with her hubby, Jay Z. The "Partition" singer paired the look with a pair of simple, black, closed-toed pointy heels. The bombshell let her long, wavy blond locks down and went more natural with her makeup, choosing a light pink lipstick.

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January took the affordable dress out in Hollywood on Thursday night for the 2nd Annual Rebels with a Cause Gala. The "Mad Men" star opted for black, strappy open-toe heels and a silver metallic clutch to complete the look. And unlike Beyoncé, the blond beauty channeled her inner 1940s vixen with a bold red lip.

TV host and style expert Lloyd Boston helped us determine who won this fashion face-off, and it was a close one, folks.

"January wins this style-off — but only by a hair," he explained. "Horizontal stripes can be very tricky to pull off, as they follow the curves of the body and spotlight a woman's frame. If you are very curvy, they can graphically highlight areas in distracting ways." 

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January Jones Wearing Topshop Dress (Getty)

Lloyd added, "In this particular photo, Beyoncé's killer curves make the black-and-white stripes work a little harder than they should, giving it more of a nightclub feel — which this dress was probably not designed for. January's lean frame is a better fit for this particular dress, as it reads a bit more stately and crisp, having no pronounced curves to work against."

Check out the video to decide who you think wore the dress best, and tune into "The Insider With Yahoo" on TV tonight for the latest in entertainment news.

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