Dress like a Real Housewife!

29.4.11



You might not really have watched Real Housewives (like me!) but yet you can't really ignore these women and their unique styles. Whether it is they who dress themselves or it is their stylists, although I do think its them (judging by how some look!) there are a few lessons to be learnt here and there..

Most of these women look like they raided their teenage daughter's closets, while some of them can really pull it off, the other few just fall flat..

So here are some 'tips' for you to dress BETTER than a Real Housewife!

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jill zarin: rooting for ruffles

Some people hate ruffles. Some people love 'em. However you feel about them, ruffles are in. The ruffles on New York City's Jill Zarin's top add a pretty touch to an otherwise plain outfit.


Glittered Bangle Set 5.80USD FOREVER 21, Mixed Metal Woven Bracelet 6.80USD FOREVER 21, Ruffle top 34.99USD MODCLOTH, Smoke Heels 24.80USD FOREVER 21, Tiered Flower Earrings 3.80USD FOREVER 21, Classic Knit Tulip Skirt 10.80USD FOREVER 21.

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kyle richards: better than birkin

Beverly Hills' Kyle Richards is no stranger to luxury and fashion, evidenced by the tan Hermes Birkin bag that never leaves her arm. It looks fabulous with her luxe Western look seen here.

Large Hamilton MICHAEL Michael Kors Handbag 328USD MACY'S, Basic Metal Hoops 2.80USD FOREVER 21, Blouse with creased collar 59.90 USD ZARA Jeans 3 9.90 USD ZARA Cutout Filigree Ring 3.80USD FOREVER 21, Jeweled Flower Chain Necklace 2.80USD FOREVER 21.




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acqueline laurita: simple and chic

New Jersey's Jacqueline Laurita keeps it simple, sophisticated and stylish in this easy-to-imitate spring look. The ruched, bold-colored skirt accentuates her shape and goes well with a plain top.
Draped Wrap Skirt 19.80USD FOREVER 21, Necklace 22.90GBP MANGO, Fringe Front Slub Top 15.80USD FOREVER 21, Strappy Leatherette Cone Heels 26.80USD FOREVER 21, LEATHER Belt with side buckles 39.90 USD ZARA, Cutout Filigree Panel Bracelet 7.80USD FOREVER 21.



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gretchen rossi: leather love

We love how Orange County's Gretchen Rossi is sporting a leather cropped pant with cherry red pumps -- the look is sexy, but not trampy.
Leather Capri Pants 80.69USD ASOS, Colored peeptoe shoe 79.90 USD ZARA, Beaded Warrior Necklace 8.80USD FOREVER 21, Sheer Stripes Top 15.80USD FOREVER 21, Leatherette Chain Clutch 17.80USD FOREVER 21.

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phaedra parks: dressed in sequins

Atlanta's Phaedra Parks isn't afraid to shine in this full sequin mini. Sequins are in this season and they may be here to stay but in case they're not -- here's an affordable version of the dress.

Double Platform Glitter Stilettos 32.80USD FOREVER 21, Sequin Front Ponte Dress 27.80USD FOREVER 21, Braided Chain And Rhinestone Necklace 10.80USD FOREVER 21, Glittery Mesh Clutch 17.80USD FOREVER 21, Wide Vintage Style Bangle 15.80USD FOREVER 21.



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lynda erkiletian: the belle of the ball

As the owner of a modeling agency, Washington, DC's Lynda Erkiletian knows fashion. Here, Lynda wears an asymmetrical fun, floral frock that's fit for a housewife brunch or a spring party.
Brocade dress 79.90 USD ZARA, Embossed Faux Crocodile Skin Clutch 14.80USD FOREVER 21, Rustic Floral Bracelet 11.80USD FOREVER 21, Jewelled slingbacks 109.00 USD ZARA, Chic Rhinestone Earrings 4.80USD FOREVER 21.


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caroline manzo: relaxed style


New Jersey's Caroline Manzo might be a mom, but does not dress, well, "mommishly." An oversized button-down shirt paired with skinny jeans achieves a relaxed stylish look.
Converse One Star Kaitlyn-Erin Dress (right; $19.58USD TARGET, Basic court shoe 49.90 USD ZARA, Fab Skinny Jeans 10.50USD FOREVER 21, Box Chain Draped Necklace 8.80USD FOREVER 21, Feminine Twist Hoop Earrings 4.80USD FOREVER 21, Gothic Panel Stretchy Bracelet 12.80USD FOREVER 21, 


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camille grammer: casual cool

Ah, to look fabulous at the airport. How do the stars do it? Beverly Hills' Camille Grammer has had years of practice as Kelsey Grammer's wife. She sports simple black flat boots with skinny jeans like a true style pro.

Leatherette Trimmed Canvas Handbag 26.80USD FOREVER 21, Divine Rights of Denim Jeggings 24.80USD FOREVER 21, Basic V-Neck Long Sleeve Top 5.99USD FOREVER 21, Slip-On Boots 17.99USD FOREVER 21, Sunglasses 5.80USD FOREVER 21.




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nene leakes: in the fashion army

Military-inspired fashion is in right now. Atlanta's Nene Leakes knows what's hot in this army green ensemble.
Cool cargo pant 99.00USD RICH AND SKINNY,  Fan necked gauze blouse 39.90USD ZARA, Multiple strap design sandal 79.90USD MANGO,  Textured Leatherette Bag 29.80USD FOREVER 21, Pressed Detail Panel Bracelet 7.80USD FOREVER 21 Hoop On Hoop Earrings 3.80USD FOREVER 21. 


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alex mccord: mod squad

The geometric pattern seen here on Alex's dress recalls Sixties mod style. New York City's Alex McCord and hubby Simon van Kempen love making fashion statements with their unique style and daring outfits.
Mauna Kea Top 49.99USD MODCLOTH, Leatherette Diamond Belt 6.80USD FOREVER 21, Slouchy Flat Boots 22.99USD FOREVER 21, interlocking Bangle Set 4.80USD FOREVER 21, Asymmetrical Panel Leggings 10.99USD FOREVER 21, 


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kim richards: sleek silhouette

\Beverly Hills' Kim Richards wears this body-hugging dress with confidence. The mesh portion of the dress adds a touch of edge and racy glamour to the outfit.
Chelsea dress by Motel 84.0 USD TOPSHOP , Beaded Hoop Earrings 4.80USD FOREVER 21, Lollipop Slingback Heels 24.80USD FOREVER 21, Glamour Rock Bracelet 12.80USD FOREVER 21, Riley Ring Set 3.80USD FOREVER 21,



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vicki gunvalson: the little white dress

Orange County's Vicki Gunvalson has the right idea for spring, the new LBD is the LWD. The single shoulder and cutout add a daring, edgy element to the classic white dress.

Aqua Cirillo Mini Dress With Cut Out Detail 71.72USD ASOS, Flower Cluster Necklace 8.80USD FOREVER 21, Bouquet Of Flowers Ring 1.50USD FOREVER 21, Jewelled slingbacks 109.00 USD ZARA, Chandelier Teardrop Earrings 4.80USD FOREVER 21, Ruffle Open Toe Stiletto 22.80USD FOREVER 21



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kandi burruss: dare to bare

The fashion sense of Atlanta's Kandi Burruss is a little more risque than the other housewives. We love her confidence and her ability to pull off a mesh and leather leotard… or any leotard.

Gloria-V bodysuit 40USD AMERICAN APPAREL, Stretch Moto Jeggings 22.80USD FOREVER 21, Sexy Strap Stilettos 28.80USD FOREVER 21, Textured Leatherette Jacket 39.80USD FOREVER 21, Handbag with coever studs 189.00 USD ZARA,Leatherette Tassel Necklace 8.80USD FOREVER 21, Feminine Twist Hoop Earrings 4.80USD FOREVER 21.


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kelly killoren bensimon: hello hemline

The statuesque Kelly Killoren Bensimon of New York City is surely not afraid of a mid-thigh hemline. Well, if we had thighs like that we wouldn't be either. When showing off one asset, adequately cover others. We love the sleeves on this teeny tiny lace dress.
Lace Dress w/ Contrast Belt 24.80USD FOREVER 21, Etched Leaves Earrings 4.80USD FOREVER 21, Charmaine Bracelet Set 7.80USD FOREVER 21, Waston Jeweled Stilettos 29.80USD FOREVER 21.


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theresa guidice: statement studs

We know New Jersey's Theresa Guidice loves everything sparkly, studded or blingin'. Here, her embellished shirt is smartly paired with leggings and metallic pumps, creating a balanced look.

Metallic Waves Top 17.80USD FOREVER 21, Beaded Hoop Earrings 4.80USD FOREVER 21, Fab Skinny Ankle Jean 9.50USD FOREVER 21, Feminine Rocker Bangles 6.80USD FOREVER 21, Moonlit Stiletto Heels 24.80USD FOREVER 21, Sparkle Hard Wallet 7.50USD FOREVER 21.


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lisa vanderpump: hollywood glamour

Beverly Hills' Lisa Vanderpump is the epitome of Hollywood glamour, especially in this metallic silver trench. For those that already have a closet full of glamorous dresses like Lisa, a glam statement coat might be all that's needed to top one off.
Crisscross Leatherette Stilettos, 24.80USD FOREVER 21, Ruched Portrait Dress 24.80USD FOREVER 21, Walter Printed Trench Coat 140USD THEOUTNET, Gradual Beaded Earrings 4.80USD FOREVER 21, Dimpled Bangle Set 4.80USD FOREVER 21, 


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tamra barney: jersey dressing

Jersey dresses may be the greatest fashion invention of all time. They're versatile, comfortable and stylish, and can be easily dressed up or down with the right accessories. This one that Orange County's Tamra Barney is wearing is rather sexy.
ASOS Open Back Jersey Kimono Dress (right; 37.65USD ASOS,  Rhinestone Tear Drop Earrings 4.80USD FOREVER 21,Suedette Wrap Heels 24.80USD FOREVER 21,Etched Column Cuff 8.80USD FOREVER 21, Multi-Strand Wide Belt 6.80.USD FOREVER 21,



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kim zolciak: the new lbd

The little black dress on Atlanta's Kim Zolciak is everything but boring. Here, she has on a spiced-up version of the classic little black dress and wears it well.

Contrasting Pleats Tube Dress 32.80USD FOREVER 21,Pearlescent Bracelet W/ Flower 6.80USD FOREVER 21,Lace Dressy Heels 24.80USD FOREVER 21, Pearlescent Shield Ring 6.80USD FOREVER 21, Classic Stud Earrings Set 4.80USD FOREVER 21.

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stacie turner: regal presence

Washington, DC's Stacie Turner style is best defined as elegant. The grape-hued satin dress she's wearing is fun and simple. The fit is perfect - we can't imagine Stacy in a glove-like dress that she couldn't move around in.
Taffeta Party Dress 32.80USD FOREVER 21, Filigree And Rhinestone Bracelet 9.80USD FOREVER 21, Rhinestone Flower Ring 5.80USD FOREVER 21, Embellished Oval Earring 4.80USD FOREVER 21, Faceted Rhinestone Sandals 9.50USD FOREVER 21.


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ramona singer: black pairings

New York City's Ramona Singer has enough personality to steal the show in a room, but we like how Ramona chose to tone down a multi-colored, fun, patterned skirt with all-black complementary pieces.
Ponte Striped Skirt 15.80USD FOREVER 21, Knotted Basketweave Wedges 24.80USD FOREVER 21, 24-Piece Metal Bangle Set 3.80USD FOREVER 21, Six Chain Long Necklace 7.80USD FOREVER 21, Basic V-neck Top 3.50USD FOREVER 21, Rhinestone Anchor Earrings 3.80USD FOREVER 21.


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alexis bellino: it's all in the ruche

Orange County's Alexis Bellino could probably wear anything and it would look great on her, but dresses with draping are usually flattering to most body types.

Dangling Faceted Bead Necklace 6.80USD FOREVER 21, Crossover dress 39.90 USD ZARA, T-strap sandal 89.90 USD
ZARA, Faceted Cocktail Ring 2.80USD FOREVER 21, Mixed Metal Woven Bracelet 6.80USD FOREVER 21.


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luann de lesseps: notable n


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15.90 USDecklace

New York City's LuAnn de Lesseps attended Fashion Week looking both comfortable and chic. Here, she dresses up a plain sweater dress with a statement necklace. The tribal piece with an oversized stainless steel pendant is the focus of the outfit.

Filigree Stone Pendant 30USD TOPSHOP, Cable knit dress 79.90 USD ZARA, Wide heel boot 189.00USD ZARA, Leopard print wallet 29.90 USD ZARA.


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sheree whitfield: pretty in purple


Shake up a conservative outfit with a burst of color, like Atlanta's Sheree Whitfield did here. The tie-neck blouse is a timeless classic you can wear again and again. Go for nice details at the neck lines too! 
Sheath skirt 79.90 USD ZARA,  Asymmetrical Rosette Top 27.80USD FOREVER 21, Smoke Heels 24.80USD FOREVER 21, Funky Wood and Metallic 3-Bracelet Set 6.80USD FOREVER 21, Rhinestone Circle Clip-On Earrings 4.80USD FOREVER 21.


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danielle staub: cute 'n' cozy

We've all seen New Jersey's Danielle Staub outside of her comfort zone on the show, but here, she's got style and comfort down pat. True style is when you can achieve a cozy and comfortable look that looks fab.

T-shirt with pocket 25.90 USD ZARA, Resin trousers 59.90USD ZARA, Buttoned sandal 109.00USD ZARA, Disco nights bracelet 5.80USD FOREVER 21, Pressed detail hoop earrings 2.80USD FOREVER 21.


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taylor armstrong: rock star princess

Beverly Hills' Taylor Armstrong went for an edgy and playful style for a movie premiere in Hollywood. In her leather and tulle combo, she look ready for a fun-filled, night-on-the-town.

BCBG Tulle Tutu Skirt 138.60USD SHOPBOP, Lambskin jacket 249.00USD ZARA, Chain clutch 89.90USD ZARA, Two-toned ankle boot with laces 59.99USD ZARA, Solid Tights 4.80USD FOREVER 21, Charmed Leatherette Cord Necklace 5.80USD FOREVER 21.




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michaele salahi: more ruffles, please

Washington, DC's Michaele Salahi is wearing a ruffled top with a micro-mini. With the top being so frilly, the simple bottom makes for the perfect complement.

Woven Jabot Ruffle Top 19.80USD FOREVER 21,  Denim Mini Skirt 13.80USD FOREVER 21, Dress boot with heel 59.99USD ZARA, Filigree & Mirror Bangle 4.80USD FOREVER 21, Beaded Flower Ring 5.80USD FOREVER 21.

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