Real Housewives Fashion and Style guide

When it comes to Real Housewives fashion, I use the term “fashion” loosely. Sometimes it’s harder to say which is more crazy: The Real Housewives or their clothing.

For the Real Housewives of New Jersey, the dress code is glitter. All the time. Ranging from Affliction and Ed Hardy to Brian Lichtenberg and Vince, the Real Housewives of New Jersey clothing is all bling all the time.

Teresa Giudice is always dressed to the nines, in brightly colored shoes, fringe and feather detailing and glitter embellished dresses, Teresa is the reigning queen of sequin dresses.

Sister in law Melissa Gorga is the runner up for Real Housewives of New Jersey fashion sequin queen. In bedazzled denim, head gear and dresses, Melissa is rarely in anything that wouldn’t sparkle in the headlights as her sister in law tries to mow her down

By contrast the Real Housewives of New York fashion is more refined. With the addition of Carole Radizwell, Aviva Drescher and Heather Thomson, the New York ladies have thrown down the gauntlet on Real Housewives fashion. Aviva dons dresses from Marc Bouwer, Peter Som and Catherine Malandrino. Style icon Carole Radizwell dresses just as smartly as she is. Her boho wardrobe includes Calypso St. Barth, vintage and pieces from her friend Naeem Khan. Even Ramona Singer had moments during season five in a short blush mini dress by Basix that was highly coveted when it was seen on Emily Maynard of The Bachelorette.

Switching coasts, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are always inspiration for Real Housewives fashion. Kyle Richards is repeatedly one of the best dressed Real Housewives in chiffon tunics and jewel toned dresses from Alice and Olivia, Vince and Haute Hippie. Lisa VanDerPump, the “matriarch” of the group dresses in high end, fitted sheaths while Camille Grammer opts for figure hugging dresses showing plenty of decolletage. The youngest of the group, Brandy Glanville, leaves nothing to the imagination. Why would she? She shows off her stellar body in Dolce and Gabbana, Fendi and Herve Leger. And Taylor Armstrong, the most talked about Real Housewife may be known more for her drama than her Real Housewife fashion.

In Orange County, it’s harder to find good fashion than it is to find a brunette. Orange County is the land of bedazzled velour tracksuits and bottled blondes. Alexis Bellino and Gretchen Rossi are often decked in head to toe hot pink. While Vicki Gunvalson specializes in ill fitting blouses and pencil skirts. The bright spot? Heather DuBrow who brings a level of sophistication to the Real Housewives of Orange County style. Dubrow is the queen of the LBD, with simple but elegant black dresses by Diane Von Furstenberg, Valentino and David Meister.

The latest Real Housewives fashion I’ve added to my addiction is the Real Housewives of Miami, thanks in part to model Joanna Krupa who stole my heart in the first episode of season 2 in a hot pink skirt by Naven. Time will tell if the Miami ladies Real Housewives fashion will rival the other Real Housewives in the franchise, or whether their style, like their plastic surgery, will fall flat.