The Most Eye-Popping Outfits Worn By Bravo Stars

Bravo stars bring the drama, but they also bring the fashion. Watching the network for the clothes is just as entertaining as watching for the storylines. From "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" to the "Shahs of Sunset," the stars of these reality shows are equal parts entertaining and fashionable. They stir the pot in their friends' and families' lives, and they look good doing it.

And the entertainment value isn't solely from the Bravo stars' obscene wealth and couture apparel (although that is a sight to see). These personalities elevate their scenes with show-stopping looks, the details they painstakingly styled, only to wear them for a few hours of their day and a few minutes of television. And for that, we thank them.

There's a heap of looks from seasons past that could easily be considered over-the-top, absolutely glamorous, or rather intriguing. Some clothing choices on the network will always stand out, though. These outfits delivered iconic moments in Bravo history, and in the history of reality TV. Here are the most eye-popping outfits worn by Bravo stars.

Erika Jayne put her Moschino confessional look up for sale

"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" ladies are known for their style, but a couple cast members in particular stand out, one of them being Erika Jayne. Erika Jayne raises the fashion bar for the whole cast with her designer pieces and complete looks, and she has done that from day one. Before Erika Jayne, there was no personal glam team accompanying the women. "I never thought about the role fashion would play on the show, it is quite simply a part of who I have always been," she told Paper magazine. With a $40,000 a month glam budget, it's no surprise that her looks are always jaw-dropping.

Fans of Bravo, particularly of the Real Housewives franchise, know the significance of a confessional look. The cast gets individual time to air out their grievances, gossip about their friends, and show off their personal styles. And no one has done confessional looks better than Erika Jayne, especially her red, black, and white Moschino blazer and matching hat. No confessional look has ever, or will ever, be better than this one.

In 2020, the Beverly Hills housewife put this look up for sale with Vestiaire Collective, according to Bravo. As she's been embroiled in a divorce from her former-multimillionaire husband Tom Girardi, we hope she can somehow maintain her glam budget and keep surprising us with her style choices.

Kenya Moore's quip while wearing this dress turned into a song

Sometimes outfits themselves are eye-popping, and other times it's the people wearing the clothes. While on vacation in Anguilla, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kenya Moore turned heads when she made an unforgettable statement about herself.

"I'm still here and I'm still fabulous, right? Fabulous. 'Gone with the Wind' fabulous," Moore told her cast mates. After responses from the ladies, Moore twirled in her sheer pink gown and excused herself to bed.

Moore, a seasoned performer (you may recognize her from "Girlfriends" or "Deliver Us from Eva"), capitalized on her legendary declaration and wrote a song in its honor. She took to the "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" set to debut her single.

Beyond the dramatics and theatrics of Moore's proclamation, it holds special meaning to her, which she explained to Bravo. Moore cited Hattie McDaniel, "Gone with the Wind" actor and the first Black woman to win an Academy Award, as a "shero" and noted that "her incredible feat defied racism, hatred, segregation and civil uncertainty and unrest."

Moore added that she "will forever be 'Gone with the Wind' fabulous." We're certain that she will be.

Lilly Ghalichi celebrated her 30th birthday in 4 different dresses

The "Shahs of Sunset" stars bring it all: glitz, glamour, drama. And Lilly Ghalichi brought all three the night of her 30th birthday party. Many Bravo stars have thrown themselves a birthday party, often dressed in an outrageous outfit, but Ghalichi outdid them all by making not one, not two, but three outfit changes to celebrate her third decade of life.

Ghalichi, a lawyer by trade and owner of Lilly Lashes, threw a "Persian princess PROM themed birthday party," according to her website, and the venue was Mohamed Hadid's house. That's right, ex-husband of former Beverly Hills housewife Yolanda Hadid. The Bravo family tree has got to be tangled.

Although Ghalichi isn't on Bravo anymore, she's still throwing just as spectacular parties. To celebrate her daughter's second birthday, she threw a Minnie Mouse party, replete with balloon arrangements, a six-tier cake, and plenty of ears. Ghalichi told Celeb Magazine the party was "very small and understated. By Lilly Ghalichi standards, anyway." One woman's small and understated is our fabulous.

Brandi Redmond appalled cast members with her poop hat

Although "The Real Housewives of Dallas" likely won't be returning to our screens (per Deadline), the installment managed to give us several memorable moments before joining Miami and Washington, D.C., in the "Housewives" cities cemetery. The Texas ladies were introduced to viewers as refined, charitable members of Dallas' high society, and certain cast members, Brandi Redmond being one, were determined to show fans their true selves, bizarre fashion choices and all.

Redmond, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, is known for playing pranks and lightening the mood with her fun personality. However, not everyone appreciates her sense of humor. Former cast mate LeeAnne Locken was not impressed with Redmond's antics at a charity luncheon shown on the second episode of the series. Redmond attended the event in a very unique accessory, a hat adorned with a fake turd.

"It was only one little hidden turd on it, so I just thought it was funny," Redmond told E! News, adding that she didn't expect her accoutrement to cause so much drama.

Dorit Kemsley was late for dinner after getting dolled up in Versace

Fashion is important to "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Dorit Kemsley. The cast member, a designer herself, spent years living in Italy, working in the fashion industry. "When you're living in a country where the women are getting dressed up to go to the grocery store, having blowouts all the time and impeccably dressed, you can't help but love it," she told Vogue about the inspiration Italy had on her style. "I really identified with that, and it definitely shaped who I am today."

When returning to her country of inspiration on a cast trip, Kemsley enlisted her full glam team to put together striking looks that paid homage to one of Italy's most renowned luxury fashion houses: Versace. Dressing in such iconography takes time, though, and Kemsley was thirty minutes late for dinner the night she donned her all-black look.

Kemsley's tardiness wasn't welcome by all her cast mates, prompting Garcelle Beauvais to say, "It better be worth it," and Kyle Richards to note in her confessional (via The Daily Dish), "If I found out that we have all been left here waiting on our friend Dorit because she's doing a photo shoot in her room after her glam was done, I'm gonna lose my sh*t." We must say, it was definitely worth it.

SUR waitresses stunned in their scarf dresses

Bonafide Bravo legend Lisa Vanderpump is the epitome of luxurious living. Everything she does is eye-popping, so it's no surprise the restaurateur wants her employees to evoke the same characteristics. Former Vanderpump employee Kristen Doute said, "People always comment on the wait staff. And it's true, we're all really good looking. Sorry." No need to apologize, Kristen.

Vanderpump owns multiple restaurants in the Los Angeles area, the most well-known being SUR, thanks to its wait staff's lives being depicted on "Vanderpump Rules." Lisa Vanderpump takes the atmosphere of her restaurants seriously, and that includes the SUR uniforms.

SUR waitresses have donned a few different uniform dresses over the seasons of "Vanderpump Rules," but none stick out quite like the scarf dresses. These dresses have seen waitresses bully each other, hook up with bartenders, and ignore Lisa Vanderpump's instructions. If those scarves could talk, the stories would be more eye-popping than the garments themselves.

Dana Wilkey surprised everyone with the cost of her sunglasses

Sunglasses typically aren't eye-popping (unless they're worn by Elton John), but "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast member Dana Wilkey managed to make everyone's eyes pop when she revealed the unbelievable price of her sunglasses. In Beverly Hills, shocking your peers at the cost of an accessory is no small feat.

In the early days of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (we're talking cat meme early), Wilkey arrived at cast mate Adrienne Maloof's house with expensive Luxuriator sunglasses. The price in question? $25,000 dollars. And Wilkey made sure everyone knew the exact amount. Perhaps their eyes were rolling more than popping.

Although her sunglasses cost the amount of some cars, Wilkey maintains that they were a gift. "Basically I was given an option from my fiance to get a really nice necklace or something else to be sort of a thank you present," she told Bravo. Wilkey addressed the sunglasses on her YouTube channel and said that "it was such an amazing day" when she got them, but her ex-fiance refused to appear on air making the purchase. Gift or not, the moment has gone down in Bravo history.

Meredith Marks hid behind a mask before COVID

The first season of "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" brought instantly-iconic fashion moments. The ladies of Utah showed Bravo fans that their style game can compete with that of any other city in the franchise. Jewelry designer Meredith Marks stunned fans with many of her looks, especially a crystal face mask she wore in the season finale.

The mask was designed by Christian Cowan, and it's covered in Swarovski crystals. "The crystal mesh mask serves as a motif for what was to come," Marks noted in an Instagram post showing off her dazzling look, hinting at the masks worn around the world to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marks' look was met with mixed reviews from her cast mates, but she didn't seem to mind. "This is high fashion. People in Utah just don't understand," she said in her confessional. We (like the people in Utah, apparently) don't necessarily understand, but we do respect it.

Beverly Hills housewives walked the runway

Clearly the ladies of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" care about fashion, and Dorit Kemsley isn't the only cast member to dabble in design. OG 'wife Kyle Richards has her own ready-to-wear line, Kyle x Shahida, which she debuted at New York Fashion Week.

For the fashion show, Richards employed her cast mates as models to don her designs, which fans got to see in the Season 10 premiere. The Beverly Hills ladies were dressed mostly in flamboyant prints (save Dorit Kemsley), featuring flowers, birds, and tigers, among others, and the line has been described as "resort wear" on Instagram, which explains the tropical feel.

Richards remarked to The Cut that there's "something for everyone" in her line, which she proved by using her friends and co-stars as models, considering the wild differences between their personal styles. Housewives have taken to the runway before (Ramona Singer's infamous strut is indelibly burned into our brains), but none have done it quite like Beverly Hills.

Reza Farahan's Halloween costume turned heads

Whether it's his designer duds or unfiltered opinions, Reza Farahan knows how to make eyes pop. Since Season 1 of "Shahs of Sunset," the real estate agent has gifted viewers with impeccable looks and fashion moments. One statement-making getup was his Halloween costume: a crochet onesie "designed by Lord von Schmitt and specifically created as a nod to Reza's love of '70s fashion," according to Bravo. "Crochet onesies are a humorous throwback to disco-era dance floors," the designer told the outlet.

Farahan didn't disappoint with accessories, either. He donned an afro wig and gobs of gold jewelry, truly paying homage to a stylistically inspirational decade.

Farahan's love for fashion goes beyond costumes and the '70s. He told StyleCaster he loves Hermes and accessories, and his philosophy on fashion is that "you should always look on the outside how you want to feel on the inside." We're guessing Reza Farahan always feels good.

The Real Housewives of Potomac ladies were a vision for their Season 5 reunion

"The Real Housewives of Potomac" ladies, like all of the housewives, are fashion mavens. And they love to talk about it, particularly the Grand Dame Karen Huger, in reference to Gizelle Bryant's style choices. When asked by Paper magazine what Bryant can do to improve her style, Huger responded, "Pray."

"Karen just loves to talk about me," Bryant told "Bravo's Chat Room" of her cast mate's criticism. Despite their fashion differences, all the ladies attended their Season 5 reunion in jaw-dropping matching ensembles, each of them adorned in a yellow gown. The coordination made for an appealing aesthetic on set.

And the Season 5 reunion looks were just as good as the reunion itself. Former "RHOP" cast member Monique Samuels changed the reunion game by bringing exactly what everyone asks for – receipts. An entire binder of them, to be precise. If anything was talked about more than the ladies' reunion looks, it was the binder.

Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz wore matching white suits for the TomTom opening

"Vanderpump Rules" cast members Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz are co-stars, best friends, and business partners. The two are nearly inseparable, and they made their already-evident close relationship even more apparent with their wardrobe choice for the grand opening of their bar and restaurant, TomTom.

Schwartz and Sandoval joined Lisa Vanderpump and her husband, Ken Todd, in business and opened TomTom in West Hollywood. To celebrate, they threw a party of Vanderpump proportions, and the Toms made an entrance in identical white suits, arriving on a motorcycle and sidecar.

Unfortunately, TomTom shut its doors temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, along with other Vanderpump restaurants, but it is open again now. And the two Toms are expanding their restaurant enterprise further, this time without Vanderpump and Todd, per Bravo. According to Schwartz, they are "still working on a name." We just hope their new restaurant opens with a party as dazzling as TomTom's.

Leah McSweeney became a fashion icon wearing this Lil' Kim dress

Leah McSweeney joined the cast of "The Real Housewives of New York City" in season 12, and she became an instant fan favorite. McSweeney, who has her own streetwear brand, Married to the Mob, entertained viewers by throwing tiki torches at co-star Ramona Singer's Hamptons house. She also danced wildly at Singer's birthday party and antagonized Singer (deservedly so) nearly the entire season. 

McSweeney has created some controversial fashion moments. And no, we're not talking about the bucket hat...

Cast mate Sonja Morgan wanted to call the shots for her fashion show, so she selected outfits for each housewife. Morgan sent McSweeney a gray cashmere t-shirt with sweatpants, which she declined, thinking it was a slight. And thank heavens McSweeney thought Morgan was slighting her, because in lieu of the sweats, Bravo fans were gifted with her homage to a hero of hers: a dress printed entirely with Lil' Kim's mugshot.

"Why not dress wild sometimes?" McSweeney said to Paper magazine. The housewife told us all, "I elevate this sh*t." She was right.

Melissa Gorga was best dressed at her 40th birthday party

Add another name to the list of Bravo stars who love fashion. "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Melissa Gorga channeled her sartorial affinity into a boutique called Envy by Melissa Gorga. Gorga regularly wears ensembles purchased at her boutique, but her most eye-catching look was a sequined jumpsuit she wore to celebrate her 40th birthday.

Gorga's boutique has been part of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" storyline for many seasons now, as the store has been open for years and has hosted multiple fashion shows, which have aired on the series.

The Jersey girl takes her role as a business woman seriously, telling Hollywood Life, "I really have grown into this boss that I'm proud of and I love that my daughter can see it" (via The Montclair Girl). She noted on Instagram that "this GIRL BOSS will not disappoint you." Hopefully that means she'll be serving us even more spectacular looks, along with the other Bravo stars.