The Real Housewives of Orange County just wrapped their season 15 reunion taping, and now, they’re showing off their unique, stylish reunion looks, plus teasing a few details about the dramatic event.
Host Andy Cohen also shared how “happy” he was to be able to film the reunion in person, considering this year’s coronavirus pandemic restrictions. Even with social distancing measures and production precautions in place, the ladies were apparently unrestricted in their handling of the drama, bringing receipts and exposing “lies.”
Check out all the gorgeous, one-of-a-kind looks below, and tell us in the comments which reunion style is your favorite!
Damn, Gina! Gina Kirschenheiter truly stepped up her game this year with a stunning white Stella McCartney jumpsuit, a freshly chopped blond lob, and shimmering metallic drop earrings from Gwenyth B (per Bravo.com). The asymmetrical, gold-lined cut-out provided an element of sexy while Gina’s vintage gold heels completed the sleek style.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke stepped out looking fabulous and fierce in a black, Harper Couture dress with floral appliqués over the front and a short hem that cut to a flowing, sheer black train in the back. The 43-year-old completed her bold look with an extremely long, high ponytail and black Gucci combat boots.
Reality star or screen siren? Emily Simpson showed off her rockin’ new bod with a hip-hugging, scarlet-colored number that featured a single shoulder, a thigh-high slit, and stunning beadwork on the right bodice. The lawyer-come-Bravolebrity draped her elegant locks over her shoulders and accessorized the Ryan Patros gown with silver drop earrings and nude Christian Louboutin heels.
Shannon Beador was coming in [white] hot with this sparkling Helpurn mini dress with a turtleneck, long sleeves, and silhouette aptly modeled after the swinging ’60s. The mother-of-three continued her mod-inspired look with a pearl headband atop a teased coif and white Haiki platform shoes.
RHOC rookie Elizabeth Vargas showed she could bring the heat for her first reunion taping, and she was decked out in a custom-designed, oxblood-colored gown with see-through elements and exquisite beading. The reality newbie paired her elegant frock with sparkling jewels, matching nails, and glamour-ready hair.
If there’s anyone who came to slay it was Kelly Dodd, whose fabulous femme fatale getup was one for the books. The RHOC star sparkled in a black, one-shoulder David Koma gown with a fitted waist and high-low hemline that put the Bravo star’s killer gams on display. Kelly topped her look off with strappy black Gucci heels and unique, black-and-white disc earrings by jewelry designer Roni Blanshay.
Host Andy also took to Instagram to tease the upcoming reunion, sharing how happy he was the special event could take place in person.
“Suffice to say, I’ve never been happier to see the Real Housewives of Orange County in person in my LIFE!” he stated (per The Rumour Mill). “I have so much gratitude that I’m here in L.A. and we’re able to do this in person. [I’m] waiting for the ladies. Are we getting a little bit of a late start? Yes. Do I care? No, that’s how happy I am about this reunion and being here.”
In addition to serving looks, cast members Braunwyn and Emily also came to serve up receipts, recently revealing their plans to bring sufficient evidence to the table for their varying arguments.
Before heading into the reunion (which was apparently full of “lying” and “backstabbing”), Braunwyn took to her Instagram Live with husband Sean Burke to first admit how “calm” she was going into the taping, considering how her sobriety this year enabled her to have more clarity for the event.
“Honestly, I think the best part about this year is when I remember everything,” the reality star explained. “Last year’s reunion was hard because I had a lot of scenes that we filmed that I was blackout and Sean would have to kind of help me with that, so it’s nice to be sober! Even though I did some bad – like shady, well, not bad – I did some things I’m not totally proud of, I own them. That’s the best part about working a program [is] to make amends and you don’t sit in it.”
When a fan asked during the Live session if Braunwyn was set to bring receipts, the mother-of-seven assured she was locked and loaded — perhaps not in a Real Housewives of Potomac way, but close.
Braunwyn may have been ready for her co-stars, but her co-stars were definitely ready to clap back, as Emily told Entertainment Tonight pre-reunion about her plan of action toward Braunwyn, whom she finds “inauthentic.”
“I’ve got materials. You name it; I’ve got it. I’m an attorney, so I analyze things, and I like facts,” the Ohio native revealed. “I don’t think anybody should jump on someone else out of emotions or anything like that. So I do have a very factual, analytical argument as to things that she’s done that I find completely inauthentic and, you know, I’m ready and willing to address those.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs every Wednesday at 9/8c on Bravo.