RHONY star branching out into swimwear.

on May 24, 2011 - The Dish

Jill Zarin and husband Bobby
Even Housewives like to save a buck or two. When we bumped into Jill Zarin and hubby Bobby at the launch of Beach Bum Tanning's Mobile Spray Unit in New York last week, the 'Wife gave us the scoop on dressing without breaking the bank. First up? Buy Nina shoes. "They're fancy but they're not expensive," the Real Housewives of New York City star tells us.

Jill continued schooling us on the art of fashion by literally giving us a sneak peek at the shapewear hiding under her BCBG dress. "The secret to beauty is a good foundation, so I'm wearing my new Skweez Couture Shapewear line underneath. Nice and tight. And flat. The key to my shapewear is it's seamless [in the front]. No pregnancy line."

But the new designer isn't stopping there. "I'm working on swimwear and sportswear," she spills about her future fashion plans. As for the next few months, Jill tells The Dish, "My shapewear line will be available at Macy's and Lord & Taylor in September. There are a couple of other major department stores that we're close to making a deal with."

And – just in case you were ever wondering -- the New York 'Wife who Jill would turn to first for style advice is... drum roll, please... Kelly Bensimon.

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