'Tis the season to dress to impress. Nothing brings out our closet competitive spirit quite like the holiday season where every event is an opportunity to show up and show out in your festive finest. So if you're looking for a show-stopping style that will turn all the heads for any occasion from Thanksgiving dinner to ringing in the New Year, take a page out of The Real Housewives' playbook and don a sleek, chic, and polished pantsuit for all your party needs.
But these aren't your typical boardroom-ready ensembles. No, Bravolebs like Kyle Richards, Karen Huger, Dorit Kemsley, and literally all of the Tres Amigas are proving that power suiting can be every bit as sexy as a flirty frock: Coordinated blazer and pant combos in attention-grabbing cuts and colors were all over the stage at BravoCon 2019. With clever detailing, glittering fabric, and bold colors, nabbing a structured suit that reads more sophisticated and sultry than cold and corporate has never been easier.
Scroll down to find a few of our favorite holiday pantsuits inspired by The Real Housewives.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Dorit Kemsley said buh-bye to BravoCon 2019 in a devilish dark suit that is all about the details. The Givenchy single-breasted combo included exposed seams and a military-style belt with sizable silver buttons, and her strong look got a sexy upgrade when she chose exactly zero tops to pair underneath.
Opt for formidable fashion like Dorit with an Anine Bing Grace Corduroy Blazer ($350) and matching Anine Bing Jocelyn Corduroy Flared Pants ($190) that practically scream "take no prisoners" this season. Keep your skin bare and your hair slick and fuss-free for optimal chicness.
Who better than La Dame herself, Karen Huger, to give us a much-needed lesson in seasonal stunting? The Real Housewives of Potomac beauty maven is the best inspo to deck the halls in a head-turning monochromatic suit in sweet shades like cotton candy pink or pistachio. This Cinq a Sept Vivi Blazer in Ruby Pink ($525) with coordinating Lida Pants ($365) is just what you need to make both the naughty and nice list. Note the lingerie-inspired button detailing throughout for added interest.
Kyle dazzled the E! People's Choice Awards red carpet in a white hot suit from her own line Kyle + Shahida. The form-fitting set got even sexier when she paired it with a sheer button-down blouse and a classic tank underneath. It is all about layering rich textures to create a couture-level look without too much glitz. Thankfully the Kyle x Shahida Sequin Suit ($398) can be yours for less than $400.
Shine bright like the diamond you are a la RHOC's Tamra Judge, who took suiting into the stratosphere with a flickering copper two-piece tux. Pair with sky-high heels and a bronzed beauty look for NYE celebrations or go full-on extra with this Norma Kamali Sequined Jersey Blazer ($435) and matching Norma Kamali Sequined Jersey Flared Pant ($275).
They'll be green with envy over this head-to-toe red look if you opt for a fitted blazer and tailored pants like RHOC OG Vicki Gunvalson. You'll practically be the party in this A.L.C. Hendrick Blazer ($595) and coordinating A.L.C. Conway Pant ($395); just add metallic touches like silver or gold sparkling heels or lots of baubles to avoid doubling as Santa's little helper.
Shannon Storms Beador
Who said trimming was only for trees for the season? RHOC's Shannon Storms Beador clearly knows the power of glitzy-trimmed suiting with her timeless tux remix that brings a little bling to the holidays. Grab the exact look Shannon turned heads with in this Cinq a Sept Yumi Blazer ($695) with rhinestone trim and fab Cinq a Sept Yumi Rhinestone Tuxedo Pants ($445). Glowing blonde locks not included.
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