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Everything to Know About the Emotional Backstory of Ariana Madix's Red Dress (PHOTOS)

The Vanderpump Rules cast member first wore that red "revenge" dress on the Season 10 reunion.

By Jocelyn Vena

For her latest project, Ariana Madix stepped out on September 26 wearing a recreated version of the cut-out red dress she first wore during the Vanderpump Rules Season 10 reunion.

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While the red dress is once again making headlines (because, we mean, have you seen it?), when Ariana first donned the eye-catching scarlet look it was at a pivotal moment in her life as she was sitting down with her Vanderpump Rules cast members following her split from Tom Sandoval. The look made a statement, and we're still talking about it.

So if you're looking for a little refresher on that OG red dress (and looking for some inspo to recycle some of your own favorite and iconic looks), let us take you for a stroll down memory lane.

Ariana Madix's Red Dress

While Ariana was recently spotted wearing a new version of that red dress, it was earlier this year that she spilled all the details on what would be dubbed her "revenge dress."

“My revenge dress that I wore on the reunion … I had options that I was working with my friend Emily Men, who is an incredible stylist, and then when all of this happened, it was like, ‘Nope, scrap all of those. We’re going back to the drawing board. We need something absolutely incredible,’” Ariana shared on TODAY earlier this year. “And she found that dress and she’s great at what she does.” 

Lucky for us all, Ariana spilled a bit more about her look that day during a chat backstage at the Vanderpump Rules Season 10 reunion, where she dished all about her full vibe for the sit-down.

Ariana Madix at the Vanderpump Rules 10 Reunion
The cast of VPR at the VPR reunion.

"There are definitely days where I couldn't eat, I couldn't sleep, I feel like really the luckiest girl in the world because I was at the lowest I think I've ever been in my life and everybody just like really picked me back up," she shared with exclusively backstage at the Season 10 reunion filming earlier this year (which you can check out above). "I mentally prepared for today by getting my nails done, getting a sick outfit, cutting off my hair, bleaching it, and going to bed really early last night."

BTW, the red reunion look isn't actually a dress but instead, a jacket and skirt, which has been worn by several other famous ladies.

You can get another look at Ariana's dress by streaming Vanderpump Rules on Peacock nowVanderpump Rules Season 10, including those reunion episodes, is available on Peacock, along with all prior seasons. 

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