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By Thami Kwazi

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Fashion inspirations: How to dress like the Real Housewife of your hood

Every Real housewive’s franchise has a stand-out fashionista. Take a look at some of the best dressed cast members from Joburg to the Cape Winelands.

The international reality shows Real Housewives of Miami and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are currently airing new seasons, with the housewives’ lifestyles, wealth, and clothing constantly create a stir.

We take a look at some of the best-dressed Real Housewives cast members in South Africa.

Lebo Jojo Moekena

Formally known as Lebo Gunguluza, the business mogul made a return to the Real Housewives of Joburg season three, looking more ‘ snatched ‘ than ever.

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Lebo’s style was previously more conservative, but she’s broken out of her shell with slightly more risky outfits.

In this look, she was seen posing in a long and flowy sheer black dress, made of lace with gathering in the hip area. The Left side of the dress had long black tassels. The outfit is credited to K.Moraba & Collective, who has showcased at Africa Fashion Week and often dresses your fave TV stars.

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Mariska Thorpe

Marisa Thrope, a Real Housewives van Die Wylande cast member who operates a business that sells Preloved apparel, also makes the list.

Mariska, who is married to Propriety Equity Trader Quintus Thorpe, was frequently the subject of envy and adulation during the first season of the reality show.

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The podcast host is also a fitness enthusiast who keeps in shape with daily gym sessions and trail runs.

Attending the KykNet Silverskermfees 2023 along with her husband, she wore a ruby red top and bottom by designer Kat van Duinen.

The top was a sleeveless asymmetrical side, while the skirt was a wide high-low, with gathering detail in the front.

The dress was a work of art and didn’t need many accessories to complement it.

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Melany Mel Viljoen

Mel Viljoen is a fan favorite from the Real Housewives of Pretoria, a series known for its elegant looks.

While running her Tammy Taylor franchise, Mel has started a podcast called The Melany Viljoen Podcast, which features unique guest interviews. 

She’s launching a Collagen-Infused Gin called ‘Resting Beach Face‘, which will be a first in South Africa.

In one of our fave looks, Mel posed in Menlyn wearing a peach dress with a detailed boss and sweat heart sequenced bodice. The outfit screamed sexy yet comfortable and her hair was worn down in loose curls.

Sorisha Naidoo

Broadcaster and businesswoman Sorisha Nadioo was already popular before joining the Real Housewives Wives of Durban cast.

She is married to billionaire businessman Vivian Reddy and is frequently seen on red carpets.

Here she flourishes, dressing in luxury gowns like ordinary people dress in jeans.

At the KZN film awards, she wore a blue gown with almost petaled and gathered rushed details around the shoulders. A sheer embellished neckpiece and flowy formfitting bodice and skirt complete the look.

This stunningly regal dress is credited to The XVIII Victorian, who makes bridal gowns.

In a video of the event, she was spotted with her hubby in matching outfits.

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