Can you believe the ladies of RHOBH have been gracing us with their antics, melodramatics, and downright riches for a decade now? We suppose the years are bound to fly by when you’re celebrating the diamonds and rosé of it all. In honour of 10 seasons, we decided to travel back through the decade to see just how these ladies have evolved their styles from the show’s start in 2010 (you know, back when Kyle Richards’ closet would collapse on her) to today.
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Lisa Rinna: Then
Brandi Glanville once accused Rinna of having the same hairstyle for the past 20 years, and to be fair she wasn’t exactly wrong. The short style suits Lisa, to be sure, although she sported it even shorter back then. As for her makeup? The smoky-eye, glossy lips is another Rinna signature, and it totally works with that charcoal halter dress on this particular red carpet.
Related: Lisa Rinna through the years.
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Lisa Rinna: Now
These days Rinna is wearing her hair a bit longer (can we talk about the extensions in her neon-inspired confessional?!) but as she’s said before Harry Hamlin prefers it short, and this lady is all about giving hubs what he wants. Otherwise Rinna looks almost exactly the same, from the glammed up eye makeup and oversized earrings straight down to the cut of her dress. Hey, when it works, it works.
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Denise RIchards: Then
Denise Richards may play sexy on the big screen, but IRL she’s typically opted for a more natural and laid-back look. The easy waves in her hair and a pretty pink lip feel breezy and simple, and although she’s gone a bit heavier with the eye makeup it’s toned down with a neutral outfit. Of course in 2010 she wasn’t yet a part of the RHOBH world, so she had no idea that this look may have been described as “ragamuffin” by a certain Richards sister...
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Denise Richards: Now
Since appearing on the show in that sexy little wedding dress, Denise has dressed up and down on several occasions — you never really know what you’re going to get with her. These days her hair is a bit lighter and her curls are definitely looser, but her makeup choices look more or less the same to us.
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Kyle Richards: Then
As the last original cast member on the series, Kyle’s style transformation has been front and centre. In her earlier days Kyle would typically opt for breezy, floor-length sun dresses (remember that time Ken Todd controversially called them moomoos?), but when she went out she’d go for a shorter, tighter little number. In both cases she tended to wear that glorious hair parted to the side and swept back, although there are plenty of instances where she’d push it back into a ponytail or keep it back with some designer shades.
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Kyle Richards: Now
Do bangs suit Kyle Richards? She doesn’t seem to think so and has spoken openly about wanting to grow them out. Meanwhile, although her makeup is pretty much the same 10 years later, her style has definitely gotten edgier. These days Kyle seems to go for statement pieces and trendy cuts, which some would say gives her confidence, but others have said makes her seem like she’s trying a bit too hard to look fashionably woke.
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Erika Girardi: Then
When RHOBH kicked off, Erika (who didn’t join the series until season six), was basically unrecognizable. The natural wave in her darker tresses and the pretty braid are complimented by those lighter brows and simple makeup. It’s a way more pared down look than we’re used to, especially when Ms. Girardi transforms into the one and only Erika Jayne.
Related: 25 looks only Erika Jayne could pull off.
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Erika Girardi: Now
When Erika joined the series several of the ladies referred to her as a Barbie, and it’s not hard to see why. She herself has admitted that it costs a lot of money (roughly $40,000 per month) to look the way she does. Her platinum-blonde hair, dark brows, dramatic makeup and bold colour choices scream confidence, which is exactly how we’ve come to know and love our Erika G. on the show.
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Dorit Kemsley: Then
When RHOBH started out, Dorit wasn’t even on the scene — she was back in New York working on her own fashion line. This photo from 2012 is what she wore on one of her runways, and it takes a hot minute to recognize her. Between her simple, shoulder-length hair and pared down makeup, she definitely hadn’t yet entered that blinged-out-hair-clip phase that she’s totally known for today.
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Dorit Kemsley: Now
This is much more in tune with the trendy Dorit we know. The bold colours, big earrings, and highlight-heavy makeup suit her personality, as does the hair. Although we’ve seen bigger and bolder, the middle part, pulled-back wet look is elegant and refined—and much more aligned with how Dorit presents herself on the show.
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Garcelle Beauvais: Then
In 2010, Garcelle was hitting up the red carpets for a variety of TV shows and films, and hadn’t yet entered the glamorous world of reality TV. Still, she was glam as heck with those pretty curls, that statement jewelry, and the signature thin brows of the era.
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Garcelle Beauvais: Now
Garcelle still owns that red carpet with her statement colours, bold jewelry and knowing side-smile. But her look has evolved too. The actress has loose waves in her hair and has filled in her brows as per the trend, but she’s still opting for off-the shoulder numbers that show off those jealousy-invoking, toned arms in all their glory.
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Teddi Mellencamp: Then
Teddi may have grown up with a famous musician father, but that doesn’t mean she lived a very public life when this series began in 2010. Still, as you can see from this throwback photo with Portia de Rossi, she was occasionally captured out and about. Back then she opted for minimal makeup, an easy blow out, and neutral colours and shapes that didn’t necessarily show off her figure.
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Teddi Mellencamp: Now
Fast forward to today and Teddi has more than just a pregnancy glow. This is a woman who not only fronts an accountability coach business, but she totally looks the part. Everything from her hair to her makeup is perfectly executed, yet she still manages to exude that effortless glam vibe.
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Lisa Vanderpump: Then
For someone whose signature colour is pink, Lisa actually wears a lot of black to red carpet events. Regardless, when the series first premiered Ms. Vanderpump was ready to epitomize glamour through bling, bling, and more bling. Oh, and as for her large, organized, designer-filled closet? That has been explored and coveted by almost every single housewife ever on the show.
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Lisa Vanderpump: Now
Lisa’s style has been described as English glam, which is perfectly epitomized by this pussy-bow blouse and blazer (imagine her saying those words in her signature accent). Meanwhile her makeup has remained more or less the same over the years (maybe she uses more highlighter now), but she’s clearly put a bit more effort into her tresses, which seem longer and shinier than ever.
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Brandi Glanville: Then
If you’ve got it, flaunt it. That seemed to be Brandi’s MO when she hit the scene in season two as a friend of the Housewives and the other women made fun of her for pairing crutches with high heels. Back then Brandi definitely wasn’t afraid to wear revealing outfits that showed off her bod, and she typically chose them in softer, feminine hues.
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Brandi Glanville: Now
These days Brandi is wearing as much drama as ever (sorry Denise) but she’s also glammed up her look to include heavier eye makeup, longer hair, and more up-dos. Many of her red-carpet looks still show off those gorgeous gams of hers, but she also seems to be choosing outfits with a bit more coverage on top to balance the look out.
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Camille Grammer: Then
As one of the original Housewives, Camille’s wealth was staggering (remember those four nannies, guys?!). And she totally looked the part. Her expensive wardrobe was always paired with glamourous jewels, perfectly kept hair, and neutral pink makeup that highlighted all of her best natural features.
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Camille Grammer: Now
These days Camille may no longer be a permanent fixture on the series, but she still pops in every now and again to help stir up the drama. As for her style? Those pops of sparkle are definitely present with her wardrobe and jewels. Meanwhile her side-parted blonde hair is decidedly longer, and she’s wearing more makeup around the eyes. The bronzed skin tone evens it all out, making her look as rich as ever. This is Beverly Hills, after all.