Best RHONJ Reunion Looks Ever

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I am so happy that the Real Housewives of New Jersey are back on my small screen. Between the familiar ties that have been cut, the new relationships, and the switching of alliances, a lot is going down. But as we are only two episodes into Season 14, I need a little more to take the edge off. So, in honor of the newest season, I did a deep dive throughout the years to figure out which were the best reunion looks of the Garden State. Now, fair warning: you won’t see the OG on my list, and that is okay! Here is what I found. Let me know if you agree. 


I had to go all the way back into the vault for this Danielle Staub reunion look, but goodness, it was worth it. Even though this might not have been one of the most glam Garden State looks, it was an honest representation of the time. In 2010, the ribbed tank top and short, sparkle skirt were in. Danielle sported a hoof-like heel to add insult to injury, which could be seen all over Hoboken in those days. It was all the rage down the Jersey Shore, and the outfit frankly screamed “New Jersey,” making it one of the most iconic looks of all time. 


Dolores Catania’s Season 13 look wowed me. It actually left my jaw on the floor when she waltzed onto the stage. Instead of seeing the muscle of New Jersey in front of me, I saw a prima ballerina heading into her big night. Dolo walked with poise as she embraced her curves in the periwinkle gown. The dress came from Jovani (Yes, that JOVANVI!) And it was nice of Dorinda Medley to lend the famed dress designer to a fellow tri-state housewife. Nothing could bring Dolores down from her cloud because she looked that good. 

Dolores usually wears very low-key garments and never really goes over the top. The mother of two’s style is easy to admire, and she often wears each dress with class. Even though Dolores isn’t technically the star of the show, she often shines without having to do much, clearly making many of the women jealous of her taste. 


Pre Melissa Gorga’s alleged nose job, Season 4 showed the mother of three in a two-tone cut-out mini. Between the ballerina pink and gold shoulder, the dress just popped. Season 4 was way before all the major glam squads, and it showed Melissa in her natural beauty. With a gold sparkle belt and cleavage for days, Melissa was a stunner. The dress was adorned in sequins, and even though it looked like Mel might have almost been matching Teresa Giudice, the sister-in-law wore it best. 

Over the years, Missy G has tried a little bit of everything. On some of her very first reunions, she chose to go business casual with a crew neck. For Season 5, Melissa wore a coral gown with a high slit up the leg.


The Macbeth Collection founder always shows up and shows out, so it makes sense that there was a tie for her best look. Margaret Josephs rocked the Season 9 reunion in a bedazzled jumpsuit. The fashionistas decided to emulate her tagline from the same season: “One side will make you laugh, and one side will make you cry.” The garment was two-toned, and the gem colors revealed Margaret’s natural features. The silhouette also hugged Marge in all the right places. 

Season 13 showed Margaret in a dark navy blue dress with her platinum blonde hair in a high bun. The tulle at the bottom added some much-needed dimension, while the corset at the top showed a sense of sophistication. If I had anywhere to be that required me to be that fancy, I might have stolen this look. 

With such a firecracker Season 14 ahead, I am looking forward to seeing what the ladies bring to the reunion this year. Here’s hoping the outfits are all to die for. 

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