It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when the agents of Selling Sunset started confusing a day in the office with The Met Gala, but lately these women are serving looks like their real estate license depends on it. From the moment Amanza bounced on screen with her Chanel basketball, a bedazzled line was drawn in the sand: Screw business casual, bring on the Balenciussy. My favorite part of watching the show has quickly become imagining how my co-workers would react if I borrowed one of Adrianna Lima’s diamond-encrusted bras for a team lunch. That is if I could pry it out Chelsea Lazkani’s acrylic claws since she’s seemingly applied the mantra “no shirt, no problem” to corporate America.
Crafting an acceptable work fit out of real-life clothes is a tedious enough task for us mere civilians. Where in the world does Empanada Emma find the time to run a vegan empire, sell houses and audition to be the fourth Hadid sister? If thirsty cast-member-to-be Cassandra expects to fit in with these girls, she better hope Heather lets her borrow an embellished blazer or two while she’s out on maternity leave.
To celebrate a seventh season of daily glam that costs more than my rent, here are 10 show stop-stopping ensembles ranked from HR-friendly to spicy enough to shut down the VMAs red carpet.
Starting off nice and easy, Bre almost passes the HR check with her standard business lady suit. That is until she threw on this sexy leather studded harness on top. Fashionable? Yes. Freak-in-the-sheets energy in front of Heather’s client? Also yes.
This list simply would not be complete without honorable mention to Amanza Smith, who has taken it upon herself to pick up the office fashion killer torch from where Christine dropped it when she left. Her fit to meet Chrishell one-on-one after their confrontation at The Goldstein Mansion incorporates an impressive amount of ostentation: a black and blue graffiti blazer over a white mesh top, checkered bike shorts, and red socks paired with stilettos. Not to mention one of *many* pairs of shiny fingerless gloves she whips out this season. Amanza says she feels like a gazelle but it’s actually giving fierce Willy Wonka — watch out Timmy.
The G is for Gangster
It’s almost like Chrishell knew Jason was going to deliver bad news about his child bride — I mean girlfriend — Marilou, when she showed up to work in a yassified version of something Al Capone would wear. It’s not personal, Jason…it’s business. While this sparkly pinstripe suit is certainly one of the more conservative items on the list, it’s definitely more razzle dazzle than business as usual and probably also a fire hazard.
And The Oscar Goes to
If Amanza is invited to next year’s Vanity Fair Oscars After Party, she already has the perfect outfit lined up. In fact, she could probably host the ceremony in the glittery black tux she wears to meet Chelsea at Brett’s listing, only made sparklier with that massive Balenciaga jewelry set. Many of her coworkers accuse Amanza of being messy this season, but at least it wasn’t always aesthetically.
When Nikki Glaser arrives at the Oppenheim Group to find her dream home, she’s greeted not only by Brett’s attempt at stand-up comedy, but what I can only describe as Mary’s conception of real estate broker meets 1920s flapper. I’m lowkey impressed by her styling here between the dangly pearl necklace and feathered mini-skirt. I mean, who doesn’t want an outfit that can transition from the office in the daytime to a Great Gatsby themed party at night?
If you’re a dedicated Selling Sunset viewer, I’m sure you were patiently waiting for Chelsea’s appearance on this list. Don’t worry — she is a repeat offender (or contender, depending on how you look at it) now that we’ve reached the NSFW portion. Her sashay into the O group’s now former HQ in cutout denim coveralls with only a blinged-out bra underneath was louder than any of the many times she’s rung the bell.
Every ‘90s baby can appreciate the iconic fashion bible that is Clueless, but I’m not sure most of us would be brave enough to cosplay Amber at our nine to five. I would invite Emma for a rewatch over empanadas and champagne any day (obviously so I could steal that fur-lined corset top and not wear it in front of the people who sign my paychecks).
I have to laugh imagining Brett’s inner monologue when he meets up with his employees who wear less clothing at multi-million dollar listings in the Hollywood Hills than Marilou wears to the beach. Chelsea’s pink sequined bikini set would genuinely feel more at home at the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show but at least she added a standard white button down over top to provide the illusion of professionalism, right?
Classic LBD… Emphasis on the “L”
In a scene where Bre is wearing a hot pink bandeau as a shirt, and Emma is sporting a midriff-baring nude illusion number, leave it to Chelsea to blow them both out of the water with a braided little black dress that leaves very little to the imagination. While it may be a wee bit much for a business meeting with a middle aged agent named Sean, it’s the perfect look for a casual date night…if you’re dating a millionaire who lives in a 41,000 square foot home.
The Super Spicy Girls
The best thing about this show is that all the ladies know the cardinal rule: She who wears the most insane look gets the most camera time in group scenes. Standing in their new office space, who could focus on Jason’s elaborate plans for $40K pool tables when his team showed up looking like America’s newest girl-boss-girl-group? It’s literally a TUESDAY! Even Jason is serving a little something something in his teeny tiny tailored vest. This crew works hard for their money, but their stylists work even harder.