Heather Gay’s $150 ‘RHOSLC’ Reunion Dress Is Relatable Despite Critics Calling It ‘Tacky’

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is one of Bravo’s newest shows. A series that is a part of the long-running Real Housewives franchise, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City (RHOSLC) has introduced a number of interesting new personalities to pop culture. From Jen Shah to Mary Crosby, the featured stars on RHOSLC have certainly given fans a lot to talk about. Most recently, some of the stars of the show gathered for a reunion special, and in the days that followed, viewers have had a lot to say about the outfits worn by the women—in particular, Heather Gay and her surprisingly affordable gown.

‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ reunion special ignited a lot of fan conversation

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City reunion special recently aired, with the stars of the show sitting down with showrunner Andy Cohen to discuss the happenings on the hit Bravo series. Not only did the stars talk about all the drama that went down on the previous season of RHOSLC, but they also gave fans some insight into what lies ahead for future episodes.

While the absence of Mary Crosby was one of the hot topics that spawned from the reunion special, many fans had a lot to say about the featured fashion. Notably, the women of the Real Housewives franchise are known for bringing high style to the masses, always wearing interesting and innovative looks. In fact, even before the special aired, viewers had a lot to say about the outfits that the stars of RHOSLC wore, based on social media sneak peeks.

Heather Gay wore an affordable gown in the ‘RHOSLC’ reunion

On January 13, the fan page @bravohousewives on Instagram shared a sneak peek of the reunion outfits worn by the cast members of RHOSLC. While the post asked for fans to name their favorite look, many viewers did not appreciate the clothes that the housewives wore.

One critic wrote “WHO IS DRESSING THESE PPL! I mean come on with this fashion already!” Another said “Don’t like a single one! Weird.” The Instagram account @queensofbravo posted a similar collage of reunion outfits, with fans leaving comments like “Was the theme ‘dress your worst’?”

Memes started making the rounds on social media, with some fans comparing Jen Shah’s purple feathered gown to the character Yzma from the Disney film The Emperor’s New Groove. Out of all the outfits, however, it is Gay’s off-the-shoulder blue dress that ignited the biggest social media firestorm. According to Heavy, Gay’s dress can be found on David’s Bridal website for only $150. 

What did viewers say about Heather Gay’s discount reunion dress?

'The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City' star Heather Gay on 'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen'
‘RHOSLC’ star, Heather Gay | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images

Certainly, Gay’s discount dress isn’t the norm for housewives fashion. Many fans are used to seeing the reality stars rock expensive looks that can only be found on designer racks.

Fans have mixed opinions on Gay’s dress, with The Sun noting that some fans commented things like “I love heather but she’s dressed like the mother of the bride.” Others called the dress “tacky” and “hideous.”

Some had good things to say about Gay’s dress, though, with one comment on the @queensofbravo post noting “Heather is the only one who looks good – classic timeless.” Another wrote “Heather is giving mother of the bride…but I also love it.” Clearly, some fans are open to the introduction of inexpensive fashion in the Real Housewives franchise, even if they also love the glamour that has become so enmeshed in the culture of the series. 

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