Atlanta ranked #7 in Travel + Leisure’s list of “America’s Worst-Dressed People,” and the Real Housewives of Atlanta are to thank.
“If the flashy reality-TV stars of The Real Housewives of Atlanta are at all indicative of how the rest of Atlanta dresses, it’s no wonder our readers ranked it as America’s No. 7 least-stylish city,” the travel mag’s site sniffs. “Hotlanta has one of the highest per capita incomes of any southern city, but as the TV show illustrates and the saying goes: money can’t buy taste.”
Come on, five Housewives drag a whole city down? And while the ladies’ antics may be a bit extreme on occasion they usually manage to frock up pretty well in our opinion. Here’s a great photo of Cynthia Bailey, who’s a model and a cast member, strutting her stuff with husband Peter and Simone the poodle at the recent Doggies on the Catwalk fundraiser. The event was held recently at Room and Board and benefited PALS Atlanta, a charity that provides basic vet care and food to the companion animals of Atlantans with serious illnesses.
Other cities on the list include Salt Lake City, drubbed for its “squeaky clean” fashion sense; San Antonio, which the list noted “is known for rodeos, not runways;” Portland, Maine, which “isn’t where you come to try on cutting-edge clothing.” (No, it’s wear you go to wear fisherman sweaters and duck boots; the city is half an hour from the L.L. Bean flagship store in Freeport, Maine).
Orlando also makes the list, which seems a bit unfair, since tourists dressed for comfort accounted for its No. 4 spot.
But back to Atlanta. Do we deserve to get dinged for our fashion sense?
- Jennifer Brett/The Buzzfirstname.lastname@example.org