Bethenny Frankel’s ‘Skinnygirl’ Clothes Are Too Much of a Good Thing

bethenny frankelBethenny Frankel can do a lot of things. She can ice skate, make a bangin' low-cal margarita, stage lost-at-sea dramas, and come up with some pretty hilarious one-liners. She's a talented woman with a lot to offer, but her latest venture into loungewear is a little ... weird. I mean, would you want to wear a shirt with the word "Skinnygirl" across the chest? Or pants with "Skinnygirl" on the thigh? I sure don't. Bethenny's made some awesome products in her day, but this line of clothes misses the mark big time.


The collection features a tank, a t-shirt, and yoga pants all in black. The copy says they're great for lounging around or running errands, but I'm not buying it. I can't picture myself grocery shopping in Skinnygirl pants. I'd look ridiculous wearing them and filling up my cart with Cheetos and ice cream. Huh. Wait a second. Maybe that's Bethenny's point. Maybe she wants her clothes to shame us into living the Skinnygirl life, which obviously has nothing to do with fried corn bits covered in neon orange powered cheese. But I want my clothes to make me feel good, not guilty, don't you?

Bethenny's not the only New York Housewife who's ventured into the fashion world: ex-cast-mates Kelly Bensimon has a shoe line and Jill Zarin's got a shape-wear collection. Obviously Bethenny's Skinnygirl line is the biggest of any housewife brand -- it's got booze, juice cleanses, beauty products, weight management and energy supplements, the list goes on -- but this new addition of gym wear, while on brand, just doesn't make sense. Because the last thing I want people reading on my clothes is Skinnygirl. I feel like it's just begging for judgement.

What do you think of Bethenny's loungewear?


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